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I went with Polite because I saw a lost kid at the beginning of the year, the game just looked too fast for him. Over the last 4 games of the year looked like he belonged, something clicked for him. He was 11-22 from the field (3-8 from 3) with 6 assists (not great, but we don't have a point guard) and only 2 turnovers. I just see his upside being greater than Hartwell or XJ. I also like his size over Jamal and XJ. Time will tell. I have faith that KE will make the right choice.Sometimes that's enough though. If you've got someone who can knock them down consistently, you have to respect that and keep someone in his face all the time on that drive-and-dish.
But the other thing Hartwell does (or doesn't do) is not turn the ball over. Hartwell only averages a turnover every 26.9 minutes on the floor. For Polite, that's close to double at a turnover every 14.3 minutes. To be fair, Hartwell was a Junior w/three years in the system and Polite a true freshman in a Covid year where practice times were cut short, so you'd expect that ceiling to be a lot higher.
Polite also has a higher assist rate, averaging one 11.6 minutes on the floor compared to 16.1 minutes for Hartwell. Part of that though is Hartwell's ability to actually make a shot. Polite went w/out a made basket in 11 of the 19 games he saw minutes and did have at least one attempt in 9 of those 11.