UA has PG issues

After Saturday's game against Kansas, there are numerous questions that need to be answered if the UA is going to exceed expectations.

After Saturday's game against Kansas, there are numerous questions that need to be answered if the UA is going to exceed expectations.

Before those questions are addressed, let's be clear that the UA gave a great effort and there is much more reason for optimism than pessimism.

With that being said, a problem that may haunt the Wildcats this season is the absence of a true point guard.

Lamont Jones did not play horribly on Saturday, but he also did not handle the point guard duties all that well.

In my mind, it is a job of a point guard to run the offense, not turn the ball over, and control the pace of the game.

Watching the game, it did not seem like Jones successful did any of the above.

He often was out of control and went too far into the paint before trying to dish it out and make something happen.

Now, with respect to Jones, this is not necessarily all his fault.

The reality of the situation is that Jones is not a point guard. Thus, you would assume that attention and playing time would turn to Jordin Mayes.

You would assume correctly if not for one thing- Mayes struggles defensively.

As much as Jones is not a point guard, he at least defends well.

This could not be said for Mayes and it is a problem that Sean Miller will be faced with nearly every game.

Arizona is a solid team, but it will be interesting to see if it get can go further than its point guard situation allows.

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