ASU's newcomers learning on the fly
By Jack Magruder
Arizona State has received staccato bursts of strong play from its class of seven newcomers this season, a sign of a brighter horizon.
Kyle Cain followed a game of 17 rebounds with another of 16, two of the top five freshman totals in Sun Devil history.
Jordan Bachynski put on a four-minute clinic at both ends of the floor the last time ASU played Arizona.
Carrick Felix, armed with over-reaching athleticism, shone in Oregon.
Keala King has had his moments, and Brandon Dunson's glass not only is half-full, it is Waterford crystal.
Cory Hawkins swooped in to block a Reeves Nelson shot two weeks ago, and Chanse Creekmur stepped up last week, hitting two 3-pointers and scoring eight points off the bench at Stanford.
At the same time for a seven-man class that appears long on future, there have been as many teachable moments this year, understandable for young players asked to contribute on a team that had only five returnees this season.
Ty Abbott understands