KAEO Tafara Gapare

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KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by capezona » Sat Aug 20, 2022 9:51 pm

Thought I would get threads started for the new guys.

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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by Old Cage » Fri Aug 26, 2022 9:38 am

I don't know who Jeremy and Ryan are, but it's nice to see our guy listed, especially in a group of larger hoops schools.

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Henri Veesaar - arizona
Youssef Khayat - michigan
Tafara Gapare - Umass
Riley Kugel - Florida
Roddy Gayle Jr - Ohio st
Chris Bunch - syracuse
Bobi Klintman - wake forest
Abramo Canka - UCLA
Arterio Morris - Texas
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Re: 2022-23 roster

Post by Upstate10 » Wed Sep 28, 2022 1:07 pm

Rothstein predicted that Gapare would start when he visited during workouts. His picture still isn’t on the team roster and we haven’t seen him in videos or pictures?

Time to get nervous? Hard for me to not assume the worst

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Re: 2022-23 roster

Post by m626t » Wed Sep 28, 2022 1:10 pm

Upstate10 wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 1:07 pm .....

Time to get nervous? Hard for me to not assume the worst
No need to explain...it's part of being a Fan of the Flagship.
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Re: 2022-23 roster

Post by Upstate10 » Wed Sep 28, 2022 2:12 pm

^ The more things change

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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by MikeUMA » Thu Sep 29, 2022 8:42 pm

Sage, on one of his Spaces tonight, mentioned that he also noticed the lack of Gapare in the recent practice pictures.

We're at September 29 now. That's not a good sign if he's going to be eligible this semester.

With his reclassification in August, and being an international player, maybe he's having trouble getting cleared.

He's also been silent on social media (Twitter and Instagram) since his verbal.

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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by 69MG » Thu Sep 29, 2022 10:23 pm

Not having Gapare for a semester (remember Dibaji's problem getting cleared?) would suck. My feeling is that not having him knocks our ceiling down a bit. It also hurts his development. Bad deal all around. Let's hope for the best.

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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Fri Sep 30, 2022 7:45 am

^

It may not hurt his development with a staff being led by someone that knows what they are doing. He can still play and get, at least, off hand direction from the staff related to basketball activities, while also working on his body and nutrition, and continuing to get acclimated to the US and the academics here.

If it means 4 years of him starting next season rather than this one, so be it. And I'd much prefer them not bring him in for a half season either.... That didn't end up being a good idea with Walker (didn't like it at the time either).
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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by Upstate10 » Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:26 am

It’s very impressive secret keeping that no one has any idea

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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by TruBluMaroon » Fri Sep 30, 2022 2:01 pm

^ I think that is part of the business plan. The hockey teams line charts don’t appear on the Hockey East site game day, unlike the rest of the league.

Football lists 5 players as equals as the #1 QB.

And basketball is keeping the BB NEP information path approach!

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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by Juice Stand » Sat Oct 01, 2022 6:34 am

InnervisionsUMASS wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 7:45 am If it means 4 years of him starting next season rather than this one, so be it. And I'd much prefer them not bring him in for a half season either.... That didn't end up being a good idea with Walker (didn't like it at the time either).
You've definitely been consistent on that, and I'll be consistent that if he's available for second semester (assuming he isn't available for the first) I want him added and available. With the transfer portal the way it is, there's no guarantee that a player will stay any longer than the one year they're committed. Also, I think that this team is going to struggle to click early, and then improve and be a beast by March. If they can add Gapare in as a role player, even if it's only for Jan/Feb/March, I think that helps.

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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by Juice Stand » Sat Oct 01, 2022 6:46 am

Maybe someone can remind me, because I don't remember so good, but did things go poorly for Dibaji and the team when he was given eligibility back in the 2019/20 season? I feel like he was integrated well and looking at the stats, he played almost 18 mins/game and was the high scorer twice. The team went 8-11 (they were 6-6 before his arrival) and was improving heading into the cancelled A10 tournament game with VCU.
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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by Jackson96 » Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:51 am

I’ve seen a couple of stories in the Gazette on Martin and the start of the season and the Collegian should be back in the swing of things, but haven’t seen anything on Gapare’s situation. Certainly a reporter can just ask him what’s going on. Seems easy 🤷‍♂️
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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by 69MG » Sat Oct 01, 2022 9:35 am

I have reached out to a couple of people who should (might?) know and I'm getting crickets. A very odd situation for sure.

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