My initial thoughts from the Prime Time League on Monday:
I covered the game pitting Cully Payne, Aaron Fuller, Devan Bawinkel on one side and Jordan Eglseder and Eric May on the other. Payne, the point guard, was terrific in his debut. He distributes the ball well, has good movement and can shoot from the outside. He’s unselfish and gets other players involved in the game. He’s a major asset for the Iowa program, although it’s too early to tell at what level he will impact the team.
Fuller is much bigger and stronger inside. May is a hard-nosed kid who’s unafraid of going after the ball. Eglseder has slimmed down and looks solid.
Payne’s team won 89-74. Payne scored 12 points and had two assists. Eglseder led all scorers with 25 points.
At some point this evening I’ll have video of Payne and my story for Tuesday’s paper up and online.