As far as formidable oponents for next season's non-conference schedule. What we know now is Michigan, BYU, and you could make an argument and say UNI and Iowa. Will be interesting to see how improved Drake's team is going to be next year..
We don't play Drake next year, so not that interesting.
He adds some maturity and age to a VERY young backcourt in 2013.
MM and Naz are combo guards anyway so their playing to doesn't preclude MJ's.
We'll often go with 3 guard lineups so there will still be lots of minutes to be had. Even without the 3 spot you'll have 80 min/game that Jones, Naz, MM, SDW and Thomas will be fighting for.
You might see:
Jones 28 min
Naz 18 min
Thomas 14 min
MM 10 min
SDW 10 min
The bottom line is that his is big boy basketball so no one is guaranteed playing time. Will we likely lose one of our guards to attrition in the next year or two? Probably, that is unavoidable in today's college basketball world and you certainly don't pass on good players to avoid potential attrition from players who haven't even played at the B12 level
Back on topic, I never said Jones will not be very productive. But, i am going to temper my expectations and compare him to a Lucious or a Garrett for that matter.
And another thing, why do we bring in two walk-on guards to our program in Law and Fowler??? Are the just warm
bodies on the bench? I understand the depth if one of the guards go down with an injury..Just saying! lol..
We are very guard happy.
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