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Re: 2024-25 Season

Post by Roadtrip » Mon Jun 17, 2024 1:23 pm

Well, mid tier fifth would be better than mid tier tenth, but yes, not easy to get a grasp on where this bunch may finish. As reigning champ on predicting season record, I think I may need more than my magic answer pen, and chicken bone readings to hold on to the top spot.

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Re: 2024-25 Season

Post by Juice Stand » Mon Jun 17, 2024 2:12 pm

Yup, it's a tough group to figure out. We return more players than we have in the past few years, but we lost our top two players, maybe even three if you considered Keon to be a top three player last year, and I think you could argue that the starting PG was a very valuable piece. In the end, I've seen enough from Frank Martin that I trust his recruiting, and I like the returners enough to say that I'm looking for us to compete for a top half finish again. The A10 is always bunched up in the middle and as Roadtrip said, mid-tier 5th is better than mid-tier 10th, and I'd be happy to see them hanging around that 4-6 spot again.

Final year in the A10. Does that provide any extra motivation for them or their opponents? I have no idea, but I'd like to see them go out with a bang rather than a thud.

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Re: 2024-25 Season

Post by Floyd » Mon Jun 17, 2024 4:09 pm

Roadtrip wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 1:23 pm As reigning champ on predicting season record, I think I may need more than my magic answer pen
Holy shit, didn't know that Roadtrip! Congrats my friend, you deserve some free Courtside seats
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Re: 2024-25 Season

Post by Roadtrip » Mon Jun 17, 2024 5:10 pm

Yep Floyd, I was on the money at 20-10 for regular season. Think only other exact pick was Super Bowl 15, Oakland over Eagles 27-10, many moons ago.

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Re: 2024-25 Season

Post by DoctorJ » Mon Jun 17, 2024 5:21 pm

I remember that game. Marcus Allen, Ron Jaworski, and Tony Franklin were favorites. I think I was pulling for the Eagles, but not sure why.

Regarding next season, I'm going to guess that we haven't seen the last roster change. My hunch is we could see another guard come aboard as a walk on. Frank likes to play a lot of players, he's been talking about a bigger roster, we have a PG shortage, and he saw his first year what can happen if we run out of guards. Of course, I have no idea what type of quality could be had at this late point of time.
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Re: 2024-25 Season

Post by Roadtrip » Mon Jun 17, 2024 6:03 pm

Maybe find a reclassify guy.

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Re: 2024-25 Season

Post by Upstate10 » Mon Jun 17, 2024 6:13 pm

Fuck it I'm buying the best season tickets that are available the first day I am able to. 3 hours away but I want to be a part of this ride.

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Re: 2024-25 Season

Post by Floyd » Mon Jun 17, 2024 6:52 pm

Upstate10 wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 6:13 pm Fuck it I'm buying the best season tickets that are available the first day I am able to. 3 hours away but I want to be a part of this ride.
Probably Courtside seats. Since you're so far away I'm sure you won't make 'em all so I'll keep ur seat occupied while you're away.
I actually left my lower level seats once and saw there were empty courtside seats and asked the guy if I could sit down there. He said sure unless someone comes, then you gotta leave. Nobody ever came so my nephew and I caught the whole game. Much different perspective
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Re: 2024-25 Season

Post by DoctorJ » Mon Jun 17, 2024 7:03 pm

Yeah, I expect to make the trip from Hudson Valley at least for a bunch of weekend games next year.

I'm looking fwd to next Being Frank for now.
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Re: 2024-25 Season

Post by 69MG » Mon Jun 17, 2024 8:46 pm

Roadtrip wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 6:03 pm Maybe find a reclassify guy.
Rollie was a pretty good prep school PG. I think he was a PWO, so maybe he sees some time this year. From New England Recruiting Report's preview of Phillips-Exeter in Rollie's senior year there:
Phillips Exeter Academy: It was a successful season last year for Phillips Exeter as they earned a four seed in the NEPSAC Class A Tournament. Davidson commit Mike Loughnane headlines this squad. The 6’3 guard is an elite shooter and crafty passer in the half-court. UMass commit Rollie Castineyra is another sharpshooter who can also stop and pop from fifteen feet when attacking closeouts.

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Re: 2024-25 Season

Post by TruBluMaroon » Mon Jun 17, 2024 9:36 pm

69MG wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 8:46 pm
Roadtrip wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 6:03 pm Maybe find a reclassify guy.
Rollie was a pretty good prep school PG. I think he was a PWO, so maybe he sees some time this year. From New England Recruiting Report's preview of Phillips-Exeter in Rollie's senior year there:
Phillips Exeter Academy: It was a successful season last year for Phillips Exeter as they earned a four seed in the NEPSAC Class A Tournament. Davidson commit Mike Loughnane headlines this squad. The 6’3 guard is an elite shooter and crafty passer in the half-court. UMass commit Rollie Castineyra is another sharpshooter who can also stop and pop from fifteen feet when attacking closeouts.
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Re: 2024-25 Season

Post by DoctorJ » Mon Jun 17, 2024 11:02 pm

69MG wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 8:46 pm
Roadtrip wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2024 6:03 pm Maybe find a reclassify guy.
Rollie was a pretty good prep school PG. I think he was a PWO, so maybe he sees some time this year. From New England Recruiting Report's preview of Phillips-Exeter in Rollie's senior year there:
Phillips Exeter Academy: It was a successful season last year for Phillips Exeter as they earned a four seed in the NEPSAC Class A Tournament. Davidson commit Mike Loughnane headlines this squad. The 6’3 guard is an elite shooter and crafty passer in the half-court. UMass commit Rollie Castineyra is another sharpshooter who can also stop and pop from fifteen feet when attacking closeouts.
Frank has said he has improved. If he works hard he might be our Giddel!!! :shock: :D
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Re: 2024-25 Season

Post by 69MG » Thu Jun 20, 2024 10:25 am

Nice doubleheader in Springfield in December.
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Re: 2024-25 Season

Post by NilesGold » Mon Jun 24, 2024 9:54 pm

The players are going around Massachusetts doing community service events. Lots of pictures of them, but unless I missed it I haven't seen any of DHS, Malek Abdelgowad, or Amadou Doumbia. Might be nothing.

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Re: 2024-25 Season

Post by 69MG » Mon Jun 24, 2024 11:25 pm

NilesGold wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 9:54 pm The players are going around Massachusetts doing community service events. Lots of pictures of them, but unless I missed it I haven't seen any of DHS, Malek Abdelgowad, or Amadou Doumbia. Might be nothing.
I asked about it and was told everyone participated. I know Kevin Rodak has connections to the team, but I cannot absolutely verify that everyone was there.

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Can someone identify the players?

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All of em .. great guys can confirm that .. gonna be good team this year can confirm

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Glad to know that all 14?, plus Rollie participated.

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They autographed all the kids shirts and basketballs .. transfers .. freshmen … and the heart beat of the team, they are all Still There .

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