Monday, June 13, 2005
Prime Time Rosters
The Prime Time League draft took place over the weekend, with Hawkeye players filling the top six spots. In case you aren't familiar - the Prime Time League is an annual summer league featuring players from Iowa, UNI, and several high schools and small colleges in eastern Iowa. Some players from past Iowa squads also participate.
This year's league has eight 10-player teams. Each team will play nine games (two per week) until the playoffs begin on July 20. Here's how the first round broke down -
1) Greg Brunner, Iowa
2) Jeff Horner, Iowa
3) Adam Haluska, Iowa
4) Mike Henderson, Iowa
5) Alex Thompson, Iowa
6) Erek Hansen, Iowa
7) Erik Crawford, UNI
8) Seth Gorney, Iowa
Yes, it's way too early to over-analyze a summer league draft, but.....Mike Henderson at 4th overall? Let's just say I was pleased when Crawford slipped to my landlord-sponsored team in the 7 hole. Ben Jacobson (UNI) was available for the draft but will miss the first two weeks of league play, so he fell to the second round.
To my dismay, Doug Thomas won't be allowed to terrorize opponents (or his coach) - he's sitting out with a broken hand. I can only imagine how much fun he would be to watch in an open-court, no defense league.
Newcomer Tony Freeman was taken in the second round (team 5). I'm very interested to see him run a team. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he's ahead of Henderson on next season's depth chart.
Well, I'm drawing scornful looks from the librarians who want to shut down for the night, so I better head out. I'll post the rest of the rosters when I get a chance tomorrow.