Less playing time
Sophmore center Joshua Smith has disappointed the many who believed that he would be one of the most dominant centers in college basketball.
Smith has been in poor physical fitness the entire season, which has greatly affected his playing time and his performance on the court.
He currently averages only 18.1 minutes per game with a measly 9.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.
Until Smith proves that he’s committed to his team by improving his fitness, his minutes should be decreased dramatically and he should start the game on the bench.
Although he has plenty of potential buried underneath his unfit figure, Smith has not shown dedication to the team this year and has gotten into foul trouble in nearly every game in which he has played.
Smith has committed three or more fouls in all but two games this season, and he once fouled out after having played a mere 13 minutes.
He needs to earn his starting spot and should come off the bench and play around 10 minutes per game.