Ali Haidar Update - Tough Loss and Match-Up 01/01/2011
Perhaps this was not the best game to start to follow Ali Haidars season closely . . .
Haidar struggled in the game, ending with totals of 2 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and a block in 22 minutes played. Unfortunately he also had 3 personal fouls and 4 turnovers. On the surface this just looks like a terrible outing. But there is an explanation. For most of the time he was in the game Haidar was tasked with guarding Marcus Jackson, and athletic 6'6' forward who is St. Joseph's second leading scorer. As a sophomore guarding a senior, these are the kind of match-ups that will look ugly now, but pay big dividends in the future.
I wish I had clips or photos, but I listened to this game on the radio. Next game is Thursday, January 6th at 5:30 pm Eastern. Hopefully he will have a better outing against