I confess up fron that I didn't watch the game last Friday, but when I look at
the stat line and see that Winder scored 8, dealt 5 assists, and had 0 turnovers
it seams obvious that he played better than Cusick and really should be starting
until Carlino is available. The five free throws tells me that he was more
aggressive than Cusick, though it also highlighted a potential weakness in his
game as he only made 2.As for Zylstra, I see him as the second
coming of Mike Rose. A great shooter, but not a guy who you want to see
dribbling much and who doesn't create for himself or others when playing against
a quality defender. Harrison, on the other hand, is a guy who can create for
himself and is obviously a decent shooter. How much longer until he cracks the
starting lineup, or at least gets more than 13 minutes?
From what I've seen so far, Cusick is a serviceable backup (won't let the team
go backwards when the starter is off the floor), but Winder looks to have great
potential as a PG. Winder could even work into the backup for Carlino. Once
Carlino comes eligible, and gets his feet wet, BYU should be tough to beat.BYU will have a well-balanced team. Great bigs, great wings, and great
guards. Well, great enough team-wise. I don't see any real stand-outs,
nationally speaking (maybe Jimmer's spoiled me?). But any one of 5 or 6 guys
could score 20 in a game. And, there's enough talent for 3-4 guys in double
figures each game.Looking forward to this week's games. Some tough
ones in Chicago will tell us a lot.
I watched the game last Friday, and Winder was impressive. His performance
matched his stat line. I'd like to see Cusick and Winder get equal time during
the next few games to see who emerges as the better PG. Cusick seems to have a
better shot, but Winder pushes the ball and creates offense.I'm very
hopeful that Colinsworth will get back to 100% soon. We're going to need him
against teams with a solid big man like Wisconsin and the Zags.Go
I too was impressed by Winder. Time will tell who is the best point.
Harrison's inexperience shows but so does his athletic ability. He is already
defending well and can get to the hoop. He also seems to shoot well. If
Carlino really is a good point guard, this will be a very good team.