Video & Stats Talk Series 6 – Toddrick Gotcher

Here is the 6th player we introduce to you as a part of the “Video & Stats Talk” series.

Toddrick Gotcher a graduate of Texas Tech went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft but found his path playing international basketball very smoothly. Check out in this Q&A session what he reveals to the public.

 

We put together a number of questions sent forward by our owner Mr. Duran to Mr. Toddrick Gotcher to go over:


– what are the 5 critical aspects of your opponent to focus on? 

The top 3 aspects for me while scouting a player involves  (1) understanding where my opponent likes to get his shots from (2) the pace of the player, whether he is a transition player or a half-court kind of guy (3) and understanding what type of plays he scores from and whether the team runs plays for him.

TG in piece photo


– how do you prepare for your opponent utilizing video?

I prepare by asking the assistant coaches to send me individual film of the players that I will possibly be guarding. I love to scout the entire roster also so that I can get any advantage possible while on the court.

toddrick_gotcher career FG shot chart across 159 games
 Gotcher – career FG shot chart across 159 games

– Do you solely rely on the cuts shared by assistant coaches?
I do rely on the cuts made by the assistant coaches but I also have access to video technology at home so that I can study my opponent. 
– What stats do you look at in your opponent in order to check for weaknesses?

Sometimes stats do not give the entire story. So I rely heavily on the film breakdown so that I can see for myself what I am up against. For example, a player could shoot 45% from the 3pt, but he may only shoot 1 per game. So the film helps me understand if they are contested 3’s or wide-open 3’s.

toddrick_gotcher play type breakdown of 159 career games
Gotcher – Play type breakdown of 159 career game
A video highlight of Toddrick’s performance across the last 10 games he played:

 

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We’d like to thank Toddrick for his time and wish him well for next season!


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