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Old 06-07-2018, 11:33 AM   #13
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I'd make the counter argument that if Doolittle isn't the best player or one of the best players, this team is in serious trouble.

You pretty much know what you are getting from James, Muni, Lazenby, Freeman, and Odomes... James will average 8-11 ppg... Muni will average 5-7 ppg... Odomes will average 5-7 ppg... All the talk about "well if Odomes does X/Y/Z he will make it to the NBA" is over.. same for James and Muni. These are seniors now and while fine players, are what they are. Calixte and Reynolds are also unlikely to be the best player on this team, because they were average players on horrible teams before.

These guys can't be your best players... so who does that leave? Well, the guys we really don't know about with this mix of players are Bienemy, Doolittle, Manek, and Polla.

Bienemy is a true freshman... Polla, while likely to make a jump, isn't going to be your best player.

That leaves Manek and Doolittle. Doolittle had his season wrecked last year, and we could argue it should be tossed out. Was his fault, but he had a freshman year of:

9 points, 6 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game... Averaged 10 and 7 in Big 12 play. He had 19 points and 13 rebounds against a good TCU frontcourt... Had 29 points and 10 rebounds against Texas... Had 15 points and 15 rebounds against ISU.

Sorry to tell you guys, but his resume is more attractive for "best player" than anyone elses. You basically have to toss the sophomore year, but he has shown the most. Now, those performances were on a 9 win team so you have to consider that as well.

But, regardless of that... if he isn't the best or one of the best, this team will have a serious problem. It NEEDS him to be a primary contributor, not some role guy...

The team needs 15ppg out of Manek and 12-15ppg out of Doolittle. Muni will never put up 29 points in a game (especially against a Big 12 team), ever. But Doolittle can.
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