Tag:Kansas JayHawks
Posted on: April 8, 2008 10:02 am
Edited on: April 9, 2008 9:28 am

Foul Shooting IS Important

Coach Calipari was right in the press conference about how bad Memphis had to play and how good Kansas had to play for Kansas to win the title.

One thing that is Calapari is wrong is about the importance of foul shooting. If you play street ball or jungle ball, you know what the most important shot is ? Foul shooting because where I used to play back in the Big Apple, the first six guys in a pick up game usually hit the free throw so they play. Forget about getting in line for a 3 on 3 if there are 6 guys ahead of you. We usually had to sprint to the foul line or you would have to wait 2-3 games to play. I normally would not get picked on a team in a pick-up because I was not the tallest (5' 10") kid nor the biggest kid. Besides that, I did not know anyone on the court and they never saw me play. Remember, we are talking about the first game in a gym or school yard. You were lucky to touch the ball 2-3 times in practice with all the people on the court

The other thing about foul shooting or playing basketball is to see who is playing and playing well in the last 5 minutes. It does not matter much - usually - what you do before that. When the game is on the line in the last 5 minutes, who is playing well ? That is your ball game most of the time. Kansas played better during the last few minutes of this game and then in OT. National title to Kansas.

Category: NCAAB
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