Brey has played a lot of 4 around 1 and 5 out offenses. While I am also in favor of getting another front court guy or two, great back court guys are definitely very important in Brey's system.
a transfer from FDU who already has sat out his transfer year.
Not sure which one you know about. The 2 are:
Steven Julian, 6-6, originally from Louisville, KY who went to Kaskaskia College
Chukuka Emili, 6-7, originally from New York, and then New Mexico Military Institute
I don't think this is the first time Cornell's taken a judo either.
The former seems to have gone straight to JuCo out of HS.
Not being sarcastic or a smart ass, here, so pardon my ignorance if I missed it, but has Bonzie even submitted his name for the NBA draft? I was away from the Internet for a few days, but I haven't seen his name mentioned as having entered the draft. It seems as though a lot of underclassmen have done so, but I haven't seen Bonzie listed among them. I thought he said near the end of the regular season that he was definitely returning for his senior year. Did I miss something?
It sort of seems like Brey may have to twist Bonzie's arm to declare just so he can receive a draft evaluation.
And the loss was on the road. A good season indeed.
It's a really, really bad way to choose the best team. I think a 16-team, best-of-three (games Friday through Sunday for four weeks) with 1 vs 16, 2 vs 15, etc., would be much better for choosing a champ (and also the best for the NCAA's "student-athlete" mantra, though of course that's largely a facade). It'd also make the regular season much more interesting.
But it would not be as much fun as March currently is.
Tony Romo starts a game for the Cowboys in 2017 than Bonzie leaving ND a year early.
His family wants him to get his degree and there is no money issue with his family to my knowledge.
His stock will not improve or dip by staying. He's going to be a second round pick at best (who probably will have to play pro ball overseas). He enjoys being a college kid.
College players returning for senior seasons usually hurts their stock (the lure of upside is diminished). In terms of DJ, he was also worried that the 2017 was heralded as being loaded with high upside one and done point guards. He was right. Joel Berry has to factor this for his decision.
Grad transfer with 2 years of eligibility left. He could be a Ryan replacement (although more athletic).
Also, Cam Johnson is probably looking for something we can't offer-a chance to play as a 3 or even a 2 and be the main man. That's what he would have been at Pitt, and I doubt he is looking for less. We would use him as a 4 in a 4 and out (like VJ) and he would have to guard power forwards. I doubt Brey would sit 1 of MF, Rex or Gibbs to let Johnson start and star.
I was thinking more of a backup, an insurance plan.