We should add a big in 2020 IF he’s the kind of prospect that will succeed here. That kind of player will be rare and hard to get this late in the process. I don’t want us adding a big just to add a big and then have him take up a roster spot for 2-3 years before transferring out. We’ve seen that story before.For me, I don't think the current roster of 3 is a problem. I also believe that we are only having this discussion because due to factors beyond our control, Hason arrived late. Based on his current progression, if he had been able to be here all summer, he would be getting more minutes.
Now, I think its critical to use the final spot for a big. I also think one if not both of the 2021 scholly should be bigs, The only way I wouldn't take two bigs in 2021 is of I could get some other Top 75 program changing player
Technically, Douglas is not a red shirt Junior. He should/could be considered a Senior(based on credits earned), playing with Junior status. He never redshirted officially, but was given a NCAA Medical Redshirt Exemption (which doesn't count towards the 5 years to play 4 rule of eligibility). He played 9 games at Rice, before being injured. Instead of transferring to VCU with MR and redshirting, he chose to play Junior College ball for one year which now counted as his first year of eligibility. Now, in his 2nd year at VCU, he has one remaining year of eligibility, unless of course, he were to redshirt in the future for any reason. Cory also had a postgrad year at Fork Union. Born in '96, he is currently 23 years old and will turn 24 this coming July.Douglas is a red shirt junior.
I hear you and I don't disagree.We should add a big in 2020 IF he’s the kind of prospect that will succeed here. That kind of player will be rare and hard to get this late in the process. I don’t want us adding a big just to add a big and then have him take up a roster spot for 2-3 years before transferring out. We’ve seen that story before.
IMO, it’s much more likely that we can get a good option for 2021-22 through a traditional transfer this offseason that has to sit out next season than through recruiting a high school kid this offseason late in the process or bringing in a graduate transfer after next season. Those latter 2 options are very limited and the competition is tough. Our best shot is a P5 big man that’s not getting the minutes and is being recruited over.I hear you and I don't disagree.
Feels like a bigger gamble not to bring someone in, even if we have to make a tough decision later
- I do think the staff has shown they are willing to "adjust" the roster make up when the right situation presents itself
- If we don't bring in a big, then we go into 2021 with Hason as a junior and.......
- one or more unproven freshmen
- a possible Juco or transfer new to the system