Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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In a recent "rumors" piece beyond the ESPN Insider paywall, someone suggested that the player to replace Jordan Taylor at point guard for Wisconsin may be ...

There are three options for Ryan and his staff. The unconventional option would be to use Ryan Evans at the 1. The 6-foot-6 Evans handled the second-most possessions for the Badgers last season (24.1 percent) and was sure-handed with the basketball, committing a turnover on just 14.7 percent of his possessions. Evans presents a size mismatch with opposing Big Ten guards, and though his assist rate is just average, Evans was never forced into a playmaking role with Taylor in the lineup. Ryan could decide to go with a smaller lineup that pares Evans with a handful of guards.

I know this not because I'm an ESPN Insider, but because the piece was excerpted at a message board I frequent.

Which will happen first, Adam: Ryan Evans at PG for Wisconsin, or robot players in the NFL?

You might be wondering who the other two options are. According to the Insider, the "most straight-forward option" is Ben Brust. Yes, Mr. Brust, well known for his right-handed layups from the left side of the hoop. (In other words, he cannot dribble with his left hand.) The other option mentioned is Josh Gasser.

Now, Josh Gasser might be the Badgers' starting point guard. That's possible. But there is actually only one other possibility: redshirt freshman George Marshall.

1 comment:

  1. I say this with full knowledge that Ryan Evans will use up his eligibility for UW basketball this spring. Robots will play in the NFL before Ryan Evans plays point guard for Bo Ryan.