Scrimmage Stats and Thoughts (LONG POST)

Just thought I would put up all 4 scrimmage statistics so we can get a better idea of what happened and then ill give a couple thoughts just to spark discussion. Enjoy.

Organization: FGM-FGA FG% 3PM-3PA 3P% FTM-FTA FT% Reb Ast TO Blk Stl Pts

Terone Johnson: 15-31, 48%, 4-11, 36%, 14-19, 74%, 8, 6, 6, 0, 0, 48

Ronnie Johnson: 19-35, 54%, 2-6, 33%, 7-12, 58%, 8, 10, 7, 0, 5, 47

Bryson Scott: 10-28, 36%, 0-4, 0%, 21-25, 84%, 7, 12, 11, 2, 5, 41

Kendall Stephens: 9-18, 50%, 5-11, 45%, 4-4, 100%, 14, 6, 2, 0, 3, 27

Sterling Carter: 10-20, 50%, 7-13, 54%, 0-0, 0%, 5, 1, 5, 1, 2, 27

Basil Smotherman: 9-13, 69%, 2-3, 67%, 5-7, 71%, 9, 4, 1, 1, 3, 25

Jay Simpson: 11-22, 50%, 0-1, 0%, 1-1, 100%, 11, 0, 2, 1, 1, 23

A.J. Hammons: 10-16, 63%, 1-2, 50%, 0-2, 0%, 16, 3, 4, 4, 1, 21

Rapheal Davis: 6-14, 43%, 0-3, 0%, 8-9, 89%, 21, 5, 8, 1, 5, 20

Errick Peck: 7-17, 41%, 0-1, 0%, 2-3, 67%, 18, 6, 5, 0, 2, 16

Travis Carroll: 5-12, 42%, 0-2, 0%, 1-1, 100%, 12, 3, 1, 0, 0, 11

Stephen Toyra: 0-0, 0%, 0-0, 0%, 5-6, 83%, 0, 1, 1, 0, 2, 5

Anfernee Brown: 0-1, 0%, 0-0, 0%, 0-0, 0%, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0

John McKeeman: 0-0, 0%, 0-0, 0%, 0-0, 0%, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0

Neal Beshears: 0-1, 0%, 0-0, 0%, 0-0, 0%, 1, 1, 0, 0, 2, 0

Team: 111-228, 49%, 21-57, 37%, 68-89, 76%, 131, 58, 54, 10, 32, 311


Point Guard: I have been hearing a lot about Bryson being the leader for a start and im not going to lie, it is a possibility, but i dont think it will happen. Bryson may be tenacious at all times but that is a bit of a problem. Painter has been quoted several times saying that Bryson needs to be reigned back a bit on offense and that shows with his low shooting percentage, and large number of turn overs. Ronnie may still not be the greatest at shot selection and foul shooting but he takes care of the ball better, shoots a higher percentage, and plays very tenacious defense as well. Bryson's teams did win all games though. The main reason i choose Ronnie for starting point is Painter saying that when a position is close between players, he will choose the player who has more experience. Sterling will contribute a little at PG as well.

Shooting Guard: This is probably the least questionable of positions with Terone taking it. Sterling, Bryson, and Kendall will see time at the 2 at times as well but i dont think it is that much of a question.

Small Forward: This position is also very close. Rapheal is still not the greatest on offense but he does all of the little things. He rebounds great, scores alright, and defends really well. Kendall is very close to RayD. Kendall is the more potent scorer, defends well and rebounds well. He isnt as good at Ray at doing the little things and defending but he is a very good shooter. Due to the comments made by Painter about older players i would give the nod to Ray but Kendall could make a push further into the season.

Power Forward: This might be the closest position on the team. I think it is established that Jay will not play the 4, not until he gets into better shape and Painter trusts him to guard faster players. Errick was one of the lowest scorers in these scrimmages but like Ray, did all the little things. He defends, rebounds, is strong, and is good at seeing his teammates open. Basil is in a similar position as Kendall at his position by being a little better on offense and being a little less effective in the other things, but Basil and Peck are nearly on the same level with Basil being more athletic and Peck being more experienced and a little higher basketball IQ at this point. I see Peck starting but Basil is right there, most likely getting the same minutes. This position is pretty much wide open.

Center: Before i get into this i want to explain that the post players were barely utilized in these scrimmages. I was very disappointed that our post players were used so little and wanted to see some domination, but that didnt happen. AJ was pretty good, not NBA good, but better than he was last year. He is more mobile and more consistant. He wasnt dominant, but he didnt have many opportunities to be. Painter did make a good point by saying people went right at Hammons and most of the time they missed and AJ did not foul, he impacts the game just by being in. Jay IMO has more raw skill than AJ, but just isnt quite there yet. You can tell that he still needs some conditioning but both players were basically forced to play the whole time with only Travis to spell either for a short time. Jay can do a lot but it will take him a little bit to get consistent and put everything together. AJ will start but share a good amount of time with Jay.

This team is so deep its actually frustrating. I can not pin down a clear starting lineup. There are at least 2 guys at every position that compete for minutes every day. Great news for our team and being able to get better every day, bad news for obsessed fans trying to figure this team out. This is a VERY good problem.

Hope you guys enjoyed and would love to hear what you guys think. BOILER UP!!!

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