I don't know if he starts over sophomore Washington.I actually think Minnesota would be a great fit for Tre. Fits his style of play well and he would be coming to a program where he could immediately be a key starter and eventually be the star if he doesn't turn pro, ala Coffey. I've seen him multiple times, and while I think he'll be a soild Power-5 player, I truly believe he would be in over his head at a blue blood school where he might struggle to find a role in which he could be a key contributor.
I see him in that 30-50 range as a recruit, not so much a guy who could take a blue blood program by storm (like his older bro, Gary Trent, and Matthew Hurt all can)
Let's do this!
PG Tre Jones
SG Gabe Kalscheur
SF Mathew Hurtn
PF Race Thompson
C Daniel Outro
All with Minnesota kids! Can we say final 4!
We will hopefully have some real momentum going by the time Hurt theoretically commits in the fall of 2018. Plus the fact that we're the only ones who can offer him the opportunity to play with his brother. I heard speculation that we could have gotten Henry Ellenson if Wally had been here.In all likely hood, Tre ad Hurt will be going to blue blood schools. I think we have a decent shot at the other 3.
MMM... I disagree. Hurts are a University of Minnesota family and love the gophers. I don't think we get Tre, although I think he would probably start over soph Isaiah Washington, but I'm feeling more confident Matthew Hurt will be a gopher.In all likely hood, Tre ad Hurt will be going to blue blood schools. I think we have a decent shot at the other 3.
you don't need a true center in college basketball... actually you might not need a true center in the NBA anymore as long as you have 2 decent PFsMMM... I disagree. Hurts are a University of Minnesota family and love the gophers. I don't think we get Tre, although I think he would probably start over soph Isaiah Washington, but I'm feeling more confident Matthew Hurt will be a gopher.
Honestly, a team with the starting five the OP mentioned and the rest of the current roster would be a Big Ten title contender. Heck, we could win the Big ten with a starting five of Washington, Kalscheur, Hurt, Hurt and Thompson. I think Thompson, Hurt, and Oturu are really all more power forwards though.
But, i bet Washington starts. He will be our only point guard imo Mason, I think, would be better as a 2 guard in college. Also hard to tell without seeing how comfortable Mason would be there but Washington is going to be fun. Like Pitino said, when Mason doesn't play well, the whole team looks bad. I am hoping Washington fixes that.Agreed Washington likely doesn't start, after all which player would he unseat? Unless he is some amazing surprise. If we say who replaces Springs minutes, if Harris is the shooter he may get those minutes. Or can we say from time to time we will see a four guard offense? That's also hard to imagine with the bigs that we have. At the end if the day Patino has a nice deck of cards to use next year.
As evidenced by Washington signing with us coming off a 8 win season. I realize he is not "one of us", but if he was local, folks would be going bonkers even more than they are.. and I would be shocked if he is not starting his Sophmore year, regardless of Tre or anyone else signing here. The future is here!Quite honestly, Pitino was hired in part because of the hope he could sell refrigerators to Eskimos. .