I expect to be “attacked” for bringing this up, but I believe it needs to happen if PSU is to maximize their potential this year.
The premise is that T. Frazier needs to be the point guard when he is on the floor. This is clearly his natural position, and we will not maximize his contribution by placing him at the 2-guard. I believe he needs to have the ball in his hands to be most effective. This is not in any way to insinuate that he is somehow better than T. Battle. Battle is clearly the heart of the team. In fact, he is so good that I am confident he can play either guard position. Actually, he seems to have the qualities of a 2-guard. It may turn out to be his better position!
I would speculate that Frazier, as a freshman, might potentially average only 20-25 minutes a game (as a max). So for 20-25 minutes, Battle would be a 2-guard, and for 15-20 minutes he would be back at point guard. Instead of being totally worn down and exhausted at the end of games (and for the final third of the season), he would have the opportunity to preserve some energy and share some of the work responsibility. I know everyone on this board understands the intensity and energy necessary to play big minutes at point guard in a major program.
I envision the end result being that both players would benefit in thier productivity. And, there is no reason why this could not be viewed as a move to make the team better, and not as some sort of demotion. As Battle plays right up to 40 minutes a game, this could work out very well for him on an indiviudal basis, and certainly for the team.
Just my opinion. I better duck now.