With 16 games in the book, I've figured a few things out:
1. Joe Lindsey is one of the top 3 point guards in modern Gannon history. I know that's a strong statement, but Lindsey compares favorably with Javar Cheatham and Mo Jamison (my boyhood idol). My former teammate Dave Callahan was a great team leader, but didn't have the offensive game Lindsey has. Juan Rodriguez was great but couldn't shoot from the outside. Same for Camara Mintz. Jarming White was the most talented from the neck down but was unreliable. I can't speak to Bill Callahan's abilities because while he was wearing the maroon-and-gold I was wearing diapers.
We knew last year that Lindsey could set up his teammates, and this year we're learning that he's a consistent scoring threat from multiple spots on the floor. I can't wait to see Kyle Goldcamp back on the floor with a confident Lindsey.
2. Gannon needs Kyle Goldcamp in the building, not necessarily in the lineup. The best news from Gannon's win last night at IUP was Kyle Goldcamp appearing at the game. He didn't play, but his presence was important. Goldcamp has been on the sidelines for two games this year, last night's 16-point drubbing of IUP and GU's 30-point shellacking of Kutztown. I've heard Goldcamp wants to pursue the medical profession in the future. Can someone change his mind encourage him to be a grad assistant coach for the Knights next season? Or maybe just get him a season ticket.
3. Currently, the best team in the PSAC West is ... Lock Haven. Forget that they're 3-14 overall and just 1-3 in the league. Here's how I figure they're Best in the West. Lock Haven beat Mercyhurst (yesterday) who beat Edinboro (last week) who beat Cal (yesterday) who beat Gannon (last week) who beat Slippery Rock (last week) and IUP (last night).
Obviously I'm joking here, but the bottom line is every team in PSAC West is competitive. Just ask Laker coach Gary Manchel. I'm sure his four-hour bus ride home from Lock Haven yesterday seemed like four days.