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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:19 am
by Roadtrip
"It's dark in here, Wilbur." Mister Ed, from inside the dog food can.

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:36 am
by eldonabe
69MG wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:25 am
eldonabe wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:06 am

There will be plenty of other opportunities before Game 1 to see these boys in action and get scouting reports. I am beyond curious about what is going to happen this season, but I can wait another month for info.
How the hell are we going to be able to chart out who starts, minutes per game, points, rebounds and depth charts if we have to wait a month? :lol:
HA - good one!

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:51 am
by eldonabe
TheInsider wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:46 am
I don't need a stream or even a box score.. Maybe some quick highlights and a few words.. We know in these, especially with so many new guys the score doesn't matter.. But how bout player X played hard.. etc
You will probably hear all that at some point from MM, but on his terms and on his time.

These exhibitions are really hard to judge - he may spend one entire game working on back picks (for example) and the rest of what they do is simply a non-emphasis. To the average observer here, we see them look like shit and focus on the whole rather than the finite.

Then you get the many "expert talent scouts" here spouting off stuff that MM just wasn't concerned about, but everybody here see's as a big deal....

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:52 am
by harbo
You need a subscription to read the details.

http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/sports/

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:54 am
by TheInsider
So this is from a article in a paper that's covering the event down there.. I payed the buck so heres the highlights...

Behind five players scoring in double figures, UMass pulled away early against the University of Calgary en route to an 89-73 victory in Tuesday’s scrimmage game at the University of the Virgin Islands’ Sports and Fitness Center.
Tre Mitchell, a 6-foot-9 center and one of seven incoming freshman on the Minutemen’s Paradise Jam Summer Tour roster, had a double-double with 27 points and 15 rebounds, both game highs.
Sy Chatman added 14 points, Keon Clergeot had 12 points, T.J. Weeks 11 points and Sean East III had 10 points and five assists for UMass, which led by as many as 24 points.

The Minutemen brought just 10 of their 14 players on the 2019-2020 roster on the exhibition series to the USVI, but two of those — incoming freshman John Buggs and returning player Samba Diallo, a rising sophomore — both sat out Tuesday’s game to recover from injuries.

No matter — after battling to a 5-all tie with Calgary with 16 minutes, 54 seconds left, UMass broke the game open with a 27-5 run over the next 6½ minutes.
The Minutemen took their biggest lead a few minutes later, with Mitchell’s short jumper putting them up 39-15 with 7:30 left en route to a 50-32 halftime lead.
The Dinos managed to fight back into contention in the second half, pulling within 10 points, 66-56, on Foreman’s jumper with 9:27 remaining, but never cracked UMass’ double-digit lead.

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:12 am
by UMassfan_19
Anyone figure out who didn't make the trip? I assume djery is one of them but can't figure out who the others may be. Perhaps Randall west or dibaji Walker?

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:19 am
by UMassfan_19
UMassfan_19 wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:12 am
Anyone figure out who didn't make the trip? I assume djery is one of them but can't figure out who the others may be. Perhaps Randall west or dibaji Walker?
So it looks like the 4 not there are Walker djery west and carl

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:45 am
by 69MG
If they are counting 14, West is probably #14 as he is listed on the roster. My guess, Djery and KTM due to injuries, West and Carl. Carl is not injured. Thanks for providing this info. Regardless of the opposition, very happy to see Tre's stats.

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:49 am
by MJatUM
So was Carl the one that had a passport issue? I thought I heard somewhere MM said a player was having an issue with that.

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:51 am
by 69MG
MJatUM wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:49 am
So was Carl the one that had a passport issue? I thought I heard somewhere MM said a player was having an issue with that.
Correct. I didn't want to give the name until it was obvious and also to clarify that he wasn't left behind due to injury.

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:19 am
by TheInsider
27 and 15 is really impressive first your first game against anyone...

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:28 am
by 78
Hooray for the Virgin Islands Daily News and to TheInsider for sacrificing a buck. That's a pretty monster-sized game for Mitchell, I don't care who they are playing against. I remain concerned about Diallo's injury status, hope I am wrong. I wonder if the Virgin Islands Daily News is going to get a cease and desist order from Bamford and company? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:48 am
by uz2b-len
I would be extremely pessimistic if it was Diallo's knee, but I think we heard here it was something else.

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:53 am
by UMassfan_19
69MG wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:45 am
If they are counting 14, West is probably #14 as he is listed on the roster. My guess, Djery and KTM due to injuries, West and Carl. Carl is not injured. Thanks for providing this info. Regardless of the opposition, very happy to see Tre's stats.
Totally forgot about KTM

Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:22 pm
by LS71
^^^ Maybe the $$ they're going to be saving on recruiting will enable them to send someone to cover future trips like this one. :shock: 8)