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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

17 responses to “Has Ashton Hagans lived in the weight room the entire offseason?”

  1. 4everUKblue

    If he gets a paper cut he’ll bleed to death….haha

    1. trumpetguy

      Hope I’m wrong, but count me as one who thinks too much muscularity in chest/shoulders restricts fluid movement in shooting. That was a reason IB struggled shooting jumpers IMO. Not sure that benefits guards very much.

    2. StuckinLville

      He wasnt as muscular before and still had shooting problems so cant hurt. At least now he can go stronger to the basket and absorb the contact like Briscoe.

    3. nocode96

      Not a terrible point trumpetguy. Our best shooter in the Cal era was probably Lamb and dude had less definition anywhere on his body than a homemade VHS tape.

    4. 4everUKblue

      On the other hand look at Kawhi, didn’t seem to hurt his shooting.

    5. 4everUKblue

      One thing muscle and strength does do is bolster one’s confidence.

  2. The last sith lord

    Ulis n briscoe n Quickley all pgs that came back for soph seasons

    1. bhoop33

      Probably meant starting point guard. Andrew started his freshman yr and returned. Ulis/Quickley both came off the bench their freshman years. Briscoe barely played point guard at all at UK.

    2. Jazz1124

      I believe he meant to say starting PG. And briscoe wasn’t the starting PG when he returned. It was misspoken on Nick’s part, but I see what he was saying.

  3. Headhurts

    Yoked!

  4. TOMCATS1990

    Looking stout. Hopefully working on his jumper and all his skills. Looking for him to be very GOOD.

  5. Le Docteur

    “Yes, too much muscularity in the chest/shoulders is bad for shooting.” – Admiral Scofield, NBA

  6. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree

    That may help him defensively, can’t be backed up as easy.

  7. michaelb

    I don’t agree with the phrase ‘he can’t shoot’ he was decent he just didn’t shoot a lot . Didn’t he have 3/4 3s in a game ? His cup of tea is driving to the hole anyway I hope he built on that . If so it’s a huge advantage he/uk has .

    1. royce12

      Agreed. Early in the season he was content with not shooting at all. About midway through the season he started taking open jumpers but he was overthinking it. On the free throw line and in situations where the shot clock was running out he displayed his shooting touch. He will be more confident this season and have a better understanding of what he needs to do.

  8. Brad

    My jumper got better as I put on more muscle in life but I still suck at basketball lol

  9. Big Sexy

    Building strength and reducing fat % has to do with being able to outmuscle opponents under the basket, being about to take bumps and hits without being knocked off balance, and having more stamina. I don’t know why anyone would assume it will greatly improve shooting ability. Arguably from a mental standpoint, confidence, but I think from a mechanics standpoint it doesn’t have much, if any, affect.