St. John's basketball - Phil Wait: Half-Season Conference Report

(stats acquired from Statsheet.com. Photos courtesy of Red Storm Sports. All stats are as of February 10th.)

Phil Wait

Phil Wait hasn't seen much time, but I will take a paragraph or two to speak on him. There are those who want to see a big man - even one who is already 22 years old - make an immediate impact. I think it is disappointing to not see more from Wait. But I also would say that he is 7 feet tall, and when he arrived, the coaching staff cautioned that he was not ready, that he needed to develop strength and conditioning.

Hopefully that strength is coming. The Englishman's hands need improvement, and his positioning in the offense needs improvement as well. There have been rumors of knee problems, as well. But the guy can run a little, and his extremely limited time on the court has hinted at those big man skills - shot blocking, rebounding. And he may have some offensive touch.

Wait has only gotten into two conference games, so... of course, take his numbers with all the grains of salt you have.

Below are tables with Wait's conference numbers from this year. To better understand the individual tempo-free statistics mean, read here and a glossary of terms here.

 

See the full half-season spreadsheet here for all players.

Tempo-free Statistics. Conference Games only

Phil Wait
2008-09
STAT
Value
Minute Pct
1.8
Floor Pct
48.9
Offensive Rating
97.8
Shot Pct
18.4
Effective FG Pct
50.0
True Shooting Pct
50.0
Free Throw Rate
0.0
2pt FG Point Pct
100.0
3pt FG Point Pct
0.0
FT Point Pct
0.0
Off Reb Pct
14.0
Def Reb Pct
43.7
Assist Pct
0.0
Steal Pct
0.0
Turnover Pct
50.0
Block Pct
0.0

 

Per-Game Statistics, Conference Games only

Phil Wait
2008-09
STAT
Value
Games Played
2
Games Started
0
Min Per Game
4
FG Pct
50
3pt FG Pct
0
FT Pct
0
Free Throw Rate
0
Pts Per Game
1
Reb Per Game
2
Off Rebs Per Game
0.5
Def Rebs Per Game
1.5
Assists Per Game
0
Steals Per Game
0
TO Per Game
0.5
A/T Ratio
0
Blocks Per Game
0
Fouls Per Game
0.5
Foul Outs
0
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