Point guard battle

Nothing earth-shattering came from Andy Kennedy’s afternoon pressure, but he did throw out this little nugget about his point guards, Jarvis Summers and Derrick Millinghaus:

“I’m still waiting for somebody to take the reigns.”

You can see Millinghaus’ minutes increasing since he’s come back from the knee injury. He goes fast, and that’s a pace Kennedy likes, but he’s still got to get a handle on the ball, which is the point guard’s No. 1 priority. Millinghaus has 15 turnovers on the season, five more than Summers, and Millinghaus has played 118 fewer minutes.

Kennedy wants a fast pace. Millinghaus could see his role increase more and more if he can protect the ball. He’s been better of late, turning it over just once in the last three games and averaging more than 20 minutes in those games.

The other thing that will get minutes for Millinghaus is scoring. He was 5-for-9 from the floor, 3-for-5 from 3-point range for 16 points against Fordham. He had only five points or fewer in three of his previous four games.

Summers isn’t scoring as much as he did last year, averaging just 7.1 points right now.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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