Now, that the season is over, curious to what are everyone’s thoughts on how our off-season plays out. Who do you think we add? Who leaves early/transfers? and thoughts on next year’s line-ups? Keep in mind this thread is just opinions, don’t take anything said in here as a player is thinking of leaving/transferring.
My opinion, since we’ve had at least 2 non-seniors leave every year since CMA has got here is the trend will more than likely continue, it’s just apart of college basketball these days. The two most likely guys I see transferring are Brachen Hazen and Arlando Cook.
-Hazen played the least of any of the scholarship freshmen, plus he’s at the 4-spot which is probably the most crowded position and he’s last man in that rotation. Also, he has a younger brother that is going to Valparaiso, it also could be tempting for him to go there and play with his brother.
-Cook, his minutes dropped to end the season, he only scored 2 points the last 5 games. While he showed some flashes this year he was really inconsistent, and with Bailey showing improvement and Hall coming in next year, he could be on the outside looking in on the rotation. Also, the biggest thing with Cook is he’s had a couple of tweets that made me raise my eyebrows. One earlier in the year he was complaining about playing time, and then after the season ended he tweeted something about he’d take a player that works harder over a talented player because you know what you get. Is that a reference to Bailey playing more over him vs UNC? I don’t know, but it was interesting he posted something like that right after the loss.
As far as additions, if we lose lose 2 players, that will give us 3 scholarships to work with. Obviously the staff’s #1 target right now is Zhaire Smith. Let’s say we get him. That will leave us two more spots available. I think roster is pretty much set after that, so the staff will look to add a transfer, which CMA has done every year except last off-season, that would leave us with one left. And then with the last scholarship, barring an elite recruit becoming available, they’ll probably let Glasper hold on to the scholarship another year.
If it pans out like that, roster looks like…