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by NilesGold
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip
Replies: 261
Views: 10571

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Juice Stand wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:47 pm
Fantastic set of games down in the USVI. Obviously not the greatest competition, but they showed very well with a short bench.
It’s not saying much, but I believe the level of competition is much stronger than it was 4 years ago during the European trip.
by NilesGold
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip
Replies: 261
Views: 10571

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Sy Chatman's parents and Tre Mitchell's mother went to the USVI, wouldn't be surprised if other player's families did as well.

https://twitter.com/EVCHATM/status/1164998399982219264
https://twitter.com/TortoriceErin/statu ... 8592220160
by NilesGold
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip
Replies: 261
Views: 10571

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

^ I wouldn't take significance from anything that happened in the last game.
by NilesGold
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip
Replies: 261
Views: 10571

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

So this little exchange on Twitter, involving Greg Carvel, helped me realize something. https://twitter.com/CoachCarvelUM/status/1164707302068432896 Here you have Greg Carvel, a wildly successful, respected, and liked UMass athletics head coach, basically eschewing adopting something that Walt Bell ...
by NilesGold
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip
Replies: 261
Views: 10571

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Maybe we should just put Walt Bell's daily offering on a monitor for several of our coaches to use. Today: "We're close. It's time to get right. Time doesn't go backwards, you squeeze that toothpaste out of the tube, you can't put it back in. Really it was a message that we have to understand that ...
by NilesGold
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip
Replies: 261
Views: 10571

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

and outside the fact that RB has fired some good people (non-coaches) and performed some nepotism by bringing in his people (well that and the powder blue Rhode Island colors he always seems to wear) I have no issue with him. If you're going to throw that out there you need to offer specifics to su...
by NilesGold
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip
Replies: 261
Views: 10571

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

The fan-interaction-via-Twitter skill is ranked about 978427892384682347th on my list of what I'm looking for in a coach. It's called marketing the program to generate fan interest. And when the program sucks, that's a key part of the job. I didn't mention Twitter in my post, but whatever. It's jus...
by NilesGold
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip
Replies: 261
Views: 10571

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

It's amazing how differently the women are treating their trip than the men. I don't get it. Women have had video highlights of both games they played, have had videos of the fun they are having and things they are doing in Portugal, and have had numerous pictures all over social media. I'm not 100...
by NilesGold
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020 Recruiting
Replies: 218
Views: 23939

Re: 2020 Recruiting

^ Play to your strengths, use the advantages you have. Through TB, UMass has a great connection at one of the best prep programs in the country. As far as I can tell, UMass has yet to recruit what I think qualifies as a sub-par played from the Woodstock program. The only travesty would be passing on...
by NilesGold
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020 Recruiting
Replies: 218
Views: 23939

Re: 2020 Recruiting

If KTM isn't able to get back close to 100% by next year it will force Sy back to playing the 5. MM said KTM was on track to possibly graduate at the end of this year, and then reading between the lines I think he'll probably transfer out. I think there's also the possibility that Keon will grad tr...
by NilesGold
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip
Replies: 261
Views: 10571

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Thanks for posting. Okay. Buggs gettin a knee scope was the only injury mentioned, right? What about KTM? This matters. He isn't a big factor himself but it matters as to how many big guys we have and how they rotate. okay, we have games next week. Is anyone else paying attention? Let's chat it up....
by NilesGold
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020 Recruiting
Replies: 218
Views: 23939

Re: 2020 Recruiting

DoctorJ wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:43 pm
East was playing off the ball a lot at Combine Academy.
I don’t recall seeing him play off the ball in the 5+ games of his at Combine Academy that I watched.
by NilesGold
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip
Replies: 261
Views: 10571

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

^ Am I missing something?
by NilesGold
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip
Replies: 261
Views: 10571

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

^ They may be purposely trying to keep further details of the trip under wraps... or perhaps they're waiting until everything is finalized. I believe sometimes on these foreign trips all of the opponents aren't finalized until the last minute.
by NilesGold
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: Tre Mitchell
Replies: 262
Views: 21182

Re: KAEO: Tre Mitchell

69MG wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:45 am
I apologize to the board for creating this shitstorm. :oops: I forgot how easy it is to do this in the off-season, however unintentional it may be.
You have nothing to apologize for.