La Salle’s free-throw woes continue
No need to overanalyze. The problem is flat obvious and everyone is a witness. But just to give everyone a statistical perspective of the situation, here are some figures.
1. In the current preseason tournament, the Green Archers are 0-3 when they shoot below 60% from the foul line.
2. Last season, the team is 1-7 when they shoot below 60% from the foul line. Seven of those defeats were decided by 10 points or less. The only blowout loss came from Ateneo, a game in which the Archers had 10 more free throw attempts.
3. Last season, the Green Archers are a perfect 7-0 when they make at least 60% of their foul shots.
In their latest preseason win over NU, the team was 13 of 19 for 68%
4. Last season, only seven players had free throw percentages of at least 60% but one only had 4 attempts while two had less than 20. Of the six players who had 30 or more free throw attempts, only two shot above 65%.
So many winnable games lost.