This may turn out to be a very polarizing post, but I think it needs to be said. For all of Scoop's problems, he does a lot of things right. Let's face it. We don't beat Nova without him. He showed us in the final 5 minutes of the game why he starts. Yes, he does a lot of things that make us scratch our heads. I for one was a little upset that he took a quick 3 right after he got off the bench with his 4th foul. However, every time Nova tried to answer, Scoop came right back and had a counter for it.
Look, if we're quick to jump on the kid for his bad attributes, we should learn to appreciate the kid when he does good. Yeah, I understand, a 1:1 assist to turnover ratio is bad for your point guard, but who would really be better handling the ball? Triche? Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems to me that he plays his best when he's off the ball. Waiters? The kid is just too young to be thrown out there full time. As Raftery would say, the kid has some onions. When we needed someone to step up, Scoop did so and pulled us through the rough spots tonight.
It just sucks that we ride this kid so much that we can't stop to appreciate what he actually brings to this team and when he actually does some things right.