Striker’s quick learning and versatility has made that possible.
“I think his knowledge has been the thing I’ve been the most impressed with,” Stoops said. “He can play three or four positions for us, and we’ll use him in a lot of those positions depending on personnel.
“Depending on offensive styles, so we can go big, we can go little. We’re more multiple now and have answers for some questions we probably didn’t have a year ago.”
Striker, on the other hand, has somewhat downplayed his expanded role.
“It’s nothing really new,” Striker said. “I play a little bit of man; that’s the only bit of change.
“Everything else, I’m pretty much doing the same thing that I’ve been doing.”