Isaiah Mucius looked pretty darn good, tallying 21 points on 9-16 shooting and really becoming consistent after a very rough start. The rest of the team, however, very clearly hadn’t played in a month, and had missed a double digit number of practices under a first year head coach. Seriously, how do you even judge this team in any way? Well I will say I think they looked dang good their first two games, which I’m not going to say isn’t exciting, because that was when Wake had their full complement of players, as many practices and games as everyone else, so on and so forth. Anybody who’d harshly judge any of our players or especially Coach Steve Forbes for a first season like this needs to not only check their expectations, but also their priorities. I’m not going to get too deep into it for a lot of reasons, but there are so many reasons that this season is...let’s just be charitable and say “goofy”. It was a very bad game, but if I’m being honest, there are so many reasons why I just can’t bring myself to care. I’m very glad to hear Coach Forbes take responsibility in his post game comments. That’s the other thing I’ll definitely comment on in a positive light. Other than that, I do hope the team can get back into more of a rhythm, but more importantly than that, I just want everyone to stay safe and healthy, and I hope those who have gotten sick, even if they’ve seemingly recovered, continue to get monitored closely moving forward.
All else I can say is Happy New Year, stay safe and healthy, and Go Deacs.