Post by GlitterBro #2 on Oct 3, 2020 11:08:06 GMT -5
This site has a really detailed breakdown of each A10 team. In the section on La Salle, they include an analysis of how the team did with Kimbrough on the court for various offensive and defensive categories. I'm a bit surprised they don't mention the impact of a healthy Jack Clark which I think should have us up in Tier 2 somewhere
Bottom Line: It feels odd over-indexing this preview on defense, but that’s what kept the Explorers afloat last season. Howard still has a steep hill to climb in bringing in the caliber and mold of player needed to construct a Villanova Lite offense, but he’s making progress. Anwar Gill (Montverde Academy product) and Tegra Izay (3-star recruit from Canada) each carry strong pedigree, while hometown hero Jhamir Brickus surpassed Rip Hamilton on Coatesville Area High School’s all-time scoring list. The Explorers’ offense may need an offensive jolt from one of these rookies but make no mistake about it – this team will still hang its hat on defense.
I'm guessing Clark got little mention because he's been out so much. He's an unknown to outsiders right now. IF he can stay healthy and IF he's back to the same level we saw him play for that short window then we could see the team surprise this year. Not top tier, but they could move up.