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godanesgo99

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  1. He gets hit hard every game. Not sure if it is the opponent strategy, or if it is retaliation for his physical play or if he trash talks a lot. That particular play looked worse live in realtime. The replay didn't show any misconduct. Either way, rushing in aggressively when you weren't directly involved in the play is asking the refs to call something. I love that he was protecting and standing up for his teammate.
  2. That misconduct on Tehoka near the end... Not sure what to think. Gotta keep composure in these games, but it appeared he was defending a teammate that had just been crosschecked without a call. Exciting game to watch. Coach Marr said what all of the Dane train was thinking best in the video I shared in facebook group...
  3. Grad Transfers - Will Brown

    No doubt that is true. But this is the new reality in college ball. The sooner mid-major coaches realize it, and adjust to do it, the better off they will be. It seems like Brown has done just that. Many in this board have disagreed with me, but I am sticking with what I have been saying since the day the news of Joe and David leaving hit the press: This needs to be a selling point of the program. So many talented, athletic kids are going to P5 schools, only to be recruited over by 1 and done type players. These kids would be stars in mid-major conferences, but not get anything more than mop up time in the bigs until their junior or senior year. Have them come to UA. Help them graduate in 3 or let them red shirt and graduate on time in 4. Be ROY. Be 1st team all conference. Be the star. The big fish in the little pond. Get a degree while being a rock star. Then get a starting role for your grad transfer year at a major conference school. Everybody wins. If a mid major does it well enough, after a few years they can build the program strong enough where the players no longer want to leave because they are getting at large bids from a mid-major conference. In today's world, this is how you become Gonzaga of the east. (sorry to use the old BS LCC line)
  4. Grad Transfers - Will Brown

    Major conference teams have to deal with transfers as well, and they lose talent to the NBA draft every year too. While the challenges are different, mids would do well by embracing the change and working hard to get the best players they can. Utilize it as a strength, not bitch and complain and use it as an excuse. Will Brown seems to have the right attitude, and that is why he is a consistent 20 game winner.
  5. Recruiting - 2018

    I brought up the ability to be a leader because what I have seen in public appearances and what I have seen in videos. Part of being a leader is being able to have a commanding presence and convey the message with personality. My biggest fear is that he seems too nice. He may have Travis Charles syndrome! The team might be better off if they can find a gritty a$$hole as a captain who will put people in their place. Fruscio for Captain? (not saying Fruscio is mean or an a$$hole - that was a comment based on something I remember about Will Brown having him try to fire up the team during halftime one game, but I may be making that up or misremembering.)
  6. Recruiting - 2018

    Count me in the Campbell fan department, and in the beginning of the season I was happy with him taking the three point shots. As it became apparent he was missing 85% of them, it was time for a change. Defenses literally played off of him and begged him to shoot it. This limited his ability to drive to the rim, and allowed the opponents better team defense as the sagging defender was able to help others. Either he needs to figure out why the shots aren't falling (could be angle, could be rotation, could be a lot of things) and fix it, or he needs to move to the 4 and have a Charles type role. If he can't bang around inside and play the 4 or hit the open 3, then he needs a much reduced role, no matter how much it pains me to say it. That said, I am betting on a big improvement and him staying at the wing. No more Nichols and Cremo, so he will be more of a focal point. I am guessing Campbell is the captain for this season, maybe co-captain with Clark. Both have great presence and I think they can both become vocal leaders for the team. Their leadership will ultimately decide the direction of the team.
  7. Recruiting - 2018

    Are any of them able to redshirt as transfers without a medical waiver? Maybe because of the transfer they would be allowed? I always thought only Freshman could redshirt unless they got a medical waiver?
  8. Recruiting - 2018

    From what I have seen and read about DeSousa, I could see him being a major piece from day 1. I put him third because the team only has 2 true freshman, has a very uneven class structure, and they have options. I can see a scenario where both red shirt, giving them the option to play 3 and a grad transfer. Brown will play the best players, and if they can make an impact on day 1, then so be it. I'd love to see it.
  9. Recruiting - 2018

    Excellent
  10. Richmond

    ESPNU is 370 on Spectrum.
  11. Recruiting - 2018

    I don't remember any year where the team had this many players who's highlight films featured play above the rim. Could be an exciting team to watch. With only Campbell graduating after this season it could be an exciting time to be a Dane fan. That is just on paper an YouTube though. Building the team will end up being the easy part. Getting them to gel as a team, play to their potential, getting everyone to buy into their role, and keeping everyone happy enough to not transfer will be the hard part. Does Rizzuto and/or deSousa red shirt? PG: Clark, Brooks, Starks SG: Flory, Healy, Rizzuto SF: Campbell, Fromm, deSousa PF: Lulka, Lauderdale C: French, Hank
  12. Recruiting - 2018

    He committed to Marquette early in high school. Coach changed, so he decommitted. Got hurt and big schools slowed their interest even with the 4 star ESPN ranking. Took a spot as a preferred walk-on at Seton Hall. Played sparingly at first, but got some meaningful minutes near the end of the season after injuries to other guards on the team as a freshman. Since he was a walk-on, he would be immediately eligible as a transfer. Got interest from a bunch of mid majors, and potentially some big schools, but nothing was publisized. The videos online are pretty much all from his senior year of high school, but he appears to be one of the most athletic players UA has had. Obviously we won't know anything till we see him play, but this appears on paper to be a HUGE signing.
  13. Richmond

    Anyone see how many students got in line for free donuts and tickets? That's over 5000 including students plus the tickets that went to Richmond. The rain will probably determine how many walk up tickets are sold. F'ing rain.
  14. Recruiting - 2018

    Doesn't seem smaller to me... Hank and French are 6'10"/6'11" Lulka and Lauderdale are 6'8" We didn't play anyone above 6'8" this year
  15. Recruiting - 2018

    Wow
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