This category could very easily be renamed as “the little less good” as it seems difficult to point out any glaring problems in an undefeated start. After a little nitpicking, here are a couple of “bad” or “less good” things we’ve seen from the unbeaten Sun Devils.
Beyond the Arc
After having a team that simply threw up 3-point attempts at will a season ago, we have seen a much more balanced offensive attack by the Sun Devils to start the season.
The fact that the team often towers over opposing teams most likely has something to do with the trend, but the percentage that the team is converting their three-point attempts at is still concerning.
The duo of Dort and Lawrence have attempted the most shots on the team and both sit at the exact same mark of 10-of-23. The percentage of both attempts and conversion rate drop off significantly as the next closest comes from freshman Taeshon Cherry and sophomore Remy Martin who are 5-of-16 and 3-of-16 respectively from beyond the arc.
Injury to Rob Edwards
Edwards back injury has hurt not only the three-point shooting of the team but the overall scoring output for the Sun Devils.
In his single appearance of the season, Edwards scored 14 points against Cal State Fullerton and showed the offensive potential he possesses.
While Edwards should be back with the team shortly, his injury has been a dark spot hanging over what has otherwise been a promising start to the season.