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UCLA-Gonzaga Prediction and Preview for 4/3/2021

UCLA takes on Gonzaga on 4/3/2021 at 8:34PM.

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UCLA Team Defense Preview

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They have an elite level defense and fans may not appreciate it because they get so fixated on scoring, dunks, and drama, but this defense is as good as it gets right now. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is. Defensively, they are above average at stifling opponent ball movement. Opponents are a little bit disjointed against them. Sometimes defenses are very focused on forcing bad shots and getting the defensive rebound. Is there anything to support this? It may be just possible that this is a passive defense.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. There is greater diversity of shot selection against them. Not a team that faces a heavy barrage of three point shots. They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of the three point shots of their opposition. This is a decent interior defense or schemed defense that is able to force more mid-range shots. This is not a team that excels at shot blocking. Either the personnel or strategy is not there. This is an elite level defensive rebounding team. Falling more than two standard deviations from the mean, this is impressive and indicative of a team that should have more on the horizon.

UCLA Team Offense Preview

You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 108.0, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. They tend to score a bit more off the dribble inside the perimeter than most. This is a smooth running offense and the players make good decisions on the floor. This typically goes hand-in-hand with strong shot selection and higher Field Goal percentages.

Their Effective Field Goal Rate is 0.516, which considered to be slightly above average. Their True Shooting Percentage is 0.547 which considered to be slightly above average. They attempt 0.317 of their shots from three point range. The three point shot is just not as important to this offense. They made 0.369 of their shots from three point range. They are an above average three point shooting team. Getting to the Free Throw Line is a neutral part of the offensive mindset and approach. They made 0.717 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team. They successfully retrieved 29.4% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

Gonzaga Team Defense Preview

They have an elite level defense and fans may not appreciate it because they get so fixated on scoring, dunks, and drama, but this defense is as good as it gets right now. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating. Want to score against this defense? They are not going to make it easy. If your movement without the ball and ball movement is not good, you will need to rely more heroic plays and challenging drives to the basket. Their ability to create live ball turnovers is above average.

They are doing a great job forcing bad shots from opposing offenses, they are among the leaders in the country. This defense discourages three point shots a bit more than others. They feature a decent perimeter defense that is able to force some bad three point shots. This is a decent interior defense or schemed defense that is able to force more mid-range shots. This is not a team that excels at shot blocking. Either the personnel or strategy is not there. This is an elite level defensive rebounding team. Falling more than two standard deviations from the mean, this is impressive and indicative of a team that should have more on the horizon.

Gonzaga Team Offense Preview

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With an offensive efficiency of 122.2, Gonzaga has an elite offensive efficiency. This is a great offense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. Compared to the rest of the league, there is a sense of neutrality about ball movement to set up 2 point shots. This is a smooth running offense and the players make good decisions on the floor. This typically goes hand-in-hand with strong shot selection and higher Field Goal percentages.

Their Effective Field Goal Rate is 0.61, which is among the best in the country. Their True Shooting Percentage is 0.634 which is among the best in the country. They attempt 0.331 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in College Basketball. They made 0.371 of their shots from three point range. They are an above average three point shooting team. Getting to the Free Throw Line is a neutral part of the offensive mindset and approach. They made 0.735 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team. They successfully retrieved 30.4% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

The UCLA Roster

The Players to Watch for UCLA

Jaime Jaquez Jr. 6-6 220 pound Guard

Jaime Jaquez Jr. sports a 19.2 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Jaime Jaquez Jr. attempted 0.318 of his shots from three point range. This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.393 of his three point shots fired this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. He made 0.529 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Jaime Jaquez Jr. has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Tyger Campbell 5-11 180 pound Guard

Tyger Campbell sports a 14.8 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Tyger Campbell attempted 0.242 of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Tyger Campbell shot 0.246 from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. Tyger Campbell shot 0.481 inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

This season, when shots were missed, Tyger Campbell is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Tyger Campbell is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Jules Bernard 6-6 205 pound Guard

Jules Bernard sports a 16.2 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Jules Bernard this season has 0.375 of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Jules Bernard shot 0.394 from long range this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. Jules Bernard shot 0.465 inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Johnny Juzang 6-6 210 pound Guard

Johnny Juzang has a 19.2 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Johnny Juzang this season has 0.435 of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.347 of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.492 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Cody Riley 6-9 225 pound Forward

Cody Riley sports a 18.7 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Cody Riley this season has 0.01 of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Cody Riley shot 0.0 from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.546 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

Cody Riley has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

David Singleton 6-4 210 pound Guard

David Singleton has a 13.2 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

David Singleton attempted 0.741 of his shots from three point range. It makes very little sense to give him space on the perimeter, opponents should be getting in his face. David Singleton shot 0.47 from long range this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. David Singleton shot 0.379 inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

This season, when shots were missed, David Singleton is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

David Singleton has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. He is not a shot blocker. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Jalen Hill 6-10 245 pound Forward

Jalen Hill sports a 22.8 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Jalen Hill this season has 0.0 of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made nan of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Jalen Hill shot 0.556 inside the perimeter. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

He is one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Jalen Hill has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

The Gonzaga Roster

The Players to Watch for Gonzaga

Corey Kispert 6-7 220 pound Forward

Corey Kispert has a 26.2 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Corey Kispert attempted 0.519 of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. Corey Kispert shot 0.453 from long range this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.624 of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Corey Kispert is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Joel Ayayi 6-5 180 pound Guard

Joel Ayayi has a 20.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Joel Ayayi attempted 0.376 of his shots from three point range. This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.385 of his three point shots fired this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. He made 0.675 of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Joel Ayayi has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Joel Ayayi is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Andrew Nembhard 6-5 193 pound Guard

Andrew Nembhard has a 15.8 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Andrew Nembhard this season has 0.437 of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Andrew Nembhard shot 0.333 from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.6 of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

This season, when shots were missed, Andrew Nembhard is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Andrew Nembhard has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Andrew Nembhard is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Drew Timme 6-10 235 pound Forward

Drew Timme sports a 33.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Drew Timme attempted 0.059 of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.3 of his three point shots fired this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. Drew Timme shot 0.672 inside the perimeter. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

He is one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Drew Timme has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Jalen Suggs 6-4 205 pound Guard

Jalen Suggs sports a 22.6 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Jalen Suggs this season has 0.335 of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Jalen Suggs shot 0.33 from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.588 of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

Jalen Suggs has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Anton Watson 6-8 225 pound Forward

Anton Watson sports a 20.3 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Anton Watson this season has 0.145 of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Anton Watson shot 0.15 from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.72 of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Anton Watson has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

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