justin mason

Discussion in 'Men’s Basketball' started by hookem1962, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. hookem1962

    hookem1962 250+ Posts

    great kid but...please do not try another three pt attempt the remainder of the season, please
  2. HTownSmitty

    HTownSmitty 25+ Posts

  3. Wulaw Horn

    Wulaw Horn 1,000+ Posts

    The guy has never been a dead eye shooter or anything, but unless I'm missing something he's been much worse from the line and distance then previously, just not coming close.

    He had some nice drives to the hoop today and also had a nice 18 foot pull up that was nothing but net. I'm hoping that helps him get some confidence in his shot as I think some of this with his shooting has to be in his head.
  4. Bob in Houston

    Bob in Houston 2,500+ Posts

    Pittman has made two fewer FTs than Mason has taken. Roll that one around for a minute.
  5. Third Coast

    Third Coast 10,000+ Posts

    Yeah, Mason was never a good shooter, but this year he is just awful.
  6. KingBobo81

    KingBobo81 250+ Posts

    He should get his eyes tested. His bricks are horrendous.
  7. fall01nk

    fall01nk 250+ Posts

    His shot gets worse every time he takes one. Having him and either Varez or Dogus on the floor kills us.
  8. Wulaw Horn

    Wulaw Horn 1,000+ Posts

    Point of clarification- are you saying that having any one of the three kills us or two of the three.

    If it's the first I couldn't disagree more, if its the second I concur fully
  9. wherzwaldo

    wherzwaldo 1,000+ Posts

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  10. hoopdoc

    hoopdoc < 25 Posts

    I think/hope Justin can get throught this slump. Dog and Varez do not have offense at this point. Justin is best of available options.
  11. Utkclack15

    Utkclack15 100+ Posts

    Varez is the best post passer on this team by 1000000000000 miles.
  12. musubi

    musubi 100+ Posts

    I think it's funny when people refer to Mason's shooting woes as a "slump", as if he's just off of his normal game. In 3 years, Mason has shown consistent inability to hit outside shots. I expect him to miss every time he attempts a 3 pointer and, when he does hit, it's a genuine surprise to me. I know it's hard to conceive how such an otherwise solid basketball player can be so bad in this one area, but, alas, he is.
  13. bevocbs

    bevocbs 250+ Posts

    I think that is a little extreme. He certainly isn't a great shooter, but most of the time he is solid. I remember almost identical threads at the beginning of the season last year when everyone wanted to bench Mason because he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn. Then he slowly! worked out of it and was solid most of the year. He is never going to be the guy you look for for a 3 ptr, but he has certainly hit his share of big 3s to keep teams honest in the past.
  14. UTeric32

    UTeric32 500+ Posts

    For the exception of Meatchicken St this year, his jumper is usually pretty clutch when it matters the most in the final minutes.
  15. musubi

    musubi 100+ Posts

  16. Joe2005

    Joe2005 500+ Posts

  17. musubi

    musubi 100+ Posts

    Okay, I think I mentioned exactly those things in my post? [​IMG]

    Anyway, his freshman year, he was the 5th option on the floor and I think that has some significant impact on the fact that he shot 39%. Not only was it more open looks, but the pressure is much less when you're not relied upon consistently. The subsequent downturn in shooting each year is, in my opinion, due to increased scrutiny by defenses each year and loss of confidence that you can make the shot consistently (which is part of what distinguishes a good shooter from a bad one).
  18. jamaebarrow

    jamaebarrow 100+ Posts

    Mason always plays hard and is on the court for his athleticsm. His shooting shouldn't matter. Unfortunately this season they need more than they are getting for him. Maybe the coaches can work with him and he can improve. I hope he remains confident. This team shouldn't be down about losing to a good OU team.

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