G.J. is a very slightly-built 6-foot-0 point guard from McKinney, Texas. Today's early game against Lakeshow was not a good outing for G.J. When he got into the game he showed good form early on, handling the ball well in traffic, making clean, crisp passes, and floating a nice long jumper. He helped his team play Lakeshow even throughout the first half.
But the wheels came off in the second period. When G.J. got into the game in the second half, he played a little sloppy. "I didn't play good defense," G.J. said, "I missed some easy shots and we did not get out on their shooters." G.J. spent the last seven minutes of the game on the bench and finished with five points on 2-9 shooting. He did have four assists and four rebounds in a 76-61 loss. "The team is not having a good tournament," G.J. added, "it is probably the worst we have played all year long."
Part of the issue may be that G.J. is sometimes asked to play out of his natural point guard position for his AAU team. "We have a couple of other guys in the team that are a little smaller and I am more of a scorer, so sometimes they put me over at the shooting guard spot."
"I believe I have to improve in a number of areas," G.J. said, "but two areas really stand out for me as a priority. I need to develop my body, you know, add strength and muscle, and I need to become a more consistent outside shooter."
G.J. fared better in another outing, again in a loss, scoring 11 points on 5-11 shooting.