Marshall had a hell of a basketball season. CJ Burks, Jon Elmore, and Ajdin Penava all declared for the draft but did not immediately sign with an agent. That is, until yesterday when Penava signed and his family sent a letter to Dan D’Antoni thanking him for his time there.
The big man was not only a big part of the scoring for the Herd, but he was a huge factor defensively and an essential balance that pushed the Herd to a league tournament title.
College basketball is constantly in flux and this will not hurt the Herd as it would have 25 years ago or something. Still, losing the best big man in the the league is not good for the chances of repeating. That said, if Marshall can get back 2/3 of there quality trio, they can call this offseason a success.