So I was readiing the RG today, I believe Clark, and the article was talking about the decline of TP and Catron's numbers in Pac-10 play. Which got me to thinking. With their lack of size and relatively unimpressive skill are they just getting to old for conference play? TP is short, yeah, but as a freshmen he was a big unknown, to everybody. So a team and their perimeter defenders had very little help in figuring out how to stop him. He got open looks and he canned them. His second year teams have played him 2-3 times and have a season worth of tape. And now they have twice that and everybody knows how to stop him, which is not that hard if you know what he does and doesn't do. He is too small to play to his weaknesses. If you buy that logic the same can be said for Catron, an undersized player with a lack of diversity in his skill set.
So am I on to something or crazy and starving for quality play? Unfortunatly this is not a problem one can really solve, so maybe I hope I'm wrong.