Huskies in Scramble Mode as Tournament Tips-off
The news from Saskatchewan this late Summer and early Fall hinted at some big changes for a roster full of veteran players, and a team that may well be in their usual championship contention. We get confirmation from Coach Barry Rawlyk (8th year) in a Star-Phoenix article by Darren Zary.
Gone is 5th year all-star forward, Shane Osayande. Gone also wing man, 3rd year, Jaylan Morgan, and forward Mack Burns. All 3 were projected starters. Still listed on the roster, but unllikely to play this season is Chan DeCiman, a speedy, talented 2nd year guard, who has some continuing physical issues. Also gone were veterans Dave Humbert, Reid Thuringer, and Jonathan Halvorson.
That’s leaves Rawlyk in ‘scramble mode’ as he tries to patch together a competitive team around the few key players he has left. To make matters worse, the Huskies 3rd year import guard, Lawrence Moore, missed their games last week in Toronto vs UT and Ryerson. Latest recruit, 3rd year, import guard, JT Robinson, who could add some significant firepower, also has an injury, keeping him off the court for now.
Moore is back for the U of S Graham Construction Tournament, and he joins 5th year guard Alex Unruh, 2nd year wing, Addison Dewar, and 2nd year guard, Emmanuel Akintunde. Forwards Dean Wittow (6-7) and Joseph Barker (6-6) are both injured, leaving 3rd year transfer 6-6 Sebastien Turcotte (Saskatoon), and 1st year locals, 6-5 Savion Tyson, and Aidan Smithen to ‘hold the fort’ .
These are trying times, but the Huskies will be doing their best to contest their 3 games this weekend vs Mt. Royal on Thursday, UBC Friday, and Western on Saturday. Today’s U of S – MRU game – Live stats – 7 pm local