True that no team plays 13 players, but that is the total number of scholarships available. With Fitz signed, GW is down to just 1 more this year. If they do sign Loyd, I would hate to lose the ability to sign McKnight and Jelani Hewitt because Fitzgerald has their spots.
They also only have 1 available so far for 2011 as well - and filled it already with Erik Copes. Obviously kids transfer out but it just seems that Mikic and Fitzgerald are competing for just 1 spot in the lineup (the thin, unathletic, set shooting PF spot). It's very hard to see the more athletic, defensive oriented players like D Pellom and and D Smith not getting minutes at the PF spot as well. So the 2 freshman are battling for 1 role spot off the bench.
Maybe Hobbs tells them both that they have 1 year to prove which player is better and that the loser will have to leave the program after 2010. Competition can be good. I would just prefer Hobbs & Co would have just went with the better of the 2 from the start and held the other schollarship for other players that fit his system better.