- Nov 2, 2013
So.....I just went back and listened to the May MR show to see if my memory was correct. In May, MR stated the plan was to redshirt BMB. Wes even referenced the upcoming discussion around a one time transfer waiver and MR still felt BMB would be better served to spend a year getting better.
Now obviously, no one imagined that they(NCAA) would give additional eligibility(something MR didn't seem to be excited about or at least stated he needed more information in October). So on the one hand, it is nice that BMB can get some true run and still have two more years to contribute after the development MR mentioned. At the same time, that means that someone(s) will be playing less minutes. Just curious what was a deciding factor in requesting and getting a waiver.
........Now if someone leaves after the first semester.........
Not real jacked about it. He is tall. I want more minutes for Ward, not less.
I completely agree. I was just noting even if he plays one min a game that is one less minute someone else plays. Just an observation, nothing more nothing lessWith him getting an extra year of eligibility, you aren't losing anything by having him eligible this year. Coach Rhoades can play him as much, or as little, as he wants and still get two more years out of him. To me that's a win, win. Just like Hasan Ward getting an extra year of eligibility is a win, win. And foul trouble/bench depth down low definitely shouldn't be a problem this season with one more big body available.
Love it! Having a true shot blocker at the rim changes everything with our defense on the outside...Nice problem to have in terms of playing time. We've been begging for years to have depth and true size in the frontcourt. This is the biggest VCU team I can remember. Are we now the biggest team in the A10?
No one said it and I am making an assumption because we just added another player to the rotation who happens to play the same position unless Ward is moving to the 4. So who is the odd man out? I can't see 4 guys playing at the 5.Who says Ward is going to get less minutes? You are making a huge assumption. Foul trouble will dictate how much time the big bodies get this year probably more than anything else. And it gives VCU so many more options regarding lineups. VCU could easily go big with two big bodies down low and three guards.