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Dane96

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  1. He’s a stud recruit for us. When I woke up and saw Coach’s tweet, I didn’t even need any coffee. Got my jolt of energy. A cornerstone player.
  2. Yep, see post above. If I had to guess, two guys that MIGHT not be back could be Anderson and Taylor. I think Anderson would likely need to go D2 to get time (not saying he's a D2 guy...he's not...but injuries have not helped him), so he may stay. If Taylor leaves, I can see a starting lineup (mere example without knowing how players progress, the offensive scheme, how players play defense in the scheme) of: Horton, Drumgoole, Perry, Doles, and Newman. That's an AE MONSTER sized athletic lineup of 6'4; 6'6; 6'7; 6'9; and 6'9
  3. We have offered at least two bigs for 2022, both freshman. For this year, we should be in a good spot if the team remains as is, plus whatever Coach DK adds with the remaining scholarships (forget what we have left). The current team, if everyone who has entered the portal (and has not signed elsewhere yet) stays: PG: Jamel Horton (2 yrs), Will Amica (technically 5 years?! don't know how the RS would work considering they all got their years back for last year); JoJo Anderson (1 yr) SG:Chuck Champion (1 yr); Ny'Mire Little (5 years...if he Redshirts); Wing/SF: Sam Schafer (3 yrs); Dre Perry (1 yr); Gerald Drumgoole (3 years); Matt Cerutti (1 yr) PF: Kellon Taylor (1 yr)Trey Hutcheson (3 yrs) C Jarvis Doles (2 yrs); Paul Newman (1 yr) By my count, that would give us 1 more scholarship if all the above stay...and it WOULD NOT surprise me if Coach DK keeps that scholarship open for the 2022 cycle or a late midyear transfer (so he can offer a 2022 early). Literally almost NO ONE on that list could be fit into a specific position per se, and I have zero idea what kind of offense Coach DK wants to run and who fits that style. Interesting to me is that Horton actually had almost a 3 to 1 A/T ratio, a number that I did not expect. On paper, except for Schafer, Hutch, and Cerutti, this team is very long and athletic. I actually think Schafer is a sneaky kind of player that could breakout. Amica will definitely need to start getting time to see what we have there. IMHO, this is a team that has a lot of guys who can do multiple things, and this will give Coach DK some good lineup flexibility. I can see all type of lineups employed
  4. He was a big time recruit out of HS. Outside of an offer from Albany, his next three “lowest” offers were Vermont, UMASS, and St Bonaventure. Aside from injuries, he never had a chance at Pitt with fellow frosh Justin Champagnie taking minutes.
  5. They have the quarters already. Locked and loaded. This is about first round games only. Hence why I think they go to Albany to spread the northeast wealth.
  6. Well, if you extrapolate, it's a good chance we get games. There are 6 Fields, and no doubt based on the others considered...the article is wrong and it is Casey Stadium. From there, Hofstra is hosting the QF games...so my guess is that they are out of the equation for the first round if they are looking to "split the fan wealth" (i.e. give more fans an opportunity to watch in differing Regions). Then you are left with Denver in the West, they most assuredly will get games. In the East, you have 4 remaining venues, with 3 relatively bunched (not super close...but close from travel perspectives). My guess is that only one of Maryland or Virginia gets a game...UNC and Albany will get the last two slots.
  7. Just received a commitment from 2021 G, Nymire Little. Tough, athletic guard from the Philly area, 6’4. Loyola and Stony Brook may have been in the mix. (I’m not a huge believer in Verbal Commits database offerings, inaccurate a lot).
  8. Nice pickup, will be an impact athletically in the AE. If we keep Kelly and Doles, adding them to Horton, Amica, and Newman...quite a group. Still may have Champion, Schaefer, Hutch, and Taylor, which would be a very solid team.
  9. Completely works on my Iphone, and looks great. As for Android...they are having major issues in the App Store right now (Google). I am in the midst of releasing an APP and, in a bizarre turn of events as it is usually Apple that's a hold up, Google is a current nightmare. Our developers are working like crazy to fix the issues but we consistently run into barriers. After four weeks, we think it is solved. I really like the App, a lot. Good job by the Athletic Department....kudos to AD Benson.
  10. All I can say is this, and Click can confirm it: UNH may have said COVID but it was not; I knew about this over a week and half before the announcement was made, from a very inside source at UNH. I brought it up with Click like a day after our announcement.
  11. Has anyone watched Jahlil? He's good...but by no means a panacea. I have been commenting on these posts that he will be a POY favorite. That's ridiculous. Everyone needs to calm down. Jeesh.
  12. For those not paying attention, or in the know, what I told Click was going to happen, happened: UNH and URI cancelled their season as well. As much as there are many things I wish our ADept and ADirector would improve on, it was very much $ienaty for people to think this was done because we were losing. Basically, most of the CAA wasn't for this spring season, it was the southern teams that wanted it. Glad more than Albany came to their senses.
  13. Gah. Never want to get a young man’s name wrong. Jamel, apologies.
  14. CJ Kelly is not confirmed for UMASS. And I’ve heard it from the opposite side. Big push is on. But no commitment. Jamal Horton coming back, according to Michael Kelly. Kelly quoted Jamal himself. That’s a big win.
  15. Maybe. Could be something we don't specifically offer. To me, it really doesn't matter because he has earned whatever he wants. As for size, did you mean FBS? I think so. That said, I don't think size is the issue- he is 6' 235-240. Definitely FBS teams that would play guys that size, if not smaler at LB...and if you have the speed and motor, the NFL. Zach Thomas (someone I spent plenty of time with in Miami) was listed at 5'11 240. The 240 part was accurate...but if he was 5'11...then I am 6'2 (I am just shy of 6 and he was probably 5'10 (with sneakers...really was 5'9ish). I don't think Levi has that kind of speed though. Wishing him, Karl, or anyone else the best. I think we have good up and coming kids at both those positions, though I would love both to come back.
  16. No slight to Mofor, a favorite of all of us, but I would take anyone on the Jets...right about now. I'd take half of UA's roster. LOL.
  17. Big loss for the Danes...but it is an area we have depth. Levi Methany is transferring. I am a bit surprised because you most certainly can make the NFL out of Albany, it's my only guess why he's moving on. Torn on this because barely anyone gave him looks but Gattuso...however the kid has given his all. Wish him nothing but the best.
  18. Over the years, it has been talked about but not quite enough. In fact, she played as a Freshman for UAlbany and then transferred to Indiana. She chose Albany over one of the seven sister schools (I can't remember the school, off hand). Her story is quite intriguing...she was supposed to be a lawyer after finishing her hoops playing days.
  19. Name the recruit because if you think Brown brought oppong in as a player comes along with coach thing, you’re sorely mistaken. Earv. was a 5’9 street baller who no one was recruiting other than like four schools . giving oppong a chance was a wonderfully brilliant move by Brown. Turned out well, could have turned out poorly. Credit to both coach and player.
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