seems like OSU is 5-2 in those 7 games where Aherns has played more minutes...
By Brutus on 15:11:53 02/13/20
[In reply to "Answer is he has not played less than 12 minutes in the last 7 games for starters (m)" by Barrett777, posted at 14:55:29 02/13/20]
...I don't think the 13.5 minutes he has played in the last 7 games are 'prime time minutes' considering for the whole season he averages...11.1 minutes.
11 for 19 from 3 point range in those 7 games as well.
Carton left, another body is needed and Holt has gone to Aherns for the scoring potential over Gaffney. tough to argue with the results.
In the 7 games, for the little he has been in, to me he's only been bad in the one game (Wisconsin). and it was real bad. but he also didn't shoot (once in 17 minutes) for whatever reason.
Aherns is what he is. getting more from him would be great. he hasn't shown to be capable of much in an all around game so OSU works with what it has. and with the increased minutes he has produced for what he's being asked to do.
I think he gets exposed badly if needing to go 20-24 minutes. but in the short spurts he's asked to play, he's been productive and doing his job.
: This team is way down on depth with DJ out, so Justin is playing prime time minutes.
: Many on this Board want him playing more.
: I would be 100% OK with JA playing not just the 12-15 minutes of late but even more if he put more effort doing other things other than shooting 3's.
: I am not buying that is all he is good at, or all he can do.
: The issue if all he does for OSU is shoot 3's at 6'5" is you have to play him at the 3. You must have someone who can handle the ball somewhat in the backcourt if needed at the 2.
: At the 3 that means Andre must sit, or go to the 4. Then you have a problem with Andre trying to guard much bigger and stronger 4's in the B1G. It starts a domino effect.
: My post is not to suggest Justin needs to be good to great in any of these other areas. At least be decent though and make the opponent respect you as a player, or otherwise a B1G caliber team has huge advantages scheme wise when he is in.
: This team needs Justin to shoot 3's well and be a difference maker there. Just do it and not be a major liability in so many other areas.