KAEO Tafara Gapare

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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by Upstate10 » Sat Oct 01, 2022 9:48 am

69MG wrote: 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.
It makes me think that Frank wants it that way. He was quoted in an article this week saying we have 11 new players and that only adds up with Tafara. No idea what the reason is but I think Frank is making sure it’s quiet.

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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by TheInsider » Sat Oct 01, 2022 11:19 am

Maybe because of the reclass they are waiting on some clearinghouse stuff.. maybe they know it will clear but just have to wait on the NCAA

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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Mon Oct 03, 2022 7:36 am

Juice Stand wrote: Sat Oct 01, 2022 6:34 am 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.

I think having a full year on the back end (yes, assuming the player stays around) is more important. I do not disagree with any of your points, I just hold more value in the full year availability, though I understand the landscape is changing.
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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Mon Oct 03, 2022 7:41 am

Juice Stand wrote: 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.
https://umasshoops.com/wiki/doku.php?id=season_2019-20

His first season was 18-19, not 19-20. He was integrated in just fine and he played well. And with Covid he might have ended up being able to get a full final year anyways.

In the end it didn't matter as his injuries took his playing time from him.
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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by Juice Stand » Mon Oct 03, 2022 8:19 am

^I'm reading that he was at Cleveland State in '18/19 and at UMass for '19/20, eligibility granted in January 2020: https://umassathletics.com/sports/mens- ... lker/12844

Anyway, as it relates to Gapare I see where you're coming from, but I want to see him on the floor as soon as possible (probably selfishly as I just want to see the kid play). I'm hopeful that it's related to a delay due to his reclassification as TheInsider suggested and he will get cleared.

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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Mon Oct 03, 2022 8:28 am

^

My bad, yep, that is correct. 18/19 was his first year but it wasn't here... sorry about that.
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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by 69MG » Mon Oct 03, 2022 8:47 am

I bumped into someone (can't reveal who) at the hockey game. He does have a chance to get some info on Gapare and I hope he'll fill us in. This situation is making me a little nuts (or should I say more nuts than I usually am).

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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by natwam2547 » Mon Oct 03, 2022 10:02 am

Honestly, I think he's just icing on the cake. I'd still like the roster we currently have if he's not a part of it for however long. There's still plenty of reasons to be optimistic.

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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by BR72 » Tue Oct 04, 2022 4:16 pm

He is now listed on the roster. I assume that means he is eligible to play.

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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by Upstate10 » Tue Oct 04, 2022 4:21 pm

He has been listed on the roster. Still no sign of him in content tweeted in the last week and no picture on the roster.

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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by Upstate10 » Fri Oct 07, 2022 6:32 pm

https://twitter.com/coachfmartin/status ... MCuE1VwXHg

He’s not in the picture of the team with Greenberg in this tweet. I’m just going to assume he’s gone until someone says otherwise.

Would really suck.

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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by UMassfan_19 » Fri Oct 07, 2022 7:23 pm

Upstate10 wrote: Fri Oct 07, 2022 6:32 pm https://twitter.com/coachfmartin/status ... MCuE1VwXHg

He’s not in the picture of the team with Greenberg in this tweet. I’m just going to assume he’s gone until someone says otherwise.

Would really suck.
He’s not gone think it’s probably an issue with getting a visa he’s still in New Zealand. Still has UMass basketball in his insta bio. How about assume he’s going be here until he announces otherwise

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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by Upstate10 » Fri Oct 07, 2022 8:24 pm

UMassfan_19 wrote: Fri Oct 07, 2022 7:23 pm
Upstate10 wrote: Fri Oct 07, 2022 6:32 pm https://twitter.com/coachfmartin/status ... MCuE1VwXHg

He’s not in the picture of the team with Greenberg in this tweet. I’m just going to assume he’s gone until someone says otherwise.

Would really suck.
He’s not gone think it’s probably an issue with getting a visa he’s still in New Zealand. Still has UMass basketball in his insta bio. How about assume he’s going be here until he announces otherwise
If I assume the worst now I can only be pleasantly surprised in the future :lol: :lol:

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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by capezona » Fri Oct 07, 2022 10:15 pm

Expect nothing... appreciate everything.

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Re: KAEO Tafara Gapare

Post by TruBluMaroon » Fri Oct 07, 2022 10:53 pm

If he’s in New Zealand, I would imagine it’s difficult to get to his classes which started 6 ago.

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