What will solve the woes for the Maine men's basketball team

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Re: What will solve the woes for the Maine men's basketball

Postby mainejeff » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:46 am

Barron brought in Moss, Larsson, El Darwich & Yagodin (who was injured but seems like a solid player who will contribute)......not all "freshmen" per se......but impact players!
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Re: What will solve the woes for the Maine men's basketball

Postby Justabasketballfan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:27 am

Good points, mainejeff.
Barron's strength is finding foreign players.
El Darwich, Larsson both look like they'll be part of positive direction of our program.
The jury is still out on Yagodin, obviously.

Clearly, I'm not sold on Moss ... poor shot, small, below-average defender.
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Re: What will solve the woes for the Maine men's basketball

Postby Carl Parker » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:47 pm

The big thing that makes Terion so successful is he does not turn the ball over, I agree he needs to improve his shooting and I believe he will. He is a better defender than he gets credit for and as he gains experience and gets stronger he will be just fine. He has allowed El Darwich to play off the ball and the result is El Darwich has become a better scorer. Terion is not flashy but he does little things that coaches love and makes teammates better.
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Re: What will solve the woes for the Maine men's basketball

Postby Justabasketballfan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:11 pm

From what I've seen of Moss ... below-average defender and a mediocre, at best, shooter.
Tough for a point guard, in this era, who doesn't shoot well. It allows the defense, basically, to play 5-on-4.
He's undersized, so that doesn't help his defense.
Very good h.s. player, albeit against mediocre competition.

Agree that he doesn't turn it over much. But, what he actually does when he has the ball is far more important.
He plays 27+ minutes per game, but two teammates (a forward and an off-guard) both have far more assists.

I still need to be convinced that he's a Division 1 player in the sense where he's a quality contributor. He needs to do much more than just not commit turnovers.
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Re: What will solve the woes for the Maine men's basketball

Postby waltwhite » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:28 pm

Shoot more three pointers! The Golden State Warriors shoot a ton... and they are doing OK.
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