Atlantic 10 men’s basketball reporter and founder of College Chalktalk, Chris DiSano recently had an interview with Paul Hewitt on the upcoming season. It’s a good interview addressing some of the concerns fans might be having about competing in the conference next year.
“We’ve upgraded passing, defensive ability and overall size and length… we just can’t turn that ball over the way we did.”
Yes, the endless late game turnovers need to stop if this team wants to have any success in the Atlantic 10 next season. I do believe on a pure talent basis they have upgrade their defensive abilities but a lot of those guys haven’t played a minute of Division I basketball yet.
Hewitt also describes each newcomer that we will see on the court next season:
“Julian Royal has the ability to be a big-time scorer. He can shoot the ball out to the 3-point line, is a very good free throw shooter and has a knack for scoring with his back to the basket. He’s just knows how to get the ball in the hole.
Isaiah Jackson is a 6-5 point guard and excellent passer. He will definitely be a guy that will help create some easy baskets for our team.
Eric Lockett is a super defender, excellent passer, and really good at attacking the rim.
Therence Mayimba is another hard-nosed, tough defender. Much improved shooter over his senior year in high school. Very intense defender and excellent rebounder.
Trey Porter is long, lean, and athletic. He’s an excellent shot-blocker and has good shot himself to about 15-feet.
Finally, Shevon Thompson is a 6-11 junior college center who averaged 11.2 rebounds per game in helping to lead his team to the NJCAA Final Four. Terrific rebounder. Raw and new to the game but excellent on the glass.”