I probably overreacted after last night’s game when I said you should put the best five on the floor. However, based on information from both scrimmages, and after watching the game last night, I’m going to withhold my judgment until after Tuesday’s game against Rider. We will find out a lot more about the team after Tuesday’s game. Rider is picked to finish 4 or 5 in the MAAC. Also, I should clarify that I was unimpressed by the combinations on the floor.
I will point out 1 stat that I think is telling from the Minny game:
TK 30 minutes played: 3 reb
JG 10 minutes played: 4 reb
You NEVER “pencil in” starters before they step foot on campus, unless you have Andrew Wiggins.
The Minny game was the 3rd game this coach has had the chance to evaluate what he has (including the two scrimmages). Rider game will be very telling in my opinion.