Despite minimal success during my lifetime and its history, I love my alma mater's basketball program. I would love to see URI become a mid-major power. I've said before they could eventually get to the level of Uconn, and people look at me like I've got 58 heads. Of course, now it sounds crazy to say, but even though Uconn was in the Big East, they were a nothing program until Jim Calhoun. Over decades they became a blueblood. They play in fucking Storrs, CT. That's not exactly a selling point. With Newport and Narragansett not too far away, I genuinely believe Kingston, RI, could turn into that someday if the school invested in the program, but that's not the focus of this blog.
I'll admit I didn't pay much attention to Archie Miller's first season at URI. I'm not gonna dedicate valuable time to a bottom-feeding, gross season. Call it fairweather or whatever you want. I love URI hoops, but I'm 31, not 17; even as a bum-ass fake adult, I have better things to do than watch URI-Duquesne when they're a combined 9-52.
With the transfer portal and NIL, I'm hopeful URI can turn things around quickly. Yes, I worried that URI doesn't have the donors or ties to compete with other schools, but maybe Tarbox Toyota or the Big Blue Bug can give some 4-star recruit a bag.
I don't know anything about this dude, but URI just added a guy named Always Wright, and with a name like that, you've got my attention. Always Wright is a swaggy ass name. At the very least, URI will get some buzz when a random blogger or CBSsports writer makes an all-name team for college hoops. If URI is in the A-10 hunt, they'll 1000% say his name on Pardon My Take at some point next season.
When I broke this news to my fantasy league group chat, someone said his brother's name is "All Wright," and tbh, I'm not 100% sure if that was a joke. Maybe there's a black sheep of the fam named Never? My friend said he was serious, but I'm still not sure. Reader, feel free to do some digging and comment your results! Does this dude have a brother named All because if so this family is fucking hysterical.
Based on my research (looking at twitter for 30 seconds), I love the scouting report!!! Willing passer feels like a back-handed compliment but **Kid Cudi in "Up, Up and Away" voice for 4/20 brooooo** whateverrrrr.
RHODY! RHODY! RHODY!
Fuck Dillon Brooks forever. I love seeing the entire NBA not fw him.