Does anyone else think that the timing of the Ashton Pankey transfer request is odd? Why announce now and not a few months back? There are my questions that come to mind. Has he failed drug tests like fellow teammates? I sure hope not. I myself have another spin on the situation. I think that another PF player has been on the MD campus and Turge thinks he will join the team soon.
Here is why.... For 2012 MD would have 5 post players (Cleare, Len, Padge, Pankey, & Mitchell). Of those 5, Pankey would be the first forward off the bench to begin with (Len & Padge starting - no questions about that). In 2013 Padge will be gone and depending on how Len plays in 2012, he could be gone as well. That leaves Pankey, Cleare, & Mitchell. Smotrycz will join the team but he is a stretch 4 and ultimately will spend time on the wing to create a larger line up. So why leave?
Here is some info on Volodymyr:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frSU-lDZniE --- 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIMrwZqGXPA --- 2011