BYU Lacks Shot Creators
Alex Barcello had a signature move of getting inside the three point line and pulling up from the elbow of the free throw line. However, once teams figured out how to defend that shot, Barcello didn’t really have any success in creating his own shot.
Trevin Knell has some ability to get inside the lane off a few dribbles, but his floater is….lacking.
Outside of those two players, there wasn’t anyone on the team that really had the ability to catch the ball, dribble into the lane and consistently make a shot. There also wasn’t anyone who was able to use a ball screen and find a quick jumper.
As the season went on, defenses realized this and stopped switching. This meant that the post players never switched defenders to a smaller guard (exposing a matchup advantage). Another issue this created is that defenders didn’t sneak up and play help defense. Because of this, there weren’t all that many open kick out three attempts.
If BYU wants to be more dangerous next season, they need to really focus on this during the offseason.