Didn't Ramzy author an article on this topic just a week or two ago?
That said, I tend to agree Harris's skills would've been a solid addition. Though I think I'd go with Grandstaff, who, coming out of high school, was billed as a Diebler-esque guarantee outside of the arc. That could've been lethal with our inside-out game through Wesson.
And Mitchell seemed like an athletic freak coming out of high school. That's never a bad thing.
Braxton Beverly, who decommitted from the 2017 recruiting class (I believe), would have been an interesting player to watch as well on this team. The few games I watched of NC State he was pretty solid.
Nothing that comes easy is worth a dime.
Beverly would’ve greatly helped us. A true point guard who could shoot. Both of which we were in desperate need of this season.
Beverly did not shoot well this season. He shot 36.3% overall and 34.7% from 3. Markell Johnson was the main ball handler for NC State.
But all the posters on here thought he was nothing and didn't deserve a s holly because he didn't have enough stars. So, they got their wish.
Harris would have been nice this year. Unfortunately tOSU and New Mexico State have slightly different academic expectations.
I don't recall that being the issue. Was academics the case, or was it due to him not feeling it was the right fit?
There were rumors out there that his academics were in terrible shape and he had basically stopped going to class.
I play, coach stays. He goes, I go.
Austin Grandstaff: 3 transfers (Oklahoma->DePaul->Texas A&M Commerce)
Mickey Mitchell: 2 transfers (UC Santa Babara->ASU)
Daniel Giddens: 2 transfers (Alabama->?)
A.J. Harris: 1 transfer (NM St)
Jaquan Lyle: 1 transfer (NM)
I think of PG transfers, I would take Beverly over Harris (I know he didn't actually play for us, but he did enroll and then transfer). Harris was good on the court, but I remember rumors of class issues...maybe he grew up...who knows. Beverly has been killing it in the ACC so I think he would have been fun to see play in the scarlet and gray.
I think average is a better description, unless you think cj was killing it in the big. Cj's #'s were better except for ast./t.o.
Which would be expected with him playing out of position.
I would agree that CJ's shooting numbers were better. Braxton's Ast/TO ratio was way better than CJ's last year, and slightly better this year...but isn't a PG supposed to be a facilitator. As we were talking about, players we would want as out PG.
Also, Braxton played through an injury for part of the year this year, which may be why his numbers suffered some.
Back to the point, imagine if CJ, Woods, Lu, and Duane all had someone to facilitate to them...what would his and their numbers have been....which is why I am looking forward to DJ and CJ Walker this year...should make our shooters numbers better.
Beverly did not kill it this year. He shot 36.3% overall and 34.7% from 3.
It would have to be Giddens if we’re solely talking about this year. If we could have him AND Harris then we might’ve gone another game or two into the tourney.
There is really NO one I would take from this class, but Braxton Beverly would be a huge upgrade at PG and was here wand released from his scholarship. Also, no one mentions Derek Funderburk who played well for NC St. this year as well. A long athletic wing was something this year’s team was sorely missing. He was here and dismissed by Holtman, not sure why, but from a purely basketball personel standpoint, both those players would have played significant minutes and helped immensely IMO.
Did you watch New Mexico St in the Tournament? Harris pretty much cost them the game and spent almost the entire 2nd half on the bench, also New Mexico St don't play in the Big Ten, so his numbers could be inflated. Harris left here I don't want him or need him any where around this team!