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Zags_Fanatic
12-03-2018, 09:55 AM
Somebody posted this on Reddit today, but look at the difference between Clarke's jump shot at SJSU vs. now. Add this to the Olynyk and NWG mixtapes. The Olynyk Clinic is still open for business and remains the most desirable option for high level transfers that need to work on their game. Clarke will be the third player to from RS to AA.

Before: https://twitter.com/colezwicker/status/1036793892572549120

After: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kCT1AMFAtM&t=1m38s

SWZag
12-03-2018, 11:08 AM
Somebody posted this on Reddit today, but look at the difference between Clarke's jump shot at SJSU vs. now. Add this to the Olynyk and NWG mixtapes. The Olynyk Clinic is still open for business and remains the most desirable option for high level transfers that need to work on their game. Clarke will be the third player to from RS to AA.

Before: https://twitter.com/colezwicker/status/1036793892572549120

After: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kCT1AMFAtM&t=1m38s

Wow! Thanks for sharing Fanatic.

Other "Befores" at :44, 1:00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c4v1IXxhxg

Bouldin4Prez
12-03-2018, 11:16 AM
Somebody posted this on Reddit today, but look at the difference between Clarke's jump shot at SJSU vs. now. Add this to the Olynyk and NWG mixtapes. The Olynyk Clinic is still open for business and remains the most desirable option for high level transfers that need to work on their game. Clarke will be the third player to from RS to AA.

Before: https://twitter.com/colezwicker/status/1036793892572549120

After: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kCT1AMFAtM&t=1m38s

That's amazing, jumpshot looks 100x better. There's a reason already successful players are willing to transferring to GU and sit out the year, they know they can take their game to the next level.

TexasZagFan
12-03-2018, 11:18 AM
That's amazing, jumpshot looks 100x better. There's a reason already successful players are willing to transferring to GU and sit out the year, they know they can take their game to the next level.

Chase Jeter chose the wrong program to transfer to.

strikenowhere
12-03-2018, 11:32 AM
Wow talk about a difference between night and day - his shot looked HORRIBLE at SJSU!

gbnyba17
12-03-2018, 11:32 AM
Chase Jeter chose the wrong program to transfer to.

And I'm glad he did. I've watched a few of AZ's games and man he does not impress me. Plays like he's 6'2" and 165 lbs with no outside game.

raise the zag
12-03-2018, 11:40 AM
Wow talk about a difference between night and day - his shot looked HORRIBLE at SJSU!

I'm not sure you can call that a shot...yikes.

Props to Clark and Coach Mich for re-tooling his shot and a shot that's pretty darn effective.

Mojo13
12-04-2018, 12:06 AM
The Stepien has a great in-depth analysis of Brandon Clarke’s NBA potential for the real junkies. Most interesting is the potential Clarke has to be one of the best defenders in the league.

https://www.thestepien.com/2018/12/03/analyzing-brandon-clarkes-nba-potential/

webspinnre
12-04-2018, 12:14 AM
Wow, that old shot was really ugly.

sittingon50
12-04-2018, 12:30 AM
The Stepien has a great in-depth analysis of Brandon Clarke’s NBA potential for the real junkies. Most interesting is the potential Clarke has to be one of the best defenders in the league.

https://www.thestepien.com/2018/12/03/analyzing-brandon-clarkes-nba-potential/

I don't follow the NBA, so this really surprises me. Would have guessed he would be considered a tweener.

tempe85
12-04-2018, 03:52 AM
I don't follow the NBA, so this really surprises me. Would have guessed he would be considered a tweener.

Tweeners are actually becoming a lot more valued in the NBA these days. Guys like Draymond Green playing PF at 6'7, for example. Green would probably have been considered a tweener before the game started shifting from the lowpost to more guard-centric play in recent years. Now it's all about spacing the floor and hitting threes. Your bigs need to be athletic enough to guard the pick and roll well, which is pushing the really big guys like Karnowski out of the league (one of the reasons he was not drafted).

Zagger
12-04-2018, 04:00 AM
The Stepien has a great in-depth analysis of Brandon Clarke’s NBA potential for the real junkies. Most interesting is the potential Clarke has to be one of the best defenders in the league.

https://www.thestepien.com/2018/12/03/analyzing-brandon-clarkes-nba-potential/

Dang ..... this could be Brandon's first and last year* as a Zag. (*playing year)

All in all I sure hope this bunch of Zags gets buckets of attention by the pros. And lots of time for it by going deep into the Dance with some incredible on court performances.

mgadfly
12-04-2018, 08:16 AM
Not really about his jump shot, but I've loved watching him play. One of my all time favorites was Sabonis and the comparisons really aren't great because they are different types of athletes (and Sabonis is a lot taller/stronger vs Clarke's length and verticality). I don't think this will display properly, but here is Sabonis' sophomore season vs Clarke so far this year.

Clarke isn't nearly as good of a defensive rebounder or free throw shooter. And as bad as Sabonis could be about staying on the court, Clarke is way worse (64% of minutes at this point is directly related to his 5 fouls per 40 foul rate). But Clarke has been more efficient on offense, has been a better offensive rebounder, almost never turns the ball over and then the defensive stats are insane. 13.9% block rate and a 2.3% steal rate. Wow.

I still think the sub-optimal free throw shooting, questions about his range, and shorter height make it possible NBA guys tell him to come back for another year to work on his shot, but he's really playing extraordinary basketball at this point.

Player %Min ORTG %Poss %Shots TS% OR% DR% ARate TORate BLK% STL% FC/40 FD/40 FTRate FT% 2FG% 3FG%
Sabonis 79.8 120.0 26.1 23.5 65.1 11.6 28.2 11.4 18.5 2.7 1.1 4.0 5.9 51.3 .768 .615 .357
Clarke 64.4 143.6 21.5 22.8 75.7 13.5 17.9 9.1 10.6 13.9 2.3 5.0 4.9 45.3 .588 .767 1.00

MileHigh
12-04-2018, 09:17 AM
I don't follow the NBA, so this really surprises me. Would have guessed he would be considered a tweener.

I think the article recognizes that he is a "tweener" that he would either be an undersized 4/5 or a "3 and D" wing. Definitely does not have the prototype body to play the 4/5 nor the prototype skill set to play the 3.
The comparison to Andre Roberson is really accurate IMO. Andre was a 4/5 for Colorado in college and is a "3 and D" wing for OKC. Clarke will play in the NBA.
Likely drafted between 25-40 IMO.

former1dog
12-04-2018, 09:40 AM
Somebody posted this on Reddit today, but look at the difference between Clarke's jump shot at SJSU vs. now. Add this to the Olynyk and NWG mixtapes. The Olynyk Clinic is still open for business and remains the most desirable option for high level transfers that need to work on their game. Clarke will be the third player to from RS to AA.

Before: https://twitter.com/colezwicker/status/1036793892572549120

After: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kCT1AMFAtM&t=1m38s



Maybe MileHigh will comment on this??

I had understood that shooting form was something damn near impossible to change after a certain age and that Brandon Clarke was WELL past that age. Its one of the reasons I'm coaching my little fourth grade team so intently on getting them to shoot correctly with good form.

In that context, I find Brandon's improved form nearly miraculous!

Zagceo
12-04-2018, 12:08 PM
only 2 jumpers in his high school mix tape but both look better than OP



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCoKVaRmPTs

thespywhozaggedme
12-04-2018, 12:56 PM
Chase Jeter chose the wrong program to transfer to.

Chase Jeter stinks, as I said all off season and got blasted for. He's worse than every big we have on this team.