Search found 654 matches

by Almontis
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020 Recruiting
Replies: 173
Views: 19525

Re: 2020 Recruiting

Cross + Johnson sounds good for next year. Adding a couple 4*s would make our program pretty fierce given who we have coming in this year. That sounds ideal. Two Mass guys, too. I like homegrown talent, and McCall has talked about making UMass a destination for Mass players. If anything, less trave...
by Almontis
Sat May 25, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2019-20 season
Replies: 430
Views: 32369

Re: 2019-20 season

It was apparent the program needed a hard reset. I'd be more concerned, but I feel good about the addition of Tony and the new guys. If the starting five is: Mitchell Chatman Diallo Pierre Clergeot I'd like to see Chatman make a big jump. He has some physical tools but lacks feel for the game. My ho...
by Almontis
Tue May 21, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020 Recruiting
Replies: 173
Views: 19525

Re: 2020 Recruiting

Matt Cross says toward the end of this article he'd like to sign before the HS season https://247sports.com/college/xavier/Article/Xavier-Musketeers-Basketball-Recruiting-Matt-Cross-2020-Forward-Massachusetts-BABC-Travis-Steele--132210096/ Not too long ago, it seemed like we were a lock to land him....
by Almontis
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2019 Recruiting
Replies: 1618
Views: 111192

Re: 2019 Recruiting

I'd feel comfortable with MAW and Clergeot platooning at the one. I'd like Sean Miller-Moore. We need a mature wing who has strength, can guard, slash, get up and down the court, etc., as long as he's a team guy, and I have to imagine he is if he's currently being recruited. DeGray would be great, t...
by Almontis
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: NCAA Tournament 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2207

Re: NCAA Tournament 2019

So heartwarming to watch Bruce Pearl go to the Final Four. Now I get the "pleasure" of rooting against Duke.

Sometimes I wonder why I'm into this NCAA business
by Almontis
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2019 Recruiting
Replies: 1618
Views: 111192

Re: 2019 Recruiting

Article on Mika Adams Woods being open to playing for, presumably Fred Hoiberg and mentions his HS coach told him UMass is still interested https://www.omaha.com/huskers/blogs/neb ... c8b70.html
by Almontis
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2019 Recruiting
Replies: 1618
Views: 111192

Re: 2019 Recruiting

Ironically, we could really use a point guard like Derek Kellogg right about now.

I'm confident McCall can find a pg who can bring the ball up, set up the offense, hit the open shot, defend, and ... NOT turn the ball over... !
by Almontis
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: NCAA Tournament 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 2207

Re: NCAA Tournament 2019

Couple A10 teams getting trounced rn. Boy.....
by Almontis
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2019 Recruiting
Replies: 1618
Views: 111192

Re: 2019 Recruiting

Looks like there's some interest in 2019 PG Josh Pierre-Louis. He's re-opened his commitment since Marvin Menzies was let go at UNLV
by Almontis
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2019 Recruiting
Replies: 1618
Views: 111192

Re: 2019 Recruiting

^ He might even be doing UMass a favor by showing the other five, and then choosing us - the best choice for him - despite other seemingly great options.

I don't like having this unresolved either, but I'm glad the season's over... ready for some good news, and program-changing NLIs.
by Almontis
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 31, 2018-19: at Rhody (3/9)
Replies: 96
Views: 3343

Re: Game 31, 2018-19: at Rhody (3/9)

why a different starting 5?

Looking like we've opened the layup lines again
by Almontis
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 30, 2018-19: Richmond (3/6)
Replies: 49
Views: 2422

Re: Game 30, 2018-19: Richmond (3/6)

what's the o/u on attendance?
by Almontis
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: State of the program
Replies: 1211
Views: 60865

Re: State of the program

^ That's too bad. I don't know how other successful college coaches interact with supporters, but it makes it harder to give a guy the benefit of the doubt when the team's losing and the coach can't be bothered to show interest in the fans. I want McCall to succeed here, regardless. Me and Matt don'...
by Almontis
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2019 Recruiting
Replies: 1618
Views: 111192

Re: 2019 Recruiting

Interesting to see crystal ball predictions for UMass in Tre Mitchell's 247 profile. That's new.

I read on a UConn message board not long ago he might reclassify to 2020. No idea about that, but I think it'd be a big deal if he chose us
by Almontis
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: State of the program
Replies: 1211
Views: 60865

Re: State of the program

True, Floyd, but I think the same poster questioned accountability and basketball fundamentals being taught and enforced within the program. I'll be renewing my season tix anyway, though it's tough to make the drive if certain things are missing