Such is the case for the St. Mary's basketball program. Head coach Robert Jones needs to have a big season out of point guard Scott Machado. The 6-foot-1 lead guard will have to be solid on both ends of the court for Jones this season for the Gaels to have a big year.
Many that have watched Machado think one of his biggest strength's -- is his strength. Jones feels Machado's strong frame allows him to get to the rim, causing massive problems for defenders inside the paint.
The schedule for St. Mary's features either scrimmages or games against Rice, Christ The King, Bishop Loughlin, St. Dominic's twice. So steady play from the point guard position will have a big impact on the wins and losses this season.
Conclusion: Machado has a couple of seasons to make improvements in his game. His recruiting story has yet to be written since he is a 2008 prospect.