"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Recruiting Updates

C/PF Bryce Webster chose Minnesota over MU earlier this week. Good luck, Bryce. While losing Webster is disappointing, MU will return five post players for the '06-'07 season (Burke, Kinsella, Amoroso, Lott, Barro). Nobody knows how effective this bunch will be, however.

Now its onto Lazar Hayward, Jonathan Mitchell, and perhaps Thinjin Moses or Paul Bayer among others for Tom Crean. While losing Webster stings, IMHO MU's biggest needs for this class might be:

- a pure three point shooter;
- a versatile forward who can play the 3/4 slots comfortably.

Losing Novak leaves MU without a great shooter on the roster going into the '06-'07 season. Perhaps Hayward can fill that role. As for the combo forward, MU does not have one on the roster right now, though Amoroso seems like he might be able to fill the role as needed (though he's more of a 4 than a 3).


Anonymous said...

I was really hoping Bryce would sign with the GE. He would have fit in well. The Big Ten has had good years , but looks a bit lean compared to the Big East. Maybe he felt the comp would be easier in the Big Ten thereby increasing his notoriety and value.
I really looked forward to him in the blue and gold.

Anonymous said...

I saw "losing Novak" in this post - i looked elsewhere and see no news or postings about this. What happened?

TB said...

Losing Novak ... as in he's out of eligibility after this season.