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by Juice Stand
Thu May 06, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: Ronnie DeGray III
Replies: 102
Views: 7018

Re: KAEO: Ronnie DeGray III

Definitely disappointed to see him go, but it's pretty clear that UMass was a temporary spot for him as Len said. He's going to be a little closer to home and playing in the SEC. I hope he does well. To Floyd's point, I can't imagine the atmosphere at UMass this year was very enticing (pandemic shut...
by Juice Stand
Wed May 05, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: TJ Weeks
Replies: 180
Views: 37263

Re: KAEO: TJ Weeks

by Juice Stand
Wed May 05, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: Tre Mitchell
Replies: 1112
Views: 121312

Re: KAEO: Tre Mitchell

LSU would be an interesting choice for Tre. If part of his reason for leaving UMass is to play and make a run in the NCAA tournament, I would be worried about the NCAA handing down penalties for the Will Wade scandal and potentially imposing a postseason ban while he's there. The FBI and NCAA invest...
by Juice Stand
Tue May 04, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Ray Wilson
Replies: 19
Views: 1932

Re: RAY WILSON Collegian Article

It's good to see the Collegian doing a feature like this, and some good interviews and quotes in there too. To bring this in to today's game, I found this an interesting excerpt: The financial and recruiting landscape of college basketball had changed and UMass hadn’t kept up. The UMass administrati...
by Juice Stand
Tue May 04, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2021-2022 Season
Replies: 492
Views: 20344

Re: 2021-2022 Season

I agree with that premise and it could take a turn for the worse, but there are only so many roster spots on each team, and there are a lot of talented players out there. Also, there is already a lot of this going on under cloak and dagger, see Sean Miller and Will Wade, among many many others, so t...
by Juice Stand
Mon May 03, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2021-2022 Season
Replies: 492
Views: 20344

Re: 2021-2022 Season

Love it. That's a cool outside the box idea and I'm sure the players welcome it. I'm 100% on board with allowing players to profit from name, image, and likeness. I've never understood why they can't make some money while playing college ball. Doing some local commercials, having an off-season baske...
by Juice Stand
Mon May 03, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Is MM a winner?
Replies: 180
Views: 8322

Re: Is MM a winner?

I assume he's referring to the financial difficulties brought on by the pandemic. Athletic department staff was let go or furloughed, coaches took paycuts, etc. If elevating Grossman is cheaper than hiring an assistant from outside the program, then that makes sense. I don't know how it works out to...
by Juice Stand
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: Tre Mitchell
Replies: 1112
Views: 121312

Re: KAEO: Tre Mitchell

^Absolutely. I think that's a little unfair to put on him. He seemed willing to step up and take big shots in tight games, and went toe to toe with Obi Toppin as a freshman. There was a stretch where he battled top big man after top big man and proved he was better. Cue the videos of him stomping ar...
by Juice Stand
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: TJ Weeks
Replies: 180
Views: 37263

Re: KAEO: TJ Weeks

He averaged 26 minutes per game in his first season, and that was reduced to 20.5 this past year. He didn't shoot the ball as well as he did during that scorching first 10-game season, so maybe that was it, but I think it was more about McCall's loyalty to Pierre. In the final 4 games this past seas...
by Juice Stand
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Is MM a winner?
Replies: 180
Views: 8322

Re: Is MM a winner?

This is such a weird thread. Is Matt McCall a winner? Well, he was a winner at Chattanooga in 2 years, and after 3 losing seasons has just had his first winning, albeit abridged, season here at UMass and every year has improved in the final conference ranking (13th, 12th, 8th, 5th). I'd say he's a w...
by Juice Stand
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: TJ Weeks
Replies: 180
Views: 37263

Re: KAEO: TJ Weeks

Those numbers are probably coincidental. His role was odd in that some nights McCall didn't know when to use him and when to bench him. I don't know how the addition of CJ Kelly (which UMass officially announced today) will affect his role this year, but hopefully he's allowed to get into a rhythm a...
by Juice Stand
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: Tre Mitchell
Replies: 1112
Views: 121312

Re: KAEO: Tre Mitchell

I'll start with saying that while I'm disappointed he's transferring, I'm a Tre Mitchell fan and will root for him for a long time. I'm assuming he'll have a lengthy playing career. He was all class in his two years here. Heck, the dude made the all academic team this past season. What I don't under...
by Juice Stand
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: Ronnie DeGray III
Replies: 102
Views: 7018

Re: KAEO: Ronnie DeGray III

This is a big hit. Ronnie came in as a freshman and immediately looked comfortable on the floor. He can shoot, knows where to be, rebounded, and seemed like an overall heady and mature player for a freshman. I always thought this would be a possibility since he's from out west, but damn, this is a b...
by Juice Stand
Sat Apr 24, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2021-2022 Schedule
Replies: 44
Views: 2133

Re: 2021-2022 Schedule

Philly has their big 5 games. Not so much a tournament, but definitely an great local tradition for those schools.
by Juice Stand
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2021-2022 Schedule
Replies: 44
Views: 2133

Re: 2021-2022 Schedule

How about a Southern New England Cup that cuts BC out of the whole damn thing. UMass, Holy Cross, Providence, and UConn make a nice little region. Heck, make it an 8-team tournament with Bryant, Fairfield, Quinnipiac, and Northeastern. That gives you 2 Rhode Island teams, 3 Connecticut teams, and 3 ...