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Which Wildcat will have the biggest freshman to sophomore jump next season?

Alex Barcello
7 (7.4%)
Emmanuel Akot
42 (44.7%)
Brandon Randolph
36 (38.3%)
Ira Lee
9 (9.6%)

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Offline WILDcatAZfan

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Which Wildcat will have the biggest freshman to sophomore jump next season?

As Lute would say, the biggest jump is from fresh to soph year. Let's find out who everyone thinks will have the biggest improvement of the 4 sophomores & then we can look back at this poll at season's end. 



    Offline ZonaHoops

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    I say Brandon Randolph and I don't think it will be close.

    Offline PBCatfan

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    I took Randolph as well. He has elite athleticism (that you can't learn) but seemed to struggle dealing with the speed of the game and was stuck behind AT and Rawle. His jumper wasn't bad either so if he hits the weights and works on his ball-handling it isn't impossible to imagine him being an all-conference type player at some point.

    Offline cnfi12

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    It NEEDS to be Barcello!

    Offline Bear

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    This may boil down to defense and playing time and Akot should have the edge in both as Miller is still recruiting point guards and shooting guards heavily. Smith got more of a nod than Randolph last season so that position is a tougher battle. If Williams recommits, then Barcello, whom I would have chosen, may be back up again. SF is wide open right now and Akot has the size for it and would be tough for any other commit, unless unknown grad transfer maybe, to beat out Akot there. Lee does have some potential to gain a a lot. Kid has fire and energy. But he would also have to really curb his tendency to pick up fouls in the whistle happy PAC.

    Offline ichi

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    It NEEDS to be Barcello!

    ^this, hopefully he can handle the pressure that he'll be feeling

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    This may boil down to defense and playing time and Akot should have the edge in both as Miller is still recruiting point guards and shooting guards heavily. Smith got more of a nod than Randolph last season so that position is a tougher battle. If Williams recommits, then Barcello, whom I would have chosen, may be back up again. SF is wide open right now and Akot has the size for it and would be tough for any other commit, unless unknown grad transfer maybe, to beat out Akot there. Lee does have some potential to gain a a lot. Kid has fire and energy. But he would also have to really curb his tendency to pick up fouls in the whistle happy PAC.

    Smith's shooting was a disappointment.

    Offline Dry Heat

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    Ira Lee, wish he could have got more minutes this year, very Pinderesque.  :D
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    Offline Bear

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    Smith's shooting was a disappointment.

    Agreed. And he had a tendency to get stripped in the lane.

    Offline wc

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    Ira Lee getting minutes early in important games as a Freshman is going to pay big dividends in his improvement next year.  I believe there's a big upside not yet tapped in him.

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    I’d put my money on Akot if I had to choose right now.
    The one I HOPE it turns out to be is Barcello.
    We need him to take a bigger leap next season or he is going to get buried on the bench with Miller going after so many G options for next season.
    We may see Akot at PG if Barcello can’t get it together and our other options aren’t good enough yet.
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    I'd love to see Akot's D come in w/ODrive and his shooting opened up.  Ira can be a scoring machine when he stops with the fouls.  He's got some talent.   The one that isn't thought about much...discussed much...Chase.  He looked real good at the beginning of this last season.  And he's got a year of the system in him already.  I'd really put a bet on him amazing a few people.  Eman can shoot those 3's...he's got a nice stroke.  Ira's got a nice jumper and can get to the rim.  A few missing positions/players.  The Wildcats will be talented again.  And again, we'll see. 

    Bear Down!

     


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