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rammad90

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No one back to the basket move...Iso on the perimeter., 3 pt sbots and drives in transition
HE might have been good in HS or whatever level this is in the video. However, his handles are good enough to allow him to be more than a catch and shoot guy if he were to take his game away from the basket.

He is at the moment ever turnover prone. Maybe what Mike and crew are doing are rebuilding his game inside out in hopes that he reach his full potential.

Remember we have an entire roster of perimeter guys who can put it on the deck and get to the hoop as well a lot better than he can.
 

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HE might have been good in HS or whatever level this is in the video. However, his handles are good enough to allow him to be more than a catch and shoot guy if he were to take his game away from the basket.

He is at the moment ever turnover prone. Maybe what Mike and crew are doing are rebuilding his game inside out in hopes that he reach his full potential.

Remember we have an entire roster of perimeter guys who can put it on the deck and get to the hoop as well a lot better than he can.

That's my point. They are trying fit a square peg into a round hole by trying to turn him into a post player. Jalen isn't a post player; he developed his game face up guy. Historically tried it with similar players (Gilmore and Ward to name a couple) and failed.

The video is from "The skills factory", which plays a national prep schedule (Oak Hill, Monteverde, Dematha, IMG etc) so Jalen displayed face up skills displayed in my previous post are against alot of top 100 4 and 5* players now at power 5 schools.

The coaching staff has had an actual big man coach, Brent Scott, on for 6 years. If Coach Rhoades wants to play inside out then he and his staff need to go after bigs who already play back to the basket. Give Coach some bigs who already have rudimentary back to the basket skills.


Off the top of my head: NIgel John, 6'8 245, 2022 first team JUCO All-American, now at Arkansas Littlerock. He was on VCU's radar for 3 years.




He's averaging 8 ppg in first few games. Not eye popping up right now but a much better higher ceiling because NIgel John is back to the basket big with an advanced post game.

Power drop step, turn around jumper, finish with authority at the rim and low center of gravity and strength needed to hold his post position needed to receive entry passes and make his move.

If VCU wants Jalen to succeed then they need to let him play to his strengths. ISO him on the wing where he can face him up and measure his defender and use his quickness, to get by his defender to the basket...making him post up nullifies his skills. He doesn't have the post up game or strength to be effective back to the basket. That's one the reasons that he's turning the ball over at such a high clip. Bigger stronger bigs are ripping the ball away from him when he makes his post up move..
 
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