Allen has such a nice shooting touch he should be able to score in multiple ways. Go to rim when it is available and pull up for a jumper when you do not have a clear lane to the rim. As Allen said, “I wasn’t taking what the defense was giving me. ” Game is a lot easier when you take what the defense gives.
Teddy is learning to not force the game. Take what they give you. If it’s not there, don’t force it. He is one of the best players driving the paint on the team because he can take the bumps and still hold his line. That sometimes becomes a problem when he thinks he can force it in like he did in the last TCU game. Stepping back for the jumper worked well for him yesterday. He’s learning. Give him a little time with Huggs and he’ll be a great player for the next 3 years.
It’s been fun to watch this development, and to see how he’s adjusting and learning bit by bit. The array of little floaters, quick shots before the defense can react (sometimes off the wrong foot), it can all work for him.
Also, one thought about his problem earlier this year – I don’t think it was because he didn’t care. He wants to compete and play. Granted, that came out in the wrong way at the time, but I’d rather have passionate guys that might have a problem once or twice than someone who doesn’t care and is just going through motions.