When Florida and Mississippi State took the floor on Saturday, the physical mismatch looked clear.…
Basketball Notebook: Yeguete Makes Press Work
"There are a lot of decisions he has to make in the press—when to trap, when not to trap, and understanding how the floor is starting to look," Florida head coach Billy Donovan said after Florida's 73-65 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday. He's got a real high IQ of understanding that. When he's in that moment where he can freelance around, he can create some problems." When the opponent is inbounding the ball, Yeguete stands just inside the half court line and observes the situation. He learned quickly against Vanderbilt what he could and couldn't do. The Commodores would inbound the ball and run the player that inbounded it up the sideline. If Yeguete left his perch too early to the trapping the ball who catches the inbound pass, he would easily be able to throw it over Yeguete's head and break the press. The sophomore forward recognized what Vanderbilt was doing and started to be patient before setting...
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