That’s exactly right. It came from a guy on 103.7 the Buzz. Justin made mention of how we were over the limit and asked (don’t know the reporter) if he had an idea of who it would be and he said, “Justice Hill”, Justin asked him if that was a guess or did he have sources, “I overheard it from one of the Arkansas coaches.”
I might be paraphrasing slightly, but that is what I heard too.
This is just me…but Hill doesn’t make sense as the player to be removed to get us to the number. It would seem more likely someone that plays a 3 or a small 4 since we have some transfers coming in that fit that mold and some that are already here. Again, just spit balling but it would surprise me if Hill. As RD always says though, these thing are and will always be fluid!
The size (relatively speaking) that we have is Chaney, Osabuhein, Henderson, Cylla and Bailey. We lost Gafford and Ali from last year’s team and only added Cylla. I don’t think we can afford to lose any of them.
Since Ali didn’t play a single minute in a Hog uni, it’s not accurate to say we “lost” him. Never had him to begin with. Henderson wasn’t much better. I don’t disagree that we’re short on size, but that’s why Muss is getting the big bucks. He’s chosen to completely revamp the roster and that means somebody has to leave. We all thought MA would have had to do the same thing if he didn’t get whacked.
College Basketball has lots of guard oriented teams that have gone deep in the NCAA tournament. In fact ,the Triplet team that made the Final Four had Schall and very little else in the front court. Dr Counce was a point forward before the pundits knew what to call his play.
There was a very good Illinois team that had 3 great college guards that gave North Carolina all they wanted in the Final Four about 10 years ago. The Warriors have shown that a smaller team stocked with deadly shooters can win in the Division Final in the NBA. Keeping unskilled players at the 4 has been a glaring weakness for the past 3 years. I would prefer a skilled guard to our hold overs that played at the 4. The old traditional team of 2 guards, 2 forwards, and a center is seldom used in today’s game. Quick shooters are the key. Look at Auburn this year. The quickness of their players and their 3 point shooting almost won a National Championship.
The last thing we need to do is keep players that can’t score. IbI is gone and at least 2 more should follow. Play Chaney and Cylla. If Vanover can get a hardship and play this year, you can rotate these 3 and have a decent frontcourt. If need be, Jones and Moss could play a stretch 4 for a small ball 5. Hopefully, we can get some bigs next year and that should round out the roster.