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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Monday, 10/15, Practice Observations

Monday practice observations
Posted by Dan Wolken

The Tigers weren’t quite as sharp or energetic on Monday; clearly, they were a little tired from going two-a-days on Saturday and Sunday. Still, by normal standards, they were very good. At least, that was the feedback from’s Jeff Goodman, who was in town to watch practice and came away impressed.

A few quick hitters:

– Monday might have been the best I’ve ever seen Antonio Anderson shoot the ball.

– At times, Doneal Mack (right) looks like the best player on the floor. Not only is he shooting the heck out of the ball, but every aspect of his game is improving. He’s giving Chris Douglas-Roberts all he can handle right now.

– In terms of getting the ball in the high post and scoring from 15 feet and in, Shawn Taggart has pro ability. Taggart’s biggest problem right now is learning to go full speed all the time. Coach John Calipari has been on him constantly about sprinting down court.

– Everybody who has been in the gym so far, from media to scouts to visiting coaches, has come away more impressed with Derrick Rose than they expected.

Tuesday is the final day of Fall Break at the U of M, and thus, the final two-a-day in this stretch. The Tigers will get back on a more regular schedule Wednesday.

Posted Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 at 1:09 am

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