Aaron Thompson - 2017 Point Guard (Signed)

Discussion in 'Current Butler Players' started by Jared Grubbs, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. bd5

    bd5 Administrator Staff Member

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    I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about... ;)
     
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  2. Jared Grubbs

    Jared Grubbs Administrator Staff Member

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    First off thanks for getting up. And then how do we both have the exact same typo on consecutive games? Of the school name. I think something is rigged here.


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  3. ButlerNut

    ButlerNut Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    The typo for the DePaul game led to a shooting bonanza in the 1st half and a game the Dawgs were in total control of throughout. Maybe BD5 was just attempting to re-create that performance!
     
  4. dawgs2014

    dawgs2014 Well-Known Member

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    Sure, but why spend your finite amount time practicing something you have to be far more than 50% better at to have an equal effect?

    In addition to being worth far more points, 3pt attempts spread out the defense, and create more offensive rebound opportunities than midrange shores.

    There’s simply no probable way an ineffective shooter could become basically twice as good of a shooter from 15-18 feet than he would be from 20.


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  5. Jared Grubbs

    Jared Grubbs Administrator Staff Member

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    Even if he can become Nored from 3 point range it would help the offense tremendously. He doesn’t have to be a great shooter, he just needs to be a threat to shoot it if left wide open. Anything over 30% would be helpful.


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  6. ButlerNut

    ButlerNut Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Agree. Just being not afraid to shoot an open 3 (and hopefully hitting 30%) would keep the defense a bit more honest. In the last few games, when AT has the ball outside the 3 point line, his defender is inside the paint, completely ignoring the threat of a shot.
     
  7. jal8908

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    I'd also like to see us make teams pay a little bit more for that by using him as the screener for Kelan/Kamar/Paul. Force them to stop sagging so much or give up wide open jumpers. We've done it some, but not nearly enough.
     
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  8. ButlerNut

    ButlerNut Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    When using him as the screener, his defender just sags off the screen and picks up Kelan/Kamar/Paul until their player can recover. AT's defender leaves him alone knowing he won't pop out and hit a 3 while open.
     
  9. ConnersvilleBulldog

    ConnersvilleBulldog Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Having AT set screens for shooters does one of two things:
    1.) If AT's man is sagging into the paint just playing centerfield (like some teams have done) then he's not necessarily in a position to hedge on the screen until his teammate can recover. So whoever is coming off the screen has a step or two on their defender.
    2.) If AT's man adjusts and comes out further so he can help out on the screen, it at least opens the middle back up for our guards to be able to drive.

    So either way, usually something productive comes from it.
     
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  10. seadawg

    seadawg Well-Known Member

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    The most efficient way to use AT is as a driver and distributor when the team is using a normal set. He nearly always makes good decisions. In a perfect world it would be wonderful if he was shooter. BU currently has 5 long distance shooters. Foul troubles have somewhat limited AT's minutes yet he has still managed to lead this team assists. AT can be a valuable screener but because of his lack of shooting prowess and his physical nature, that should done down on the block for cutters. At this point he is not a pick and pop threat which probably why LJ is not using him much in that capacity. I for one, feel he will develop a serviceable outside shot given time, along with consistently finishing at the rim. BU is extremely fortunate to have a player of this quality especially one that understands his limitations as a freshmen.
     
  11. ButlerNut

    ButlerNut Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I don't think any of us are upset we have AT. I have seen his value to the team. Especially when it allows KB to play the 2 position.
     
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  12. seadawg

    seadawg Well-Known Member

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    I realize we are nitpicking due to the layoff. All the points made are valid. My rose colored glasses only let me see the positives.
     
  13. bumba

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    Agree, if he would be aggressive it could create fouls and allow him to distribute to guys like Wideman & Fowler who need help creating their shot. I'd love to see him take advantage of other teams when they sag on defense and drive it straight to the rim.
     
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  14. bmradio99

    bmradio99 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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  15. Hinkle

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    Pitt is mostly god awful because their offense is historically bad for a high major team (I seriously wonder if any high major has been as lowly rated as them on offense since Kenpom began). AT wasn't going to help much on that end this year.
     
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  16. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

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    Pitt made a huge mistake with changing out their coach.
     
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  17. JCA 2013

    JCA 2013 Active Member

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    Their real mistake is who they picked! Also Jamie Dixon left Pitt for TCU. Pitt didn't have a lot of say in it.
     
  18. bmradio99

    bmradio99 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Was surprised by this bit from the article:
    The Panthers rank 237th in KenPom.com's adjusted efficiency rankings. They're 255th in ESPN's Basketball Power Index. If not for California, Pitt would be the worst power-conference team in the country by a vast margin, and even the Bears have two Pac-12 wins.
     
  19. bmradio99

    bmradio99 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    As I recall he was run out of there. I think Pitt had plenty to say in the matter...just not on paper.

    That said...yeah, Kevin Stallings was a pretty bad choice.
     
  20. BoyGeoff

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    They sure did


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