Watching the games in person it looks like this season's team is very efficient on offense. They move the ball very, very well and and there are very few empty possessions. Also, there are no egos. KJ and TdS haven't been forcing things when they have the ball in their hands.
Tad stated on his post game show it's the best passing team he has had . . . he then backed up and pointed out that thee competition is going to get tougher starting with Richmond.
Yeh - I can count on less than one hand how many times a Buff took a shot and I thought "that wasn't a good idea." One of the reasons for the high shooting % is the wide open looks created on the perimeter as well as cuts to the basket that get layups. The shooters look relaxed and confident. Also, the spacing and timing is right on.When I was at the game last Friday, how well they pass the ball and waited for the right shot stood out to me too
Tad mentioned that one of the 'Ds", I can't remember which, had put on 20 pounds since arriving.Cody, Diop and Dak are really, really thin (in order of less to more thin). All of them look like they might still be growing. Obviously they are long and Cody exemplified this on his dunk in the last game. When he went up I thought he was too far from the basket to dunk, but he did.
Cody bringing the ball up with court is a good thing. He sees the court like a point guard. Had a couple of eye catching passes one was in transition that led to a layup and the other was a full court pass that led to a dunk. With a lack of true guards available this season he is going to get time as the primary ball handler.
Assane Diop added 20lbs in the offseason.Tad mentioned that one of the 'Ds", I can't remember which, had put on 20 pounds since arriving.
There have been a lot of skinny guys, of fairly recent African heritage, who have shown they are very tough and strong athletes. M Bol is a good example. Many distance runners. Their lighter weight is a disadvantage when pushing and shoving, but they are tough men.
Tad said he and Dak had long discussions about him redshirting, and Dak said 'no way'.
A repeat: I think if they can up their games maybe 5 -10%, the Ds will be huge in our tournament run.
(I'm sure some allbuffer will call me a racist, for commenting on body-types, but so what?)