Friday, January 16, 2009

McKillop making most of playing time

We have a story coming in Saturday's newspaper on guard Brendan McKillop, who is quickly evolving into a key part of the Davidson rotation.

Sure, his dad Bob coaches the team, but that has nothing to do with Brendan's increased playing time. He can play the point and he can shoot, which allows him to take on some of Stephen Curry's burden.

"Brendan has always been able to shoot the ball very well. He's getting more and more experience at being able to run our offense," Bob McKillop said this week. "I like the way he gets us in the attack mode as a point guard. To have two guys like him and Steph Curry to put us in the attack mode is a luxury. And to have him as a point guard to be able to also shoot the 3-pointer is also a luxury."

Brendan McKillop has made 14 of 28 3-pointers. More importantly, he can give point-shooting star Curry a break.

-Stan Olson