Jump to content

Billikens Open Practice


Recommended Posts

I will let others report more about the basketball side of things (I got somewhat distracted in conversation with my aunt and uncle).  But the event was very nicely done by SLU.  Had one drill in the beginning as people were wandering in, and then two 16 minute scrimmages.

I am sure people who know more about basketball than me can get things out the drills, but the scrimmages were entertaining.  Also much better than trying to attempt a dunk contest.  Good job SLU.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

21 minutes ago, brianstl said:

So I assume nobody is going to say Nesbitt isn’t a starter anymore.

Yep. This team looked really similar to last year’s in terms of intensity. Didn’t seem like many weak spots. Traore needs more time, but held his own against two of the best bigs in the league in Linssen and Okoro. The only difference is it seems like we will take more shots from the outside and we will definitely shoot better from the line.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The big takeaway for me regards the youngsters:

Nesbitt is so physical, confident, and can also shoot. I didn't see him run point at all. 

Traore is not a stiff. He moved well, has size, and some skill. He's way ahead of where a guy like Diarra was. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 minutes ago, Crewsorlose said:

The big takeaway for me regards the youngsters:

Nesbitt is so physical, confident, and can also shoot. I didn't see him run point at all. 

Traore is not a stiff. He moved well, has size, and some skill. He's way ahead of where a guy like Diarra was. 

He ran the secondary point multiple times when he and yuri were on the floor together. The other team forced him to bring it up instead of Yuri. Side note: More emphasis on constant ball movement this year it seemed like.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

52 minutes ago, brianstl said:

So I assume nobody is going to say Nesbitt isn’t a starter anymore.

Yeah, I will probably have to delete my previous posts for posterity. Hopefully this keeps up. If he is a 40% type of 3 pt. shooter, he will be really hard to stop.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 minutes ago, Billikenbooster said:

Was not able to attend, out of town. Was ALorentsen a factor at all, outside shooting or mixing it up inside?

Lorentsen hit a couple of threes -stays out on the perimeter most of the time.  There are no long term projects on this team- I think every single player could get in the game and contribute if needed. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

For those who couldn't attend, Yuri, Perkins and Okoro mostly had the day off.  We probably saw more of Jones, Strickland, Lorentsson and Traore in this scrimmage than we will in any game this season. 

I was surprised to see Lorentsson's sweet pass off the dribble, leading to layup for his team.  That was a nice play for a guard, never mind a 6'8 guy.  Lorentsson-mania is too big to fit on a t-shirt, though.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

56 minutes ago, 3star_recruit said:

For those who couldn't attend, Yuri, Perkins and Okoro mostly had the day off.  We probably saw more of Jones, Strickland, Lorentsson and Traore in this scrimmage than we will in any game this season. 

I was surprised to see Lorentsson's sweet pass off the dribble, leading to layup for his team.  That was a nice play for a guard, never mind a 6'8 guy.  Lorentsson-mania is too big to fit on a t-shirt, though.  

1200px-Flag_of_Sweden.svg.png

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...