Good question... The best teams are most balanced and Brock Motum isn't creating much buzz because the Cougars are struggling...but if i had to throw out a name right now I'd probably say Shabazz Muhammad
not really.he's close to vest. as i've said i think if he really wants to make a huge impact Washington may have a better chance. i'm guessing he'll wait til April to see who's leaving anywhere before he decides.
We talked about this below too. You have a point there
is a lot on Lyons but a lot of motion. It won't be quite this way next season, I'm guessing.
No. They'll be good if they don't lose anyone early. Rondae Jefferson will help offset the loss of Hill, and they'll be different offensively because T.J. McConnell is a pass-first point guard.
No. Miller is a solid packed-in man to man guy and I don't think that will change except in unusual and short situations. Again, the UCLA game was an aberration in so many ways. Missed shots led to bad defense, etc...
The difference between Mayes and York is that Mayes is the backup point guard. York, at least now, is strictly a two. So even with Johnson picking up much of the PG responsibilities, Miller wants Mayes taking the minutes at PG when Lyons is out. I'm sure, yes, that they would like to see Mayes be better offensively, no question. He hasn't been a knockdown three-point guy since the 2011 tournament.
We aren't allowed in the locker room for postgame talks; that clip came from UA, which posts postgame speeches when it wants to. (note that you don't see them after a bad game). There are ex-players around for probably every fourth game or so. It just a matter of schedules. Many of them are playing in the NBA, Dleague or overseas so can't make it but Frye is out this season. Isaiah Fox was at OSU and Mohamed Tangara was at Saturday's game.
Probably not. I think this is a case where Miller is adjusting to his personnel. He prefers pass-first PGs so I think that's what they'll be showing next season with McConnell. However, Johnson will still be of big help with his ability as a ballhandler and it will be good for his draft stock to keep showing what he can do there, too.
Carrick Felix was named Pac-12 Player of the Week, BTW. His third of the season.
You're right there's a great mix. The 2003 team probably had a better shot because of its overall talent and experience. The 2005 team nearly did get to FF but that team was too reliant on two guys, IMO. But could this team could go further? yes .... because it's so much about matchups, geography and sometimes even luck in the tournament, so who knows?
On that note, I really have to take off. Thanks for all the great questions. Sorry I didn't quite get to all of them. Feel free to leave some on the comment section of my blog, too.