Oh yeah, I agree with you. That's why I didn't even mention Connor in the post.
Fran said this in his press conference yesterday:
Connor is planning on redshirting. I mean, obviously if we had to play him we could.
So yeah, I take that as Connor is officially "break glass in case of emergency" status this year. That makes for an interesting discussion if Bohannon gets hurt and misses a significant amount of time.
I think you are correct. Kriener has the more traditional center body (as I wrote above), and now that Pemsl is down to 235, he has more of a power forward body. I wrote this post last week before I learned of the new, more svelte Pemsl. I went back and added some tweets from media day briefly yesterday, but didn't touch anything else. With this new information about Pemsl losing 20 lbs. I would agree about switching Kriener and Pemsl around.
He didn't put them in the post, and the only place I could find them was in the team profiles ($) themselves. But the state of Iowa comes out look pretty good:
- Iowa State #3- 4.4
- Drake #30- 3.9
- UNI #81- 3.6
My assumption is that he is going to get every opportunity to play the point, considering Iowa has Jordan Bohannon and then... ? I would imagine McCaffery and Christian Williams battle for the back up point guard spot this offseason and into next. However, McCaffery is versatile enough (as is Williams) that he should also see playing time at the two when Fran doesn't want to take Bohannon off the court.
McCaffery is a wild card next year. If he is good from day one there is the opportunity for playing time at the back up point guard spot and he could take some shooting guard minutes if Williams and Ellingson don't take much of a step forward next year.