November 30, 2006
This and That: Gtown vs. Oregon
Following are observations and happenings related to Georgetown's tilt with Oregon, a 57-50 loss.
Calling Jeff Green: Similar to the Old Dominion loss, Jeff Green's paucity of shots attempted (four here, two then), and noticeable turnovers (three, in both instances ranking second on the team in both contests) conspired to hamper the Hoya attack.
In the second half, G'Town head coach John Thompson III, seemed to call Green's number purposefully, as the Hoyas had several isolation-like sets for him as well as tried to post their best player repeatedly on alternative sides of the free throw lane.
"We definitely made a concerted effort to go to him and get him the ball, to get him touches, to get him attempts" admitted Thompson. "They did a very good job of doubling him before he caught it and also running guys at him. So we tried to get him the ball in different situations.
Though Thompson simply answered "Yes" when asked if he'd like Green to be more selfish offensively, Jeff's position as a forward means he is often dependent on others to supply the ball, as such all blame can't be assigned him.
Thompson seemed to acknowledge this, saying "We have to work on it (getting Green the ball in the correct spaces). That's one the things we have to continue to grow and continue to get better".
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