Size Or Production?
Freshman forward Steve Goins played three minutes Saturday against Duke. He registered one point, one block, one turnover, one personal foul and two rebounds. Asked yesterday whether Goins might see some more playing time in the near future, Gary Williams said that wouldn't surprise him in the least.
"I would say he will, as his conditioning gets better and better, 'cause he was out (with an injury) for a while," Williams said. "He’s 6-9, 260. That’s a big player in the ACC this year. We could use that size cause we’re a little small inside. You know, you don’t have to get stats. It’s just that you’re out there. You know, you’re taking up room; you’re helping out on defense or whatever. Those things are important."
Goins has played in just four games this season, averaging three minutes, one rebound and 0.5 points per appearance. But according to Williams, the Terps could use Goins simply to fill space in the lane and serve as a defensive obstacle to opposing offenses.
"I thought Steve Goins came in (Saturday) in a time where it had nothing to do with whether we won the game or not, but I thought he did okay when he was out there, which was good to see," Williams said. "And you know, any minutes we can get from other people is always good, especially this time of year, for any team, not just us. It just makes you a little deeper, and hopefully that will work."
What are your thoughts on Goins? And for that matter, what are your thoughts on whether Maryland needs a space-filler or a post player who can at least partially fill out a stat line?
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