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With two senior guards returning—O’Neal Armstrong and Tye Beal—do you think you will be a guard dominated team, or will you be stronger in the frontcourt?
“I think we’ll be a little more inside-oriented than we were last year, but we’ll have balance. Last year, we were kind of handcuffed by not having an inside presence. This year we return Travis Keels—Jr., 6-9 206—who is healthy coming into the year, Harold Doby—So, 6’5 209—who is an Augusta native and transfer from Georgia State, who is an inside-outside guy who can score with his back to the basket, and another transfer, Kelth Cameron—Jr., 6’7 259—who will be an excellent post defender and rebounder for us once he gains experience. It should be a good mix of inside and outside."
Over the past few years you’ve always had an identified scorer who could create when necessary--All-Americans AJ Bowman, Ben Madgen, and George Johnson. Will this team have someone who emerges as such, or will balance be this team’s strong point?
“I think it will be balanced. It will be more of a situation where we could have four players scoring in double-digits. I don’t know if we have many guys who can get us over 20 points on a given night, but I think we have a lot of guys who can get us 10. Doby, is probably the most talented player inside, and once he gets in a little better shape and works on his perimeter game, he has the potential to be that kind of scorer down the road.”
The schedule looking to be as challenging as in recent years?