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Wednesday, July 20, 2005
 
No Update Tonight
I couldn't make it to the PTL games tonight, so I can't provide my usual recap, scoring report, etc. I can, however, pass along a link to an article in the QC Times. Apparently Adam Haluska isn't satisfied with his current ability to score off of drives, and is working to improve his finishing around the basket. I'd be equally pleased to hear that he was working on his three point shot, but either way, I think Haluska is primed for a big season.

I posted several times last season that Haluska was at his best when Pierce was off the team and Adam, rather than camp out at the arc, had more space to attack the basket. It showed up in his numbers, too. The following are from Iowa's conference games last year (16 regular season plus 3 tournament games).

Games

3pt Att.

FGA

3A/FGA

O Rtg

TS%

7 w/ PP

29

56

0.52

102

52.2%

12 w/o PP

57

143

0.40

126

63.3%


This table oversimplifies things, but it seems to me that people give Haluska too much credit as a shooter. He's decent out there, but his real strength lies in using his size, strength, and quickness to punish smaller and slower guards close to the basket.
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