Monday, December 13, 2010

Enosch Wolf and Josh Selby Set to Debut

Posted by CoHoops DeAnte Mitchell
When both the Kansas Jayhawks (9-0) and UConn Huskies (8-0) strapped up for the first time this season, both respective teams were missing a crucial piece to their roster.

Josh Selby, the No. 1 regarded athlete according to Rivals, could certainly commend the Morris twins talents down low.

Not to mention, giving the Jayhawks a slashing guard that can attack the basket, and finish games down the stretch.

Selby is set to debut December 18, 2010 at 12 PM ET when Kansas takes on the USC Trojans (6-4).

The Jayhawks need someone to take charge of their offense that struggles without a natural point guard. If Selby can be that guy, Kansas could be in contention for another title this year.

Head coach Bill Self has seen steady progression from junior Tyshawn Taylor, so I wouldn't expect to see Selby in the starting lineup right away, although it wouldn't be surprising if he was given the nod.

Right now, the Jayhawks miss Sherron Collins. Despite being the best passing team in the nation, dishing out 20 assist per game, Kansas has trouble taking care of the ball.

During their last game against Colorado State, the Jayhawks turned the ball over 17 times, 11 coming from the guards.

The Memphis Tigers also forced Kansas' guards into 11 turnovers, and 20 overall. Selby isn't know for being a complete point guard, which scares most, but he is a sure ball handler.

Selby can act carelessly with the ball, as does the active Kansas guards, but that can be curbed with more experience.

UConn is also looking forward to welcoming in a talented big man. Last year, Enosch Wolf, a 7-foot-1 center from Germany committed to UConn leaving fans happy about the what he could bring to the team.

After a long wait, Wolf is set to join the team at the end of semester, which is December 18th. Meaning, the German native could suit up for the Huskies December 20th when UConn takes on Coppin State at 7 PM ET.

Despite being one of the better rebounding teams in the nation, Wolf will definitely add a lot of length to UConn's frontline, as well as a defensive presence.

Head coach Jim Calhoun has the luxury of embracing one of the best players in the country in Kemba Walker, but Wolf will certainly help him out on offense.

The Huskies rely so much on their guards without much help from their frontcourt players. Alex Oriahki has been an consistent player for the Huskies and with Wolf alongside, UConn could create a dynamic duo down low.

Not to mention, Wolf is a player that can create offense outside of the paint with his ability to pull up and hit the mid range jumper.

He also has the ability to pass out the post if the double-team comes, and extra bulk helps him continue his dominance on the glass.

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