Ricky Tarrant was a lightly recruited guard out of the Birmingham suburb of Pleasant Grove. He signed with Tulane, and then surprised everyone by having a 1st Team All Conference season. Near the end of that year, Tulane lost their star in Kendall Timmons, and Tarrant had to take over the team down the stretch. He played well, but looked tired. By year's end he had played over 82% of the minutes for the Green Wave. For a freshman, that's a ton.
Coach Conroy promised to keep him better rested this season. The result? He played over 88% of the minutes (3rd most in the conference) and once again wore down at the end.
In the last 7 games of the season he made just 8-31 2s and turned the ball over more than 3 times a game.
Wearing down wasn't the only repeat from his freshman performance. In fact, he was largely the exact same player (not necessarily a bad thing when you're an All Conference performer). His assist rate, free throw rate, 2-pt% and 3-pt% all went slightly down. HIs turnover rate increased. There's an argument that he played worse as a sophomore but the changes in those numbers were so slight that it's hard to detect a difference (except in 2-pt%).
Now he's transferring to Alabama. So what should fans expect?