Georgia Basketball: Handing Out the Bulldogs Mid-Term Grades

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Nov 21, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs guard Kenny Gaines (12) dunks against the Troy Trojans at Stegeman Coliseum. Georgia defeated Troy 82-60. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Shooting: C+

Georgia is shooting 47.5% from the field, 30% on 3 point tries and 67% on free throws. We’ll grade shooting on the curve and weight toward shots from the field.

On all shots from the field, Georgia ranks above 85% of D1 schools –  B.

On three point shooting, Georgia ranks above 24% of D1 schools –  F.

On free throw shooting, Georgia ranks above 37% of D1 schools –  C-.

The Bulldogs can not go into SEC play and shoot less than the current 67% on free throws on any given night, so this free throw average must improve. The focus for improvement  is on Charles Mann, shooting 65%, and Marcus Thornton, shooting 55% from the stripe.  They also take nearly half of all Georgia free throws between them and are crucial game finishers.

Mann and Thornton must shoot free throws better if Georgia is to make the NCAA Tourney. Time for a parent conference.

On the other hand, J. J.Frazier is the 3rd best free throw shooter in the country at 93%. Juwan Parker is also doing his part, shooting 84% on free throws.

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