Prior to Dokun's big jump as a senior, our own Antoine Hart had a significant increase in production his senior year. The difference between Dokun/Antoine and Katuka is that the prior two lacked playing time until their senior years and Joseph has been a part of the center rotation the last 2 years. Dokun's per minute stats are very similar from Junior to Senior years but it was his playing time that changed dramatically:
|2004-2005||GW||6.5|| 1.8|| 1.3||.0|| .2||.00|| .2|| .4||1.3||.438||.500||.000||1.09|
|2005-2006||Did not play.|
|2006-2007||GW||22.8|| 7.3|| 5.6|| 1.0||. 8|| 1.19|| .4|| . 8|| 3.0||. 547|| .554|| .000|| 1.30|
Katuka averaged about 22 minutes/game the last 8 games of the season last year and went for 9pts and 6.5 reb. Maybe both go up a notch but don't epect a huge jump in production. He's likely to have strings of games with 15ps, 10pts, 3 pts. Some nights he'll be on fire others he'll be off and completely ineffective. Unless Katuka significantly improves his consistentsy on DEFENSE it's likely that Hobbs will not like some matchups and park JK on the bench.
I don't know why the coaching staff is unconcerned with replacing Hollis but the should be. Leading scorer, rebounder, block shots, FTs made, FGs made. More importantly GW has a major hole at the PF spot. Who they got right now at PF?
David Pellom. I like him but he averaged only 3pts and 3reb/game last year. Hopefully he makes the Great Sophmore Leap Forward. But other than that, who does GW have?
Edwards - shooting range of 3 ft.
Warren - Unkown that Hobbs says adds depth to the 5 spot. Can he play the perimeter defensively or shoot the mid-range jumper?
Fitzgerald - ? but not too optimistic
Smith - probably the best option because he's strong, athletic and can rebound. But still giving up some height at 6-6.