morrow8615 wrote: Asked for release, intends to transfer...
....per Tweet from Mark Rudi (please cite source).
According to knowledgeable NMSU insiders, Bollo's playing future was extremely questionable as his leg injury is similar to the one that ended Travon Landry's career. The Traitor was trying to free up his scholarship knowing that Bollo was unlikely to ever contribute.
His departure may have come regardless of who was head coach.
Like I said before, Weir intended to get Bollo kicked off the team because his knee is toast. Bollo is living in denial. His injury will not let him play basketball. FYI, Chuha, Harris and Ndir, all staying and like new coach. Wilkens, McCants and Garza, staying. It's pretty normal players leaving when a new coach comes in. Everyone just needs to relax and quit hitting the panic button.
He's been getting a free ride for a couple of years with zero in return. Honestly I was never impressed with him. This opens up a scholarship for us to get someone better and ready to play. With that said I do wish this kid nothing but the best in his next journey in life. Good luck in the future Bollo
Man we are going to need open tryouts. No bodies. I still say it's a full out re-build. We are not reloading by losing half the team and signing one kid!!!
Boston called the return to the NCAA tournament "a first step" toward the goal he and Theus talked about in Atlanta two years ago. "We talked about winning a national championship, not about getting into the NCAA tournament," Boston said.
Still, the only "real" losses NMSU has incurred are Huggins and Haley. The rest were players for the program's future. None had any actual impact on wins and losses. I had hope for Bollo Gnahore when he first signed. I felt he could have been another Chili Nephawe; but that was in Menzies' system. When Weir took over, it was a concern whether Bollo would fit in a more uptempo system. Compounding matters was Bollo's knee injury and whether he would have the mobility to make any impact. After hearing rumors from others on this board, I reconciled to the fact that Bollo was not a good fit for our program and probably be nothing more than a anchor on the bench; eating up a scholarship. It's probably best he finds another place where he might be able to play. NMSU needs more big men but they need to be mobile. A lumbering big man would only slow NMSU tempo and take away from Harris' and Ndir's potential impact; both are speedy guards.
Still, the only "real" losses NMSU has incurred are Huggins and Haley.
Exactly! Because of his experience, Huggins was the bigger loss. I'm very disappointed in his decision and put him in the "quitter" category. Haley seemed to have his confidence shaken and perhaps felt like a stranger in a strange land.
i am hopeful the bleeding has stopped, but there could be an issue with another player. That's all I can say at this time.
At this point Jans just needs to make sure Harris, Ndir, and Chuha are bought into NMSU future. If they are not, then it could be a long year. The only immediate concerns I have are whether Ndir will be healthy for the upcoming season and whether Wilkins is also close to graduating and is considering transferring as well. The rest will work itself out over time.
Wilkins always seemed on the edge of being a great player, kind of like Matt Taylor, but they are both missing something. They both seemed to have talent, and I think the right coach could have made them great.
It would be nice if Jans could be that coach for Wilkins.