Found February 27, 2013 on Busted Coverage:
This video is on pretty much every sports blog on the internet, but I thought Ryan Evans and his jump shot free throw needs to be addressed. Evans is shooting 41% from the line this season. That’s pitiful. BUT! BUT! BUT! He’s only shooting 39% from the field. Oh, it gets better – he’s just 2-of-23 from 3-point range. Evans told the Madison newspaper that he’ll stick with the jump shot free throw after going 2-for-2 last night against Nebraska. But we all know that’s a disaster waiting to happen. What happens when he goes cold on the jump? When you’re only shooting 39% from the field, we like the 41% FT average and would wait out the funk. It’s not like he’s always been horrible from the line. Last season Evans shot 73%. “It worked tonight, so I’m going to keep it going,” Evans said. “It felt good. I feel a lot more confident out there.” The only positive for Wisky fans is that they won’t have to worry about Evans being on the court shooting free throws in a tight game with 1:00 left. [Badgers men’s basketball: Run of routs rolls on for Sam Dekker, UW] Filed under: Basketball
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