Djery Baptiste

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Re: Djery Baptiste

Post by NilesGold » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:36 pm

69MG wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:43 am
Understanding that you can't always get what you want (Thanks, Mick), wouldn't it be logical to try to restock what you are losing? We know RH is going and we're not deep at the 5 so I would start there. If you can't get a big, then go to option 2.

I'm a little biased because I really like Leveque.
This isn't like shopping at a store, UMass can't just pick & choose who it wants, they can't attract a quality big man to be 3rd or 4th on the depth chart and never see the floor.

I've embraced the movement to small-ball lineups, and to be competitive I think most teams will need to as well. Better to add a high level guard or wing than to add a mediocre big man who can't make an impact.

UMass will have Baptiste, KTM, and Chatman in 2019, there's no pressing need to add a 4th big man if he's not going to see the floor. Now if we could add someone like Tre Mitchell that's a whole different scenario, as he could be an impact player immediately, and a future star, but the chances of that are slim.

I'm not a big fan of Leveque, or really any of the big men that UMass seems to have a good chance with in 2019. I think the guards and wings they're involved with have a much better chance of being impact players in the A10. Of course that's just my amateur opinion.

The one thing I feel pretty confident in saying is that McCall is now well past the point of adding anyone who he feels is mediocre, or isn't a really good fit. As I understand it, just in the few months they passed on Zdor, Jockuch, Eboigbodin, and probably many more.

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Re: Djery Baptiste

Post by Juice Stand » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:53 pm

Why is there so much mystery surrounding his arrival? Has there been anything released by the athletic department about when he's eligible? I heard McCall mention him during Monday's coaches show, but I don't remember him mentioning a date.

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Re: Djery Baptiste

Post by Berkman » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:23 pm

Last day for finals at Vanderbilt is Sat Dec 15 so I guess that he will be eligible at UMass on the 16th.

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Re: Djery Baptiste

Post by m626t » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:54 pm

If he passes.
All due respect, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart, I'm gonna pass.

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Re: Djery Baptiste

Post by Juice Stand » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:48 am

Great, thanks for the info. The next game is on the 21st, so he should get a few practices in as well.

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Re: Djery Baptiste

Post by stevemaz » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:12 am

I heard on the UMass insider show that he would be playing against Georgia on the 30th.

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Re: Djery Baptiste

Post by DoctorJ » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:42 pm

Berkman wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:23 pm
Last day for finals at Vanderbilt is Sat Dec 15 so I guess that he will be eligible at UMass on the 16th.
Suppose it also depends on how quickly his grades are transmitted. Faculty usually have a couple days to finalize grades.
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Re: Djery Baptiste

Post by LS71 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:49 pm

Love to see him in uniform on Friday, and if possible, make his UMass debut.

That way he get's the butterflies out of his system before the Minutemen head to Georgia.
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Re: Djery Baptiste

Post by DoctorJ » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:00 pm

Same here. Get his feet wet. Give us a sneak peek of coming attractions.

Sure wish we knew how RW is doing.

Anyone see him on campus? Crutches?
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Re: Djery Baptiste

Post by uz2b-len » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:01 pm

stevemaz wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:12 am
I heard on the UMass insider show that he would be playing against Georgia on the 30th.
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Re: Djery Baptiste

Post by Juice Stand » Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:44 am

I'm guessing we'll learn more tonight when McCall's on the insider show @ 7:00. Jay Burnham, if you follow the board, get the scoop on Djery!

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Re: Djery Baptiste

Post by uz2b-len » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:46 pm

I don't know how good he will be, but I do feel confident that he will be better than KTM, and he will be a better match-up against a true center than Chatman.
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Re: Djery Baptiste

Post by 69MG » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:27 pm

Juice Stand wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:44 am
I'm guessing we'll learn more tonight when McCall's on the insider show @ 7:00. Jay Burnham, if you follow the board, get the scoop on Djery!
Does the show still answer EMail questions? If someone knows how to submit one, ask about Baptiste and also about Holloway's injury.

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Re: Djery Baptiste

Post by uz2b-len » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:54 pm

In your honor, I will go hunting around umassathletics.com to see if I can post those questions.
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Re: Djery Baptiste

Post by DoctorJ » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:37 pm

Sounds like boot is off RH and they are hoping he plays Friday! Had a distraction and heard it in background but didn't hear what the timeline was for Baptiste, anyone get that???

I liked what I did hear about playing bigger.
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