I hear what you are saying. But I think I feel very comfortable with Vick and his experience over players with less experience.
And I think we have seen little of Vick’s real potential up to now. He has always played with hesitation and holding back. Probably over-thinking. That is usually the case when players aren’t playing with full confidence in their game. Vick has lacked that total, killer confidence needed to take over games.
I think if this is a game of “meso-ball” and the losers are put to death, we would see a Vick definitely be up there with any other players. His handles can use some definite improvement… it’s his weakest area. But his athleticism makes up for a lot. It really wouldn’t take much for Vick to pick up a few moves to create scoring space. Another of his weak areas.
I hope Vick is working his tail off right now. He should be thinking this will be “his year” and he should be right!
If we hear more within a couple months that Vick really worked his tail off and improved… we can expect to see him put up some monster numbers this year! I buffered my optimism by making it conditional.
Of all the players we need to step up this year… Vick is right there at the top! He can easily end up being the pivotal player that makes the difference of going home early in March, or playing for the championship! I believe he was the pivotal player this past year. He stepped up enough to get us to the Final Four, but we couldn’t close the deal without him putting together monster games in the FF. And think about what he could have done in the Nova game. Nova wouldn’t have been able to defend against an athlete like Vick. He could have been the piece to break that defense. Nova had the answer for limiting the post and guarding the trey. That leaves one place wide open; the penetrating swing forward. Vick!