So, anyways, 80 minutes per game, on average, for the true guards. Ski is going to get 30-35 per game, and I think it will be closer or over 35 per game especially later in the year. That leaves just 45 minutes for the remaining eligible scholarship "true" guards (on the roster, just the G, no slash): XT, Jhop, Dom, Eli. For reference, as true frosh on a worse team, Spencer averaged 27.4 mpg and Ski averaged 21.5 (thanks @Goose). One of the local beat guys, Howell, says he thinks Dom is going to get 15-20 minutes (kind of a big # iyam). If true, that leaves 25-30 minutes for XT and Jhop. I think that's a fair guess, although it may cause alarm - or excitement - for some. Do these guards split the 45 minutes evenly (15 each), or do two guys separate themselves from the pack? I've heard burrito stand rumors in support of Dom and Jhop. We all know that XT has been putting in a ton of work, and allegedly grew two inches (although Will disputed that any significant growth occurred). Honestly, I think it ends up being XT that loses his share of the minutes and averages close to 10 mpg. He will always be there, and be steady, but Jhop's versatility and athleticism make him very valuable to have on the floor if he has actually worked on his game. The harder question is which guard gets more than 20: Dom or Jhop? I would prefer it if a true starter/star emerged. The old adage "if you have two quarterbacks, you have none" can be adapted a bit here (if you have three guards...), and we want someone to seize the other guard starting spot and not look back. This is a tough call. But Dom isn't a tall guard (generally listed as 6'2", just like Ski) and #tadball likes lots of nearly interchangeable tall athletes on the floor. Dom & ski at the same time is not a physically imposing backcourt. Also, Jhop showed flashes of being a good defender last year. So Jhop it is. I don't think he gets up higher than 25 mpg, but it might be the best thing for the team if he gets close. Thoughts?