YOUNG’S SUPPORTING CAST HAS BEEN MISSING IN ACTION RECENTLY The primary reason as to why opponents’ new blueprint for Young has been so effective? Brady Manek, Christian James, and Kameron McGusty have been popping up on milk cartons more than they should be of late.
Finally getting caught up on Oklahoma-Alabama. Here’s part of the blueprint to containing Trae Young: Make him give up ball as early as possible then deny return pass to him. Teams as athletic/long as Bama can afford to play 3-on-4 in these scenarios. pic.twitter.com/ZPg4skaetf— Mike McCurry (@Mike_McCurry16) January 28, 2018
Some nights, I wake up in cold sweats, fresh out of a nightmare in which I imagine an NCAA Tournament without Sexton. That’s not going to be the case, though. Alabama was a 9-seed in ESPN’s latest Bracketology update, and that was before the Crimson Tide registered their third victory over an RPI Top-10 team by taking care of Oklahoma. EVERYONE’S FAVORITE PART: COMPARISONS FOR SEXTON & YOUNG During Saturday’s telecast, ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla compared Sexton to Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors. ESPN draft analyst Mike Schmitz has likened Sexton’s measurables to Eric Bledsoe of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Slight nudge or not this is where Young will have to get better at the NBA level. Never going to offer much resistance from a physicality + length perspective but has to know tendencies, get by on smarts. pic.twitter.com/MuPcoKkCPP— Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) January 27, 2018
Love Collin Sexton's floor as a prospect. NBA physical profile, plays both ends, hoops junkie who is going to continually get better, should live in the paint with NBA spacing. Not much downside.— Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) January 27, 2018
Here's Young creating space vs an NBA athlete. Can be turnover prone but rarely gets sped up or changes face. Great footwork overall. pic.twitter.com/gqz7mYjc1B— Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) January 27, 2018