Film Session: Kentucky

  • 03/21/2016 10:01 am in

On Kentucky’s final possession of the first half, Lee sets a down screen for Jamal Murray and Briscoe passes him the ball on the left wing:

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As Williams recovers back to Murray, he throws a shot fake at him and gets him up in the air. Murray moves left to get a clean shot off, but Anunoby is watching the action:

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Anunoby times it perfectly and blocks Murray’s 3-point shot attempt on his pursuit:

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Murray is able to grab the blocked shot:

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He gets off one more shot attempt before the buzzer, but he’s fading back a bit and it doesn’t fall:

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Heck of a play from OG here. Murray finished just 1-of-9 from distance against the Hoosiers.

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  • HooshWin

    Is it even allowed at this point to take issue with any part of OG’s game? It may not be, but if it is I have one recent minor issue: free-throw shooting. He’s missed a high percentage lately. Take an extra moment and knock them down. Every single one is big going forward.

  • Yes, this 1000X. There’s no reason to think JBJ wouldn’t have improved his defense when he sees the entire team improving. And he had hints of decent defense last year in a couple of games. Peer pressure can be a real motivator, and I don’t doubt that a health JBJ would have been pressured to improve. Toss in his offensive skills and rebounding, and… yowch.

  • TomJameson

    Sorry, but I just have to say something. His name is James Blackmon Junior (JBJ .. not LBJ)

  • IUMIKE1

    I think TW goes regardless. Another year, with him concentrating on the right things and he could very possibly become a lottery pick, but I think he has already made up his mind that he is making the jump after this year ends regardless.

  • Hoosier Hall

    Ulis and Murray were the only ones on that team that impressed me. Their whole front court was laughable and Briscoe didn’t show me anything.

  • 3AM Burrito

    I think OG weaknesses right now are: 1)Free Throws 2)His dribble drive typically results in turnover, not his game yet and he has forced a couple 3)Can tend to gamble too much jumping passing lane, getting a foul far out from basket or getting burned backdoor. But for a freshman, he has made some unbelievable plays. His upside is as high as anyone on this team.

  • Ivy Walls

    Damn autocorrect sorry

  • Ivy Walls

    Williams has the basic athleticism to play an impact or contributory role at the next level and this year he has developed a jumper off the dribble both mid range and 20 feet but not perfected and his ball handling and decision making prowess is very inconsistent what is decribed as Bad Troy so to be a lottery pick all that has to go away and his game dominant game in game out and not here and there.

  • IUMIKE1

    Agree with what you say, but I don’t see that all of a sudden changing between now and whenever the end of the season is, plus like I say I think he leaves regardless of where his game is right now and anything short of an injury will not change his mind. Hell, depending on the type of injury I could see him still going. I think he feels like that if he can just make it onto a team that his game will fare much better than it has in the college games. I personally think he is dead wrong but he is the one making the decision and playing bball at a high level school, I’m just an old, at one time a coach, watching the TV person, so what do I know, he might be right….but everything in me says he’s not, hope I’m wrong if he makes the jump.