Apr 14, 2012
Marvin Jean makes it official
Marvin Jean is going to be an Aggie!
Coming off a season at Sullivan County Community College where he averaged 13.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. He converted on 41 percent of his shots from the field and was solid from behind the 3-point line as well, hitting 40 percent of his 134 attempts on the year.
Aside from the numbers, Jean bring a very good athlete with some height (6'5) and length that should fit in great on the wing next year. Based on what little video can be found out there of Jean playing, he looks like a tremendous athlete who is willing to be a team-first kind of guy. He also appears to take a little pride in his defense, which is probably a big part of why Stew Morrill and company showed interest in the first place.
Really for the coaches to be willing to fly all the way to New York to see a player play and to make them a recruiting priority, there's got to be something special they see in Jean. While his size and athleticism looks to be pretty good, it's nothing off the charts that couldn't be found in a lot of other players. So I feel it's safe to assume from there that they see some intangibles in Jean, whether it's his instincts, his motor, heart, swagger, or whatever else it may... It's all something we may find out a little bit more of after the coaches are able to comment on him after signing.
HOW THE WINGS LOOK NOW
With Jean and Spencer Butterfield joining Preston Medlin and Danny Berger on the wings, one has got to think that Jean will be battling for Berger for the small forward spot, while Medlin and Butterfield are the go-to guys at shooting guard. With their experience in the system, both Medlin and Berger could have the flexibility to play either wing position to get minutes for the other guys on the floor.
If I had to guess, Medlin will slide down to the SF spot somewhat often to share the wing with Butterfield to give some serious scoring punch, while Jean will man the SF spot with Medlin in his normal SG spot for defensive lineups. With Berger's ability to score in bunches at times, as well as being a very good facilitator, he'll still see plenty of minutes too.
WHAT ABOUT POINT GUARD?
Right now the 2012-13 point guard rotation looks to hinge on Tenale Roland's decision. The would-be sophomore from Rend Lake College was just barely named as a junior college all-American and looks like the only remaining recruiting target for next season. If Roland chooses USU, he and Marcel Davis will split minutes at the point guard spot next year, with Riley Bradshaw likely getting the chance to redshirt at that point.
If Roland goes a different direction, Bradshaw would likely be the one splitting point guard minutes with Davis next season, with Bradshaw eventually sliding over to the shooting guard spot in a couple seasons.