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Recruiting - 2022


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4 hours ago, dslyank said:

Grew up watching Doc Sauers and Bob Ford coach DIII and then transition to DII. Over the years, both had athletes who could have played DI.  The differences between a DI athlete & DII or DIII is/are NOT that great. The big difference comes into TEAM and depth. How many quality kids can you get in a given year. The individual differences might be a player is a step slow; from a smaller school or a district where competition does not enhance/allow growth; might be undersized or weight; might just be a late bloomer. IMHO no reason why a DIII kid, especially in this day & age cannot make a legitimate jump to DI ball and or as Eli illustrated, even the NBA

1000 percent.  

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4 hours ago, tnehurley said:

Don’t forget that Matt Cerutti was a DII graduate and how well he worked out this year as a grad student playing DI

Speaking of Cerrutti, his waiver was denied.  Bummed for him and bummed for us.  However, looks like the new recruit could be our shooter.  

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2 hours ago, B9j2j6s said:

OT-Apparently the St. Peters guard with the funny mustache is transferring to Bryant.

He could make some $ off of NIM...name, Image and mustache!

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We do need players that can score. 

One plus is that he will be very old. Played 4 years and took last year off.  That means he is going to be at least 23 during the season. He should have a large advantage over 18 and 19 year olds. 

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Sounds like he has a good head on his shoulders, is focused on building his career, and already has relationships with people on the team.

DIII to D1 is a big jump, but there are some amazing players at that level, and the AE isn't the ACC. Even if he isn't a starter or even a rotation player it sounds like he is committed to being a leader and a team can never have enough motivated leaders. 

Some of the players he mentions playing with regularly should be enough to show he has skills. 

Welcome to the #purplefam

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51 minutes ago, McFan said:

I would agree D3 to D1 is, or can be, a big jump.  At the same time I would say D3 All-American to the America East isn't that big of a leap.  

Exactly.  And the kid almost scored 2000 pts in college.  That's obscene. 

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14 minutes ago, Dane96 said:

Exactly.  And the kid almost scored 2000 pts in college.  That's obscene. 

Could be a great find.  Not unheard of for D3 kid to grow above that level thru 4 years.  Back in my days at UA, Derrick Rowland of our nemesis Potsdam was an All-American, led them to championship, was drafted by Denver Nuggets in 10th round.  Didn't play for them but played a few games for the Milwaukee Bucks.  Played and coached the Patroons for many years.  

   Should be a great addition to the locker room too.

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1 hour ago, nysteve661 said:

Could be a great find.  Not unheard of for D3 kid to grow above that level thru 4 years.  Back in my days at UA, Derrick Rowland of our nemesis Potsdam was an All-American, led them to championship, was drafted by Denver Nuggets in 10th round.  Didn't play for them but played a few games for the Milwaukee Bucks.  Played and coached the Patroons for many years.  

   Should be a great addition to the locker room too.

Fun fact.  I "played" with Derrick in a pre-game at Brighton Beach Baths before he played the "marquis" game with some serious talent that used to play on the "A" court of Manhattan Beach.  I was literally 7 or 8 at the time.  It was a charity event.  The big deal was that he had played DIII and everyone was amazed when he went up against mostly D1 guys and former ABA/NBA guys. 

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