Can Ricky Kreklow Have A Big Impact For California Golden Bears?

By Trevor Lowry
California Golden Bears
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Ricky Kreklow did not play many games for the California Golden Bears last season, thanks to injury, but can he have a big impact for the team in the 2013-14 college basketball season?

If the 2013 NCAA Tournament had any implications on how he will do in the upcoming season, it would be a definite no. Kreklow did not get a whole lot of playing time in the dance (17.5 MPG), but he went 0-6 from the field and as you can probably guess, scored zero points. It is important to note that he did average 17 minutes per game on the season.

Coming back from an injury is never an easy thing, unless if you are Adrian Peterson.

Still, Kreklow could be much better in the 2013-14 season thanks to a long offseason.

In the little amount that he did play last year, he scored 3.1 points per game and averaged 2.3 rebounds per game. He is definitely not the most efficient shooter, but practice makes perfect, right?

The 6’6” guard could see some more minutes in the upcoming season. However, Jabari Bird should be on the court quite a bit and he also should get the majority of the playing time at the shooting guard position. That does not mean that only two guards can be on the court at the same time, though.

He could be a spark off of the bench and there can never be too many players on a basketball team. With more minutes and improvement on his shot, Kreklow could have an impact for the team, but we will have to wait and see how big of an impact that will be.

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