Like a lot of other posters I think I have been too critical on this subject. I mean let's face it any shot that goes in is a good shot and any shot that doesn't is a bad shot. We can say we want certain players to take certain kind of shots but there really is no hard fast rule.
I'm still firmly on the we take too many bad shots wagon.
Trent has seen all these kids enough to know what a bad shot for each of them is. He knows there are bad shots being taken game in and game out. But his philosiphy is to overlook that to establish trust and not crush confidence. To me trust is a two way street some of the kids are violating a bit too much and Trent's gotta start holding them to account.
Now, some folks think that taking a wide-open shot in rhythm is a bad shot just because there might be more than 20 seconds on the shot clock. I totally disagree with that.
But dribble step-back 3's by Turner and Hickey...30-footers by both, contested 3's by both. 15-foot fallaways by JOB3 and White, Contested jumpers and the occasional wild drive by Isaac....these are all no-brainer bad shots IMHO and yet there seems to be little or no accountability for that.
We got behind State early with that kind of shot selection (coupled with bad defense) Then gave the lead back in the second half with the same kind of stuff.
Trent's not gonna stop it, so let's just hope his kids start returning some of that trust and make responsible decisions on their own limitations.