@BShark Great topic. I had the same opinion – the minutes distribution last night was odd. Garrett did get way too many minutes. His “net” is not high end. And McCormack showed in the MSU game what we hoped to see – potential. Just need to keep giving him opportunities.
However, the “opinion” thing on my end is a bit superficial at this point. I don’t think I’ve got a good enough feel yet to be confident in my opinion, except on Garrett. I just cannot totally accept a guy that plays guard and is a complete brick layer. That is not a complete basketball player. This team, I don’t think, can absorb such offensive incompetence. Not when your AA candidate scores 0.
Try this – Garrett’s two game PER is 10.0. Garrett had a team worst 11.3 last season. PER isn’t perfect, and it doesn’t quantify defense real well. And other great players have had low PERS in their early seasons.
But the issue is his shot. No apparent hope for improvement. We are seeing perhaps the worst shot from a perimeter player ever on a KU team under Self. Ever.
He was supposedly working on it over the summer. It just looks horrible. Has he ever put up a soft shot from beyond eight feet?
Self likes him. He can play some good D. And his other numbers seem ok. There may not be another option, either. But it’s hard to watch. If I’m an opposing coach, I just don’t guard him much on the perimeter. Remember the havoc defenders caused when they just slacked off of Traylor?