Originally Posted by Kelley_VFL
I stand behind my statement. His form and shot is the WORST on the team. Skylar would have better FG % if he could ever get to th rim for a layup. He is all jumper. Cam had a bad shooting year. But is still a better shooter than Mcrae. Now can you honestly tell me you think McRae has a better jump shot than either of those two? I would say if you take away J Mac's layups and dunks he shoots 25% from the field. Go look at some video. That's just ugly...
Regulars on this board will tell you there is no love lost between McRae and myself. I think he is grossly overrated for his athletic ability moreso than his basketball skill (same can be said for a lot of Pearl's players). However, I don't think his form is "terrible" as you suggest. It needs some refinement, and he needs to put more arc on his shot. Working with a shot coach and putting up 500 jumpers a day focused on better form can and will correct that, if he's willing to put in the time.
A more accurate assessment would be, he has the worst shot management discernment on the team, in that he is too quick to settle for outside shots. Mostly, it seems, he appears to be scared of contact taking the ball to the hole, and those ill-advised shots seem to come with 20-25+ seconds on the shot clock.