I posted this after the OOC schedule and I was criticized harshly. I wasn’t trying to be too negative, but the best outcome I could expect was 6-12 in conference, 14-16 overall, and no chance at post season play.
I said that we could root for the young players like Borovnjak, Frazier, and Edwards to improve. Unfortunately that hasn’t happened so far. I hope that these kids can turn things around because we only have one new player coming next year (Buie). I’ll probably get criticized again, but here’s where I think we stand with this team:
If Borovnjak wasn’t ready he should have been redshirted. He’s wasting a year of eligibility. We’ve got to get him 5-6 minutes per game.
Frazier looks to be an awesome athlete and he might turn out to be good. Problem is that he isn’t offensive minded. That might be OK on some teams, but PSU desperately needs another scorer to take the pressure off of Battle.
PSU has not recruited any good forwards in the past few years. Edwards seems to have the size and athleticism but he plays with no discipline. Bad passes and poor shot selection. I’d get him a lot of minutes in spite of his poor decision making because he’s our best chance for the future. That’s not easy to say but who else do we have?
I have enjoyed watching the effort Ott has put forth. 13 points and 7 rebounds tonight. Player of the game for PSU tonight IMO. Maybe player of the season.
Jones & Brooks have been the biggest disappointments. They’ve been in the program for 3+ years. I don’t hold out much hope for next year if they haven’t improved by now.
PSU is 1-2 players away from being a good basketball team. We need a power forward who can rebound, defend the paint, and take his man off the dribble. We also need someone who can knock down the 3 point shot. Unless Edwards improves, neither of those players are on the team at this point.