Their is no bitterness from the LCA coaching staff concerning us offering only one of the twins. They understand we did not have room for both. In fact, Coach Starks is on the RCAF board.
*The above in no way suggests that we shouldn't have offered the kids we did, nor does it mean they are better than any of our true freshman this year. Just pointing out that in one of the years we had enough scholarships available, it would have been good for the program to have both of them.
My point is only bred out of concern, nothing more really. I realize we've rebounded pretty well thus far and that's because we have some good rebounding guards but this does concern me when we start playing some of the more athletic front courts that we're going to see. We have two below the rim players that we are going to rely upon for over 50% of our rebounds and I could see where they are eaten up a bit by bigger more athletic guys. i do like that we have guards like Bartley and Stove that crash the offensive glass a lot more so if we continue with this rebounding trend, I think a lot of it will be due to our overall rebounding from a team perspective rather than a couple of guys who control it.
McNeese had a tough time defending our 3 guards. Wright, Barkley and Steve literally drove them crazy. Nice adjustment by Marlin. Thus the reduced impact by our bigs Washington and Miller.