- Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:35 am
Reinhardt also has a new head coach this year. Here is his philosophy:
That system is built around time of possession and defense.
Newton said his teams are patient and deliberate on offense, but he will bring the same aggressive defensive philosophy that allowed his team at Andrew to finish second in the GCAA this past season in defensive field goal percentage and points allowed per game.
“We’re going to press for 40 minutes,” Newton said. “Up 20 or down 20, we’re going to press, and it’s all man-to-man. We’re not wild with it, but we do pick up full-court pressure. We’re going to play a lot of guys and try to wear teams down. We don’t want to give up anything easy.”
Comment: I love to watch full court pressure basketball. But...things can get ugly in a hurry when a bad team presses a good team for the bad team. Hooker has shown he is a really good point guard against overmatched D2 and NAIA competition -- tough to guard speed -- and I look for him to have a big game.