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Oso Ighodaro

18 points, 6 rebounds,
2 assists, 3 steals,
2 blocks, 38 minutes,

2022-23 Season SoG Tally
Ighodaro7
Prosper4
Kolek2
Jones, K.1
Joplin1
Mitchell1

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Date/Time: Jan 28, 2023, 1:00 pm
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Re: David Joplin
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2023, 02:27:27 PM »
He shoots it from 3 better than anyone on the team percentage wise.

He adds size to a small team.

His defense is improving.

His ability to attack the rim is improving.

O-Max had similar struggles off the dribble last year...Joplin needs to make that jump over the summer.  If O-Max isn't back next year...Joplin becomes extremely important.  He doesn't have great lift or quickness...he plays like a Carmelo Anthony type player.
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Re: David Joplin
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2023, 05:37:23 PM »
I've been impressed with Jops Defense the past few games. He's still not a great defend but there's been noticeable improvement on that end
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Re: David Joplin
« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2023, 06:05:18 PM »
He shoots it from 3 better than anyone on the team percentage wise.

He adds size to a small team.

His defense is improving.

His ability to attack the rim is improving.

O-Max had similar struggles off the dribble last year...Joplin needs to make that jump over the summer.  If O-Max isn't back next year...Joplin becomes extremely important.  He doesn't have great lift or quickness...he plays like a Carmelo Anthony type player.

Marquette is not a small team.

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Re: David Joplin
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2023, 08:56:50 PM »
Marquette is not a small team.

We're not small for a D1 team. We are small for a high major team, especially if you consider girth in addition to height
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Re: David Joplin
« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2023, 09:24:21 PM »
This conversation is hilarious.. because despite shooting 2-10 against Seton Hall. That was probably the best Joplin played since baylor?

He was so putrid to start big east play, but he gets criticism for his first positive contributing game in a long time because he played well on defense.

Do i think his overall defense has improved at all taking the whole season into account, no not really. But him playing above average in defense for once gives me hope. He had a one game RAPM defense rating of -12.7 (lower the better) and the best on the team.

Seton Hall had 0.484 PPP with him on the court. Which is hilarious

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Re: David Joplin
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2023, 09:52:09 PM »
Feels like he's of two minds a lot on the offensive end. Early in the year when he was really shooting it well, there was no flinch. Now, he's hesitant or passing them up completely to go one one of those meandering drives to the basket. And those are usually an adventure.

That end shot clock three... The decision was taken out of his hands. He just had to shoot. This week in practice I'd sure like Shaka to turn him back into a shooter. That's where he'll help most.

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Re: David Joplin
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2023, 10:13:39 PM »
Feels like he's of two minds a lot on the offensive end. Early in the year when he was really shooting it well, there was no flinch. Now, he's hesitant or passing them up completely to go one one of those meandering drives to the basket. And those are usually an adventure.

That end shot clock three... The decision was taken out of his hands. He just had to shoot. This week in practice I'd sure like Shaka to turn him back into a shooter. That's where he'll help most.

Think you hit the nail on the head here.  Great observation. I would add that our Offensive strategy of 3's or shots at the rim probably isn't the best for Jop.  I feel he'd be more effective scoring in the mid-range than trying to get all the way to the basket at this stage of his development/athleticism.

If he gets run off the three he'd be best served by taking 1 or 2 dribbles into a midrange pullup.  But, that's not our offense/code.

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Re: David Joplin
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2023, 11:08:42 PM »
He shot poorly yesterday and had turnover issues, but despite that I thought he’d did some good things. His drive and dish to Oso was exactly the play that he needs to be able to make and he did it perfectly. I also thought he was very active defensively and had his best game of the year on that end, surprised in looking at the box score that he didn’t have more steals. He’s improving.
I had the same impression yesterday. Seems like things  clicked or slowed down for him like it did for Kam against Baylor. He didn’t  have a great day shooting personally, but made good decisions and played good defense. If he keeps playing this way but shoots a little better the sky’s the limit.