ASJ A Baller?
Extra Fan Support
This move will help to incorporate the fans of the football program get more interested and show some support to the basketball team as well.
A good move from a PR standpoint.
At 6’6″ 258, Seferian-Jenkins will definitely bring some added muscle to the Huskies coming off the bench. At Gig Harbor High School, he averaged 8 boards a game during his senior season.
More than a few of the current basketball team have played against ASJ in high school, so they know his style, helping to form a bond quickly to his new team.
Everybody worries about injuries to their players, and coach Sark is no exception, so to give the green light to ASJ to fulfill his dreams of being a two sport star is quite a big deal if you ask me.
There’s Only One Nate!
Nate Robinson is one of my favorite Huskies of all time, so If ASJ thinks he’s going to come in and take over the reigns of the two sport Husky, he’s got another thing coming.
Like I said before, injuries are a big thing for football coaches. Basketball is not immune to career ending injuries either, so Seferian-Jenkins needs to be careful about this move to the court.
Nobody wants to lose a scholarship football player by way of off season injury.
He went on record saying that he would’nt play to avoid injury, that he would play full force, so coach Sark better be adding a few new prayers to his list during basketball season this year.
ASJ will still be required to fulfill his football obligations during the basketball season, which may be a distraction to the basketball team.
The schedule is a grueling one, and it will be very trying for Seferian-Jenkins to balance studies, football, and basketball during the season.
Coach Romar may feel the need to play Austin Seferian-Jenkins to appease to the crowds who want to see him on both the football field, and the basketball court.
PR moves have come back to haunt many a team, and even put the teams in a state of franchise upheaval in the past.