Williams who? A simple illustration
I wish things ended differently with Sean Williams, but it is clear the team has moved on and filled the Williams void well. The most obvious example is the work Tyrelle Blair is doing on defense. While he’ll never be as acrobatic and is unlikely to have a double digit shot blocking night, Blair has become nearly as productive as Williams. Just look. When Williams wasn’t blocking in the teens he was just as likely to have 2 or 3…exactly what Blair is doing now.
Two other things surprised me when looking this stuff up. Our overall defense has not been impacted by the Williams departure.
Look at this
|Stat||Before SW Suspension||Since|
|Pts per game||73.6||69.3|
So, as you can see, we are allowing fewer points and opponents have barely increased their percentage against us. Keep in mind that we have also taken on the heart of the ACC lineup during this stretch.
Hats off to Blair and the rest of the team for rallying back and playing some great basketball the past three weeks.