Post by hoyasaxa2003 on Jan 16, 2018 14:08:50 GMT -5
Govan had some problems vs Seton Hall but overall I can't agree with you that he hasn't played well.
As of today in conference only games he's:
- 18th in scoring
- 2nd in overall rebounding
- 5th in offensive rebounding
- 3rd in defensive rebounding
- 15th in free throw %
- tied for 8th in blocks
Seems pretty impressive to me.
I was specifically referencing the comment about pounding it into the post. He hasn't played well in the post in the Big East. He's only shooting 42.3% on two point shots in Big East play. That reflects, in part, that he isn't getting a lot of clean looks because he's double teamed, and also that he settles for 8-12 foot jumpers a lot. I only reference this because I don't think pounding it into the post is necessarily a strategy that's going to work, though frankly, it might be the best of what we have given where we are.
You're right that Govan has done some impressive things and has been a good player overall in Big East play, aside from scoring from the post. I don't like stats that don't account for tempo and minutes played because they are misleading often, but you're right, by any metric, Govan has been a great rebounder on both ends of the floor, and has made his free throws well in Big East play. He's also stepped up his defensive game, which I have enjoyed watching.