One more video from Kansas City as I get on the road this morning.
Interesting comments here from LaDarius White on the Rebels’ reliance on Marshall Henderson for 3-point shooting.
There were good shooters on this team. White was one of them. Jarvis Summers has hit big 3-point shots in his career, though his percentage dipped this year from the 43.6 percent from the arc he shot as a freshman.
His attempts dipped too, 78 of them last year, 47 of them this year with a 34 percent success rate.
Sometimes when you have one player who is making most of the plays — in any sport — other tend to stand around and watch, to expect him to make a play.
I think there was some of that going on with this team. Also, there are only so many 3-point shots to go around when you have talented bigs you’re trying to get involved too. If Ole Miss had won and played one more game, Henderson would have surpassed 400 3-point attempts by himself. He was 138-for-394 from 3-point range this season, 35 percent. He averaged 10.9 3-point attempts per game.
On a side note, the end of the season almost always comes abruptly. The personality of this team changes drastically next year when Reggie Buckner, Murphy Holloway and Nick Williams are gone. They gave a lot to this team.
Good luck to them.
It’s been enjoyable to watch the development of some players, White being one of them. He’s developed as a player and as a go-to guy for interviews.
Maybe he and Summers can develop more rhythm with Henderson next year and become more consistent 3-point threats.