With Nigel likely not coming, what are GW's options at PG next year to backup McDonald?
Savage has a good handle and can drive but is not a point guard.
Kromah backed up McDonald after Bynes was out and did a surprisingly credible job in that role. Didn't turn it over much and drove and dished well. But he's really a scorer first and looked to be the starting SG next season. Moving him to the PG is a loss at 2 positions: moving into an unnatural position and not having him in the starting lineup at SG.
GW needs to find a PG recruit. Any suggestions?
Charles Tucker from Montrose Christian. GW has good ties to Montrose and has been after Tucker's teammate, SF Jordan Swopshire.
Jamal Parker from Jacksonville NC http://gwhoops.com/default.aspx?mid=20120813042842195368
I guess they could hope that some junior eligible graduating PG somewhere pulls a Pellom and decides to transfer out. Hard fit to find. Maybe the Juco route, but most of the good ones are gone as well. Not alot of good options right now.
It's been posted on this board that Lonergan shouldn't reach for a player just because they have open scholarships to fill. That's a good rule generally, but GW needs to fid a PG to help out McDonald. Late signees in the past have included Dan Guest, Kopriva, Aaron Ware, Fitzgerald and (I think) JR Pinock. I'm sure there were others. Danlio obviously the best of the group. Aaron Ware was a decent role player. Dan Guest wasn't a great fit but this could be the type of talent we're now looking at to replace Nigel Johnson. It's minutes and insurance policy if somebody (McDonald/Kromah) gets hurt.
I don't like saying this but I think Lonergan needs to get the best PG he can find right now, no matter how low a talent level that is. If he really can't play at this level, they can just recruit another PG next year and keep him on the bench.