The jump from junior college basketball to Division I hoops is a big one.
And it's one that different players handle in different ways. Take the case of Utah forward Princeton Onwas. He started for much of the non-league schedule, and then came off the bench for the entire month of January. He even found himself lacking for time in some spots, most notably against Colorado, when Ahmad Fields ate into his minutes.
So, what's behind the resurgence? What's behind Onwas providing Utah with the defense and athleticism that was initially advertised when he committed last spring?
The answer is simple and complex as well. Sometimes, it takes time. In some ways, Onwas needed to buy into Larry Krystkowiak's system. Utah's coach is one who will simply sit you if you aren't playing well defensively, or giving max effort at all times. That goes for practice, as well as games.