Tuesday afternoon notes and thoughts (recruiting, women’s hoops, et cetera)

It’s pretty dead right now at UNT from a games/practices perspective since it is the middle of finals week.

But there is always something going on in the land of the Mean and the Green.

The big news of the day/last night is that Jasmine Godbolt has been dismissed from the UNT basketball team. Mike Petersen announced the move on the coaches show last night.

UNT has been playing well. Freshman Alexis Hyder is going to be really good, but make no mistake. Not having Godbolt for Sun Belt play is going to be a blow.

Godbolt had not played all season due to a knee injury, but was getting back into practice. She was supposed to make her season debut a week from today in a game against Tulane.

Godbolt averaged 12.3 points and 7.3 rebounds a game last season.

UNT still has a few pretty good post players, including Sara Stanley and Braylah Blakely. UNT just won’t be as deep or as talented as it would have been with Godbolt in the fold.

The ironic aspect of it is that Godbolt will go down as the ninth-leading scorer in school history with 1,080 points and the fifth-leading rebounder in school history with 680 in just three years.

A couple of years ago, Amber Jackson finished as UNT’s fifth all-time leading scorer with 1,388 points and the leading rebounder in school history with 761 despite being dismissed near the end of her senior season.

Just seemed odd that the situations are so similar.

As far as the recruiting front goes, it is getting down to in-home visit time for JUCO prospects who will sign at the semester break. UNT already has one committed in offensive lineman Shawn McKinney.

UNT will be visiting at least one prospect tonight.

The more this moves along, the more it looks like UNT is turning over every JUCO rock across the country in search of a defensive end. UNT has Brandon McCoy back, but lost K.C. Obi, an underappreciated guy on the opposite side.

UNT has offered: Ufomba Kamalu from Butler JC in Kansas, Martavius Foster from East Mississippi and Kewan Alfred from Trinity Valley.

Alfred visited UNT. McKinney said he enjoyed his time at UNT, but wanted to take another visit or two.

Landing any of those three guys would be huge for UNT.