Player-by-player season review (now w/pt 12, Manny Watkins)

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Gonna be breaking down each guy’s seasons and what to expect from them moving forward. Going alphabetical order, so up first is Adrio Bailey.

Thanks. Great article. Question: You mention that Adrio and the coaches reworked his shot. It seems to me like MANY Razorbacks over the years have had a horrible shooting motion - to the point that I could tell they would never develop into a good shooter, or by extension a very good offensive player, ever. I have noticed recently that a guy like Qualls had a very mechanical shot, but GOOD mechanics that would allow him to develop into a good shooter, which he did. I assumed he learned those mechanics from somewhere other than our coaches because it seems like we have had so many guys between Mike and Nolan that never changed some prettt bad mechanics - Jimmy Whitt (I know, only 1 yr), Jenkins, and Jacorey Williams come immediately to mind with Mike and Nikki Davis is an easy example with Nolan. Are there other recent Razorbacks that the staff has worked with to significantly change/improve their mechanics and can you name them if so? Madden? Kingsley?

I think you are implying that our coaches don’t know how to coach shooters, among other things. The way it has been explained to me is if a player has had a good success shooting the ball in high school, they tend to not mess with his shooting motion. Because you risk getting the player confused and making it worse. Jacorey fits that type. But if you have someone like Adrio who did not have that type of success in high school, they will work with him. It is not one size fits all when it comes to shooting,

I do know that Lee Mayberry worked with Dusty Hannahs to tweak his shot in his transfer year, speed up the release. I think it’s a case-by-case basis depending on what they think the player needs and if there’s something blatantly wrong that’s hurting his results. They stressed to Dustin Thomas that he needed to quit fading on his shot. He does a good job in practice, but tended to slip back into old habits in games.

How tall is Bailey? The 6’6 seems like the standard exaggeration. He obviously jumps well, but he is definitely undersized.

As stated in your piece, he really needs to develop a consistent mid-range jumper. Taking out dunks and lay-ups, he shot 331/3% from the floor and 31% from the line. If he can become a decent shooter, he could find a role in the mode of Lenzie Howell, who was quite valuable for the Hogs in his time.

Bailey looks like he’s a legit 6’6-6’-7 if Cook/Thomas are indeed 6’8, he’s not much shorter than them at all. He actually looks like he may have grown. Looks a little taller to me than when he first arrived on campus.

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Part 2: Jaylen Barford

Well done and I totally agree with this:

[quote]Barford’s finish to his first year at Arkansas was impressive and encouraging, the type of close that points to a potential all-SEC senior season.
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I really felt he shot much better from 3 pt range in SEC play, but the numbers per http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/pla … ord-1.html don’t agree. I hope he puts up 500 3s a day in the off season. He could really be something next year.

I really felt he shot much better from 3 pt range in SEC play, but the numbers per http://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/pla … ord-1.html don’t agree. I hope he puts up 500 3s a day in the off season. He could really be something next year.
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Yeah, he can get hot. He’s just got to get more consistent and wean some of the bad shots. Not all those were on him because the ball wound up in his hands late in the clock a lot and he just had to get it up, but he can be more efficient with better shot selection.

Yeah, he can get hot. He’s just got to get more consistent and wean some of the bad shots. Not all those were on him because the ball wound up in his hands late in the clock a lot and he just had to get it up, but he can be more efficient with better shot selection.
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Seemed like that happened 3 times on Sunday.

You mention he finishes better than anyone on the team. Heck, he finishes better than anyone possibly in the nation.

One of the weaknesses is convincing the refs that he was fouled on the drive. That is a bit tounge in cheek, but if he can do that…

Yeah, I mentioned that when referencing his good foul shooting. For as much as he drives and there is contact, he should average more than 3 FTAs per game. He should come into next year with a raised profile, so he may start getting more of those calls. Kinda sad, but just the way it tends to work.

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Part 3, Anton Beard.

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Part 4, Arlando Cook

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Part 5, Dusty Hannahs

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Part 6, Brachen Hazen

Unfortunately, we don’t have an in-game photo on file. Not surprising given he only played 42 minutes.

I’ve been told consistently that Hazen crashes the boards as hard as anyone in practices/scrimmages and that he shouldn’t have a problem putting on some more weight because he wants to put in the work required to do that.

Yup, he has a great nose for the ball.

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