2020-21 Roster Analysis

CajunCrimson

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I remember reading where Oats likes to have 4 scorers on the floor at once. With Herb not being a major scoring threat, can we assume that impacts who is on the floor with him ?

Petty and Shack. Q and Primo are both scorers. So that leaves your most point productive big man with him. Is that Bruner?

This should be insanely fun. This is UK style depth. Anxious to see it play out
 

imauafan

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The chatter going around is that Herb has greatly improved his shooting. The team is working with Noah basketball which, as I understand it, gives real-time feedback to players on what they did wrong so that they become better shooters. I've always thought Herb's biggest issues were confidence and lack of strength. If I remember correctly he was the first of his super freshmen class (Sexton, Petty, Herb, Reese) to hit a 3 point shot in his very first game against Memphis. He had some good scoring moments (OU game that same year) but they were not consistent. He needed to add some strength to be able to drive the lane and take the ball to the hoop without getting swatted away. We saw some improvements last year with Herb on the offensive side but he was injured so much that I don't think it was as obvious as it could have been. If he remains injury free this season Herb can have a great season all around.
 

BAMAVILLE

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I remember reading where Oats likes to have 4 scorers on the floor at once. With Herb not being a major scoring threat, can we assume that impacts who is on the floor with him ?

Petty and Shack. Q and Primo are both scorers. So that leaves your most point productive big man with him. Is that Bruner?

This should be insanely fun. This is UK style depth. Anxious to see it play out
Yep ... we should have a starting 5 night-in-and-out that can score at all 5 positions. Very NBA-esque. We may very possibly have 10+ players that will fit that bill this season. If everything goes well, we could possibly see a rotation of 5 guys who start and get the lead, and 5-6 guys off the bench that come in and keep the lead.
 
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