#3. Malik Reneau is dangerous from everywhere on the floor
The 6-foot-9 freshman registered nine points, four rebounds, two assists, and one block in 16 minutes off the bench. Reneau was 4-for-6 from the field and made his only three-point attempt as well. It’s more than just the statistics. Energy is something that can change a team, especially when you have it coming off the bench.
In his first two collegiate games, Reneau is averaging 12.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks. He’s shooting 71.4 percent from the field in 16.5 minutes per game off the bench. That’s pretty impressive for a freshman that’s playing behind the potential B1G Player of the Year.
At some point, does Reneau earn a spot alongside Trayce Jackson-Davis in the starting lineup? Plus/minus isn’t tracked too well in college basketball, but according to the Indiana basketball website, Reneau is +47 in his first two games, while Jackson-Davis is just +22 and Race Thompson is +24.
Does that mean anything to you, Hoosier Nation?