Especially in a position of need. UC needs ball handlers. I would have preferred a true PG but I'll take a combo guard.UC lands commitment from 2019 3-star PG Mika Adams-Woods. Was originally committed to Nebraska but backed out when Tim Miles was canned. It came down to UC and Minnesota. Good pickup especially this late in the game.
McNeal has been a bit of a basketball nomad over the past four years, with stops at Western Kentucky, New Mexico and Tennessee Tech as well as a year on the junior college level. His journey has been well traveled, but his experience should mean a lot on a team that was devoid of a lead guard at the start of the week.
McNeal last saw action for New Mexico in the 2017-18 season and averaged 9.5 points and 2.7 assists in 24 minutes a game.
Exactly, I swear MC would make bogus offers to just fill classes out. Not to mention he rarely went after local talent or anyone rated above a 3*. Two things JB has already proven he will do.Brannen lands 2019 247Composite top 50 recruit Zach Harvey, SG out of Kansas. I believe they were at the scholarship limit so I was thinking Trevor Moore would transfer. However it appears Laquill Hardnett entered his name into the transfer portal last week so it appears he is out. Not disappointed, did not understand Hardnett nor Gilliam's scholarship offers last year. Hopefully those types of offers are done now that Mick is gone.
This is so true. It's amazing the difference between these two guys when it comes to recruiting. Brannen has had more talent on campus for visits in the last 2 months than Cronin was able to get on campus over the last 3 or so years.Exactly, I swear MC would make bogus offers to just fill classes out. Not to mention he rarely went after local talent or anyone rated above a 3*. Two things JB has already proven he will do.
I was always an MC fan and backer, even had season tickets. It was also time for him to go after the Nevada flame out. What he did at UC in the BE was nothing short of a miracle. In the later years he just recruited a specific type of player who he could try and get to play D. He rarely even looked at local players which was frustrating as well. I don't think he has a chance at UCLA with his style of play.It’s pretty easy to dump on Cronin now, but he obviously enjoyed a successful stint at UC.