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Cincinnati guard Jarron Cumberland questionable for the Crosstown Shootout

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The senior guard has struggled with injuries and ineffectiveness in his final campaign and may not feature in Saturday's game.

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This might be the extent of Cumberland's involvement on Saturday.
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First, the news:

Cumberland is UC's highest-usage player, but he's just their sixth-most efficient. He has been hampered to some extent by leg injuries - presumably the same thing that has him questionable for the Shootout - but part of his problem has just been a struggle to find his shot. He's shooting just .359/.300/.633 on the year and his EFG% is just 43%, marking its third consecutive year of decline from his high as a freshman.

Poor shooting and a career high turnover rate have combined to drop Cumberland's ORtg to 92.7 this season. Despite that, he easily leads the team with a usage rate of 29.8%. There's a case to be made from just the numbers that UC is a better offensive club without Cumberland on the floor, but I'm not sure I buy it. Either way, his participation on Saturday is ostensibly in doubt.

I'd be stunned if he doesn't play.