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nonzagzag
11-07-2012, 09:07 AM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/basketball/ncaa/11/05/Gonzaga-team-preview/index.html

not sure if he has actually been quoted as saying this before:


Few intends to play 6-7, 240-pound senior Elias Harris at small forward in an effort to get him on the floor as much as possible.

Baldwinzag
11-07-2012, 09:48 AM
Coach Few mentioned following the Intra-squad scrimmage this was definitely a 'possibility' at times this season given match-ups -- yet take it with a grain salt b/c he followed it by saying Guy-Landry Edi would potentially play PF at times too...

It does open more PT for Olynyk & Karnowski in the front court and keeps the best overall talent together on the floor, but I don't think this will happen very often.

I like the idea or premise, but what about the execution? Has anyone ever seen Elias defend one-on-one along the perimeter or look as far as his dribbling skills/fundamentals --

Not saying it won't happen, b/c it will with foul trouble & certain match-ups, yet must realize it looks way better on "paper" than it does on the court. (imo)

CDC84
11-07-2012, 10:08 AM
One option is to zone when Elias is at small forward.

UberZagFan
11-07-2012, 11:38 AM
Pretty lame preview. Aside from getting Bell's name wrong, the lack of any discussion of GU's backcourt offense is inexcusable, especially considering ESPN puts them in the top five.