Thanks for everybody for posting their two cents about the Hall/Woolridge debate. I really appreciate hearing others opinions about specific players on Tennessee's b-ball team.
I understand the logic of starting R. Woolridge over Kenny Hall when B. Williams was out, but that's no longer the case because B. Williams is back and he can fill the void if Hall gets in early foul trouble. Hence, we need the more productive player on the floor and Hall is more productive than Woolridge in almost every important aspect of the game. Hall has the best interior post defense I have ever seen an underclassman have in the ten years I have watched Tennessee b-ball. Did you see how he defended Cole Alrich? I truly believe his defense in that game was the reason we won. Hall and Chism eliminated Alrich. Hall is an incredibly powerful and physical player who is not afraid of contact. Woolridge's post defense is not bad but somehow he lacks the aggressiveness and maybe b-ball IQ of knowing how to rebound properly. Also, when he gets hit in the low block he tends to really backoff, whereas Hall goes towards the contact and does not shy away from it. There was a reason why Hall was guarding Alrich and not Woolridge. Hall's biggest weakness is free throw shooting but if you have watched Tennessee play recently I think you would recognize that Renaldo is also a crappy ft shooter, so Hall's weakness is negated by Renaldo's bad ft percentage, which seems like lack of confidence, rather than bad form.
Go Vols, let's whoop Vandy.
Last edited by atxvol2010; 02-08-2010 at 02:08 PM..