Just for a game to wake them up. Are they our actual best players, or just the players who we are giving the most shots to? I still think Hauser can elevate himself defensively and become more consistently on the offensive end. Huff is just too slow, and his skillset means little when he takes 4 shots a game. He has an inability to treat other teams like he does Duke. He’s our best helpside defender but struggles one on one aswell. Kadin gives us better rebounding, hustle, and foot speed. More playing time will get him more comfortable. On court development is HUGE.
Im very much on Nick Saban’s mentality with Bama in that I look at the roster and think “Who has the most all-star potential” on this team. It’s Murphy, by a WIDE margin. He’s not there yet but he should be definitely getting more minutes. He has shown versatility to guard other guards and those guards are shorter and have a hard time closing out on murphy when he shoots. Having Kadin and McKoy helps with the rebounding and grit down low that Huff and Hauser have shown they cannot handle, along with showing they are inable to rotate fast enough
Benching Tobey in 2016 helped that team realize it’s potential.