Eldridge Recasner: The Black Hugh Millen

Eldridge Recasner is a flippin’ genius. How this guy doesn’t have an everyday platform for his opinions is beyond me.

The former University of Washington guard — who played professionally in the NBA and overseas — is a weekly guest on the Husky Honks basketball show on 950 KJR AM.

Often outspoken and rarely reserved, Recasner is never afraid to say what needs to be said, good or bad, about his alma mater.

After witnessing his team put up three consecutive losses, Recasner let loose with a slew of comments about the Huskies on today’s radio broadcast, many of which are listed here on Percy Allen’s Husky Men’s Basketball Blog.

Here’s a quick breakdown of some of Recasner’s finer points:

-Venoy Overton needs to start, based mainly on the fact that he’s a good defender while Abdul Gaddy is not. Gaddy helps out on the offensive end, but his offense is not needed within the framework of a starting lineup that already includes big-time scorers in Quincy Pondexter and Isaiah Thomas.

-Matthew Bryan-Amaning needs to focus on doing the dirty work, grabbing boards, and getting putbacks. He needs to be a “garbage man,” and regain his confidence in the process. Also, the team should stay away from running plays for him.

-Direct quote on forward Darnell Gant: “”If Darnell Gant can’t get 6-7 rebounds a game, we need to take his darn scholarship.”

-Quincy Pondexter needs to be more aggressive and adopt Isaiah Thomas’ mentality on offense.

-Direct quote on the team: “If we keep playing 10-11 people, we’re not even going to be in the CBI. We’re going to be in the IMA.”

Yes. Yes to everything. All correct points. Thank you, Eldridge.

Dude couldn’t have been more spot on. Everything he stated was a perfect, uncut assessment of the current makeup of this ballclub, and one can only hope that the team hears his words.

Overton should start, MBA and “garbage” should always be in the same sentence together, Darnell Gant does need to step up, Quincy definitely needs to be more aggressive, and the quote about the IMA is just hilarious.

Eldridge Recasner, you have just entered the hallowed ground once occupied by Hugh Millen and only Hugh Millen. At this point, you can do no wrong. On behalf of the fan base, thank you for your contribution.

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