Legion, Jordan see their minutes shrink

Legion, Jordan see their minutes shrink

There are 3 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 24, 2009, titled Legion, Jordan see their minutes shrink. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

No, Alex Legion and Jeff Jordan haven't done anything wrong, according to coach Bruce Weber.

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GA IL alum

Savannah, GA

#2 Jan 25, 2009
Ty, in your other post you wondered what happened to Alex.
Here's your answer. In tough BIG 10 play, you have to go with the more experienced, defensive guys. I think both Jeff and Alex will get plenty of minutes next years.
illinimike

Dallas, TX

#3 Jan 25, 2009
Weber's right, there are longer time of posessions when you play a team like Wisc. Alex and Jeff will get more PT against Minny on Thurs.

Since: Dec 08

Chicago

#4 Jan 25, 2009
Legion and Jordan don't get very much playing time to begin with, so what's the basis of this article. Legion is still working his way into the offense and getting better at playing defense in the Big10. In a close game, you don't need to play him much when you hold the lead - you sacrifice too much on defense. If they were behind, then you play Legion for his ability to hit the long range three point shot. Jordan has been used as more of a lock down defender, but they really didn't need him in this game; besides he's really the fifth guard. Plus, the past couple of games Brock and Keller have played very well and eaten up a lot of minutes. With the size disadvantage to Wisconsin, Brock at 6-6 and Keller at 6-7 were the better fit for this game. It's nice when you go 8 to 9 players deep and can use the right ones against key matchups.

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