Unofficial Box Score
The "white" team was coached by Doug Oliver on the bench, with assistance from Julius Hicks. The "red" team was coached by Donny Guerinoni on the bench, with assistance from Nick Robinson. Head coach Trent Johnson remained on the opposite side of the court for the breadth of the scrimmage, allowing his assistants and staff to run the scrimmage.
Match-ups (white vs. red)
Da'Veed Dildy/Mitch Johnson vs. Carlton Weatherby/Da'Veed Dildy
Anthony Goods/Mitch Johnson vs. Kenny Brown
Landry Fields/Anthony Goods vs. Chris Bobel/Carlton Weatherby
Fred Washington vs. Lawrence Hill
Robin Lopez vs. Will Paul
This is a little more confusing than what transpired during the first scrimmage. First, freshman point guard Da'Veed Dildy was moved from the red team to the white team to start this second scrimmage. He played well in the first scrimmage and was given the chance to run the white squad to start this 20 minutes. However, that lasted a shade under five minutes. He substituted out initially, and before he could come back in, there was a minor ankle injury to fifth-year senior Carlton Weatherby, who was running the point for the red team. Dildy changed jerseys and came in for Weatherby with a little over 11 minutes to play and played "red" the rest of the way.
Weatherby had his ankle taped and returned after three minutes, substituting for senior walk-on Chris Bobel at the wing. Weatherby had been playing point guard up until the injury; he played off the ball after returning. He played on the wing during the first scrimmage, as well.
There were a couple minutes when sophomore Mitch Johnson played together with Dildy on the white team, at which time Dildy moved to the off guard position. Minutes later, they matched up against each other. You keeping this straight?
Johnson played all 20 minutes of the first scrimmage but substituted into this period after the first three minutes for freshman wing Landry Fields. That moved sophomore shooting guard Anthony Goods up to the small forward position. Fields returned a minute and a half later (when Dildy subbed out), which moved Goods back to the "two".
- We covered most of the ground talking about the white team for the first 20-minute scrimmage, but the highlights largely belonged to the red squad for this period. They jumped out to a surprising 10-2 lead. Fifth-year senior Carlton Weatherby was the spark plug, scoring six of those points before he turned his ankle chasing his own rebound after a drive he missed. Weatherby hit two of his first three shots, including an impressive drive in the lane that ended with a floater against freshman Da'Veed Dildy. He scored the basket, and drew a foul for the three-point play. A couple minutes later, he hit the more modern three-pointer. This one was from 24 feet, and he just beat the buzzer of the shot clock.
- The assist numbers were not impressive for the red team, but they had some nifty passing in the early going. The very first possession had redshirt sophomore Kenny Brown and sophomore Lawrence Hill work the two-man game, with Brown finding Hill working free and slashing to the basket. Hill finished with a little shoulder fake and two-handed lay-in. Weatherby deserved an assist on a nice drive against Dildy that drew the defense; he dished to freshman Will Paul, who was stuffed by freshman Robin Lopez at the basket.
- After a lackluster first scrimmage shooting the ball, Hill hit his first three shots of the second scrimmage. The first was the aforementioned two-man game with Brown. Next was an offensive rebound and putback off a miss by Paul, which gave "red" its largest lead at 10-2. The white team answered with nine straight points, but Hill gave his squad the lead again with a nice 10-foot baseline jumper over senior Fred Washington. Another great plus for Hill was his rebounding, including a scrimmage-high four on the offensive glass. On the negative side of the ledger, he missed all three of his shots from outside the arc. The last was an attempt in the final three seconds on an in-bound play for him to tie the game.
- That was the last of the scoring for the red team, until Weatherby returned to the game with a freshly taped ankle. He immediately forced the action with a drive to the basket, that scored and drew a foul against freshman Landry Fields. Weatherby did miss the three-point opportunity at the stripe. Hill later also missed a key free throw, this time the front end of a one-and-one bonus situation... Back to Weatherby's missed free throw, Hill snared the offensive rebound to give the red team another look at the basket, which ended in a three-pointer from Brown on the wing. Weatherby scored the next and final six points for his team, first with a somewhat unsightly heave from downtown at the end of the shot clock that went down. That closed the game to with one (20-21) for the red team and ended a 10-point run for the white team. Then it was Weatherby driving to the basket and again drawing a foul against Fields - this time he converted the three-point play at the free throw line. That tied the game at 23-23.
- Weatherby's 14 points represented not just the bulk of his team's scoring. It was also the only scoring in double digits by any player on either team in either scrimmage. More remarkable was the fact that Weatherby scored no points in the first scrimmage, on 0-for-2 shooting from the field.
- We paid attention to Dildy starting at point guard for the white team, but he played just under five minutes there and ultimately logged the majority of his minutes back on the red team. The lasting impression Dildy left was less positive than what he showed in the first scrimmage. The frosh on two consecutive possessions turned the ball over when he was whistled for palming the basketball - the second of which was egregious. He also missed both of his attempts from the field and did not tally an assist.
- His shooting percentage was again south of .500, which is not what you hope for your seven-foot center. Nonetheless, freshman Robin Lopez did some nice things and certainly started on the right foot with the first white possession of the scrimmage. Lopez had the ball on the low block, waited, used his shoulder against his defender and hit a hook shot. A couple possessions later, Lopez received an in-bound pass in the lane and stepped away from the basket to hit a nice one-handed shot, but he was whistled for traveling on the play. Most of the remainder of the scrimmage was rebounding and defense, which included a strip steal of Paul, three blocked shots and a handful of redirections at the basket. Lopez flashed some nice passing, including a feed to Washington for a finish at the glass that gave the white team their first lead of the scrimmage at 11-10. The big man had an even better dish at the elbow with his back to the basket, finding Fields on the baseline, though he failed to convert. Lopez finally scored again to put the white team on top, 25-23, on a feed and finish from Washington.
- Fields was active throughout the scrimmage, which may be more important than the various successes and failures. That best showed up in his rebounding, which helped keep the white team afloat when they had scoring droughts. He did not have success attacking the basket, though his instincts were good. His first drive was blocked by Hill (help defense). Later in transition he went hard to the basket but put his knee into the chest of Paul for a charging foul - classic freshman mistake. Fields looked good and scored on his perimeter shooting. The first trey was a catch-and-shoot on a feed from sophomore Anthony Goods that helped the white team recover from a 2-10 early hole. Later he put up a quick, no-conscience three-pointer in transition that capped a 10-point run.
- The white team employed full-court pressure in a couple spots. The red team, as seen during the first scrimmage, employed some zone defense. Also mirroring the first scrimmage period, sophomore Mitch Johnson immediately hit a three-pointer. Both of his treys on the day came on open looks against the zone, and he never otherwise attempted a shot from deep. He did hit both. Johnson did the remainder of his scoring damage at the free throw line (5-for-6) in this scrimmage. Four of those shots came on two drives that drew fouls.
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