Well Dude, since you're the expert on b ball talent in the area please tell me who else on the team should be taking the shots instead. Not saying that there's no room for improvement, or that getting getting other people involved in the offense wouldn't be beneficial. If he gives the ball up then the person he gives the ball up to needs to make a play. Who else on the team has demonstrated the ability to do this on a consistent basis. Besides, after all of the football records that have fallen due to cherry picking against weaker competition, I suppose it's only fair that Nate's fall in a similar fashion.
Galion also has Mcelligot(Jr.) and Lackey(Jr.) that consistently score in double figures without taking as many shots as Alsip. I believe that every full time Varsity player has scored in double figures at some point this season but without consistent ball movement and the ball sticking in your best player's hands, they're not getting enough chances. The coach has even said that Lackey is being looked at by some D3 schools. This team has talent. Plenty of talent to be competing in this weak conference.
Alsip is just taking too many BAD shots, period. Skilled player, but forces too many really bad shots.
Harding has a good PG and a smallish post who can hit 3-pointers from the corners. It hurts when your best player is playing on one leg. He made 3-pointers on Harding's first 2 possessions. Ontario closely defended him after that and he didn't make another shot. The bad knee won't allowing to put the ball on the floor and drive to the basket. You have to give him a lot of credit for doing all he can for his team.
Post by galiontiger on Jan 19, 2018 17:01:48 GMT -5
I heard last season that the Alsip is a terrible teammate. From what I saw last year, he's a ball hog. When he's hot, he can score from anywhere. But when he's closely guarded and off, the kid will throw up anything. He just wants to score. I saw many times last season, there was a kid open, and he refused to throw it to him instead took a crazy shot himself. I hate watching kids with that much talent be that selfish.
A back and forth game until the 4th quarter when Ontario outscored Harding 23 to 14. Very balanced scoring for Ontario, their starters had 13, 13, 12, 10 and 9.
Ontario's 2 PGs, who both start, each had 13. Freshman Griffin Shaver with his 5th game in a row in double figures.
Harding wins JV game 52-36 and Freshman game 37-34 in OT.
I forgot to mention. In his 33 years I don't think I've seen Balogh coach as hard as he did in this game. With such a young an inexperienced team, he's almost willing them to wins. He was pacing back and forth in front of the bench all night. Yelling offensive and defensive instructions to the group and individuals on every possession.