I love my terps! As we all do! And I know that everyone has been going back in forth in their minds and on this board as to what would happen if JW left for the NBA.
Don't get it twisted, If JW leaves, there will be a huge void left in the middle of the line-up. However, in these situations, when you lose one part of the offense, another is bound to step in and if not replace, but repilcate the production.
Let me explain:
Teams were able to key in on JW because we didn't have a legit dead-eye shooter. Because of this, at the end of the season, JW's numbers went down and his effectiveness had almost been neutralized, Who benefited from this...Terrell Stoglin!
Forward to next year...
1. Nick Faust Live!
2. A sophomore Hawk
3. A more polished Stogs and ever dependable MVPe
Teams will have to respect the scoring ability of Stogs and the shots of Hawk and Faust
What this does is open up the potential for a breakout year for two or at least one of our bigs. We still don't know what we get with Pankey, however, I can guaruntee you that we would get more from him then if we had signed Hubert. You can't teach 6'9" and he has that legit height. Bruenig, also at 6'9", will be there to fill the void left by Dino. I believe (and this is just my belief) that Bruenig can step right in and do alot of the things that Dino did for us in his Junior year, leading to a breakout Sophomore year for him!
PADGE HAS A BREAKOUT YEAR THIS YEAR! If JW leaves, someone has to step up, he just may be the guy!
I believe that we are more athletic than we were last year.
2. Nick Faust
Listen, I know its tough to swallow a possible JW departure, however, all can still be right with the world. This team is going to have to pick it up and continue to run and outlast its opponents. More respect for shooters opens up the middle for our athletic bigs.
Expectations are low right now for this team and thats just how Gary Likes it!!!