Pitt Basketball: An Early Look At Tray Woodall

Tray Woodall will be Pitt's leader this season (David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE)

Basketball season will be here before we know it (and at the rate the football season's going, that might not be too bad of a thing) so player previews are starting to trickle out.

Rant Sports has a look at Tray Woodall, calling him a player to watch in the Big East. And the idea of moving him back and forth between point guard and shooting guard came up.

Pitt really is Woodall's team next season, even if he's not the best player on it. Lamar Patterson may be the better all-around player and freshman Steven Adams is the future NBA pro, but Woodall is the leader with little question.

Rant Sports breaks down his situation a bit:

He won’t have Gibbs in the backcourt, but Central Michigan transfer Trey Zeigler and freshman stud James Robinson will actually make Pitt’s guard play more formidable than last year. Robinson is one of the top floor generals in this year’s freshman class, and it remains to be seen how Dixon will allocate minutes at the point between Robinson and Woodall. But if Woodall splits time at the one and two, he could benefit, as he has already proven to be capable of scoring in bunches.

That idea of moving Woodall around a bit isn't unique. But it will really depend on how well Robinson can fit in right away. Pitt has Cameron Wright and John Johnson, but Johnson is more of a shooting guard and Wright struggled as a ball handler last year. If Robinson can't play well right away, it's going to be hard to move Woodall out of the point.

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