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The more space for James Blackmon Jr., the better.
- G: Yogi Ferrell
- G: James Blackmon Jr.
- F: Troy Williams
- F: Tim Priller
- C: Hanner Mosquera-Perea
This lineup is enticing because of its ability to spread the floor on offense. Priller, a freshman, is 6'9" but loves to set up around the three-point line. This is for good reason, as he shot 52 percent from there in his senior high school season.
Priller would force an opposing big to guard him because of his size, and having him on the perimeter unclogs the paint. Suddenly, driving lanes for Ferrell, Williams and Blackmon Jr. become available. Those drives through the lane will draw double-teams, leaving shooters with great looks from deep. In addition to Priller, Ferrell and Blackmon Jr. can knock down shots from long range.
The only question mark in this lineup is Priller. Will he be ready for big-time college basketball? He was a relatively unknown recruit, so until the season starts, the book is still out on him.
Still, much like the last slide, this lineup could be dynamic offensively. As a team that struggled to score last year, Crean may need to shake things up and play a lineup similar to this one.