J.P. Butler (@JPbutler10), the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team beat writer for the Olean Times Hearld, gave The Intrepid an interview about the first Brown and White Night and his thoughts on the 2011-12 basketball season.
Below are highlights from the interview:
“How many Division I teams can say that they have a NBA first rounder on their roster right now? Maybe 15 to 20?” — About Andrew Nicholson
“(Coach) Schmidt is starting to compare (Chris) Johnson to (Jonathan) Hall, who was here a couple years ago. And if that’s even remotely true, I mean, that’s going to be solid up and down.”
“I do think they have the talent to do it. It takes a lot to make the NCAA Tournament coming out of the Atlantic 10 (Conference) as an at-large team. I think if they were to win 22-or-so regular season games … win a game or two in the Atlantic 10 Tournament … then yeah; I do think it’s possible.”