Dusty has the ability to takeover a game. Just look back at last year’s SEC Tournament game against Florida. Although we lost, Dusty went for 33 and was almost unstoppable.
This is just a sample of the action.
Call him Dusty the magnificent. Not only for his ability to pick up his game when needed, but for his staying within the team work other times. This year we have more scorers, and Dusty rolls along with the game and does what comes his way. He picks up his game, when other are stale and the game is on the line. This team is going to miss him next year.
I am re-watching the game with no sound as to not be distracted by the commentators and being drawn to what they are commenting on. Dusty plays some darn good defense within the overall scheme. He just cannot stay in front of a cat quick ball handler. We don’t have anyone that has demonstrated that ability.
I’m one of the guys who hates on Dusty’s defense, but I noticed that too. Think it was perfectly executed and a very intelligent play by the three SR’s. Moses and Dusty for the perfect timed trap, and Manny for guarding the most likely player Kornet was gonna try to get the ball too. Perfect tip toward Barford. Shows CMA has faith in these guys, I was screaming for a foul, didn’t think they’d get the turnover. Great decision by CMA.
I think they do run him off a lot of screens, the screens are just not that great most of the time. On pindowns, defenders are typically able to evade them. On pick-and-rolls, the bigs have a tendency to try to slip the screen/leave early without making solid contact. Pet peeve of mine.
Now, Moses set 2 really big screens in the final 4 minutes to free Dusty for layups.
It is Dusty’s job to use the screens properly and to read the defense. I agree that some screens are not set very well, but the fact remains that the offensive player should use the screen, even it means walking or running his man into one of his teammates that might not be even setting a screen. The key is to read the defender.