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Jeff Goodman discusses Washington's loss of Abdul Gaddy for the year to injury and much more.
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However what Germany's brightest -- the -- the goods with foxsports.com. Senior college basketball writer Jeff Goodman. And Jeff let's start in the Pacific northwest where Washington has lost starting point guard Abdul Gatti for the season with a knee injury. How is that going to affect the Huskies. Well. You know I've duels a kid that it was very highly touted coming out of I did not have -- press year. It just really up begun to find himself and was really planned well and and watching him was playing well and I do think it's gonna have a a significant impact because now. You have the ball and Isiah thomas' hands a little bit more and Pedroia homered and probably comes off the bench. And ends up playing more minutes and I just like Gatti was. It's -- kid who really knew how to run a team get everybody in ball is unselfish shooting the ball well. And now Isiah Thomas he just started I to play team basketball. And not now kind of concern that you change your role is -- change in what these guys do. Without Abdul on the on the court and again Washington which you start a really good basketball. And up. So about duel Gary certainly get gonna hurt them -- and attacked him play here. -- kind of -- Joseph has decide to leave Minnesota yet to sit out the -- first six games because he broke team rules and obviously that didn't sit well them. What do you think he'll wind up and as Minnesota have enough depth to make up for his departure. He's only got a year and a half left so I don't see a lot of big time programs particular shot on them. Especially because coaches Tubby Smith. To -- Joseph created very talented scoring art. And I think it's it's also really gonna hurt to go first this team it could went deep in the tournament still could but it's gonna be -- -- upper reaches up. One of the biggest strengths was their quality depth there -- -- walker a -- -- couple weeks a season ending knee injury. Now the -- decides to transfer after can't. I get along -- I'm not sure exactly what how America fingers comedies -- just not buying in. And on -- role. But now a guy like -- all is gonna have to step up talented freshman. Joseph was a guy to get had experience. He'd fit in well normal and -- with a point guard. Like top arbor is a really good shooter from the wing spot. I just I Tubby Smith got all the weapons especially Trevor -- back. You know talented athletic forwards used to jumping Jack. Doing a lot of dirty work. They're pieces fit together but now ought to que -- wanted to he wants five. Notre Dame making some noise in the big east how better Ben Hansbrough -- Irish. I'll tell you -- you gotta -- might bring a lot of credit your nobody thought at Notre Dame what you what they're doing right now. You know be -- he knocked on the door top ten ranking and not Ben Hansbrough has been a part of it. Obvious key here is an experience than me might -- will tell anybody that. Veterans some fifth year guys other seniors. Not gonna blow you away without -- went to -- judiciary to basketball and all shoot the ball. And it got a durable -- just Tyler Hansbrough is little brother and transfer from Mississippi State a couple of years ago -- -- -- one of the most underrated forwards may -- players in the country in nevermind it's. It out of Connecticut it went very very lightly recruited out of high school. -- -- -- Are coming back -- you know true major knee injury well what major knee injuries sitting out obvious transfer. And then you -- can like -- mess undersized post player. Who's really done a good job and -- you know their roles. Again it fit -- well together they're a better team right now. Outlook outlook character because that oral all stand around watch -- reduced thing. I Jeff always great this -- -- you -- college hoops and don't forget foxsports.com has you covered for your basketball needs for Jeff Goodman I'm ready Sparage. -- a look at it.