Isaiah Thomas will be the driving force behind Washington’s quest for its second Pac-10 regular-season title in the last three years. The undersized – but never overwhelmed – guard is a master at setting the pace and the drive-and-dish.
What’s best for the drive-and-dish? Sharpshooters. Wouldn’t you know it, Thomas will have two at his disposal: C.J. Wilcox and Terrence Ross.
So yeah, he’s a little excited about ’em. He said as much to the Seattle Times:
“Oh my gosh, [Wilcox’s] the best shooter I’ve ever played with and against,” Thomas said. “It’s crazy that I say this now because he hasn’t played college yet. But when he misses it’s like dudes are mad at him for missing, that’s how good of a shooter he is. He’s going to be a really good player down the road and he’s going to really help me because he will really open up the court for me.”
“[Ross’s] good. He can shoot it. I played with him the other week and I was surprised at how athletic he is and he can definitely shoot the ball, He is going to be good for us.”
The one issue is that both are young. Wilcox is a redshirt freshman, while Ross will be a true freshman. But I’m guessing Thomas will find a way to make it work.