Remind me of how many players wildly exceeded Trierís average of 16.8ppg in 3 years under Luteís system.
I'm going to respond now and then go look it up. My media guides are packed (moving) but I can do it the old fashioned way (on-line). But I bet we had at least 15 and probably 20 or 25 that hit a 16 ppg average. Will go find out. Remember we used to routinely crack 100, often finished in the 90's and almost always got to at least 80.
Regardless of the defensive scheme, our offense was built for perimeter players to flourish.
Defensive scheme means everything to modern BB offense.
1. You literally can't run much if you play pack line, defense changes everything. It is true of any defense; how you play defense always impacts offense, good, bad or indifferent.
2. Markannen is the only outside player of the entire Miller era that 'flourished' until he got moved out of position and completely mind-F***ed by Miller, when he was on pace to set an NCAA 3 pt % record. Otherwise AZ has been a pound it inside team. We did it with everyone from Williams to Jeter...and the kick out is almost non existent with Miller. Zeus was four years of pass-the-ball-to-the-big-guy-who-can't-F***ing-catch. It was some seriously fugly BB.
That's the Irony - Miller was guard but apparently does not appreciate guard play.
Kobi showed no effort on the court
In his first college game ever, where he was asked to step in for a star player ineligible because of PED's - he scored 18 points and had an assist against #12 Michigan state.
Of 26 games in which he played 20 minutes or more he score in double figures 19 times.
@ #3 UCLA (who was on fire that year) Simmons posted one of the best stat lines of any game by any Miller player ever and Trier had returned at that point. He had 20 points, 5 assists, 2 steals and 6 rebounds. He was not even a starter in that game.
When he was (effectively) benched after the breakout game at UCLA
He led the team in steals, he was the best rebounding guard we had, and he had the second best A:TO on the team. Not playing the last third of the season killed his over all stats, but had he simply kept doing what he did, he would have been our second best player that year to Markannen (who also got shafted for the last 1/3rd of the season).
"No effort" - seriously dude, look at the game logs. "Effortless" - yes he made it look easy. That because he was a natural, pure BB talent. Just needed a coach who knew how to use him better.
Simmons did not shoot well - he was not very efficient, but given everything else he did exceptionally well, that can be worked with.
and Zo was given every opportunity to showcase his talents in front of plenty of scouts. If he wasnít drafted, that was a result of selfishness...not coaching.
No, it is the result of the system (an maybe him cheating)...the constant substitutions that ignores hot or cold players, the lack of a transition game, the low scores, the inability to play from behind or have any other tricks up your sleeve...I bet there were not 2 guards in all of the NBA draft who had fewer shot attempts than Trier per game and we thought he was a ball hog... unless Wisconsin or NC State or Virginia or whatever hell hole Sendeck coaches in now, was sending guards to the NBA (laughable) Trier was likely the most stifled, limited, and retartrded in development. Remember he was a for sure one and done...you know like Zeus and Ashley and Jarrett and all of those other 5 stars that Miller ruined and who all needed up not drafted.