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by Worcester_To_Amherst
Mon Jun 06, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2022 Recruiting
Replies: 893
Views: 79303

Re: 2022 Recruiting

I've taken a hard look at the players we lost compared to the new additions. When you match them up against each other it doesn't look as pretty as I would like. First, I love the hire of Frank Martin and I think his coaching and better D should get us a few more wins. However, take a look at this ...
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Thu Jun 02, 2022 6:41 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2022 Recruiting
Replies: 893
Views: 79303

Re: 2022 Recruiting

Agreed, if G Thompson can contribute Day 1 then they should be OK with the front court. Ya it would be nice to have another big that could shoot but it's unrealistic to expect Frank to have a complete roster top to bottom year 1. Hard to get 3 bigs that can play to UMass in 1 offseason. With the foc...
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Fri May 20, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2022 Recruiting
Replies: 893
Views: 79303

Re: 2022 Recruiting

For those Twitter literate- Frank retweeted Wildens giving N’Guessan the eyes emoji. Now I don’t want to get too far into
this, but I will just a little to say I don’t think Frank is doing that unless he feels good about his chances of landing him.
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Thu May 19, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2022 Recruiting
Replies: 893
Views: 79303

Re: 2022 Recruiting

I think Dominguez has potential. If Frank could instill confidence and toughness, he has the size and talent to be at least a solid backup 3/4. Personally, I highly doubt that. But, regardless, do you think Martin "ran off" Dibaji and Cairo and Garcia etc etc etc and decided that Domingue...
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Thu May 19, 2022 7:09 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2022 Recruiting
Replies: 893
Views: 79303

Re: 2022 Recruiting

I think Dominguez has potential. If Frank could instill confidence and toughness, he has the size and talent to be at least a solid backup 3/4.
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Mon May 16, 2022 7:52 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2023 Recruiting
Replies: 166
Views: 17519

Re: 2023 Recruiting

Just did a little reading on Miranda. He plays at Springfield Commonwealth but he's from Pawtucket.

If a kids got dreams of playing at a Kentucky/Duke/UNC/Arizona etc. he's not going to consider UMass right out of high school.
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Thu May 12, 2022 8:01 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2022 Recruiting
Replies: 893
Views: 79303

Re: 2022 Recruiting

I'd also like to see a freshmen big. Hard to imagine 4 year players anymore, but if for some chance those still exist it'd be good to pair a classmate with Thompson.

I really like the sound of Lewis, big bodied 2 guard that's shown some success at the college level already.
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Fri Apr 29, 2022 11:09 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Expectations for 2022-23 Season
Replies: 22
Views: 1447

Re: Expectations for 2022/2023 Season

Should finally be able to beat Bona this year haha.
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2022 Recruiting
Replies: 893
Views: 79303

Re: 2022 Recruiting

Lee is a similar player for Davidson and has been very successful in the A10. Watanabe for GW a few years back too.
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2022 Recruiting
Replies: 893
Views: 79303

Re: 2022 Recruiting

I find it very interesting that Frank said he won't run anyone off but has his sights on at least 3 more guys (although maybe he's not planning on taking all 3) while the team is at the scholarship limit. If it's already been determined that other guys are leaving, I wonder why they're waiting so lo...
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:11 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Expectations for 2022-23 Season
Replies: 22
Views: 1447

Re: Expectations for 2022/2023 Season

I'll wait on a vote until the final roster is set and we see a schedule. My hope right now is that we can be in the top 75 in RPI. Last year in the Ken Pom ratings we finished #185, which was behind Fordham. No more of that. That's a good way to think of success for UMass. I think baseline, we shou...
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Wed Apr 27, 2022 9:36 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2022-23 roster
Replies: 441
Views: 36467

Re: 2022-23 roster

Just need CJ to come off the bench and hit ~40% from 3. He shot it great the first half of the season and then fell off a cliff. At least this year there should be more options (Cairo, Thompson, Diggins) if CJ isn't shooting well.
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Tue Apr 26, 2022 5:38 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2022-23 roster
Replies: 441
Views: 36467

Re: 2022-23 roster

A10 is going to be tough this year and if UMass is in the top tier of teams, whether that be top 4, 5, 6, I think we'll be real happy. I'm not thinking top 25, but I'd say they've got the talent of a potential top 25 team. The players need to buy in to the system and play as team if they're going to...
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Mon Apr 25, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2022-23 roster
Replies: 441
Views: 36467

Re: 2022-23 roster

This is getting kinda crazy. Never would've believed all these guys would have joined the program but Frank's making it look easy. Expectations for next year? Top 4?
by Worcester_To_Amherst
Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:18 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2022-23 roster
Replies: 441
Views: 36467

Re: 2022-23 roster

Biggest question on my mind heading into this year and beyond: Can Frank bring about roster continuity? That was one of the biggest hurdles MM couldn't get over in his bid for success. Players like Diggins, Thompson(s), and Woodley haven't gotten much playing time at the college level but they all s...