Guest Post: Andrew Andrews Should Redshirt


This is a guest post by Ryan Knight, a frequent reader and is almost as awesome as his brother. Close. 

Andrew Andrews needs to redshirt.

He has been very good in summer league, and everyone has noticed his pure shooting stroke and his ability to control the court. This has many fans hungry for Andrews to play his true-freshman year. But I believe his abilities would be wasted with the depth of the UW roster at the guard position.

Early in the recruiting process most people were set and perfectly happy with Andrews redshirting, but after watching some of his game film and seeing him at summer league, people see his ability to be a true point guard and are no longer happy with the idea of him redshirting. I am not saying that Andrew Andrews is not a great player, but it would be best to have him redshirt this year. It seems that with the depth at our guard position he would be forgotten on the bench.

The Huskies have two very good point guards in Tony Wroten Jr. and Abdul Gaddy, with Hikeem Stewart and even Scott Suggs or CJ Wilcox having the ability to be effective at the PG position. Some people might say that, with his smooth shooting stroke and his incredible range, ‘wouldn’t he be able to play as a small shooting guard?‘ This is not an area of need this year, UW has more than enough guys who can shoot the lights out-including Scott Suggs, CJ Wilcox, and Terrence Ross.

Hikeem Stewart, Tony Wronten Jr. Jernard Jarreau, Darnell Gant, and Martin Breunig have also shown the ability to knock down some threes with out much problem. Nearly ever player on UW’s roster with the exception of Aziz N’Diaye and Shawn Kemp Jr. have the ability to shoot. The bottom line is the best move for Washington’s basketball program is to redshirt Andrews and save his ability for the coming years with the uncertainty of how long Tony Wroten Jr. will be here and Abdul Gaddy graduating in the coming years.

Think of it this way, with Andrews as a redshirt it is like he is already signed to play for the class of 2012. He is the point guard we don’t really need to recruit.

Andrew Andrews needs to redshirt.