Ibi Watson Transferring


#21

Perhaps. I think he’d be best served to go down a level and show out, but that’s just me. (And given the current state of things, there could be bigger options for him 2 years down the road as a grad transfer.)


#22

I fully expect Ibi Watson to end up at Indiana under Archie Miller who recruited him back at Dayton, where Ibi will play a nice role in Indiana’s 2019-2020 Big Ten Championship team


#23

My first thought was Nebraska. Maybe even Illinois.


#24

Does Butler have room? I think that would be an interesting fit.


#25

Good athlete but mid major at best talent, wish him well wherever he lands. Does he have to sit no matter where he goes?


#26

Quite a lot was being read into that take, which could have been something as the light catching his eyes in a odd way. Thankfully, Beilein does not seem like the paranoid type.


#27

I definitely wouldn’t say mid major at best talent. I think he’d do fine on a lower half power conference team.


#28

He will have to sit a year and then will have two more seasons of eligibility.


#29

Not at all surprised by this. Writing has been on the wall for months.


#30

#31

Solid landing spot for him. Good program, lower level, home state


#32

Very happy for him. Best of luck to Ibi going forward. Always a Wolverine.


#33

Nothing like home cooking. Best of luck to him. I think he will do very well there.


#34

I predict Ibi will have a very good career there.


#35

Hmm - Archie Miller kind of left the cupboard bare at Dayton: his last Flyer team had 4 senior starters. Anthony Grant (former assistant to Billy Donovan at Florida and OKC, head coach at VCU and Alabama) had the worst Dayton team of the KenPom era (#172) last year. It was also the worst defense (#238) of any team he’s coached. On the plus side (?), he did bring in Giannis Antetokounmpo’s little brother.

I imagine Ibi’s athleticism will be very welcome on defense. I wish him the best of luck.


#36

Giannis’ brother declared for the draft and is probably leaving. They are bringing in Dwayne Cohill in next year’s recruiting class.


#37

Grant had some good VCU teams and while he was fighting an uphill battle at Bama, his teams never got over the hump there. A 14-17 record surely isn’t what he was hoping for in his first season at Dayton.


#38

I really like the landing spot for Ibi. I think he can have success and made a great choice. Typically a multi-bid conference that produces some decent basketball. Grant gives his players alot of freedom (I’m not saying that is a positive) where Ibi could excel.


#39

it really is a great spot for him to land. I’m not sure if their still run the same system/ style of play as Archie. If so , he’s perfect for the wing there. Unfortunately for him Archie left and he lost a few big players. If kostas stays ( he should), and Miller had too they could have had naz Carter , kostas, Ibi , and McKinley wright,cohilll. Wouod have been an insanely athletic roster. Scary fast break game.


#40

It sounds like Kostas is leaving whether or not he gets any assurance he’ll be drafted.