Nice highlight, but probably 90% of D1 college basketball players can throw down an alley oop lob.... it says nothing about how good a basketball player is.
I'm not at all saying Ward isn't a great get, he probably is, but you sure can't tell anything from someone's dunk highlights.
Ward had worse offensive numbers at VCU than Conditt did here.I'm pretty optimistic looking at the line up next year. With his length, Ward is an upgrade over Conditt or Enaruna. Reminds me of the Lard/McKay type, with hopefully a better work ethic.
SF: Eli King/Watson
C: Tre King/Ward
With two more open scholarships, get a decent scoring guard and another big man, and that's a solid squad.
Ward had worse offensive numbers at VCU than Conditt did here.
Obviously that can change and might in new surroundings but he's not a surefire upgrade on that end at least. That's not to say I don't like the pickup because I absolutely do. Ward does some things exceptionally well and is probably a bit higher level athlete at the 5.
It's becoming very important that TJ gets someone who can put it in the basket soon, though.