Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Where is BJ Elder

He sat out the 2nd half of the last game. So far he's 2-9 tonight against LAF with only 16 minutes played (10 minutes to go)....... Now the media is asking the same question:


I have to admit. It is strange. Elder is just a different kind of guy. He's low-key, soft-spoken, almost introverted. He doesn't talk a lot (in public). There is a Charlotte-based radio show (The PAC-MAN - Billy Packard's son) that had Elder as a radio guest during last season's NCAA tourney run. Elder was clearly not helping them at all by expounding on questions. It was "yes" and "no" and not much more. PACMAN said he would never have Elder on again and that he was the worst interview ever. I don't re-call this story to bring negative attention to the young man. Just to make the point that as fans we have all these expectations about how these kids will represent themselves. But the bottomline is that he is in his early 20's and he's not a extrovert. He's a guy who likes to let others take the limelight. That's ok, but it doesn't mean he cannot be more aggressive on the floor.

Whatever it takes, I just want to see him excel and show what he is capable of so he can play at the next level, if that's what he wants.