As part of our Ridiculously Early 2013-14 previews, we look at how much production each team is losing, and how challenging it will be to replace.
Southeast Missouri had somewhat of a disappointing season. Expectations were high surrounding the Redhawks this past year, especially given the talent in the frontcourt.
That frontcourt returns this year. But the backcourt is going through some changes.
|[Stats Per Game]||Points||Rebounds||Steals|
|Total Production Lost||32.0||9.6||2.4|
SEMO’s best offense was the 3-point line, and three of their weapons are graduating. They still have A.J. Jones, but one long-range weapon isn’t four. But the real concern with the backcourt is the defense. The Redhawks averaged just five steals a game last year, and almost that production, as little as it was, is graduating.
The frontcourt needs to take the next step as well. They were solid, but they never dominant. Given Nino Johnson‘s development in just a year, there’s good reason to believe they can be that commanding force, but we thought the same about Tyler Stone this past.
With just a one-year extension, it’s kind of a make or break year for Dickey Nutt. He should still have the pieces, but he has to put them together for his team to take the next step.