Friday, October 27, 2006

Hoops - Polls and Defense

The first official AP Poll in out in hoops and GT comes in at #21. However, Paul Hewitt is very quick to temper expectations. Here is a quote this week about the team:

And as for how long it will take new players to mesh with returning players:

"A lot of it’s going to depend on how quickly we develop defensively. We're not talking real well on the court. Because we don't talk, we're playing like a team that's slow. We're a step slow on our rotations, and a step slow on a lot of our closeouts. When we get to a point where we become a fast team defensively, we've got a chance to be pretty good. If we don't ever develop that communication on the court, then we'll be average, or below average."