Have we lsome threads lately?
I went back to check on some content from a thread from about 5-6 weeks ago. This was a thread Clay started, in which he had talked about the improved shooting he expected from Harris (among other topics covered). I took exception to that expectation and posted that I did not think we’d see any material increase in Harris’ 3 point shooting - stating that he was already in his 3rd year of D1 ball (including last season’s practice-only while red-shirting) and quoting his New Mexico stats. Clay replied and said he didn’t think that the red-shirt year meant anything, and that he thought he’d improve the next two years.
Several others then jumped on the thread with various criticisms of Harris (mostly, his shooting), and Clay came back and tried to pivot with a post that said (paraphrasing) that he never said anything about Harris’s 3-point shooting, specifically; just that he (Clay) thought Harris’ shooting “overall” would get better. To which I replied that his 2-point shooting (at that point, 48%) wasn’t a huge problem; it was his 15% (then - now 12%) shooting from distance that dragged him down. Since Harris will never be someone who makes 55% of his 2-point shots, if he’s going to improve his “overall shooting”, it HAS to come from 3 point shooting primarily. (I posted the two-point percentages of several other Hog guards, such as Joe Johnson, Lee Mayberry, etc. as a demonstration that it was unrealistic to expect Jalen to be much higher than his then-current 48% from two point range).
What happened to that thread? I have the URL for it, but it’s gone??? I saved it because I promised to come back to it after Jalen’s senior season to see if I was right, or wrong. But it’s gone.
I smell a cover-up, after Jalen’s 1-for-February performance. :lol: