Thoughts on Clemson
Another rough night at Littlejohn. If you haven't been there you might not realize how tough an environment it can be. The fans sit close and are into the game from the start. The refs were also horrible in this game (including missing a foul on Trapani that drew blood). Yet the team did not lose because of those factors. We have real problem and I am now concerned that we might not get things straight this season. Here are my thoughts. Leave yours below.
-- Trapani stepping up. I don't know who should be the primary scoring option on this team, but Trapani is probably our most versatile player and played well tonight.
-- Making the foul shots. The team is not getting to the line enough, but at least they are converting their attempts.
-- Sanders' day. It was only one game, but Sanders was terrible tonight. Poor defensive effort, too many forced shots and some really poor passes.
-- No offensive identity. Clemson's press upsets our offense because it cuts into the shot clock, but I am so frustrated this team does not revert to the flex enough. There is not enough movement. Not enough passing. Not enough patience. Sanders and Jackson drive into traffic too much. We look lost.
I am fortunate enough to sit near the BC bench a few times a year. Having watched Al up close many times, this is the most frustrated I've seen him. I think like many of us, he is not sure why the guys don't get it or how to get them to break their bad habits. This is easily his deepest team at BC, but we have no hierarchy, rotation or even a handful of guys who understand how to get solid shots in this offense. I was optimistic about the season until today. There is plenty of ACC play left to improve, but I have real doubts if it is in the mix this year.
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