LSU's backcourt talent is significantly better than it was Stringer's freshman year. It was either Stringer or Bass during Stringer's freshman year and that shyte was hard to watch. Stringer played like the only thing his left hand was good for was as the guide hand on his jump shot.
C-Bass was C-Bass. Love the kid but he was more limited than any of them, including Collins.
Look, if Quarterman shows up and he looks really good on the wing, I don't think Collins has been so bad that you just write him off as a possible BACKUP at the point next year. If you're going to do that, you might as well give the kid a map to a Southern Conference or MEAC school and tell him "good luck."
And I don't think he's that bad.
Again, I would expect Quarterman to start next season at least as a combo guard and he'll probably backup the 1. But if somebody sees him as a two, that's far from crazy talk. The kid's instincts are to score the ball (which makes him different from Temple as far as big PGs go) and he is the kind of long player who you can curl off a down screen and he'll rise up and hit that little mid-range jumper before a wing can recover or over a big closing on him (he's long enough to rise over a helping big).
If you get him in your off-season and he's just killing that stuff -- and he looks capable of that -- I can easily see CJJ and them deciding he's better as a wing, especially if Collins steps it up in the off-season. Remember, you can still use Andre there too.
EDIT: I've thought about this for a minute and looking back, if Corban Collins, as a freshman, was on LSU's team in 2010-11, I'm fairly confident he would have played significant minutes at the 1 and Stringer would have played more at the two, if not exclusively.
No Stringer didn't turn the ball over much, but that's mainly because when he'd get in trouble, he'd just launch a contested 29 footer which, really, is just as bad as a turnover.
This post was edited on 3/5 at 5:19 pm