Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Finally on, an updated roster

I noticed on Maryland's official sports website,, that they just recently updated the men's basketball roster to reflect the team that will take the court this season. For a long time, they had last year's roster up there, likely because this year's roster was not finalized; and perhaps because last year's basketball SID left Maryland to become the sports information director for the Southern Conference. 10 bonus points if you can name one school in the Southern Conference.

Got one?

Your best bet, and probably a top 25 team, is Davidson, of Stephen Curry fame.

Anway, Maryland's roster this season looks like this:

22Adrian BowieGuard6-2190SO-HSGreenbelt, Md. (Montrose Christian)
32Jerome BurneyForward6-9222SO-HSAtlanta, Ga. (Westlake)
4Braxton DupreeCenter6-8260SO-HSBaltimore, Md. (Calvert Hall)
25Steve GoinsCenter6-10260FR-HSChicago, Ill. (Curie HS)
33Dino GregoryForward6-7227SO-HSBaltimore, Md. (Mount St. Joseph)
5Eric HayesGuard6-4184JR-1VWoodbridge, Va. (Potomac)

Jin Soo Kim*Forward6-7180FR-HSSouth Kent, Conn. (South Kent HS)
1Landon MilbourneForward6-7207JR-1VRoswell, Ga. (Oak Hill Academy)
14Sean MosleyGuard6-4210FR-HSBaltimore, Md. (St. Frances Academy)
35Dave NealForward6-7263SR-2VMcLean, Va. (Bishop O'Connell)
23David PearmanGuard/Forward6-6188SO-HSColumbia, Md. (Oakland Mills)
24Cliff TuckerGuard/Forward6-6190SO-HSEl Paso, Texas (Chapin)
21Greivis VasquezGuard6-6190JR-1VCaracas, Venezuela (Montrose Christian)
The newest name is Steve Goins, the 6-10 freshman center from Chicago, who will hopefully shore up an otherwise small and unaccomplished front line of Dave Neal, Dino Gregory, Braxton Dupree and probably our best hope, Jerome Burney.

I really hope Gary does something a little different this year and goes with a smaller, running lineup to take advantage of the weapons he does have, wouldn't it be fun to see a starting lineup of Vasquez, Cliff Tucker, Landon Milbourne, Sean Mosley, and Burney? You might swap Eric Hayes for the freshman Mosley, or Dupree for Milbourne or Tucker to get more size up front, but something tells me "innovative" will need to be a word to describe Gary's approach this year.

No comments: