2019 Recruiting

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Re: 2019 Recruiting

Post by UMassHoops » Fri May 17, 2019 3:23 pm

I think it's fine to fill all the scholarships. A lot of these kids are very mature prep school players. Tony has coached many of them already so knows their character. We've got Djery graduating next year and I'm guessing KTM might be on track to graduate and grad transfer. So maybe 2 scholarships anyway open up next year which we can target 4/5 star impact guys with the potential to get us to the next level. (Compete with P5s)

This coming year is about putting us back on the map with a cohesive group of players playing exciting basketball. Show potential recruits we are an up and coming team having a lot of fun. Next year should be a very focused recruiting year on getting those 1-2 guys that could really elevate us. Imagine if we added 2 guys of Tre Mitchel's caliber next year that could potentially take us from good to great.

I like our direction, I love our incoming recruits who seem to have great attitudes and enthusiasm for UMass, and I believe MM has stabilized the program and put himself in a position to excel with a lot of hard work.

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Re: 2019 Recruiting

Post by 78 » Fri May 17, 2019 4:10 pm

^^

Personally I’d say it’s far too early to say McCall has stabilized the program. Six, possibly 7 new players (freshmen) on the roster doesn’t sound like stabilization to me. I’m waiting for the end of next season to see if the program is stable.
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Re: 2019 Recruiting

Post by UMassfan_19 » Fri May 17, 2019 4:45 pm

vanmeter wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 3:06 pm
I think taking on players just to fill scholarships is a mistake - one that I think McCall has already made. Walt Bell left many scholarships open and took on walk ons. If some of these players were not highly recruited or division 1 recruits, they should have been offered walk on status - if they show that they can contribute, then give them a full scholarship.
Prefered Walk Ons are not really a thing in Basketball like they are in football

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Re: 2019 Recruiting

Post by Floyd » Fri May 17, 2019 5:00 pm

78 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:10 pm
^^

Personally I’d say it’s far too early to say McCall has stabilized the program. Six, possibly 7 new players (freshmen) on the roster doesn’t sound like stabilization to me. I’m waiting for the end of next season to see if the program is stable.
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Re: 2019 Recruiting

Post by inthescoop » Fri May 17, 2019 8:32 pm

Jacob Toppin from Woodstock just committed to URI. Wonder why he’s a player from Woodstock that we didn’t go after.

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Re: 2019 Recruiting

Post by minutefanjsf » Fri May 17, 2019 8:45 pm

inthescoop wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Jacob Toppin from Woodstock just committed to URI. Wonder why he’s a player from Woodstock that we didn’t go after.
Because he’s not good enough?

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Re: 2019 Recruiting

Post by 78 » Fri May 17, 2019 8:47 pm

Floyd wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:00 pm
78 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:10 pm
^^

Personally I’d say it’s far too early to say McCall has stabilized the program. Six, possibly 7 new players (freshmen) on the roster doesn’t sound like stabilization to me. I’m waiting for the end of next season to see if the program is stable.
You're in a better mood when you're following hockey :wink:
You are right, but I just don’t see how the program all of a sudden is stable after the two years through which we just suffered. Plus, McCall has proven little to nothing to date.
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Re: 2019 Recruiting

Post by 78 » Fri May 17, 2019 8:49 pm

inthescoop wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Jacob Toppin from Woodstock just committed to URI. Wonder why he’s a player from Woodstock that we didn’t go after.
Hope he’s not as good as his brother has turned out to be.
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Re: 2019 Recruiting

Post by inthescoop » Fri May 17, 2019 8:52 pm

minutefanjsf wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:45 pm
inthescoop wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Jacob Toppin from Woodstock just committed to URI. Wonder why he’s a player from Woodstock that we didn’t go after.
Because he’s not good enough?
Oh the irony.

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Re: 2019 Recruiting

Post by UMassHoops » Fri May 17, 2019 9:14 pm

78 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:47 pm
Floyd wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:00 pm
78 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:10 pm
^^

Personally I’d say it’s far too early to say McCall has stabilized the program. Six, possibly 7 new players (freshmen) on the roster doesn’t sound like stabilization to me. I’m waiting for the end of next season to see if the program is stable.
You're in a better mood when you're following hockey :wink:
You are right, but I just don’t see how the program all of a sudden is stable after the two years through which we just suffered. Plus, McCall has proven little to nothing to date.
Well by stabilized you could view that as the patient is no longer bleeding heavily, IV drips are in but we haven't left the hospital yet..

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Re: 2019 Recruiting

Post by UMassfan_19 » Fri May 17, 2019 9:30 pm

inthescoop wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Jacob Toppin from Woodstock just committed to URI. Wonder why he’s a player from Woodstock that we didn’t go after.
When you have a guy who coached him for an entire year on your staff I think you got to trust his judgement when it comes to passing on certain players.

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Re: 2019 Recruiting

Post by 78 » Fri May 17, 2019 10:49 pm

UMassHoops wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 9:14 pm
78 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:47 pm
Floyd wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:00 pm


You're in a better mood when you're following hockey :wink:
You are right, but I just don’t see how the program all of a sudden is stable after the two years through which we just suffered. Plus, McCall has proven little to nothing to date.
Well by stabilized you could view that as the patient is no longer bleeding heavily, IV drips are in but we haven't left the hospital yet..
That’s fair
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Re: 2019 Recruiting

Post by TruBluMaroon » Fri May 17, 2019 10:50 pm

UMassfan_19 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 9:30 pm
inthescoop wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Jacob Toppin from Woodstock just committed to URI. Wonder why he’s a player from Woodstock that we didn’t go after.
When you have a guy who coached him for an entire year on your staff I think you got to trust his judgement when it comes to passing on certain players.
Maybe after playing for him, he had no desire to do it again.......

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Re: 2019 Recruiting

Post by thecaptain » Sat May 18, 2019 1:33 am

Didn’t know Cincinnati is also after MAW. Hope we land him, be a terrific addition.

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Re: 2019 Recruiting

Post by NilesGold » Sat May 18, 2019 7:16 am

I really like Kolton Mitchell. Just watched about 20 minutes of one of his games, I'm sold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdZEiajkkxQ

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