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I watched the interview with Will on another site…..you guys are a little slow getting it up….:-)….and he said 2 things that stood out to me:
1) When asked about Jordy’s shooting tonight, he said, “Shooters shoot.” So the people that made excuses for Jordy in the Butler game, “He wasn’t feeling it that night” have no clue what they’re talking about.
Jordy is not great on D….so if he isn;t going to shoot, he shouldn’t be on the floor….especially if your big guy isn’t doing anything.
2) Will was asked if criticism helps motivate him and he said yes. So, for all the crybabies who whine 24/7: “Real fans only say great things about the team they love”….stick it.
Since the dawn of time, athletes have said they use criticism as a motivating force.
I bet you guys are the ones who say every kid should get a ribbon just because he played in the sport and they shouldn’t keep score so their self-esteem isn’t hurt if they lose.
And this quote from Crean on Jordy was interesting:
“I think they were very aware of him but Jordan still missed some open shots,” said Crean. “He can go 0-for-10 the next three games and if he doesn’t take an open shot the next game we’re going to sit him down. That’s how good of a shooter he is.”
So, to say, “Jordy was open during the Butler game but didn’t shoot because he wasn’t feeling it” is pretty stupid.
Either he got shut down and wasn’t open or Crean went against his philosophy and played him anyway even though Cody was playing like a girl and we NEEDED Jordy to shoot the ball.
Laffy, please tell us that you did not mean to suggest that your critical posts are intended as a source of motivation to IU’s players. Please tell us that your post #1 above just kind of came out wrong.
I assure you that IU’s players do not read the comments posted in The Hoosier Scoop. And if they did, I assure you that nothing any contributor to this site says (myself included) will ever serve as a source of motivation to these fine young athletes. I’m pretty sure their motivation comes from other sources.
I’m not making excuses saying he was or wasn’t feeling it, just pointing out that several times when he was asked after a game where he didn’t shoot, he said “when I’m not feeling it, i’m not going to shoot”..only he knows why he didn’t shoot against Butler..maybe they did shut him down. I don’t mean to take anything away from them, they play great basketball and I’m a fan of how hard and physical they play.
As for the game today, yeah he went ofer..sometimes shots just don’t fall. Of you ever played the game, you’d know that. And by the way, where’s the complaint on how “soft” they played today after scoring 40 points in the paint? To me, that says they were attacking the basket and banging around for rebounds and putbacks…but I’m sure you have some complaint about it.
Anyone who says that players don’t pass on shots because they ‘aren’t feeling it’ has obviously never played basketball.
Sometimes you just don’t feel it. Your mechanics aren’t in sync.
The opposite is also true.
Sometimes you can tell you’re gonna hit damn near everything. Your teammates can probably tell, too, and they are gonna keep feeding you the ball.
Very true, Chet. I was always a good shooter, but there were games where like you said, mechanics are off and it just doesn’t feel right. I always felt (and was coached) that on those nights, it was better to dish it to someone else than to keep forcing something that’s just not there that game.
Hope you all have a happy new year and everyone stays safe.
Laffy – Hulls best asset is his shooting, but it’s far from his only asset. He does lots of things that helps the team win regardless of his shot-making… Including team and transition defense.
As far as the Butler game goes, Hulls was absolutely shut down on perimeter looks. They focused on taking that away and did a good job.
Chet – I only have so many shots left in my life, so even on nights I’m not feeling it it’s pretty rare I pass them up… 😉
Well, if the players don’t read this, then what the hell do you guys care if I rip them when they suck? and cry non-stop about it when I do?
They have flat-out said: “I love it when people tell me I can’t do something.”
If he wasn’t feeling it and was refusing to shoot, he should have been on the bench. Cody was doing nothing so the team could not afford to have 2 of their best players doing nothing.
I agree he was shut down.
Butler drank our milkshake.
Laffy, he wasn’t in there just to shoot. Other than shooting Jordy had a very good game.
Geoff, if I’m open I’m taking the shot. I’m more of a streak shooter than a consistent shooter but I won’t pass up the open shot. I’ve got WAY fewer shots left than you do.
Normally, I’d agree Jordy “just isn’t there to shoot.”
But if Cody is being completely shut down, the best shooter on the team needs to step up.
The next shooting opportunity they could be feeling it. I want them in.
I think there has been a player step up take on the scoring when Cody hasn’t had it.
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