Vols guard Armani Moore trying to force himself into Martin's rotation

Sophomore trying to get into rotation

Tennessee guard Armani Moore (4), left, shoots a layup against Southern Indiana defense during the first half at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Tennessee guard Armani Moore (4), left, shoots a layup against Southern Indiana defense during the first half at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

He knows moments like this in practice can mean more minutes in games.

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underthehill writes:

Moore is right..he don't have a problem getting to the rim..he has to learn to finish and he has to learn to hit the pull-up jumper..something Richardson also does not do well...

johndavid writes:

in response to underthehill:

Moore is right..he don't have a problem getting to the rim..he has to learn to finish and he has to learn to hit the pull-up jumper..something Richardson also does not do well...

Martin said Richardson had the best pull up jumper in the league not too long ago. Armani cannot finish and will keep seeing few minutes. Needs to not play at all. Chievous is better on both ends of the floor not to mention several more players on the bench. Play Pops if you need a 4. Edwards can score . Reese can play... why keep playing a guy who never, I mean never finishes in games. ALL 3 freshman can play. He seems like the least effective scholarship player on the team from what I have seen for 2 years.

underthehill writes:

in response to johndavid:

Martin said Richardson had the best pull up jumper in the league not too long ago. Armani cannot finish and will keep seeing few minutes. Needs to not play at all. Chievous is better on both ends of the floor not to mention several more players on the bench. Play Pops if you need a 4. Edwards can score . Reese can play... why keep playing a guy who never, I mean never finishes in games. ALL 3 freshman can play. He seems like the least effective scholarship player on the team from what I have seen for 2 years.

If Martin said Richardson has the best pull up jumper in the league..UT has bigger problem with Martin than I thought..that is nuts..UTEP didn't even bother to guard Richardson and he had no idea what to do..Davis is a far better player on offense than Richardson and this team needs more offense..

johnlg00 writes:

Richardson's shot IS better than it has been. He just needs to BELIEVE in it and go up for it like he intends to MAKE it. Same for Moore. If he had spent enough time this past summer to develop a decent jumper, he wouldn't be scrambling for minutes now. I just don't get why so many young players these days just seem to REFUSE to learn how to shoot the ball! All of those guys can get into the practice facility at any hour of the day or night. If they don't do that, they have no right to complain about playing time. It's a matter of priorities. The old saying goes that amateurs practice until they get it RIGHT; pros practice until they CAN'T get it WRONG. If you want to be a great player at any level, you MUST practice like that pro does.

underthehill writes:

in response to johnlg00:

Richardson's shot IS better than it has been. He just needs to BELIEVE in it and go up for it like he intends to MAKE it. Same for Moore. If he had spent enough time this past summer to develop a decent jumper, he wouldn't be scrambling for minutes now. I just don't get why so many young players these days just seem to REFUSE to learn how to shoot the ball! All of those guys can get into the practice facility at any hour of the day or night. If they don't do that, they have no right to complain about playing time. It's a matter of priorities. The old saying goes that amateurs practice until they get it RIGHT; pros practice until they CAN'T get it WRONG. If you want to be a great player at any level, you MUST practice like that pro does.

John ..I agree Richardson's shot is better..but would you want the ball in his hands with the game on the line..

johndavid writes:

in response to underthehill:

If Martin said Richardson has the best pull up jumper in the league..UT has bigger problem with Martin than I thought..that is nuts..UTEP didn't even bother to guard Richardson and he had no idea what to do..Davis is a far better player on offense than Richardson and this team needs more offense..

I was surprised at the comment myself. He seems to be better at that than some of our other players and it may be his strength on offense but I thought the comment " as good as anyone in the league" might be pushing it a little. ON the other hand very few players ever take pull up jumpers anymore.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to underthehill:

John ..I agree Richardson's shot is better..but would you want the ball in his hands with the game on the line..

No, I would put Richardson about sixth in line to take that shot right now. The thing is, if he would take a few more of them during the course of the game, there might be fewer situations where ANYBODY has to take that clutch shot with the game on the line. On the other hand, I would put him no worse than about fourth on the team to shoot free-throws in that kind of situation. He has improved his FT% that much over what he shot earlier.

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