Originally Posted by Assembly Hall
I still scratch my head about the substitution patterns I have witnessed this year.
Even the staunchest (is that even a word?) Crean supporters are also scratching their collective heads.
For every brilliant move, such as putting Yogi on Strauskus yesterday, I sometimes wonder if Crean just throws bodies out there, regardless of matchups.
I may be in the minority, but I'm inclined to believe that certain players -- HMP, in particular -- seem to play with a lot of apprehension and are unable to establish any kind of rhythm, fearing that they will immediately get pulled following a miscue. To that end, I'd like to see Vonleh and HMP on the floor together at times in high (Vonleh) low (HMP) sets to alleviate the pressure on Vonleh, as he wouldn't have three players and half of the opposing school's student section hanging on him everytime he touches the ball...and we all know that Vonleh is also one of our most consistent outside shooters.
Sounds like a win-win situation to me.