Who should be Oklahoma’s starting point guard? Sam Grooms vs. Isaiah Cousins
Isaiah Cousins is a man of few words.
Ask him about what happened last night against Texas Tech when the freshman point guard got the ball stolen from him four times by Red Raiders’ guard Josh Gray and Cousins becomes a man of exactly five words:
“I just wasn’t feeling it.”
‘Is that all you have to say about it?’
He bit his lip and nodded his head up and down. He is, indeed, still upset about last night. All he would say was what reserve point guard Sam Grooms told him: to keep his head up.
So why is Cousins at starting point guard and not Sam Grooms?
Well, first off Cousins has the edge and aggression that Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger keeps saying he wants in a point guard. Mistakes are going to come. Cousins is a freshman. Kruger believes he’ll learn from them. Cousins also has Grooms there to grab his shoulder and teach him.
And Kruger isn’t giving Grooms the nod because defensively the senior has allowed a lot of guys to run straight past him. Grooms knows this too. He told The Oklahoman recently that while he knows the team needs his superb ball handling skills, they also need him to make stops and defend his man.
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