Discussion in 'Butler Basketball' started by UDDawg, Mar 26, 2018.
Jay Wright apparently really likes Butler: https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketbal...ketball-villanova-coach-jay-wright-talks-team
Starts at the 16:40 mark
The season can't start soon enough. So pumped to see KB, PJ, AT, McD and Tucker.
26:40 is where he does his predictions.
I don't really remember AT being turnover prone. Was that an issue for us last year?
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More at the beginning of the year than end. The only game I can recall was the Maryland game, but that was like the second game of the year, and his going back home game, so obviously was a little pumped up.
Since his usage was so low last year, there were only 4 games last year in which he had more than 3 turnovers. If he takes more shots this year, that turnover rate will automatically go down, but it would be good for him to reduce his turnovers, as his assist rate was roughly the same as his turnover rate, whereas someone like Tyler Lewis in the 16-17 season was still a pass-first point guard, but his assist rate was more than double his turnover rate that year. AT doesn't need to be that good, but improvement will undoubtedly mean good things for him and Butler.
The stats I see for AT is slightly better than 2 to 1 assist/turnover ratio. Not too shabby for a freshmen. He led the team in assists.
And if he doesn't turn the ball over as much his turnover rate will go down assuming his assists go up
The first 6 games of the preseason have times posted now on Butlersports.com
Actually they are all there now except for St Louis and the Florida game
Pretty sure his turnover rate will go down if he doesn't turn the ball over as much even if his assists stay the same. Also, his PPG will go up if he scores more points per game.
And win or lose his efficiency will improve irregardless of his usage rate
Didn’t see whether it’s been posted or not yet, but full schedule up on Butlersports.
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Good news: Creighton won’t have $1 beer night vs us. Bad news: we still play them on a Friday night when the students will still be well hydrated
Aloha and sorry if this has been posted already....Kauai seems to cut the cord
Medcalf's rankings seem fair...Especially if one or more of a Fowler/Brunk/David/ Baddley take a step forward, #s 12-23 evoke little fear, obvious ACC SEC ESPN man crush for ratings....although I do think Cuse will be tough... Interesting no mention of JTucker? Undoubtedly shoulders some scoring. How many days until those Dragons from Tiffin roll into Indy?
My projections for the starting 5:
First off the bench:
First off bench:
I don't know if Golden or Hastings redshirt, but it'll be interesting to see where they and JGB get minutes this year. This team is deep on the wings, but my concern is how much scoring talent is on this team once you get past Baldwin and Tucker, as well as whether or not they'll be able to rebound from the forward positions to be able to get out and run like Coach Jordan wants to.
I'm really interested in seeing David's jump from last year to this year. He's healthy now, no brace, he could be the sneaky piece we've been missing. I'd love to have Tucker and David at 6'7 on the wings together.
I think a lot will depend on the intangibles JT can bring to the table beyond his shooting ability and whether CD has regained his confidence. I would expect both will share court time together.
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