Re: UC Basketball is Coming!
Not too excited about this UC season. College basketball is college basketball and I will probably watch UC and OSU but Cronin disappointed me last season. With the exception of Vaughn UC will be very very inexperienced. The loss of Wright hurts based upon what he could have brought to the club but how many years had we heard that UC's incoming PG was the next Van Exel? Last season Cronin had the ability to play his freshman and he didn't play them enough. It would have been nice to see McClain, Bishop, Wilks, Mitchel, and Belton all get as much playing time as possible. Unfortunately he went with his Juco guys and left his big east recruits to ride the pine. I think the loss of Belton will hurt the team more than people think because he already has a developed inside frame.
Reik will be interesting to watch because he won't start with the team until December. I hope he doesn't bolt after his first year. I am kind of reminded of Koufos with Reik. A big guy who has the height that can land them a first round pick when they aren't ready. Hopefully this year we will see some promise. The Big East will be stacked and UC will have a tough time winning. Vaughn will help but he can't be forced to do everything, which I fear will happen.