Practice footage shows Spurs addressing Sochan's unusual struggles

With Jeremy Sochan struggling to develop consistency as a scorer, the latest practice videos show that he's about to build his shot from the ground up.

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Witnessing the trajectory of Jeremy Sochan's struggle to become a consistent scorer and extend his range has been quite the roller coaster of events. The flaws in his game began to be addressed in his rookie campaign when Coach Pop told Sochan to shoot his free throws one-handed, and it's been quite a sight for sore eyes for Spurs fans.

Before Jeremy made the adjustment, he was shooting a horrific 55 percent from the line, an atrocious 18 percent from three, and an average 47 percent from the floor. Once the change was integrated, Sochan's splits improved.

As his percentage from the charity stripe jumped to 62 percent, he improved from downtown to 27 percent, and his overall field goal percentage dropped slightly to 44 percent. Keep in mind that those numbers are a comparison to before and after he made the switch.

As time has gone on, the adjustment has benefited Sochan, as he's now shooting 43.9 percent from the floor, 32.7 percent from three-point land, and a vastly improved 77 percent from the free-throw line.

Coaches are addressing the inconsistency in Sochan's shooting

Sochan has displayed immense defensive potential in the course of his sophomore season. However, the former Baylor Bear has struggled to develop a consistent scoring tendency. When Jeremy has a good offensive game, he becomes the second-best two-way player, only behind Victor Wembanyama, and shows shades of a younger Kawhi Leonard.

After going 5-23 in his last two outings, the coaching staff has begun helping Jeremy reestablish his jump shot from level one, as seen during Thursday's practice. It's also inspiring to see the former 9th overall pick's ambition to tap into his scoring potential.

The Spurs desperately need Sochan to become a consistent scorer, as it makes this young core extremely dangerous when he, Devin Vassell, and Victor Wembanyama can all score in their unique ways.

With the offseason on the horizon, you'd hope to see Sochan spending time with the staff, fine-tuning every mechanic and fluidity in his jump shot. The third year is when players begin to take form and make significant leaps into the players they become, and it cannot be stressed enough how important it will be for Jeremy to take that leap in the 2024–25 season.