Monday, January 18, 2010
Andy Rautins Deserves Some Love
(Also Note the Hair)
Have you heard of Wesley Johnson? You know, the guy who is player of the year good. Averaging almost 17 points and 9 assists a game. It's a rhetorical question, because of course you have. And, then there's the phenomenal job that Scoop Jardine and Brandon Triche are doing taking up the point this season. Triche led the team in scoring with 16 in their impressive win at West Virginia on Saturday. There is a lot to like about this team, but one of the things I like the most is the roll-playing ability of Andy Rautins.
Rautins is a shooting guard, with 43 3's made this season. But, he's also averaging over 5 assists a game. In fact, he has a better assist to turnover ratio than Scoop Jardine or Brandon Triche. His passing game wasn't really on display in the win over West Virginia, but he stepped up with seven rebounds. Oh yeah, and he contributed 12 points. When you have a shooting guard that can hand out nine assists in one game, and turn around and contribute on the boards the next, then you have a true role-player. And the more role players you have, the deeper you can go come March. I have a feeling Syracuse will be going pretty deep.