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10 hours ago, DanesRGood said:

Hate to be a downer but I foresee some very unhappy players next year due to lack of playing time and more transfers at the end of the year.  I really hope I'm wrong but many of these young men were probably recruited with open roster/playing time as a big draw only to see more players brought in later who will most likely take their playing time. I REALLY hope I'm wrong.  

This to me seems like a stretch in terms of worry...last year we all thought the same thing. What happened? Clark got in and couldn't do anything, Conway and Cohrain looked lost and couldn't really play at this level thus transferred down. This may shock some folks...but not everyone one of the kids brought in this season will pan out. The goal is to build competition, let them go at each other and EARN time...some will excel and some won't. Not worried! Just worried that we find enough guy in the excel group that can play. 

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I'm pretty sure that's our role in those whole thing, isn't it?. We're not players and we're not coaches. We watch youtube clips and look up the 3pt percentages of our recruits. Then next year we'll d

This is what you get with the Godfather of the AE....deep connections out there. And hope springs eternal...I say if 99 want's go hog wild with hype...go for it..DON'T FORGET TO START THE ENGINE (gent

Antonio Rizzuto -  Player of the year Antonio Rizzuto, Northeastern, 6-3, sr.: Solidified his standing as one of the best players to come out of York County with another stellar season. He a

I’d rather have too many good players competing for those 200 minutes a game than not enough. Basically any kid good enough to earn a D1 scholarship was a star player in HS. Those that rise to the top get the bulk of the minutes in college. Those that are willing to put ego and preconceptions aside become solid role players and prosper. Those that are unwilling to accept a lesser role or can read the tea leaves and see that they are in over their heads and won’t see much playing time will move on. It’s the way it has to be. I, for one, am really excited to see which ones rise to the top this year and if some players can’t accept that they will have diminished roles, so be it. 

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4 minutes ago, jimbo said:

I’d rather have too many good players competing for those 200 minutes a game than not enough. Basically any kid good enough to earn a D1 scholarship was a star player in HS. Those that rise to the top get the bulk of the minutes in college. Those that are willing to put ego and preconceptions aside become solid role players and prosper. Those that are unwilling to accept a lesser role or can read the tea leaves and see that they are in over their heads and won’t see much playing time will move on. It’s the way it has to be. I, for one, am really excited to see which ones rise to the top this year and if some players can’t accept that they will have diminished roles, so be it. 

We need to find a way to not go 7 deep...my hope is that kids are given a true opportunity on the court to fail leading up to AE play so we have some quality depth and experience in conference play. 

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Why not 5 getting 25 each, 3 getting 20 each, 2 getting 5 each, leaving 5 minutes for the remaing 4 players that's received during mop up time. 

There are teams that go 11 deep and press non stop. Exciting to watch if you have the athletes.

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On 6/29/2018 at 10:33 AM, Dane96 said:

Agreed.  I’d like to see a 10 man rotation with 2 guys getting 30 min each, 5 with 20 min, 3 splitting the other 40 min.  Roundabout, of course.  

Yes, more men get to play in each game. With the limited rotation, i don't like seeing our best, but exhausted men on the court towards the end of the game with little left in the tank. How many games did we lose last season in the last five minutes?

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8 hours ago, Patch said:

I wonder how many games we would have been out of with 5 minutes to go if coach played 10 guys during the 1st 35 minutes. 

Also something to consider...

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14 hours ago, Patch said:

I wonder how many games we would have been out of with 5 minutes to go if coach played 10 guys during the 1st 35 minutes. 

I agree! We had NO bench last year. As much as many on the blog complained about Nichols, Campbell, etc.; there was simply no one on the bench capable/willing to step up. Hopefully it will be better this year. I also think in retrospect Red Shirting all three Aussies was a mistake {easy to second guess after the fact.} Hopefully it gives all three an extra year to excel @ UA.

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Back from vacation abroad, updated the roster:

 

UAlbany Men's Roster 2018-2019					
					
Name				Position	Height	Weight	Year		Status
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Brent Hank			C		6'10"	245	RFr.		Returning
Kendall Lauderdale		PF		6'8"	240	RJr. (JUCO)	Verbal
Sasha French			PF		6'11"	215	RSo. (JUCO)	Incoming
Adam Lulka			PF		6'8"	240	RFr.		Returning
Devonte Campbell		SF		6'6"	225	Sr. (JUCO)	Returning
Malachi de Sousa		SF		6'5"	200	Fr.		Incoming
Phillip Flory			SG		6'5"	195	So.		Verbal
Ahmad Clark			PG		6'1"	170	Jr. (JUCO)	Returning
Rayshawn Miller			PG		6'1"	185	Sr. (Grad)	Verbal
Reese Brooks			PG		5'9"	170	RJr. (JUCO)	Verbal
Cam Healey			PG		6'2"	185	RFr.		Returning
Antonio Rizzuto			PG		6'3"	180	Fr.		Incoming
Jeremiah Starks			PG		6'2"	190	RSo. (JUCO)	Verbal
Nick Fruscio			PG		5'10"	155	Jr.		Returning
					
Possible Signings		Position	Height	Weight	Year		Status
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Jordan Starr**			SF		6'6"	170	HS2018		Offered
Quinlan Bennett**		SG		6'3"	175	HS2018		Offered
Winslow Martin II**		SG		6'5"	-	So. (JUCO)	Offered
--------------------------------- Going Elsewhere ------------------------------------
Carlos Dotson**			C		6'7"	285	Jr. (JUCO)	Western Carolina
Antun Maricevic**		C		6'10"	234	Jr. (JUCO)	South Florida
Michael Steadman**		C		6'10"	215	So. (JUCO)	San Jose State
Yannis Mendy**			PF		6'8"	240	Jr. (JUCO)	Robert Morris
Cedric Roland**			PF		6'7"	220	Jr. (JUCO)	Central Oklahoma
Melkisedek Moreaux**		PF		6'8"	195	Jr. (JUCO)	St. Bonaventure
Simon Falokun**			PF		6'8"	220	So. (JUCO)	Tulsa
Darrell Bowman**		PF		6'8"	270	So. (JUCO)	Miami (OH)
Kenechukwu Chukwuka**		PF		6'8"	215	So. (JUCO)	Pitt
James Sosinski**		PF		6'8"	240	So. (JUCO)	FB at Kansas
Jaalam Hill**			PF		6'7"	220	So. (JUCO)	Cleveland State
Tayler Mattos**			PF		6'9"	230	HS2018		Bowling Green
Riley Abercrombie**		PF		6'8"	205	HS2018		Boise State
Melik Martin**			PF		6'6"	200	HS2018		Monmouth
Kabir Mohammed**		SF		6'5"	220	So. (JUCO)	Missouri State
Adrian Nelson**			SF		6'6"	185	HS2018		Detroit
Fletcher Tynen**		SF		6'5"	190	HS2018		Boston Univ.
Harrison Butler***		SF		6'5"	205	HS2018		Southern Utah
Kawanise Wilkins**		SG		6'6"	230	So. (JUCO)	Western Michigan
Nathan Fromm**			SG		6'5"	190	RSo. (JUCO)	Ineligible
Clayton Henry**			SG		6'5"	N/A	Jr. (JUCO)	New Mexico State
Greg Dolan**			PG		6'3"	170	HS2018		Reclassified to HS2019
Channel Banks**			PG		6'4"	185	Jr. (JUCO)	Akron
Josh Jefferson**		PG		6'2"	173	So. (JUCO)	Cal State Northridge
Peter 'P.J.' Byrd**		PG		6'1"	169	HS2018		VCU
Rashad Williams**		PG		6'3"	185	HS2018		Cleveland State
Calvin Wishart**		PG		6'1"	175	HS2018		Georgia Southern
					
Departures	Reason
----------------------				
Greig Stire	Graduated				
Travis Charles	Graduated				
Alex Foster	Graduated				
Costa Anderson	Graduated				
Matt Conway	Transferred 
Xavier Cochran	Transferred 
Joe Cremo	Transferred to Villanova			
David Nichols	Transferred to Florida State	

 

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Final update of 2018 as VC isn't 100% up to date. Not that we have roster room or anything but was curious if some of the guys reclassified that we offered but didn't get, etc.

Quinlan Bennett - Committed to Triton College per his twitter
Jordan Starr - Signed with Masters (NAIA) to play for his father
Winslow Martin II - Can't find much traces of this guy making any moves...no longer on VC...may have been treated for some type of cancer during last season? Wish the man health if that's the case!
 

UAlbany Men's Roster 2018-2019					
					
Name				Position	Height	Weight	Year		Status
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Brent Hank			C		6'10"	245	RFr.		Returning
Kendall Lauderdale		PF		6'8"	240	RJr. (JUCO)	Verbal
Sasha French			PF		6'11"	215	RSo. (JUCO)	Incoming
Adam Lulka			PF		6'8"	240	RFr.		Returning
Devonte Campbell		SF		6'6"	225	Sr. (JUCO)	Returning
Malachi de Sousa		SF		6'5"	200	Fr.		Incoming
Phillip Flory			SG		6'5"	195	So.		Verbal
Ahmad Clark			PG		6'1"	170	Jr. (JUCO)	Returning
Rayshawn Miller			PG		6'1"	185	Sr. (Grad)	Verbal
Reese Brooks			PG		5'9"	170	RJr. (JUCO)	Verbal
Cam Healey			PG		6'2"	185	RFr.		Returning
Antonio Rizzuto			PG		6'3"	180	Fr.		Incoming
Jeremiah Starks			PG		6'2"	190	RSo. (JUCO)	Verbal
Nick Fruscio			PG		5'10"	155	Jr.		Returning
					
Possible Signings		Position	Height	Weight	Year		Status
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
None
--------------------------------- Going Elsewhere ------------------------------------
Carlos Dotson**			C		6'7"	285	Jr. (JUCO)	Western Carolina
Antun Maricevic**		C		6'10"	234	Jr. (JUCO)	South Florida
Michael Steadman**		C		6'10"	215	So. (JUCO)	San Jose State
Yannis Mendy**			PF		6'8"	240	Jr. (JUCO)	Robert Morris
Cedric Roland**			PF		6'7"	220	Jr. (JUCO)	Central Oklahoma
Melkisedek Moreaux**		PF		6'8"	195	Jr. (JUCO)	St. Bonaventure
Simon Falokun**			PF		6'8"	220	So. (JUCO)	Tulsa
Darrell Bowman**		PF		6'8"	270	So. (JUCO)	Miami (OH)
Kenechukwu Chukwuka**		PF		6'8"	215	So. (JUCO)	Pitt
James Sosinski**		PF		6'8"	240	So. (JUCO)	FB at Kansas
Jaalam Hill**			PF		6'7"	220	So. (JUCO)	Cleveland State
Tayler Mattos**			PF		6'9"	230	HS2018		Bowling Green
Riley Abercrombie**		PF		6'8"	205	HS2018		Boise State
Melik Martin**			PF		6'6"	200	HS2018		Monmouth
Kabir Mohammed**		SF		6'5"	220	So. (JUCO)	Missouri State
Jordan Starr**			SF		6'6"	170	HS2018		Masters (NAIA)
Adrian Nelson**			SF		6'6"	185	HS2018		Detroit
Fletcher Tynen**		SF		6'5"	190	HS2018		Boston Univ.
Harrison Butler***		SF		6'5"	205	HS2018		Southern Utah
Clayton Henry**			SG		6'5"	N/A	Jr. (JUCO)	New Mexico State
Kawanise Wilkins**		SG		6'6"	230	So. (JUCO)	Western Michigan
Nathan Fromm**			SG		6'5"	190	RSo. (JUCO)	Ineligible
Winslow Martin II**		SG		6'5"	-	So. (JUCO)	No Longer on VC
Quinlan Bennett**		SG		6'3"	175	HS2018		Triton College
Greg Dolan**			PG		6'3"	170	HS2018		Reclassified to HS2019
Channel Banks**			PG		6'4"	185	Jr. (JUCO)	Akron
Josh Jefferson**		PG		6'2"	173	So. (JUCO)	Cal State Northridge
Peter 'P.J.' Byrd**		PG		6'1"	169	HS2018		VCU
Rashad Williams**		PG		6'3"	185	HS2018		Cleveland State
Calvin Wishart**		PG		6'1"	175	HS2018		Georgia Southern
					
Departures	Reason
----------------------				
Greig Stire	Graduated				
Travis Charles	Graduated				
Alex Foster	Graduated				
Costa Anderson	Graduated				
Matt Conway	Transferred 
Xavier Cochran	Transferred 
Joe Cremo	Transferred to Villanova			
David Nichols	Transferred to Florida State	

 

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