Another poster (too lazy to look it up) posted early on in the season that we were going to miss Lawson. I disagreed at the time, but in retrospect, I think this poster was correct. One of our major problems down the stretch was the lack of depth and a mid range game. Lawson would have definitely helped in these areas. Losing Holston was also a blow to our depth. I really scratch my head on this one. Holston's role at Indiana St. was pretty much what it would have been here. He was also a mid range swing type of player that could also play post.
I realize that heavy turnover is just a reality in college ball these days, but we lost a couple of proven contributors that could have chewed up some valuable minutes. We did not replace the talent/experience for this season. The guys that took the scholarships may prove to be good future investments, but did nothing for us this year.