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Yogi Ferrell is poised to be an all-conference point guard. After averaging 4.2 assists per game as a freshman, expectations are high for him.
As good as he is, he isn't Superman. Ferrell will get tired or be in foul trouble and have to head to the bench.
Someone must be Indiana's floor general when Ferrell isn't unavailable.
There are three likely choices, but only one of them, Jonny Marlin, is a true point guard.
Marlin transferred to Indiana from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. He put up modest numbers there (4.3 PPG, 3.5 APG), but is he really ready for power conference college basketball?
The other candidates, Evan Gordon and incoming freshman Stanford Robinson, are natural shooting guards.
Each can handle the ball and defend the position, but these players are scorers, not distributors. They are used to running off screens and playing on the wings, not constantly dribbling the ball.
To make things even more complicated, Crean still needs a starting shooting guard and would definitely like to use Gordon or Robinson for the role.
Basically, Crean's hands are tied. Even though Gordon and Robinson aren't used to being point guards, it doesn't seem like they will have a choice.
A likely scenario for Indiana's backcourt is a three-man rotation of Ferrell, Gordon and Robinson.
What Crean must decide next is who to pair with Ferrell in the starting lineup.