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PG: Yogi Ferrell/Remy Abell
Abell should get to play a similar role to this season until he proves he can sustain his scoring against quality competition. Ferrell, of course, will command around 30 minutes per game and likely play at an All-Big Ten level.
SG: Will Sheehey/Stanford Robinson/Troy Williams
Sheehey is somewhat similar to Jordan Hulls in that he may struggle to defend the most athletic of two-guards IU will face. The good news is that he's at least big and long enough to contest nearly anyone's shots.
Robinson and Williams can split backcourt minutes as needed, perhaps in an offense-defense platoon if it comes to that. Of late, Williams has even been showing chops as a facilitator, racking 25 assists in three games last week, including a triple-double last Tuesday.
If Maurice Creek is still around, he may or may not see some minutes.
SF: Jeremy Hollowell/Troy Williams/Devin Davis
Hollowell has earned the right to at least get the first look at the three. He's made plays defensively, crashed the offensive glass and shown off an occasional perimeter touch. He could be another potential all-conference candidate if he responds well to extra minutes.
Davis could be next season's Hollowell, showing flashes against nonconference cupcakes before losing time against Big Ten opponents.
PF: Noah Vonleh/Luke Fischer
As said before, if Vonleh doesn't start, something's wrong. As he keeps growing into his frame, he could become a Big Ten All-Freshman player at the minimum.
Fischer's known for his toughness and work ethic, and that could see him in the starting five sooner rather than later. The potential is there for him to play either post position.
C: Hanner Mosquera-Perea/Luke Fischer/Peter Jurkin
Again, this is taking a leap and expecting Perea to become a starting-caliber player. That's a transition that seems farther away now than it might have last October.
Jurkin, likewise, has been hamstrung by his and Perea's early-season suspension and has been battling assorted physical ailments to boot. If his improvements aren't what the coaching staff expects, could he even redshirt?
Again, this is all very early speculation. We'll know very little about how the actual lineup will materialize until practices begin next fall. Speculate away in the comments section.
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