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Evans 18 50.00%
Washington 3 8.33%
Broome 5 13.89%
Cumberland 9 25.00%
Clark 1 2.78%
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Old 07-20-2017, 10:57 PM   #31
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This is how I feel. Would love him to take off but it's rare that someone that is somewhat passive all the sudden "takes over" and makes it his team. It could happen but it's rare
I agree. But it's not just that he's passive. It's just that we are Bearcats fans. We think our player will make a big jump. Often fans thinks that about a player on their team. We can't just assume he's going to jump 10-20 spots. But I certainly hope so. As far as being passive. If it was his senior year, it would be more likely that the light bulb would come on and he would take the bull by the horns and become the leader of the team.

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Old 07-21-2017, 10:35 AM   #32
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This is how I feel. Would love him to take off but it's rare that someone that is somewhat passive all the sudden "takes over" and makes it his team. It could happen but it's rare
I think its unfair to call Jacob Passive.

Was he passive in some games? yes. But that Marshall game where he had that 3 point dagger wasn't passive at all.


Sean Kilpatrick wasn't passive. But he also didn't have the option to be passive. He had zero scoring talent around him his senior year.

Evans is a smart efficient team player. He has the talent to lead a team but also knows, he doesn't have to jack up bad shots because he has good teammates around him.

I mean, I think he needs to get more aggressive driving the ball and I know he can do it, I just think its a confidence thing. He needs to drive on the catch like Jarron does. If he does that, its all he needs to be a 5 tool kinda player.

His defense is downright amazing.
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:56 AM   #33
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I think its unfair to call Jacob Passive.

Was he passive in some games? yes. But that Marshall game where he had that 3 point dagger wasn't passive at all.


Sean Kilpatrick wasn't passive. But he also didn't have the option to be passive. He had zero scoring talent around him his senior year.

Evans is a smart efficient team player. He has the talent to lead a team but also knows, he doesn't have to jack up bad shots because he has good teammates around him.

I mean, I think he needs to get more aggressive driving the ball and I know he can do it, I just think its a confidence thing. He needs to drive on the catch like Jarron does. If he does that, its all he needs to be a 5 tool kinda player.

His defense is downright amazing.
I just don't want Evans passing up shots. And I don't mind if he shoots a ton of 3s in the halfcourt. He hasn't been all Tha successful driving against a set defense. I'd rather have him as a jumpshooter who gets his looks around the rim by way of transition, cutting without the ball, and offensive rebounds.
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Old 07-21-2017, 12:04 PM   #34
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I just don't want Evans passing up shots. And I don't mind if he shoots a ton of 3s in the halfcourt. He hasn't been all Tha successful driving against a set defense. I'd rather have him as a jumpshooter who gets his looks around the rim by way of transition, cutting without the ball, and offensive rebounds.
If we want to isolate Evans, then he needs to be decisive. But in general, him putting the ball on the floor a bunch and having a low success rate of getting to the hoop is something that can stall the offense.

Caupain won't be around for late clock situations for the first time in any of these guys' careers. Evans needs to have the mindset of hitting shots over and over and over again. Get big in the moment. He's an experienced upperclassman now, who has more natural talent than anyone on the floor most of the time. If he can break through to a higher level, we're Top 10.
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Old 07-25-2017, 06:37 AM   #35
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Really don't think Evans is passive. I think people want to put him in a spot that his game is not quite suited for yet. He really isn't the guy who I want the ball in his hands with the shot clock running down. Now if it is in the flow of the offense that is another thing. But as a guy like SK, he isn't that guy who is going to get to the rim or get fouled. This year that guy will be Broome. He will be your classic drive and dish point guard who will also run it up the floor. What will be interesting for me this year is can the older Cats who have played in a slow down set offense make the transition to a up tempo run always offense. Clark, Washington and others will be running at a pace they haven't seen at this point.
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:07 AM   #36
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I actually think I want Cumberland with the ball on late clock possessions. He is fearless in those last few seconds
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Old 07-25-2017, 12:56 PM   #37
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I actually think I want Cumberland with the ball on late clock possessions. He is fearless in those last few seconds
I could agree with that but I really need to see him do it this year. Last year the defense was not looking for him and I feel he may have benefited from attention being applied elsewhere. I also want to see how he is coming along athleticly.
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