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#20 Ralph Mims, 6’2″/210, Jr.
5.1 ppg — FG% 41 — 3FG% 38 — FT% 77
SOLID, STEADY BACK-UP ACC PG. Starting in place of #23 Douglas (out with broken finger). Steady, pass-first point guard who looks to involve teammates. Drives to pass only (loves drive & kick). Very capable open 3-point shooter. Excellent on-ball defender (pressures and contains simultaneously). Will leave his feet to pass. Not a great scoring threat off the bounce.
Point of Emphasis: Contain and Contest!
1. Find him in transition
2. No open looks
3. Respect quickness
4. Be intelligent with the ball
#3 Isaiah Swann, 6’1″/203, Jr.
9.3 ppg — FG% 45 — 3FG% 36 — FT% 78
SHOOTER! Lefty with DEEP, DEEP range from 3. Thinking “SHOT!” on every catch from anywhere. Has the green light – many offensive sets run to get him open looks. Extremely streaky shooter and will continue to shoot if he’s making shots. When forced to dribble, looks to go to his left (dominant hand). Will back up #20 Mims at the point. Significantly less effective scoring off the dribble.
Point of Emphasis: Make him a driver!
1. High hand IMMEDIATELY on catch (no 3’s!)
2. Be aware of left-hand tendency
#25 Jason Rich, 6’3″/200, Jr.
11.1 ppg — FG% 52 — 3FG% 45 — FT% 82
STRONG, ATHLETIC SLASHER. Undersized 3-man – BUT physically strong and will post up effectively; will look to isolate him in the post. Scores in a variety of ways – sprints the floor in transition looking for quick score. More of a slasher than a shooter – very judicious with his 3FG attempts (about one per game), BUT if given the open look WILL HIT THE THREE, and has been shooting the ball well as of late. Favorite move: one or two-dribble pull-up jumper. Puts his head down too much. Only average shooter when contested. Disinterested rebounder.
Point of Emphasis: Play him as a slasher.
1. Get back defensively
2. TOTALLY respect his ability to score multiple ways
3. Move your feet!
4. No open 3’s (really expands his confidence)
#12 Al Thornton, 6’8″/220, Sr.
18.7 ppg —
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