First of all, Leonard,Lenny7169 wrote: ↑Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:48 amAnti-Homer wrote: ↑Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:44 pmI agree his shoulder injury has something to do with his bad shooting, but what’s your point? If a QB hurts his shoulder, do you think he should just sling bombs, even if he throws 5 INTs? Does his injury give him a perpetual “Get out of Jail Free Card?” His injury makes his sot selection that much more perplexing. He did shoot well during BE play from 3 land last year. However, based on his historical numbers, I think that was an anomaly. I wish that wasn’t the case, but it was hardly a large sample size. He was a poor shooter in high school as well. Without looking, I would guess that he already has shot more treys this year than all of BE play last year. He is playing low IQ ball on offense, and his 3 point shot is his defender’s best friend. Until he shoots over 35%, he needs to limit his treys to 1 or 2 wide open step in shots per game, and only when they have a comfortable lead.Lenny7169 wrote: ↑Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:08 amIn regards to those who continue to criticize our point guard, give it a break. How quickly some may forget. Q shot 30 percent from 3 last year. Q also had almost no offseason workouts or shoot arounds going into the 17-18 season . He had surgery and was out the entire off season. Guess what happened come big east play. Our sophomore point guard shot just under 40 percent. Nothing to write home about but I would take that out of any sophomore pg with q’s ability to get to the rim. Unfortunately for Q, misfortune struck again and he hurt his shooting shoulder this year. Yes, his shot selection at times is hard to cope with, but in order to get this team to tourney caliber, we NEED q to knock down outside shots, in order to take full advantage of his ability to dribble drive. Believe it or not, Mr Goodin is NOT a bad shooter. Ask anyone with real knowledge of his abilities. He’s dealing with some head issues because of that shoulder, but you beat that by watching a few go in. It will take some time, but he will find it. Keep shooting young man, keep shooting.
My point is exactly your response. Clearly, You have no idea what you are talking about, nor does anyone else who wants to harp on a YOUNG MAN who made some poor shot selections and then talk about his basketball IQ. Yes indeed sir, in order to get your confidence back and trust your shot in BASKETBALL, you need to make shots. As a coach, I’ve witnessed this “phenomenon” quite a few times. Yes, we need Q to find that confidence, because guess what happens when he starts making them and defenders have to respect his shot? You don’t know? Ask Tre and JP how much fun they had wide open as he drove to the basket. I probably don’t need to continue, but I have to ask. Who told you he was a poor shooter in high school?Wikipedia? Did you scout him in high school or is this based off an article you read online? I went to quite a few of his games, and I can assure he you, he was the best shooter on the court more times than not. Lastly, I probably don’t need to say it, but did you really just compare a 3 point shot to a football being flung through the air? You just questioned Goodin’s basketball IQ, and you lob that out there afterwards? Have you ever heard the story about apples and oranges? Go back to Wikipedia and study up before posting such absurdities.
The fact that you assume that letting Q shoot clanker after clanker until he “finds his shot”, despite his inability to consistently hit shots beyond 3 feet, will eventually part the lanes like they did for Tre and JP, is indicative of your illogical conclusion. Tre & JP were recruited as prolific shooters. The lanes were parted once they arrived on campus. Q was recruited as a slashing scorer. He was given 3 feet of space to shoot treys when he came to X. I suspect you misidentified Q with another player when you watched him play. It’s not uncommon. I remember watching Kenny Frease as a freshman, and confused him as another former post player for X, Obi Harris.
As an avid Muskie fan and Board Moderator, it was both my desire and obligation to find out what kind of recruit Q when he was being recruited by X. With all due respect, I value the assessment of people whose job it is to scout recruits more than a subjective fan, who apparently references Wikipedia to validate his assessment, versus Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and other pseudo sources. I didn’t even realize Wikipedia rated cbb recruits. I wonder how they rate our incoming class for 19’?
Also, I never said Q should stop shooting. However, his poor shot selection throughout the Auburn game, particularly in consecutive possessions with two minutes left in the game, played a role in X not winning (where he was 3-19 from the field I believe). Do you agree? I respectfully think that was not the time to work out his shooting woes. Miami, once they reached a 15 point lead, would have been the time, though his 3 point shooting didn’t show any improvement.
BTW, the fact that you can’t grasp the applicability of comparing an injured player in two different sports speaks volumes. The common theme is an injury which impairs their ability to execute a shot, or pass. If it still doesn’t sink in after 5 seconds, please disregard the latter. I don’t want you to start bleeding uncontrollably from both ears.
Leonard, I hope to meet you at a game, or perhaps at one of Muskieman’s Stratego tournaments. I am eager to hear about the story of apples and oranges, though it will be hard pressed to beat the one about papayas and mangos. For the record, I'm still a big Q fan. I just wish he would emphasize an I befoe the Q.