In Reply to: That;s because GG one of the tallest in Pac 12 posted by BRUINFLIP on July 10, 2018 at 16:47:35
The subject was defense, not rebounding. Blocked shots are a direct component of defense. That's why I didn't include rebound rates in that particular post.
There are other interpretations of GG's rebounding and foul totals, too. Maybe he was concentrating on blocking out, resulting in Welsh and Wilkes getting high rebound rates. Welsh is not quick, so rebounding isn't necessarily a function of quickness. Maybe his high rate of fouls was due to his effort on defense, being aggressive. Low foul rates do not necessarily mean good defense. Do you know who has three of the four lowest foul rates in UCLA history? His initials are B.A. Do you know who had the highest rate of fouls in UCLA history? Ike Anigbogu, a supposed rim protector. Alfred Aboya, a defensive specialist, had three of the top 20.
So there are other interpretations of those numbers. Would Riley and Hill have improved the overall defense? No way to know for sure, but their inexperience would be a negative factor.
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