KAEO: Ronnie DeGray III

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Re: KAEO: Ronnie DeGray III

Post by Upstate10 » Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:20 pm

UMassfan_19 wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:00 pm Wouldn’t surprise me. Would suck but I think the two Kelly’s cover him. I don’t see a replacement for degray.
They would cover him this year but JG is the kind of player who is solid every year and then is A10 POY good his senior year. Kid is a stud.

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Re: KAEO: Ronnie DeGray III

Post by Refuse2Lose83 » Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:03 pm

Bergerson liked a tweet involving this transfer. Stay classy. Stay bitter TB
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Re: KAEO: Ronnie DeGray III

Post by stevemaz » Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:17 am

This is a bad loss as DeGray has chance to be real good. Looks like the starting 5 may be the 4 transfers and Fernandes.. unless we get another big.

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Post by TheInsider » Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:40 am

Being this late in the game he must already know where hes going. Maybe TB got a job somewhere and is taking anyone he can.

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Re: KAEO: Ronnie DeGray III

Post by Old Cage » Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:47 am

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Re: KAEO: Ronnie DeGray III

Post by Juice Stand » Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:14 am

This is a big hit. Ronnie came in as a freshman and immediately looked comfortable on the floor. He can shoot, knows where to be, rebounded, and seemed like an overall heady and mature player for a freshman. I always thought this would be a possibility since he's from out west, but damn, this is a big hit to the roster.

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Re: KAEO: Ronnie DeGray III

Post by Worcester_To_Amherst » Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:02 am

Purely speculation but I agree that you have a destination lined up if you’re entering the portal this late in the game. Too many other good players in the portal to just jump in blind.

It sucks that we don’t get to see these talented freshmen develop over the years. Ronnie has a lot of offensive talent, but he has a long way to go on the defensive end.

IMO, McCall’s best chance to put a winner on the court this year is to develop an identity on the defensive end. You have 3 really good wing defenders in Preston, Cairo, and Dibaji. Not sure what the new guys can bring on D, but they need Steadman to be a defensive presence, unless they can fill Ronnie’s spot with a rebounder/shot blocker. Point is, Ronnie got benched a lot because of defensive deficiency and MM doesn’t have the luxury to let guys learn from mistakes on the court this year.

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Re: KAEO: Ronnie DeGray III

Post by TheInsider » Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:14 am

I agree.. this team will have enough guys that can score.

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Re: KAEO: Ronnie DeGray III

Post by NilesGold » Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:54 am

Worcester_To_Amherst wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:02 am It sucks that we don’t get to see these talented freshmen develop over the years. Ronnie has a lot of offensive talent, but he has a long way to go on the defensive end.
DeGray, while talented, wasn't a particularly good fit. He's effective from 15ft and in, but he's not really much of a deep threat. His rebounding is mediocre at best, but the biggest problem is, like you said, his defense. He doesn't make sense on a team that wants to run (and press), and take a lot of 3's. Now, all that being said, he was only a freshman... while I'm doubtful his rebounding and defense will improve all that much in the future, his 3pt shooting definitely could.

Garcia, if he leaves, would be a big blow mainly because of his "potential" on offense, and his defense. In conference play, he was one of our best defenders, but one of our worst offensive players, and rather surprisingly the worst rebounder if you exclude walk-ons. Where Ronnie is already quite polished, Garcia still seems to have a lot of room for growth.

I'm really liking the idea of replacing DeGray's minutes w/ more minutes for Preston/Cairo/Dibaji.

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Re: KAEO: Ronnie DeGray III

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:44 am

Brutal transfer here. Something has changed in the last few weeks.
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Re: KAEO: Ronnie DeGray III

Post by TheInsider » Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:06 am

I'm not sure it's a "Brutal" transfer. It hurts because now we only have the 2 transfers and Dibaji to fill the 4/5.. Gonna need a guy like Preston to step up and play some 4.. Problem is I agree something has changed and there may be more to go.

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Re: KAEO: Ronnie DeGray III

Post by UMassfan_19 » Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:11 am

InnervisionsUMASS wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:44 am Brutal transfer here. Something has changed in the last few weeks.
Tony got a job

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Re: KAEO: Ronnie DeGray III

Post by uz2b-len » Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:12 am

DeGray never really wanted to be here. He declined our offer and returned for another year of prep in 2019, hoping to do "better."
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Re: KAEO: Ronnie DeGray III

Post by vanmeter » Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:14 am

We were not a good rebounding team to begin with and losing our 2 best rebounders Tre and DeGray, certainly does not help.

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Re: KAEO: Ronnie DeGray III

Post by Upstate10 » Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:21 am

UMassfan_19 wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:11 am
InnervisionsUMASS wrote: Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:44 am Brutal transfer here. Something has changed in the last few weeks.
Tony got a job
What level school? Higher than us?

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