Penn won the point guard spot a year ago, before a season-ending injury. And he's winning it again.
Sidorakis, a captain and valuable for the many intangibles he brings, might be best suited to come off the bench, which is where he thrived a year ago. JÃ©an-Paul Olukemi offers scoring punch and athleticism as a slasher and is nearly doubling Sidorakis' production in points and rebounds while commanding more minutes.
More help might be on the way from Matt Pilgrim and Markel Brown.
Pilgrim, still regaining his shape after a preseason suspension, scored a season-high 11 points at La Salle.
Brown is the biggest wild card, with talent that wows in practice but hasn't yet translated to game situations, as he struggles to grasp the demands and intricacies of Ford's system. Still, Ford is committed to bringing Brown along and increasing his minutes, with hopes that everything will click at some point.
So far, Ford has been stressing defense, insisting OSU's offense will come.
Now would be a good time.