Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Line-up Look: Two-Guard

Well, the team has lost Billy Humphrey. Scratch a sure starter and insert...

That's it. I don't know. Who plays significant minutes at the 2-guard position?

Prospects are Drazen Zlovaric, Troy Brewer, Corey Butler, Ebuka Anyaorah, Ricky McPhee and Terrance Woodbury.

Woodbury did a nice job this year. He was somewhat of a question mark in certain games, but he really came on late. But I don't think he's the answer at the two-guard. If you have inexperienced point guards, you need someone who can help bring the ball up the floor at the shooting guard position.

Troy Brewer can shoot the three. I'd like to see him drive the ball for the entire off-season. Whenever he gets it in practice, drive the ball. No threes allowed. Work on jab steps, cross-over dribbles, jump-stops in the paint, dunks off one foot and dunks off of two feet. He's a 90 percent free-throw shooter, so if he can get to the paint and get fouled, it's easy money. If he can't beat people with foot speed, then at least develop a Paul Pierce, herky-jerky driving style, and force the refs to call a bumping foul.

Ricky McPhee is an unknown. For what it's worth, I'd have him take the same medicine as Troy.

Corey Butler is a solid defender. Put up a ton of points at Cross Keys. He had a huge drive and dish to Dave Bliss during the SEC tournament. For the '08 season, I'd challenge him to score the basketball.

Ebuka Anyaorah had some games with big numbers over at North Gwinnett. If he can dribble it and defend, I'd probably start him. Or maybe give him minutes behind Corey Butler and see what he can do.

Drazen Zlovaric. I think he gets minutes at the three position, rather than the two.

My best guess is Corey Butler to start, Ebuka Anyaorah to back him up, and Troy Brewer to play if he drives the ball.

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