- Mar 5, 2012
Two things about Bones tonight that show me he's going to be really good. First, He is very hard to speed up and force bad decisions. The mistakes at the end tonight are typical freshmen mistakes. The rest of the game he was calm, confident, and in control of himself. Second. When they pressed, he beat it to score. Most freshmen pg's beat the press, get over the half court line and look to pass it. He went downhill and very calmly and smoothly laid it in. Towards the end of the season, you are going to see leads increase when he's in as opposed to just treading water until the starters come back.Or, a freshman in his third game ever is lining up across from one of the better PGs (a literal man) and backcourts in the country during the last 2 mins of a nationally televised game that means the world to almost 8,000 lunatics in the gym and another 20,000 or so watching......a little tentativeness in that situation is understandable.
I’ll give Mike a tip of the cap for giving him the shot at that moment and Bones the nod for the otherwise solid performance. Tough time now will make for a tougher player later in the season.