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Small Ball

It seemed like most were more than a bit puzzled by Mark Turgeon's attempt to lure former Rutgers guard Eli Carter to College Park. Carter was definitely not a point guard, and that's clearly the position that needs fortified.

But there may be an explanation. Since the other area of concern is in the paint, it looks like Turge's plan may be to play small ball; at least for the 2013-2014 season. Considering the lack of "stop-gap" talent with size - and the stout competition for that talent (Duke, for instance), it makes some sense.

His mentor, UNC's Roy Williams, turned his season around last year when he made the decision to go with a small lineup; and Denver's (very) small lineup gave us fits in the second NIT game. But to do that, you need guard depth, and we don't have it right now. Adding Carter would've helped in that regard. Adding Antonio Barton, an experienced lead guard, will too.

Assuming going small is the plan, and knowing we have Dez, Nick, Seth and Roddy (Jake in a pinch) next season; will adding one more guard be enough? If they are grad students, we can certainly add more than one without affecting the 2014 class.

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