Last season's results created a lot of unrest among fans and season ticket holders. The hope of a better season went down in a barrage of three pointers.
While we lament and chirp, the coaching staff has been on a "restless" mission to revamp and rearm our roster.
That means managing the ins and outs and having a pipeline to do some horse trading to get us back in the race.
To that end, Matt Turner and Julian Roche have decided to leave and seek playing time elsewhere. In addition, Omar Silverio has opted out of his commitment to SCU.
That gives the staff three more scholarships to add some beef to a skinny lineup. And it's beef they are seeking. Close to adding two bigs 6'9 to 7'0 to plug the freeway in the middle. With these additions, plus newcomers Wertz, Ducsasse, and Justice, it will bring the Sendek roster picks to nine. Significant.
Starters KJ Feagin, Matt Hauser, and role player Henrik Jadersten come back in the hopes of getting better production from veterans.
I expect another change or two may also happen.
What does it mean?
I think it means we'll really see if the "process" works or not.
Recruiting is more about fit and feel vs stats. It's about guys who have a "chip" on their shoulder to compete. There are a few home runs and a lot of strikeouts. This upcoming season will be a test of the coaching staff's R.P.I. Recruits Performance Improvement.
In the next few weeks the Adidas, Nike, and AAU prep tournaments will be played; where high school talent is showcased. International looks are also in play.
Some may say that the transfer out and in from SCU is worrisome. I think it's normal. The NCAA MBB transfer traffic has surged in the past five years. It's become a freeway loaded with kids and parents expectations waiting to be fulfilled.
Expect some new signees in the next four to five weeks. Think BIG.
BIG men in the middle, BIG rosters changes; which hopefully leads to a BIG improvement on the floor.
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