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by 69MG
Thu Apr 18, 2024 5:32 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: UMass transfer portal news - 2024
Replies: 494
Views: 27324

Re: UMass transfer portal news - 2024

Niles, glad to say I agree with you on the 3 most likely transfers. Worthy never seemed comfortable, Foster hardly played and Majok is a long term project. Of the 3, I felt less likely that Majok would transfer unless he went down a couple of levels. I kind of hope he stays because if he ever figure...
by 69MG
Thu Apr 18, 2024 4:31 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: UMass transfer portal news - 2024
Replies: 494
Views: 27324

Re: UMass transfer portal news - 2024

TJ Power, a 6'9 PF from Duke just entered the portal. He's from Shrewsbury and played for Worcester Academy. He only got 7 minutes a game as a freshman. Maybe he wants more playing time and to be closer to home (these are both wild speculation). Here's part of his bio from Duke: Rated by 247Sports w...
by 69MG
Thu Apr 18, 2024 4:18 pm
Forum: Hockey Forum
Topic: 2024-2025 Season
Replies: 26
Views: 1311

Re: 2024-2025 Season

Has anyone seen that we have a transfer DMan coming in from Denver U. This was in the Hockey Transfer Portal site:
UMass

F Joey Musa, sr, Dartmouth, 6-11—17 x
D Lucas Olvestad, so, Denver, 0-6—6
by 69MG
Thu Apr 18, 2024 2:26 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: UMass transfer portal news - 2024
Replies: 494
Views: 27324

Re: UMass transfer portal news - 2024

Tyler Mason now in the portal I look at this 2 ways: Maroon Colored Glasses or "WTF is going on here?" Maroon - Mason didn't see much action last year. Maybe Frank told him he didn't see an expanded role for him, so Mason moved on. This hopefully means that Frank knows he has 1 or 2 quali...
by 69MG
Thu Apr 18, 2024 10:34 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: UMass transfer portal news - 2024
Replies: 494
Views: 27324

Re: UMass transfer portal news - 2024

Other A10 teams have been getting commits and our lack of activity is making me nervous. GW just got a 6'9 transfer from Cornell. He's not a game-changer, but at least he's an experienced big. I know Frank hinted at 2 recruits, so why have we not heard anything? Last year, Josh was announced around ...
by 69MG
Wed Apr 17, 2024 8:03 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO Matt Cross
Replies: 227
Views: 14333

Re: KAEO Matt Cross

Niles, what would it accomplish? If a P5 team came in with a substantially better offer after year 1, the kid is gone.
by 69MG
Wed Apr 17, 2024 6:15 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO Matt Cross
Replies: 227
Views: 14333

Re: KAEO Matt Cross

Collective contracts are not binding, so a multi-year contract means nothing.
by 69MG
Wed Apr 17, 2024 12:54 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO Matt Cross
Replies: 227
Views: 14333

Re: KAEO Matt Cross

Niles, I don;t think you understand how the Collective contracts are worded. I'll let Patrick provide a full explanation, but payment are made in increments and start after the season starts. So if a player leaves before the start of the season, no funds have changed hands.
by 69MG
Wed Apr 17, 2024 11:29 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: UMass transfer portal news - 2024
Replies: 494
Views: 27324

Re: UMass transfer portal news - 2024

1697 names counts both division 1 and 2, right? So that'd be 650 schools or almost 3 people per school. I would guess that most of those names are Division 1, given that division 2 isn't as intense. Hopefully, we hear some good news about incoming players today! My ultimate dream is Aidan Mahaney c...
by 69MG
Wed Apr 17, 2024 9:21 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: UMass transfer portal news - 2024
Replies: 494
Views: 27324

Re: UMass transfer portal news - 2024

Just a reminder, it's not just us that is suffering. There are 1,697 names in the portal with 2 weeks to go. Last year there were over 1,800 if I remember correctly.
by 69MG
Wed Apr 17, 2024 9:17 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO Matt Cross
Replies: 227
Views: 14333

Re: KAEO Matt Cross

My thought is the only way to fix this is to give players one free transfer and then sit out a year on future transfers unless there is a coaching change. Most, if not all, players do not want to sit a year even if they are getting paid. However, the courts don't agree with this.
by 69MG
Tue Apr 16, 2024 8:29 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: UMass transfer portal news - 2024
Replies: 494
Views: 27324

Re: UMass transfer portal news - 2024

Another tweet from Frank. After his last tweet we heard about Matt Cross. I hope this doesn't repeat itself. Seriously, if Frank has 2 key transfers coming in, I will feel a lot better about this day.
Frank Martin
@coachFMartin
Man I just got another great call
by 69MG
Tue Apr 16, 2024 5:23 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: UMass transfer portal news - 2024
Replies: 494
Views: 27324

Re: UMass transfer portal news - 2024

Huh? I'm sure Frank's tweet was related to a transfer in or a recruit. I highly doubt that after weeks of this, Cross told Frankie he was staying to then only an hour later enter the portal. I hope it's a transfer. We have a very young team and I don't think we can afford any more freshmen. We need...
by 69MG
Tue Apr 16, 2024 3:30 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO Matt Cross
Replies: 227
Views: 14333

Re: KAEO Matt Cross

I normally don't give a crap what players do or if they are successful if they leave early (Noah, RJ, Gapare, etc.). I will, however, root for Matt. He gave it 100% every minute he was on the floor, played hurt and was the heart and soul of the team.
by 69MG
Tue Apr 16, 2024 11:41 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO Matt Cross
Replies: 227
Views: 14333

Re: KAEO Matt Cross

Upstate10 wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 11:15 am Frank tweeted that he just got a call with great news... Could it be??
In my opinion, it could be just 1 or 2 possibilities:

1. Matt Cross is coming back
2. A quality center who he was recruiting told him he is committing

Any other ideas? A backup PG or a shooter don't measure up to these 2.