Originally Posted by CoMoChief
You're completely missing my point.
Ellis is a MCDAA. He should start immediately and immediately make an impact. He had a wide open opportunity to seal the starting PF spot with TRob gone...and he couldn't even beat out Kevin Young.
Ellis won't amount to a whole lot. Self better get Randle to Lawrence. In a MCDAA you should see flashes of brilliance, dominance etc. Ellis still at this point looks like an overmatched HS kid that was a big fish in an awfully small pond.
He's weak back to the basket player with virtually no power, strength, nose for the ball, doesn't know how to get open, I could go on. The good thing is that some of those things can be learned....the bad part is that he sucks overall so much it's not going to matter, he won't amount to much.
You are kidding yourself if you thought "Hey, he's a MCDAA - he's going to start and be awesome as a freshman." He's a freshman playing at KU. He's obviously had some struggles, but he's still the 1st big off the bench.
Without looking, I'd bet you can count on 1 hand how many freshman have started the majority of their freshman season for Self. Freshman bigs even less.