By: FREE QUEBEC (6,340 posts) - 3/20/2006 4:42:00 PM

Very interesting

Scroll down to Omar's quotes.  He says that Montrell will be here net year.   First thing anyone has heard on the subject to my knowledge.   We sure could have used him today to bolster our pressure and give another ball handler/slasher/ball pressure specialist to replace Regis while he was struggling.   Now that the season has played out, I truly believe that his 14 minutes a game was the difference between us being a top 10 team (with him) and more like a top 15 or 20 team without him.

P.S.  I love the fact that Omar said publicly that it seemed like the refs were letting Duke play on the defensive end more than GW.  Damn straight Omar and I don't think the players should feel afraid of being called whiners for telling it like it is.

By: BIGFAN (2,829 posts) - 3/18/2006 9:49:00 PM

That's a good eye, FQ.

Don't know if it was just a force of habit, though. And he didn't mention Danilo, who is quite likely coming back.

Don't think Montrell, who was hugely missed in this game, since he could have done what Regis was in for, is coming back. Afraid to ask, but would now,--that the season is over and he either is cming back or isn't (and I think isn't based on admittedly third-hand info. and the idea that he just missed so many critical games. It is bizarre that he could have done something forgiveable that caused him to miss these games. But trust Hobbs.

Hope against hope,  Montrell ineplcably does come back, though only with the right attitude.

By: COLONIAL ARMY CAPTAIN (177 posts) - 3/18/2006 9:57:00 PM

I heard from a decently reliable source that Montrell is likely going to leave G-Dub.  My source (not directly from the team) claims that Montrell was a Pikell recruit, and that once Steve left for SB, Montrell wasn't the same.  I don't want to start any rumors, but if what I heard about his potential infractions were true (let's just say they weren't academic), he probably shouldn't be back in the buff and blue.

Rather than let this erode into a BS rumor mill, let's just hope that if the differences can be patched up, I'd love to have MM back.  If not, we have other guys who can help.

I definitely agree that he would have made a big difference in both games.  It's a shame that he couldn't take part, but again, if what I hear is true, I understand 800%.

By: ZIIK (2,950 posts) - 3/19/2006 3:46:00 PMMontrell gave GW a wild, crazed, hectic and hard to handle defensive presence, and in my view, contributed mightily to the 16-0 conference record. He also found a way to contribute on offense, helping the team notch its fast break from 4th to 5th gear. Losing him would be a blow akin to losing the now mythical JJ. (For newbies, he was the best GWU player of all-time, but he came and went in a flash.  He was just that quick.)

By: GDUBBS (8 posts) - 3/19/2006 4:00:00 PManyone notice..he didnt mention Danilo or MAUREECE????? in who is coming back

By: Longing for Oscar (1,028 posts) - 3/19/2006 4:37:00 PMEactly GDUBBS.  Danilo was also fairly coy in his post game interview (played on Comcast).  And, his comment in the post was also really not absolute.  So, you've got to conclude that he's giving serious consideration to the NBA.  I would guess he's going to test the waters just like Pops and Mike did.  I also think, unless he wants to go to Europe, he'll be back for his senior year.  I have no idea what other options other than Europe might be available to Maureece at this time.  I hope they'll both be back, but if not, I wish them luck in whatever path they take.

By: BC (1,645 posts) - 3/20/2006 5:01:00 AMDanilo still needs that outside shot.before he's a good candidate for the pros.

By: wordup (2 posts) - 3/20/2006 9:31:00 AMwhy would maureece go anywhere? would a sophomore leave to go to europe?

By: ZIIK (2,950 posts) - 3/20/2006 4:22:00 PMLike many of us, he needs to make a buck. And the NBA is no sure thing for anybody.

By: JUL (62 posts) - 3/20/2006 4:42:00 PMlisten, i'll be shocked if Danilo doesn't declare for the draft. In fact, I hope he does. He should go to Chicago, get his name out there, and get some feedback from scouts. Then he can pull out (with more success then Pops, one would hope) and improve on his way to A-10 POY.

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