Was there for about 2 1/4 games today. First the news...
1. With about five minutes gone in the first half of the first game, Larsen suffered some type of what appears to be a minor injury. I did not see anything happen, but when he went to the bench, he was rubbing his right shoulder (or upper arm) and did not return to play for the rest of the game. Based on Kevin's demeanor on the bench (talking, smiling with other players), it does not appear to be something to be concerned about and his sitting was probably precautionary.
2. 2nd news item...if you were planning on going on Sunday, all games will start 2 hours earlier than what is stated in the schedule. The PA announcer mentioned this on several occasions.
Now the report...
Darian Bryant did not play particulary well, but he looks very comfortable on the court, is a versitile scorer and can pass. Interesting, at the end of the game, with his team trying to come back, they were making offensive/defensive switches. Mo Creek and Darian would play on offense, then be pulled for defense. Based upon what I have seen in the past and have heard from others, I am not concerned about Darian, who I believe will contribute his freshman year.
Paul Jorgensen: I very much like all aspects of Paul's game, espeically his confidence on the court. Was hitting reverse layups, pull up jump shots, driving to the hoop and is a very mature ball handler. I have a feeling we are going to see alot of Paul at the point this season, allowing JoeMac to play the 2
Matt Cimino: remains the most disappointing of the frosh in my opinion, although he showed a bit of a pulse today, hitting a couple of layups and a 16 footer. Even showed flashes of defense. Still, make no mistake about this...if you are looking for Matt to help this year at the 4, much has to happen between today and November, as his game is that of a 3. I see Garino as more of a 4 at this point.
Ryan McCoy: All I can say is if you liked Skyler White, then you will like Ryan McCoy. He hit 2 wide opened 3s and a driving layup. He also seemed to have trouble getting up and down the court.
My 1/4 game featured Garino. Swan and Yuta were suppose to play, but they were no shows. I watched Patricio play for about 10 minutes. Nothing to report. He rebounded well, did not score and did not seem particularly interested in playing in a summer league game.
Had the frosh been present, I would have stayed for the remainder of this game, and the next game, which had Kethan, Griffin and Kopriva I did not. You will need to ask CJS Fan about how they played.