Stokes Has To Improve Ball Screen Defense

Discussion in 'Keith Hatfield Memorial Vols Hoops' started by LawVol13, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    That ended up killing us down the stretch. You simply cannot sit back like Stokes and allow the ball to get right at the rim every possession.
  2. Snakeonia

    Snakeonia Active Member

    that's something he will learn as time goes on
  3. Bassmanbruno

    Bassmanbruno Banned

    it wasn't just Stokes' fault - Golden was getting destroyed - and then when Stokes slid over to help no one was there to box out due to Maymon being fouled out in OT and Buckner was there for a layup.
  4. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    Golden's getting screened, bassman. Stokes, instead of hedging the screen, stood back in the paint and allowed the ball to driven right at him every play. It was essentially just a switch. So, you are right that Golden has to get back there and box Buckner out instead of just standing there. But, the main problem was the lack of any help given by Stokes off the ball screen.
  5. Bassmanbruno

    Bassmanbruno Banned

    I thought CCM wasn't having Stokes switch - but everyone else could switch 1-4.
  6. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    He probably wasn't, but when you don't hedge at all and stay back in the paint, it is essentially a switch. Golden had to box out Buckner because the point guard had engaged Stokes.
  7. BearCat204

    BearCat204 Chieftain

    Stokes is going to be great, no doubt, but right now he sometimes looks as awkward as a new born baby giraffe
  8. gorockytop101

    gorockytop101 New Member

    He's getting worked on the boards.
  9. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    How about stokes just needs to improve on defense period? He's getting worked over tonight.

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