I've been pretty impressed with the effort from the team thus far. They've hit some stumbling blocks in the way but they are a whole lot better than last year. Negatives: Ball watching on defense and offense, leaving our feet on a close out, over dribbling, bad shots, and ball security! Positives: EFFORT, COACHING, JOHN PETTY, HUSTLE, AND FIGHT! The team has displayed multiple things that will eventually get them WINS but right now there's growing pains. Our biggest problem is not post presence or shot blocking ability nor defense. Our biggest problem that I see that we don't have is an ALPHA (Sexton)! Our team lack his aggression and intensity when the going gets rough! Coach Oats has a lot of pieces to work with though with Javian Davis (I think need more touches), John Petty (His effort is crazy), Herb Jones ( a future top 15 pick), Shack (He's going to be good), Jaylen Forbes ( He needs to be a little selfish shooting sometimes), and Kira Lewis ( He has to develop alot more before any NBA talk)! Coach Oats and staff are doing a phenomenal job with limited pieces and some fans are already writing this season off and I'm looking at this team improve every time they play and I just laugh because I'm like half of these Twitter fans don't know basketball! Stop panicking fans, #InOatsITrust #God2
I've watched the past few games and I already knew that we would probably lose a few games during this stretch reason being there's no HERBERT JONES! There's guys talking basketball on Secrant and Twitter but I laugh at the fact that majority of all the post people tend to blame John Petty. I think he's been the best player on the floor for Alabama outside of the LSU game. Mason Jones went against John Petty and Petty absolutely shut him down in the second half then yesterday every time Alabama needed something big to happen there was John Petty! The dude is shutting down the opponents best player, he's rebounding, blocking shots, and scoring on limited touches. I'm confused on why the guy gets so much hate and negativity towards him! Him, Javian, Shack and Jaylen Forbes are playing winning basketball! They turn it over occasionally but they are doing the blue collar things. The people who are really the no show's for this team are Kira, Alex, and Galin simply put they got to play winning basketball! Herbert Jones covers a multitude of deficiencies for our defense by himself and that's why we are losing games and he's much better in half court offense then Kira! The season is not over and simply put we got work to do. We need to win a game or two and it's very possible then get Herb back and we still will have the SEC Tournament and I still think Alabama is a top four team and we can beat anybody! Herb is key though! Herb Jones and John Petty are the two best players on this team by a long shot! We need that Dynamic Duo back asap!