Posted: 2:43 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013
One team that might have a really tough time keeping up in the new ACC is Florida State. The Seminoles have had a pretty good run under Leonard Hamilton, which came to a screeching halt last year. Rebuilding for anyone is going to be tougher now than it used to be.
So recruiting is doubly important now. That said, what should we make of the commitment FSU got from JUCO Cinmeon Bowers?
Well first, at 6-6 and 250, he’s built like Charles Barkley. That’s not to say he’ll play like Barkley obviously.
Hamilton has built his program on a suffocating defense. It’s no joke; FSU at its best is a superb defensive team that really gets after you.
Despite that, FSU has rarely been a dynamic offensive team, Michael Snaer aside and they could really use a dynamic offensive player. Is it going to be Bowers?
Well, yes and no. If you want a guy who is powerful inside, who will dunk on your head in a heartbeat, who likes to really get it in transition, Bowers is said to be your guy. But if you want someone who can create offense in the halfcourt? Maybe not.
Still, he’ll almost certainly help. Time was a 6-6 power forward was undersized, but with centers these days often being 6-8 and 6-9, 6-6 is not that much of a disadvantage (less still with the NBA skimming off the cream of the athletic crop after a season or two). He could be a good one.