|2010 - 2014||Kansas State (NCAA)|
March 17, 2011
A flurry of guard combinations followed; freshman 6'6 combo guard Shane Southwell had some very good moments defensively, but also had a knack for taking shots he couldn't make, and has been in and out of the rotation all season. The same is true of junior Nick Russell, who had a lengthy run in the team during the middle of the season as El Connery scrambled to find the right combinations, and who played some physical defense, but who never found a niche offensively and struggled to make the wrong decision. The only two guard constants were Martavious Irving and Rodney McGruder, both good defenders with good jumpshots and good athleticism. Indeed, McGruder has managed the rare feat of leading the team in both rebounds (6.0rpg) and three point makes (67, tied with Pullen), which is rarely seen in a 6'3 guard. Shame he can't dribble.