While the combination of the inability to physically connect with prospects and the proliferation of players going the transfer route, it seems like a whole new season is being created. I am wondering if a number of players are banking on the belief that the NCAA is moving to a more liberal transfer policy. I didn't catch all of our AD's on line connection yesterday, but in trying to piece some of the responses together it seems like nothing is going to happen to the NCAA transfer question, with respect to putting a new policy in place, which would seemingly make it too late for the player or the school to know if they can play right away for fall. I am wondering if this plays out in the recruitment of Prince Oduro, Bonnie prospective transfer target from Siena/Miss St. Bona's particular need IMO, is for a player who can play next year, particularly with respect to a big. I am guessing that Prince is/or has applied for a waiver to the transfer rule. This seemingly would complicate Bona's decision. Unless, Coach Schmidt and co. take two players and then hold his last scholarship as he has done in the past, thinking that he'd have a ship for the next year or see what happens with Prince's case and make the decision when the decision on the waiver is known. Of course this is all based on the premise that Prince would choose Bona's.
Can’t really blame Matt. I think in his limited time he showed he can play, but the combination of Kyle’ s crazy minutes, Jaren’s ability to play the point, and A.J.’s ability to cover the point when needed really cut into any potential PT for next year and beyond. I hope he finds the right spot to land. I wouldn’t be surprised if next year he and Bobby combine for 20 plus PPG and impressive RPG and APG numbers as well. These guys have a lot of talent, but at Bonas sit behind guys who also have a lot of talent and have proven they can play.
If you think about it, talented players leaving because there just isn’t enough PT available with all the other talents on the team says something positive about the state of the Program. In years past, losing this much talent would have significantly hurt our prospects, but for the various reasons already discussed on tthis board, these two losses really shouldn’t hurt us on the court.