2018 Recruiting needs and potential recruits

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Re: 2018 Recruiting needs and potential recruits

Post by R&G » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:19 pm

Stephane Lasme measured 6 ft 5.5 inches for the NBA draft. One of the best big men UMass ever had.

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Post by baseline47 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:44 pm

When I read Calipari had recruited some guy by the name of Harper Williams who was 6'6" to play center, I thought, "No way, the guy is too small! There are guards in the A10 that are 6'6!"" So I was wrong, once.

As for Lasme, I've seen photos of him and Rashaun Freeman together. Freeman was listed at 6'8" or 6'9". Stephane was almost as stall as Rashaun. No way was he 3 or 4" shorter than Freeman. Unless Freeman is only 6' 6'" or 6'7"?
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Re: 2018 Recruiting needs and potential recruits

Post by uz2b-len » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:02 pm

Of course. The team heights are always inflated a couple of inches. Rasaun's height as measured by the NBA would be more like Lasme's.
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Re: 2018 Recruiting needs and potential recruits

Post by R&G » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:46 pm

Freeman measured 6'-6" without shoes for the draft.

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Post by baseline47 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:03 am

Gee, all these years I've always wished I was a bit taller, you know, 6'2" or maybe even 6'3". All this time it turns out the answer to this desire was to have a UMass assistant coach measure me? :) But, it wouldn't help me jam; I've always wanted to be able to dunk too. :(
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Post by uz2b-len » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:59 am

I was watching Wimbledon this morning (I love summer vacation!) and they were commenting about Federer's success against the very tall players. They showed a list of the tallest players he has played, and they ranged from 6'11" to 6'6". Then the commentator, Brad Gilbert, says, "Those are real heights, not basketball heights. If you want to do basketball heights, you have to add a couple of inches."
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Re: 2018 Recruiting needs and potential recruits

Post by baseline47 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:14 am

So, is Holloway more like 6'*8"
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Post by baseline47 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:00 am

We've added Djery Baptiste, a 6'10" junior who will arrive in December after graduating from Vanderbilt where he averaged 2.4 points and 2.6 rebounds while playing approx. 11 minutes per game. He'll bring some size and experience to UMass.
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Re: 2018 Recruiting needs and potential recruits

Post by bobolink » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:47 pm

baseline47 wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:00 am
We've added Djery Baptiste, a 6'10" junior who will arrive in December after graduating from Vanderbilt where he averaged 2.4 points and 2.6 rebounds while playing approx. 11 minutes per game. He'll bring some size and experience to UMass.
Definitely changes the discussion earlier in this thread about our lack of bigs. On the other hand, it seems many of the recent A-10 transfers were bigs: GW got the 7'3" guy from Georgetown. Dayton got the 6'11" guy from Nebraska, and (going back a couple months) VCU got a big man too.

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