Evidence that there’s a killer in our midst…that needs more shots.
Haley Van Dyke was a model of offensive efficiency for the Washington Huskies in the 2019-2020 season:
Shooting (overall) = 42.6 FG%
*Two-Pointers = 49.4 FG%
*”Catch & Shoot” three-pointers = 42.9 FG%
*Transition Offense = 60.0 FG%
*Offensive Put-backs = 57.9 FG%
*Driving Left = 44.4 FG%
*Percentage of Offense = 11.2%(?) It is counterintuitive that Haley Van Dyke had only the 3rd highest offensive share for the Huskies in 2019-20 behind: Amber Melgoza (24.1%) & Mai-Loni Henson (11.6%).
Van Dyke had the second highest shot attempts (176) behind Melgoza’s 360 attempts for the Dawgs.
However, there were six Huskies with 127 shot attempts or more, and only one teammate had a higher shooting percentage — Darcy Rees (44.1%).
It also should be noted that Haley’s isolation offense was exceptional last season with a 57.1% made field goal percentage.
Yet, Haley had zero (0) isolation plays in the 3rd and 4th quarters (and overtime) of Huskies’ games last year, suggesting iso plays need to be explored more with Haley in the coming season.
Furthermore, Haley’s offensive attempts were spread (somewhat) equally between the left-side and right-side of the floor and with similar success — making her harder to defend.
Clearly, with the graduation of Melgoza and Henson, Haley’s offensive share should increase considerably next season, as well as her opportunity for isolation plays.
In order to maximize the Huskies’ offensive efficiency next season, there should be a concentrated effort by the coaching staff to make Haley Van Dyke a focal part of the offense.