Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 3/6/13
Louisville forward Chane Behanan’s free throw struggles haven’t got unnoticed this season. Behanan, a 6-foot-6 sophomore is averaging 10.5 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. In 29 games for Louisville this season, Behanan has made 51% of his free throws, connecting on 59 of his 114 attempts. How many points would Behanan average per game if he was a better free throw shooter? That’s a fair question, right? There are plenty of good college players who average a lot of points, but still struggle at the free throw line. You can be a valuable player and still not be a great free throw shooter, which Behanan is. Despite his struggles at the free throw line, he has still been a big part of Louisville’s success this season. That said, over the last couple of weeks I couldn’t help but notice how vital free throws are to Chane Behanan’s overall game. At 6-foot-6, Behanan is slightly undersized for his position and at this point of his career he isn’t quite capable of playing much on the perim...
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