Tuesday, November 30, 2010
As Go the Twins, Go the Jayhawks
The Jayhawks are woefully thin when it comes to front line guys who can bang. Thomas Robinson is going to be a great player but the jury remains out on Jeff Withey and his ability to contribute meaningful minutes in the post.
Basing opinions on 40 minutes of basketball is a dangerous thing but it's never stopped me before. The best looking perimeter player isn't going to get very many minutes this year. It's a shame because Mario Little can spot up from 15 feet and has no fear putting the ball on the floor and going to the basket. The only thing I can figure is that Self sees Little as a defensive liability. His athleticism alone and his ability to score makes him a much better player in my book than Brady Morningstar, who will hopefully disappear on the bench with Selby's arrival.
The other problem on this team is Tyshawn Taylor. The talented junior hasn't shown much progression from last year's less than sensational sophomore season. Maybe Selby's addition to the team in mid-December will force Taylor to raise his game to another level but I doubt it.
This guard laden addition of the Jayhawks will only go as far as the twins can take them. The Morris brothers are certainly the most talented siblings to appear on campus since the football team's Alexander twins. Come on, who out there remembers Carky and Marky?