Last night was magical. The crowd was rocking (even some of the blue hairs stood up!) and our BB Warriors came out to play and gave TrOJies a fierce spanking. But one thing that stood out for me last night more than anything else. It was the play of JH at the point. I didn't read the game thread so I don't know if anyone saw how much he played there, but he was just masterful at executing the pick-and-roll finding DG and AA and others several times cutting to the basket or open on the wing after he came off a pick or drove to the rack. He finished with 7 assists which is very impressive. The reason I believe he is effective in this roll is his length and finishing ability. I think teams have to continue to help on defense as he slashes to the hoop, and his strength and height make it much easier to find the open man than DC or JA (who also played big minutes at the point last night). This is still DC's team and he will be at the helm during crunch time in games, and I still think JH exposes the ball a bit too much on his first move, but having him at the point opens up the offense and makes the other team have to alter their defenses which creates easy opportunities for our Bruin big men in the paint. Tough game on Saturday with an early start and a hungry Irish team looking to snap a 6 game losing streak. I am sure N and the boys with highlight this more over the next couple of days, but I'm worried about a let down on Saturday. Any thoughts???
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