Arseneault himself has the distinction of being an unknown, while also coming from a program that is pretty well known for its offensive output. If you remember the name Grinnell College (Division III School) its most likely because in 2012 their player Jack Taylor scored 138 points, and then in 2013 he scored 109 points. While this was widely viewed as a gimmick, there's no doubt that Grinnell has a pedigree for fast-paced offensive -- and defensive -- action.
Grinnell averaged 116 points per game in the 2013-14 season and while Arseneault Jr. was not the head coach of that squad, he has been around basketball all his life. He played point guard for his father David Sr. and then coached with him so its safe to assume the Bighorns brought him in to pick up the pace and help this team score some points.
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Last season under Joel Abelson -- who left for a job with the New York Knicks, creating the vacated position -- the Bighorns made the playoffs but were ousted in the opening round as they lost their best-of-three series with the eventual Champion Fort Wayne Mad Ants two games to none.
Although they made the playoffs, the Bighorns struggled offensively finishing 15th (out of 17 teams) in points per game at 104.8. They also landed 15th in the league at 353 three pointers made on the season and 16th in three point attempts with 963. For comparison, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers attempted 2,268 three pointers last year. Its safe to assume that Reno will finish in the top-10 in both categories this season.