So they did sign Nkumsah (the center). This is the first I've ever heard of the Milo kid (freshman).
Is Nkumsah the same kid who was being discussed a few months ago? Obviously the old threads are gone but I could have sworn that kid was from Delaware and was 6'8" or 6'9. According to the roster this kid is 6'5 and from New York.
I was surprised to see that, too. It also had him listed as a guard.
He did play high school basketball in Delaware (Middletown High). Perhaps he's originally from NY. Other than that it's pretty hard to dig anything up on the guy. From a few newspaper photos he certainly looks taller than 6'5" ... very thin with very long arms. It looks like he averaged about 7.5 ppg and a boatload of blocked shots.
Then again, I've quit believing listed heights long ago.
He got very little press ... hopefully a diamond in the rough.
Milo seems like a nice player from his recruiting video. He looks like a very nice ball handler from a pretty strong high school program.
My guess is he's taking a redshirt year. That leaves 12 on the roster (3 true freshman).
CJ would have probably had trouble seeing many minutes this year with Cottrell, Danielak and Cobo underneath.
I still liked him as a 'banger type' off the bench to draw and give some fouls. Who knows ... still two weeks to go. It was a strange move, however, at this late stage.
But I believe redshirts names always stay on the roster as they are still considered a part of the team. My experience has generally been that once a name vanishes from a roster it stays gone. Bearer being a very rare exception. His omission may have even been an oversight as the preseason hoops rosters are being butchered---the IUP WBB roster in particular has had numerous mistakes over the past month (including Alexis Aiken when she was clearly gone, listing "Miranda" Kerr, listing Maura D'Anna as a guard, etc.