Originally Posted by WVRed
After watching the All Access last night, two things:
1. Willie Cauley-Stein is going to be good. Really good. As in one and done good. Nerlens might get all of the preseason hype, but WCS might be one of the better players by the end of the season. I'd love to see him back the following season when we will have a major height disadvantage.
2. I'm sticking to my original prediction. Archie Goodwin will be starting at PG over Ryan Harrow. Harrow isn't vocal enough to lead.
1) Cauley-Stein disappears far too often both offensively and defensively, but, yeah, the tools appear to be there, for sure. I cannot imagine how scouts missed his upper one percent athleticism. He's the best running big man I've seen in a few years, his hands appear to be plus-plus, and he plays strong. If he can keep the ball off the floor and take advantage of his full height, he'll leave early. (Though I doubt he'll leave after only one year.) The situation with he and Noel reminds me of Orton and Cousins.
2) Goodwin looked like the best player on the floor last night in the Blue-White scrimmage. If he can consistently knock down the three (two of them last night, IIRC), he's unstoppable offensively. And, though Mays (the Wright State transfer) scored fairly well, he hit some really tough shots. Goodwin played him tough most of the night. (He does need to slow down at times-- he too often gets in too big of a hurry.)