Tuesday, July 26, 2011


If this team keeps everyone else healthy and gets everyone eligible, then I think we win more regular season games than last year.

ASU up front

ASU is going to be tough up front this year, with Adams, Peterson and Kirkland. I hope we are able to handle them.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

3-point shooting

We lost a huge amount of scoring power from the arc after this last season. The best 3-point shooting team in my experience. We will be down in that area, but not necessarily too far. I think our post crew is going to have a lot more ability from the arc than any Trojan team I have seen. Marlo and Neighbour both can shoot the 3, and having a new threat from the post may sufficiently offset what we lost from the guards.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Jake and Too Tall

Jake Yancey and Darius "Too Tall" Eason were two of the better centers to have played at Little Rock in my term as a fan. How good were they?

His last season (he did not play his final year), Jake averaged 6.4 ppg and 5.6 rpg and shot 55.4% from the field. In Too Tall's final year, he averaged 9.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg and shot 48.1% from the field, while blocking 48 shots.

In both cases, those are good, solid numbers, but certainly not All-Star stats. Their strength was in their consistency, and their consistent improvement over their careers.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


If we are going to beat ASU this season, we are going to have to get someone who can handle Martavius Adams. We did not have that last year.