I'm not real crazy about the idea of 3 bigs on the floor at once. I think defensively we will get spread out and torched (especially by teams like Belmont). Smith and Gilmore play defense with their hands too much on the perimeter and I'm afraid they will pick up a lot of cheap fouls. don't think any of the others have agility/quickness to guard around the perimeter.
Zone may be a better option than man if we wanted to try a big lineup. Just keep those hands up and make someone shoot us out of it from deep.
On offense I think it might just screw up spacing and generate low percentage, contested shots. KJ's ability to step out and create space is useful because it unclogs the lane. If we have another big in there that space is a mess again.
I'm excited about all of our bigs, but the freshman may just have to wait his turn or play so well he forces someone else to the bench. Basketball isn't played like it was in the 80's anymore, if there was more efficiency in 3 bigs at once then we would see it at higher levels.
On the Carter/Smith dilemma, they are both inexperienced and mistake prone. I think Chico has more ability to create his own shot and is better in transition. Smith seems like be better at running a half-court offense and a little more solid on D. I think for his career Chico has the higher ceiling, but currently a lower floor. It's probably going to be a game situation issue for awhile. They both have a lot of growing to do.
. Love seeing a Racer win!