Author Topic: Game 17: vs. Binghamton 1/9 7pm  (Read 538 times)

Wolffan

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Re: Game 17: vs. Binghamton 1/9 7pm
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2019, 05:55:40 am »
Sloppy game but a win is a win.
 
How about 29 big minutes from McKenzie. Only turning the ball over 1 time. Compared to Cornish's 4 TO's in half the amount of time. I know the forum has been critical of him but I think the brakes need to be pumped just a little. And I think we all should appreciate him more.He's a steady hand during the storm at times. That 50 foot pass to Moor for the dunk is as good of a pass as you'll see in all levels of basketball. You can't practice that type of feed any better.
As a person who works with HS, College and Pro players for a living I learn to appreciate guys like McKenzie a great deal. Guys like him keep your locker room happy because they give the rock up to teammates very often, are technically sound and don't play outside of themselves. McKenzie almost always fakes a pass,before he makes a pass when he's under pressure. That's Textbook fundamentals. Some of the High major guys I work with still can't grasp that concept. When McKenzie plays within himself and does what he does, I'll take him any day.

One reason why he is able to do that is that he has given up the dribble. Not good. He has a tendency to do that and at our level the defending guards will swarm you and your teammates  have to cut towards you...getting the offense a bit out of synch even if you don't turn the bll over.

He is a solid player, makes very good decisions (except when he gives up the dribble),  and always looks to get his teammates involved. (He is not a slasher or a leaper or a slick ball handler/shooter  like Woodhouse...but I think he is a serviceable backup on the squad who can be effective against AE teams like Binghamton - as we saw. )
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