Strange outcome; but we knew something like this was going to occur. I thought Onwas was one of the stronger contributors to the Utes great season.
Looks like Coach "k" inserted the blade between the ribs to make room
for Jakob Poeltl.Ain't the NCAA, programs, and coaches just
Definitely a step up for Onwas. Best of luck Princeton.
Good luck to Princeton. He was a very solid player in every facet except free
throws, where he was a huge liability. But he had some very exciting highlight
plays, including two consecutive games with SportsCenter Top 10 plays. He should
be able to go make an impact on a team somewhere this year. So this resolves the
scholarship issue, not much more to follow in the offseason it seems. Can it be
With a great team already and a loaded recruiting class that is top 30 in the
nation, I think he saw the writing on the wall that the minutes he wants just
aren't there for him Wish him the best.
If the new power conference rules were in place the Utes could of made room for
Princeton.Good luck to him, it was fun watching him as a Ute. No doubt a
good school will seek his talent.
As chris b would say - This is a "step up" (wherever he ends
up) for Onwas.
Best of lucky Onwas! You're defense will be missed. The only reason I can
think he'd leave is that the new recruits are going to be eating up
minutes. I'm willing to bet Ogbe gets a good chunk of minutes this year
too. He looks like quite the player.
We knew someone wasn't going to be back. I certainly wish Onwas well
wherever he lands.This team will be loaded but the one place it's
extremely thin is 2 guard. I realize Onwas played more like a 3, but now this
team is left with Tucker as the lone true 2 guard. Tucker is a good shooter when
he's got some space but he's not the defensive player or slasher that
Onwas is. Looks like the Wright brothers (yes I know they're not really
brothers) will be needing to play some 2 guard. Not that Delon Wright
didn't already play on the court at times with Taylor last year.
Christy B and Tom in CA,I hope he does end up with a power program. Says
something about the current and incoming talent on The Hill, doesn't it?
Best of Luck to Onwas. I loved his toughness. I hope he does well wherever he
ekute"Says something about the current and incoming talent on
The Hill, doesn't it?"You mean the "talent" that
wasn't good enough to beat the 4th place team from the WCC in the NIT?Or the "talent" that was only able to win two road games all
season long, only one against a team with a winning record?
Chris B"With a great team already and a loaded recruiting class
that is top 30 in the nation, I think he saw the writing on the wall that the
minutes he wants just aren't there for him."Sorry, Chris it
was NOT about minutes. It was about 14 bodies playing musical chairs with only
13 chairs. I expect Coach "k" "fired" him....see Onwas tweet;
did not sound very happy to me.ekute"Christy B and
Tom in CA,"I hope he does end up with a power program." He won't be eligible in D-I next year. Hope he was only a sophomore this
midpacmajor,The Talent that's projected to be a contender in the Pac
12.And just for you...The Talent that I predict will dominate byu
next year and in the foreseeable future.Go Utes!
@midpacmajorIt was enough "talent" to beat BYU by something
like 20 points.
timid sparrowRemind us which team received an at-large bid to the
NCAA tournament, and which team wasn't even considered by the Selection
Committee.One head-to-head game does not a season make.A
team that lost to the #218 Washington State Cougars(10-21) on the road,
wouldn't have stood a chance of beating the #32 BYU Cougars(23-12) in the
Anyone who thinks that this was Onwas's choice is ignorant to how teams are
run in college
Midpacmajor:Glad to see you have carried over what you learned
yesterday in Church. Thank you for sharing your thoughtful and non-contentious
statements. Onwas, thank you for your contributions this past year
at the U. Best of luck in your basketball and life career. Go
It seems to be that his scholarship was pulled. If his departure now leaves the
team with the allowed number of Scholarships then they must have had 14 prior to
wookie,Good to see you likewise have carried over what you learned
from church yesterday. Or are you one of the ute "fans" who think the
team you cheer for somehow is the most important factor in who has the
responsibility to do what's right? Typical ute. Stop the self righteous
holier than thou attitude.I don't fault someone for leaving if
something else is a better situation for someone. If a better situation is
possible for someone, they should do it. Nothing wrong with it at all
Good luck to you Princeton. Thanks for your contributions. Hope you land in a
good program where there is room for you to be a starter.Go Utes!
Good luck to Onwas in the future.We all knew that the Utes had to
make room for one more player - just wasn't sure who would not make the
team for next year. Too bad for Princton, I like his athleticism he had some
great dynamic dunks this last season. I hope he can find a place to play his
senior year.I hope this Utah team can continue to get better and
make strides in the right direction. Coach K and his staff have put together
one of the better recruiting classes the Utes have seen in a long time.
Combined with an very much improved preseason schedule, I hope the Utes can get
the needed wins to take it to the next level and get back to the NCAA
tournament.Keep it up Utah!Go Utes!
midpacmajor But strong enough to beat the TDS into begging for mercy and
leaving Haws in confusion even to this day..
midpacmajor: "one head to head game does not a season make" LOL. How
about 4 head to head in a row? The problem with today's fans on all sides
is they live too much in the fantasy world of the popularity contest of
rankings. Get it done on the floor. You can brag about the teams you beat, but
don't brag about being better than the teams you didn't.
If the NCAA want to "fix" things, it should start here. Looks like this
young man was the victim of the school's decision to offer more
scholarships than the maximum allowed.NCAA schools have no
credibility at all when they claim their primary focus is on student-athletes
when they allow member schools to over-subscribe scholarship athletes and then
kick kids to the curb. A student athlete should, by rule, retain
his or her scholarship as long as they are academically eligible and abide by
team/school eligibility rules.Ironically, I think most schools would
be willing to keep kids on scholarship but are forbidden from doing so by the
NCAA's antiquated rule.The stated justification for the rule is
to prevent schools from stockpiling athletes, but recruits should be given
enough credit to know that if the football team has 20 more scholarships
athletes than the limit of active players, there is a chance they'll get
shelved (but retain their scholarship) and should choose a school accordingly.
Clearly that's a better system than letting schools kick a kid
to the curb if they think they can sign a better one.
The MooseFour head-to-heads in a row doesn't mean much when U
finish with worse records, lower rankings and fewer bowls.
SAG,Wow, a Y fan calling a U fan ”holier than thou,” now
I have seen everything!Princeton,You were very exciting
to watch, best of luck to you!
Could my interest in professional college sports (D-I football and basketball)
be any lower.
Is he going to the NBA? He played at Utah and that NIT resume should put him #1
in the draft right?