Jordan Bohannon carries the team in the final minutes
Does this guy have some stones or what?
If you’ve read my previous pieces before, I’ll openly admit I have been frustrated with Bohannon’s performance this season. His shooting numbers are roughly the same or worse than his freshman year in Iowa City, and his shot selection, at times, has been absolutely atrocious.
For the season, he’s shooting 36% from the field (32% from 2s and 38% from 3s), and his 3s to 2s ratio is 5 to 2. His assists numbers are also down over 2 assists per game compared to last season.
I’ve also openly called out that the offense has seemed to move and flow better with Connor McCaffery running the point.
I’ll likely still question the shot selection going forward and call out when Bohannon’s shoot-first mentality hurts the team, but last night against Indiana, he was another level of clutch. Moreover, his shots were not easy shots, but he drained them as if he was playing around at the rec center in Iowa City, and he does it was so much swagger.
In the final seconds of the game, Indiana was trying to foul the Hawks to get the ball back and Fran wisely made every attempt to get the ball into Jordan Bohannon’s hand (he’s a career 88% free throw shooter). When the Hoosiers would get a hand on Bohannon and send him to the free throw line, he walked over there smiling.
For all the negativity that has surrounded Bohannon this past season with the Iowa basketball team, he might be the most important player on the team because he’s the guy who can step up and take that game-winning shot with the utmost confidence that it is going in every single time.