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by Worcester_To_Amherst
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 28, 2019-20: VCU (2/26)
Replies: 24
Views: 983

Re: Game 28, 2019-20: VCU (2/26)

Absolutely winnable. Hard to see VCU losing 5 in a row in conference, but maybe their confidence is shot. They were on the right side of the bubble before this losing streak, now they’ll be fighting to stay in the NIT. They had big expectations coming into this season, so things can’t be good with t...
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020 Recruiting
Replies: 654
Views: 58355

Re: 2020 Recruiting

The talent turnaround the program seems to be in the midst of is really impressive. And you gotta think it’s going to get more sustainable if they start winning games next year like we think they can. Hopefully we look back at this 2019 class as the start of something special. The program was in a b...
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020 Recruiting
Replies: 654
Views: 58355

Re: 2020 Recruiting

He did put out some stuff about the UMass visit before and after. Some people thought he would commit this weekend on his visit. Doesn’t appear to have happened. That’s good for us, all I’m saying.
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020 Recruiting
Replies: 654
Views: 58355

Re: 2020 Recruiting

Femi tweeted that he enjoyed his visit, but that’s all he said. A DePaul offer has just been reported as well.

If that’s all the news from him for the weekend, you like it as a UMass fan.
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 27, 2019-20: at Fordham (2/22)
Replies: 126
Views: 4187

Re: Game 27, 2019-20: at Fordham (2/22)

^^ saw on tv MM and TB talking multiple times during the game.. hopefully that can be put to rest At this point it seems pretty clear that whoever was putting those rumors out there was full of shit. TB and the Toppins definitely seem to have bad blood, and someone from the Toppin side is trying to...
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 27, 2019-20: at Fordham (2/22)
Replies: 126
Views: 4187

Re: Game 27, 2019-20: at Fordham (2/22)

Will take that win, especially for the first conference road win and first win over Fordham in way too long. The team’s now in very good shape to stay out of the Wednesday games. Not a pretty game from Tre, but he battled on the boards and scored when he needed to. A grown man game.
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020 Recruiting
Replies: 654
Views: 58355

Re: 2020 Recruiting

Another issue that may or may not be a factor is his teammate Richards. I believe they are both at Commonwealth Academy and both played for the same high school in Brooklyn previously. He's been discussed before, with seemingly mutual interest between him and UMass, with academic qualification being...
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020 Recruiting
Replies: 654
Views: 58355

Re: 2020 Recruiting

Pitt just got hit with NCAA penalties for (relatively minor) infractions with the MBB and FB programs. The MBB violations were under former coach Kevin Stallings. The penalties aren’t too severe, so I can’t say it will have a big impact on current recruiting. I thought it worth noting considering ou...
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: Dibaji Walker
Replies: 252
Views: 19424

Re: KAEO: Dibaji Walker

I want to give the Dibaji thread a little bump after last night's game. I think there's a strong argument to be made that he's the 2nd most talented guy on the team, especially with TJ out. His play has been very frustrating since he's really only produced in a meaningful way in 3-4 games. I said in...
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: Tre Mitchell
Replies: 354
Views: 32579

Re: KAEO: Tre Mitchell

If Tre gives us 3 healthy years I'll be ecstatic. And I agree with the other posters that his improvement throughout the season has been tremendous. I haven't seen a player improve this much in season since I've been following the team (~2012).
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 26, 2019-20: Saint Louis (2/18)
Replies: 94
Views: 2741

Re: Game 26. 2019-20: Saint Louis (2/18)

That’s the type of win they couldn’t pull off for most of the season. This team has a lot of good pieces, I hope they can win at least 2 more and steal a few in the tourney. You can tell Dibaji has a lot of talent, and he can play tough. If he can develop a feel for the game, learn how to pick his s...
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 25, 2019-20: Dayton (2/15)
Replies: 119
Views: 4579

Re: Game 25, 2019-20: Dayton (2/15)

I thought the Djery missed layup turned momentum back to Dayton. It would have made it a one point game, but instead they went on a run and pushed the lead to around 15.
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: Tre Mitchell
Replies: 354
Views: 32579

Re: KAEO: Tre Mitchell

He prepped after high school, then sat out as a redshirt freshmen. In the profile I saw, I think it said he grew 6 inches after his senior year of high school, which is amazing (hopefully his brother isn’t growing 6 inches this year right under our noses). The first time I heard Toppin’s name was th...
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: Tre Mitchell
Replies: 354
Views: 32579

Re: KAEO: Tre Mitchell

I’d also like to add for the record..... Obi seems a lot more “big man” to me after that game. Before the URI game they had a profile on him on CBS sports (his backstory is very unique/interesting), where they compared his game to
Blake Griffin and Shawn Marion.
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: Tre Mitchell
Replies: 354
Views: 32579

Re: KAEO: Tre Mitchell

I twitter searched Tre Mitchell after the game and 1/4 of the comments are about him transferring, including some from UMass fans. I want to fight the bad juju with a little positive take. Does anyone see Tre transferring and sitting out a full season? I don’t. I think he’s here to build the program...