I'm always cautious, in regards to game film, but I do see a wiry player comfortable with a jump shot. What comes after that - the ability to defend, the ability to score in traffic, the ability to play a number of positions - will be far more telling, yet not discernible from the tape at hand. The offer list (UC Riverside, DU, and Loyola) is not very impressive, but those kinds of things aren't always telling when they pertain to an international recruit. For now, a default to 'In Tad we Trust' will have to suffice, and it is telling that Coach Boyle spent one of his precious 2017 scholarships on this veritable unknown; he has to have a good feeling here.
While Alexander's on the roster this fall, there's no doubt in my mind that he will be redshirting. He'll need time to adjust to the American game, as well as put on a few pounds. So, until the fall of 2017, we'll just have to wait in anticipation.
Welcome to the program, Alexander!
Today in the bag, I'm talking my annual football goals, the first results from the world of football, and the fortunes of the soccer and volleyball teams.
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