I f you’ve played basketball at any level, be it peewee or college, you’ve heard it: “Pass up a good shot to get a great shot.”
It’s a motto coaches love. Well, not all coaches.
Marquette’s Ben Smith doesn’t necessarily agree with that notion, at least when it comes to his team this season.
The Redettes are equipped with plenty of size, returning post players Avery Ledy and Sydney Kivi, as well as a lengthy guard in Aspen Michelin.
And Smith wants to take advantage. For Marquette, that means taking the first good shot available and then crashing the boards for offensive rebounds.