Texas A&M basketball will undergo changes to offense in 2018-19

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Texas A&M basketball ran a post-heavy offense due to their personnel the last two seasons; Billy Kennedy expects a change to his system in 2018-19

Texas A&M basketball featured two of the best big men in all of college basketball on their roster over the last two seasons. Robert Williams just got drafted No. 27 overall by the Boston Celtics, and Tyler Davis was a First-Team All-SEC performer in 2018, Second-Team in 2017 and on the All-Freshman Team in 2016.

The offense ran through Davis mostly, but Williams was involved on that end due to his incredible athletic ability. The Aggies used their size to overpower the Providence Friars and North Carolina Tar Heels on the way to the Sweet 16 this past season.

Davis was especially dominant in the post. He could score with his back to the basket and had a variety of skillful post moves. He was a hard worker on the offensive glass as well.

So, it makes sense that Kennedy would run an offense that took advantage of these twin towers. However, with both gone and wing DJ Hogg with them, Kennedy expects to focus on his guards more in the upcoming season.

"“Our team’s definitely going to be different, more guard-oriented than post-oriented like we’ve been in the past. We lost some really good players, but I’m excited about the guys we’ve got coming back and the two newcomers we’ve signed. We could be possibly playing four guards and be a little bit faster and take advantage of the 3-point line.”"

A.k.a this Aggies team could be very fun to watch for the casual college basketball fan next season. Losing the three forwards is a big part of the switch, but the fact that senior Admon Gilder and sophomore T.J. Starks will be back is another huge factor.

Gilder is a solid overall player. He tested the waters of the NBA Draft this year but ultimately decided to return. He will be a great leader, scorer and one of the better perimeter defenders on the team.

Starks emerged as one of the better offensive players on the team in conference play. After losing Duane Wilson to injury and JJ Caldwell after he was dismissed from the team, Starks coming into his own settled the team down and helped guide them to the NCAA Tournament.

Kennedy also said Savion Flagg and Jay Jay Chandler will be important components to his new offense.

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This new, fast-paced offense will be exciting to watch and will likely take advantage of the fact that the roster will be less talented overall than a year ago.

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