Not going to bash Hartwell. Going to question everything you just said though, based on you calling English an undersized guard in college.If I were to pick any one returning player on our roster who English is going to mentor, I would put my money on Hartwell. Coach was an undersized guard himself in college who knows what it's like to struggle with consistency, and I think he sees a lot of upside in Jamal's game. No, I'm not comparing their respective talent levels, but I do think he sees the upside in Hartwell's game and values his experience.
And despite his shortcomings on defense, it wouldn't shock me to see Jamal get some spot duty at the 2 when Polite, Johnson or Gray are running the point. This team lacks great perimeter shooters — especially with Kolek and Miller departing — so my hunch is that English will do all he can to use Jamal as a possible weapon in that regard.
With that said, cue the Hartwell bashing in 3... 2... 1...
He *played with* an undersized guard in college.