Apparently MU gained another committment for the class of 2010 from 6'10 JUCO transfer Monterale Clark. Clark, a Milwaukee native, is playing JUCO in Texas (shocking) and averaging 17pts, 11 boards, and 2 blocks per game. So what does everyone think about this? According to the numbers that he is putting up he sounds like a solid player, but I don't know if I'm necessarily a fan of constantly bringing in these JUCO transfers. I understand that bringing in Fulce and Butler was crucial due to our depleted roster after the Crean departure, but considering that we have already been gaining committments from multiple top100 players, and were on the final list of many others, I don't understand why we offer to a guy that won't play for us for another 2 years down the road and will only have 2 years of eligibility when he arrives. With the success that Buzz has had, I would prefer if he would spend the next 1.5yrs recruiting a top notch guy that could potentially be with the program for 4 years. Especially after seeing what our seniors are doing this year after a full four years with the program.
Furthermore, when he arrives we will already have 3 other guys that are 6'10" or taller in Mcmorrow, Otule, and Roseboro. So I guess I hope that Buzz sees this guy as a no doubt starter over the other 3 guys during his 2 years. Because if it turns out that he's not that much more talented than the other 3 bigs, we waste a scholarship on a 2 year role player when we still had a good 1.5yrs to spend that scholarship on something else ie. a guard considering we will have 8-9 guys that are 6'6" or taller that year. I hope that Buzz isn't pulling a Crean here ie. overstocking on a particular type of player due to experiencing a lack there of for a year or 2. I obviously know nothing about Clark, so who knows......maybe this Clark kid is going to step onto campus and be an absolute monster. Well, we have 1 scholarship remaining over the next 2 years so I hope Buzz spends it wisely.