Doesn't work on offense. Might work on defense against bigger teams (anyone watching MSU play, please comment). Still, Morgan played the 4 on offense and didn't know where to go -- he got stuck in the paint, along with Horford. MM could plausibly fix the problems of having a big 4 on offense, but he missed the perimeter guarding session for bigs due to his injury. (Haven't found the quote, TBH. Nevertheless, its true. [check umhoops stuff])
jumping off two feet:
Walton does it. So does Irvin.
They are freshmen.
They will get better. (This is not football).
Actually better than I expected. Granted, I thought we'd look like last year; last year we had 6 freshmen in the rotation (Beilfeldt included). We'll be pretty good on defense.
Great! Walton and LeVert are great on ball defenders. Obviously, comp caveats apply. Still, those guys pressed bad teams when the opposing player had the ball -- and well beyond the 3-pt line. I can't stress this enough: when you are good, you press, it doesn't matter what the coaches say, if you know you can kick a kids butt you'll force him to make mistakes. Now, that doesn't mean we should expect a press-D. Rather, it means that our defenders are good enough to BELIEVE that they can press the opponents they've faced (comp-caveats: GO).
it will only include 9 or less people. Donnal would have played the last few minutes if the coaches thought they would NOT red-shirt him. He'll redshirt.