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BobZag
04-13-2009, 05:08 PM
Those are Steven Gray's ppg stats his freshman and sophmore years. He was basically splitting time with Micah, who is gone now.

So, how much do you realistically think Steven will/must improve for next season, now that more of the scoring burden falls on his shoulders?

12ppg
14ppg
15ppg

?

MedZag
04-13-2009, 05:19 PM
I think 12-14 is a fair guestimate. This past season was a veteran loaded squad with tons of offensive potential but we have a lot of question marks coming into next year. My guess is Few will challenge Steven to become an integral part of next year's offense. The big question is whether he remains a 3 point specialist or whether we begin to runs plays to get him good looks in other situations. I'd love to see Steven coming off ball screens since his shot is so pristine as a spot-up shooter.

thespywhozaggedme
04-13-2009, 05:20 PM
Those are Steven Gray's ppg stats his freshman and sophmore years. He was basically splitting time with Micah, who is gone now.

So, how much do you realistically think Steven will/must improve for next season, now that more of the scoring burden falls on his shoulders?

12ppg
14ppg
15ppg

?

Assuming he's not splitting time with Manny or BK, I'd say 12ppg is realistic.

zag67
04-13-2009, 05:55 PM
I think that it will be interesting to see how the minutes for Steven plays out. If you look at the point and shooting guards, we have 60 minutes for Steven, Meech, Matt and Gibbs.

If Austin spends part of his time as a 3, then Bol and Arop will split the rest of that time. Leaving the power foward/center time split between Poling, Dower, Harris, Austin (part time), Foster, and Sacre.

I think that practices are going to be something to watch and that the new players will earn playing time by learning what to do and showing that they know how to use it without thinking. This will then dictate how much playing time the new players will get and how much will be removed from the existing players.

Reborn
04-13-2009, 06:22 PM
14.3 ppg his Jr Year

azzagfan
04-13-2009, 06:28 PM
I think that it will be interesting to see how the minutes for Steven plays out. If you look at the point and shooting guards, we have 60 minutes for Steven, Meech, Matt and Gibbs.

If Austin spends part of his time as a 3, then Bol and Arop will split the rest of that time. Leaving the power foward/center time split between Poling, Dower, Harris, Austin (part time), Foster, and Sacre.

I think that practices are going to be something to watch and that the new players will earn playing time by learning what to do and showing that they know how to use it without thinking. This will then dictate how much playing time the new players will get and how much will be removed from the existing players.

Steven Gray will play most of his minutes at the 3 next year which is where he played most of his minutes this year. Yes, he may slip to the two when Matt runs the point, but my guess is that this will a small portion of his minutes.

zag67
04-13-2009, 06:40 PM
I will agree AZZAG, unless they move Austin to the 3 (which will probably be the position he will play later). I do agree that there will be times when Steven does play a 3 (same as Matt). But with the recruits of Kong and Arop (and loss of Jeremy), I think that you might see him more at the 1/2 (also this may depend on how Meech improves during the summer).

So depending on how the new players come in ready to play at this level, the coaches will have to switch some of the existing players around. At the 3 we have Arop and Kong (maybe Harris). At the 4 we have Harris and Dower. So depending on how they perform, it may change where you end up playing Austin and then Steven. And do not forget we have Poling and Gibbs that will also be in the mix.

CanadianZagFan
04-14-2009, 06:02 AM
The Zags loose 14.9 with Josh, 10.2 in Pargo, and 9.6 in Downs. I would expect Matt to move up from 13.6 to over 15 next year and for Austin to do the same. Goodson will improve by 4-5 ppg as well. Sacre will pick up more than his 3ppg from this year, look for 8 or so. Add in one of the freshman being able to contribute regularly right away and there is not really that much room for gray to go. I say he will 11 ppg tops.

cjm720
04-14-2009, 06:10 AM
Gray should average close to 15 ppg with a few 20+ outings throughout the year. Between Matt, Steven, Austin and the newcomers, I expect our scoring average to be close to our average this year, perhaps a bit more.

GO ZAGS!!!

jpwils
04-14-2009, 06:28 AM
14.8 ppg

Scoring load falls to Daye, Gray, and Bouldin

Most teams will key on Daye and Bouldin

Looking for a break-out year for him

LongIslandZagFan
04-14-2009, 08:37 AM
If he can find his range consistently... 12-14 ppg. Although I'd like to see him work his short game as well.

UberZagFan
04-14-2009, 10:23 AM
12 ppg but it depends a lot on how much offense the new blood provides. Gray will see more minutes in a 2 guard lineup than he did this year when most of his minutes were in a 3 guard lineup (saying he played the "3" is not really accurate--he was just one of 3 guards and actually, later in the year when he played he was truly more of a 2 with MB and JP playing a combo 1/2 mix). Gray will see some open looks with MB controlling the ball and Gray spotting up. He will need to be more aggressive to hoop when pressured on the wing--memories of UConn keep coming back.