2012: Scott - played Johnson - played Gordon - RS for academic reasons Jenkins - RS for strength reasons Stalzer - played but minimum contributions Talton - played but minimum contributions 2013 Gordon - coming off redshirt and ready to contribute at the 4/5 Jenkins - coming off redshirt and ready to contribute 2/3 Hopkins - true frosh Thomas - true frosh Fletcher - true frosh King - true frosh Tad rarely plays true freshmen major minutes: 1) Dinwiddie average about 20 minutes/game till the 8th game, and then he got more time and finished the year averaging 27 minutes/game 2) Booker averaged 21 minutes/game coming off the bench as the 6th man 2) Roberson was a rebounding dynamo, but he was a role player that average 22 minutes/game his frosh year 3) X Johnson didn't get major minutes till Pac 12 play and averaged about 24 minutes/game 4) Scott is the only player that got major minutes right away and finished the year averaging 28 minutes/game I believe Scott got major minutes because he didn't have any competition for his position in addition to his post scoring prowess. He showed he belong scoring wise, but he struggled greatly with more physical front lines. The same argument applies to all those guys. Starting this summer, Tad will finally have a bunch of options with scoring, rebounding, defense, length, shooting blocking, etc. Depth will no longer be an issue. I project the starting lineup to be the same with Gordon filling in for Roberson: 1) Dinwiddie - no questions 2) Ski - needs to improve shooting percentages or come off bench again 3) X - no questions 4) Jelly - no questions 5) Flash - will start based on defensive/shot blocking abilities Now, this will be the starting lineup opening night in November, and I don't see much movement unless Booker struggles shooting again, and he might get moved to the bench. The competition for bench minutes will be the most interesting dynamic: Jenkins - can he be that shooter off the bench we didn't have last year? He can play the 2/3. He's got great length and is 6'7. I think he will be the primary backup to Booker and might take his role in the starting lineup if he can shoot lights out. Hopkins - terrific athlete that can again play multiple positions. He might have the best hops on the team! I think he backs up Dinwiddie at the 1 and sometimes plays the 2 depending on matchups. Thomas - Love his game, 6'8, tons of moves, and he can dribble so well for a big man. He will backup Scott. 3/4/5 mold. Fletcher - He is a 3/4 mold and 6'6, and I can't see Boyle redshirting him because he is too talented at scoring to keep on the bench. King - He barely got accepted into school, so maybe a year to reshirt to adjust academically like Gordon would help? I love his potential, and I wouldn't want him to struggle his first year with academics, but then again, he is the only wing on the team. Talton - has potential, but at best, I see him 3rd on the depth chart at PG. Stalzer - only spot minutes unless we have major foul trouble. Mills - same as Stalzer Lots of choices. Not many minutes to go around, which is a great problem to have. We only have one senior next year in Mills, so there will probably be some attrition again like every year. I can only see George King reshirting due to academic concerns and staying eligible because Boyle loves to think of the long term future of the player and program. We will have a super young bench, but it will be extremely talented and will have scoring ability all over the floor. Something we never had under Boyle. Very exciting team to watch next year. The competition in practice might be harder than games! Thoughts?