My posts were little more than responses to other comments on the possibility of open scholarships and where they might come from the roster. No suggestion that it was real or close to real.
With respect to the comment that the staff should be prepared was an acknowledgement that all coaches understand their roster and the multiple options that exist at the conclusion of each season. It was not a warning
Kids today want to play and not sit. Being part of a team is great if you are winning championships and believe you are part of something special. Yes school costs money, but if you are not playing and giving up a significant part of the college experience to do daily workouts, practice and sit, there are definitely players out there that would give up a scholarship for a better life experience. I bet one or more of the MAAC, MAC, A-10, Southern Conference Schools would have an interest in two or three of the freshmen if they wanted to transfer.
I would bet he will have two or three openings. The players we recruited over the past few years are still out there. They are 2* or 2- * players with interesting upside and grades
One might very well be MP, one more might come from our sophomore class that want to play all the time and switch to a D3 school, and one of the freshmen that doesn’t want to lose and believes he can play at a higher level.
None of this is desirable or good, but certainly possible if not likely.
Yeah hard to believe DrJ's highest scoring game at UMass was 37 particularly when he averaged 26 for his career. 52 double doubles in 53 games had only 9 rebounds in final game of career. Grayson gave him al, he could handle in games against HC.
If I recall correctly he tried to get Stan to play with him on the Squires , but Stan opted for the blue and Maize in Ann Arbor and law school . As we all know this was followed by a fabulous career that included public service to the citizens of NYC
The recruiting priority for this year needs to be a replacement for JF—-6’7-6’9 225 rebounder that can play as a freshman—tough ask in this world of recruiting but a few options are available. The other positions are fine as long CG relaxes a bit and has fun playing. The 2-3-5 roles in this system are just fine
My point is unless we are facing tremendous pressure this offense doesn’t require a true point guard so you aren’t messing with a critical position. Not to say that Glenn Williams or Java Meade wouldn’t make a big difference in the way we would attack defenses, but that skill doesn’t exist on this roster. You know more about the game than I, and don’t mean to second guess, but With all due respect I might be right
We haven’t had true point guard play since Ireland, although AB is creating and delivering offense in this system. In this offense you need cutters, passers and shooters. Go with AB and Copeland in the backcourt and take your chances against BU.
We are halfway through the season and perhaps Copeland deserves a longer look with meaningful minutes. He delivers or he doesn’t but give him a good look in a game situation. Bring CN off the bench or move JG into the backcourt -honestly if you look closely at this group of freshmen they offer versatility in this offense and defense once they become confident and grow into their bodies.
You have enough talent on this current roster to win.
They both need a break and get their head straight so they can relax and play to their abilities. Each has talent to lead but decision making right now is suspect. Some time on the bench can get them relaxed if messaging is right. So hoops I normally agree with you but here we can agree to disagree
Definitely a few calls went the Middies way late in the game. Ugly game to watch neither team could throw the ball in the ocean. Copeland seems to have nice stroke from deep need to see more of him, team desperately needs to improve three point shooting. Charles with only 5 shots tonight need to find way to get him more shots. Green seems to have lost confidence in his shot thought for sure the way he started out would be on All Rookie team but he's been trending in the wrong direction for awhile now. 16 games in and we're still searching for a consistent rotation Niego has gone from starting to not playing at all.
Personally I think not playing CN is a big mistake and I really believe in the freshmen class. There is a belief by the staff that others are playing better but I am not sure I buy that. I would sit the current guards, CG and PB for a game or two, talk to them all game and teach on the bench and make them believe they are great. Each move they make on the floor today demonstrates a lack of confidence and they are forcing the play.
This team needs the staff to be firm but not overly critical. But then again I am a fan and not a coach.
Friend of mine called from DC....PL director of officials was at game tonight....Carmody was jawing at him during game...wonder if their will be any repercussions.....CBC threw PB under bus after game..glad I was werkin