I'll disagree. Jamal is listed at 5"10. So is Fatts Russell. Russell easily had a few inches on Jamal. If you honestly think a 5'9" shooting guard is going to lead us to the promised land please give me some of what you've been drinking. Again, I don't question his work ethic, heart, or desire. 99% of the time a guy with the same skill set that is 6"3" beats a guy that is 5'8".
Let's talk about Russell...a, Russell is not 2 inches taller than Hartwell. B, what was Russel's shooting percentage his sophomore season? Want to venture a guess? He shot 22.3% from 3 and 33.8% overall. And you want to talk about a volume shooter, he took 441 shots that year (179 3s). He had no business taking most of those shots, especially taking so many away from Dowtin. Imagine if Cox said, shut Russell down and push him out the door, we can just recruit over him (Cox's strategy was let him shoot through his problems so as not to destroy his confidence -- we've seen what happens when you destroy a player's confidence)?
As Tom said, Hartwell has some holes in his game. But he's got a nice looking shot, it's up to him to figure out when he pulls the trigger, and it's up to Paulsen to figure out how to get him into good spots (I know most of us don't think Paulsen can do that part).
Maybe we don't want him playing 27 minutes per game for us right now, but unfortunately if not him, who? Mar? JDS? Let him work his a** off in the offseason, let him compete with Polite and XJ for minutes. That's a good thing for us. The last thing we want is for Polite to get a ton of minutes just because he's the only guy there -- we want him to earn every minute on the court. The same goes for XJ, Greene, Miller, AJ, and Oduro.