2015 NCAA Tournament: St. Johns Red Storm vs. San Diego State Aztecs 5 Bold Predictions

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Swiss Army Knife Shows Versatility

Feb 23, 2015; New York, NY, USA; St. John’s Red Storm guard Sir’Dominic Pointer (15) shoots a free throw during the second half against the Xavier Musketeers at Madison Square Garden. St. John’s Red Storm won 58-57. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The loss of Chris Obekpa will be the basis for many of these bold predictions, and this one is no different. There is a chance that Lavin just inserts sixth man Rysheed Jordan into the starting lineup, which would move Sir’Dominic Pointer to center. Even if he doesn’t start Jordan, Pointer will be the quasi-center whenever he is on the court, and he will flourish.

Pointer is a do everything forward that fits in beautifully with what Lavin has St. John’s play. He is a tenacious defender, and has the talent offensively to have the offense run through him. Without Obekpa clogging the paint, there will be a lot more room to operate offensively, which will lead to Pointer flourishing.

Pointer, who already plays 34.5 minutes per game, will probably play unless he asks out of a game. That will give Pointer unlimited potential for stats, which is why he will accomplish the rare feat of a 5×5 game. That means Pointer will record at least five points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks.

Only the most versatile of players are capable of such a feat, and with the way things are shaping up for the Red Storm, Pointer’s versatility and the opportunities that will be given to him against the Aztecs will add up to a memorable performance.