CW was right on the money!! What a weekend for Men’s Hoops.

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I have to admit, I was skeptical of the new staffs direction with transfers the first week or two. Today, I’m beginning to be a believer with the way this team is puzzling up.

Minnesota transfer Gabe Kalschuer, complete stud! Impressive stat line along with the fact that he’s a lock down defender. Experienced and has played in the NCAA Tournament.

Caleb Grill returning after getting considerable playing time at UNLV. I believe the best basketball is ahead of him.

And lastly, and perhaps the most monumental piece, the reaffirmed commitment of Tyrese Hunter!

Cheers Chris!
Did Chris leave the country?
 
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It’s kind of sad not seeing all the negative posters that have been running ramped the last few days/weeks. Like really all they care about is talking negative?
I mean I don't know if I'm included in the "negative poster" group but I'll say today has been a great day for TJ and the staff he's put together. Keeping Hunter in the fold, and bringing in GK and Kunc are all really big moves, and I think Grill and Jones both can be important parts of the rebuild.

There's still work to do, though, and a lot of my hesitancy with TJ is gonna remain unanswered for a while. We knew/know TJ has recruiting chops, and I'd say he's hit that part out of the park so far.

The B12 is just a murderer's row of coaches and it will be fun to see how TJ stacks up. I do think he has it in him to compete with those guys over time and like I said, I think he's basically done all we could hope and more by this point.
 
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Just a great day for TJ. I was really worried about Hunter being poached, so that is the big one. The other two add some toughness, defense and shooting. Things that had almost disappeared from Cyclone BB in the last couple years.

TJ still has a some ships to fill. I hope he can find some more guys that fit his plans.
 

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Looking at the stats of the players we are getting, it is obvious that TJ is focused on getting players who are strong defensively. While I believe that he will want an up tempo style, we need a strong defense to create turnovers and transition buckets.
 
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