My other thoughts about the discussion with Tony last night are that I was encouraged about his positivity regarding 3 point shooting and spreading the floor. He specifically mentioned Hauser and Huff, but I got the impression that other players on the team were shooting well in preseason too.
As several noted, Tony seemed highest on Beekman among the 1st years, and I’m optimistic he can provide the same positive contribution as Kihei did his 1st year. Tony seemed to be intentionally taking expectations pressure off McCorkle and JAR by pointing out how much time they lost to injuries their senior years.
Agree with others that rebounding and interior defense are the biggest concerns, and Kadin’s setback with mono only adds to them. Also agree that I was hoping for more from Tony about Casey and Justin, as well as Stattmann and Waldo. Also no discussion of a Murphy waiver, but Tony did not refer to him as a redshirt, so maybe we can read way too much into that oversight?