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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Trending ...

Trending upward:

Hernst Laroche — I think Laroche's 11 points per game is right where the Aggies need him to be. He was 6-of-8 in a 20 point loss to St. Mary's. More importantly for a point guard, he was 5 of 9 for 12 points with six assists, no turnovers and two steals on Wednesday. That's the type of stat line the Aggies need from him if they remain healthy.

Tyrone Watson — Watson knows what he is, which makes him an effective player and fun to watch if you like the little things. While he doesn't yet have a consistent jump shot, Watson is good at getting to the foul line and absorbing contact. Watson had 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting. But he was 4-of-5 from the foul line, where he is a 52 percent shooter on the season. He didn't have any assists on Wednesday, but he is a good passer, with 41 assists against 24 turnovers.

On the brink: Bandja Sy. We will see if Wednesday's performance was a step in the right direction.

Trending downward:

Christian Kabongo — Kabongo his a 3 on Wednesday after going 0-for-14 in the previous five games. He was just 1 of 5 on Wednesday and is shooting 15 percent from long range on the year. Once that comes, I think he will be a good player at NMSU, plus he plays good defense, but he's struggling offensively right now, shooting 26 of 65 (40 percent) from the field in the last six games.

Team rebounding. We will see if this will change as Gillenwater and Rahman work back into shape.







4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Groves Sy was big in the 2nd half. He also played well on D. Big plus for the Ags if he can build on that.

chilero said...

Jason

I think your trend is up and left. Nice job on the analysis. Keep it coming!

How about West? His rebounding per minute is astounding. If he continues to simply board and defend and let the others score, he'll be a great role player for us.

Anonymous said...

I imagine that now that they won a game and conference season has started...emotions are turning happy, it will be VERY tempting for Wen to come back this year.

Here is me hoping he RESISTS that temptation!

Happy New Year, People!

Alan

Anonymous said...

CK doesn't need to shoot from the perimeter to get 3 pts. He's the first Aggie I've seen in years who can get to the rim and get fouled off the dribble - i.e., create.

JY got to the stripe a lot but CK seems like he's more adept at getting to the rack on the drive. Too bad he had a meltdown at BSU but that happens with freshmen thrown into a crunch time situation on the road.