Let me be clear THIS IS NOT A KNOCK ON McADefinitely Ace, but I am also looking forward to seeing McAlister this year after a full season in the program. He just might make the biggest leap of all of the returning players. I will say this. If I'm Ace or Bones and in a dog fight, I'm standing right behind Williams and McAlister. Safest place to be on the court in my mind.
Where does he play meaningful minutes in the rotation? He is an explosive aggressive player but he is still 6'4" Although we list him as a guard, he was most effective playing at the 4 or maybe 3 last year. He is only taller than ACE, Bones and Tre and all of them can play point guard(Although I suspect Bones will spend most of his time at the off guard this year). In limited action he did have one of the better offense rating but in his per 40 he was about 29% from 3 on 2.5 attempts and about 69% at the charity stripe. With Corey, Hason, Vince, Levi, MBJ and BMB, his time would have to come at the three where there is Curry, Watkins, sometime Vince, I just don't see where that many minutes come from for him to be on the court.
I guess looking at it, it comes down to how much some combination of Corey, Hason, Levi is on the court. If Vince spends most of his time at the 3, I don't see his minutes increasing much from last year