We all see what we want to see. However, I think a few people need to brush up on their facts and Stats before posting.
Andre Lemanis is head of the Mens program at the CoE. A Threepeat coach of the NZ Breakers in the NBL. Hardly someone you might call a hack as a coach. If that were the case what does that say about any other coach in the NBL?
I think Andre might know a little about how to build a program and what is required to be successful. Unless any of you think you would be a more capable CoE Head Coach?
Adam Caporn was appointed by Andre to coach the CoE Mens team.
In case some of you don't know, and someone above alluded to it, BA's CoE is all about finding and developing future players for the Boomers & Opals, so I guess that means individual games. It is not so short sighted to have Junior World Championships at the forefront of their thinking. Having said that the Men's U17 teams have won silver medals at the last two World Champs. The last one being last year where they lost by 7pts to USA.
Do some research - Find out where BA get their funding from and what bonuses or incentives are there. It is linked to the performance of the Senior Men's & Women's Programs. Not the Juniors.
Having said that, we have some wonderful players in this team that appear to be stifled and I'm not entirely sure why that is? Clarke, Krebs & Wilson are all capable of much more. Wilson in particualr has been solid - a good first game (pts, assts, rebds) and 2nd game (rbds, assts) however all 3 need to hit the scoreboard more heavily. All three have dominated Australian Junior Champs for many years and had far superior stats to many. However, all three appear like they either don't want to shoot it or are not allowed to shoot it. All 3 have stats in Nationals going back years where they have 3 point shooting %ges in the high 30's.
Why aren't they shooting it more is the question I would like answered.
Agree with above post about DJ, that, at times his shot selection is awful, but at least he puts up shots. Shooters need to shoot and Clarke, Krebs & Wilson need to.
We are a small team, so you'd expect we'd rely on our outside game. However we have outscored Canada 44/28 & Italy 46/16 for points in the paint. Not sure how long that trend will continue. But our 3 point shots taken was equal with Canada and Italy led us 28/13.
I think we need to mix it up a little more, drive and dish more and have at least three shooters on the floor at all times and encourage them all to shoot it. If you don't shoot you don't score, period.