4. Jaxon Kohler takes a big leap
Through eight games in his freshman season, Jaxon Kohler has looked like just that: a freshman.
And that’s OK. No one expected him to come in and dominate right away, but he needs to show that he’s learned from his first month of college hoops.
Through eight games, Kohler is averaging 2.5 points and 3.4 rebounds in 12.3 minutes per game while shooting a mere 36 percent from the floor. That just isn’t going to be enough if Michigan State wants to contend for a Big Ten title. He needs to be averaging over 5.0 points and likely around 5-6 rebounds per game. Maybe more.
Also, he needs to be better around the rim. Kohler has short-armed a number of shots this season which shows me he’s thinking too much and needs to just play his game.
Kohler’s going to have a nice bounce-back month and really prove he’s worthy of more time.