Wednesday, September 25, 2013
3-point shot: Talking transfer rules
By Andy Katz
A few quick hitters from Tuesday's podcast, which you can listen to here:
1. Maryland coach Mark Turgeon is for one transfer rule: either everyone sits or no one sits out a year. Turgeon also said it might have helped Dez Wells if he had sat out last season instead of playing immediately after transferring from Xavier. Wells will have to be the leader on this team. Meanwhile, Turgeon wants to play one game a year at the Terps' former home, Cole Field House. The Terps will host a Midnight Madness-type of event there Oct. 18. But Turgeon would like to set up a game at Cole Field House in late December in future years … Turgeon said he never talks about recruiting to the Big Ten since the Terps are going from one elite league to another.
2. UConn coach Kevin Ollie said Tyler Olander's suspension still is in place after his DUI charge was dropped (still dealing with a guilty plea of driving without a license). Ollie said he couldn't commit as to whether or not Olander would be allowed to practice Friday when the Huskies take the court. Olander still has to prove to Ollie that he can handle himself in a mature manner before he can be reinstated … The Huskies are still awaiting on the eligibility of freshman Kentan Facey. Ollie said he has no idea if he'll be cleared to play this season.
3. Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said Josh Gasser hasn't been cleared yet to practice, but he's hopeful the lead guard will be in the next week or so as he comes back from an ACL injury that sidelined him last year. Ryan sees no reason why Gasser and Traevon Jackson can't coexist as two playmakers. Ryan, like Turgeon, is for either all transfers to have to sit or no one sits. He wants uniformity of the rules … Boise State coach Leon Rice said the Broncos are embracing the attention as a possible MWC top two finisher. The Broncos return eight of nine scorers back and Rice said the Broncos are the only NCAA tournament team from last season that returns all five starters.