It’s crazy how many people keep referring to Rob as our primary or key offensive player this year. I love Rob, but this has not been a good offensive year for him. Yes, he’s averaging 17 PPG, but that’s fueled in large part by a good start to the season and two games in particular (37 against Drexel and 34 against Tulsa) that help to skew his average a bit. If you look back at the last 10 games, Rob has been our leading scorer 3 times, Corey Davis has led in scoring 5 times, Devin Davis twice and Armoni Brooks once (yes, I know that’s 11, but Devin and Corey both led in scoring with 16 each against Cincy in the loss). In that span, Rob has laid some serious eggs (7 against Temple, 8 against Tulane (ice game), 9 against Cincy in the loss, 2 against USF).
Now, the good thing about Rob even when he’s slumping is that at any moment he can go off, so teams have to respect him. That helps with spacing. But as far as scoring, Corey Davis has been a much larger “key” for us this year. I’m hoping–no praying–that Rob finds his touch again before the Big Dance starts. We’re going to need all the scoring threats we can get! Until then, we need to be using Rob as a decoy in pick and pops for Corey and Armoni who have been devastating from 3 this year.