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Re: 2023 Recruiting

Post by 69MG » Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:46 am

uz2b-len wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 6:20 am Great. We just need to surround him with four all-conference players and he'll do just fine.
Hey, he's the 18th ranked player in New Hampshire according to New England Recruiting Report and we're his only offer. :(
However, I don't want to pass judgement until I see him on the court. I have to assume Frank sees something in him.

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Re: 2023 Recruiting

Post by m626t » Sun Sep 25, 2022 12:14 pm

69MG wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:46 am
uz2b-len wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 6:20 am Great. We just need to surround him with four all-conference players and he'll do just fine.
Hey, he's the 18th ranked player in New Hampshire according to New England Recruiting Report and we're his only offer. :(
However, I don't want to pass judgement until I see him on the court. I have to assume Frank sees something in him.
Like, he'll be a great practice player, to push the starters? (Sorry, I'm still upset about the offensive side of the football squad)
All due respect, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart, I'm gonna pass.

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Re: 2023 Recruiting

Post by tdmass » Sun Sep 25, 2022 2:18 pm

Like most, I'm perplexed by this recruit, it's not like this guy's a priority and with limited ships, you'd think we would use it more prudently, but I trust Frank.

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Re: 2023 Recruiting

Post by Floyd » Sun Sep 25, 2022 4:27 pm

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Re: 2023 Recruiting

Post by TheInsider » Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:19 am

Let's not forget Carl Pierre wasn't recruited by anyone and we grabbed him late in the process.. he turned out ok

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Re: 2023 Recruiting

Post by Umassochist » Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:35 am

First time poster here (long time observer), do we know for sure he is getting a scholarship? Could we be a PWO? I have no idea, just speculating. And nothing again Rollie, I know nothing about him at this point, he could be worth a scholarship for all I know.

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Re: 2023 Recruiting

Post by MikeUMA » Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:03 am

Umassochist wrote: Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:35 am First time poster here (long time observer), do we know for sure he is getting a scholarship? Could we be a PWO?
He's been "offered", and I don't think you "offer" anything but a scholarship.

We're also chock full of walk-ons already, with Jackson Cronin (who was reportedly tagged as PWO), Ryan Marcus, and John Kelly.

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Re: 2023 Recruiting

Post by NilesGold » Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:19 am

MikeUMA wrote: Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:03 am
Umassochist wrote: Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:35 am First time poster here (long time observer), do we know for sure he is getting a scholarship? Could we be a PWO?
He's been "offered", and I don't think you "offer" anything but a scholarship.

We're also chock full of walk-ons already, with Jackson Cronin (who was reportedly tagged as PWO), Ryan Marcus, and John Kelly.
We don't see it announced very often in basketball, but I believe players absolutely do get "offered" PWO spots. I can't find any specific mention of a scholarship as it relates to Rollie and UMass. I'm not saying he's going to be a PWO, but I think it very well could be the case.

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Re: 2023 Recruiting

Post by Worcester_To_Amherst » Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:27 am

I think it's been mentioned that Frank has some kind of connection with this kid. No idea if he'll be an impact guy at UMass or if Frank is doing someone a favor and bringing him in as an end of the bench role player.

Frank's a big name coach and a big personality, and once he was hired this program became his. His son's on the team likely because he's Frank's son rather than him being the 100% best guy for that spot. Rollie may or may not be a similar case.

A good D1 team can get by with 8 guys playing, so scholarships 9-13 usually aren't make or break. Would McCall have been secure in his job enough to bring in what some could see as a nepotism player?

Frank's brought a buddy on staff that just retired from Miami PD. I don't see any of this as being a big deal and right now I have 0 doubts on what Frank is doing with the program. Maybe his friend is the best strength coach we've ever had and maybe Brandon and Rollie will help UMass get to the top of the A10. Or maybe they're all here because of personal connections with Frank. Just calling em like I see em. If UMass jumps into the top 4 for the next 5 years I don't really care how they do it, within reason.

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Re: 2023 Recruiting

Post by Uminuteman » Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:19 pm

Worcester_To_Amherst wrote: Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:27 am I think it's been mentioned that Frank has some kind of connection with this kid. No idea if he'll be an impact guy at UMass or if Frank is doing someone a favor and bringing him in as an end of the bench role player.

Frank's a big name coach and a big personality, and once he was hired this program became his. His son's on the team likely because he's Frank's son rather than him being the 100% best guy for that spot. Rollie may or may not be a similar case.

A good D1 team can get by with 8 guys playing, so scholarships 9-13 usually aren't make or break. Would McCall have been secure in his job enough to bring in what some could see as a nepotism player?

Frank's brought a buddy on staff that just retired from Miami PD. I don't see any of this as being a big deal and right now I have 0 doubts on what Frank is doing with the program. Maybe his friend is the best strength coach we've ever had and maybe Brandon and Rollie will help UMass get to the top of the A10. Or maybe they're all here because of personal connections with Frank. Just calling em like I see em. If UMass jumps into the top 4 for the next 5 years I don't really care how they do it, within reason.
All true but we could have used a big to replace Kante.

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Re: 2023 Recruiting

Post by 69MG » Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:35 pm

^ It's very early in the recruiting process. I expect at least 1 big, maybe 2 to come in for next year. You almost have to expect a couple of guys to leave after this season so there will be room.

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Re: 2023 Recruiting

Post by thecaptain » Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:27 pm

I agree with some, this ‘23 class looks rather underwhelming on paper. Hopefully, we can get Comeh Emuobor to commit soon. I’m also confident that one good season under FM, and the narrative changes quite quickly for our recruiting.

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Re: 2023 Recruiting

Post by wmmmfan » Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:57 pm

Frank posted on twitter we just got bigger and stronger.

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Re: 2023 Recruiting

Post by wmmmfan » Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:21 pm

One thing to remember Frank and his staff know who is going to leave after this year before we do. My guess is we will be replacing at least 4 players, but that is a guess based on playing time and guys being ready to go play for pay.

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Re: 2023 Recruiting

Post by 69MG » Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:10 pm

wmmmfan wrote: Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:57 pm Frank posted on twitter we just got bigger and stronger.
Here's his post:
Frank Martin
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Hey @Sam_Minuteman, I just got a great call and your crew just got bigger and stronger!!!!!! Let’s go
Maybe Mayhugh? He was one of last week's visitors and he's 6'10. Just a guess.

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