The Timberwolves’ summer league team played its first game last night. Neitzel scored 10 points on 4-5 FG shooting (all 2-pointers), including 2-2 on 3-pointers, in 14 minutes. On the downside, he had zero assists and turned the ball over two times.
Someone named Pooh Jeter, from St. Vincent College the University of Portland, was apparently the starting point guard for the Wolves. I assume that’s a bad sign.
The team lost to the Mavericks’ squad 88-74. Kevin Love led the Wolves with 18 points and 13 rebounds.
Speaking of Neitzel, here’s another scatter plot of individual offensive stats. This one’s for MSU’s 2006-07 season.
This one speaks pretty clearly for itself. Neitzel was a beacon of efficiency in the midst of mediocre support from the rest of the team (mediocre on offense; the team was very good on defense).
Also, note that Walton was the second most efficient player on the team as a sophomore. Of course, he was playing point guard full-time. I think it’s going to be harder for him to be an efficient player on offense when he’s on the floor at the same time as Lucas.
Two random links:
- For those that don’t live in the Lansing area, Joe Rexrode is doing a series this week on the MSU Athletic Department’s financial situation. It’s not a pretty picture. Reportedly, the department has lost almost $5 million over the last four years. Today’s piece asserts that revitalizing the football team is the key and notes that the men’s basketball team turned a profit of $6.8 million for 2006-07 (which was apparently only good for 5th highest in the Big Ten). Of course, the accounting on all this stuff is fairly squishy.
- Durrell Summers put up another 40-point performance in the Lansing pro-am summer league (this would have been two Saturdays ago).