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  1. Game 1: MBB @ Iona 11/09: 8:00pm

    Matchups? Projected starting five Tajuan Agee, Jr., F: The 6-foot-9 transfer from Tyler (Texas) Junior College initially committed to New Mexico. Cluess raved about his upside, including inside-outside skills and athleticism. "He can be really good, like really, really special — one of the more special players we've had here," Cluess said. E.J. Crawford, Jr., F: Crawford, who, along with McGill, is the only other returning player, has been a valuable player during his two seasons in New Rochelle. He's improved his conditioning and is expected to drive to the basket more after working mostly as a spot-up shooter. Asante Gist, Jr., G: The rugged 5-foot-11 guard played high school ball for Bob Hurley at St. Anthony's. He transferred to Iona from Eastern Kentucky and was originally expected to sit the first semester before an NCAA waiver made him eligible immediately. Rickey McGill, Sr., G: The all-MAAC guard was named first-team all-league this preseason. The Spring Valley native has won MAAC titles all three seasons and is expected to be the team's on-court leader. Isaiah Still, Jr., G/F: Like Gist, Still arrives as a proven scorer who has already averaged double-digits at the Division I level. At 6-foot-6, the Robert Morris transfer is long and versatile, but he will have to improve his efficiency. Jahnathan Maxwell, a 6-foot-8 forward who played at Odessa College, a junior college in Texas, committed to Iona College on April 18, 2018. (Photo: Odessa College Athletics) Top reserves Payton Hudson, Fr., G: The former Stepinac product played last season at Our Savior Lutheran. He's strong for a freshman, which should allow him to contribute defensively early in his career. Jahnathan Maxwell, Jr., F: The skilled 6-foot-8 junior-college transfer from Odessa (Texas) College broke a bone in his foot during the summer. He was out for five months and will need time to regain his conditioning. He's expected to play immediately and could be a starter later this season. Niksa Nikolic, Jr., F: At 6-foot-8 and 235 pounds, the Serbian big man will give the Gaels some bulk in the paint. He could even get the nod over Agee or Still on opening night. Ben Perez, Jr., G: The junior-college transfer began his career at San Diego State. He's a strong shooter who should contribute right away, in or out of the starting lineup. Andrija Ristanovic, Fr., F: The 6-foot-11 redshirt freshman can stretch the floor. Like Maxwell, Ristanovic may soon play a bigger role, but just returned this week after a broken bone cost him six weeks. Although he has yet to play, he spent last season with the team.
  2. Cremo nichols leave...

    Yup, many difficulties this year are on Coach B for not playing subs more last year. We had a mediocre result in a basement conference. Hope Coach B learns and plays a deeper bench.
  3. Game 1: MBB @ Iona 11/09: 8:00pm

    Excited to watch these Great Danes. 0 expectations so whatever comes, it's awesome. Hoping Coach B. plays more guys so we are not stuck with such a lack of experience EVER again. While I don't like the xfers, the lack of experience of those left is on Coach B.
  4. Too bad UA Sports Media couldn't get a pic of the actual game in the release. Iona - really? Sad.
  5. Game 1: MBB @ Iona 11/09: 8:00pm

    I think I will have a lot of fun watching this team work this year. No expectations and a bunch of great young men working their butts off and doing well in school. That much is a guarantee (qualified because you can't control everything) with Coach Brown and despite criticisms, I really appreciate that.
  6. That's a lot of building and work finally paying off for Coach Jones and program. Cudos to athletes, Coaches Vives and Wolin for tremendous support.
  7. Cremo nichols leave...

    Joe's slow push shot from the hip will get blocked all day long in a power conference. Let him enjoy a ride with the big boys but there is no part of his game ready for prime time.
  8. Bunch of people, inc pro scouts and agents at baseball field right now. Anyone know what's up?
  9. First time in a long time another AEast team gives our guys a challenge - Down to last event with 1.5 pt lead! Ladies take care of business.
  10. Agree! Plus in retrospect (which too soon we may have a lot of time to do); who would have thought that Cochrane, Clark,Anderson, Foster and yes even Campbell would be as bad/inconsistent/non existent as they ALL turned out to be. It probably was a mistake to redshirt all the Aussie's; but it looked like we were so deep??????? I'm not sure how anyone blames the bench when Nichols and Cremo absolutely folded when UMBC, and actually, anyone else other than terrible Sienna put pressure on them. And, believe me, I'm not blaming these kids, I am pointing to the coach who, despite success, has never been able to get his players to handle pressure. NEVER. Sure, he has had individuals who could handle pressure, but it's never been because of a coaching regimen, imo. Back to this game, hell, Campbell kept the best O player in the Aeast to what, 4 points through 30 + minutes. Campbell is a D beast and worth his weight in gold. But without help, Nichols and Cremo are no D help, no way he keeps Lyles down all game. It seems we have forgotten about the great inside dynamic we had with Foster, Stire, Charles early in the season. Foster is all but forgotten. AS for the bench, look at playing time in the preseason. Coach has his system, any system has faults, his system rewards his guys and punishes those who need the most time. We are paying for that now.
  11. That building was there already and has been retro fitted for this purpose. Not sure they could have done anything else. Those windows at the end look out over the ocean so I'm sure they wouldn't want to cover those up with bleachers.
  12. I've said it before. I'll say it again. CB crushes these guys in practice in early season, including early conference. I believe, in anticipation of Wed., he's given them a bit more rest and BINGO, you see a team with energy. Obviously it helps that UMBC couldn't throw the ball into a black hole tonight but this is my theory of this season thus far.