Dylan Karell saw limited minutes as a freshman, but the UCF coaching staff has high hopes for the big man from Miami. As a result, the offseason is pivotal for Karell and the Knights, who enter 2013-14 without the services of Keith Clanton, perhaps the best post player in program history.
Karell certainly will not be expected to replace Clanton, who averaged 14.8 points and 8.5 boards as a senior in 2012-13. Still, the sophomore should be in line for more minutes this upcoming season. As a rookie, Karell averaged 0.9 points and 0.8 boards in 4.4 minutes an outing. He appeared in 20 contests and made all eight of his shots from the floor.
In games, Karell rarely had the opportunity to show off the sneaky athleticism and on-point passing that he often displayed during practices. With the opportunity for more minutes this year and the potential for growth during the offseason, expect Karell to make some positive contributions and show off more than just a unique hairstyle.