Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by TheInsider » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:51 am

I think the USVI team isn't half bad.. I'm pretty sure both Yoingstown and N Kentucky both had close games with them. Should be a better test.

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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by uz2b-len » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:14 am

Wouldn't Kit be around 40 years old by now?
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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by 69MG » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:55 am

uz2b-len wrote:
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Wouldn't Kit be around 40 years old by now?
Kitwana Rhymer (born 22 May 1978 in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands)
That would be 41 if my math is correct.

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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by 69MG » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:33 am

TheInsider wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:51 am
I think the USVI team isn't half bad.. I'm pretty sure both Yoingstown and N Kentucky both had close games with them. Should be a better test.
Here are the results for the above games. USVI are better than BVI and maybe better than Calgary.
Virgin Islands Tour: Day Three: Penguins Slay US Virgin Islands, 90-82. Penguins are Youngstown State.

NKUNorseMBB in Saint Thomas: Day 2; Norse defeat USVI National Team in buzzer-beating fashion (85-84).

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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by mlaconte459 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:22 pm

^ sooo.. those teams played close games with experienced D1 players and we are rolling out a squad of mostly freshman without Carl, Djery, or Samba...

UMass is up at half 59-40....
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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by 78 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:58 pm

Looks like we beat USVI today 122-86 based on a tweet I just saw from Tre’s mother.
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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by TheInsider » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:01 pm

The amount of points scored in these games is impressive. I dont care who we played.

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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by mlaconte459 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:39 pm

https://twitter.com/amin_touri/status/1 ... 82048?s=21

Box score.. may recognize a name on the opposing team :)..

Tre Mitchell with another very impressive performance
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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by Juice Stand » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:47 pm

Fantastic set of games down in the USVI. Obviously not the greatest competition, but they showed very well with a short bench. Time to fire up the hype machine and get my maroon footie pajamas back from the cleaners.

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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by Floyd » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:32 pm

TheInsider wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:01 pm
The amount of points scored in these games is impressive. I dont care who we played.
I agree. Shooting percentages have been very impressive and the scoring is very balanced. Nice job
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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by NilesGold » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:34 pm

Juice Stand wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:47 pm
Fantastic set of games down in the USVI. Obviously not the greatest competition, but they showed very well with a short bench.
It’s not saying much, but I believe the level of competition is much stronger than it was 4 years ago during the European trip.

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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by Almontis » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:48 pm

there seemed to be the least amount of buzz about CJ Jackson coming in, but he looks to be hitting 3s at a high rate. Small sample size, I know, but he looks to be a fluid guard with good length, and a knockdown shooter to boot? "intriguing"

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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by 69MG » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:49 pm

Is CJ Jackson the Carl Pierre of this recruiting class? In the 2 box scores that we have, he was 7-11 from 3. I don't care if it's pre-game warm-up, 7-11 is good.

I think that Mitchell kid might be OK. 2 games of 27 points and in the game he "only" scored 16, he played just 13 minutes. I am also happy to see Sy doing well; 14, 16 and 20 in reasonable minutes.

Granted, the level of competition was questionable, but I like the results and the fact that all 8 players contributed. Now, can we start speculating on playing time and stats? :wink:

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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by Badger13 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:51 pm

Almontis wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:48 pm
there seemed to be the least amount of buzz about CJ Jackson coming in, but he looks to be hitting 3s at a high rate. Small sample size, I know, but he looks to be a fluid guard with good length, and a knockdown shooter to boot? "intriguing"
I agree. Pleasantly surprised to see these stats from him! Also as others have said I don’t care who we played the points scored have been beyond my expectations and I can’t help but be excited!

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Re: Virgin Islands, August 2019, exhibition trip

Post by DoctorJ » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:57 pm

I believe he fouled out , though.
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