Author Topic: 2011-12 America East Men's Basketball Preseason Poll / All-Conference Team  (Read 842 times)

Quickdraw62

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Dougher is a solid player, and believe me, he is the best player to run the point.  However, I am only suggesting that during games it will benefit him and the team when he can be moved off the ball for a few minutes.  He's the best shooter besides Hayes, but he needs shots created for him (screens, etc.) in order for him to shoot a better % (like his Soph. year as opposed to last year).  Also, giving him a break from primary ball-handling responsibilites will keep him fresher over the long haul.  Dougher/Hayes on the wings is a very good situation along with either Jackson or Rouse initiating the offense (if it's Rouse, you really have some shooters out there, and Jackson isn't a bad shooter either).....as to his defense, he's not an elite defender, but is certainly adequate.  His willingness to take charges and get on the floor make him a better defender than his physical ability translates to.  In all fairness though, I'd prefer to have Jackson, Coley or Rouse guarding Irving/Black/DeLaRosa with the game on the line.....

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Quick...agree all points. Does seem like they try to get him a few minutes off the ball and usually for the reason u mention...give him a breather.  Also agree that with Hayes ready from game one, the addition of Bracey, Rouse, Coley, AND the return of Brenton...a lot more available firepower to take some of  the heat off Dougher.       

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During 2009-2010, El-Amin drew all the attention from defenses.  This allowed Dougher to move off the ball, work off screens and get some open looks at the hoop. 

Last year when when Martin was out for a few games Dougher was forced to become the primary offensive weapon, which simply is not his game.  He isn't the type of guard who uses speed and power to break through a double team.

I think Bryan is going to have an outstanding year now that there are plenty of other offensive weapons around him to keep defenses busy.

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So now that the season is over. Will Dougher and Brenton be on the first team? I surely think they can. Dougher has done a great job this senior year and Brenton also.
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So now that the season is over. Will Dougher and Brenton be on the first team? I surely think they can. Dougher has done a great job this senior year and Brenton also.

Interesting question in regards to both players.  As we all know, winning teams usually get the benefit of the doubt when it comes to post-season awards; a player must really put up huge numbers to be selected 1st team when his team doesn't have success.  That said, for my money (I seriously doubt this is what the league's team will look like, but...):
1st Team of Partin, Dougher, Brenton, Suero and Irving (Suero POY)
2nd Team of Black, Fraser, Voelkel, McLemore and Aronhalt
3rd Team of Edwards, McGlynn, Plummer, Glass and Abreu
All Rookie Team of McGlynn, Edwards, Nwakamma, Sikma and Dickinson (Edwards ROY)...COY is Becker)