Let’s see… who’s excited for the 2014-15 Rhode Island basketball season? Dumb question. Fans, alumni, players, the media – everyone is already buzzing about Rhody hoops. And we can officially add Dan Hurley to the list of the excitable ones. As if there was any doubt.
URI’s head coach tweeted this yesterday:
— Dan Hurley (@dhurley15) July 2, 2014
Oh boy that’s awesome.
In addition to being excited, Hurley should also be proud. By all accounts, this is a pretty special recruiting class that he’s built. Terrell is pretty much a lock to start right away, and Garrett has a great shot to work his way into the lineup as the season wears on. Watson figures to come off the bench, but look for him to excel in that role.
Speaking of Watson, check that pic again. That is a big, strong gentleman right there. The reports about his athleticism and ability to bang down low don’t appear to be exaggerated. If he’s a high energy guy, he can really strengthen the front-court depth for the Rams.
And with the calendar now flipped to July, the season is just four months away.
Did we mention that this is pretty exciting?