If you are 6'9 and weigh 245 to 250 and have this sort of speed, AND, you have moves around the basket AND you played international ball, it isn't a bad thing. Remember that Paris is here at Foggy Bottom, already (signed). What's more, this is a very smart kid. What's more, we have a big who can stretch the D with his shot.
I repeat this, what GW is doing is building a very fast team. We also have a deep team. If I had to look back at last season and think of a game that hurt Lonergan to the core, it might have been the Loyola game at home. We should have crushed them and we didn't have it together that night. If we had the "end of the season" David Pellom or the Dwayne Smith, we may have prevailed, but we had some really out-of-control play from the guards and small forwards.
Paris is so long and coordinated that he will be a tough matchup for any 6 foot 6 guy when he gets the ball down low. I think that McDonald and Savage along with Garino will not lose track of where they are in a game and feed the post and finish the deal. About half way through the Loyola game, we had them in tremendous foul trouble, though we trailed. Our guards just commited turnover after turnover, doing nothing.
Having a guy like Paris in the paint, will help the 4 like Pellom and Kopriva and even Smith find some space to operate. Teams will have to double down on Paris--especially the Loyolas of the world, so look for easy twos off dishes from Paris next season AND nice kick outs to the perimeter for the trey. No knock on Edwards, but he just wasn't going to draw a double.
Finally, Paris' shots are part of the regular Lonergan offensive sets. Think back, we had to run a different offense to get the ball to Joseph Katuka. If you played GW twice during the Hobbs era, you knew where it was going, just by the offense being run.
With all the love about Larsen, I say, don't forget Paris.