It has been diagnosed, and they're working on it.
From my experience, the process goes something like this.
1. Work on it, then get into game situations and forget everything you racticed.
2. Start to self correct; but doing it wrong feels normal, and doing it right makes the guy look mechanical and slow because he has to think instead of just doing.
For Hubb's part, he said he needs to get to the basket more. We'll see if he tries against BC. It's a hard thing to start doing against the Syracuse defense.
3. Start to get the hang of it. Still inconsistent, but doing it right doesn't feel so awkward.
4. Do without thinking so damned much.
Anyone who has tried to fix a bad golf or baseball swing knows this process.
For Hubb's part, he said he needs to get into the lane more. Maybe we'll see this on Saturday. It's a hard thing to start doing against the Syracuse zone.
but I think we all need to remember where guys like, for example, Demetrius Jackson were. As freshmen, they were practically lost.
He's getting whacked around by the speed of the game. In HS, he probably could just out-athletic other kids - not gunna happen in division 1.
It's going to take time. Many of us always thought this would be a tough year with all the youth anyway. I'm confident Hubb will get it.
But be smart, adjust your game.
Get to the lane, the following ensue: layups, free throws and fouls
on the opposition pull ups, kick out threes, offensive rebounds etc. etc
Get the right outcomes for your team simply your game.
only shows makes for FG's and 3 point FG's.
He definitely was scoring more inside the 3 point line. 70% FT shooter.
Chris Leaks of Miami was.
It is a bit unusual to be the "2" or at the the very least a combo
guard in HS and a starting PG in your freshman year in the ACC
his senior year. I was at the SC game (buddy of mine went to Penn) and took note of that. IIRC Keith Borgan was the PG and Thomas played off the ball. With that said, Thomas still handled the ball quite a bit and that was probably the case for Hubb as a junior alongside Chris Lykes.
Chris Lykes and Hubb both played point but Hubb played majority of his time at the 2 as a "combo guard". Based on highlights, it looks like he was way more comfortable with catch and shoot shots than he's shown thus far at ND. Brey actually mentioned last week that Hubb has shot 39% from threes in practice FWIW but I believe Djogo by all reports is a great shooter in practice as well... Maybe it just takes time to translate for some guys.
My math could be wrong but from the link Ajax posted, Hubb averaged around 14 PPG, 5 RPG, and 3 APG so I don't know if he's ever really been that great of a passing guard.
As much as Hubb is struggling with his jumper, it seems like the shot selection isn't too great either. He needs to drive it a lot more and I believe he can because of his athletic ability... Far too many of his shots are coming from behind the line and too many ISO and step back threes.
Link below shows AAU highlights
Reading the above, if he only averaged 14 points per game in HS, what makes anyone think he's be a scoring contributor at this level, especially at the beginning of his career? Those stats posted above look pretty pedestrian for a HS stud.
With 4 or 5 D1 players.
IIRC Grant and Oladipo had modest scoring stats at Dematha.
Top players from loaded high school or prep school teams often average more ppg on college.
Also, no shot clock and shorter games.
Gonzaga has a great program. Plays extremely tough schedule. Their lineup is usually filled with D-1 recruits. Hubb was very well respected. My Gonzaga friends are extremely surprised at his shot disappearance. By the way, I believe the league Gonzaga plays in, WCAC, does have a shot clock but you are right that the WCA scores are typically lower than expected when playing each other.
clearly Brey has been very successful and knows
But Hubb has a lot to prove. Get some dribble penetration
and find teammates.
He is taking too many threes given his results.
Guard, penetrate and make your team better.
I'm not positive what the right number is, but I believe his OTJT is hard for the team to compensate for.
There are not a lot of options.
You can play Gibbs more as the PG and Hubb off the ball.
There really are so many problems presently.
If I were Brey I would challenge Hubb to get 6 to 7 assists a game
and make him and others take a lot of free throws after practice, a lot.
Get in the lane more, shoot fewer threes.
That's our issue and why Brey has Hubb playing point to begin with. ND is struggling to field a team with even 3 consistent scorers right now. Gibbs is one of them -- for better or worse. Move him to point and that drops his scoring probably by 40% and the person that comes in to replace him isn't much of a scorer. So its not like you take 15ppg + 4 ppg and change that to new guard at 10ppg and Gibbs at 15 ppg. You probably drop a few points in that move.
I don't see a lot of options beyond telling Hubb to shoot less 3 point shots and drive more to try and limit the effective turnovers from him whereby any 3 pt shot is a defacto turnover.
We saw it last year when Farrell was injured.
Gibbs is a shoot first PG who can take and make treys.
been consistently impressive even for a freshman PG. Other than defense at times, he hasn’t really demonstrated any strengths. He needs a lot of work and good coaching.
there is no reason in my opinion that Djogo couldn't take some of Hubb's minutes. While Djogo didn't shoot well last season, his height and athleticism helped ND stay in some games when we were very shorthanded. He has some experience in big games (12 points against North Carolina) and would give Hubb some time to develop without completing losing confidence.