Saturday, July 13, 2013

Roster Turnover (Part 1)

The UNCG roster is going to look completely different for the 2013-2014 season. In the first segment of this 2 part post, I'm going to look back at the 2012-2013 roster and talk about some of the departures that have happened in the off season.

Derrell Armstrong - G - Senior
Korey Van Dussen - G - Senior
Kelvin McNeil - F/C - Senior
Brian Cole - F/C - Senior
Taylor Hoffer - F - RJr
Trevis Simpson - G/F - Jr
David Williams - F - Jr
Drew Parker - G - Jr
Kyle Cain - F/C - Jr*
Nick Paulos - G/F - So
Kayel Locke - F - Fr
Jordan Potts - G - Fr
RJ White - C - Fr

- Armstrong, Van Dussen, McNeil and Cole all graduated and expended all of their college eligibility. Redshirt junior Taylor Hoffor suffered a career ending achilles injury. Since he was already in graduate school, he will no longer use his final season of eligibility.

- Trevis Simpson decided in late march to forego his senior year of eligibility to pursue a professional basketball career. Simpson led the Southern Conference in scoring for the second straight season. He averaged 18.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game last season.

- David Williams also decided in late March to seek his release from UNCG. I've not found where David will be playing next season or if he's intending to play anywhere else at all.

- Freshman center RJ White played very little after being injured early in the season and has been granted a medical redshirt. He will play next season as a redshirt freshman.

So, that means that UNCG is losing 7 of it's 13 scholarship players from last season. the 2013-2014 squad will definitely be young and have a completely new look to it. We'll go over that in part 2 of this post.


Anonymous said...

Good job-I believe Hoffer fell in love last year and forgot to show up- He was not even close to being the same player- Williams busted his butt but put to much pressure on himself and was not able to get it done. He was extremly limited offensively.