This is such a huge mental shift within the program, I felt like it would be a great item to open its own discussion thread on.
There has been so many times during this season and the past two that I recall CKS boarder-line passing out yelling at the guards after a defensive rebound to push the pace. There has just been a reluctance by our guys to really want to go fast…not sure why. But yesterday, the stars seemed to align and everyone was on the same page. The up-tempo pace even caught Crispin’s eye…who had very positive things to say about it (although his opinion doesn’t really matter).
If we think we have a shot at making a deep run, I think we HAVE to think about throttling up the offense. If we can get a few more games like yesterday under our belt, it gives future opponents another thing to sweat over while preparing for us. We can come at you at a slower, more determined pace and just wear you down…or, we high-octane everything and completely catch you off-guard. Now I’m not saying we have to be PSJ or UNLV Runnin’ Rebels fast…but to pose that threat to other teams makes us even more dangerous. We’re starting to see the finishers actually finish…and the shooters starting to hit those open shots in transition. Get this dimension of our offense hitting on all cylinders, look out. Good things will happen!