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by Rudy
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Where Have You Seen UMass play?
Replies: 198
Views: 88075

Re: Where Have You Seen UMass play?

Geesh - I forget Old Cage was an upgrade. What the hell was the Old-Old cage? A barn with chickens and goats running around.
by Rudy
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: Ronnie DeGray III
Replies: 7
Views: 1692

Re: KAEO: Ronnie DeGray III

Is it just me or isn't it a bit counterproductive to have six or seven freshmen scholarships. Not only does it create imbalances on your team and ensures some players will never develop into starters it severely limits future recruitment.
by Rudy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2019-20 season
Replies: 773
Views: 60685

Re: 2019-20 season

If anyone redshirts it would probably be Weeks. Buggs is someone McCall offered early for reason. Like Weeks and Santos but they were beneficiaries of circumstances.
by Rudy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2019 Recruiting
Replies: 1639
Views: 122756

Re: 2019 Recruiting

You have to take best talent but I prefer not to have six true freshmen.
by Rudy
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: State of the program
Replies: 1211
Views: 69030

Re: State of the program

With five true freshmen in this class they all could conceivably start as juniors or seniors.

Thomas - C
Mitchell - PF
Santos - SF
Weeks - SG
Buggs - PG

Will be really cool to watch this group develop together. A new UMass gab five.
by Rudy
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: Tre Mitchell
Replies: 268
Views: 24585

Re: KAEO: Tre Mitchell

For those who know these signees well how does Tre compare to Jalen. I assume we will have both on the floor. Does one project more as a power forward.
by Rudy
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2019-20 season
Replies: 773
Views: 60685

Re: 2019-20 season

Preston. Check. Rhode Island. Check... then my middle aged brain shut itself off.
by Rudy
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: John Buggs III
Replies: 97
Views: 10147

Re: KAEO: John Buggs III

Buggs just retweeted Weeks statement as soon as it was posted. Nice to see.

Weeks statement talks about "joy" and "life long dream" to play for Umass. Really heartfelt statement.

Also, the Buggs thread was buried. Forgot how good he looked. His development and support s so key now.
by Rudy
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2019-20 season
Replies: 773
Views: 60685

Re: 2019-20 season

Preston Santos. Too many Rhode Island memories.
by Rudy
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO LuWane Pipkins (PG-2015)
Replies: 1446
Views: 168643

Re: KAEO LuWane Pipkins (PG-2015)

I always thought Cooley was a soft players coach in the Bru and Kellogg mold. I think Pipkins just wanted some place where he could freelance in the end.
by Rudy
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2019-20 season
Replies: 773
Views: 60685

Re: 2019-20 season

Whats the depth chart look like. Confusing for an outsider. Who are the back up guards. Lots of freshmen and swing players.

Starting Guards:

Keon
Carl

Second Guards:

Buggs (Think hell be a tier above the Woodstock guards)
?

Developmental:

Weeks
Murphy
by Rudy
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: Tre Wood
Replies: 118
Views: 15807

Re: KAEO: Tre Wood

Totally missed that he made it official. Thought he would stay because of all the available playing time. Seems lame to me. Kids are so soft these days. Who knows whats in their heads.
by Rudy
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: TJ Weeks
Replies: 36
Views: 3639

Re: KAEO: TJ Weeks

Obviously the open scholarships and connections help but I bet he wowed staff with personal interections. There are a few clips out there and he's a thoughtful polished team oriented kid with obvious ties. Just being realistic, dont think hes an upper echelon A10 athlete but a 4 year kid who probabl...
by Rudy
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 32, 2018-19: vs GW (3/13, A10 First Round)
Replies: 86
Views: 4953

Re: Game 32, 2018-19: vs GW (3/13, A10 First Round)

Bumped. Just because there is no way this should be the 7th topic (9th with stickies). And only about three posts.

I know its a down year but geeesh. Lets win a couple games and dream a little. Its Tourney time.
by Rudy
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 24, 2018-19: Davidson (2/9)
Replies: 127
Views: 6254

Re: Game 24, 2018-19: Davidson (2/9)

I dont watch the games anymore but very interesting box score. Is it a coincidence that we played our best without Pipkins? I dont know how MM rotates playing time from game to game but it looks like Laurent, Holloway, Kieran, and Cobb have had their PT greatly reduced. Suprised to see Unique with s...