Buck is really exciting right now on offense, but he is just a step slow on D in the Big 12 thats is why we aren't seeing that much of him. Haluska who I know doesn't have a ton of fans on cyclone message boards is not a real offensive threat, but is a pretty good defender.
I think Buck once he gets used the speed on of the game will be a threat for us and I wouldn't be surprised to see him push Garret next year.
However if Garret keeps improving his decision making on his drives like he has been the last couple weeks he could be a top 5 big 12 point guard in my opinion next year.
I am so curious as to why Haluska gets ripped on, but BP gets the "he really hustles though!" Does anyone think that BP plays even average defense? The bigger athletic guards, (Eaton, Collins, etc.) blow past him like he is a statue. Haluska plays 10x better defense than BP. I know SH can't score, but do you think BP can? He is averaging 4 pts a game in conference games. He is also averaging 30 minutes a game. We get absolutely nothing offensively from the 2 spot. He can't create his own shot, and shoots about 30% from 3 pt range, yet he gets all the minutes.
Did anyone else notice that when DG, DB, and CB were all in the last couple of minutes of the first half(OSU), we scored more? But as soon as the second half started, it was back to BP. Cowboys scored 10 straight, we scored none, and the game was over. I am SO sick of seeing BP play 30 minutes a game and get 1 basket a game. IMO, it is a major reason we are at the bottom of the conference.
Play the freakin scholarship players!!!!!!! There is nothing left to play for this year, so get them some minutes!!! Stop playing the walk-ons who can't score or get fouled!!!!!!!!! 30 minutes a game, 4 points a game.... you do the math!!!