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The essence of what you are saying is his issue

Posted on: January 11, 2019 at 14:40:48 CT
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Watson is a player who is adjusting to

A. CM defensive mindset
B. being a player who doesn't have the ball in his hands the majority of the time. For this team now that player is Giest.

So as you said he is being used as a spot up shooter because he can shoot but he is really a scorer. I expected him to be a player that would go to the basket more drawing fouls as this is what he did on the prep level. So there was/is sometimes a lot of hesitancy in his game. I suspect he will get to point where he becomes that kind of all around scorer as part of his growth process. The upshot is he becomes that and is also a better shooter. That's somewhat what happen with Barnett. He wasn't originally the shooter he became. He just never became the player that used his athleticism to get to the basket more. Maybe had he had more than 1 year with CM and he would have developed that. Watson has 4 years to do so. His development track may somewhat mirror that of Marcus Denmon who was a similar player and to some extent Jabari Brown.

Edited by longtimereader at 14:53:27 on 01/11/19
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I didn’t watch the game against Tennessee. What - Ozark Apple MU - 1/11 08:01:33
     He's one dimensional right now. Would love to see him attack - GeorgiaTiger76 MU - 1/11 11:37:28
     Recall how Vanleer used to play, akin to that (nm) - FIJItiger MU - 1/11 09:35:42
          You forgot the "no offense to Watson" part. - Mizzmi27 MU - 1/11 10:03:43
               He didn't ask how he shot the ball (nm) - FIJItiger MU - 1/11 11:51:21
     He will adjust to the college game. - wu-tangtiger MU - 1/11 08:23:34
          He doesn't play like he is 6'5 yet either - MidMoBaller4Life MU - 1/11 08:38:31
               RE: He doesn't play like he is 6'5 yet either - oldtgr MU - 1/11 09:19:27
                    But listed at 6'5(nm) - MidMoBaller4Life MU - 1/11 09:20:27
                         Virtually all heights anywhere add an inch. IMO.(nm) - GA Tiger MU - 1/11 09:30:14
                              Wasn’t English listed at like 6’3 or 6’4 at the combine?(nm) - Ozark Apple MU - 1/11 09:38:01
                                   I think so. I know C. Barkley was called 6-6 and - GA Tiger MU - 1/11 10:14:28
                                   Probably, I think Demarre was like 6'5 or 6'6 - MidMoBaller4Life MU - 1/11 09:45:26
                                        I would guess he is 6'4" maybe 6'5"(nm) - NWMizzouFan MU - 1/11 09:47:06
                              Yeah that has been known forever, idc if he is 6'5 or 6'4 - MidMoBaller4Life MU - 1/11 09:32:17
     He's being used as a spot up shooter right now and Tenn - alwaysright MU - 1/11 08:07:44
          The essence of what you are saying is his issue - longtimereader MU - 1/11 14:40:48
               He has a big adjustment from Whitfield to MU. - alwaysright MU - 1/11 18:02:44
          Does he play with Puryear much? I’ve missed - Ozark Apple MU - 1/11 08:17:25
               the 4 position for us has been a black hole. Nothing - NWMizzouFan MU - 1/11 08:59:47
                    Against Tennessee, who lead in REB and FG% - WildCard MU - 1/11 10:39:17
                    I’m glad we get Jackson next year. I liked him more then ej. - Ozark Apple MU - 1/11 09:05:10
                         E.J. was a huge loss, lets hope Jackson is good. (nm) - Uncle John MU - 1/11 10:12:39
                              Cuonzo wanted both - wu-tangtiger MU - 1/11 10:58:47
                              yes hopefully. I was more upset when tray went to Minnie(nm) - Ozark Apple MU - 1/11 10:20:44




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