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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by DoctorJ » Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:11 pm

UMassfan_19 wrote: Tue Apr 19, 2022 11:25 am
DoctorJ wrote: Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:20 am We could really use a big fish.

Some major holes are filled and depth is vastly improved.

Backcourt was strong and is stronger now.

Need a really solid big who can give lots of minutes and can shoot.
We have 2 bigs in Levesque and Woodley. A wing who can shoot like Cross would be a good addition. I know Martin doesn’t really run guys but we could benefit if a guy or 2 was run to bring in some more depth at the 4 and 5 spots
Woody and Wildens foul a lot, so does Dibaji. DD is a turnstile. We need another big. Trust me... Has to be able to play PF (4). Wildens is our only true big.

I agree on Cross. Big enough and can shoot. I'd like Skogman from Buffalo. The two twins would be a good fit too, but someone would have to leave the team.
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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by uz2b-len » Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:22 pm

The twins are tall but are not inside players from what I've read.
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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by Jeff90 » Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:51 pm

Old friend Matt Cross reportedly on campus today for a visit. He was very highly rated out of Brewster Academy

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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by inthescoop » Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:53 pm

Jeff90 wrote: Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:51 pm Old friend Matt Cross reportedly on campus today for a visit. He was very highly rated out of Brewster Academy
Oh wow really? Yes please.

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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by NilesGold » Tue Apr 19, 2022 3:37 pm

DoctorJ wrote: Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:11 pm We need another big. Trust me... Has to be able to play PF (4). Wildens is our only true big.
With all due respect, I trust Frank Martin more than I trust you to determine what combination of players he needs.

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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by UMassfan_19 » Tue Apr 19, 2022 3:37 pm

uz2b-len wrote: Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:22 pm The twins are tall but are not inside players from what I've read.
One is more down low the other is more of a wing in the mold of Dibaji

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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by Jackson96 » Tue Apr 19, 2022 3:51 pm

NilesGold wrote: Tue Apr 19, 2022 3:37 pm
DoctorJ wrote: Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:11 pm We need another big. Trust me... Has to be able to play PF (4). Wildens is our only true big.
With all due respect, I trust Frank Martin more than I trust you to determine what combination of players he needs.
10 times out of 10 anytime someone prefaces a statement with a phrase like “with all due respect” some sort of comment that has an asshole-ish feel to it is sure to follow.
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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Apr 19, 2022 3:59 pm

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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by DoctorJ » Tue Apr 19, 2022 4:09 pm

NilesGold wrote: Tue Apr 19, 2022 3:37 pm
DoctorJ wrote: Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:11 pm We need another big. Trust me... Has to be able to play PF (4). Wildens is our only true big.
With all due respect, I trust Frank Martin more than I trust you to determine what combination of players he needs.
That should go without saying, for both of us, literally. But here we are saying it because you like to find fault with posts.
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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by Floyd » Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:36 pm

Might be a good opportunity to get a young big guy who Frank can develop for down the road. I would imagine WL, Dibaji, and Woodley would get the bulk of the minutes, so maybe a good opportunity to work with a young guy. Don't see many true freshman anymore

Hope to see Cairo on the floor next season. Love the kids toughness, and I think he's got a better offensive game than we've seen. Working with a good staff will help these kids immensely
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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by DoctorJ » Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:49 pm

Yeah, Cairo has 4 years of eligibility left. He's already experienced the speed of the game and is a fantastic athlete when healthy.

I don't remember the details of his injury but I think he could be attractive to a lot of schools. He'll have to really earn minutes here but I wouldn't put it past him.

Wish we knew where else Cross is visiting. He's most likely to start here.

Any news on the twins?
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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by 69MG » Tue Apr 19, 2022 6:32 pm

Jeff90 wrote: Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:51 pm Old friend Matt Cross reportedly on campus today for a visit. He was very highly rated out of Brewster Academy
It just dawned on me that Cross has already transferred once. Wouldn't he have to sit out a year on his 2nd transfer?

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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by Upstate10 » Tue Apr 19, 2022 6:36 pm

I loved Cairo's game when he got real minutes during the covid season. Think he is a versatile defender with offensive potential that can be really good under Frank.

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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by NilesGold » Tue Apr 19, 2022 6:41 pm

DoctorJ wrote: Tue Apr 19, 2022 4:09 pm
NilesGold wrote: Tue Apr 19, 2022 3:37 pm
DoctorJ wrote: Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:11 pm We need another big. Trust me... Has to be able to play PF (4). Wildens is our only true big.
With all due respect, I trust Frank Martin more than I trust you to determine what combination of players he needs.
That should go without saying, for both of us, literally. But here we are saying it because you like to find fault with posts.
I mean, I don't think I've ever posted an opinion on here and then said "Trust me".

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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by e_parade » Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:03 pm

69MG wrote: Tue Apr 19, 2022 6:32 pm
Jeff90 wrote: Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:51 pm Old friend Matt Cross reportedly on campus today for a visit. He was very highly rated out of Brewster Academy
It just dawned on me that Cross has already transferred once. Wouldn't he have to sit out a year on his 2nd transfer?
I believe you don't need to sit a year if you transfer because the coach was fired.

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