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And I noticed there is one big change since the loss to Georgia Tech. Here are Pe'Shon's minutes played in the 8 games leading up to that game:
@FLORIDA ST - Did not play
vs WAKE FOREST - 14
@VIRGINIA TECH - 10
vs VIRGINIA - 17
vs#2 DUKE - Did not play
@BOSTON COLLEGE - 14
vs CLEMSON - 7
@GEORGIA TECH - 8
And the 7 games after:
@WAKE FOREST - 30
vs NORTH CAROLINA - 20
@VIRGINIA - 25
vs WAKE FOREST - 27
vs#2 DUKE - 34
vs NORTH CAROLINA - 30
vs(7) NIAGARA - 27
I think one of the main things that happened is it clicked for Pe'Shon. Remember when we looked like a top 25 team earlier in the season? Pe'Shon was getting a lot of minutes. That doesn't excuse him for disappearing entirely in the early ACC season, but he may have figured things out. A little weird for a Junior's play to drop so much from OOC to conference play, but whatever happened it appears that Pe'Shon's game is greatly improved since then.
I've said it before and the commentator said it tonight. After and ACL repair it almost always takes an athlete a good year before he comes back. There was a lot of talk about his lack of confidence or rather not playing confident. He seems to have more confidence now and it may be he is feeling more comfortable on the leg. Last year was not anything he could build on that is for sure. He'll be valuable next year.
It might be confidence, but most likely still getting healthier...he is much quicker now then he was earlier in the year.
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