Friday, December 22, 2006

Lionel Sullivan not with program

Recruiting class update included

This was in Thursday's Sentinel....

"SULLIVAN UPDATE: Dakich said Lionell Sullivan, a 6-6 redshirt freshman, is currently not with the program and it is 'entirely an approach issue' which is 'all encompassing' by Sullivan. He declined to make any other comments on Sullivan."

Sullivan was never working out here. Falcon fans were attracted to him because his Mother told him to go after rebounds like they were "food," but we didn't expect him to bring a knife and fork to the game (rim shot). He had an eligibility fight with the NCAA, which the NCAA won, and he had to sit out last year, and as the quote indicates, he doesn't seem to be a Dakich kind of guy.

There are times, of course, when a guy is not "currently" with the program and gets reinstated. Kevin Netter spent more time out of the program than he did in the program. Still, this one feels permanent.

(UPDATE: The Blade had this:
“It might be permanent, I’m not sure if I’m ready to say that yet,” Dakich said.")

Below is the running tally of our recruiting post-MatelaPardonMcLeod. Beware, the story is not pretty. Eight players entered in Sullivan's class, which is actually the best we can see right now. As noted below, three of them have made no contribution to date, but some have. Which is an improvement over some previous classes, where virtually no one ocntributed.

The Bloody Recruiting Tale

Note: Only one player in three classes finished his four years at BG.

Stephen Wright--Productive player, left prior to his senior season.
Ron Lewis--Two productive seasons, no junior year. Probable All-Big Ten Selection.
Raheem Moss--26 games, two starts, 66 career points, left program. Contributing at Cleveland State.

Chris Hobson, 28 games, 51 points, left program.
Austin Montgomery 56 games, 189 points, transfered.
Reggie Harwell--Nada.
Matt Lefeld--A contributing senior and a true warrior.
Isaac Rosefelt--24 minutes, two points. Left Program.
John Floyd--Played 59 games averaging 8.4 ppg. 247 career assists Left program.


Scott Vandermeer, 60 points and 40 fouls. Transfered.
Moon Robinson, Left program after sophomore season. Transferred.
Mawel Soler, completed eligibility. Effective player, even good in spots.


Jeremy Holland--left program after one practice
Nick Wilson--left program without playing a game.
Lionel Sullivan--has apparently left school
Dusan--Is contributing as a sophomore.
Erick Marschall--appears to be legit.
Daryl Clements--Still showing signs of contributing.
Brian Moten--high credentials, didn't produce much and seemed lost. Still here.
Martin Samarco--2nd team All-MAC, legit D1 player.


Ryne Hablett--Contributing player, maybe better.
Brandon Bland--strong defender, role player at least.
Marc Larson--Getting some minutes.
Otis Polk--huge man, huge upside.
Ryan Sims--has big potential, is contributing.
Nate Miller--Too soon to tell, but will get minutes.

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