TEA LEAF TIME--GUARDS
jaybate 1.0 last edited by
TEA LEAF TIME–GUARDS
• READING THE GUARD LEAVES: Self had this quote in KUSports.com.
"Depending who returns, we could have more of a veteran team. Hopefully that could play to our favor a little bit (in handling a difficult schedule),” he said. “You stop and think about it … Svi (Mykhailiuk) is a year older, Devonté (Graham) and Frank (Mason III) a year older and Wayne (Selden Jr.) a year older. If everybody stayed and would be a year older, that’d be a pretty experienced and talented team coming back. The reality of that happening is not great. We’ll have to wait and see how it all plays out.
“I love the way Devonté played down the stretch, and I love Svi’s potential. He’s a year away, and next year will be the year. We do need to develop some low-post scoring, without question.”
Note that everyone Self mentions is a 1 or 2 guard.
After these quotes is a long Malik Newman promotional item.
Inference: Malik and Svi will start at 1 and 2 and so Frank, Devonte, and Wayne are going to be backups with one likely cryogenically frozen Hunter Mikelson style, if no one transfers for more PT. And Self appears to believe someone may.
Guess: Self says he loves Devonte’s play down the stretch. Devonte can swing 1/2. Devonte’s legs are sound. He stays. That leaves Frank, or Wayne, as odd man out. Frank had a great season, but his knees were shot at the end and Malik starts at point. Wayne was an enigma of lost mental pop and inconsistency who was benched late in a big game no-show. Guess: Wayne goes cryogenic, or leaves. Frank’s knees drive his future. If they don’t need surgery, he can transfer to start almost any where else. If they need surgery, he could redshirt. If agent-shoe complex dynamics drive Malik elsewhere, then only one of Frank and Wayne face cryo-ice.
@jaybate-1.0 Self did not mention Greene. Svi, yes, but not Greene. Maybe he was just focusing primarily on the 1 and 2 positions; but it seems like an interesting omission.
joeloveshawks last edited by
@jaybate-1.0 If Frank Mason does not start at PG at KU next year I will eat the shirt I am currently wearing.
Frank and Wayne with the beat up legs. Too many minutes of hard practices and tough schedule?
World University Games: July. Not much time for R+R. Or surgeries, healings.
Lulufulu last edited by
@jaybate-1.0 You know, I hope your wrong on this. It would be great if all those mentioned come back. Svi, Devonte, Frank, Wayne. We already know Greene is here to stay as per his dad. My spidey senses tell me there is some sort of disconnect between Wayne and Coach, like with Russ Rob except I dont think Wayne will stick around 4 years and get better. What we really really need is another big to complement Bragg.