-We return with another season of After the Buzzer! Which season is this? I do not know. I should find out. Why am I typing this at 1 a.m. on Thursday night/Friday morning? Because you can’t review every game if you miss the first one, so here I am. It will be a condensed version all around between the quick hitters and film review. The Cards play tonight so no need to spend too much time on this one. Let’s go!
-Noah Locke was as good as advertised and knocked down some huge shots when the Cards needed them. I can hear Billy Madison saying “I’m glad I called THAT guy.”
-Matt Cross is a warrior and I think he may be that guy that if he is on your team, you love him. If he is not, you can’t stand him. Good thing he is one of our guys.
-Sam Williamson did not start, but 14 points and 14 rebounds were very nice. He also played the second most minutes on the team (27) so if you are concerned about who starts, I’d find other things to worry about. I am more focused on who plays the valuable and clutch minutes more than who is out there for the jump ball.
-Hey, the Cards pressed and forced turnovers. That was pretty cool.
-12 assists and 19 turnovers for the game. You would like to see those numbers reversed. Something to keep an eye on.
-As soon as Dre Davis released the three from the corner, you knew it was nothing but net or air. It was air. He struggled in this one.
-I really like Jarrod West so far and think he will be a great leader for the team.
-Just good to see Malik Williams out there playing a solid game and getting 24 minutes. The six points and 13 rebounds felt like icing on the cake of just having him on the floor.
-It wasn’t always pretty but it was a different head coach and a new offensive system. Take the win and learn from it and move on to the next.
-I said I’d keep it condensed, so let’s end there. As always, thanks for reading. Go Cards and Go Krogering!
Rather than stop and set up a play in the half court, they pretty much run a drag screen with Malik from a five out set while still in transition. Mason Faulker drives and dishes to Sam for the shot. pic.twitter.com/Tgx1zl4djY— Justin Renck (@JustinRenck) November 10, 2021
Just the threat of a transition game is real. Watch all five defenders get back and everyone ends up below the free throw line. This allows Jarrod West to just trail in for an open three. pic.twitter.com/Fzfwi5VNoJ— Justin Renck (@JustinRenck) November 10, 2021
Full court press leads to a steal and a trip to the line. Just thought some of you would want/need to see that. pic.twitter.com/nYBgOy9meQ— Justin Renck (@JustinRenck) November 10, 2021
More transition! From the rebound, there are three total dribbles all the way down the floor until the shot. Ball gets up the court much quicker with the pass. pic.twitter.com/uhRJY4enfI— Justin Renck (@JustinRenck) November 10, 2021
Sam has a mismatch in the post. Rather than force a bad pass from the wing where there is backside help, Sydney Curry comes to the high post (bringing his man with him) for a nice high-low play. pic.twitter.com/5D4cKpcImH— Justin Renck (@JustinRenck) November 10, 2021