I believe a lot of our SEC success, or lack thereof, depends on Chaney becoming fully engaged and playing hard. Whitt had a lackluster game that surprised me after watching the exhibition games. He needs to, and I believe will, get back to being a team leader, facilitator, defender, and rebounder. He and Chaney can take this team up a notch from what we saw last night.
Pleasantly surprised with Adrio. He’s such a great athlete and now seems to be playing within his skill set. With his hops, if he gets good position, can rebound with the 6’10" guys. Primed for a great senior season IMO.
It’s very early to get a good feel for how we’ll fare in SEC play, but I am pretty certain that this team will improve at a high rate, especially in turnovers, as the season progresses. Barring injuries, I believe .500 is very attainable in SEC play if that improvement happens. I know I’m looking forward to the season regardless. Hope abounds right now with the basketball program.