QUOTE(Dave in Green @ Mar 21 2011, 10:45 AM)
It's certainly understandable how these rumors start. Euton's redshirt was burned when it was thought that B. McKnight might be done for the season, and that he might be able to provide some of McKnight's missing instant offense. He ended up riding the bench and essentially wasting a full season of his eligibility. I'm sure he wishes he was playing for a team where he either got some decent PT or redshirted the whole first season.
It's interesting to consider the possibility that Euton may think he doesn't have the ability to earn significant PT with the Zips. This is a guy who played at a high level on a high level HS basketball team that played other national HS powerhouses across the country. This is a guy who was once committed to a full scholarship at the University of Kentucky. Even if the finished product was not up to current UK standards (not many HS players are), he should have what it takes to contribute to the Zips.
This is all pure speculation. But there are many reasons why Euton might be considering transferring from UA, if that rumor has any legs at all. Some students really do get homesick going to college far from home, and end up transferring closer to home. There's also the possibility that he's been watching Egner, Treadwell and Harney develop, and is not sure if he can beat them all out for PT.
Then there's the possibility that this is all baloney, and Euton can't wait for next season to start and have the opportunity to play a role in taking the Zips back to another NCAA tournament.
To borrow a phrase from an old Led Zeppelin song:
Lots of people talking but few of them know .....
First off ... I could not
find any reference to Euton on Bobkitties
. Not say that its not
there. Just that with extensive looking I found zero reference to Euton on that board.
Euton with his size is well suited to play with his back to the basket. Zeke was not comfortable
with it at first. It is a learned skill. Euton is certainly capable. Plus, backing Zeke insures
plenty of PT minutes. Much more so than competing with the plethora of forwards.
Perhaps it was wishful thinking on some one's part. Ohio has a well known and recent history of
poaching. Slime does that.