Won't that kind of hurt the chances of UNLV winning the title within the next few years????????
Not really. I'm kind of glad he's leaving. He didn't bring it on the defensive end of the floor. I've been calling him Jane Bennett for a few months now. The roster next year is very talented. Deville Smith, Jelan Kendrick, Katin Reinhardt, Bryce Dejean-Jones, Savon Goodman, Roscoe Smith, Christian Wood, and Khem Birch were all rated four stars or higher by Rivals.com. Dave Rice has already brought in three McDonald's All Americans. It's a matter of the roster gelling. I expect them to compete for the title in year four or five of Rice's tenure.
He has the shot selection and overconfidence of Allen Iverson... but doesnt have any of the talent or positive aspects to his game that Iverson had. Just an amazingly annoying and frustrating player to watch. I HATE guys who play like he does, especially since he doesnt even remotely have the game to excuse any of it.
Right now, I'm just happy Oregon made it to the Sweet 16. I really don't have much in the way of expectations that they go any further. But it wouldn't surprise me in the least if they continue. They have been playing sweet basketball up to this point, but they can also play some dang ugly basketball. As long as the same team shows up, they can hang with anyone.