OK. here it is ... almost 2 am on the 4th. I am up and working on code like a 20-something. Unlike a 20-something, I am listening to jazz and drinking some coffee.
I am thinking about basketball and actually really looking forward to the next season. This has something to do with it. I haven't let myself think about the Colonials with Lasan on the court for a year.In fact, if I think of starting 5 or subs, I don't even pass by his name. So I am looking at the number above, 17, that Thomas mentioned.Jeeeeezus.... can it be?!
No... I can't go there. Not yet. But, still, what about a lineup that has Taylor and Kromah in the backcourt; Mikic and Smith at 3 and 4, swapping places from O to D; and someone else at the 5.Actually, if I were one of Edwards, Warren or Pellom, I would be working like a dog to work on strength and energy. I would be working on leading the nation in shooting percentage.
I just get the idea that the standards and expectations are being pushed along to go with some obvious talent. I like that fact that the new group of administrators and coaches are stepping up the program and challenging these players. This is certainly what I wanted to see. So, all of a sudden, it is July and players are back in town working hard. In a couple of months, the campus will start the fall semester. This is going to get rolling.
Unlike in the past, guys like Kopriva and Davis would see immediate minutes and be under pressure to make an improvement to the team. Now, that isn't the case. Anything we get will be pure bonus.
What I really look forward to is for the players to live with a coach that will not push a concept in a game even if it is failing--for whatever reason, even if that reason is that one of the opposing players is having the game of his life. I am starting to believe that Lonergan DOES think that this could be the job of his dreams. He needs to grow into this one. I think that we will need a couple of real months of team work to really start to see the affects, but I am hoping that the players will start to experience life with a coach who will try to help them deliver wins, above all.
So, back to dreaming about GW hoops and working late into the night... So, hitting what turns out to be the game winning 3 ...