#3. Malik Reneau has found confidence in his role for Mike Woodson
For the first time since November, the freshman forward from Montverde Academy posted back-to-back double-digit scoring nights, with 10 against Minnesota and 15 against Ohio State.
Reneau’s 15-point effort on 6-for-10 shooting and eight rebounds was his highest-scoring game since scoring 15 points in his first college game against Morehead State on November 7.
Reneau has proven to Coach Woodson and the rest of the Hoosiers that he belongs in the game when it matters, improving on both ends of the floor and matching Trayce Jackson-Davis as a passer at times too, as a freshman.
It’s tough to remember at the moment that Reneau is just a freshman and will be learning under Coach Woodson for at least another year, which just goes to prove that this kid can be something special next year with likely graduates Xavier Johnson, Miller Kopp, Race Thompson, Trayce Jackson-Davis (NBA Draft), and Jalen Hood-Schifino (NBA Draft) gone.