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Who will be the best starting Point Guard for the Wildcats in 2017?

Parker Jackson-Cartwright
24 (80%)
Alonzo Trier
2 (6.7%)
Emmanuel Akot
0 (0%)
Alex Barcello
4 (13.3%)
Other [Explain why in comments]
0 (0%)

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Offline WILDcatAZfan

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Here are some Quotes from Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller about his options at point guard. He did state that Jackson-Cartwright, a rising senior, would be the No. 1 option.

“PJC worked really hard and I’ve seen it four or five times in the last six seasons where you have that junior becoming a senior and you can just see it in them that they’re going to have a great off season and they’re going to be a meaningful, better improved player as a senior than they were a year earlier. Kadeem Allen was that a year ago and I believe Parker will follow that.” 

“Allonzo Trier can slide over there as a veteran, somebody who continues to work to become adept at passing and scoring,”

“Akot is one of the best passers his size that I’ve seen” He's is a 5 star recruit who is the tallest of the bunch at 6'7 & was the backup point guard on his high school team.

“Barcello has a fire inside him and a toughness, a love of the game, at the Point Guard position that you love to have. We're really elated to have him.  The other thing we love about Alex is in addition to his play making skills he can really shoot the 3.”

“You can’t play four guys at the position. I think the two best will be there and we’ll go from there. Depth wise, it will work itself out.”



Offline ollieboy5150

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Gotta give the incumbent first shot but if Parker falters at all, I'd bet on a healthy competition among the rest. Parker is a known whereas the rest are not.

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I'm going to go will Barcello.  If PJC can't stay healthy all year as we've seen in the past or if he is not cutting it on Defense, I can see Barcello making a big impact.  I'm just not sold on PJC.

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PJC has sucked for three years and there is no reason to believe that all of the sudden things will change, just because he is a senior.  His size, frame and lack of athleticism are too much to overcome.  Let's hope that we can get point guard production by committee this year when we have one of our most talented rosters ever.

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PJC has sucked for three years and there is no reason to believe that all of the sudden things will change, just because he is a senior.  His size, frame and lack of athleticism are too much to overcome.

For someone who is probably 5'7 in reality, to have on of the highest A/TO in the nation (highest in the PAC-12), to have improved his 3PT shot as the season went on, and the only player on our roster that showed a consistent willingness to setup his teammates, PJC definitely didn't "suck" as you put it.
People want to knock him for his size and athleticism like those are things he can control, hell T.McConnell wasn't athletic at all but no one said anything about that, simply because he did the same things PJC does but better.

PJC is going to be our starting PG for the entire season and no one is going to outplay him for that spot, not Trier, not Barcello, not Akot, period.
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PJC has sucked for three years and there is no reason to believe that all of the sudden things will change, just because he is a senior.  His size, frame and lack of athleticism are too much to overcome.

For someone who is probably 5'7 in reality, to have on of the highest A/TO in the nation (highest in the PAC-12), to have improved his 3PT shot as the season went on, and the only player on our roster that showed a consistent willingness to setup his teammates, PJC definitely didn't "suck" as you put it.
People want to knock him for his size and athleticism like those are things he can control, hell T.McConnell wasn't athletic at all but no one said anything about that, simply because he did the same things PJC does but better.

PJC is going to be our starting PG for the entire season and no one is going to outplay him for that spot, not Trier, not Barcello, not Akot, period.

FINALLY!! An intelligent take on PJC! It's incredible the bias shown towards PJC for no understandable reason. PJC will start every game in which he is healthy. PJC will average 30+ MPG. PJC IS a vastly superior PG to anyone else on our team. These are all opinions but they're all valid and can be intelligently argued.

As I said in the other thread the idea that PJC has a bad injury history is revisionist at best. He had one high ankle sprain in which he missed 6 games last year. That's it. People seem to think that because he is 5'8" and 150 pounds soaking wet that he's fragile and often injured ... which is factually incorrect. He has played 99 of 109 games in 3 years and I'm fairly certain 4 of those were Freshman year coaches decision DNP.

PJC is a stellar distributor and his A:TO ratio was incredible last year. His defense may not be TJ level due to size, but the idea that a freshman borderline top 100 player would be a better defender without experience in the pack line system is horrendously dumb. Barcello was barely over a 1:1 A:TO ratio in the Phoenix High School league and was a fairly efficient volume scorer. PJC is a distributor, which is precisely what we need with the other efficient offensive scorers on this team.

 





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