Texas Basketball: Kendal Yancy Will Lose Minutes in Longhorns Depth in 2014-15
Isaiah Taylor has solidified himself as the primary guard in the Texas offense and looks to be the only player with a guaranteed role next season. As for his backup, Kendal Yancy, who wasn’t always the sure backup with Javan Felix filling the floor general role at times, his minutes will surely decrease next season.
In his freshman season, Yancy played only 12.1 minutes per game despite coming in as an ESPN 100 recruit. His shine was out-shadowed by Taylor, who came in as a highly underrated three-star recruit that didn’t have the choice of several schools. As for next year the minutes on the wing will become much more congested and Yancy will suffer from it.
The addition of Myles Turner will lead to Jonathan Holmes sliding to the wing as the small forward. Incoming freshman and ESPN 100 recruit Jordan Barnett has the potential to fill the backup small forward role and see a solid amount of playing time. Demarcus Holland will become the starting shooting guard and because of his offensive efficiency and stellar defense, he will see his share of court time. Felix will fill the backup role as well as find minutes at the point guard. Felix is simply too skilled to keep off the court.
This leaves Yancy at the bottom of the barrel along with Damarcus Croaker in terms of playing time. The only chance Yancy, along with Croaker, will see significant time is if the sophomores see some major development.