What can be said about the lovely world of offseason transferring and recruiting maneuvers that has not already been said a billion times before? Things like random transfers, landing prospects that will never end up mattering and raising expectations to an unreasonable level are just a few of the phrases and words that pop in my cranium while thinking about these types of things.
Regardless whether you love or hate to follow the magical journey of the college basketball offseason — things that are happening now are the foundations of whatever success a team plans on having during the regular season. For the Murray State Racers, well, they just added a layer to their disappearing foundation.
The Racers are down three front-court players heading into next season and coach Steve Prohm knew he needed to add size to the (soon to be made) rotation immediately. That is why he must be more than thrilled with Jonathan Fairell signing his letter of intent to attempt to hurl balls towards a basket while in a Murray State uniform.
Fairell is listed as 6’7″, has some college basketball experience playing for a community college and has shown the propensity to be a devilishly hard worker underneath the glass. Essentially, everything that Prohm could ask for has just signed his letter of intent to play for him and is coming as an already matured player.
You can’t “win” the offseason or anything like that. However, Murray State just went a long way in making the loss of three guys a little easier to swallow.
Joe is a Senior Writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @JosephNardone