gw05096/3/2018 9:15:55 AM
Where would we be without wishful thinking?
gw05096/3/2018 9:16:26 AM
dmvpiranha6/3/2018 11:13:20 AM
Gorham is a pretty solid player who I think would no just be able to give us another body in the frontcourt, but be a nice contributor as well. Averaged 9.8 ppg and 6.7 rpg per 23 minutes for Towson last year, shooting 54% from the field, and 71% from the line. He really came on in the final three games of the season for the Tigers:
@Northeastern - 28 pts 12 rbs 2 blks on 10-18 FG, 8-12 FT in 35 minutes.
@Hofstra - 20 pts 12 rbs on 9-14 FG, 2-3 FT in 36 minutes.
vs. William and Mary - 16 pts 10 rbs on 7-13 FG, 2-3 FT in 34 minutes.
Hofstra and W&M aren't very good teams on defense, but Northeastern is pretty solid on that end. Regardless, those are very impressive numbers in a pretty good league in my book, the CAA. A double double threat every game. He was in a bit of foul trouble the final few games (fouled out in the Hostra game, committed 3 and 4 fouls in the Northeastern and William & Mary games respectively) and he doesn't really have three point range where he shot 3-14 from deep for the season (including missing his final eight attempts during the season) but I don't think we would necessarily require him to provide the latter, and foul trouble should not be an issue assuming we have a nice enough rotation up front and won't require him to play more than 30 minutes a game. The only real issue I see is that he'll have to sit the year before having two years of eligibility. While it's disappointing that we didn't really pursue many grad transfers this offseason, I think the 19-20 season should come with a lot of expectations assuming most of the players stay.
Coming out of HS, Gorham was a 3 star player out of Baltimore (Calvert Hall) with offers from St. Bonaventure, Duquesne, Rider, Fairfield, Drexel, Siena, Elon, James Madison, Robert Morris, and San Diego.
bm6/3/2018 4:51:13 PM
Looks like he had GW interest, but not offer, out of HS
bm6/4/2018 9:52:27 AM
mike k6/4/2018 7:52:38 PM
Any info? He grew up in Columbia, Howard County, MD, so the Smitty is only a 45-60 minute drive for family and friends. Has to be a YUUUUGE advantage over Houston.
I saw him play some Towson games the last 2 years and by the end of last season he was more involved in the offense and was active. Could be a very good pick up for 2 years. Nice kid on top of it all too!
dmvpiranha6/13/2018 1:55:57 PM
Update on Gorham: