Honestly I don’t think anyone should be surprised by this. He’s going to dominate that little league. He came in a little overrated but his skillset just didn’t fit our offense/ make up of that roster… This was much more the reason for his lack of success than his overall talent as a player. Sure he had a lot to improve on which This red shirt gave him m,but overall a different role and offense will be his saving grace.
He’s pretty much a 6-7 pg/ off the dribble scorer and playmaker. For him to succeed he needed the ball in his hands and to break down defenders off the bounce, distribute, along with high post action and to work his mid-range game, post up smaller defenders and break down the bigger guys. Pounding the rock and isos aren’t our thing unless it’s late in the clock and kam wasn’t ready for that as a frosh or sophomore.
I could see why beilein and kam thought theoretically they were a good match ( big skilled wing with the right attitude) but at a closer look it was a mismatch. Poor 3 ball, couldn’t play off the ball, poor rebounder/defender for a four ect.
I expect him to be a huge name the next two years amongst mid majors and would not be surprised if he wins conference player of the year as a junior or senior. I’ll be rooting for him.