With the new head coach in Jeffrey Cariaso expect the following changes. From the system to playing time of players. Also the starting five the ones who will lead the bench.
So here what can I suggest for the Aces starting five that will compete for this conference.
Point Guard, Chris Banchero
As a starter, Banchero leads the Aces in point per game. He is the one to take the clutch shot. The Fil Italian is a perfect fit for the Aces. Scoring, passing, defense and leadership. He can score from anywhere and he can hustle. He was the most consistent with the team. He’s fit to whoever put on the floor.
Shooting Guard, Maverick Ahinmisi
The newly acquired Aces can play up to four positions. He had sized of a forward with a vision of a point guard. He is quick to play as a small forward. This position belongs to Simon Enciso but Ahinmisi is a starter. A must need for the Aces another scorer to lessen the pressure on Banchero and the import. He is a mismatch with his size that is a huge advantage in Alaska. He can slash the lane that can give an opening to others.
Small Forward, Justin Watts
The most important player for Aces this conference. He needs to be consistent all the time to help his team. From scoring and leadership. He scored 20 points in a loss against Northport. Watts is a scorer and playmaker that the Aces need. If they can create good chemistry the better.
Power Forward, Abu Tratter
The energy and passion that he brings to the game. He could be the glue guy for his team. On the court, he can score on midrange and can work out the paint. He can help the team with rebounds and defense. Tratter for his 6’5″ size he jumps out to block the shot. With three scorers together with him, he can focus on defense.
Center, Noy Baclao
An underrated center for years in Alaska uniform. Baclao fit to the mentioned above is a good thing for the team. He can hit shot from midrange can give a spacing. He is a good screener who can execute a pick and pop. A good shot blocker for his size defending the paint.