The Texas A&M men's basketball team travels to Ames, Iowa, to face Iowa State in what is sure to be another tough road test for the Aggies in the Big 12 conference. CycloneReport.com editor Paul Clark answered a few questions in the return of Ask the Expert on Aggie Websider. Click here to see what...[details]
Strengths: Blalock is a deceptively strong, athletic point guard with a massive wingspan for someone his size. He's a true point guard with strong ball-handling and passing skills. Blalock has a quick first step and does well in the lane, especially excelling on the drive-and-dish, where he uses his good court vision and passing to exploit defensive seams. He can take the ball to the basket or pull-up in the lane. Blalock runs the break just as well as he does a halfcourt set, making good decisions and getting the ball to the open man. Blalock is a scrappy defender who uses his length and good hands to harass his opponent.
Weaknesses: Blalock's biggest weakness is his outside jumper. He is an adequate shooter from behind the arc, but lacks consistency and has not shown NBA range. Blalock struggled from the free-throw line in his junior year, shooting only 66 percent. Defensively, his team exclusively played zone defense, so it's tough to assess how he'd adjust to playing man-to-man. He's slightly undersized, though has the length to partially make up for it.