Since the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team’s one-point OT loss to Illinois last Friday, I’d been wondering if Brandon Spearman might be the answer at point guard.
So it was interesting to hear UH assistant coach Scott Fisher on Bobby Curran’s show this morning mention the junior starting 2 guard as a possibility as at least a backup at the 1 spot.
Perhaps we will see him at the point a few minutes tonight when UH hosts North Dakota?
I love Spearman’s all-around game. If you move him to the point you can have your best five players in the game: Spearman, Hauns Brereton, Isaac Fotu, Christian Standhardinger and Vander Joaquim.
Maybe it’s OK to continue starting Jace Tavita at the point; there are positive aspects of his game. But especially when you get to end-of-half situations you need a point guard with fewer turnovers, the confidence to take and hit a big shot, and much, much better free throw shooting than what Tavita has shown at Utah (10-for-25) and now at UH (1-for-7).