Originally Posted by deandrebarnes1124
Although, it's your opinion greatness, I have to disagree. #11 on Petersburg, his name was Hoosier really cost Petersburg the game. He reminded me of how Westbrook cost the Thunder the championship last year in the playoffs. He shot the ball just as many times as Frank and Barber, but had the worst shooting percentage, more turnovers and just silly plays at the wrong time. When Petersburg made that run and Frank Mason had got hot, instead of keeping it in the hot man's hand or doing what's gotten you to this point, he tried to take over the game, even though he only made 2 shots all game long. He shot two wild shots and got picked by a Hampton player for an easy layup. Frank Mason shot the ball 9-20 which is 45 % from the floor, which isn't bad at all and Anthony Barber shot the ball 6/19, which is 31 % from the floor.
You have to be realistic and some point and realize that these two naturalize one another and it came down to the entire team. Overall, Hampton had the better overall team, which is why they won the game. I mean the final stats prove that.
Hampton Crabbers 64:? (27-5 overall)
Anthony 'Big Cat' Barber - - 21Pts. 6-19FG, 1-3 3's, 8-10FT, 6Reb. 2Ast. 1Stl.
Jahmonte Jackson - - 14Pts. 6-8FG, 2-3 3's, 8-10FT, 6Reb. 2Ast.
Jordan Baker - - 13Pts. 4-7FG, 2-4 3's, 3-4FT, 4Reb. 1Ast. 3Stl.
Sammie Royal - - 10Pts. 2-4FG, 6-9FT, 7Reb.
Tre Perry - - 4Pts. 1-7FG, 2-2FT, 8Reb. 2Ast. 2Blk.
Crabbers - - 41.7FG%, 5-12 3's, 19-25FT, 28Reb. 7Ast. 5TO's, 3Blk. 6Stl.
Petersburg Crimson Wave 51:? (29-2 overall)
Frank Mason - - 28Pts. 9-20FG, 3-8 3's, 7-7FT, 11Reb. 1Ast.
Marcus Hoosier - - 14Pts. 2-15FG, 10-12FT, 6Reb. 1Ast.
Gevon Thomas-Arrington - - 3Pts. 1-2FG, 1-2FT, 6Reb. (Fouled Out)
Wave - - 31.8FG%, 3-16 3's, 20-24FT, 35Reb. 3Ast. 10TO's, 1Blk. 1Stl.
The hypothesis of the only reason why Mason shot better than Barber is because he fouled out or he would've had a worse percentage is terrible because I could say that the only reason Hampton won is because Marcus Hoosier shot the ball 15 teams and because Frank Mason didn't get to shoot more than 20 times, they lost. Fact is, Mason fouled out with less than 1 minute left in the game when his team was trying to make the game longer by making Hampton shot more free throws. ****, I got another hypothesis for you, the only reason that Petersburg lost was because Mason fouled out and if he didn't they would've won? Now you see what I mean? Is it possible that Mason could've shot a worse percentage, sure it is, is it possible that he could've hit his next couple of shots and had a better percentage, sure it is again, but to say if he didn't foul out his percentage would've gotten worse is absurd, because we don't know what type of shots he would've took or etc…he could've shot all layups, which is high percentage shots, or he could've shot deep three's which is low percentage shots, but it's now way that we would've guess it without actually seeing them.
Also, I don't think he shot awful shots, he made those same shots all year long and for the last 3 years, if you are seeing him play for the first time, then you may come to that conclusion, but I've been seeing him play for years and the kid is legit. One could argue that Barber took a lot of awful shots, especially the 3's and jumpers when everybody knows that he's not good at that yet. You get my drift?
As far as size advantage, Petersburg didn't have size either, also, Petersburg was without two starters that couldn't play for the entire state tournament because of academic reasons, but even with that I and many thought that Petersburg would win, but Hampton showed that they were the best team. As far as your other points, they are all debatable, so I want discuss them because we will not agree on that. But in my opinion, Frank Mason is the better of the two and they both make their team about the same. They both jack up a lot of shots and they both don't defer as often, which is why both don't average a lot of assist a game. They are both averaging about 18-20 shots a game. Neither is an unselfish player, I totally debate that argument with anybody to say that Barber is unselfish. Especially since some of the people that's saying he is unselfish are the same that said he shots too much, not saying you greatness, cause I don't think you mention that he was unselfish…just saying in general. Like I said, Anthony Barber and Frank Mason make their teams about the same.