Friday afternoon basketball notes

The new scoreboard at the Super Pit sits on the floor at center court. The new board will be hoisted to the rafters sometime in the next few weeks.

Did a little snooping today on the basketball front and picked up a few notes along the way.

First off, UNT’s coaching staff was showing Armani Flannigan around as expected. Flannigan is a 6-foot-8 forward from Central Wyoming College.

Flannigan averaged 14.2 points and 6.6 rebounds a game last season. He was a second-team All-Region IX selection.

As we have mentioned before, UNT’s frontcourt heading into next season looks vaguely like a box of donuts when it comes to the amount of holes.

Tony Mitchell is gone. So is Roger Franklin, Jacob Holmen and Niko Stojiljkovic.

Top high school recruit Greg Wesley will fill one void. Tony Nunn, another high school recruit, might be able to fill another. Josh Friar, UNT’s third early signee, appears to be a project.

Flannigan could be UNT’s solution for immediate help, especially with its chances at landing Trinity Valley forward Dominique Elliott or Palm Beach Community College forward Kevin Thomas seeming dim at best.

UNT’s scoreboard project is coming along nicely. The photo at the top of this blog is a shot from today. The board is on the floor. The next step is to put the video panels on the sides and finish some other work before raising it to the rafters. It should look great next to the banners from the titles UNT won a few years ago.

And in a side note, UNT sent out a couple of days ago a list of the top assistant coaches in college basketball that Basketball Times put out.

Rob Evans was at the top of the list. Evans has been around a long time and has been a head coach a couple of times. Tony Benford talked about what a help Evans has been throughout the year. I wrote a story about their relationship at the end of last season.

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