Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Point guard play critical to surviving and advancing through March Madness

Although I felt the hurt of losing in the NCAA's, I had to put that energy to use by doing some research and reading up on the team that knock us out of the biggest college basketball tournaments Florida Gulf Coast. I guess you could I'm just emphasizing point guard play can be so dominating in this tournament. I do know that point guard is always the leader position in hoops. He/she is the extension of the coach on the floor. Also, the point guard controls the tempo of the game, has clock management skills and make all the decisions of knowing when to attack or when to set up the offense amongst other things as well.

It's basically having an understanding of how the game of basketball is to be played from this position. The point guard's "job announcement" as long as any other position in basketball. If your point guard goes, you go, if your point guard doesn't go, your offense doesn't go, it's as simple as that. The teams that advance in the NCAA's normally have great point guard play year in and year out.

I wanted to use Florida Gulf Coast's sensation  Brett Comer "true" point guard play as an example as to what I'm talking about. I know, I know they just beat us and made history, but that's cool because we are history -- We Are Georgetown!

Well, doing my research and knowing some facts about FGCU makes me feel better. I guess you could say it's "rehabilitating" for me, as I get through these next two weeks of March Madness.

Of cousre they're other great a few true point guards playing in this tournament but I chose Comer because I found how interesting it was that he played alongside Mickey D's All American guard Austin Rivers, the son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers.

Here are some stories I picked to share with you about point guard. Again, this was hard for me to do. I had to question myself many times about putting this articles on my blog. I'm okay with it, and I hope you are too. Click here>Great point guard play in the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament 

How did Lipscomb beat Florida Gulf Coast ....Twice! Two words, Brett Comer ... Click here>I ran into this article tweeted on Twitter from Sports Illustrated

As you saw on TV, they’re really good in the open floor,” Lipscomb Coach Sanderson said. “It’s not brain surgery. [Brett] Comer’s just very, very good in the open floor … He sees guys, he see cutters, he sees jump shooters. He’s the one who makes them go.”

e of play for them is important,” he added. “How teams play is very, very important. Teams that get up and down floor and play fast is what they do.”
FGCU was able to exploit Georgetown’s relative slowness with their uptempo spread attack, and a team like San Diego State, without dominant size and focused heavily on athletic guard play, was a strong matchup for these Eagles. Sanderson also echoed what a number of coaches say at this time of the year: Some teams benefit greatly from getting out of league play and into an environment where opponents don’t know their tendencies or personnel as well.

We're long, we're athletic and we like to run,'' said Enfield, standing outside the FGCU locker room long after the win. "I felt if we could get Georgetown into our kind of game, we have a real good chance to win.'' These words are antithetical to the concept of the upset, which is often achieved when a slower team grinds a faster one down to its speed; and to the nature of college basketball in 2013, where half-court offense is so tightly managed and coaches so controlling that scores struggled to reach 60. FGCU, located in Fort Myers, Fla., is the opposite of all that.

I have to give my homeboy FGCU assistant point guard Coach Kevin Norris (Lake Clifton High School/Miami U) from Baltimore mad credit for helping FGCU's point guard Brett Comer along the way the last two years. Comer's is watching over and has got to be proud that he has someone special to mentor and teach him more about his position...point guard play. 

Point guard play is my life!

Hoya Saxa!

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