Re: comments on players from the 1st few games
I've only been to one game this year, and that was against Loyola-Maramount. I thought the team looked a lot more together and "with" it than last year, and certainly much better than McD's first year. I'm not a basketball expert, so I can't comment on each individual player, but I will say that the three that stood out most to me were Garrett, Brackins, and Lucca.
Maybe it was because I had a different viewpoint than I usually did last year in the student section, but it just seemed to me Diante had loads more confidence, and Brackins making some great moves in the post. And Lucca... well... I never saw him make a trey, but you could almost confuse him for a point guard with how careful and confident he was with the ball.
I know some of you may still think we're back to the drawing board after WJ left the team, but I just can't see this year's team being that bad. I went into last Saturday's game with an air of skepticism, and came out impressed. This looks like a team that is headed for good things in a few months.