The Halifax Rainmen have signed Glen Dandridge to the team. (as a side note: Nancy Sheppard must have the day off, because that press release is really poorly written – the name of a tournament is wrong, there are grammar errors… it’s a bit of a mess)
I’ll post some thoughts and what-not later. But for now you can watch his YouTube highlights which are set to a song by one of my all time favourite rappers.
Dandridge is 6’6 and looks really long. He played 3 seasons at NCAA D1 Missouri where he averaged just 2 ppg and 2 shots per game – he then transferred to Lambuth in the NAIA where averaged 15ppg, 5 rpg, and 1.4 steals per game. He suffered a stress fracture in his foot at the begining of the 06-07 season that did not help matters. He was a top 100 recruit coming of high school and he played at Mt. Zion. His failure to contribute anythough to Missouri after coming in as such a highly touted prospect seems to have made him a bit of a target for ridicule amongst fans and alumni of the school. He basically seems like a very talented guy who had a college career never panned out, in part due to injuries. He looks like a solid defender and rebounder with an outside shot. I wouldn’t expect him to be a starter, but he’ll contribute. He was an NAIA all-American last season, and as Silverhorn has shown, the top NAIA guys certainly have talent.
Honestly: I don’t like this – I refuse to believe that Al-Kaleem and Sherone Edwards were both unavailable and he’s another another small forward who they’re going to try to force to play shooting guard. I am actually sort of really concerned about the ball handling situation if they end up using a combination of Dandridge, Mayes, Jeanty and Silverhorn as a platoon at the 2 guard spot. The best possible situation is that he just comes in as a designated shooter when the situation requires it.
In other news, the Rainmen officially announced an intersquad game open to the public on Saturday. But it’s in the valley, so I assume no one here will be seeing it.
edit: Damn it. The Metro just posted an article in which Levingston says: “We aren’t bringing in guys to sit on the bench,” he said. “We brought in guys who will be productive and win a championship. We’re looking for everybody to play.” I love the depth on the team – but I will lose my mind if no one on the team plays for more than 28 minutes. Under the current situation it looks like we could be seeing another hockey style substitution pattern. Some guys should be riding the pine. Dude couldn’t cut it at the NCAA level – Rick Lewis is not developing him into an NBA player. Ain’t happening. God damn it. fdghghdfghfghj