Some comments to add to yours....A couple things from tonight - with Traci Carter and freshmen Moses Flowers and PJ Henry, the Hawks move the ball very well. Gallagher will actually have some options off the bench this year - the Hawks had 29 points from the bench. Marks had 19, DJ Mitchell had 13, Romaine Boxus and PJ Henry each had 10. Hawks started 2 freshmen Miroslav Stafl (who had foul trouble all night) and Moses Flowers, sophomore Hunter Marks and Seniors Romaine Boxus and Traci Carter. I think PJ Henry who was a top 5 recruit in the city of Houston will be a fantastic player. Looking forward to getting Malik Ellison who is the Hawk's best player healthy. Sorry to hear that transfer and potential starter Garrett Kingman is gone for the season.
Carter....steady player.....didn't shoot well tonight but can create his own space....had only 8 pts but had 5 rbd 5 asst
Flowers...frosh looks like he will be a good one....foul trouble so was on bench a lot. Seemed a little nervous. Excited to see him progress.
PJ Henry...frosh PG...wow....really quick...steady and great handle. Some terrific passes. Probably the best first game from the PG spot I have ever seen from a Hartford player. It's going to be hard to take him out of the lineup.
Ellison...can't wait to see him play....he was in a boot but was a great cheerleader today. Supposedly their best defensive player and an elite rebounder. Probably out another week or two.
Marks...soph 6'9 3 or 4 spot. Still skinny but very productive. Certainly looks like he will be ready to contribute this year. Can shoot the 3 but also drive.
Stafl....."they call me Slavaaaay".....This frosh might be the real deal. Didn't hit his 3's today but was really active down low. He will have some 20+ games this year. Fouled out and was in foul trouble all game. Committed some fouls that he probably shouldn't have. Will need to tone down the aggressive defense to stay in games.
KIngman....Juco forward who was supposed to start looks like he had surgery today.....out for the year.
Boxus....senior was steady today. I think he will lose some minutes when Ellison comes back. Probably ends up spelling Marks and Stafl.
DJ Mitchell....this soph walk-on PG/SG really maximized his time today. 13 pts 4 rbd 3 asst.....plus he put on a dunk clinic prior to the game. For a little guy he gets up there. He is going to end up earning a scholy.
Dunne....this soph walk-on also looks like he will get some rotational minutes. The kid can shoot.
Colovic.....played about 3 minutes spelling Stafl but didn't make any impact.
Sullivan....graduate transfer with 2 years remaining....7'2 player.....didn't see any minutes.