The Rainmen are not sitting around waiting for something to pull them out of this slump, they’ve added two player who, based on my limited research, could actually help turn things around.
Need another big body? Why not add a 7’3 highly touted high school prospect who was playing in Europe. James Tyler is only 19 and he is raw as hell but in the ABA being 7’3 is a HUGE advantage. Here’s hoping that Lewis doesn’t botch his development, too.
edit: a bit of research shows that most scouting websites list him as 7′ – 7’1 and 310-360 pounds. He seemed to be pretty highly touted in high school, so I don’t know if he game fell off in his senior year or he couldn’t get academically qualifed or what. He seemed to be a pretty legitimate Div. I prospect and I am excited to see what happens with this guy.
Need help at the guard spot? 6’3 Akeem Clark, a former Booyer teammate at IUPUI, is a legit NCAA-I combo guard. His number in Div. I were impressive: 14 pppg, 1.4 spg, 4 rpg, and an assist or two. I get the feeling that he’s the slasher that the team wanted so bad and his three point shooting was amongst the best in the country in his junior year. I have high hopes.
In other news: Booyer got sent home AGAIN. He never played a game in Halifax due to that knee injury.