Welcome to the first installment of the video series, NU Takes. NU Takes is a weekly video series hosted by Michael Barthelemy and Didi Jin talking about all things Northwestern athletics.
In the opening episode, Barthelemy and Jin discuss Northwestern basketball and football.
Men’s basketball has dealt with numerous transfers over the years, including the transfers this year of both redshirt-junior guard Anthony Gaines and junior forward Miller Kopp. What does their transfer mean for the program? Does this change anything in terms of Chris Collins’ job security? (0:17-8:58)
On the football front, Northwestern has two projected first-round selections in Greg Newsome II and Rashawn Slater. Slater is regarded by most as being a top two tackle in the draft alongside Oregon’s Penei Sewell, so how do they compare? Who will be drafted first and who will end up as the better player? Which team is best in need of Slater’s services? (8:58-15:22)
Newsome is seen by most as a top four corner in the draft, projected to land in the mid-20s. How does Newsome compare to the other three top corners in the pool and which team would be best for Newsome to land at? (15:22-22:16)
Finally, star guard Lindsey Pulliam declared for the WNBA draft April 1 and with the draft on April 15, where does Pulliam end up? What is the best role for her in the WNBA and where will her career go? (22:16-27:58)
The full episode is attached below and individual clips will be uploaded to Twitter as the day goes on...