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2021 Recruiting

Post by 78 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:18 pm

We've offered 2021 point guard Trey Moss. Reportedly, we are the first offer.

https://www.prephoops.com/2017/12/prosp ... moss-2021/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MHH-R9uGf4
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Re: 2021 Recruiting

Post by 69MG » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:50 am

First, happy Fathers Day to all of the dads out there.

Time to bring this thread closer to the top. Pure speculation on my part, but could this be the Tony Bergeron effect on recruiting? We have recently offered 3 players from Mass Rivals from the class of 2021.
Casey Simmons
Gianni Thompson
Cameron Tongue

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Post by Slapthefloor93 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:21 pm

We also just offered PG Joseph Bensley from Arlington (hometown of yours truly). Has some good other offers like Iowa and Rhody too. Let’s keep some of these guys home.

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Post by UMassfan_19 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:36 pm

Slapthefloor93 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:21 pm
We also just offered PG Joseph Bensley from Arlington (hometown of yours truly). Has some good other offers like Iowa and Rhody too. Let’s keep some of these guys home.
Bensley plays for expressions elite same team Tre Mitchel and Preston Santos played for last summer

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Re: 2021 Recruiting

Post by TheOFFSeason » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:43 pm

UMassfan_19 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:36 pm
Slapthefloor93 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:21 pm
We also just offered PG Joseph Bensley from Arlington (hometown of yours truly). Has some good other offers like Iowa and Rhody too. Let’s keep some of these guys home.
Bensley plays for expressions elite same team Tre Mitchel and Preston Santos played for last summer
He also plays for our new special assistants son at Cushing Academy

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Re: 2021 Recruiting

Post by TheOFFSeason » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:44 pm

69MG wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:50 am
First, happy Fathers Day to all of the dads out there.

Time to bring this thread closer to the top. Pure speculation on my part, but could this be the Tony Bergeron effect on recruiting? We have recently offered 3 players from Mass Rivals from the class of 2021.
Casey Simmons
Gianni Thompson
Cameron Tongue
Don’t think Tony is the lead on this

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Re: 2021 Recruiting

Post by uz2b-len » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:23 pm

Just really like that we're going after Mass kids
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Post by 69MG » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:26 pm

^^ In a way, I'm glad to hear that. It may mean that at least 1 other person on staff has some recruiting connections, or it could just be MM on the recruiting trail.

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Re: 2021 Recruiting

Post by Worcester_To_Amherst » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:28 pm

TheOFFSeason wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:43 pm
UMassfan_19 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:36 pm
Slapthefloor93 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:21 pm
We also just offered PG Joseph Bensley from Arlington (hometown of yours truly). Has some good other offers like Iowa and Rhody too. Let’s keep some of these guys home.
Bensley plays for expressions elite same team Tre Mitchel and Preston Santos played for last summer
He also plays for our new special assistants son at Cushing Academy
:o :o :o

Not sure if anyone else besides our friend OFFseason knew about this, but I feel like that's a great bit of information. Seems like Mccall understands the best way to make the program relevant again is by making in-roads in the New England prep ranks. Even if you aren't getting the "A tier" recruits (high 4 and 5 star guys) there's enough of talent in the NEPSAC for UMass to get some great players

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Re: 2021 Recruiting

Post by uz2b-len » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:32 pm

Could that be how you build a program?
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Re: 2021 Recruiting

Post by Old Cage » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:20 pm

I posted this comment in the "2019-20 Season" thread when Cormier was announced:

"Good for us. I see Bamford Senior's footprint all over this."

It fits here as well.
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Post by uz2b-len » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:25 pm

Can you explain?
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Post by Old Cage » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:52 pm

^ Steve Bamford is a retired college AD and ECAC commissioner. He lives in MA and has tremendous connections. He is very active on twitter and seems to know everyone and everything about our program. Recent tweets that I remember were Steve congratulating Marty Jacobson on his honorary degree and Darrice Griffin on an honor she received. He would know Cormier well from their ECAC days.

Here's a link that will show you the depth of what he has done:
http://www.ecacsports.com/sports/2016/5 ... aspx?id=92&

My comment is not meant to take anything away from MM or Ryan, and this all might be coincidence, but if you have an asset available, you certainly should utilize it.
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Re: 2021 Recruiting

Post by NilesGold » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:02 pm

^ Quite right, use all the tools available to you, anything less is just stupid.

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Re: 2021 Recruiting

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:48 am

Absolutely. No problem with this at all.
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