I think we all agree that Tai Wesley and Gary Wilkinson will be the two who carry the Aggies in the middle.
Wilkinson, however, needs to learn how to play on the road, and he knows that. He’s spoken about it quite openly.
Like was mentioned by some of the bloggers, Wesley has moves like former Aggie great Nate Harris, and if he continues to develop them, the sky is the limit for the sophomore-to-be.
I think a lot will ride on Rich Sirju. At 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, he can score the basketball. He shoots good percentages from the foul line and from the field. He’ll need to shoot the ball to open up the offense a little.
Tyler Newbold’s biggest asset is his defense, and when he scores it’s icing on the cake. There will be times he needs to score and he will. He’ll spend most of his energy guarding the opponent’s top guard/forward.
That leaves Jared Quayle.
He’ll run the point. I think he can handle the ball a little better than Sirju.
He has college experience (junior college) and understands what it takes. He’ll have to learn Stew Morrill’s offense very, very quickly. Expect some growing pains. It usually takes a JC point some time to work out some kinks.
Jaxon Myaer has a year under his belt with the system, but I don’t think Morrill will turn the offense over to a freshman. He will undoubtedly see a lot of playing time, and if he develops, and if Quayle and Sirju are shooting the ball well, it may be Myaer’s at the end of the year.
Depending if Sirju can play a little point, Deremy Geiger will most likely redshirt.
Brady Jardine is due back from his LDS Church mission this summer, and I would guess he will redshirt. If he can get back in shape as well as Jaycee Carroll did following his mission he may not. It seems like the Aggies are stacked at guard/forward with Stavon Williams and Pooh Williams, so they may not need him this year.