Will have some thoughts on the Spring Game tomorrow, but buried at the bottom of the Globe's football write-up is this roster update for Steve Donahue and the men's hoops team:
"In basketball news, reserve guard Dallas Elmore has left school. The 6-5 junior from Fort Collins, Colo., played 34 games last season and averaged 2.3 points."
Elmore leaves the program after three seasons, and finishes his career with 232 points, 106 rebounds and 45 assists in 77 games. Elmore was one of two Colorado HS players recruited by Al Skinner in 2007-08. Pretty sure we are all familiar with the other.
Though Elmore saw his minutes and production go down this season under first year coach Donahue, a loss like this is significant in that Elmore would have been one of the few (only?) senior leaders on next year's roster. Without Jackson, Elmore and this year's outgoing senior class next season, Donahue loses 84 percent of BC's total minutes and over 91 percent of total points (2,227 of 2,440) from this past season.
Also, with an even more unrecognizable cast of supporting teammates next season, this may make Jackson's decision to stay in the NBA Draft a bit easier.
Without Jackson or Elmore, BC's starting five next season could feature a junior transfer (Matthew Humphrey), three true freshman (Daniels, Anderson, Caudill) and sophomore Gabe Moton.