Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
EJ was a good enough player miscast in a role out of necessity. He was perfect as a role player. What really sucks is, I believe a solid (even if unspectacular) point guard would have made KU team a legit final four team. That would have allowed EJ to rotate in to a more comfortable role, which is basically to get an extra perimeter shooter who you can really ride when he gets hot.
I agree. The one big thing this KU team was missing was a solid, facilitating PG this year. With that, they would have been definitively the best team in the country. Neither EJ (out of position) or Tharpe (inconsistency) were able to provide solid enough production out of that spot over the entire season and it led to a kind of offensive stagnancy at times. Through their defense, KU still did quite well despite it though (B12 titles, 2nd overall #1 seed), but it could have been more.