Not so sure he was a luxury, but get your point. I think he was being counted on to replace some of Bone's scoring from the start. Now with Ace out, at least for a while, his roll just increased a great deal. Hear from some of my Portland friends they think he's up to it. Sometimes his play looks a little unorthodox, but teams have a hard time keeping him from putting the ball in the basket.Maaaaaan...this dude is a player.
15 @ Oregon
27 v. Colorado
22 v. UCLA
...very capable of putting the ball in the hoop against good competition. When he signed he was a luxury, but now with Ace going down he's going to be one of the players we rely on the most.