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2023-24 Season

Post by MikeUMA » Tue Jan 17, 2023 3:17 pm

UMWBB to face Green Bay, Washington State, Maryland in November in Cancun.
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Post by kikoandjimmer » Wed Jan 18, 2023 7:06 am

Going to grab my tickets now!!!

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Post by 69MG » Tue Mar 07, 2023 10:21 pm

We've been spending a lot of time today talking about possible transfers on the men's side. The fact that Verdi uses so few players has to cause some issues with the players who hardly ever see the court. I have no clue as to why people don't play, but a couple of names jump out at me.

Fair and Brooks are the ones who come to mind for me. Fair had a great freshman season last year at St. Joes but only got 9 minutes a game in 18 games. Brooks played a bit last year but not much more this year.

I'm pretty sure Dabo and Harden have been hurt for 2 years and I wonder how much longer they will stay.

Anyhow, it's worth thinking about when you consider that Syd and Ang are technically seniors and could opt to spend their last year somewhere else.

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Re: 2023-24 Season

Post by kikoandjimmer » Wed Mar 08, 2023 6:15 am

Sydney has confirmed returning.

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Post by Floyd » Wed Mar 08, 2023 7:01 am

69MG wrote: Tue Mar 07, 2023 10:21 pm I have no clue as to why people don't play, but a couple of names jump out at me.

Fair and Brooks are the ones who come to mind for me. Fair had a great freshman season last year at St. Joes but only got 9 minutes a game in 18 games. Brooks played a bit last year but not much more this year.
I thought Laila Fair would get more minutes. Last year against St. Joe's I remember thinking wow she's pretty good. When she transferred in, I thought we got a steal. I hope she sticks around
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Re: 2023-24 Season

Post by Jeff90 » Wed Mar 08, 2023 12:02 pm

Agree with Floyd. I was very impressed with Fair when she was at St Joes and was astatic that we got her to transfer. Hopefully she stays. With her size and small forward skills she should get some of the Breen minutes next year.

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Post by Berkman » Wed Mar 08, 2023 2:37 pm

If you look at coaches style of play all the years he has been with us he has limited the amount of players in each game and has terrific results so why are some of you questioning his style of coaching?

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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Wed Mar 08, 2023 3:33 pm

Berkman wrote: Wed Mar 08, 2023 2:37 pm If you look at coaches style of play all the years he has been with us he has limited the amount of players in each game and has terrific results so why are some of you questioning his style of coaching?

He's had success with Sam Breen being here, yes. We shall see how next year plays out, but hopefully someone like Fair will be able to step up.
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Re: 2023-24 Season

Post by Floyd » Wed Mar 08, 2023 5:20 pm

Berkman wrote: Wed Mar 08, 2023 2:37 pm If you look at coaches style of play all the years he has been with us he has limited the amount of players in each game and has terrific results so why are some of you questioning his style of coaching?
No one is questioning his style just concerned that some of the good talent will leave with minimal playing time.
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Re: 2023-24 Season

Post by harbo » Wed Mar 08, 2023 11:37 pm

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Or, if you are borderline on likely playing time, might as well sit the bench on a team in a multi-bid league and at least have a better chance of experiencing the Big Dance.

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Post by 69MG » Thu Mar 30, 2023 3:08 pm

Floyd wrote: Wed Mar 08, 2023 5:20 pm
No one is questioning his style just concerned that some of the good talent will leave with minimal playing time.
You nailed it.
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A source familiar with the situation tells @TheNextHoops that UMass sophomores Alexeya Brooks and Aisha Dabo are in the transfer portal. The 5'9 Brooks played in parts of 27 games this season, while the 6'1 Dabo has not seen the court in her two years in Amherst.

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Re: 2023-24 Season

Post by Floyd » Thu Mar 30, 2023 3:23 pm

Anyone know what Dabo's injury was? 2 yrs is a long time to be out with an injury. Maybe overcrowded at the small forward spot?
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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Thu Mar 30, 2023 3:25 pm

Kiko - any idea how many recruits they have coming in? Sam, Destiny and now Alexeya & Aisha give us 4 open roster spots.... sorry if I've missed anyone else.
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Re: 2023-24 Season

Post by tdmass » Thu Mar 30, 2023 7:02 pm

Three girls have entered the portal, Gabriel, Dabo & Brooks. With the class coming in, not big losses IKO.

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Post by wmmmfan » Thu Mar 30, 2023 7:08 pm

UMass has 3 recruits coming in:
Chinenye Odenigbo 6’6” C Nobles and Greenough MA
Dallas Pierce 5’10” G Sanford HS DE ( MaxPreps DE Player of the Year)
Aaryn Battle 5’10” PG Camden Catholic NJ

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