Wednesday, July 20, 2011

UAAP Season 74: Blue Eagle Go-To Moves

Ateneo guard/forward Kirk Long likes going airborne to pass.

UAAP Season 74: Ateneo Blue Eagles vs. Adamson Falcons, July 10, 2011
July 10, Ateneo-Adamson
[Photo credit: Joseph Nebrida for Inboundpass.]

UAAP Season 74: Ateneo Blue Eagles vs. De La Salle Green Archers, July 16, 2011
July 16, Ateneo-La Salle
[Photo credit: Diana Moraleda for Inboundpass.]

But while they make for great action photos, it would serve Long well to quit making jump passes unless absolutely necessary. There's a reason for that: those are high-risk moves. In the last NBA Finals, for instance, 25 of the 156 turnovers came from jump passes. That's a whopping 16 percent of the combined miscues of the Mavericks and the Heat.

Meanwhile, here's one play the Blue Eagles should keep running: Greg Slaughter dunks! It would be great if he could get some measure of revenge against the three teams that voted to keep him from playing this season. He has already dunked on La Salle; he meets UE this Saturday, then FEU at the end of the first round.

[Update 1]

Here's Long against NU on 21 July 2011.

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