Saturday, January 21, 2012
I'm pleased with the effort today as they are up 15 with about seven minutes to play. They are playing great defense and Andre Young is really taking charge as a leader in this game. This would be an encouraging win and hopefully a confidence builder for the rest of the ACC schedule. I was thinking about this today as this frustrating season has gone on for the Tigers. Brownell has barely had a chance to recruit. Sure he has some freshman of his this year, but he hasn't really recruited because he was plugged in pretty late after Purnell left to go to DePaul. He did a great job last year as they were a tournament team, but barely any of these current guys are guys he recruited. I'm sure he has a system and philosophy of how he recruits and what types of players he looks for, but that hasn't been implemented yet because they were Purnell's guys. Who really knows if Booker, Jennings, Young, etc are guys that really fit into what he wants to do. We'll see if they hold on today, but that's just a bit of a thought to dwell on. I look forward to see his recruiting class for next year and hope the Tigers can get rolling soon.