2020 Recruiting

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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by capezona » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:48 am

Is it November yet?

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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by chlaur1 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:36 pm

From what I heard it sounds like Coach has found a great complement to Tre in the front court

I suspect we will see what made Matt Mcall a good coach in the years to come ....

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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by 69MG » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:46 pm

I like Hima, but we don't have room for him. Maybe he preps at Woodstock for a year. :lol: That would be excellent timing. I'd prefer that to seeing him end up at URI (who probably doesn't need him now with the incoming transfers they have) or Duquesne.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by TruBluMaroon » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:59 pm

^ Pitino has to pull a con job on one of these kids sometime soon. Probably telling them they play their home games at MSG!

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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:03 pm

Doubt it. I'm sure him saying "I'm Rick Pitino and I've won 2 National Championships and been to the Final Four 7 times with 3 teams." is more than enough to get him in the conversations.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by DoctorJ » Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:37 pm

So we're still after Hima? That would mean someone else would have to transfer.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by 69MG » Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:58 pm

This week's episode of "Freshman Film Room" on Ronnie DeGray. Touri will be missed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dal7Mi ... e=emb_logo

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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by capezona » Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:12 pm

69MG wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:58 pm
This week's episode of "Freshman Film Room" on Ronnie DeGray. Touri will be missed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dal7Mi ... e=emb_logo
Love his analyses. Not too many sportswriters describe a player as languid. Seems to be DeGray's only weakness - his occasional languidity.
Ronnie is a great pick up for MM.

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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by Jackson96 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:43 pm

I think Amin is a very good writer, I like him -- not as much as some folks do, especially on the long form stuff -- these though I think are outstanding. The intros sound like an NPR podcast about an unsolved murder (or solved murder with some controversy), but they are really well done and I think it's stuff like that journalists just getting out of school are going to need to do.

I also listened to the 3 Bid League podcast with Jay Burnham. For folks that are supposed to be A-10 "experts", the host didn't seem particularly experty to me. He gushed about TJ Weeks -- which is fine as TJ is obviously a really good player -- but he talked about how he is such a good shooter that can swing between the 3 and the 4 and is really athletic. Good shooter hell yes! Plays the 3 and 4? Hmmm... Really athletic? Hmmm... I think I could tell that Burnham was a bit confused when he mentioned the playing the 3 or 4.

Also I see that Niles has joined the artist formerly know as MartyPeretz in the world of podcasting about UMass hoops. I would pay good money to watch a video of Joleon or Eldonabe listening to Niles' podcast. Ok, I wouldn't pay anything, but I would like to watch that.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by DoctorJ » Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:02 pm

Any links to podcasts?
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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by 69MG » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:10 pm

DoctorJ wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:02 pm
Any links to podcasts?
Here's the 3 Bid League Podcast. Draw your own conclusions as to how good it is.
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/f ... 0472031291

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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by Old Cage » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:25 pm

Here's Marty - I don't have the attention span for most of them, but I did enjoy the recent one with Marty Dobrow:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/t ... 1217553470
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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by JoleonLescottsHair » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:29 pm

Jackson96 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:43 pm
I would pay good money to watch a video of Joleon or Eldonabe listening to Niles' podcast. Ok, I wouldn't pay anything, but I would like to watch that.
I believe he has me on “mute.” But as he launches his Podcast career, let’s all remember what a sharp and disciplined thinker the dude is. You can take to the bank anything he might say!

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Where does the "mighty" quote come from, you lost me on that one.
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The mighty Bradley Braves

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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by NilesGold » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:30 am

JoleonLescottsHair wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:29 pm
Jackson96 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:43 pm
I would pay good money to watch a video of Joleon or Eldonabe listening to Niles' podcast. Ok, I wouldn't pay anything, but I would like to watch that.
I believe he has me on “mute.” But as he launches his Podcast career, let’s all remember what a sharp and disciplined thinker the dude is. You can take to the bank anything he might say!

NilesGold wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:22 pm
Where does the "mighty" quote come from, you lost me on that one.
NilesGold wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:31 pm
The mighty Bradley Braves
I still get notifications when you quote me. Using "mighty" in Bradley Braves wasn't memorable to me, forgetting my use of it several hours later probably isn't a great indicator of the level of how sharp or disciplined of a thinker I am.

I'm not sure why I continue to be a subject of fascination/discussion for you. No need to answer that here though, I don't actually want to know, unless I should be worried about what you might do in the future.

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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by NilesGold » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:40 am

Jackson96 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:43 pm
Also I see that Niles has joined the artist formerly know as MartyPeretz in the world of podcasting about UMass hoops.
Here are links to the two podcasts I've done, for anyone interested. I won't be making a career change, the sound quality isn't great, I did both in one take without editing, and I don't have any experience/practice doing this sort of thing... so to say these were amateur efforts is an understatement.

https://soundcloud.com/user-214789171/c ... -episode-1
https://soundcloud.com/user-214789171/c ... -episode-2

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