RandBall: Can the Gophers men's basketball team create chemistry this summer?

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Per Rand:

8:00: Star Tribune Gophers men's basketball writer Marcus Fuller joins the show to talk about another offseason with a lot of roster turnover. Can a senior-heavy team filled with holdovers and newcomers find chemistry quickly next season? Plus Fuller has thoughts on new college sports rules and the NBA draft.

Go Gophers!!
 

Per Rand:

Can a senior-heavy team filled with holdovers and newcomers find chemistry quickly next season?

The simple answer is that they'll have to. This is the way of the world for at least the near future.
 

I think sometimes chemistry is overrated. I think sometimes what we think is chemistry is really just fit.

I haven't seen a lot of our players play a whole lot, but the players seem like they will fit together nicely. Garcia is clearly our best player and the other bigs seem like they will fit well around him. Then we have a number of guys who can handle the ball (Patterson, Mitchell, Asuma, and Williams), a number of wings who can shoot so the backcourt should fit together as well.
 

Mr. Annoying (me) thinks we need a second big wing to pair with (or share playing time with) Odukale.
If Odukake misses time, who do we have to defend opponent's big wings?
Our other wings are 6'2"-6'3".
Please give the 13th scholarship to Allen-Eikens (the CSUN kid) and cover that weakness.
BTW, I live in SoCal, so I can bring him in for a visit myself, if necessary!
We don't want no stinkin' walk-on wasting the last scholarship.
 
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Mr. Annoying (me) thinks we need a second big wing to pair with (or share playing time with) Odukale.
If Odukake misses time, who do we have to defend opponent's big wings?
Our other wings are 6'2"-6'3".
Please give the 13th scholarship to Allen-Eikens (the CSUN kid) and cover that weakness.
BTW, I live in SoCal, so I can bring him in for a visit myself, if necessary!
We don't want no stinkin' walk-on wasting the last scholarship.
Hermosa Beach?
 




I worked at the Valero refinery about 20 years ago in Long Beach. I forgot the name of the bar with what seemed like a million different tap beers. At the marina.
Ballast Point Brewing?
 




That's not it, so my lazy ass had to look it up. Took me a while. Yard House.
Not familiar....
Ever go to Joe Jost's?
I still live here, but I forgot where I left my memory.......
 
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Not familiar....
Ever go to Joe Jost's?
If I remember right it was really good and somewhat locally famous. I only went once right before my job finished and I left the area.
 

If I remember right it was really good and somewhat locally famous. I only went once right before my job finished and I left the area.
Your memory is good!
Joe Jost's Special is Sausage Sandwich, Pickled Egg and pitcher of beer.
 
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Mr. Annoying (me) thinks we need a second big wing to pair with (or share playing time with) Odukale.
If Odukake misses time, who do we have to defend opponent's big wings?
Our other wings are 6'2"-6'3".
Please give the 13th scholarship to Allen-Eikens (the CSUN kid) and cover that weakness.
BTW, I live in SoCal, so I can bring him in for a visit myself, if necessary!
We don't want no stinkin' walk-on wasting the last scholarship.
Is Eikens visiting at all? I saw we were one of 4 teams recruiting him the hardest. Memphis, Rhode Island, and Hawaii were the other 3
 



Is Eikens visiting at all? I saw we were one of 4 teams recruiting him the hardest. Memphis, Rhode Island, and Hawaii were the other 3
No news as far as I know, so I'm afraid they plan on wasting the last scholarship on a walk-on.
 




It's better than the bleeping Queen Mary!
Keep in mind construction began on the Queen Mary in 1930. Standards have elevated somewhat.
The tour was cooler just 40 years ago.
 











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