The Zags finished off Oral Roberts tonight in a less than inspiring fashion. At times, they ran great offensive sets only to follow up by giving up an easy basket at the defensive end. Other times, they looked completely lost on offense while playing stifling defense after turning it over.
This team has essentially been consistently inconsistent all year long. The question I have is what will Guy Landry do for this team? What are our expectations for Edi coming in for the final 3/4 of the regular season
I think those that expect him to come in and average 12 pts, 6 reb, 2 steals, and 0 TOs right away will be let down. Edi is a JC transfer and as we saw with Carter last year and with other JCs in year's past, there is an adjustment period. While I think he will certainly help this team right off the bat on the offensive end, his main impact will be on the defensive end, matching up in most cases, against the opposing team’s best player.
This team is more than one player away from being an elite team. Inconsistent guard play, coupled with a “deep” frontcourt that until tonight, showed no depth. I think Edi is a great option for Few. I’d wager he sees 15 minutes of game time against Arizona, based on his athleticism and defensive ability alone. Early in his season, I don’t see Edi making a large impact on the stat sheet, but by the end of season, I wouldn't be surprised to see the numbers listed in the above paragraph in conference play. Only time will tell how Edi impacts this team, but I for one, am excited to see what the kid can do come Saturday! Go Zags!