Film Session: Bellarmine

  • 11/07/2016 10:32 am in

Freddie McSwain saw his first game action on Saturday night and here’s some nice instincts from the junior college transfer.

De’Ron Davis makes a move to the bucket and McSwain’s man pinches down to the lane with his eyes off of him:

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As Davis goes up for the shot, McSwain comes through off the perimeter and gets position on his man for the offensive rebound:

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McSwain goes for the dunk on the putback, but ultimately misses it:

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This was one of McSwain’s eight rebounds in just eight minutes of play and a sign he can offer some good energy off the bench as he continues to work into Tom Crean’s system.

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  • Love the breakdowns. Two highlighting JBJ’s good defense, one of OG parting the Red Sea, and then McFly on pace to grab a rebound a minute of playing time.

  • John D Murphy

    Great work Ryan. The still pics with telestration and comments make it very easy to follow what you are highlighting in the video. I enjoy this feature a great deal.

  • Kwang

    Ryan, I love these! You deserve a big HAW!

  • inLinE6

    Haven’t watched KU this year. Are they good? KU fans predicting double-digit loss for us.

    BTW, why was my earlier comment deleted? I had above words plus a link to KU fans prediction. Nothing intrusive. Strange.

  • Generally speaking, I’m always happy to see opposing fans being overconfident, and hope that the team they follow feels the same way. In this particular case, I’m expecting a double-digit loss as well (but low double-digits, like 10 points) because of the impact of being so injured and having DD in particular start so late.

    If it were two weeks and a couple of games later, I’d feel very differently. Just like I think we’re going to spank UNC. But having KU the first game is great as a learning tool, but I’m just not ready to say we’ll win it or even keep it in single digits.

  • sarge

    I watched them play their last exhibition last night. Long, athletic and a focus on defense and feeding the post. They gave up a lot of easy looks from distance and also looked bad with their transition defense. An average DI team would have kept it close, but they were playing Emporia State. If we shoot well I think we will surprise the experts and really run away with it. I anticipate if we shoot like we did against Bellarmine we will have our hands full. Mason, Graham and Mykhailiuk looked pretty sound although Graham has been fighting cramps during their exhibitions. He probably won’t play more than 30 minutes against us. Josh Jackson looked very versatile, but seemed to lack the killer instinct and was too passive most of the night until late in the second half. Bragg looked terrible, but their frontcourt is big and athletic and should be a good matchup against our big guys. I like that we play them first because I think it is the best time of the year to beat Kansas with their roster being a mix of veterans and new pieces. If we get out and run, knock down the open looks from distance, get some easy baskets in the paint, defend and rebound we should win this.

  • Awesome, thanks for that. Since I haven’t seen them, I’m going to stick with my prediction below. But secretly I’ll be thinking we have a nice chance to win this thing and start the season out right. And then REALLY spank UNC when the time comes.

  • Thanks!

  • Thank you, Kwang.