FREE: 1/20 Hoops Practice Notebook

Patrick was at SMU basketball practice and talked with Ben Moore and Larry Brown plus put together a notebook!

Larry Brown Q&A

Ben Moore Q&A

Semi Ojeleye ACCLIMATING

Ojeleye looks more comfortable with a couple practices under his belt. On his first day, he was mostly trying to get open for a jump shot. Today, he was more active with his movements on offense, looking more comfortable making cuts, setting screens and using screens to score. His shot wasn’t falling quite like it was last week, but it was likely just an off day because his motion looked good as usual.

BEN MOORE BEING VERSATILE AGAIN

Ben Moore said he likes to be versatile and have versatile teammates, and it will come in handy with the loss of Keith Frazier and Justin Martin. But Moore continued his usual role on offense, spending most of his time in the paint, setting screens and cutting to the hoop off screens. While Sterling Brown figures to continue to start in Frazier’s place, Moore is capable of playing the three, but seems likely to stick at the four right now. He could see a little time at the three, especially if Coach Brown wants to make sure Cannen Cunningham sees more minutes and/or decides to use a big lineup.

Practice Quick Hits

— Keith Frazier was back at practice for the second straight day.

— Justin Martin also practiced with the team.

— Coach Brown said “I think I need to realize I might need to use (Wilfong)” after Saturday’s game. But during meaningful practice, he and Dunleavy hardly saw the floor.

Ben Emelogu was not wearing the split on his hand like he did during Saturday’s game.

— Ojeleye threw down a vicious dunk on an alley-oop from Frazier that sent the room into a daze for a couple minutes.


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