When looking at some of these targets in the 2007 MBB recruiting class, it seriously reminds me of a kid in a video game store. So many options! Where do you go? That's a question that Greg McDermott and his staff have to be asking themselves as the middle of July nears.
Let's get everything straight here from the get go. There are currently five offers that are known at the time.
When you break down these five
players, you start to realize that some pretty deadly combinations can be put
together, but one thing is for sure.
When this class comes to
Diante Garrett is a true, 6'4 PG who would fit in beautifully with Greg McDermott's system. McDermott once told me that the main thing he looks for in a PG is that he is a proven winner. Garrett's school is a traditional winner and at 6'4, he can take the wear and tear of the Big 12 night in and night out.
Let's be careful when looking at
PG's though. Let's not alienate P'Allen Stinnett. He can play PG and he will get
his chance if he comes to
Birdies for Love
Yesterday I had the pleasure of
participating in the Birdies for Love golf tournament at the Bos Landen Resort
It was a different type of
experience yesterday in
What did he play with?
My heart goes out to Love Sr. and his family. His son was taken away from all of us, way too soon. But it had to be great for him to see all of Cris's former teammates, there supporting and remembering a great man, teammate, son, etc.
The turnout was great and a lot of
money was raised. One neat thing that was done at the tournament was a player
auction that was held before the tournament. What happened was that there were
four or five
Golfers could bid on these individuals to be on their team for the day.
Kock, Baum, Flynn and Barkema went early to random bidders. Then something happened.
Sage Rosenfels entered the picture. Rosenfels opened his huge NFL pocket in a great way purchasing the rights to play with both Korver and Meyer, forking out almost a grand to the Birdies for Love tournament.
So it was then time to hit the course. The CN team wasn't the most talented out there, but we had heart. Ok, we didn't really have THAT much heart but we tried. It consisted of Brent Blum, Jack Whitver, Ed Whitver (Jack's dad) and I.
We headed to hole number six to start the day. Thankfully, I didn't duff my first T shot. I did however lose seven balls on the day.
We played a solid front nine at one under par. We then laid an egg on the back, shooting a disappointing three over. We ended up with a 74 on the day, not bad, but not great considering its four man best ball.
At the end of the day, it didn't matter. What mattered was that a bunch of Cyclones were together remembering a fallen one of their own.
I never got to meet Cris Love, but one thing is for sure to me after yesterday's event. Cris Love touched a lot of people in his short life, and he will never be forgotten.