Sorry for the lateness of my entry. Anyway let's get to it.
The most positive development so far this year isn't the emergence of henry sims or any of the freshman. It's the coaching staff. I don't know for sure if it's a deliberate change in philosophy but it certainly seems that way. I want to commend coach on his ability to evolve and change his tactics. The starters did not see the court after the 10 minute mark of the second half. Last year it would've been more like the 4 minute mark at best. JTIII's willingness to use his depth and freshman this extensively is an extremely positive development. The employment of a press is another postive development from the coaching staff as they continue to grow. Playing the freshman so many minutes was great
Here are some interesting stats from this game:
According to statsheet.com the game was statistically over with 14 minutes left in the second half. That's how dominating this win was. To put this in perspective comparing this to a simillarly dominating win over appalachian state( 89-60) that game wasn't statistically over until 4:22 left in the game.
Georgetown is averaging 80.5 pts/game right now. That's the 16th highest mark in all of division I. Suck on that haters of the princeton offense.
The Hoyas set season highs for field goal percentage and free throws made.
The last time GTOWN had a field goal percentage of 64.2% or higher was Jan 30, 2010 against Duke. The hoys are now #1 in eFG% in the nation. Our offense is now up to 3rd in the nation.
The Hoyas have outshot their opponents in free throw percentage for the past 8 games.
Our FT shooting has been very good this year. Today's game was one of our worse performances from the line. Over the season we're shooting 74.0% the 44th best mark in the nation. The most impressive part is how well our big men are shooting it. Julian is up to 69.2%, Nate is shooting 81.8%, Jerrelle is shooting 71.4%, Henry is shooting 7/12 and Moses is shooting 100%
Chris Wright: Chris is so steady. His transformation this season has been amazing. Like he and chris paul love to say: he's controling the game with out scoring. But when he needs to he can score with the best of them too.
Austin Freeman: 14pts 3 assists, and 1 steal. Austin being Austin. His 3pt shot looks like it's back, but hard to tell since he only took a couple. So many good shooters on this team they'll never all be off. Some of those dunks were vicious!
Jason Clark: 4pts 3 rebounds, 2 asists, 3 steals. Like chris Jason get's a lot of steal. 240th in the nation in steal % He's putting those long arms to good use defending, grabbing boards, and getting steals.
Hollis Thompson: Hollis Thompson has led the team in rebounding in 3 out of 11 games this season. I don't think anyone would've thought hollis would ever lead us in rebounding. He has truly committed himself to playing at the 4. And he's more than holding his own. He's collecting almost 20% of available defensive rebound basically the same as julian and henry. He's not that big, but he's using his length, quickness, and smarts to defend bigger players.
Julain Vaughn: 4pts, 3 rebounds, and an assist in only 12 minutes. I like that JTIII is resting Julian. We will need him in BE play. His health issues mean he'll never play 30 minutes a game and against an opponent like this i'd rather henry and the freshman get the majority of the minutes. We know what julian can give us.
Henry Sims: To quote the good people at HoyaProspectus: "Henry Sims is no longer capable of having a break-out game - he's already done broke out, folks" I mean 5 assists! leading the team to go along with 12pts. Henry is for real.
Jerrelle Benimon: So close to recording double figures. Really wish he had gotten there.
Nate Lubick: Tied with sims with 5 assists. Lubick has great vision and is a great passer. Also chipped in 8pts all int he first half. He's so much more comfortable out there then he was early on in the season.
Markel Starks: 3pts, 3rbds, 2 assists, and a steal. I really like the way guards on this team are going after rebounds and Markel is no exception.
Vee Sanford: The kid is shooting 72.7% from 3! 72.7! He was 2-2 yesterday. Kid is a player.
Moses Ayegba: I think I speak for everyone when I say: Who the hell knew he could shoot FT's like that. He's clearly worked his ass off at that. He wasn't atrocious in kenner, his stroke looked decent, but he wasn't connecting at anything close to the rate he is right now. We also saw what will be the first of many blocks for moses. He recorded 2 blocks in 1 possession.
Aaron Bowen: He has a lot of tools. Once he gets more comfortable he's going to be a real contributor. I don't expect it till next year, but he's a lot of fun to watch in the meantime. I mean that dunk was quite the exclamation mark on this game.