How best to use Earnest Ross
Gleeson said in a recent article that it would probably take him a while to figure this out.
(For the record, yes, its a massive loophole. His parents were in the US Navy and so he was born in Guam. But if not for that loophole, he probably wouldn't be playing professionally, and if you read his life story it seems like he and his family deserve a break.)
He's an unusual build for a basketballer. Absolutely massive across the chest and shoulders, very powerful. He's actually lowered his playing weight since arriving. However he's not exceptionally tall for somebody so big.
He's exactly the kind of player you can imagine player as a PF at High School or in a smaller league, and monstering with his strength.
On the Cats roster, he's closest to Beal in height, but weighs as much as Jervis.
His minutes have varied wildly this season, generally more dependent on others playing fortunes, as he's usually the 4th player off the bench. And he'll drop to 5th once Hire comes back.
He likes going in hard to the basket, and seems to me to be more comfortable inside. (His outside shooting is ok, without being brilliant.)
Obviously he's giving up several inches to most forwards.
So, should they keep working on his outside game so he can make a better guard? Or should they try to use him as short (but incredibly strong) SF?