“This is the first year that he’s been able to play every game, and obviously, he’s gotten markedly better since his freshman year,” said Odom, who did not return a request for comment. “He came in as a guy that was a facilitator, a big guard. Could play point guard, could guard 1 through 4. He’s a really good defender, an unselfish player. I’ve really challenged him as he’s grown into his game to become more aggressive offensively. I couldn’t even get him to shoot a 3-point shot his freshman year, and now he’s going one-on-one and making plays and being the aggressive player that we need him to be. I’m just proud that he’s changed over time to become more confident.