WHAT I DID FOR SUMMER VACATION, by the Creighton Bluejays
1. Joined the Big East
2. Saw my best player became a walk-on
And that's just this week.
On Monday, Creighton officially began life as a member of the new-look, basketball-first Big East. Which was expected.
But Tuesday's news wasn't.
Senior wing guard Grant Gibbs, who'd begun his collegiate career at Gonzaga in 2009, was given a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. The announcement came to school officials via a voicemail, which was then replayed for Gibbs' pleasure. The reaction was filmed by a Jays staffer and posted on YouTube today:
But here's where things get really interesting. Creighton was full up on its 13-scholarship limit and didn't expect to have Gibbs -- a 6-foot-5 quintuple threat who'd averaged 8.5 points per game last season while battling knee problems -- as part of the count.
Which is where Dougie Fresh steps in.
Creighton's star forward, Doug McDermott, has agreed to be off of s...