Baylor Bears Need A Big Season Out of Brady Heslip

By Trevor Lowry
Baylor Bears
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Brady Heslip did not have the best season for the Baylor Bears last year, but that was kind of the case about the entire team until they played in the NIT. Whether the case, Baylor needs a big season out of Heslip in the 2013-14 college basketball season.

Heslip is the kind of shooter than can make 10 three-pointers in a row. That may seem like a lot, but he did manage to drain nine threes against Colorado in the 2012 NCAA Tournament–on the biggest stage in college hoops.

Heslip is usually the best shooter on the court, and he needs to show that in the upcoming season. He went from a 45.5 percent three-point shooter to a 38.6 percent three-point shooter in just one season. Both numbers are very good, but Heslip shot worse and he made less threes this past season.

His playing time decreased a little, but nothing too major. He averaged 8.6 points per game last season, but he should easily be able to average more than 10 points per game.

The Bears are going to be set in the frontcourt, thanks to Isaiah Austin returning, but they may struggle in the backcourt. That is why Heslip has to have a big season and step up his game a notch or two or three.

Three-point shooters aren’t always the most important players on the team, but man are they fun to watch. In Heslip’s case, he could be great in the upcoming season if he can shoot around 45.5 percent again. More attempts would be great as well.

It will be an interesting season for Baylor to say the least, but the talent is definitely there.

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