Would love a Manek commit before Sat.😐
Would love a Manek commit before Sat.😐
It will be interesting to see if Hubert follows in Roy's (and K's) footsteps and is very focused and stingy with his offers or if he uses the scattergun approach like Self and some others. Clearly you can be successful each way.I know we things a little different around here, but other schools like Kentucky offer EVERYBODY.. they aren't going to take a chance and miss out and be left with nothing. They already offered Harmon from Oklahoma as well as lots of others. We need to be more aggressive and not just offer 2 players only.
If I'm counting right, we now have 11 scholarship players - assuming Bacot sticks around.Who else are we looking at now that Bishop is gone??
|Scholarship Count (max 13 per season)|
|Class||Scholarships Available (13)|
Scholarships Used (11)
|SR (2)||Black, Manek|
|JR (2)||Bacot, McKoy|
|SO (5)||Davis, Harris, Johnson, Love, Walton|
|FR (2)||Dunn, Styles|
I agree a big to back up Bacot should be the next man to bring on boardAssuming Bacot returns, UNC has eleven recruited scholarship players. The only glaring need is a backup Center. I was about to suggest Joey Brunk, but he transferred from Indiana to Wisconsin tonight. UNC needs a big to protect the rim when Bacot is out for a rest or foul trouble or injury. Chances are that a nice defensive Center will become available before September. 1.
Can't remember which year but a recent one...I looked up heights of starters in the ACC and there was only one team other than UNC with a PF over 6'7. I think Leaky might even be more suited to a 4 in modern college bball.Leaky would need to bulk up - something he hasn't done much in 3 years.
Question - Does UNC pay free turition to the children of teachers and coaches, if so Lebo would not need a scholarship.I hope Hubert just waits this out for the next several weeks and wait for that no brainer kid for a back-up to Bacot. No need to rush.
I'm thinking that he gives one to Lebo's son for one year.
2021 Depth Chart
Class Scholarships Available (13)
Scholarships Used (11)
Scholarship Count (max 13 per season) SR (2) Black, Manek JR (2) Bacot, McKoy SO (5) Davis, Harris, Johnson, Love, Walton FR (2) Dunn, Styles 2021 2022
2020/2021 Depth Chart
SR JR SO FR 22 PG Love CG Davis
Dunn W Black McKoy Johnson
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I've wondered about that, too. I'd still like to see him put on some muscle. And maybe join some football team contact drills.Can't remember which year but a recent one...I looked up heights of starters in the ACC and there was only one team other than UNC with a PF over 6'7. I think Leaky might even be more suited to a 4 in modern college bball.
Good question. Does anyone know?
UNC staff can get free tuition up to a certain number of credit hours per semester. It’s only a class or two. I don’t think kids get a free ride, but likely do get preferential view for admission.Good question. Does anyone know?
I'd also like another big, but do we have a good wing starter? Love/Walton/Manek/Bacot seem like near locks to start to me, but after that... There's some question marks about all of Davis/Harris/McCoy/Leaky. I suppose there aren't any top wings out there, but if there was I think that'd be a bigger need.As do I. Bacot and Manek will both be gone after next season. We must start rebuilding our front line.
Last piece Heels need is a center to backup Mondo. Davis cannot wait too long adding a piece since many of these kids in the portal are making decisions. Cannot go into next season with only one big
I understand. I also agree that Love, Walton, Manek, and Bacot are locks to start.There's some question marks about all of Davis/Harris/McCoy/Leaky. I suppose there aren't any top wings out there, but if there was I think that'd be a bigger need.
Bummer. He looked like he could play starter minutes backing up both Bacot and Manek. Plus he has 2 seasons of eligibility.
Getting Manek and a backup center should help. But we can't control whether some pro team(s) will make guarantees that appeal to him.It's not happening.
Bacot is coming back.I'm rooting for Day'Ron Sharpe to ditch his agent and return for another year.
He can do that, right?
That would solve our front court problem for a year.
It would make recruiting for the following year an even bigger priority, though.
Sorry to hear about your back issues.I understand. I also agree that Love, Walton, Manek, and Bacot are locks to start.
As for wings: Love and Davis didn’t play well together last season. We can speculate as to why, but they simply didn’t. Harris was recovering from 2 ACL surgeries. He played well right after he came back, but seemed to hit the wall thereafter. I think his lack of conditioning may have been the issue. Black just hasn’t developed anything like I thought he might. Unless he improves greatly, I would severely limit his time. He certainly wouldn’t start. I love the young man, he just doesn’t seem to have any alpha dog in his mental makeup.
I’m unsure what McKoy will contribute, he does seem to be a smart, coachable player with good size. Perhaps never a star, but a continuity guy? Styles might wind up getting a lot of PT at SF, particularly if Black and Harris aren’t producing. Dunn could get some burn too. We simply must get more productivity from the SG/SF wing spots. Almost complete lack of scoring/rebounding from those two spots killed us last year.
Roy’s success as a coach has been largely predicated on dominating the boards and forcing tempo. The last 2-3 years we’ve struggled mightily to score, while continuing to rebound well. I think our inability to hit perimeter shots, allowing defenses to sag down and clog the lane, has been perhaps the biggest factor in our scoring woes. If our PF is going to be roaming the perimeter, we have to shoot much better because our rebounding is going to suffer. Everyone is going to have to hit the boards hard to compensate, including our guards.
Will that open up our offense and create better scoring opportunities? In theory, it could. But guys still have to make shots, including FT’s(we were simply inept at the line, no way to sugarcoat it).
Sorry for the lengthy post, recurring back issues keep me up half the night.
He probably feels his better bet to get on a NBA team would be to be in the G League next season instead of college. I tend to agree with him, he's going to crush workouts and he was apparently our best player in practices last year. Scouts will drool over him.That seems weird. Why would you leave without a guaranteed contract? That just doesn't make sense to me.
He probably feels his better bet to get on a NBA team would be to be in the G League next season instead of college. I tend to agree with him, he's going to crush workouts and he was apparently our best player in practices last year. Scouts will drool over him.
Probably right, and they may have to. But I don't think they'd be good in that role.I also think Leaky could play 4 and Manek/McCoy could play 5 in a pinch.