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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by uz2b-len » Tue Apr 19, 2022 11:19 pm

Sounds familiar. Part of the new transfer rules?
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Post by thecaptain » Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:50 am

Cross was also highly recruited by Archie Miller when he was at IU. I assume URI will also want to chat with Cross?

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Post by Floyd » Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:47 am

Upstate10 wrote: 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.
I agree. Tenacious, tough kid who plays D and has better offensive game than we've seen. I think he's a Frank Martin type guy. Hope he sticks around
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Post by DoctorJ » Wed Apr 20, 2022 10:05 am

How bad was Cairo's injury? Prognosis?
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Post by 69MG » Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:13 am

We're not getting Femi. I'm not sure we were still trying after the 2 guard commits.
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Pitt transfer Femi Odukale tells me that he has cut his list to the following five programs:
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Post by 69MG » Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:18 am

I found the PERFECT guy for our last scholarship:
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#Texas F Tre Mitchell has entered the transfer portal.

Averaged 8.7 points, 4.0 rebounds. Previously played at UMASS.

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Post by 69MG » Wed Apr 20, 2022 1:20 pm

This is interesting. He's more of an inside player than Cross and an inch or two taller. He also doesn't have the baggage that Cross has (6 schools in 6 years). He is not the shooter that Cross is, but I think a better defender and rebounder.
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BC transfer F Gianni Thompson (SO) will be on an official visit at UMass today, per sources. Newton MA native, 6-8, 210.

Former 4⭐️ recruit was #1 MA prospect in 2021 class, 171st nationally (@247Sports).

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Post by NilesGold » Wed Apr 20, 2022 1:29 pm

69MG wrote: Wed Apr 20, 2022 1:20 pm This is interesting. He's more of an inside player than Cross and an inch or two taller. He also doesn't have the baggage that Cross has (6 schools in 6 years). He is not the shooter that Cross is, but I think a better defender and rebounder.
Respectfully, can you share what you are basing this on? I know very little of Thompson.

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Post by Upstate10 » Wed Apr 20, 2022 1:46 pm

Would imagine that we could take Cross and Thompson after watching some tape of the latter.

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Post by UMassfan_19 » Wed Apr 20, 2022 1:58 pm

Video from Adam Finklestein projected him as a mismatch 4. He’s that modern 4 good body athletic but can hit from 3 or put it on the floor and attack the hoop from the mid and high post. Cross to me is a little more perimeter oriented than Thompson more a knockdown shooter. Dibaji is hybrid of the them both in many ways. In the A-10 as we saw with buttrick you can steal some minutes playing a guy like Thompson at the 5 if Woodley and levesque are having foul trouble issues
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Post by R1zzo23 » Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:59 pm

Thompson looks very tantalizing.

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Post by TheOFFSeason » Wed Apr 20, 2022 3:00 pm

69MG wrote: Wed Apr 20, 2022 11:13 am We're not getting Femi. I'm not sure we were still trying after the 2 guard commits.
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Pitt transfer Femi Odukale tells me that he has cut his list to the following five programs:
Rhode Island
Seton Hall
Maryland
UConn
Oregon

If URI takes TB they will most likely get Tre and Femi…TB was very tight with Femi

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Re: 2022 Recruiting

Post by TheInsider » Wed Apr 20, 2022 3:07 pm

I think a guy like Thompson fits what we need more than Cross.. plus I don't think he was thrown off his team his freshman year

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Post by Juice Stand » Wed Apr 20, 2022 3:09 pm

Offseason, What do you think the odds are of Tre and TB going to Bryant? Bryant was on Tre's transfer list a year ago, and I think I saw somewhere that they have been bringing in some very talented kids recently.

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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Wed Apr 20, 2022 3:11 pm

I'd certainly welcome him and give him a chance, but I'd prefer we stay away from Cross. I feel there's too many red flags there.
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