For the second straight week Kansas State assistant basketball coach Brad Underwood allowed me to pick his brain on a few basketball topics. And for the second straight week, he had plenty of insightful comments to share.
Hopefully we can keep that going and turn this into a weekly staple on the blog.
The main topics this week: The surprising play of 7-footer Jordan Henriquez-Roberts, who scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds against Missouri, and the way coaches look at playing time as opposed to fans.
Did you have a feeling Henriquez-Roberts was going to give you a breakout performance?
“Jordan is a talented player. He had something going for him in that game. Missouri doesn’t have a tremendous amount of size. They’re not an overly physical team, but in a game of finesse, Jordan is very capable. He’s a guy who has great length and can finish at the rim.
“He’s got great touch. He’s a guy that was very active. Jordan is a tremendous presence on the defensive end with his ability to block shots.