Jacob Cushing and depth

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Jacob Cushing and depth

Post by darthdave » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:23 am

It has been great to see Jacob get PT with big contributions recently. I think it is important for MI to continue to build his bench for insurance against injuries, fouls, etc. Depth has been discussed a number of times on here as well as how many scholarship players we typically have year to year.

Eric Musselman, Arkansas coach and former Nevada coach, who went 110-34 in 4 years at Nevada and has Arkansas at 15-4 this year, shares his views on depth and how it is overrated in college basketball. He basically went into why he never carries 13 scholarship players and I am guessing is why MI never has 13 players who can play. Having 12-13 scholarship players on the roster (where 10-11 can play) with 2-3 sitting out as transfers/RS's is the way to go.


Ideally Jacob continues to provide quality minutes. No idea the status of Novakovich but I am seeing the starting 5 plus Goss, Cushing and McCoy as the bench moving forward. Depending on matchups, the lineup of Mutts, Cushing and the 3 guards is an interesting look, putting 4 3 pt shooters out there but still having some size.

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