Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 12/4/12
To say that the small forward position is a concern for Louisville this early in the season would be a stretch, but at this point, consistency has been an issue. Heading into the season one of the biggest questions surrounding this team was who would start, Luke Hancock or Wayne Blackshear. Seven games into the season Blackshear has started six games while Hancock has started just two. Both players were expected to be big contributors, but neither has had stellar starts to the season. Luke Hancock: 22.0 MPG 6.0 PPG .260 FG% .231 3-PT FG% 2.9 RPG 1.8 APG Wayne Blackshear: 19.9 MPG 7.4 PPG .354 FG% .265 3-PT FG% 3.7 RPG 0.7 APG When you look at the numbers there isn’t much difference between the two players, but in my opinion, at this point, it’s hard to justify how Hancock could continue to get more minutes than Blackshear. Obviously Rick Pitino doesn’t see it that way, but if Hancock isn’t shooting well, I don’t see what else he can provide. He did get a couple of rebounds and assis...
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