ManualRam wrote:Grits n Gravy wrote:looks like he's got a pretty bad motor, no fire and pretty soft...only watched 1st half of illinois game.
Thats pretty much the opposite of what he is.
Cant see how you could come to that conclusion after watching this half. Hes working hard to get position and the guards were doing a sht job getting him the ball. When he did get touches he made stuff happen.
He does need to improve his defensive awareness. Also needs to go straight up on blocks instead of trying to swipe the ball.
i saw him being extremely stand offish on defense when one of maryland bigs grabs an offensive rebound or gets deep position....he doesn't pursue rebounds, he reminded me of soft pau of those 08 playoffs on defense...just not fighting and getting after it on the boards or in the paint on defense.