Well, we hope that the Vandy Man can!
In the scrimmage, sophomore guard Tyler Lewis led the White team to a 39-38 win over the Red. Lewis scored 16 points with a game-high five assists, while teammate Jordan Vandenberg, also of the White team, scored 12 points to go along with seven rebounds. T.J. Warren led the Red team with 13 points while Desmond Lee and Anthony 'Cat' Barber chipped in with nine and eight points, respectively.
"I like the fact that Jordan has put himself in a position to have a good year," Gottfried said. "He's in the best shape of his life, he's got good stamina and conditioning and it shows. He's running up and down the floor and not getting tired and he can affect the game because he won't tire so much. I thought Tyler, Jordan and TJ as the most experienced guys, played a little better than everybody else."
Sometimes with more playing time, a player can improve and show what he can do. I was in the corner of Vandenberg with regard to this statement last year, but alas, he did not get more playing time. I noted that in the past, with more playing time, Jordan showed promise. However, I do not see him in practice everyday, and the coach does. Most likely, he did not warrant more playing time. Here is hoping this year is different. It appears he realizes he has a shot at doing damage this year for the Pack-good damage. Here's to stepping up!