Some good overall points here that serve as a good late primer for the upcoming season. After the Yale game, it’s clear the Friars are going to have some up and down nights offensively without the help of Sharaud Curry and Jamine Peterson. Bilal Dixon’s foul trouble might be the least of the front court’s problems though, especially if they continue to have trouble rebounding offensively (as well as getting into the flow of the offense).
One snippet that caught my eye:
The off-the-court public relations nightmare last spring, however, was something new to Friar fans.
Two words. PRIME TIME. Nightmares, no matter the type, are not new or will ever phase us Friar fans.
Another interesting tidbit about Sharaud Curry and Vincent Council:
However, this all changed with the arrival of Vincent Council ’13. Council proved early on that he was clearly the more talented and better overall point guard who should be leading this team. Not to overlook Curry’s valuable veteran leadership and experience, it became difficult to watch both guards on the floor at the same time.
Spot on that the Friars are better off with Vincent Council having the keys to the car, but CURRY’S VALUABLE VETERAN LEADERSHIP? I think we can overlook it, because Curry himself pretty much did last year. I was a big fan of Sharaud during his time here, but it was clear he wasn’t fit for that role. There will be times when the Friars will miss his shooting this season, and maybe even his automatic free throws at the end of games (Council has looked great at the line so far though). However, I’ll trade that in for the chance at better perimeter defense and leadership.
What do you think Friar fans? In a vaccuum, would you want Curry on the team this season if it were somehow possible?