A surprisingly large crowd of 9,000-11,000 or so (just a guess obviously) showed up Sunday night to watch the latest edition of U of L’s hoopsters scrimmage. Some random thoughts and observations:
Samardo Samuels showed surprising range with his jumper during warm ups, hitting several treys.
TWill still cocks his wrist askew when shooting his jumper.
During the national anthem, E5 was draped over Edgar Sosa, and TWill acted like a 7th grader. He mugged like he was playing the trumpet.
Samuels has a nice stroke and touch at the free throw stripe.
Edgar Sosa let the game come to him. Earl Clark forced his offense.
Reggie Delk has a nose for the ball, and can get to the boards well for such a slight fellow.
Jerry Smith may be getting his long range jumper off a little quicker.
Jared Swopshire plays with quiet but supreme confidence in his abilities. Watch out for this one.
Andre McGee really pushes the ball upcourt. He displayed mature leadership all the time. Once in particular he quietly schooled Red teammate Swopshire when the freshman was in the wrong place on a play.
Preston Knowles is not afraid to take it to the basket. Hell, Preston Knowles is not afraid. Period.
At halftime, the teams were 4-22 behind the arc, and 50% (12-24) at the free throw line.
Fatigue set in early in the second half. Everything broke down — offense, defense, focus etc, etc, etc.
– Seedy K