After having as big of a season as Carson had, it is probably hard not to disappoint in the very next season. Carson did average 18.5 points per game, 3.7 rebounds per game and 5.1 assists per game as a freshman. It doesn’t matter what year a player is because those numbers are great no matter who you are.
Averaging more points per game would be great in the upcoming season, but I doubt that would please fans more.
I think Carson needs to help lead Arizona State over some good opponents in the Pac-12 and I also think that Carson needs to help lead the Sun Devils to the NCAA tournament.
Who knows if he can do that all on his own, but the expectations for him in the upcoming season will be huge. He does have a lot of talent, so that should be expected.
Arizona State won 22 games last year and still did not dance. Who knows if it will in the 2013-14 season.
Winning Pac-12 Player of the Year would likely satisfy a lot of fans and would show Carson’s worth, but if he dashes off to the NBA without even leading his team to the tourney, then so what. Don’t get me wrong, it would be great to see that, but it is all about making the tournament. A deep run would also be nice.
I am sure beating that other Arizona (Wildcats) team would be a huge bonus as well.
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