End of Season Summary
Conference U Awards:
Robert Allocco, Chicago State: Player of the Year; All-Conference 1st Team
John DePina, Texas State: All-Conference 2nd Team
Vernell Strom, Texas State: Coach of the Year
Chicago State—3 scholarships to fill; none filled so only 10 scholarship players next season
Wofford—1 scholarship to fill and 1 filled, therefore 13 scholarship players next season
PF Ron Leonard, a HS senior from Duncan, SC, a good defender and scorer who is ranked as the #593 best recruit nationally.
Cal-Davis—4 scholarships to fill, only 1 filled so 10 scholarship players next season
PG Scott Ward, HS Sr, excellent outside shooter, passer and ball handler, ranked #1749 nationally
Jacksonville—2 scholarships to fill, only 1 filled so 12 scholarship players next season
PG Josh Jones, a HS senior from Daytona Beach, FL, a good ball handler and passer as well as a strong defender and good scorer who is ranked as the #1437 best recruit nationally.
Texas State—4 scholarships to fill, only 2 filled so 11 scholarship players next season
PG Collin Jackson, a HS senior from Lorenzo, TX, an excellent passer and good ball handler who is ranked as the #1441 best recruit nationally.
SF Darryl Brown, #515, good scorer and ball handler, good defender, outstanding athleticism, ranked #515 nationally
So...only one of the five coaches did a satisfactory job recruiting. Kyle Anders had only one scholarship to fill at Wofford, and he did it. The other 4 coaches? Two got 50% of their scholarships filled, one got 25% filled, and one completely failed and got 0% filled. In total, out of 14 available scholarships, just 5 were filled. That’s an abysmal 36%.
Texas State (Vernell Strom), Chicago State (DJ Brower), and Cal-Davis (Monroe Thurlow) were promoted to Conference T.
Jacksonville (Parsons Nyland) and Wofford (Kyle Anders) remain in Conference U.
If grades were being given on team performance, the 3 coaches whose teams moved up probably would get B’s. The two whose teams remain in Conference U would receive C''s.
Team Prestige and Head Coach Reputation:
Cal-Davis: 11 (-2); Monroe Thurlow-9 (N/C)
Chicago State: 16; (+3) DJ Brower-10 (+1)
Jacksonville: 11 (-2); Parsons Nyland-9 (N/C)
Texas State: 15 (+1); Vernell Strom-10 (+1)
Wofford: 11 (-2); Kyle Anders-9 (N/C)