A young Wichita State team is working on taking better shots

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Erik Stevenson sure enjoyed his Thanksgiving in Mexico. The Wichita State guard averaged more than 20 points in the Cancun Challenge. 

After Wichita State's win over South Carolina, Gregg Marshall said Stevenson "showed me signs of Ron Baker". So the ceiling is high for Stevenson and there's no doubt he's already shown a lot of growth over last year. 

For the most part Marshall likes where Stevenson's offensive game is at this point in his career. 

One thing the Lacey, Washington native and the rest of the young Shockers need to work on?  Taking better shots. 

"Sometimes Erik is wide open and I want him to shoot the ball when he catches it," said Marshall. "He'll turn a wide open catch and shoot into a semi contested one dribble pull up."

"I also feel like young players have a real difficult time understanding good shot, great shot, when should I shoot? And when am I open?" said Marshall. 

"There's a fine line as a coach," said Marshall.  "Between being a player's coach and giving them the freedom to play the game and take shots when they're there, and not make the green light go to yellow to red."