In Kevin McNamara’s season preview piece, he focused on senior Marshon Brooks, who is finding it easier to lead a young team without older guys around.
Brooks didn’t have to specify who the older players were that he had in mind. Sharaud Curry and Jamine “Greedy” Peterson were the two best players on the 2010 Friars but, while talented, both were horrid leaders. A dogged competitor, fifth-year senior point guard Curry was an aloof teammate and an inattentive defender in the guard-heavy Big East. Peterson may have been the most gifted frontcourt athlete Friar fans had seen in 20 years, but he was allowed to hold only a token interest in defending and his sloppy off-the-court work habits infected others.
I don’t think anyone would disagree with that statement, but it’s interesting to see that written about Sharaud Curry (we all know Greedy is a complete d-bag). It’s also interesting hearing Keno admit that last year the “team makeup wasn’t perfect”. With better team chemistry, let’s hope Bilal Dixon and Vincent Council don’t shy away from leadership, because it’s going to be their team for the next three years.