Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lazar on the D-List

I just caught the very end of Lazar Hayward's interview on local radio fave "The D-List", and he had some interesting things to say. They asked him about what the open gyms have been like this summer. He responded that he thought the open gyms would drop off a little in intensity this year because the guys coming in were so young and they wouldn't know what it was all about. HOWEVAH... It turns out he was pleasantly surprised by the intensity and the work ethic that each of the new guys has already brought to the table. He then went on to point out that the guy he's been most impressed with thus far is Dwight Buycks. He said (and I'm paraphrasing here) that if he had to pick one of the new guys that's going to be a major contriubtor this year, it's Dwight Buycks. Obviously that doesn't mean all that much, given that it's only August 4th, but it's still interesting to hear what your senior leader/best returning player has to say about the new guys coming into the program. And it's an interesting topic to kick around: Which MU newcomer do you think will have the biggest impact this season?

Plus, with the Brewers recent slide and my ever diminishing interest in football... when is Midnight Madness again?


Softball's Tony Gwynn said...

i heard that interview as well. Drew and Dan had some really nice things to say about Lazar in the segment after he left. They also brought up the Mizzou game and said he handled that question with a lot of class (mostly said he was upset because of the seniors etc). i too am getting excited for MU season to begin unless the Crew can turn things around quickly.

EMoney said...

I'm glad you posted something Reid, I was just about to post an MU-related topic to give this blog something more to discuss.

I too am getting excited now that the newbies are on campus and getting in the gym together. I'm still waiting on Cadougan to arrive however.

Of the newcomers, who will have the biggest impact? Tough call. I'm narrowing it down to Cadougan and Buycks mostly because they will have the biggest opportunies for large chunks of pt (Maymon and E.Will have to compete with Hayward and Butler). Cadougan is going to be the floor general so it's hard to imagine that he won't have a big impact, but from the sound of it Buycks has an all-around great game....offensively and defensively. Buycks also has a bit of an advantage due to his age and from playing JuCo so I'll give him the edge.

Any word on the status of Cadougan and Mbao?