Here is that K-Mac interview.
Interesting stuff there. Talks about the SI cover and how it was an honor especially being picked over Harangody. Calls Ireland the "trip of a lifetime." The article mentions how he and his mom should be making plenty of appearances on television starting in Maui. Again, thanks to our New York contributor for that.
LMU started their season off with an exhibition win against Hope International University. Unfortunately, it has been all downhill since then. The Lions dropped all three contests in the World Vision Classic, failing to score more than 55 points against Milwaukee, Iowa State, and UC Davis.
Vernon Teel leads the team with a 19.3 scoring average. No other players are in double figures. The 6'4" Juco transfer has double the amount of made field goals as anyone else on the roster. He is also the leading rebounder with 9.3 a game. Assists (8) are tops on the team as are his turnovers (15). Does anyone else like to play basketball at this school?
Marko Deric and Tim Dedrerichs are the tallest rotation players, both at 6'9". They play a little over 14 minutes a game. Along with Teal, the rest of the team's starting lineup will contain only one experienced player (Deric, Dederichs, or Corey Counts). Jarred DuBois, Ashley Hamilton, and Kevin Young are all freshman starters.
New coach Bill Bayno does appear to have this program turning around with his desire to play inexperienced, but talented players. He has inked two good recruits for next year, including PF Terrell Vinson, a four-star guy recruited by Georgetown, Maryland, Memphis, and Villanova. Best of luck to Coach Bayno and the program in the future, but tomorrow should be nothing less than a walk for the Irish.