He's not building a team the fans can get to know. He's bringing in college basketball mercenaries, i.e., transfers who didn't make it someplace else — but maybe they can have a good year or two here. Maybe.
Today (Wednesday) the Miners were expected to sign 6-7 Jeremy Williams, who played at a Tennessee community college after he left the University of Colorado. Williams was to join early signee and high-school and community college teammate Myron Strong, a guard, who had left the University San Francisco.
Also on next season's Miners will be Christian Polk, who left Arizona State, and Derrick Caracter, who left Louisville.
This season's Miners had University of Memphis transfer Kareem Cooper, who quit the team mid-season.
Usually new signees are mostly freshmen. This year's is 6-7 forward/guard Marcus Ruppel from Deer Valley High in Glendale, Ariz.