Oh, Canada! It’s been fun beating up on you!

Well, this summer was a blast. Natural disasters are lining up to take their shots at the east coast, but the Great Danes (injured and bigman-less) did a number on our neighbors to the north. They finished up with an impressive 10 point victory over a team, Carleton, that is said to be both #1 in Canada and D1 caliber.

Here’s some numbers to chew on — with a few observations to follow.

Albany Carleton
2FG% 64% 49%
3FG% 33% 46%
FT% 72% 75%
Poss 70.7
Eff. 128.66 114.52
eFG% 58.33 57.14
TO% 7.07 16.97
OR% 25.93 46.51
FTA 48.33 19.05
FTM 35 14.29
ARate 45.16 73.33
BRate 2.78 16.22
SRate 4.24 7.07
Player Name MIN % Min Poss % Floor % Shot % O Rat eFG% OR% TO% A Rate FT Rate DR%
2 Aronhalt, Logan 35 0.88 0.3 0.65 0.36 145.15 0.63 0.08 0 0.12 36.84 0.07
12 Hooley, Peter 30 0.75 0.22 0.67 0.16 129.34 0.29 0.05 0 0.24 142.86 0.12
30 Guerrier, Jason 29 0.73 0.08 0.21 0.09 63.01 0.38 0 0.25 0 0 0.08
22 Watts, Ralph 25 0.63 0.12 0.58 0.16 119.18 0.5 0 0 0.12 0 0
21 Metcalf, Blake 29 0.73 0.16 0.84 0.16 165.7 0.86 0.15 0 0.12 42.86 0.38
20 Suero, Gerardo 22 0.55 0.33 0.53 0.33 109.14 0.41 0 0.08 0.23 54.55 0.17

-Would you like a swig of the Gerardo Suero kool-aid? I’m hitting it pretty hard now myself. I love the ability to get to the rim. The one kernel of doubt for me is with such a high usage rate (33% is HIGH) how will he assimilate into offense if he’s having an off night?
-This would’ve been a fun game to watch — two beautiful offensive performances, very efficient and extraordinarily high assist rates. Not to mention low turnovers. The low shot clock may have led both teams to churn out shots, but they were putting up good ones (at the end of the trip, guessing defense wasn’t on a premium).
-Peter Hooley. He’s the story of this trip for me. 6’4 Aussie was billed as having some point guard skills and I had my doubts — but with Black down, he had his chance to lay the first definitive stake on back-up point guard minutes. Tanner is a work in project and Watts never really seemed to assert himself. A few explosive scoring games, nice A/TO numbers and ability to shoot from deep and draw fouls (his free throw rate was just silly this game) means Peter could be a special player sooner than later.
-Still trouble on the defensive glass. Watch closely, my friends.
-Have been silent on the biggest fellow so far, but Blake Metcalf deserves his due. He’ll never be great offensive threat, but he clearly used his mass tonight and cleaned up down low. Solid game.
-Let’s hope Logan has the legs to pull off these kind of minutes/production for a full season. If so, scoring title isn’t even a question.

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~ by TheMidRangeGame on August 26, 2011.

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