One of Kentucky’s many, many weaknesses last night was point guard play. After Cal anointed him the team’s primary PG, Archie Goodwin looked completely out of sorts against Notre Dame, driving the lane like a ten year old kid and throwing up shots so bad that they hit the shot clock. Archie is an unbelievably talented player, but unless he is playing a much, much inferior opponent, he does not look comfortable in point guard position. He is much more natural in the two-guard spot, but until Ryan Harrow improves, that’s not going to happen.
Unless Cal shifts Julius Mays over. Aside from Nerlens Noel, Mays was the only player last night who knew what he was doing. In the second half, Mays often called for the ball and took it upon himself to score points. Why not let Mays direct the offense in the half-court? He’s already established himself as the team’s leader and is miles ahead of his teammates in terms of control and composure. Archie can still bring up the ball and pass it off to Julius, who will call the plays.
Is Julius at point guard the solution or should we wait for Archie to adjust to the position? Is Julius more valuable coming off the bench?