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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by Floyd » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:44 pm

Use it outside to melt the ice on the sidewalks and parking lots.
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Post by LS71 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:44 pm

Any Femi sightings?
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Post by Jackson96 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:45 pm

No idea but I did see some weird old dude behind the UMass bench in some sort of military hat and goggles. And if that guy is a member of this board, I only have one thing to say: Salute!
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Post by LS71 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:16 pm

I saw a kid in a camo jacket and a navy ski sitting with a kid wearing an A’s hat sitting in the first row of seats in the floor behind the benches. I’m up higher behind them so I couldn’t really see their faces.
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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by Kelz626 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:27 pm

Jackson96 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:45 pm
No idea but I did see some weird old dude behind the UMass bench in some sort of military hat and goggles. And if that guy is a member of this board, I only have one thing to say: Salute!
He was a Dayton fan dressed up as a “Flyer”

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Post by 69MG » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:49 pm

I don't think he was there, but if TJ comes back 100%, Garcia is as good as we are hearing and we add a back up for Tre, next year's team will be challenging for top 4 in the conference. Now, the big "if". If all of the core players come back, and that looks pretty likely right now.

If we add Odulake to the mix I mentioned above, we are definitely challenging for the top 4.

Santos and Walker will be better next year and we should be able to go 9 or 10 deep.

Just saw this from an unbiased source. He's an analyst and scout for NEPSAC. He's referring to Garcia.
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I've seen him a good number of times. He's exactly what UMass needs. Energy comparable to Kolton Mitchell's, super tough defensive guy, and can shoot.

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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by stevemaz » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:51 am

I hope we land Femi even though it will lead to a lot of 4 guards on court. I also think we should go with best 9.

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Post by TheInsider » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:23 am

4 guards?? How so? If we land Femi then Garcia and Femi are the 1 and sometimes 1 & 2 and Carl and TJ are the 2/3's depending on match-ups. If TJ looks anything like he did early this year Carl's mins will be down and if we land Femi, Kolten may see the floor sparingly for defense and East may play 5 mins a game.

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Post by 69MG » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:31 am

Another unbiased opinion on Garcia. This one from Luc Smith, Assistant Director of @Basketbullhoops an affiliate of the Basketball Hall of Fame
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Post by Floyd » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:39 am

If we get Femi, plus Garcia coming, I wonder if Sean or Kolton would consider leaving if they think pt will be down. I think you need at least 3 who can play the point, in case of injury or whatever. Someone isn't going to be happy with a big minutes cut
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Post by 69MG » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:13 am

Let's not forget about this guy, either. We really haven't had a chance to see what he can do. He's listed as a PG in some places and a combo guard in others. I realize it's a highlight video, but it's pretty impressive.

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Putnam Science Academy post-graduate guard John Buggs III signed a National Letter of Intent with UMass on Tuesday after returning home to Louisiana for Thanksgiving break. Buggs previously starred at at Summerfield High School where he averaged over 23 points per game and won three different state championships in Louisiana.

Best known for his ability to shoot the ball from behind the three-point line, Buggs is also an impressive athlete who can create his own shot and score the ball at all three levels.

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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by Jackson96 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:20 am

I really hate the term combo guard...at least the majority of times it is used.
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Post by 69MG » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:50 pm

We might need Chad Venning to bang with this guy next year. Pretty much the same size. From VerbalCommits.com:
2/16/2020 - 2020 PF Andre Weir (6-10, 265, 2★) committed to Richmond.
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Post by Old Cage » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:33 am

"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Re: 2020 Recruiting

Post by TheInsider » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:17 am

Garcia is 8th in NH with the 7 in front of him all committed to high major schools... 6 of those guys play for Brewster!! Lol

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