Its his non-shooting hand... which would be okay if he was primarily a jump shooter; but he's a point guard. You kinda have to be able to dribble and pass effectively with both hands at this level. The altered proprioception alone will likely be enough to render him largely ineffective. Defenders can now cheat to his strong side knowing that he is unlikely to be able to drive to his weak side with any real effect.
I think it basically kills UNC's chances at a real title run.
That was a helluva comeback by Kansas last night. Purdue just didn't have the ability to hang on in the end. Hard fought game by both teams. I've been a big Hummel fan for the last few years after everything he's gone through. Tough break for the kid.
That... and the fact that Atlanta has practically become Lexington-South in recent years. There will be no crazy atmosphere of raucus IU fans. Anthony Davis played only 23 minutes in the loss because of foul trouble. And Kentucky was still learning to play together in December.
Want to know a crazy stat I saw on Davis this weekend? He averages 1.9 fouls per game. That's freaking amazing for someone with 150ish blocks on the year.
ETA: Forgot to add this awesome story from the game on Saturday.
Before the Murray State game, a pair of women in their 70's came down and sat next to my wife and asked if the seats next to her were taken. Kelly told them that they would likely be filled for the UK game, but that they would be empty for a while. The ladies were both decked out in blue and white, to the point that one even had a UK watch. She went on to tell my wife that she lives in Sweden with her husband, but she is originally from Louisville. She said she watches the Cats at 3 AM on the internet through most of the season, but comes back state-side from January to April every year just for March Madness.
Edited by Rhom, 19 March 2012 - 09:02 AM.