QUOTE(skip-zip @ Mar 20 2011, 08:08 AM)
QUOTE(midmajormadness @ Mar 19 2011, 09:41 PM)
QUOTE(lilroodude @ Mar 19 2011, 08:40 PM)
From what I've heard:
Gilliam: Serious athlete.
Walsh: Amazing mid-range game.
Treadwell/Harney: Most athletic players on the Zips and the best players overall.
Don't forget about Deji Ibitayo. 6'3" with a 6'9" wingspan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk660q0bHf8
how can they be the best overall players when they have never played a collegiate game in their life?
It took until the 8th post for someone to be realistic?
I caution people about this all the time. It's fun to dream about the future, but it would be just as easy to predict that any of these guys will be a bust as opposed to a star at this point in time. Getting any kind of significant production out of a newcomer in the earlier part of their career is an ABSOLUTE luxury. Even getting some quality play can never be expected. Just look at the various new players that have come and gone from here in the last several years.
This year's Zips team was a typical example. We had a lot of new players on the roster, but we had a reasonable expectation of success because of the players that had already played, and what we knew of their proven abilities at this level. The good contributions we got from the new players were a bonus. That's the way it usually goes. The most accurate perspective right now is to imagine what will happen next year with the players who have spent time on the floor, and HOPE for a little extra from some new guys.
While I agree that you can't get too excited, I feel like the size and athleticism Treadwell and Harney possess will, at the very least, make them rotation guys next year. Also, Walsh and Gilliam should make easy transitions, as both have practiced with the team all season.
I think KD will roll with a 10 man rotation, at least to start the season:1st Unit
And If Nik's gone:1st Unit
As others have previously stated, it will be cool to watch the talent we have compete for PT, and to see KD put together a rotation from what may be the most talented roster he's had in Akron.