Ariel Massengale wants passing to be on par with scoring for Lady Vols

With scoring up, guard still wants post play to be a priority

Tennessee guard Ariel Massengale (5) drives past Georgia Tech guard Donnaizha Fountain (32) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 87-76. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

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Tennessee guard Ariel Massengale (5) drives past Georgia Tech guard Donnaizha Fountain (32) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 87-76. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

In one media huddle, Tennessee’s Ariel Massengale took questions on Tuesday regarding her improved shooting and scoring.

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Dickattrade writes:

Be one of the four that makes it to Nashville during big tourney time.,You can do it lady Vols. just keep improving game by game.

johnlg00 writes:

Ariel is certainly saying the right things about how the LVs should play this year. In the past, she was one of the main reasons why the post game hasn't been as productive as it could be. So far this year, she seems generally much more careful with her passes. All of the perimeter players should put in extra practice time learning where the posts like to get the ball and becoming more consistent at delivering it. There seems to be a general tendency of perimeter players to try to lob the ball inside all the time because that is how the NBA pros do it. They seem not to realize that not many college players and darned few female players have the hands to snatch those passes out of the air in traffic. The best pass to a post player is the bounce pass into the post player's mid-section. It is not possible to deliver that pass from a stationary position above the foul line extended. It must be delivered off of a live dribble from the side court. It takes some forethought and some maneuvering to gain the proper position to deliver that pass. I hope they get the hang of it soon!

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