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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by NilesGold » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:17 am

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I'd prefer a true PF, but I'm a bit old school as it relates to building a roster.
I'm going to assume you're speaking hypothetically, as if it was your team to run? Since McCall doesn't run an old-school offense, it would be a terrible move to add a "true PF" to a team coached by him.

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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by uz2b-len » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:24 am

So true. In fact, Samba is kind of a "true PF"
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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:26 am

NilesGold wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:17 am
InnervisionsUMASS wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:53 am
I'd prefer a true PF, but I'm a bit old school as it relates to building a roster.
I'm going to assume you're speaking hypothetically, as if it was your team to run? Since McCall doesn't run an old-school offense, it would be a terrible move to add a "true PF" to a team coached by him.

Yes, how I would construct a team. Man, you really do over-analyze everything.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by NilesGold » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:32 am

^ Your statement wasn't clear, I was just trying to get clarification.

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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by DoctorJ » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:34 am

I woul still add some size so we can adjust properly to bigger opponents, when necessary.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by Roadtrip » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:57 am

Yes, I sure hope they get a freshman with some skills as a five. There is no guarantee that Tre will stay three years. It would be wise to be bringing along your next center. A 4/5 grad transfer might also help.

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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by 69MG » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:32 pm

^^^^ That's just 1 person's opinion. He probably likes Vaughn better because he had a higher scoring average and a higher rebounding average even though he's 3 inches shorter.

As far as filling the last 2 spots, and I pray that the turnover is finished, what were our weaknesses last year and what did we lose to graduation/transfers? Purely my opinion after going to every home game and watching as many on TV as possible.

Last year's weaknesses: Secondary scoring, rebounding, interior defense
Losses to graduation/transfer: Djery, Keon, Sy, CJ, Sean, Samba

Have we addressed these weaknesses and replaced (upgraded) the players who left? I think scoring will be OK with TJ, the 2 new guards, McCrory and hopefully a return to form from Carl. Walker and Dominquez should also help.

First, we absolutely need a center or Tre will be worn out by conference play.

The second spot is harder to figure out because we really don't know what we're going to get from Walker and Dominguez at the 4. I think we need more of a banger than a stretch 4 as Walker and Dominguez can fill that role. I don't know if either is a great interior defender or rebounder.

I give it 2 weeks and we'll know. As I said in another post, I think Tony already has someone picked out.

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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by Worcester_To_Amherst » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:05 pm

The Stony Brook guy that just announced he's transferring would be ideal. 6'11" shot-blocker extraordinaire. I haven't seen any teams linked to him yet but I'm sure we're kicking the tires.

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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by DoctorJ » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:30 pm

Worcester_To_Amherst wrote:
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The Stony Brook guy that just announced he's transferring would be ideal. 6'11" shot-blocker extraordinaire. I haven't seen any teams linked to him yet but I'm sure we're kicking the tires.
Yes, he is pretty good. Great call.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by TheInsider » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:01 pm

Not sure a guy that was DPOY will want to be a 10min a game backup

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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by NilesGold » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:24 pm

I think we'll end up with Mark Gasperini and Ronnie DeGray.

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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by DoctorJ » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:30 pm

NilesGold wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:24 pm
I think we'll end up with Mark Gasperini and Ronnie DeGray.
I hope we know something soon, very soon. I'm stressed about it as there is little to do other than follow the board with no games to watch.

What makes you think these two, Niles? Just a hunch or have you heard something. DeGray would be optimal but he held an offer from us and decided to come back for a second season. Any word on how close he was/is to the other Woodstock kids. Gotta think more players with rapport for one another would be good.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by TruBluMaroon » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:37 pm

Maybe they can keep all of the players by doing what the Globetrotters do; have two teams! There , now no one has to leave, get the other guys back, and still take transfers.

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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by DoctorJ » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:41 pm

TruBluMaroon wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:37 pm
Maybe they can keep all of the players by doing what the Globetrotters do; have two teams! There , now no one has to leave, get the other guys back, and still take transfers.
Bring back Junior Varsity!!! More games.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by Carl Spackler » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:42 pm

TheInsider wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:01 pm
Not sure a guy that was DPOY will want to be a 10min a game backup
Tre’s offensive game is so versatile that maybe he spells Tre for 10 and plays alongside for another 10....

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