Charlotte has the nation’s 13th ranked recruiting class, a favorable schedule and new hope.
College basketball odds show that head coach Bobby Lutz has a chance to do good things in 2007-2008. In nine years at the helm, Lutz has put together seven post-season trips, including five NCAA Tournament berths. He has helped the 49ers to a top 100 RPI in eight seasons. Experts that look at college basketball odds see that Charlotte has averaged 18.7 victories during Lutz's tenure. College basketball odds experts see that the returning guards lead the team. Senior Leemire Goldwire (14.5 ppg.) is the lone player on the roster with more than one year of consistent playing experience as fans of basketball odds see. He led the A-10 and ranked 25th nationally in three-pointers made per game (3.03 pg.). Experts that look at college basketball odds see that junior Jerrell Lewis will battle junior college transfer Dijuan Harris for playing time at the point. Sophomore Michael Gerrity, who averaged 14.1 points at Pepperdine in 2005-06, will become eligible at the end of the first semester according to those that look at basketball odds. Senior Sean Phaler (1.9 ppg.) and freshmen Javarris Barnett (14.0 ppg.) and Charles Dewhurst (20.0 ppg.) will be counted on for shooting and depth in the backcourt according to college basketball odds experts. Basketball odds fans see that highly touted sophomore center Phil Jones, who sat out last season should get playing time.
A strong recruiting class and the newcomers will need to produce early for the 49ers finish in the upper-half of the Atlantic 10 according to experts at college basketball odds. The only significant returnee from 2006-07 that college basketball odds experts see is lead guard Leemire Goldwire. JUCO all-purpose forwards Charlie Coley and Lamont Mack will be counted on to score and rebound, while Pepperdine transfer Michael Gerrity is a good leader who should man the point once eligible according to college basketball odds experts. Also eligible this year according to college basketball odds experts will be non-qualifier Phil Jones, who is a big, skilled post player. College basketball odds experts see that An'Juan Wilderness will get minutes and forward Gaby Ngoundgo should be a regular starter. The surprise according to basketball odds fans could be scorer Javarris Barnett. College basketball odds experts see that Redshirt freshman Charles Dewhurst is supposed to step up this year as is junior Jerrell Lewis.