KAEO Raphiael Putney

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KAEO Raphiael Putney

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Post by tdmass » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:01 am

Matty mentions both Putney and Riley will be here this weekend in his latest blog.

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Post by uz2b-len » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:57 am

Photo is kinda Cambyesque.

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Post by bharms08 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:22 pm

For all i know UMass already tried this and the dates just didnt work out, but for this handful of players (and any future recruit visiting in the fall semester), wouldnt it make more sense to schedule visits on weekends when the football team is in town? I know if I were a bball player and interested in UMass, I'd want to see what the campus is like for a game against a delaware or richmond (homecoming). Having the recruits see tailgaters and a packed house for one of the best in FCS could only help our chances at landing good recruits

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Post by uz2b-len » Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:06 pm

I was wondering about that, too, and I concluded that maybe they wanted to get these kids up here and committed as fast as possible.

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Post by MassDynasty321 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:07 pm

Or you don't try to compare yourself with the BCS schools when it comes to football.

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Post by Old Cage » Wed Oct 08, 2008 2:03 pm

Dewey says we are still in this hunt:

"The Minutemen eventually hope to add Esho's D.C. Assault teammate Raphiael Putney, a 6-foot-9 forward from Woodbridge, Va."
"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 » Wed Oct 08, 2008 2:18 pm

If you look at Putney's Scout profile, we are the only team listed.

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Post by Bub89 » Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:54 pm

Here is an article about Putney that lists a few other schools looking at him.

http://www.insidenova.com/isn/sports/hi ... ges/20590/
Pretty good. Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good.

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Post by Kustodial » Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:48 pm

Verballed per scout
Go Umass!

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Post by Kosty » Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:59 pm

God DAMN is DK putting together some good recruits!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Post by Old Cage » Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:26 pm

I hope this turns out better than the last few guys that needed help from Antonio's!

"One area he needs to improve on is his weight. His father estimates Putney weighs around 150 pounds. “That’s his nickname, ‘Skinny Man,’ ” Richard Putney said. Scout says 180, Dad says 150. Guess which one I will believe.
"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 Emilimo701 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:00 pm

Kosty wrote:God DAMN is DK putting together some good recruits!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D
I haven't seen or heard anything about Putney to warrant much excitement...

Sure, he received offers from St Joe's and George Mason, but ESPN seems to have never heard of him, and this Republican article is not too flattering:
http://www.masslive.com/sports/index.ss ... Basketball

If you throw out scholarships to every HS junior with "potential," it takes away space for those top-notch guys. I'd rather DK be more like the girls I asked out in 8th grade and "keep his options open."

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Post by 78 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:56 pm

Old Cage wrote:I hope this turns out better than the last few guys that needed help from Antonio's!

"One area he needs to improve on is his weight. His father estimates Putney weighs around 150 pounds. “That’s his nickname, ‘Skinny Man,’ ” Richard Putney said. Scout says 180, Dad says 150. Guess which one I will believe.
Holy Crap -- 6-8 and 150 Lbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bamford has erased McCutcheon

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Post by UmAstudent » Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:32 am

Parents can always be wrong about weight. The kid may look 150 but he would be all bone at 6'8. Im 6' myself and at least 165.

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