5 reasons why Washington Basketball guard David Crisp will thrive

TUCSON, AZ - JANUARY 14: David Crisp
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LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 08: David Crisp
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Reason II – Crisp will take “smarter shots”

I did not come up with this on my own. Rather, it was mentioned by Coach Hopkins in a recent interview.  In fact, here is an extract from that article:

"“He (Coach Hopkins) believes that Crisp can be a 40 percent shooter from the three-point line.”"

So what does that mean? Open up the flood gates and just start flinging the basketball from the perimeter? Actually, it means the opposite. What Coach Hopkins suggests is to govern when Crisp takes the shot.  If he makes the same number of shots, but shoots less, he improves his accuracy.

Pace, Space, Pass

There are times in each game where the pace quickens. Sometimes players get into a rhythm. Sometimes players get out of rhythm.  Getting better accuracy is a must if the Washington Basketball team hopes to win more games this season.

So what does Crisp do with the ball if he doesn’t take the perimeter shot? Penetrate to the basket for a two-pointer, or collapse the defense towards him and pass out to an open shooter. Coach Hopkins will emphasize ball movement from his players. That means that Crisp will distribute the ball more.