Pierre Jackson was great for the Baylor Bears the last two season. He was formerly a JUCO player and that is the same case with Kenny Chery, who will be joining the team for the 2013-14 college basketball season.
Another thing that these two players have in common is that they are both point guards. However, Chery will have the tough task of taking over as the new field general. He has some big shoes to fill considering that Jackson scored 19.8 points per game and 7.1 assists per game.
Those are some monster numbers and it would be hard to see Chery doing that right off of the bat. Chery stands at 6’1” and he will have to make an instant impact.
Baylor has plenty of talent for the upcoming season and Isaiah Austin returning to the team was shocking, but it was also a huge boost to the Bears’ lineup.
Just like previous seasons, Baylor will be stacked with talent in the frontcourt. Cory Jefferson is another player returning and he managed to average 13.3 points and eight rebounds per game last season.
It will be up to Chery to dish passes to the big men in the frontcourt and run this offense in general. Brady Heslip will be alongside Chery in the backcourt and Heslip could very well be one of the best three-point shooters in the nation–made 45.5 percent of his threes in the 2011-12 season and 38.6 percent from long range last season.
So although Chery has some big shoes to fill, he has a boat load of talent around him, which should help him succeed for Baylor in the 2013-14 season.