The program is in a pretty good place when we get a three star recruit who had multiple power school offers and we say "yeah, he can give us some depth in the front court."
Foster looks like a solid piece of the puzzle. Seems like a good student who had some Ivy league offers coming out of high school also. I suspect if we see a lot of him we'll see flashes of why he was so highly ranked coming out of high school.
The thing I like about this class is that it looks like we got what we needed. We added depth at the guard spots and got bigger and more athletic in the front court.
Still not sure who is leaving and how many spots we still have to fill. If we're still looking for a big guy, they don't come bigger than Rozelle Nix who is leaving Pitt as a grad transfer - 6'11 and 300lbs.
Sorry to see Lands go. I thought he could have been a nice player for us if he could clear up his injury situation. There are certainly a lot of chances now for any incoming big to get some minutes. Only Charles and Stire returning players who have any minutes.
I actually don't see Costa Anderson as the "odd man out." I liked what he did last year and wanted him to get more minutes. Honestly, I thought he probably had to play out of position at the PG spot.
The chance to add a proven guard to the mix of what we have coming back would be amazing. We didn't have that much depth at the back court last year so Maitland could really make for something special.
The other nice part about Maitland, he's already got a win again Siena (last year's CBI)
First off, congrats Click. We can start calling this the Click Clack Invitational now.
Also, the ugliness of last night's game wasn't all on the officials. Carolina shot 57% from the free throw line and 4-27 from three. Watching 23 missed three point shots and a bunch of missed free throws isn't fun no matter what the refs are doing.
Compared to last year's Villanova - UNC game which was amazing. Both teams shot over 50% from three and much better from the line.
Kind of surreal to watch a UA signee playing on ESPN in April and having the announcers talking about your program. Thought Healy played pretty well against a high level of talent. The difference in the frontcourt was pretty apparent Montverde has some good CAA/A10 guys and LaLumiere had a front court that looked like it could play in any of the power conferences.
With the exception of the last week, I thought this was a fun season because we were so young coming into it and expectations were kind of low.
Looking back, in the 2000s I thought we had some good players and good teams that dropped off after certain guys left. In the 2010s I think we have a good program and have shown we can win when the faces change.
Where do I buy a ticket? Do I get my own season seat I normally sit in?
Also, how many rounds in the CIT?
How would any of us know that yet lol. I'm sure an email with the information will be sent out by Athletics. I mean maybe Wednesday knowing their history of communication hah. Hopefully tonight or tomorrow.
As for rounds the link I posted has that information.....
MONDAY, MARCH 13 Coach John McLendon Classic
Norfolk State (17-16) @ Liberty (19-13) 7:05 pm
TUESDAY, MARCH 14 Hugh Durham Classic
Saint Francis (16-16) @ Jacksonville (17-15) 7:00 pm