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We really need Mitchell Smith to step up

Posted on: November 7, 2018 at 16:13:58 CT
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The more I look at the roster the more apparent it is that the team really needs solid contributions from Mitchell Smith. I realize most feel like this is a developmental year for the team, but Smith might be one of the guys that no one expects anything from who could make a BIG difference in the success of this team.

Cuonzo clearly feels the same as Mitch got 22 minutes last night and was definitely a significant part of the rotation. Nikko only got 4-5.

There were a couple of plays where I thought Mitchell looked decent and others where he appeared to be a little nervy. It's going to be really interesting to see how he handles the increased minutes. Can he get us 7-8 points a game on a consistent basis? If he is going to be out there for 20-25 minutes then he is going to need to. In limited time as a freshman he flashed more productivity than Nikko did. He wasn't as productive as a guy like Bowers was as a freshman but he was more productive than Safford and even Leo Lyons.

Santos being out early in the year will give him a chance to play and learn without getting yanked out of the game. Hopefully he can avoid fouls and get enough reps to make it worth it.

The game against Iowa State should be a great opportunity for Mitchell Smith.
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We really need Mitchell Smith to step up - BOILERTIGER MU - 11/7 16:13:58
     IMO we are a year away from Mi Smith being a factor, nm - MU-TULSA MU - 11/7 19:54:28
     I will be happy if Mizzou gets the type of production - wu-tangtiger MU - 11/7 16:42:29
          Agreed. I hope I am wrong, but I don't see us getting much - go tigers MU - 11/7 19:02:31
          Should be able to beat that RB/min. figure.(nm) - GA Tiger MU - 11/7 18:24:11
          That's a Russel Woods level stat line. Not sure I'd be too - tgr MU - 11/7 16:45:48
               KP did not shoot well (probably will be his worst shooting - go tigers MU - 11/7 19:04:50
               Puryear will play better - wu-tangtiger MU - 11/7 16:54:11
                    Doubtful on puryear. He is what he is. He’s always been - sjbe4d MU - 11/7 18:44:43
                         If you don't think KP will do better than last night, then - go tigers MU - 11/7 19:06:17
                         Puryear has always been better than he was yesterday - wu-tangtiger MU - 11/7 18:52:06
                              +1. (nm) - go tigers MU - 11/7 19:06:52
               woods was a decent role player. it isn't like - TigerA MU - 11/7 16:49:27
                    Woods was also a starter, Mitch is a bench player(nm) - MidMoBaller4Life MU - 11/7 16:53:12
                         Correct, he is, and will be, a role player. (nm) - go tigers MU - 11/7 19:08:57
          Mitch has a higher ceiling that Nikko and definitely needs - alwaysright MU - 11/7 16:40:29
               He had one. After watching him last night, I think he's - tgr MU - 11/7 16:43:28
                    Meh, one game, i'll wait to see more of him(nm) - MidMoBaller4Life MU - 11/7 16:52:24
                         Tigger already has it figured out. Going to be some - Uncle John MU - 11/7 17:35:32
                    It's possible, but it doesn't look like Martin is ready - alwaysright MU - 11/7 16:51:00
                         You could say the same about Watson’s second half - wu-tangtiger MU - 11/7 16:57:05
     We do need more from him. He certainly looked rusty from - alwaysright MU - 11/7 16:31:45




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