stennisrm72 wrote:GoAcesgo wrote:My take on Taylor is he will have a tough year especially once conference play starts, and he is not that great at defense, I think his defense is less than average, the Marty system of setting screens for the best shooter I think can give you a false read on a player's real scoring ability.
I looked at the NU website for RT's stats this year. Second leading scorer at 12 and change a game. Averaging a bit over 20 minutes a game. I also watched most of the second half of the Fresno State game. He looked lost on offense most of the time. Very few touches.
I tend to agree he will struggle when it comes to B1G conference play. Hopefully he's taking advantage of the educational opportunity at academically prestigious NU.
I've also watched a bit of Ryan Taylor at NW. Not much has changed other than that NW doesn't revolve an offense around him. He stills waves at defenders as they pass. He still avoids rebounds. He's still lethargic. He's the opposite of Dru Smith when it comes to intensity and defensive urgency. But, I wouldn't want to play him in HORSE.