Sunday, March 18, 2007
Jeff Adrien wins player of the year, racking up 13.1 points a game, 9.7 boards, 1.4 blocks, a shade under 1 steal and one assist a game. He remained the only consistent player on the floor for the Huskies and shot the ball well from the field at .497 a game. Showing range this year by making the elbow jumper and a low post soft touch, Adrien became Uconn’s only low post offensive threat.
Adrien needs to improve on his receiving skills, often times loosing balls that should have been caught. But the worst part of his game was passing. His lazy passes out of double teams resulted in easy turnovers and droughts. His help defense on the pick and roll were atrocious and at times played the pick soft, allowing guards to roll to the rim.
Adrien remains a consistent player, yet not a main threat. An anchor in the center that will give you the hustle plays and emotion needed to be a leader but not the threat of putting up 30 points.