Over the years, Pitt’s big men have dragged down the team’s free-throw shooting percentage. From DeJuan Blair to Aaron Gray and others, post players for the Panthers have traditionally shot a low percentage.
That is not the case this season even though Steven Adams is doing his best to continue that tradition. Even though Adams is shooting an awful 30 percent from the line, Dante Taylor, JJ Moore and Talib Zanna pick up his slack. Moore is shooting a team-best 84.6 percent from the line; Zanna 71 percent and Taylor 62.5 percent. Even with Adams’ 30 percent factored in those four are shooting a combined 67 percent. That is more than acceptable for a quartet of post players.
The guards and small forwards have been letting the team down and are the main reason the Panthers are shooting 67 percent from the foul line. They are shooting a combined 60.3 percent.
Here is the list of players with their free-throw percentage this season compared to last:
Player this season last season
Woodall 73 percent 81 percent
Patterson 69 percent 77 percent
Robinson 76 percent NA
Wright 47 percent 83 percent
Zeigler 54 percent 49.5 percent
Johnson 71 percent NA
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