We speculated that NT would look to replace Javion Hamlet with a transfer lead guard to take over the bulk of the ball-handling that Hamlet did so well (among so many other things). While McCasland likes some balanced scoring, he has always had a point guard dominate the proceedings in Denton.
Enter Rasheed Browne, a 6’2″ guy coming off a season-ending injury in Corpus that will be the first candidate to replace (in a way) Hamlet. There is some tape on him from high school in a few of the top searches on your favorite web search engine. MGN will not pretend we did a full on scout or have the absolute book on a guy that we have seen in a highlight package but he looks like he can handle the ball and shoot it when the need arises.
His numbers in his short career do not excite, but he has had four seasons post-high school of strength-training and growth. That kind of stuff matters when it counts, and should help in some specific situations.
In other news, Hameir Wright, is a 6’9″ forward who started three seasons for Washington. He is athletic and has some shooting touch, but apparently not enough to be a threat from three. Wright noted that some of that misfiring came because he “didn’t care”. The guy has the raw materials and the talent to make things happen. We will learn whether or not McCasland and the program can get the best out of these two (in addition to the new guys coming in) to continue the winning that has thus far been the norm.