Originally Posted by Hillsdale87
The news about Abell is somewhat disappointing. I was hoping that he would be a solid contributor next season. But I guess the good news is that he's transferring because he doesn't think he'll get much playing time next year, so Crean must have a lot of confidence that the guys coming in will be able to contribute right away.
I find Abell's transfer a bit vexing myself. I thought he was a shoe-in for big minutes next year, likely to be one of the more dependable players on the roster with a decent shot at a breakout year. Even more baffling is the lack of depth at the 2. I suppose now the minutes are up for grabs between Mo Creek, Stan Robinson, and maybe Colin Hartman.
At the end of the day, one of the scholarship players needed to go (or one of the recruits Patterson'd), just really surprised Crean went with Abell.