April 6, 2016 at 10:42 pm #26343
Tweet from VC that he is leaving. Damn. He had a very good year off the bench.
So, if my math is correct we we will have 10 schollie players next year.?????
If DC takes a 5th yr 11. Even with DC only 4 Gs.
So what does Doc do? Another short roster to even out graduation flow? Possible if DC can and does take his 5th. If not, what then?
April 6, 2016 at 11:49 pm #26345
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Here we go again. Who’s nextApril 7, 2016 at 12:11 am #26346
Was he spooked by Jordan Cohen? Figures he can start somewhere else? Really impressed with his increased contribution this year. Well, best of luck Tyler.
April 7, 2016 at 12:17 am #26348
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No idea. Issue now is not why but what does Doc do now?? Right now we have 4 Gs on the roster for next yr. DC becomes crucial IMO.
Remarkable how quickly we went from a G centric roster to a F heavy squad. Hell, we look like a usual Pard roster.
April 7, 2016 at 12:28 am #26350
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AP, KR, KL JC, BA also Covington has still not committed according to VC. If we weren’t coming off of this past year of injuries I would not be overly concerned.April 7, 2016 at 12:35 am #26351
Hard to consider BA a G, really a SF swing player. Guess he could be. A scorer but not much of a ball handler so far.April 7, 2016 at 1:20 am #26352
Bummer to lose Jenkins because he seemed like a good kid, brought energy, and it continues the roster upheaval. Statistically speaking though, he played 8.6 minutes per game on a thin team and averaged more turnovers than assists.
I count 4 scholarship guards next year (Ross, Price, Leufroy, Cohen) and maybe 5 if DC returns. If Alston comes back and plays solid minutes at the 3 (expected) and Holba plays some at the 3 (possible), that leaves a good portion of Price’s minutes at the 2. With Leufroy playing the 1 and 2, and Cohen hopefully contributing at the 1 and 2 – it doesn’t seem too bad from a minutes standpoint. Obviously the wild cards are further defections and injuries.
Covington and Ryan Daly still available. Also, Paul Jorgensen who ended up at GW but had Lehigh as a finalist in 2014 is also transferring after his soph year. There are still guys out there as HS seniors and transfers if the staff wants to bring someone in.April 7, 2016 at 3:37 am #26354
Not overly concerned. TJ added very little, easily replaceable. I hope DC not back. We can find a guard or two through transfer or late signee. Core intact.April 7, 2016 at 3:52 am #26358
Hope you are right. Will doc spend a schollie this year?
Core intact? Well in a way sure. AP,KL and KR and TK. BA back to come off the bench ? The rest of the squad are 1st yr players.Zero experience. No matter the HS rep iffy to have your entire bench with no game experience. A tremendous amount of potential for sure.
Another interesting year.April 7, 2016 at 2:44 pm #26359
I’m not ready to start doing this to myself yet, but I am more concerned than other posters here.
If DC doesn’t stay, we have 5 guys returning with college court experience, across 3 classes. One of those is BA, with one season of experience, and returning from an ACL.
Zero minutes of backup PG experience.April 7, 2016 at 3:23 pm #26360
I think you have to look with a little perspective on this one. He was a bit of a tweener for me (somewhere between D1 and D2/D3), probably not a D1 basketball player, and probably better served at a lower level.
He is not as big a loss at MS was last year. He saw same thing MS probably saw, an All Conference player at his position in front of him, who will command 30+ minutes a night, and the same class year.
I never had a ton of confidence with him on the floor, although he did hold his own, and contributed at times. His 3 point shooting seemed to improve. But, he scored a grand total of 77 points in 2 seasons (37 games). So, about 1 basket per game we are losing, and as noted above his A/T ratio was pretty poor. I think KL can cover those minutes or Cohen, pretty easily. BA could also play a little PG in a pinch, as could AP.
I don’t think there is any way DC stays next year. If we couldn’t find a spot for a player like AD, I think coaches happy to bring in new talent to replace DC. His career wasn’t exactly stellar, due to injury or another reason. 29 points in his first 3 seasons, followed by 105 this year, or about 3 ppg. Just not athletic enough, and no burst or explosiveness. Mediocre shooter.
I don’t think this is the case, but you have to wonder if staff is giving off a vibe that these guys are better off transferring, as they have upgraded the talent level in the BR era. Many schools encourage transfers, not typically academic places, but perhaps the staff has made it known that playing time will be very limited if you stay. You would see that more with a new coach, not an established one, but a lot of transfers recently at Lehigh, after very few for a long period. But, most guys headed home to play more for lesser programs.
The name that really is intriguing to me was brought up by Bum earlier, Paul Jorgensen. Kid is a really good player, played a fair amount on the NIT championship team, and may have started for GW next year. Odd transfer, but he would look great at Lehigh in the future. Looks like he played his HS ball in NJ, but from NYC area. So, would be slightly closer to home. Not next year, as he would be sitting out, but kid would be great in PL. Vaughn Covington still sitting out there uncommitted, as well.April 7, 2016 at 3:53 pm #26362
No TJ loss not as big as MS. I have no idea why or where he is transferring to. A bit deceiving to rely on career stats to minimze TJ and DC. For DC, last yr was his first healthy season. Iused to cringe when either came into a game. By the second half of last season I didn’t. Both brought enegy and production onto the court. The fall off we expected no longer occured. Agree with todd’s point. I think we could miss those 8-10 minute breaks that they gave us when starters got a breather. Do think BA can bring some quick O when he comes on. Question is whether he will still be clueless on D. Hope not.Guessing that MH will start at 4. A casting call approach at backing up PG does not usually work very well. Otherwise a frosh backup. He may be very good. Will he be as a frosh?April 7, 2016 at 4:24 pm #26363
Hate to see anyone leaving the program, but understand that his minutes were capped as long as KR is healthy (probably same issue as MS last year)
this will give Cohen a chance to get more minutes which will let coaches know if he is the guy to fill KR’s shoes in 2 years and pay dividends down the road
As to next year, with KR logging 30+ minutes a game, just need to get by with JC, KL, AP at point for a short time, Don’t see that as a big issueApril 7, 2016 at 4:52 pm #26364
I don’t know if I am repeating anyone else since I’m limited to time today but here are my 2 thoughts.
1.)My first reaction is much the same as with MS last year. Unless there are issues outside of playing minutes, I still think it’s foolish to give up a paid Lehigh degree and a real shot at going to the Big Dance for a downward move (although w don’t know yet whether that is the case). I liked the young man for his energy on the bench.
2.) Injuries are now my big concern again. On a very decimated squad, TJ got about 8 mpg last year. JC2 appears to be the real deal to back up KR. In an emergency, KL can fill that roll. The wing which is really a hybrid 2/3 in Lehigh’s system, will have plenty of competition for minutes. Without substantial injuries, we will be fine. If we mirror this past season injury-wise, depth will be a big issue. If we can get another high quality player for 2016, we need to do it. I just prefer that we don’t sacrifice quality for quantity.April 7, 2016 at 8:44 pm #26365
Just in case anyone wants to peruse the growing list.
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