I’m a big fan of Ayo, but realistically I don’t see him as a lottery pick.Ayo returning is a big win for everybody, after watching the draft there is no doubt Ayo will be a lottery pick. Nothing with help BU more than having a fighting Illini called on draft day.
It’s been reported by several sources that Kouma is very good student. So unlikely
Kouma is now listed on our roster. Doesn't that mean he has been accepted?When will Kouma get the NY State Regents Exams results?? Is there a possibility he doesn't make it academically for this season?
Agree but need size to relieve Kofi and Giorgi and not sure where Samba is at this point. Also like to see DaMonte in the guard rotation with Ayo, Trent, and Dre. At times need the fourth and certainly need him there in the future when Ayo and Dre are gone. Believe he can drive the ball and would certainly be a pain to an opposing PG.Trent, Ayo, Tevian, Kofi, Giorgi, Andres, Alan, Kipper, DaMonte, Samba. Very solid 1-10 and a very capable bench. If the first 5 start this season as many predict, then 4 out of the 5 on the bench have started games. I think that makes for a pretty good bench.
Don’t forget Andy Katz works for the BTN. You can go both ways....he watches more big ten and likes ILL or BTN pays the bills. Great publicity though.
Andy Katz also had BU as the number 2 overall hire of that coaching carousel after Archie. So he has personal stake in BU’s success for his credibility.Don’t forget Andy Katz works for the BTN. You can go both ways....he watches more big ten and likes ILL or BTN pays the bills. Great publicity though.
Not a rejoinder but I have seen a few "way too early" pre season rankings and Illinois is not listed in the top 25 so maybe we don't have to worry too much about them believing the hype. Or maybe they will see that someone has faith in them and the other ratings services do not and will try to prove something. Anyway, my question is what is Katz's power ratings? Since it has the word "power" in the title I figure it is something other than a regular rating/ranking?I never like to see a young team ranked early. More often than not, they believe the hype. I’m certain that’s not a problem with Ayo, but I’d much rather work our way up as we prove we deserve it. On the other hand, if this helps us sign a couple 5 stars in the fall I’ll take all the hype I can get!
Saying a ‘personal stake’ is a bit much. It’s not personal. He does watch/write about more BigTen games so he has a bias. But even when he was with espn, I found him to be mostly fair in his easements.Andy Katz also had BU as the number 2 overall hire of that coaching carousel after Archie. So he has personal stake in BU’s success for his credibility.