I don't even know if Green Bay has even offered. Green Bay could be finished recruiting, sure sounded like it in the article posted by Venci today. If we are done then so be it. I am excited for next year!
My guess is we pick up another transfer sometime that sits out. With preseason starting in June, guys from other programs will start to realize lack there of playing time for the up coming season and then want to leave.
I don't have a clue who it could be but that's my gut feeling.
Post by thetulsawarrior on May 6, 2017 20:51:08 GMT -6
I agree with uscg, the Nix will pick up at least one new recruit in the coming weeks. With two transfer players(Cohan and Schwartz) sitting out the season they need someone who can play immediately. UWM is pretty deep in point guards so Kale might not find that as attractive as Green Bay. I have no knowledge of the final out come of the Anthony Brown legal issue. In the best of all world I'd like to see him given a second chance. Again, I don't know if that ship has sail. I'm sure his brother knows. Darner invested two years with Anthony and no matter what you have to be pulling for Brown to land on his feet and be appreciated.
My prediction is a JUCO or an immediately eligible transfer. With two scholarships open Kale would be someone who deserves a D1 offer.
An old Chinese curse, "May you live in Interesting times." Darner and staff are living that the past few days.
I know this will sound bad, especially since he might be interested but Kale isn't a D1 player. He has good handles for sure but isn't that athletic and I don't see him getting shots up or getting to the rim in the HL. Anderson's stats weren't that great in the HL and Kale isn't as good as Anderson IMO. I would love to be proven wrong though and certainly wouldn't root against him.
I think Philip Flory would be a better add. He can shoot, has size and is more athletic. I haven't heard much about his future of late, does anyone else know what he is doing?
Virshon Cotton is small and I don't see him playing in the HL. I do like how he plays and he does have a nice jumper. For GB I think they need someone more ready to play.
Until proven otherwise I think Anthony Brown is coming back. When Turner didn't make it they found Bains. When Anderson left they tried to get McKnight. When Brown left the team they never tried to replace him...
Also, I am intrigued by Kyle McKinley from NE CC. He is from just over the border in Stillwater, MN and is 6'10". He went to Albany but sat out and then played one year at NECC. His stats aren't great but he would have 3 years left to play. He has some moves inside, passes well from the high and low post and moves well in transition. I think he must want to go higher than mid major but he would be a perfect center for 2 years and then he could be a grad transfer if he pans out. If he doesn't improve he can be solid role player and make an easy commute for family to home games. I have no clue if there is mutual interest but I think this roster needs another big guy and he would fit the bill of what I believe they need.
Post by thetulsawarrior on May 11, 2017 15:21:50 GMT -6
In the Brown issue, we don't know the full story and can only wish the young man well.
Back to the future -- two scholarships are open and with two players sitting out who have transferred into the program it sure would be nice to get a couple of immediately eligible players. GB has had success on that front over the years under several coaches. The Nix could use a proven rebounder or someone with some pounds on them -- a Charles Cooper type. Anderson was the point guard of the future and that means someone has to fill that role. Anthony Brown would have been a nice fit for Darner's system. That won't happen. Can Hankerson, Small and Pipes be point guard by committee? Even before the late develops of this season I felt Hankerson could have a breakout 2017-18. He's versatile and can play 3 positions.
There are still some good options for recruits among immediately eligible transfers and JUCO's. It wouldn't surprise me if Darner is receiving calls from coaching friends. The danger is taking someone who isn't right for team chemistry.
Post by thetulsawarrior on May 16, 2017 18:41:39 GMT -6
Now there's one scholarship left. Mission accomplished -- Parham gives the Nix more rebounding, experience up front and and helps balancing the scholarship table. Darner and Company have done an outstanding job dealing with some last minute departures. My final question about the 2017-18 roster -- is the point guard position covered adequately? In the best of all worlds a junior of senior point guard would be a home run.