This year’s Rhody roster certainly has a lot of fresh faces. But for the most part, URI fans aren’t exactly sure how a lot of the new players will be used this season. One thing’s for sure – Dan Hurley and the rest of the staff have a plethora of options to sort out. Here’s a look at Biggie Minnis, one of his options at point guard.
- Transferred to Rhode Island after playing one season at Texas Tech. Minnis averaged 3.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 28 games for the Red Raiders.
- Scored in double-digits in his first collegiate game, pouring in 12 points on 3-4 shooting in a 90-85 win against Troy.
- Hit double-figures just one other time in his career… a 10-point performance against Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Tournament, which was the last time Biggie saw action in a game that counts.
- For a guard, Minnis is not know for his three-point shooting. He missed all four of his attempts in his freshman year. His free throw shooting (58.5%) also leaves a bit to be desired.
- That said, Biggie shines on the defensive side of the ball, which is not atypical of a Hurley player. Racked up a career-high three steals against then #10 Baylor on February 27, 2012.
Minnis, like most of the newcomers, has a shot to play a starting role this season. But mostly likely he’ll be coming off the bench to spell Powell (or Matthews, or Buchanan) and provide a defensive spark when the Rams need him. Count us among those who are very intrigued to see what Biggie can provide to this team on a nightly basis.