Shedrick Haynes is in a fierce battle to win the starting point guard spot for the University of South Florida.
The Palmetto resident is competing for the starting job against Anthony Crater, who played half the season last year following his transfer from Ohio State.
The six-foot Haynes, who has two years of eligibility remaining, transferred from Lackawanna where he averaged 18.5 points per game and drained 98 treys in shooting 42percent from three-point land.
USF head coach Stan Heath said both players have been inconsistent and he has not made a decision. The point guard position is extremely important to any basketball team, but even more so at USF because its two leading scorers back from last year (Gus Gilchrist and Jarrid Famous) are post players and Heath needs someone to get them the ball.
Last year, Gilchrist averaged 13.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game while Famous was at 10.4 points and 7.5 rebounds. The 6-1 Crater averaged 3.1 points and shot 18 percent on 3-pointers connecting on only 9 of 49 attempts.