In order to replace the departed Sir Valiant Brown the team brought in a guy with another funny name: 6’0 combo guard Tony Bennett. Bennett had what I’d describe as a solid DI career in two years at Bradley – 11.1.ppg, 2.6apg, 3.5 rpg and 1.9 spg as well as 42% field goal percentage and 33% from three point range. Since then he’s played in the minor foriegn leagues – Mexico and Finland.
He seems like a solid pick up who could potentially start but I can’t help but feel like this team still does not have a true shooting guard – instead we have a platoon of point guard and a couple of small forwards who each get a turn playing as off guard. Bennett also seems to primarily be a scorer, which I am not sure is the team’s big need. Still, if they can get some consistent three point shooting and two steals a game out of him then he’d be a great pick up.
This also wasn’t the move I was expecting as there were rumours of another player, a former ABA and PBL star, getting the call. He will be joining the team for tonight’s game, but I can’t imagine he’ll see much floor time since he’ll likely be flying in from Chicago this morning. Hopefully either Ramey or Hammack get to start today – the team just runs much better on both ends when at least one of them is on the floor.