this is what i think the rotation will be for next years team: starters and backups. assuming we land kelly and jorgenson and heckmann stays.
anderson, kelly, odio
dragicevich, heckmann, owens
BCEagles25 wrote: Brablc wrote:
eagle9903 wrote:I don't want Heckmann to leave.
I'm with that. He's one of our better 3 point shooters and defenders. He does need to really work on his ball-handling though.
He seems to be getting the whole "one man team" thing out of his head. He made some good passes and played good D tonight. Really the first game where I can say that Heckmann didn't have to score to be useful.
Without being a dick: what you listed is our full (scholarship) roster, not an actual rotation (if that was even your intention). Nobody goes 12 players deep. For one thing, I would be SHOCKED if we land both Kelly and Jorgenson. I'd say 60-70% chance Kelly comes and 30-40% chance Jorgenson comes - I'd be interested in any updates on these two, btw. Something about Jorgenson makes me not trust him, and he seems really wishy-washy. I bet he goes Creighton. As for Kelly, I think having Owens will help get him here.
Additionally, there are only so many minutes to go around. Exhibit A, Daniels saw he was getting pushed out this fall by two superior players, and he hit the road. It would appear that Dragicevich and Heckmann would be competing for minutes, regardless of how similar/dissimilar their games are. Now if you're Heckmann, do you jump to a German pro league based off this season's performance getting 25 mpg, or do you wait until after next year when you're probably getting 15-20 mpg. I just don't see his incentive to stay. No matter how much people hate on Heckmann here, I don't see his loss as a positive. That being said, it will certainly be mitigated by Dragicevich, and I don't think we'll miss him much (Humphrey who???)
Another interesting battle will be Kelly vs. Odio. Don't want to get into a Lenny vs. Carl debate, but despite not seeing Kelly play I feel confident that he will be more physical and provide more of what this team is missing. Odio made great strides over this past year, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him get passed over by a younger, hungrier player.
Rotation: Anderson, Hanlan, Rahon, Dragicevich, Clifford, Jackson, Kelly, Owens
Bench: Odio, Rubin, Donahue, Caudill
I love this team and how far it's come - there's so much potential. It sucks that losses to NCST and WF cancel out the perceived improvement, but it is definitely there. The roster above will absolutely compete for an NCAA bid next year, and if Jorgenson comes, they will surely get it.