As always, a great from Kevin on PC’s recent red shirting results. I always love a good Jeff Parmer reference to make me want to bang my head on the keyboard on a Monday morning.
With a potential frontcourt glut, (a dangerous assumption considering four of the six have never played D1 basketball and Ray Hall hoisted a grand total of nine shots a season ago) and Keno Davis’ history of redshirting freshmen at PC, talk will heat up over the next two weeks about who will be redshirted this season.
Peterson’s productivity cannot be replaced. Senior swingman Marshon Brooks will be relied on to be the Friars top scoring threat. The 6’5” Brooks averaged 14.2 points per game last year. He reminds me in many ways of NBA player Josh Childress. Brooks will need to become more aggressive and not just rely on his outside shooting in order to be a legitimate threat.
Some Friar fan I am. I incorrectly guessed that Kadeem Batts was the youngest scholarship player on the roster - even though he redshirted last year, I could have sworn I read somewhere he was still the youngest. Good work by those Friar Tweeps who were correct.
I’m posting this article from over the weekend that was put out before the scrimmage, because that’s pretty much the only details available on the internet.
No media or fans are allowed in to watch or chronicle what happens. Davis cannot say who or when he’s playing, but the Friars will spend Saturday afternoon playing at Stony Brook in Long Island, N.Y.
stalking sleuthing on Social Media, I can report that the Friars did beat Stony Brook. A source also told me that sophomore guard Duke Mondy did not play due to the same injury that kept him off the court for the Mal Brown game. However, he was back practicing Sunday so I’m guessing he will be ready to go for the other exhibition game next weekend.
The Clippers are now 0-3 after their latest loss on Sunday. Ryan Gomes started again, but only put up 7 points and 5 rebounds in 25 minutes.
Gomes is averaging 5.3 PPG and 3.7 RPG so far.