There’s been a decent amount of talk since Saturday about the amount of jump shots Isaiah Briscoe took against Texas A&M. Yes, he’s struggled shooting the ball this year (went 5-12 on Saturday), but he has to keep shooting those jumpers.
Teams are completely playing off of Briscoe, daring him to shoot. Now, I’m in no way saying he should be jacking a 3 each time he catches the ball, but if it’s in rotation, he needs to go up with the shot. He can get streaky – remember, he did win the Ball is Life 3-point contest.
More importantly now if Willis is out for any period of time, his shooting and spacing will have to be made up elsewhere. If Briscoe can make just one team pay for completely ignoring him on the offensive side of the ball, the scouting report will start to change.