Ryan Fagan of The Sporting News recently interviewed Missouri basketball coach and asked him replacing the departed seniors, Kim English and the underrated Mizzou backcourt.
SN: In the kind of system you run, how important is it to have veteran guards like Tiller and Taylor?
MA: I think it's very important as a starting point. If you're going to start a team, you've got to start with the guard position. J.T., if you look at the guys on the Wooden list at this time, he's one of the few guys on there averaging about 8 or 9 points, and that's talking about the better guards in the country. To me, I think I have one of the best backcourts in the country, especially for what we do.