Rick Pitino just wrapped up his press conference where he talked about new transfer Damion Lee, new assistant Ralph Willard, and the Cards’ trip to Puerto Rico this summer. He obviously said a lot of things worth mentioning, but one thing near the end seemed to stick out when talking about the offense.
He said that Trey Lewis, Damion Lee, and Donovan Mitchell will not have “defined roles” when it comes to offense. He said they will all have the ball (not at the same time, that would be awkward) and run pick-and-rolls. When talking about who was a point guard and who was a shooting guard, he just defined each of them as a “player.”
There was a lot of chatter when Pitino said that Trey Lewis would be the “point guard” on the team. People wondered about Quentin Snider and if he wouldn’t be a starter next season. He very well may not be, but hopefully people don’t get too bent out of shape about that. You know that depth is very important so obviously he will still have a role on the team. But you could definitely see Lewis, Lee, and Mitchell all start next season for the Cards.
So when starting lineups are announced, someone may have the “point guard” label, but I really don’t think it matters much. Any of them can handle the ball and run the offense. And it will take the pressure off of everyone, knowing that they don’t have to be the main ball handler for 40 minutes.
I am already excited to see this team!
Go Cards…Go Krogering!