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4 hours ago, DanesRGood said:

I always worry about playing time when we say, "This team is deep and talented".

 

I'm only going to say this to make you feel better. This team is shallow and not very talented.

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45 minutes ago, Dane Pound said:

I'm only going to say this to make you feel better. This team is shallow and not very talented.

haha! I feel much better!

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While Brown previously named senior Devonte Campbell, junior Ahmad Clark, and redshirt freshmen Brent Hank and Adam Lulka as likely starters for Nov. 9 at Iona, the availability of both Hank and Lulka is now uncertain for the Great Danes. Hank crashed to the floor — hard — during Friday’s practice, and left the workout midway through to get an X-ray on his hip. Meanwhile, Lulka has been sick for the past week, and missed several practices.

 

Making things worse, though, for the Great Danes is that the latest injury to freshman Antonio Rizzuto — who returned from a knee surgery earlier this year — was worse than expected. Rizzuto was originally supposed to miss a week with a bruised collarbone, but further tests in the past week showed Rizzuto actually cracked his sternum. He is likely out until late November.

 

https://dailygazette.com/article/2018/11/02/health-woes-continue-to-mount-for-ualbany-men-s-basketball

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Well that sucks.

Might make the decision to redshirt Rizzuto easier. I imagine that Lulka will be fine if it was just something like the flu, but with only 4 "bigs" losing Hank for an extended period could hurt. 

 

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Gonna be a rough start...then you have to incorporate all of these guys in December or later...

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17 minutes ago, Eli said:

Gonna be a rough start...then you have to incorporate all of these guys in December or later...

The goal is to get healthy by January.  As we know, an impressive non-conference season will not help if do not win in January, February and March.

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Hope you are right. It's probably to early to tell on Hank, but maybe it's all misdirection like NFL injury reports. Lol

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I think the important part of all of this is that Hanks is a projected starter. By all accounts, he’s been a consistent player in practice.  Now, let’s see what happens when the games start.   That’s a big deal in my book.  Not many frosh or redshirt frosh have ever started at center for us (and I’m not counting the First two d-1years with guys like vukovic).  This is a good sign, and bodes well for when he “figures it out”.  Takes bigs a couple of years but this excites me with the paper depth of Lulka, Hanks, French, Lauderdale, and eventually Doherty.  

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4 hours ago, BhillGuy said:

Both will be fine for friday

Qft...hank needs a week and should be OK to go next Friday. 

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Haven't heard much about De Sousa in the preseason. Kent is not far from me and I know a few people who follow the program there and said he would be really good for us.  Anyone hear anything about him lately? Does he maybe need more time to develop or will he be part of the rotation?

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Heard he needs to get some strength...but will be very, very good.

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On 11/1/2018 at 5:31 PM, Eli said:

Baker is probably the only one (outside of Cremo and Nichols). That Aussie kid with the stash was a bench warmer at best. Same for Tre Green or whatever his name was. Yeah, most of the kids leave never did anything for us and don't do anything for anyone else.

Baker could have but he just had some personal issues it sounds like to work over. Kid would have been all-AE otherwise. If we had him + Cremo and Nichols we definitely would won an AE title. IMO.

I agree 100% here. He was the missing piece with those guys. Super talented and athletic. Not sure how he played at his next school, but I was expecting him to have a great career at Albany

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10 minutes ago, Dane06grad said:

I agree 100% here. He was the missing piece with those guys. Super talented and athletic. Not sure how he played at his next school, but I was expecting him to have a great career at Albany

He never saw the court anywhere else. Transferred to North Dakota to be closer to home, supposedly, then got caught up in personal issues and left the team. Such a wasted talent. Hope he is doing well wherever he is.

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To borrow a term from the NBA, that would have been an epic 'Big 3' and I think even with David's "I do whatever I want" attitude, we would have won an AE title or two. Add in Mike Rowley at the end of his career and other guys like Campbell as role players...man, that team would have been good.

But anyway, NONE of those guys are here so enough going down memory lane lol.

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