Pro Am League : Pitt Player Recap

Updated totals from Monday night, and for the season, with notes on each Pitt player.


MONDAY NIGHT
4-of-11 from the field
1-of-3 three-point range
4-of-4 free throws
13 points, 5 assists

FOR THE SEASON
25-of-61 from the field
4-of-18 three-point range
25-of-30 free throws
15.8 ppg, 3.6 apg, 2.2 rpg (5 games)

The most glaring number not listed from Woodall's total is his five turnovers. His shooting was decent, and his free throw shooting has been consistent throughout the summer. Though his shooting (40 percent) is slightly behind Gibbs' shooting for the summer (46 percent), Woodall has had the most turnovers of any Pitt player (3.6/game) through the summer. He needs a better assist-to-turnover ratio this coming season to either complement Gibbs, or make a case for more minutes.

MONDAY NIGHT
7-of-13 from the field
2-of-4 from three-point range
2-of-2 free throws
18 points, 2 rebounds

FOR THE SEASON
56-of-114 from the field
11-of-34 from three-point range
19-of-30 free throws
23.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.0 apg (6 games)

Take away an abysmal 6-for-24 shooting performance in the first game of the summer league, and Gilbert Brown has shot 55.6 percent (50-of-90) since that first game. The best thing, is Brown has been consistent this summer, which has really been the only thing lacking from his game.

MONDAY NIGHT
8-of-15 from the field
3-of-4 free throws
19 points, 13 rebounds

FOR THE SEASON
43-of-65 from the field
17-of-28 free throws
17.2 ppg, 10.8 rpg (6 games)

Taylor is one of three Pitt players to average a double-double for the summer, but of those three players (Gary McGhee, Talib Zanna), Taylor has the highest shooting percentage. There is some tight space at both the four and five positions this year. Judging by shooting performance, and consisting rebounding ability, Taylor has the edge.

MONDAY NIGHT
10-of-24 from the field
7-of-17 three-point range
3-of-3 free throws
30 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists

FOR THE SEASON
49-of-107 from the field
21-of-52 three-point range
21-of-27 free throws
23.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 4.2 apg (6 games)

Gibbs had his best game of the summer on Monday night, and leads the league with 21 three-pointers. He is developing into more of a floor general, as evidenced by his six assists. Though he does shoot a lot of three-pointers when he has the ball, he has been having a lot of good looks at the basket. Once he creates space for himself from a defender, he is able to get a good shot off, and is tough to defend. Though Woodall isn't far behind him in shooting percentage and in assists, Gibbs has been more efficient at taking care of the ball.

MONDAY NIGHT
Did Not Play

FOR THE SEASON
10-of-31 from the field
3-of-16 from three-point range
2-of-2 free throws
5.0 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 2 apg (5 games)



MONDAY NIGHT
6-of-11 from the field
0-of-2 from three-point range 0-of-2 free throws
12 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists

FOR THE SEASON
32-of-69 from the field
7-of-26 from three-point range
13-of-25 free throws
14 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.7 apg (6 games)

Patterson should compete for minutes at the two, maybe even the point, but he is playing more like a two-guard. His three-point shooting has slipped in the last two games, but he's also getting his hands on some more rebounds. One area where Patterson is struggling, is at the free throw line--an area which has dogged many Pitt players over the year. Patterson and Nasir Robinson appear to be struggling the most right now.

MONDAY NIGHT
5-of-15 from the field
2-of-6 from three-point range
2-of-3 free throws
14 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist

FOR THE SEASON
24-of-71 from the field
9-of-25 from three-point range
17-of-27 free throws
14.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.2 apg (5 games)
Wanamaker was the only player who had a worse game--turnover-wise--than Woodall did, turning the ball over six times. He looked a bit flat--perhaps because it was his first game in two weeks. Overall, Wanamaker's shooting has been an improvement this summer, from where he's been in the past.

MONDAY NIGHT
4-of-13 from the field
0-of-0 from three-point range
2-of-4 free throws
10 points, 3 rebounds

FOR THE SEASON
29-of-63 from the field
0-of-1 from three-point range
11-of-25 free throws
11.8 ppg, 5.6 rpg (5 games)
Robinson had his worst game of the summer on Monday night. He too missed last Wednesday night's game, with Wanamaker, so he too looks a bit rusty from a two-week layover. Robinson was in the right spot on the inside, but often times he wasn't getting the right bounce. Robinson has developed a nice touch on the ball this summer, a nice spin move as well. He has struggled from the free throw line, hitting at well below fifty percent from the line.

MONDAY NIGHT
6-of-9 from the field
0-of-0 from three-point range
2-of-2 free throws
14 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists

FOR THE SEASON
32-of-61 from the field
16-of-26 free throws
13.5 ppg points, 10.8 rpg (6 games)

Though Zanna has been one of the better rebounders in this league, a strong suit of his, his offensive skills are progressing as well. He's not the dominant inside force that Taylor is. He can catch and shoot, or dunk, on the inside in tight space. Zanna has developed a nice short-range jumper from the wing. Zanna gives Pitt even more versatility, depending on how they want to work their lineup.

MONDAY NIGHT
5-of-9 from the field
0-of-0 from three-point range
1-of-4 free throws
11 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist

FOR THE SEASON
38-of-66 from the field
15-of-31 free throws
16 ppg, 10.4 rpg (5 games)
McGhee had a bit of a quieter game by his standards on Monday, but at least has been consistent inside. If anything, McGhee has always been strong on the inside. Over the last year, McGhee has maintained that strong presence, while becoming more fluid in his movement--both on the defensive end, and on offense. The result is a consistent double-double in this summer league.

MONDAY NIGHT
4-of-11 from the field
2-of-2 free throws
10 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists

FOR THE SEASON
25-of-50 from the field
15-of-19 free throws
10.8 ppg, 7.3 rpg (6 games)

Richardson's shooting has slipped over the last two games, but he's still been impressive on the summer as a whole, shooting at a 50-percent clip. The only thing that can be attributed to that is Richardson's role of playing the center position, while wanting to take more shots on his own in this summer league. That's kind of what the league is for--take chances, and try to work on some of the more difficult shots while it's still the offseason. However, if Richardson's future is at center, it would be nice to see what he does inside, from an offensive perspective. He's already proved he can play defense there.

MONDAY NIGHT
3-of-7 from the field
0-of-3 from three-point range
3-of-4 free throws
9 points, 1 rebounds, 4 assists

FOR THE SEASON
26-of-60 from the field
2-of-10 from three-point range
6-of-11 free throws
10 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.5 apg (6 games)

Wright doesn't get as many touches as J.J. Moore does. That can be attributed to the fact that Wright has Lamar Patterson and Gary McGhee on his team. Still, he's averaging in double figures. He looks worthy of getting minutes during the season, but the question is where. Luckily, for the summer, he's playing a host of positions--the point, the two and the three. Both he and J.J. Moore look ready to contribute--the question is where, and the other question is how much with a log jam of bodies already at those respective positions. This much is certain--both he and Moore look more ready to contribute than the current third-year players (Gibbs, Woodall) did in their first summer league action two years ago.



MONDAY NIGHT (2 game total)
15-of-34 from the field
2-of-11 from three-point range
3-of-4 free throws
35 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists

FOR THE SEASON
42-of-95 from the field
9-of-27 from three-point range
21-of-30 free throws
16.3 ppg, 5.4 rpg (7 games)

When the league first started, Cameron Wright looked ready to go from the start. It looked like J.J. Moore would take more time. Now, Moore looks ready to contribute at the Big East level. He gets more explosive with big play potential every game. Much like Wright, it's still early to figure out which position Moore is going to end up. Perhaps that's good, proving how versatile both players are.

MONDAY NIGHT
2-of-4 from the field
1-of-2 from three-point range
1-of-2 free throws
6 points, 5 rebounds

FOR THE SEASON
5-of-20 from the field
1-of-4 from three-point range
3-of-4 free throws
2.3 ppg, 2.5 rpg (6 games)




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