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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:26 am

Mitchell listed by one of the panelist's "Newcomer of the Year" for all mid-majors.

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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by MJatUM » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:55 am

Coach Bergeron was on Jay Burnham's "Plant The Flag" podcast... Talked for about 25-30 minutes about how he ended up at UMass starting with his graduation from Kings College. He has a very impressive resume and I can only speak for myself but I certainly planted a flag in my shorts listening to him talk about this year's squad. One sentence in particular: "Sy Chatman could be the best player on this team." I think we were all excited for him to make the physical leap from Freshman to Sophomore year - but hearing that he made that much of a leap got me all hot and bothered.

I also got a little more excited about Dibaji Walker. I think I might have been sleeping on him a bit too much. If he is eligible this year I think Marty Sage's 2-2.5 wins is right on. Can't wait for 11/5.

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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by m626t » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:40 pm

I listened to this this AM. Very interesting interview with Tony and he really had me excited to see what happens this season. Very intriguing nugget he dropped about future additions to the team as well.
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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by Floyd » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:54 pm

MJatUM wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:55 am
but I certainly planted a flag in my shorts listening to him
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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:11 pm

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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by 69MG » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:38 pm

Here's a link. You don't have to subscribe to ITunes, etc. Just scroll down to playlist and click on it. Bergeron starts at about 8 minutes.

Besides being high on Walker and Chatman, he put out a warning to the league; beware of Djery Baptiste. If those 3 are as good as he thinks they will be (and Walker can play) our front court will be a lot stronger than I imagined. I thought that Tre was the only major talent we had up front.

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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by Floyd » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:16 pm

Haven't heard a lot about Samba. Hope he's full strength. He reminds me of Dana Dingle in how he rebounds and his quiet demeanor. He's a kid that to me could be explosive if the focus is on Tre and Sy.
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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by Slapthefloor93 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:55 pm

MJatUM wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:55 am
I also got a little more excited about Dibaji Walker. I think I might have been sleeping on him a bit too much. If he is eligible this year I think Marty Sage's 2-2.5 wins is right on. Can't wait for 11/5.
I hadn’t been aware he was a great shooter. Tony referred to it as his “greatest strength,” and I was already impressed by his length, speed and bounce. If him, TJ, and Carl are all 37-42% three-point threats, man... let’s find ways to get them out there at the same time as much as possible with East (also a strong shooter) distributing. Who do you focus on if you’re the D?

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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by UMassFan99 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:27 pm

Agree regarding Samba. Interesting to hear how good Bergeron thinks Chatman is.

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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by DoctorJ » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:29 pm

Now I can't wait for the season to start!
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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by 69MG » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:52 pm

SHHHH!!! Our secret scrimmage with Hofstra is on Sunday, 10/20. Based on the wording in the list it might be in Amherst. Here's the A10 list:
ATLANTIC 10
Davidson – 10/19 at Tennessee
Dayton – 10/26 at Cincinnati
Duquesne – 10/26 at Kent State; 11/1 at West Virginia (charity exhibition)
Fordham – 10/19 at Army
George Mason – 10/26 at Towson
George Washington – 10/22 vs. Navy
La Salle – 10/26 vs. Princeton
Massachusetts – 10/20 vs. Hofstra
Rhode Island – 10/20 at Boston College
Richmond – 10/26 vs. Virginia Tech
Saint Joseph’s – 10/19 vs. Stony Brook
Saint Louis – 10/22 at Loyola Chicago
St. Bonaventure – 10/19 vs. Kent State
VCU – 10/20 vs. Virginia

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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by TheInsider » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:32 am

Great interview. He has a very impressive resume and has won everywhere. I think a Umass coach has finally built a good staff. We now have a successful prep coach and a great x player. This is a very intriguing team with a ton of potential young talent. This is also a very big team, unlike we've seen.

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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by 69MG » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:30 am

A short video of practice. The one thing that caught my eye is how much stronger Sy looks. His arms, shoulders, etc. He drives to the basket early in the clip.

https://twitter.com/UMassBasketball/sta ... 8904078337

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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by Juice Stand » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:49 pm

The Plant the Flag interview with Tony B is a great listen. Every UMass fan should check that out. I can't wait to see this new roster and what each guy brings. His statement that half of the freshman class will get "major minutes" is very interesting.

Also, quote of the year before the season has even started. How can this not get you absolutely fired the F up for UMass basketball:
I told our boss the other day, I said, you know, get ready to design some banners, because what we have coming in, we're gonna get to that tournament, there's no question

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Re: 2019-20 season

Post by UncleDov » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:57 pm

Optimistic for a strong finish. Hopefully, wins in A-10 tournament.

Good read, probably in print edition of Boston Globe tomorrow or Sunday ....

https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/coll ... story.html

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