I’m still puzzed: why didn't 6-foot-11 Will Baker, a player who can shoot from beyond the arc, handle the ball and has post moves, receive more playing time last year?
Matt Coleman III, Andrew Jones, Jase Febres and Courtney Ramey are all competent guards who have their moments.
Adding a potential lottery talent like the 6-9 Brown to a veteran roster such as this in a season where teams with returning players will be at an advantage should benefit Texas.
Throw in the fact that the bottom half of the Big 12 — specifically TCU, Iowa State and Kansas State — looks pretty bad, and there’s really no excuse for Texas not to go 11-7 in conference play.
Whether Texas can take advantage of the situation, only time will tell.
Smart’s offenses have been unimaginative and at times downright painful to watch. That needs to change.
This is the time for Smart and Texas basketball to overwhelm. Otherwise he may not get another chance.
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