Pro Am League : Pitt Player Recap

Season totals and game-by-game review for each Pitt player.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT
4-of-8 from the field
1-of-4 three-point range
7-of-9 free throws
16 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists

FOR THE SEASON
19-of-44 from the field
3-of-11 three-point range
21-of-26 free throws
12.6 ppg, 4.3 apg, 3.2 rpg (4 games)

Woodall has become's Pitt's best distributor through the summer, and maybe overall. He's almost developing into another Brad Wanamaker, because of how much he loves to drive. Steadily, through the last few games, if he gets trapped after his drives, he's been making the right pass. An interesting development to watch.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
11-of-23 from the field
4-of-9 from three-point range
3-of-6 free throws
29 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assist

FOR THE SEASON
38-of-75 from the field
5-of-19 from three-point range
13-of-23 free throws
24.6 ppg, 4 rpg, 1.6 apg (5 games)

It may just be summer league, but Gilbert Brown--non-conference, Big East or summer league, has not been shooting the ball like he is now. He has shown some athletic prowess ever since he got to Pitt. Maybe this is the year he really shines. The only thing that has dogged him throughout his career, has been consistency. Even though it's summer league--no player in the entire league has been more electric than Brown. He has the biggest multitude of shots of anyone on Pitt's roster right now. If I was voting for a league MVP today, Gilbert Brown has my vote.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
9-of-11 from the field
3-of-6 free throws
21 points, 12 rebounds

FOR THE SEASON
35-of-50 from the field
14-of-24 free throws
16.8 ppg, 9.4 rpg

Taylor came through with his highest rebounding output of the summer with 12. He was quiet in the last two games, but that can be attributed to the last two games being heavy with guard play. When his team needed him on Wednesday night, he came through. Any rebound that came his way he grabbed, and he had two explosive dunks in transition.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
9-of-19 from the field
4-of-10 three-point range
4-of-4 free throws
26 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists

FOR THE SEASON
37-of-79 from the field
14-of-35 three-point range
17-of-22 free throws
20.9 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.6 apg (5 games)

Now that Gilbert Brown has sealed up a little more consistency, it looks like he passed the inconsistency gene off to Ashton Gibbs. Gibbs had another solid performance on Wednesday night, and in my opinion, is slated to make the all-league team. However, what we've seen from Gibbs over the last few games is a hot half. The last two games, prior to Wednesday, he started off cold, then rebounded with a strong second half. Wednesday, he started off by hitting the first six shots he took, four of which were three-pointers. A 26-point game with five boards and four assists--showing more of an eagerness to distribute is great. It's scary to think what he'd do if he shot consistently for two halves, because so far a hot half and a cool half already add up to a good game for Gibbs.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
4-of-9 from the field
0-of-4 from three-point range
10 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists

FOR THE SEASON
11-of-27 from the field
4-of-10 from three-point range
5.2 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 2 apg (5 games)

It's nice to know that Pitt has a walk-on that can put together a game like this.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
5-of-10 from the field
1-of-3 from three-point range 2-of-3 free throws
13 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist

FOR THE SEASON
27-of-51 from the field
7-of-19 from three-point range
13-of-21 free throws
14.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.8 apg (5 games)

It would be nice to see Patterson have more looks with the ball. The last two games, he has made the most of his opportunity, but much like Dante Taylor's stretch last week--where he didn't touch the ball much, Patterson hasn't been getting his looks either. Still, watching Patterson's play each night, it's becoming more evident that he's looking like a two. He's a good spot shooter, and most important, he's a good decision maker when he's out there. At 6-5, he gives Pitt opponents a matchup problem.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Did Not Play

FOR THE SEASON
20-of-55 from the field
7-of-18 from three-point range
14-of-23 free throws
15.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 3.3 apg (4 games)


WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Did Not Paly

FOR THE SEASON
26-of-50 from the field
1-of-2 from three-point range
9-of-21 free throws
15.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg (4 games)


WEDNESDAY NIGHT
8-of-15 from the field
0-of-0 from three-point range
0-of-2 free throws
16 points, 17 rebounds

FOR THE SEASON
26-of-52 from the field
14-of-24 free throws
13.2 ppg points, 11.3 rpg (5 games)

When this league started, predictions for the leading rebounder probably would have gone to Gary McGhee or Dante Taylor. Instead, it's Talib Zanna. The most impressive thing about Zanna in this league, is how he just knows how to be in the right place. I've always thought of him and J.J. Richardson being two versions of the same player, but Zanna might be separating himself. He is as sure a hander rebounder as Pitt has, and it's not as if he's a defensive specialist, either. He's able to finish off shots, and much like he does on the glass, is in the right space at the right time for a feed. He helped his team out nicely, finishing off some fast breaks on Wednesday night. Zanna is becoming a nice two-way player.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Did Not Play

FOR THE SEASON
33-of-56 from the field
13-of-27 free throws
19.7 ppg, 9.5 rpg (4 games)


WEDNESDAY NIGHT
4-of-9 from the field
0-of-0 free throws
8 points, 5 rebounds

FOR THE SEASON
23-of-50 from the field
12-of-15 free throws
11.6 ppg, 6.7 rpg

Certainly nothing to complain about with 4-of-9 shooting. Though Taylor and Zanna had better shooting percentage, they of course are taking the high-percentage shots. Richardson's takes were more from the wing. Though Zanna is looking more like a four, Richardson is teetering between a three and a four. He's not the rebounding force, but he's more willing to take the outside jump shots.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
4-of-10 from the field
1-of-3 from three-point range
1-of-2 free throws
10 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist

FOR THE SEASON
20-of-36 from the field
2-of-6 from three-point range
4-of-9 free throws
9.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1 apg

Wright can do many things well, but his drives to the basket are impressive. He has a quick first step, and he gets air aggressively. Anything else he does (three-point shooting) is bonus. It will be exciting to watch him drive to the line, in the regular season. Of the last three freshmen classes playing in this league, Wright and J.J. Moore definitely look the most ready to contribute right away.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
8-of-17 from the field
3-of-6 from three-point range
4-of-6 free throws
23 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist

FOR THE SEASON
27-of-61 from the field
7-of-15 from three-point range
18-of-24 free throws
17.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg

The toughest thing for Wright, is that he's overshadowed by Gary McGhee and Lamar Patterson being on his team. The best thing for Moore being without Brad Wanamaker and Nasir Robinson on his team on Wedneday, is that he instantly becomes the go-to guy. He responded with a game-high 23 points. His shot selection was very good, and his defense and rebounding gets better each game. The 17 shots he took on Wednesday were as varied as any Pitt player.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
0-of-3 from the field
0-of-0 from three-point range
2-of-2 free throws 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist

FOR THE SEASON
3-of-13 from the field
2-of-2 free throws 1.6 ppg, 1.2 rpg




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