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Darius is rushing his shot

Darius Miller is caught in the middle of a three-point shooting slump and he needs to find his way out of it soon. Miller has only made three of his 17 three-point field goal attempts in the last four games. If you took away his 4-for-5 performance against Portland, Darius would be just 4-for-28 on the season from beyond the arc. Those are VERY uncharacteristic numbers from the guy who shot 44% last season.

Miller is well aware of the funk he’s currently in and he believes it’s just an issue of patience. “I think I’m kind of just rushing it a little bit, instead of taking my time and shooting it,” he told the media on Monday. “I think I’m kind of rushing my shot and hurrying up and shooting it. I think I just need to take my time in getting it off.”

He has had a lot of open looks this year and I’ll admit to holding up my goggles before he releases the ball on a lot of those. Normally, a wide open three-pointer from Darius is going in. Kentucky fans are anxiously waiting for him to get back in that groove.

I don’t think we have any reason to worry about this long-term. Shooting slumps happen. He’ll be a’ight.

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On second thought, why shoot threes when you can do this?

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

27 Comments for Darius is rushing his shot



  1. SexnNursinHomes
    11:20 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Darius,

    Nothing good comes from premature ejaculation.

    Sincerely,
    Rick P.



  2. Rick Pitino
    11:23 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    “I think I just need to take my time in getting it off.” Well, I’ve never had this problem.



  3. Rick Pitino
    11:23 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Oh, you suck SexN…great minds



  4. SexnNursinHomes
    11:27 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    3- No one can blame Rick for his untimely shot selection, but Rick himself.



  5. PutThatOnDeAndreLiggins
    11:40 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Anyone know where Poole ended up?



  6. Big Daddy!!!
    11:41 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    God I love Miller, that dunk was NASTY!!!



  7. Don'tHurt'emHammer
    11:43 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Miller will never be a consistant shooter because he shoots the ball on the way down. And just to keep the play on words going, his release point should be at the climax of his jumper.



  8. DirtyD
    11:47 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    #7 I have always said the same thing!!!



  9. GoCatsGo
    11:56 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    #7 True, and he’s too much of a line drive shooter.



  10. BCO
    11:58 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    I love watching this to see the St Johns player call a timeout immediately after this happened lol.



  11. JEREMY
    11:59 am December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Darius tell Mr. Franklin to refrain from the premature three goggles, you put em up after he hits there Drew!
    The Drew Franklin jynx!



  12. dhighdrated
    12:03 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    7 – you’re right. he shoots a line drive.
    but go back and watch big blue madness, he was draining shots because he shot with his legs and had an arc. i thought he was a changed man. he went back to his old way though.



  13. Blue Daisey
    12:04 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    I disagree. I think he is thinking too much about his shot. He just needs to shoot. #1- please grow up.



  14. dhighdrated
    12:07 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    look at his shots in BBM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvBCqijdBig
    his shot looked so pretty.
    but the way he chooses to shoot in actual games (line drive), either it swishes, hits the back of the inside of the rim and goes in, or it misses. very little room for error when you shoot on the way down



  15. Jax Teller
    12:08 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    After looking at Darius’ comments, I couldn’t tell if that was from a Darius Miller press conference or if Samantha Ryan’s co-star was holding a press conference after finishing a movie.



  16. dhighdrated
    12:11 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    this got deleted, don’t know why…
    but check out darius’s shot at BBM – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvBCqijdBig
    Had a pretty arch and shot from his legs.
    Then he went back to his line drive when games began.



  17. SexnNursinHomes
    12:17 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    13- get off ma lawn!

    15- hahaha. cha-ching!



  18. PUNT PUNT
    12:41 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    13-…..GO AWAY NOW!!!



  19. #7 is ignant
    1:05 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    # 7… never been consistent, his las season efforts put him at #14 for best season 3 point percentage. what team have you been watchin



  20. R U Fo Realz?
    1:20 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    19. ‘zactly



  21. over the hills and far away
    1:25 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Good but not great player, same ole Darius



  22. pioneer
    1:29 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    We should all remember that although Miller has had 4 years to transform into a more perimeter oriented player, he was and likley always will be a drive and score kind of player. Or for that matter a low post player, which is exactly what he was his entire life, until Coach Cal came to town. I think he has become a well balanced player who does something in every facet of the game. however I will echo #7 and agree to say, he will never be a consistant shooter as long as he shoots on the way down and not at the “climax” of his jump shot.



  23. JMan
    1:37 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Who is our dead eye shooter next year?



  24. pioneer
    2:29 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    ‘Its Milla time!” Dr. Peter Vankman



  25. bung
    3:15 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    i read they put him in the low post at practice and he scored at will on davis…



  26. Katdaddy
    4:09 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    Coming off bench screwed him up! I bet he doesn’t like coming off bench behind those feshman! its gotta hurt his confidence!



  27. Katdaddy
    4:10 pm December 20, 2011 Permalink

    freshman!