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August 3, 2008 2:14 PM

Bryan-Amaning scores 17, but Britain loses

Posted by Bob Condotta

UW center Matthew Bryan-Amaning had team-highs of 17 points and 10 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as Great Britain lost to Macedonia 80-75 in its third game of the U-20 European Championships. Here are the final stats. Great Britain is now 1-2.

Despite good overall numbers, Bryan-Amaning had a tough shooting night, going 6-19 from the floor and 5-9 from the free throw line. He played a team-high 34 minutes, also dishing out four assists with two blocked shots and two turnovers.

Here are his accumulated numbers for the tournament. As you can see, he is averaging 14.7 points and seven rebounds a game and is 17-43 from the field (39.5 percent) and 10-21 from the free throw line (47.6).

Great Britain will play again on Tuesday against Norway.

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Posted by paul

3:50 PM, Aug 03, 2008

47.6% from the charity stripe? Yuck! I hope that isn't a problem for us this season like it was last year. Nice to see MBA putting up some points and getting some boards though.

Posted by doug

9:00 PM, Aug 03, 2008

so much for all the hipe about this guy improving his game over the summer from the DORKS on dogman. he looks like crap

Posted by 206er

10:31 PM, Aug 03, 2008

doesn't sound like he looks like crap. i'd say just under 15 and 7 boards a game is pretty solid and leading the team in minutes. i'm pleased. i'd like to see the shooting percentage go up, but sounds like he's playing agressively.

Posted by Mix

11:03 PM, Aug 03, 2008

looks like he's putting up some good numbers and getting good experience. Let's hope his FT numbers and shooting percentage improve as the games continue...

Posted by fudazz

6:49 AM, Aug 04, 2008

I especially like the 7 rebounds part. If he can rebound like that for the dawgs it will be huge.

Posted by Randy

7:09 AM, Aug 04, 2008

Last year MBA averaged 4.2 ppg and 3.2 rpg. In 3 Olympic games he's averaging 14.7 & 7. How do you call that crap??? Let's be a little less critical until the real season starts.

And as far as his percentages: last year he shot 40.7 from the field and 34.8 from the line. So he's not far of his usual average. I don't see MBA as ever being a solid free throw shooter. You can bet he's not the guy you want with the ball when you're trying to hold a lead.

Posted by MT Husky

8:44 AM, Aug 04, 2008

Not to mention:

He is also leading his team in assists (3 a game) and blocked shots (1.3) --- and we have no idea how his defense has been…but the two games I followed on-line there was a consistent pattern of opposing teams doing significantly better offensively when MBA was out vs. when he was in.

Admittedly, the TO’s and FT % are a little disheartening. But he is playing a different brand of b-ball in a different country with guys he had one week with whom to familiarize himself.

Not to mention, it isn’t like he’s entering his senior year and the Huskies are counting on him to carry them this coming season; he’ll be a 2nd year player whose primary expectations will be to ease the focus/pressure off of Brockman down low and for his own game to continue to develop.

For the most part, the stats are extremely positive, the amount of minutes he’s getting is fantastic and there is no way this isn’t helping his game to develop for the upcoming season.

Posted by doug

11:54 AM, Aug 04, 2008

dogman guys say he is a changed man, he is playing against poor 18 year old competition and gettin the ball stolen like i have never seen b4. even dentmon dont lose ball that easy. srry but this is just disgusting

Posted by Randy

4:40 PM, Aug 04, 2008

Well Doug,

I have to admit I haven't seen him playing. Stats can lie. But I'll still hold judgement until the Husky's practices are under his belt and he's playing US hoops. Although these players are playing for their home countries and have pride in their teams, I still see this as just additional experience.

Posted by Roy

5:49 PM, Aug 04, 2008

I would take everything dogman or Realdog say with a huge grain of salt. I remember last summer when Dentmen was a changed man. Then it was Pondexter. Unfortunately, other than Brockman, I haven't seen much growth from any of Romar's players in the last couple of years.

Posted by britishdawg

6:16 PM, Aug 04, 2008

turn overs and poor shooting ROMAR CORRUPTED HIM

Posted by pullman

7:48 PM, Aug 04, 2008

Someone actually followed one of theses games online? That might be the saddest thing ive ever heard. MT, they have a thing called outside and woman. You should try both of them.

Posted by MT Husky

7:06 AM, Aug 05, 2008

Pullman, I appreciate your advice, but your statement was weakened by the poor grammar and typos.
I think you probably meant 'outdoors' and 'women' (plural). Also, neither are 'thing' (sic) - it should be pluralized and using 'activities' instead would strengthen your statement.

Here, try this (you'll notice I took the liberty to correct a few other typos also to strengthen your point):

Someone actually followed one of these games online? That might be the saddest thing I've ever heard. MT, there are more productive and fulfilling activities such as exploring the outdoors and meeting women. You should try both of them."

There! Isn't that a lot better?

Thanks for the advice, I'm contemplating both of them, but first I have another game to follow on-line.

they have a thing called outside and woman. You should try both of them.

Posted by Randy

8:46 AM, Aug 05, 2008

Norway really taking it to Great Britain. 46-32 at the half.

Posted by doug

11:58 AM, Aug 05, 2008

wow good work MB-shit, losing to norway. Why are you a husky again? good work BLOWMAR

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