View Full Version : Blocked Shots and Free Throws, 2 good trends

02-18-2017, 04:09 PM
- team averages 4.6 blocks a game, only once in the few era has a team done better (08-09 squad). The way they have been blocking 6,7,8 a game lately, maybe this team bests that mark of 5.1 a game. I love the teams quickness, they never give up, in fact seem to expect to use their speed to recover and reject a shot.

- team in the past two games has finally pushed the number of their made free throws, past the number of free throws attempted by their opponent. This has come about either by more aggressive play on offense or maybe teams figure to beat Gonzaga they are going to have to be aggressive on defense and pound us more often.

- in any event we are strong, very strong in these two areas and are trending upwards in both.

02-18-2017, 10:18 PM
We've never had shot blockers like Williams, Collins, and Tillie. This adds a whole new dimension on the defensive end.
Teams recognize this and it alters and affects every shot they put up all the way out to the 3 point line. Collins "stuffed" a kid in the paint tonight and it was laughable.

02-18-2017, 10:34 PM
Collins athleticism really shines. Sometimes it seems he let's guys go past him just for the better angle on the block. Gets in the other teams head too.

02-18-2017, 11:47 PM
A pic in the Spokesman ( wish ZN would post the collection) shows a shot being blocked by 3 and Collins. Collins' head is only 2 inches from the rim. Big time athletes those two.

02-18-2017, 11:49 PM
FWIW....the 2008/09 team played primarily zone. This one plays mainly man to man.

02-19-2017, 02:35 AM
Blocked shots, FTs and passing/ball movement. Things might have been a bit off target but I sure noticed what looked like a pick up in speed in ball movement - especially middle 2nd half. Maybe just me but I felt like yesterday's game had some in game practice going on - honing of certain skills and practicing of others - as opposed to playing to strictly win. Some of the ball movement was neat stuff. I saw a Zag team stretching itself yesterday.

02-19-2017, 06:31 AM
Austin Daye had 70 blocks that year all on his own.

02-19-2017, 06:50 AM
Speaking of Austin Daye, have you watched Chance Comanche play lately? His body movements and mannerisms are very much like Daye's.....spooky resemblance. Wish we would have gotten that kid.

02-19-2017, 08:45 AM
The 40 block club.


02-19-2017, 01:49 PM
The interesting thing about Daye is that he got a lot of his blocks out on the wing. I think he is fairly unique in that regard when compared to the other guys on that list.

02-19-2017, 02:08 PM
So the big question is how much time did the other guys average per game. That would be a great comparison to Collins

02-19-2017, 02:11 PM
The 40 block club.


If he plays next season he's going to trash dayes record lol.

02-19-2017, 03:08 PM
So the big question is how much time did the other guys average per game. That would be a great comparison to Collins

4.00 - 1998 Calvary
3.79 - 2017 Collins
3.54 - 2008 Daye
3.41 - 2007 Kuso
3.13 - 2009 Daye
3.03 - 2010 Sacre