Which player that hasn't been a factor do you think will be best next year? We already know that Blackshear will show up big, but we haven't seen much of players like Ware, Nunez, and Price and we have Hancock and Rozier coming in next season as well.
He wasn't a great ball handler this past season and was competing for minutes with both Russ and Siva. He showed at times that he was able to penetrate to the lane, but still needs to work on his decision making if he's going to be effective. If he learns from Siva and gets better with the ball handling he could be a very solid PG for us, or he may go the route Russ has and move to a SG role instead.
He's a great shooter and has the height and length to shoot over over players and make the shots we need so badly. He didn't play much this past season because he just looks lost on defense and this is currently a team built on that. If he can work on his defense and not get caught out of position he may get some very good minutes next season. With Blackshear and Russ able to cause defenses to collapse, Nunez will be able to find open shots, he just needs to play good off-ball offense to create those opportunities.
Towards the end of the season he became much less of a liability on defense when he was on the floor. His offense is still non-existent, but he has the size to get to the rim if he works on it. He has a great role model in Gorgui that he can learn from and if he can learn the defense and work on his offense he has the size and height to make sure no one can push us around inside.
He came in first in the dunk contest and third in the three-point contest last night and might be a much better PG backup to Siva than either Russ or Ware. We need another true PG and he could be it.
Pitino has said all year that Hancock is the best player on the team, if that's true he could have a great season for us.