A few notes through 2 SEC games

I’ve now watched Arkansas’ first 2 SEC games multiple times, tracking various things. I was listening to a Phoenix Suns podcast the other day and one of the hosts mentioned a stat I hadn’t considered much before: assistable passes, or potential assists. Who is getting others involved?

I charted that for each Razorbacks player in the Auburn and Missouri games:

• Arkansas made just 5 of 28 shots set up by Jalen Tate, including 2 of 21 from 3-point range. He had 15 potential assists at Auburn and 13 vs. Missouri. The Razorbacks are 1 of their last 22 from the floor on shots immediately following a Tate pass.

• JD Notae had 10 potential assists (3/10 FG), Moses Moody had 9 (3/9 FG), and Desi Sills 8 (4/8 FG). No other player has more than 4 (Connor Vanover).

Opponents’ shooting numbers vs. each Arkansas defender
• Jalen Tate - 2/9 FG, 2/6 3FG
• Connor Vanover - 2/10 FG, 0/2 3FG
• Justin Smith - 2/3 FG, 2/2 3FG
• Moses Moody - 6/10 FG, 2/5 3FG
• JD Notae - 7/16 FG, 3/8 3FG
• Devo Davis - 2/7 FG, 1/4 3FG
• Desi Sills - 6/8 FG, 4/5 3FG
• Vance Jackson - 2/6 FG, 0/1 3FG
• Jaylin Williams - 0/5 FG, 0/2 3FG
• Uncontested - 24/33 FG, 6/14 3FG

Connor Vanover’s struggles from 3-point range
• Vanover is 8 of 32 from deep since the beginning of December. He is 2 of 11 from the left wing, 3 of 13 from the left wing and 1 of 4 from the top of the key.

• He is 0 of his last 5 from the left wing, 1 of his last 8 from the right wing and has missed his last 3 attempts from the top of the key.


It’s in Vanovers head now.

Great info.

Good stuff Scottie.

I’m all on board with it is what it is. What it is, isn’t good.

When Smith went down, it was obvious to me that either Henderson or Williams needed to surface immediately, as our season of “hope” was over, and we needed to play (and learn) for next year.

I was stunned that others felt we had depth; argh. Nada; other than at the guard position.

He doesn’t shoot like it’s in his head. No hesitation. He’ll break the slump. He’ll got 4-5 tonight.

Oh we have depth, but not that replaces a senior of Smith’s caliber. Not sure what teams do. For such short notice, I was impressed that a freshman came in and played as well as he did in Williams. I expect your tune to change after tonight. But if you want 4 year experience in big boy basketball at that spot. No we don’t have that, and no one ever said we did.

That’s probably true, hence the reported discussion Muss had with him in his office. On what’s considered a good shot and what’s not.

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