Stillwater wrote:JonFromVA wrote:Stillwater wrote:I have a very difficult time seeing Beilein using the traditional pg and sg roles in his offensive sets and think whatever guards are playing ( probably be 3 of them on most nights this season ) will each mix it up and not be one or the other as a lead ball handler or floor general...he likes to use versatile playmakers and that has to have been a factor in the number 5 selection this season. Not as a obvious replacement to Sexton at the 1.
I would trust Darius in that role a little more than Sexton only because that was his position for years whereas Sexton has been a combo guard pushed into the pg role t Bama and last season etc. but I don't see Beilein using them that way.
I'm not sure it matters ... given sufficient opportunities to handle the ball, I suspect Garland is going to generate more assists because he's better equipped to do it. Heck, Beilein's system may lead to Collin shooting more simply on principle. If he's encouraged to take a 50-50 shot, but not attempt a 50-50 pass ... seems to me that will mean more shots and less passes for Collin on his drives.
I am not so sure I agree he is better though, given Sexton had entire offseason of grinding out drills to improve in that area and to understand where his vets want the ball etc not to mention Darius Garland was never an efficient passer despite seeing the floor well.
Sure, we'll have to let it play out and see what he can do in the NBA; but if he has the skills like a lot of people are saying - It won't take long. Otoh, we've seen Sexton with a full year in both the NCAA and the NBA, and he'll have to make a dramatic improvement to rise up to that combo-guard 5apg level.