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Bairstow is improving.

Post by SLB » January 8th, 2020, 12:45 am

Bairstow is looking good and making plays. Bairstow looked more smooth than before with shooting and passing. Made defensive plays and improves on rebounding.
Bairstow made Merrill style draw a charge. :thanks:
Stats from the last 2 combined games
23 minutes
3/5 from the field
2/2 from 3
2 assists
1 PF
1 TO



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Re: Bairstow is improving.

Post by aggies22 » January 8th, 2020, 5:53 am

If other players can't get out of their slumps, I think Bairstow should see more time and at least get a chance to show if he struggles or not. We already know Anderson, Brito, Miller and Porter are.
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Post by MalAgua » January 8th, 2020, 7:54 am

It’s a qualitative assessment, but he kinda reminds me of Andrei Kirilenko, was impressed with his hustle last night
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Re: Bairstow is improving.

Post by Real Life Aggie » January 8th, 2020, 9:05 am

I'd love to see more Bairstow on the court. Give him a good 30 minutes.
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Post by newhouse9 » January 8th, 2020, 9:44 am

Play Bairstow!
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Re: Bairstow is improving.

Post by SLB » January 11th, 2020, 7:03 pm

Bairstow in the 1st half of the Nevada game - 14 minutes
Stats from the 1st half
1-2 from the field
drew a foul but missed the free throw 0-1 FT
2 rebounds
2 assists
1 TO



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Re: Bairstow is improving.

Post by ThunderAggie » January 11th, 2020, 7:09 pm

He had 2 sweet dimes in a row in like a 20 sec span...one to Queta and one to Anderson for a dunk. Was the spark for the big run we went on! His minutes keep increasing.



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Re: Bairstow is improving.

Post by SLB » January 11th, 2020, 7:11 pm

ThunderAggie wrote:
January 11th, 2020, 7:09 pm
He had 2 sweet dimes in a row in like a 20 sec span...one to Queta and one to Anderson for a dunk. Was the spark for the big run we went on! His minutes keep increasing.
So far in this Nevada game in minutes for guards
18 Merrill
14 Bairstow
13 Miller
13 Brito
10 Porter
This is a big deal.
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Re: Bairstow is improving.

Post by bluegrouse » January 11th, 2020, 7:13 pm

Nice transition defense too.



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Post by TrueBlueAggie123 » January 11th, 2020, 7:58 pm

Should be starting! He’s a Better player then Miller by far.
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Re: Bairstow is improving.

Post by SLB » January 11th, 2020, 8:19 pm

Bairstow is taking over.
Miller, Brito, and Porter were rotating around with Bairstow.



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Post by ThunderAggie » January 11th, 2020, 8:19 pm

The one thing is that he did have 5 turnovers.
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Re: Bairstow is improving.

Post by SLB » January 11th, 2020, 8:23 pm

ThunderAggie wrote:
January 11th, 2020, 8:19 pm
The one thing is that he did have 5 turnovers.
No doubt this is true, but Bairstow getting 23 minutes against Nevada is a big deal.



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Post by slcagg » January 11th, 2020, 8:52 pm

Looked really good. Should be getting solid mins.



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Re: Bairstow is improving.

Post by bullshot » January 11th, 2020, 9:59 pm

Miller came back to earth.



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Post by scotlandog » January 11th, 2020, 10:02 pm

He also shooting 40% from 3 for the year. He passed up a lot of good looks tonight that came as part of the offense. Seems like he feels he can’t be the guy to tale the shot. If he can keep getting minutes like this he will continue to gain confidence and then he will let those shots fly. I do like that he looks to drive and attack the defense rather than shoot the 3 but he will get some good looks.


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Re: Bairstow is improving.

Post by Aggie84025 » January 11th, 2020, 10:43 pm

SLB wrote:
January 11th, 2020, 8:23 pm
ThunderAggie wrote:
January 11th, 2020, 8:19 pm
The one thing is that he did have 5 turnovers.
No doubt this is true, but Bairstow getting 23 minutes against Nevada is a big deal.
Outside of the turnovers he was awesone. He is gaining confidence and it is awesome to see.



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Post by dyedblue » January 11th, 2020, 11:37 pm

His defense tonight was the difference. His length really threw Nevada off. When he was out they got a lot more looks from the inside. He moved hood feet very well for a 6’8” guy.


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Post by CanofShiz » January 12th, 2020, 1:03 am

Fed Queta all night long. He makes plays. Doesn't just camp the 3 and will DRIVE.



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Post by Dkdavis » January 12th, 2020, 9:05 am

He made quiet a few mistakes but I think they were just rookie mistakes and will be worked out as he gets more minutes. I remember seeing smith get frustrated when Bairstow didn’t run the right play, but I was happy to see him leave him in after that. Bairstow has so much potential and I want to see his minutes increase!



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Post by dyedblue » January 12th, 2020, 9:20 am

Had Bairstow been getting more minutes in other games that didn’t matter, I think he would have worked some if his mistakes out. He has five turnovers, but didn’t get benched. That can be nothing but a good sign for us going forward. His defensive contribution weighed the turnovers he committed. Once he gains the confidence to shoot a little more he is going to be lethal.


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Post by aggiesdotcom » January 12th, 2020, 9:36 am

I was glad to see us run an offense. It felt like during the losing streak we made no attempt to work the ball around from the inside out. Things sure opened up last night and it felt like Bairstow played a role in putting forth the effort to play team ball.



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Re: Bairstow is improving.

Post by Aggie84025 » January 12th, 2020, 11:19 am

aggiesdotcom wrote:
January 12th, 2020, 9:36 am
I was glad to see us run an offense. It felt like during the losing streak we made no attempt to work the ball around from the inside out. Things sure opened up last night and it felt like Bairstow played a role in putting forth the effort to play team ball.
Yes it was awesome to see them actually run some plays, set picks for each other and roll to the basket. Biggest stat was 20 assists. If you get assists just like that most nights you will probably win.



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Re: Bairstow is improving.

Post by BigBlueDart » January 12th, 2020, 3:27 pm

He seemed like he overplayed a bit on defense to me. At least out on the perimeter against their more attic players looking to drive in. I could be reading that wrong as I don't have the best analytical eye for basketball. Are there any advanced stats that would show a weakness in allowing players to blow past him?

Of course, even of I'm right I would chalk it up to over eagerness and lack of experience. He may just need to learn how to position himself better and get more experience guarding players that will drive on him.

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Re: Bairstow is improving.

Post by dirtnsnow » January 12th, 2020, 4:06 pm

BigBlueDart wrote:
January 12th, 2020, 3:27 pm
He seemed like he overplayed a bit on defense to me. At least out on the perimeter against their more attic players looking to drive in. I could be reading that wrong as I don't have the best analytical eye for basketball. Are there any advanced stats that would show a weakness in allowing players to blow past him?

Of course, even of I'm right I would chalk it up to over eagerness and lack of experience. He may just need to learn how to position himself better and get more experience guarding players that will drive on him.

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We don't have the most athletic players in the world, so they're gonna get blown by I'm certain matchups. I think they were allowing that last night because we were more concerned with keeping them off the three point line, and relying on Queta to clean up or deter drives to the basket. For the most part, it worked, as Jazz and Drew both had subpar games. The mistakes I saw in his game were turnovers and passing up some shots that he should have taken. These are, IMO, freshman mistakes, and he'll be coached out of them. We've got some intriguing talent going forward.


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Post by Dkdavis » January 12th, 2020, 4:23 pm

BigBlueDart wrote:
January 12th, 2020, 3:27 pm
He seemed like he overplayed a bit on defense to me. At least out on the perimeter against their more attic players looking to drive in. I could be reading that wrong as I don't have the best analytical eye for basketball. Are there any advanced stats that would show a weakness in allowing players to blow past him?

Of course, even of I'm right I would chalk it up to over eagerness and lack of experience. He may just need to learn how to position himself better and get more experience guarding players that will drive on him.

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I don't have the best analytical eye for basketball either, but I do remember watching one play where Bairstow gave the guy some space on the 3 point line and he drained a 3 on him.



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Post by AGGIEinIOWA » January 13th, 2020, 9:25 am

That one clip of Sean hitting the open 3 was just a possession or two after he passed up a wide open look from the corner in which Coach Smith was seen talking to him about it. Good sign that Sean didn’t hesitate the next time he got a look.



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Post by treesap32 » January 13th, 2020, 9:25 pm

In tonight's Coaches Show, Coach Smith commented on Bairstow getting more time vs. Nevada and said that this trend will continue. He also commented that the players really believe in him and like seeing him out there.

For those interested, here's audio to the show:

https://1280thezone.com/craig-smith-coa ... y-13-2019/
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Re: Bairstow is improving.

Post by ChicAggie » January 15th, 2020, 8:33 am

My two biggest take-aways from the Nevada game:

1. Bairstow's confidence and play have improved significantly -- though he ended up with five turnovers (unacceptable), he had fewer moments where he seemed over-matched and out-of-control. He made his shots (1-1 3PA, 2-3 2PA), grabbed a couple rebounds (could use more from him here - 2 boards in 23 minutes isn't great for a 6'8" guy - even if he's a perimeter player), and dished out three assists (but need to limit the TOs). I definitely could see him playing a larger role -- particularly if Brito and Miller do not step it up.

2. How did Zane Meeks NOT end up at BYU-P? He may have the most BYU-P haircut I have ever seen.


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Re: Bairstow is improving.

Post by Real Life Aggie » January 15th, 2020, 9:49 am

ChicAggie wrote:
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2. How did Zane Meeks NOT end up at BYU-P? He may have the most BYU-P haircut I have ever seen.
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Post by jpswensen » January 15th, 2020, 4:42 pm

It will come with just getting a year or two older and collegiate weight training, but Bairstow probably needs to put on about 20 pounds.


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Post by bpd » January 15th, 2020, 5:04 pm

If Bairstow is going to be playing PG, I don't want him putting on 20 pounds.

I think something that hasn't been mentioned is the minutes that Bairstow is taking away from other players. Of course he is taking a few mins from Miller, Brito, Porter. But lately he has probably been taking more minutes away from Anderson and Bean (4 guards, 1 center).



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