[quote=“Devon, post:5, topic:138”]My bet is that the minutes work out something like this:
PG: Battle 25/Frazier 15
SG: Babb 25/Woodyard 5/Battle 10 (with him and Frazier on the court at same time)
SF: Jackson 25/Woodyard 10/Edwards 5
PF: Brooks 25/Oliver 10/Sasa 5
C: Jones 30/Ott 10
Complete guess, but that’s my attempt at the rotation. Marshall gets a redshirt, and maybe a minute or two at the end of a game for Highberger and Kirkpatrick[/quote]
If you’re correct on minutes on the front line, IMO, it will be a bad season. Interestingly, despite no competition entering PSU at the front line positions last year other than Ott(who played less than Hassel the year before, and missed some games) the combined minutes were down for DJ and Brooks from the year before at 37mpg combined(from 37.7). You expect 50? I expect maybe 40, if not less. Now Cornley was out a lot in the prior year and wasn’t out a lot last year, but Claxton had minutes the year before at the forward position. Front line loss of Cornley may give them more mpg, but I think Sasa, Edwards and Oliver combined get more than 20mpg. I think they combined take Cornley’s 35mpg. Call it two guard or three guard, but you just might see Jones(Ott), Oliver and Edwards on the floor at once, or Sasa for one of them, with 2 guards made up from Battle, Frazier, Babb. It’s bigger than a 3 guard offense, not as quick, but can shoot.
I’ve been thinking that they will mostly play 3 guard offense like last year, but maybe they’ll play 2 guard with front line made up of scorers. Splitting hairs, but Danny was a guard in my book and Edwards, Oliver and Sasa are forwards. At 235 lbs., they’re both only 10 and 5 lbs. less than Jones and Ott, respectively, and 35lbs. and 25lbs. heavier than Brooks and DJ respectively. Just a guess.