He didn't look all that terrible out there? Not saying it looked like he didn't know basketball or anything, but my opinion was that the drop off from his game to Ott's was noticeable and even Jones was noticeably better. Not saying that shouldn't be expected with Sasa being a freshmen, but lets not rewrite history here. He's not Big Ten ready on a team that would be competative.
Was Michael Joseph EVER Bog Tem readu? Bit BP gave him consistent minutes throughout his carrer on teams that improved year in and yeur out. Enough to spell Meech Now Meech learned the hard way he couldn’t get in to foul trouble (1st ever game at IU), but Joseph’s role was a consistent few munutes, he know his role, and it worked.
Donovan Williams certainly didn’t look Big Ten ready as a freshman. BP got him in there on a consisten basis, thougnht, and he became a pretty good player.
BP did a good job developim players, and I beleove it’s because he consistently went 10 deep, and always had roles for his guys.
The candidtes for starting center two years from now are Sasa, Billy Oliver, and Peter Alexis. If he doesn’t figutre out a way develop
Sasa and Billy, if you think this season is bad…
I just don’t get the Sasa knockers either. (or as FanofPSU labels him, SASA…is that replacing NASA?). What are the alternatives, first for this year, then next? Drop off from Jones and Ott? He’d almost have to score in the wrong basket to do that. Granted, he looked a little out of position, slow of foot, liability on D, etc., but are those two that productive? Are those two so great on D? Of the 3, at least Sasa had a prolific HS scoring record, easily exceeding those two. He had 33 points vs. Oak Hill, and averaged 25ppg, probably only behind Babb and Battle as scorers as seniors in HS. If Jones and Ott were good on D, I’d agree they should play, but they’re not. I know Sasa didn’t play yesterday, but did in two stints vs. OSU. How does he play then(when they didn’t need him as much, foulwise) and not yesterday?