Some Hoops Updates
A few quick bullets....first, note what Ray Mernagh of Hoopwise has to stay after watching the Falcons practice. Notice, especially, what he says about Otis Polk.
Meanwhile, on a Lionel Simmons follow up, here is what Jack Carle had in the Sentinel.
Otis Polk made three plays that made me go shi#, did he just do that? In between those plays the youngster looked like…well, a youngster. But he’s a 6-9, 285 pound package of youngster! The first two plays were shocking to me only because Polk sprang up and banged on teammates both times — for those of you not used to these rambling posts that I used to write frequently back when I wasn’t trying to sell a book 24 hours a day that last part translates to he dunked hard on two teammates. I say that was surprising because Polk doesn’t look like he has that in his arsenal off first glance, but he quickly made me a believer in his future when he impersonated a ballerina while making a light, quick-footed spin move that he punctuated by smoothly going into a jump-hook that fell nicely through the rim. When Polk gets deeper into the season and continues to absorb what he’s being spoon-fed by his coaches – while improving his conditioning, he could contribute significant minutes (maybe 12 a night but those 12 could be high impact “tick” as John Beilein would say).
BG’s Lionel Sullivan did not make the trip to Wright State and Dakich said “I don’t have a word on his status at the point. As I’ve said all year, if you’re not going to do what I want you to do, I’m not bringing you.”
OK, then. Do what he wants you to do. However, it appears he is eligible.
Tomorrow is Northern Colorado. Transfer (corrected) Nate Miller will make his Falcon debut in that one. While 6'3", I think he can provide us with depth inside with Marschall out. He was recruited to UNC-Wilmington, so he should be able to play.