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Username Post: Smith in league game        (Topic#20104)
internetter 
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03-09-17 11:41 AM - Post#225877    

While it's clear he was the driving force for the Lions, his FG % in Ivy games wasn't outstanding at 38. His threes slightly better.

In the games from Dartmouth on:
D 5-15 Pr 3 of 11 Pn 6 of 16 Y 6 of 14 Y 5 of 17

perhaps suggesting he suffered from fatigue as the minutes piled up.
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Columbia Alum 
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03-09-17 11:53 AM - Post#225884    
    In response to internetter

Probably a bit of fatigue but more likely better scouting. Many of his drives became more predictable and were thwarted. Smith is a great player but to improve his efficiency he needs to 1) assist more and try to be a little less predictable with his offense 2) he needs teammates who shoulder more of the burden so he isn't doubled so quickly when he drives.

Smith is short which makes him more likely to be blocked. His height, which is a slight handicap, makes his game and performances that much more impressive.

 
internetter 
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03-09-17 01:29 PM - Post#225900    
    In response to Columbia Alum

Most points taken. But, Smith had many open looks, some he created with deft ballhandling, and just missed.

And, as an announcer said during last minutes of a couple or more games, it seems the O was for him to drive, shoot. Others seemed to just watch, barely moving.

He played 849 minutes, easily the most. I think he was never taken out in one game.
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03-09-17 06:21 PM - Post#225949    
    In response to internetter

And smith plays at a frenetic pace, hope others carry the load and give him a breather here and there next year.

 
Old Bear 
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03-09-17 08:49 PM - Post#225975    
    In response to internetter

  • internetter Said:
He played 849 minutes, easily the most. I think he was never taken out in one game.


Most for Columbia, perhaps, tied for 3rd in the League.

 
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