51ACE wrote:kyace1 wrote:I do not know if it will affect our MVC finish, but in my opinion, the competitiveness of this team depends on the development of Givance. He is a true point guard, brings good energy, seems to have some swagger and has a shot that must be respected. I like KJ, but I would rather him play the SF instead of PG. I think he could maybe give very limited help at the point, but I believe that Givance should play 32-35 min/gm. I believe this would be great for the future and really good for this year. And who knows, maybe we would score in the first 6 minutes.
Couldn't agree more. I like K.J. also, but at this point I have lost faith in him running the point, unless we are in a pinch. I would like to see a starting lineup of Givance, Frederking, Feehan, DC and Hall. I can see why they like bringing Frederking off the bench to give us that true 6th man feel, but I would rather his offense be in the game from the very start. We could still bring Marty off the bench, who I believe could give us that same 6th man affect. When Givance is out of the game we could play a combination of Feehan, Hill and Riley at point.
I had this same feel last year about K.J. I like him as a player, but when Boo came back and played toward the end of the season, we received much better point guard play.
My take on the team this year is the coaches and players are still finding their way, meaning roles are still being determined. I am not interested in the old days when the role of a player was screening for D.J., but I am interested in players knowing what they can do and can't do. I think K.J. can play a very important role on this team and I want him to. It just seems he has been pressing lately and I believe he is trying to do too much at times. I would say the same for John Hall. Super excited about his play, as long as he doesn't try to do too much.
The one thing I tell myself is that most of these players are only freshman's and sophomore's, or have limited playing time prior to this year. As many of you have said, we have to be patient and see how they grow as the season goes forward.
Could not possibly agree more with these two posts. I think we will probably start to see these things happen more as the season progresses (Hopefully!).