1. Balanced scoring was a refreshing sight
A year ago, there would be times when no one on the floor could get going or when the offense relied on 1-2 guys to put the ball in the hoop. That doesn’t feel like it’s going to be an issue this year.
While the depth took a hit this offseason, this is a tighter-knit group and the ball movement is only going to help balance out the scoring.
AJ Hoggard did well with the ball in his hands and found the open guys when he wasn’t going too fast with it down the floor and Tyson Walker was calm, cool, and collected when he had the ball. Even Tre Holloman came in and looked solid as a distributor from the guard position.
Both Walker and Hoggard scored in double figures and AJ even hit some long balls, showing that he has worked on that all offseason. Mady Sissoko also scored in double figures and so did Joey Hauser and Malik Hall. All five starters scored at least 10 points and that just goes to show that anyone in this lineup can get the ball in the hoop.
Coming off the bench, Jaxon Kohler, Pierre Brooks, and even Holloman got some good shots up and eased into the action.
Michigan State’s offense should only get better.