- Feb 12, 2009
Something you may have noticed over the last few games and certainly something I’ve likely made you aware of if you frequent our forum, is VCU’s dabbling into a new two-big lineup this latest chapter of the season.
The black and gold have opted for a small ball look most of the year, playing 6’5 senior wing, Mike’L Simms, the majority of the minutes at the four spot. The Highland Springs grad turned Ram by way of JUCO transfer is currently the fifth-most played player on the team, averaging a VCU career-high 23.3 minutes per contest including 25.5 minutes per contest over VCU’s last four. But within that four-game winning streak, the Rams have done a little more experimenting with the rotation.
Lately, VCU has brought Corey Douglas in at the four alongside starting center, Marcus Santos-Silva, typically around that 16-minute mark in the first half, then has even dabbled in giving freshman Larry Sanders clone, Hasan Ward, minutes alongside Douglas for yet another two-big look with...