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  1. Thanks all for keeping the info flowing. I fell asleep here in TN. but am excited for a new season, new coach, new players. Upped my giving to the University and hope there's a game in Nashville, Huntsville, or Memphis sometime soon. I may get to Lexington on the 22nd but that's a long haul (not saying there's a relationship btwn the 2 lol except for my interest in the college).
  2. On the men's side - A freshman jumped 7'2+" to win the HJ!! https://ualbanysports.com/news/2020/2/22/womens-track-and-field-womens-track-field-wins-eighth-straight-america-east-indoor-title.aspx
  3. Another win and without their star distance runner. https://ualbanysports.com/news/2020/2/22/womens-track-and-field-womens-track-field-wins-eighth-straight-america-east-indoor-title.aspx Also, on a happy & sad note, alum Grace Claxton who has been my secretary and training for the Olympics for several years now (she was a semifinalist in the last Olympics) is moving on to train in Florida. Look for her in Tokyo 2020!!
  4. Legit NCAA Champs qualifier: http://www.ualbanysports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=15800&ATCLID=211816100&fbclid=IwAR3ZhBwQuUv5G5mAv-npsbqf8OujUtvOTsEgdODC0XzzGRYST7KS5YljJLI
  5. Roger must have misty glasses. He isn't calling it too well.
  6. Check this out and have a box of tissues nearby. Proud of our Purple Family. https://americaeast.com/news/2019/10/30/AEVoices-Reinhardt.aspx
  7. Has inside moves like Sam and a bit more ups and outside movement
  8. In this league, 2 guys is normally all a team gets for 'dependable' offense and that's if they are lucky to keep those 2 healthy. UMBC had 1 guy last year. Sometimes a surprise transfer comes in and then another kid is developed and maybe you get a surprise or a streaky shooter. But normally the rest are supporting cast and then it's up to the coach to work it.
  9. Clark's D looks lax. He looks a step slow so I wonder if he is 100%
  10. experience is everything. hopefully by conference tourney time?
  11. Agreed on uptempo and subs. Entertaining in a year where W's will be hard. Might see more students with more Desousa dunks. Normally I appreciate a more deliberate approach and emphasis on D but this year, not so sure.
  12. I wonder if that is because we aren't driving as much (I think) so the percentage of shots blocked inside is greater. The 'ol statistical trick of % vs. #?
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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