My Key Takeaways: Charlotte holds off Monmouth’s late surge

by Nov 12, 2021Basketball

Charlotte 49ers Men's Basketball hollds of Monmouth's late surge
Charlotte 49ers Men's Basketball hollds of Monmouth's late surge

Charlotte defeated the Monmouth Hawks on Tuesday night after leading wire-to-wire, but they did let a 15 point lead in the 2nd half get down to a 1 possession game late. That said, they didn’t falter and got the job done to close out the game with a W. Add in that Jahmir Young wasn’t quite as effective as he normally is, a great sign to find a way to win.

Takeaway 1

Clyde Trapp Jr. give Charlotte a bonafide threat opposite of Jahmir Young. Trapp, whose approaching 1,000 career points, transferred in from Clemson and provide another dynamic option at Guard that is capable of scoring at all 3 levels.

Takeaway 2

Charlotte valued the ball, only committing 7 turnovers vs a physical and aggressive Hawks defense. I talked in my pregame/season piece that it has been an issue for Charlotte so far under Sanchez. The turnover rate in this was 10.5% as opposed to being around 20% in the previous seasons. Let’s hope that is a positive sign for the future.

Takeaway 3

 Depth. This is the deepest team we’ve had under Sanchez, and we’re still missing 2 players: Brice Williams and Musa Jallow are still out and Jallow appears that he’ll be back sooner than Williams at this point. Jallow is a defensive-first minded glue guy and we’ve seen Williams’ ability to be a nice #2 behind Young.

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