2017 Recruiting Class

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Post by Old Cage » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:02 pm

^ Now twelve on the online roster and twelve went bowling tonight.

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Post by 78 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:46 pm

So the question is, who didn't show up?
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Post by 78 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:59 pm

Based on the roster, looks like this is the player not here. Too bad, as it looks like she really could have helped. UMass People Finder shows her as enrolled, but guess that really doesn't mean anything. Maybe not such a big deal though. Looked at her stats from last year and she played less than 4 minutes a game and averaged 1.5 points.

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Has been a key player for head coach Gerald Ewing at Trinity Valley Community College … This past season Murray helped the Cardinals to a 30-6 overall record and a runner-up finish in the DI National Junior College Tournament … Originally signed with Iona out of high school and had a medical redshirt season before transferring to Trinity Valley CC … During her senior year at Imhotep Institute, Murray had a three star ranking from Prospects Nation … Averaged 12 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game over her high school career … Member of 2013 Philadelphia All-City team … Received an Associate Arts degree from Trinity Valley CC … Intends to major in Criminal Justice.
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Post by TruBluMaroon » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:02 pm

^ Maybe somebody told her UM doesn't have a Criminal Justice Major.....

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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:01 am

It's possible she's just not on campus yet. Not likely, but could be that she isn't starting until the Fall for some reason.
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Post by m626t » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:20 am

Swing shift, or is that long gone? :)
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Post by 78 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:52 am

InnervisionsUMASS wrote:It's possible she's just not on campus yet. Not likely, but could be that she isn't starting until the Fall for some reason.
Yeah, but she was initially on the roster and has been removed.
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Post by LS71 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:12 pm

^ As I read your first post about her situation, I wondered if it could have something to do with the transfer-ability of credits from Trinity Valley CC to UMass? :?:
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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:40 pm

78 wrote:
InnervisionsUMASS wrote:It's possible she's just not on campus yet. Not likely, but could be that she isn't starting until the Fall for some reason.
Yeah, but she was initially on the roster and has been removed.

My apologies, I missed that part.
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Re: 2017 Recruiting Class

Post by Bub89 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:15 pm

Does anyone know why Aerial Starks is no longer on the roster?
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Post by 78 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:07 pm

Regarding Starks, checked her twitter account, and as of yesterday her tweets were still being posted from Northampton. I like this new coach, but it seems a lot of players have disappeared from the roster in his short time here. If I recall correctly, Starks was a fairly highly rated recruit out of Texas. There are now 11 players on the roster, and one of those is already out for the season. I don’t get it.
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Post by UMass02 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:37 pm

78 wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:07 pm
Regarding Starks, checked her twitter account, and as of yesterday her tweets were still being posted from Northampton. I like this new coach, but it seems a lot of players have disappeared from the roster in his short time here. If I recall correctly, Starks was a fairly highly rated recruit out of Texas. There are now 11 players on the roster, and one of those is already out for the season. I don’t get it.
It doesn’t help that there’s scant media coverage of the program. Matty V can’t do everything. That’s why everything is a mystery about the comings and goings of players.

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Post by 78 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:29 pm

We actually found out the reason for Starks not playing. According to a Facebook post she made last month, she left the program on her own. Basically said she had too much going on in her personal life and basketball wasn't fun anymore. I recall her father died about a year ago and it has been extremely difficult for her since then,
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Post by Bub89 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:00 pm

Wow that's too bad. Seems like a talented kid. Thanks for the info.
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Post by 69MG » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:20 pm

78 wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:29 pm
We actually found out the reason for Starks not playing. According to a Facebook post she made last month, she left the program on her own. Basically said she had too much going on in her personal life and basketball wasn't fun anymore. I recall her father died about a year ago and it has been extremely difficult for her since then,
Here's her full post:
cox'n wrote: ↑Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:14 am
This was posted yesterday on an Aerial Starks Facebook page (which seems to be legitimate): "It’s been a full year since I lost my best friend. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about you. I’ve often reflected on what your passing means in my life and I’ve realized that life is too short, and that you need to enjoy every moment. That’s why I’ve decided not to play Basketball anymore at UMass. I have legal obligations and am currently looking for my half brother overseas and I felt like basketball was another stressor in my life, not an outlet. I hope I haven’t disappointed anyone but I had to start making decisions that were best for ME and no one else."

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