Zips incoming freshman Curtis Brown was critically injured in a car accident. Brown is a 6-0 receiver from Belle Glade, Fla. The accident killed Brown's friend Stanfield Watson. I urge Zips fans to keep Brown in their prayers.
Akron's frontcourt won't be as devastating as it could have been.
Akron nearly had two stud recruits at center, but 6-foot-10 Nick Evans committed to Southern Illinois. The Zips still have 6-9 Steve Swiech, the 21st best center in the country who verballed to play for Keith Dambrot last month.