Tuesday, November 14, 2006
IOWA vs. THE CITADEL: Post Game Report
Pretty impressive game all things considered for the Hawks.
Freeman played an an excellent game at the point. Alford is getting exactly what he wants out of that position. Very nice passing all night long, needs to work on the oops a bit more.
Haluska stroked it well, but he HAS to find his intermediate and close range games or he will not succeed this year.
Pleasantly surprised with our bigs - they didn't have much competition down low tonight, but I think Looby can be an EH type of defender. He is very good on weakside defense. Gorney will be serviceable, his feet are much quicker this year. Seth needs to learn how to finish down low. No more layups or 2 ft jumper, stuff the rock down! Also Gorney was too jumpy on the D end. Tate has a sweet 10 ft jay, and he is aggressive down low. Tate's D is very fundamentally strong. Very happy with what I saw out of the 4 and 5 spots tonight.
Johnson looks like he has a lot of athleticism, but is a bit out of control on the defensive side of the ball. Good looking jumper.
Disappointed with Smith, but he had some butterflies. Too many reaches and dumb fouls. He has athleticism, that's for sure, though. Good things will come from him.
Iowa had trouble finishing tonight, they missed a few lobs, missed a few bunnies, and just did not finish tremendously well.
Wessels will be a much needed addition to the rotation. He will be absolutely serviceable. Good with the rock, and plays smart on both ends.
We won't see much of Angle this year.
Looks like Crawford will likely burn his redshirt this year, as I figured Iowa would have to do.
This team will benefit greatly with the addition of Henderson back into the lineup.
Good game overall for the first game. The team looked smooth on the offensive side of the ball, and played terrific D. Iowa's season will depend a lot on how well they play D. I like what I saw on that end of the court tonight.
I am not overly-excited after what I saw tonight, but I am surely not disappointing in the product on the floor... I can say that much for sure.
I want more finishes though! We have the athletes, let's make some athletic plays!
We shall see how the Hawks do on this huge road trip to start the season, though.
RECAP - BOX SCORE
Posted by Justin VanLaere at 11/14/2006