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Title: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Checkmate on December 12, 2017, 10:47:38 am
While the 2018 class will be a big one, 2019 will be light, with just Cornish coming off the books for sure. Yeboah could go the Nyama route and go pro after graduating; no clue whether that's the thought but it makes some sense. And then there's the question of whether anyone transfers out, which I could see happening with a crowded backcourt.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on December 12, 2017, 12:32:21 pm
What's interesting is there are 29 offers out according verbal commits for only 1 available spot. Granted some of these offers are reaches, especially Jalen Lecque who is a 5 star that is ranked 14th in his class according ESPN. Still wonder if the staff plans to save one of the remaining scholarships from 2018 for 2019 or if they know have players than plan to leave early or what have you.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on December 22, 2017, 11:50:44 am
not sure if this is the right thread or if we need a new one- some 3 stars have shown up on the radar (yes, it's early):

Dominiq Penn (looking at the B10)

Posh Alexander http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/posh-alexander
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Checkmate on January 26, 2018, 09:50:54 pm
For you rabid recruiting folks, Zed Key '20 and Brentwood will play at Ward Melville on Monday. 4pm tip. He had 18 and 15 in their first meeting.

VerbalCommits said that our offer's in as well as a few other schools. From the footage, he's decent, but may just be a kid who's using his size (6-6/6-7) to put up numbers against Long Island public schools. Of course, he's just a sophomore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gfd1pi6us6c
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on January 27, 2018, 03:37:11 am
For you rabid recruiting folks, Zed Key '20 and Brentwood will play at Ward Melville on Monday. 4pm tip. He had 18 and 15 in their first meeting.

VerbalCommits said that our offer's in as well as a few other schools. From the footage, he's decent, but may just be a kid who's using his size (6-6/6-7) to put up numbers against Long Island public schools. Of course, he's just a sophomore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gfd1pi6us6c

This should be a good game. Zed Key will be up against  Sobel, 6'-7" WM senior, He is a really good defender on the boards. I know his dad and his younger brother..
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Checkmate on January 29, 2018, 01:58:45 pm
For you rabid recruiting folks, Zed Key '20 and Brentwood will play at Ward Melville on Monday. 4pm tip. He had 18 and 15 in their first meeting.

VerbalCommits said that our offer's in as well as a few other schools. From the footage, he's decent, but may just be a kid who's using his size (6-6/6-7) to put up numbers against Long Island public schools. Of course, he's just a sophomore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gfd1pi6us6c

This should be a good game. Zed Key will be up against  Sobel, 6'-7" WM senior, He is a really good defender on the boards. I know his dad and his younger brother..

Correction: game is Tuesday at their place! I got the whole thing wrong!
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Ballhard000 on February 02, 2018, 07:33:40 am
When it's all Said and Done Zed Key will be a MM+/ Borderline HM recruit.
Though he's 6'7 he has a tremendous wingspan and standing reach which compensates for his lack of Height. He also plays with a good motor.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on February 02, 2018, 11:37:59 am
When it's all Said and Done Zed Key will be a MM+/ Borderline HM recruit.
Though he's 6'7 he has a tremendous wingspan and standing reach which compensates for his lack of Height. He also plays with a good motor.

Is he committed to SB??
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on February 02, 2018, 11:55:41 am
When it's all Said and Done Zed Key will be a MM+/ Borderline HM recruit.
Though he's 6'7 he has a tremendous wingspan and standing reach which compensates for his lack of Height. He also plays with a good motor.

Is he committed to SB??

I see Zed already has several big school offers..
Title: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Checkmate on February 12, 2018, 05:26:59 pm
Per Pat Lawless, we have Bloomfield (NJ) guard Mike Ramos on our radar. VC says he has offers from Manhattan and Kent State, and that we and Columbia are in to watch him tonight. 6-1 guard. If Columbia's in the mix, he's obviously no dummy.

More on Ramos: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/bloomfield/articles/boys-basketball-ramos-sets-high-expectations-for

A couple more crumbs from Lawless: we caught ‘19 guards Heru Bligen and Chris Ings at games at the end of January. We’ve made an offer to both.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Ballhard000 on February 18, 2018, 10:52:00 am
Checkmate, Mike Ramos is the best out of the 3 you mentioned. Plays AAU ball for the NY Jayhawks(Same Club as Frankie Pollicelli). Kid can shoot the ball. Is creative with his dribble but doesn't over dribble. Makes the simple play. Has sneaky athleticism. Good first step. His recruitment can get interesting when AAU ball rolls around. If SBU can get him in 2019 to replace Cornish it's a GOOD get. Ings is the toughest kid of the bunch. Played behind Quade Green (McDonald's AA, Current UK PG) his Frosh and Sophomore years of HS. With Green off to Kentucky now, Ings has the keys for Neumann Goretti HS in the tough philly catholic league. He's 6'2 has solid vision, is athletic at the rim. And flat out tough and battle tested.Wont back down from anything. He'd be a good get as well. But Ramos's jumpshot makes him a better player. Ings is the tougher player.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Seawolf97 on February 18, 2018, 11:47:18 am
Ballhard stay with us  . You  knowledge of these kids and recruiting is amazing as well as informative
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Ballhard000 on February 18, 2018, 12:29:22 pm
THANKS😉😉😉
Ballhard stay with us  . You  knowledge of these kids and recruiting is amazing as well as informative
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Checkmate on February 27, 2018, 11:06:48 pm
Recruiting nugget from Pat Lawless.

https://twitter.com/patlawless_/status/967460614980407296


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Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 29, 2018, 05:28:27 pm
adrian nelson: http://sbufan.createaforum.com/stony-brook-basketball/what-would-you-do-with-the-last-roster-spot/msg22142/#msg22142

Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Seawolf97 on March 29, 2018, 06:41:32 pm
Seeing has three offers and one is The Air Force Academy  speaks volumes for his academics and demeanor in general.  Would be  a nice get at 6'6
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on March 29, 2018, 07:13:27 pm
adrian nelson: http://sbufan.createaforum.com/stony-brook-basketball/what-would-you-do-with-the-last-roster-spot/msg22142/#msg22142



COB:  I think this cross reference should be in the 2018 thread, right?
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 29, 2018, 10:45:59 pm
i dunno.  i can never figure out those things.  i'll follow your lead!

some chairman, right???
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: ThegreatK on March 30, 2018, 06:30:31 am
Nelson would be a 2018 guy. Looks like a player. Explosive athlete, tough with a high motor. Doesn't look like he forces the issue. Sign him up.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 11, 2018, 09:42:53 am
dotson removed SB from his list.  id still like to see us chase rombley or a 2.  not sure which 2 though.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on April 11, 2018, 12:30:49 pm
dotson removed SB from his list.  id still like to see us chase rombley or a 2.  not sure which 2 though.

Think you meant this for the 2018 Recruiting thread, right COB?
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 11, 2018, 12:31:06 pm
sure.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Seawolf97 on April 20, 2018, 09:51:35 pm
No doubt the kid can shoot and move the ball . Interesting we are looking that far out in the future.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Checkmate on April 25, 2018, 02:19:03 pm
2019 G/F Nathan Johnson from Waukee HS in Iowa has gotten a lot of D-I interest, and we're the latest to make an offer (per his Twitter). He reclassified and will do a year at Hargrave Military Academy beginning in the fall. Evidently Air Force offered him a couple summers ago but they filled up their roster, and schools like UTEP and Florida Gulf Coast have shown interest as well.

Allegedly 6-7. I can't say I'm wowed by him, but he looks like he's pretty athletic, plays hard, can score inside and out, and can put it on the floor too.

Highlight reel ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JpeuNkYV7g
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 25, 2018, 02:37:59 pm
i like him.  he's like a multi-tooled 3 (dribble, dunk, shoot, rebound, penetrate).  kind of like an ahmad walker under control.

maybe with more weight can play some 4?
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Seawolf97 on April 25, 2018, 03:33:45 pm
grave.Certainly has alot of skills .  Could be a good pickup especially after a year at Hargrave
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Checkmate on April 25, 2018, 09:10:53 pm
Another offer goes out to 2019 6-9 F Tariq Balogun, who helped the Miller School win a state title in Virginia. He’s raw, long and lean, and a Brit like Akwasi. Probably not an alpha dog but potentially helpful underneath on both ends of the floor.

There’s an old skill video out there, but better yet, we have some recent uncut game footage. “#23” per the announcers in this video.

https://youtu.be/EiV4_liYhCo

A synopsis from another site:

“After a solid summer with BWSL’s 16U group, Balogun transferred from Walsingham and will be suiting up for Miller School outside of Charlottesville this year. He’s a very interesting prospect to keep an eye on, and it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to say he’s a midmajor plus kid moving forward. At 6’9”, he has an intriguing skill set offensively as he can shoot the midrange, score with his back to the basket and in face up situations and he’s nimble enough to run the floor and finish in transition. His best asset right now is the fact that he has both a high motor and a high IQ of the game. He always seems to be in the right place at the right time. His addition is much needed for a Miller squad that made the VISAA Division Two Championship game and return their top four guards who led the team in scoring throughout the year.”
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Checkmate on June 06, 2018, 03:26:05 pm
We've been looking way way ahead to 2021 and 2022 grads, but a couple offers were reported today for 2019s Robert Carpenter and Mattia Acunzo. Give me the better shooter, especially if Akwasi leaves after this year.

Carpenter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wamJeAQISgI

Acunzo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PF22PFyWA4
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Checkmate on June 07, 2018, 06:55:51 am
The grad transfer market was white hot this offseason. Akwasi’s good enough to get a look from a Big East/A-10 kind of school. Then again, Cremo and Nichols ended up at Villanova and Florida State so maybe he can set his sights higher - some young team could use a shooter with his collegiate/international experience. I’m hoping it doesn’t happen and I have no inside info but I’d say it’s at least a possibility that this will be it for him, if not a strong one. The other option could be to sign with a pro team in Europe a la Nyama.


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Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Checkmate on June 07, 2018, 10:36:31 am
Another offer has gone out to 2019 Gibson Jimerson. He's getting high-major interest. I'm kind of meh with his highlight tape however. Athleticism seems ordinary and release is slow, but hey, if he's somebody who can spot up and shoot the hell out of it, we can always use those.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-I2cpZaZtZo
https://www.prephoops.com/2018/02/recruiting-report-gibson-jimerson-2019/
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Checkmate on June 12, 2018, 12:27:31 pm
2019 G/F Nathan Johnson from Waukee HS in Iowa has gotten a lot of D-I interest, and we're the latest to make an offer (per his Twitter). He reclassified and will do a year at Hargrave Military Academy beginning in the fall. Evidently Air Force offered him a couple summers ago but they filled up their roster, and schools like UTEP and Florida Gulf Coast have shown interest as well.

Allegedly 6-7. I can't say I'm wowed by him, but he looks like he's pretty athletic, plays hard, can score inside and out, and can put it on the floor too.

Highlight reel ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JpeuNkYV7g

Johnson was recently in town for a couple days on an unofficial visit.

https://twitter.com/NathanJohnson22/status/1006336194282774531
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on June 12, 2018, 12:41:09 pm
2019 SG Christian Ray (Haverford High School) has visited, as well.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on July 27, 2018, 10:18:10 pm
Boals, Weber, and Thornton were all at the same even tonight recruiting Christian Ray. Have to think he's a priority for the only scholarship for 19 class.

https://twitter.com/ARosenfeldDVHR/status/1023010063269519360
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on August 20, 2018, 05:06:11 pm
is it me or is xavier mayo not getting the attention that a proper 4 star deserves?

or perhaps he is not truly a 4 star? https://www.verbalcommits.com/players/xavier-mayo

heck i'd make the same argument for mirabeaux- a 3 star: https://www.verbalcommits.com/players/anderson-mirambeaux
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on October 15, 2018, 04:09:53 pm
been noticing more and more 3 stars showing up on the radar, mostly at the 1 and 4.  hopefully will land one soon.  not that stars are everything (or even accurate)....
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on October 15, 2018, 04:42:18 pm
is it me or is xavier mayo not getting the attention that a proper 4 star deserves?

or perhaps he is not truly a 4 star? https://www.verbalcommits.com/players/xavier-mayo


Well, CoB, you can draw your own conclusion:  Mayo just committed to NJIT!!
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on October 15, 2018, 05:15:45 pm
wow.  didnt see that coming.... is it a typo (the stars)?
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Checkmate on October 17, 2018, 12:49:30 pm
wow.  didnt see that coming.... is it a typo (the stars)?

ESPN has him as a 2-star I believe.


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Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on November 02, 2018, 06:13:38 pm
Stony Brook offered 6' 10" mouhamadou Gueye from Monroe College https://twitter.com/VerbalCommits/status/1058098754052444160

Highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k85m3pYuiCo

I don't understand how this kid doesn't have more buzz. I almost can't find anything on him
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: VA_Seawolf on November 02, 2018, 10:12:58 pm
Sometimes for whatever reason kids just stay under the radar. I hope it stays that way.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Checkmate on November 02, 2018, 10:33:55 pm
Stony Brook offered 6' 10" mouhamadou Gueye from Monroe College https://twitter.com/VerbalCommits/status/1058098754052444160

Highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k85m3pYuiCo

I don't understand how this kid doesn't have more buzz. I almost can't find anything on him

That into him? I dunno. He looked all right I guess.

FWIW, he averaged 2.2 points off the bench for Monroe in 2016-17. Not sure what happened last year.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on November 02, 2018, 11:03:55 pm
is it odd that a 6'10'' center only has footage of him playing on the perimeter?
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on November 03, 2018, 06:01:30 pm
Stony Brook offered 6' 10" mouhamadou Gueye from Monroe College https://twitter.com/VerbalCommits/status/1058098754052444160

Highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k85m3pYuiCo

I don't understand how this kid doesn't have more buzz. I almost can't find anything on him

That into him? I dunno. He looked all right I guess.

FWIW, he averaged 2.2 points off the bench for Monroe in 2016-17. Not sure what happened last year.

I think he moves well and looks very coordinated for 6’ 9”/6’ 10”. I don’t love that he’s playing as a wing but he looks way more comfortable out there than most guys his size. Its strange to me there’s nothing on his high school recruitment as I think he has a really high ceiling.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Checkmate on November 03, 2018, 10:46:57 pm
Stony Brook offered 6' 10" mouhamadou Gueye from Monroe College https://twitter.com/VerbalCommits/status/1058098754052444160

Highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k85m3pYuiCo

I don't understand how this kid doesn't have more buzz. I almost can't find anything on him

That into him? I dunno. He looked all right I guess.

FWIW, he averaged 2.2 points off the bench for Monroe in 2016-17. Not sure what happened last year.

I think he moves well and looks very coordinated for 6’ 9”/6’ 10”. I don’t love that he’s playing as a wing but he looks way more comfortable out there than most guys his size. Its strange to me there’s nothing on his high school recruitment as I think he has a really high ceiling.

Eh. Best case scenario he's Junior Saintel IMHO.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on November 14, 2018, 08:33:31 am
Stupid question maybe, but how are these "stars" assigned to prospects?  Is it an automated rating system, strictly scout-based, or a combo of the 2?  Objective or subjective?

If memory serves correct, wasn't Thrower rated as a 3-star prospect coming out of the state of Michigan?
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on November 14, 2018, 09:04:57 am
2.5 stars, however, i note that yeboah and olaniyi were only 2. 
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on November 14, 2018, 09:11:56 am
2.5 stars, however, i note that yeboah and olaniyi were only 2.

Thanks.  What were Jameel and Carson rated at - do you recall?
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on November 14, 2018, 09:28:12 am
3 and 2 but ill check.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on January 05, 2019, 11:13:20 pm
One kid to keep an eye for is Jacob Toppin. According to Zagoria, he's grown 4 inches since his senior year at Ossining. Of note, his brother, Obi Toppin, was a similar late bloomer who is having a terrific freshmen season on a really solid Dayton team. As far as i can tell we're to only ones that have offered him so far. Might be a major steal

Jacob dunking in a game  :o

https://twitter.com/overtime/status/1063876387147272192

Zagoria tweet.

https://twitter.com/AdamZagoria/status/1063881231476113408

Obi Toppins dayton bio which details his late growth spurt.

https://daytonflyers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=9336
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on February 10, 2019, 06:01:39 pm
Just read on Long Island Lutheran's Twitter feed that '19 SG Tyler Stephenson-Moore has committed to the Seawolves.  I haven't see his detailed career stats, but from everything I've read he should be an excellent get for Coach B.  Also a big plus that he is a local kid, to spur fan interest.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: iBOsbu on February 10, 2019, 07:22:21 pm
Just read on Long Island Lutheran's Twitter feed that '19 SG Tyler Stephenson-Moore has committed to the Seawolves.  I haven't see his detailed career stats, but from everything I've read he should be an excellent get for Coach B.  Also a big plus that he is a local kid, to spur fan interest.

Reading on twitter that he is a wing player, shooting guard, smooth long distance shooter and rebounds well for a guard. 3pt shooting is always a plus.

So is that is for 2019? That was the last spot I am guessing.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on February 10, 2019, 07:22:35 pm
Just read on Long Island Lutheran's Twitter feed that '19 SG Tyler Stephenson-Moore has committed to the Seawolves.  I haven't see his detailed career stats, but from everything I've read he should be an excellent get for Coach B.  Also a big plus that he is a local kid, to spur fan interest.

Congrats to Tyler and SBU getting a local kid. 

Wasn't that the last scholly available though for 2019?  Aren't we in need of a PG type, with Cornish graduating and Makale being a SG?  McKenzie and who else at the point?
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: VA_Seawolf on February 10, 2019, 10:57:47 pm
Just read on Long Island Lutheran's Twitter feed that '19 SG Tyler Stephenson-Moore has committed to the Seawolves.  I haven't see his detailed career stats, but from everything I've read he should be an excellent get for Coach B.  Also a big plus that he is a local kid, to spur fan interest.

Congrats to Tyler and SBU getting a local kid. 

Wasn't that the last scholly available though for 2019?  Aren't we in need of a PG type, with Cornish graduating and Makale being a SG?  McKenzie and who else at the point?

These are my thoughts exactly. We need a point guard badly and if he gets the last scholarship, it'll be awfully hard to attract a transfer or otherwise get a true PG. I suspect we'll wind up shuffling some guys around into the PG position as well as cutting one or two guys.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Checkmate on February 11, 2019, 07:51:52 am
#4 in white

https://youtu.be/j9XjibB0mWI
https://youtu.be/5MrwDWaVgn0

Main takeaway is that he’s a shooter.

To answer your question, #11 is out of our league. 4-star 2020 grad.


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Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on February 11, 2019, 09:06:32 am

Congrats to Tyler and SBU getting a local kid. 

Wasn't that the last scholly available though for 2019?  Aren't we in need of a PG type, with Cornish graduating and Makale being a SG?  McKenzie and who else at the point?

These are my thoughts exactly. We need a point guard badly and if he gets the last scholarship, it'll be awfully hard to attract a transfer or otherwise get a true PG. I suspect we'll wind up shuffling some guys around into the PG position as well as cutting one or two guys.

My guess is the coaching staff see Foreman as a pg
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on February 11, 2019, 11:29:52 am
#4 in white

https://youtu.be/j9XjibB0mWI
https://youtu.be/5MrwDWaVgn0

Main takeaway is that he’s a shooter.

To answer your question, #11 is out of our league. 4-star 2020 grad.


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LuHi is loaded. In addition to #11 who we offered a couple years ago, #21 is Zed Key formerly from Brentwood who has a slew of high major offers.

We also have offers out to #5 Jalen Celestine, a 2020 SG and #15 Drissa Traore, a 2021 PF.
Title: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Checkmate on February 11, 2019, 12:13:20 pm

Congrats to Tyler and SBU getting a local kid. 

Wasn't that the last scholly available though for 2019?  Aren't we in need of a PG type, with Cornish graduating and Makale being a SG?  McKenzie and who else at the point?

These are my thoughts exactly. We need a point guard badly and if he gets the last scholarship, it'll be awfully hard to attract a transfer or otherwise get a true PG. I suspect we'll wind up shuffling some guys around into the PG position as well as cutting one or two guys.

My guess is the coaching staff see Foreman as a pg

Lest we forget that Ceesay's on the roster too. Can we make do with McKenzie, Ceesay and some combo of Long, Foreman and Latimer in a pinch? It's too bad we haven't seen much of Ceesay. I'd like to see with my own eyes what he brings to the table.

The question remains if Yeboah decides to stay or explore other options, thus opening up another spot. With Foreman, Garcia, Olaniyi, Latimer, Moor, etc, I think we have plenty of scoring if Yeboah departs, but his work on the glass is underrated. I'd look for a solid 3/4 if it came to that.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on February 11, 2019, 12:23:35 pm

Congrats to Tyler and SBU getting a local kid. 

Wasn't that the last scholly available though for 2019?  Aren't we in need of a PG type, with Cornish graduating and Makale being a SG?  McKenzie and who else at the point?

These are my thoughts exactly. We need a point guard badly and if he gets the last scholarship, it'll be awfully hard to attract a transfer or otherwise get a true PG. I suspect we'll wind up shuffling some guys around into the PG position as well as cutting one or two guys.

My guess is the coaching staff see Foreman as a pg

Lest we forget that Ceesay's on the roster too. I think we can make do with McKenzie, Ceesay and some combo of Long, Foreman and Latimer in a pinch? It's too bad we haven't seen much of Ceesay. I'd like to see with my own eyes what he brings to the table.

The question remains if Yeboah decides to stay or explore other options, thus opening up another spot. With Foreman, Garcia, Olaniyi, Latimer, Moor, etc, I think we have plenty of scoring if Yeboah departs, but his work on the glass is underrated. I'd look for a solid 3/4 if it came to that.
Ceesay can't be high in the pecking order if they didn't redshirt him this year.  He does lead the team though, I believe, in PPM, with his late offensive explosion vs. Binghamton :)

I don't feel that Long or Latimer are adept enough to handle the ball at the point, except in a pinch (add Elijah to that emergency team).  Foreman played the point for a few games in college as you made me point out recently, so maybe he's the plan, who knows.  And yes, if Akwasi leaves, you can't trade him in for a PG.  Lots of rebounds to make up if that happens. I'm ambivalent toward McKenzie at the point - but he does slow down the pace of the team when he's in there, and he's certainly not a scorer.  Still think we need someone with superior ball handling and passing skills to either replace Cornish or backup McKenzie moving forward.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: laxnation on February 11, 2019, 12:23:58 pm
#4 in white

https://youtu.be/j9XjibB0mWI
https://youtu.be/5MrwDWaVgn0

Main takeaway is that he’s a shooter.

To answer your question, #11 is out of our league. 4-star 2020 grad.


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The first video (haven’t watched the 2nd one yet) was extremely enjoyable to watch!  Stony Brook could learn a lot watching this high school bb game.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: steveoh on February 12, 2019, 04:01:05 pm
https://twitter.com/SteveKellerNRR/status/1095425644056530944
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on February 13, 2019, 11:15:00 am
Thinking about it this morning, and I could see Latimer playing some pg in the future in more of a game manager type of role
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on February 13, 2019, 12:07:05 pm
Also want to note that I really like Tyler Stephenson-Moore. He's got good length and athleticism to go with his jump shot. I watched some the LuHi St. Patricks gaem on youtube, and Tyler didn't come off the floor and was assigned 4 star ESPN 100 pg Al-Amir Dawes on defense.

Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 13, 2019, 12:27:28 pm
yes to latimer.

but the cupboard isnt bare- couldnt we put foreman, long, ceesay there as well?  havent seen enough of any yet.

while on the topic- would be good to start a nice pipeline from LuHi: https://twitter.com/LuHiBasketball/status/1076549117734731776
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: laxnation on February 13, 2019, 12:31:55 pm
Thinking about it this morning, and I could see Latimer playing some pg in the future in more of a game manager type of role
Don’t see it all.  We’ve had so many good pgs over the last decade, it’s sad how far we have dropped at this position.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on February 13, 2019, 12:34:41 pm
I'm going to disagree with you guys - as much as I like Latimer and what he's brought to the team - I am not confident in his ball handling skills, especially when being considered for the PG position.  He has not demonstrated proficiency at bringing ball up when he have been pressed in the back-court; actually several big TO's when put in that spot.  I like him at the 2 better. Just my opinion.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Seawolf97 on February 13, 2019, 04:11:49 pm
If we could establish a connection with Lutheran for recruiting  it would be a major positive . Alot of talent has graduated from there over the years .
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: iBOsbu on March 26, 2019, 05:24:11 pm
FYI despite coaching change, Tyler Stephenson-Moore remains committed

https://twitter.com/KMaherNews12/status/1108151247310385154?s=20
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: VA_Seawolf on March 27, 2019, 03:19:35 am
FYI despite coaching change, Tyler Stephenson-Moore remains committed

https://twitter.com/KMaherNews12/status/1108151247310385154?s=20

Smart committing to the UNIVERSITY, and not just the coach. Good.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on March 27, 2019, 09:40:27 am
FYI despite coaching change, Tyler Stephenson-Moore remains committed

https://twitter.com/KMaherNews12/status/1108151247310385154?s=20

Smart committing to the UNIVERSITY, and not just the coach. Good.

Agree, but I think Moore is another one of Weber's recruits.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on March 30, 2019, 02:51:57 pm
Just read that Corry Long will be transferring. That's too bad.  Once he got some playing time I really appreciated his energy and talent.

Still no word on whether or not the Yeboah transfer is for real.  I sure hope not!!
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on March 30, 2019, 03:44:12 pm
That’s a real shame, he was very athletic and should have received more minutes imo. I wonder if he’ll change his mind with Geno. Not sure how binding Verbal Commits’ list is.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Wolfie_MD on March 30, 2019, 10:35:01 pm
If Corry leaves, it will be a disappointment. He showed some real flashes. Unlike our recent spate of transfers, this one would be disappointing but I can't blame him. His main reason to come to LI was probably Boals given the Ohio connection.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: ThegreatK on March 31, 2019, 05:49:04 am
FYI despite coaching change, Tyler Stephenson-Moore remains committed

https://twitter.com/KMaherNews12/status/1108151247310385154?s=20

Smart committing to the UNIVERSITY, and not just the coach. Good.

Agree, but I think Moore is another one of Weber's recruits.
Correct, Moore is another one of Weber’s guys. Weber is the only one from the former staff that had a LUHI connection. LUHI coaches deal with The Hoop Group Organization. You can connect the dots from there.

Long is a valuable loss. Showed some big flashes towards the end of the year.  Was interested in seeing his development over the summer.

Though I can say, We are in the mix for some Grad Transfers from leagues higher than us.
Immediate impact + Experience hasn’t hurt anyone (I think lol)
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on March 31, 2019, 06:23:17 am
Can someone update us on SB Basketball transfers at this time. Did Corry long leave the program. What about Moor and Yeboah..
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on March 31, 2019, 10:26:51 am
Can someone update us on SB Basketball transfers at this time. Did Corry long leave the program. What about Moor and Yeboah..

http://www.verbalcommits.com/transfers/2019

Long transferring (TBD school), Akwasi registered on transfer portal but is 50/50 currently, no indications at all that Moor is leaving as far as I know.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Wolfie_MD on March 31, 2019, 02:26:25 pm
FYI despite coaching change, Tyler Stephenson-Moore remains committed

https://twitter.com/KMaherNews12/status/1108151247310385154?s=20

Smart committing to the UNIVERSITY, and not just the coach. Good.

Agree, but I think Moore is another one of Weber's recruits.
Correct, Moore is another one of Weber’s guys. Weber is the only one from the former staff that had a LUHI connection. LUHI coaches deal with The Hoop Group Organization. You can connect the dots from there.

Long is a valuable loss. Showed some big flashes towards the end of the year.  Was interested in seeing his development over the summer.

Though I can say, We are in the mix for some Grad Transfers from leagues higher than us.
Immediate impact + Experience hasn’t hurt anyone (I think lol)

If we can become a destination for grad transfers (instead of a source) that would be very intriguing.

Really happy that we kept Weber- maintaining a local recruiting network here in NY is crucial. It's also helpful that Geno's son is the coach at Harborfields which may come in very helpful.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: VA_Seawolf on March 31, 2019, 05:39:35 pm
Can someone update us on SB Basketball transfers at this time. Did Corry long leave the program. What about Moor and Yeboah..

http://www.verbalcommits.com/transfers/2019

Long transferring (TBD school), Akwasi registered on transfer portal but is 50/50 currently, no indications at all that Moor is leaving as far as I know.

Long is out? I guess he didn't see a path to much playing time? Still sucks to lose some depth. he was serviceable when we needed him to be. I'd expect Yeboah to leave.

Beating a long dead horse here, but as long as we're in the AE, we'll always be a stepping stone for coaches and players. It's really hard to hang on to guys in a low major league like this.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Green Baron on April 01, 2019, 07:13:53 pm
Long’s official statement:

https://twitter.com/corry_long/status/1112843138018824199?s=21
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on April 02, 2019, 10:26:33 am
Long is going to have a good last 2 years. Best of luck to him going forward.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on April 03, 2019, 07:33:03 am
SBU just received a verbal commitment from Mouhamadou Gueye.  He's a 6'10" JUCO transfer out of Monroe College with 2 years to play with the Seawolves.  He seems to be in the vein of Otchere, but somewhat more offensively skilled.   This one caught me by surprise, as I thought for sure we'd target a PG, of which there were several quality offers out.

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Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on April 03, 2019, 07:55:21 am
SBU just received a verbal commitment from Mouhamadou Gueye.  He's a 6'10" JUCO transfer out of Monroe College with 2 years to play with the Seawolves.  He seems to be in the vein of Otchere, but somewhat more offensively skilled.   This one caught me by surprise, as I thought for sure we'd target a PG, of which there were several quality offers out.

gueye&&view=detail&mid=B06678FC57B7CB121A11B06678FC57B7CB121A11&&FORM=VRDGARveral

Wow, interesting.  Are we talking Twin Towers up-front now?
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 03, 2019, 08:51:55 am
pronunciation?  is it "guy-A"?
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on April 03, 2019, 09:21:53 am
I had posted about Gueye back in the fall. His handle is shockingly tight for someone his size. I generally fall in the camp that our 6' 9" players should be playing with their backs to the basket, but he's interesting. Also think his length (+Otchere, Olaniyi, Moor, etc.) will be a nightmare for opposing teams.

High upside addition. I like it.

highlights in the tweet below:

https://twitter.com/intrmo/status/1108489674912354304
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: VA_Seawolf on April 03, 2019, 10:44:59 am
I like it. Probably means Christie gets cut though. Nothing against him personally, but I can't exactly say I'm sad about that development. Still need a PG though.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: iBOsbu on April 03, 2019, 10:45:49 am
SBU just received a verbal commitment from Mouhamadou Gueye.  He's a 6'10" JUCO transfer out of Monroe College with 2 years to play with the Seawolves.  He seems to be in the vein of Otchere, but somewhat more offensively skilled.   This one caught me by surprise, as I thought for sure we'd target a PG, of which there were several quality offers out.

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I, too, thought PG will be a priority. But Gueye looks like a good talent. As others mentioned, we’ve got some length now... athletic too.

Per VC we still have one more roster spot left for 2019.. is that correct? Perhaps that spot for a PG.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on April 03, 2019, 11:01:11 am
SBU just received a verbal commitment from Mouhamadou Gueye.  He's a 6'10" JUCO transfer out of Monroe College with 2 years to play with the Seawolves.  He seems to be in the vein of Otchere, but somewhat more offensively skilled.   This one caught me by surprise, as I thought for sure we'd target a PG, of which there were several quality offers out.

gueye&&view=detail&mid=B06678FC57B7CB121A11B06678FC57B7CB121A11&&FORM=VRDGARveral

I, too, thought PG will be a priority. But Gueye looks like a good talent. As others mentioned, we’ve got some length now... athletic too.

Per VC we still have one more roster spot left for 2019.. is that correct? Perhaps that spot for a PG.

Well, Foreman for Cornish is a wash.  Hopefully, only 1 - for Corry Long transfer - and yes, hope it's a PG.  If Akwasi leaves, I would expect that to be filled with a corollary grad transfer inbound (again, PG please).
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on April 03, 2019, 02:01:11 pm
I believe Gueye is taking Long's scholarship. If Akwasi stays, the roster should be set for the 19-20 season.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Green Baron on April 03, 2019, 02:06:26 pm
Where does that leave Tyler Stephenson Moore, then? Doubt they’d carry around four bigs on the roster. Christie is likely getting the boot.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on April 03, 2019, 02:13:57 pm
Where does that leave Tyler Stephenson Moore, then? Doubt they’d carry around four bigs on the roster. Christie is likely getting the boot.

That begs the question - can they just release scholly guys like that?  Aren't these schollys for the duration of their academic career assuming that they stay academically eligible?
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 03, 2019, 02:30:40 pm
i think theyre 1 year contracts in all sports

with that said- most have an implicit understanding that it's a mutual commitment
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on April 03, 2019, 03:10:57 pm
Tyler Stephenson Moore has confirmed on twitter that he's still coming to Stony Brook.

I bet the coaching staff see Gueye as a wing (think Junior Saintel) rather than a big. I think Boals's philosophy was to play 1 pg, 3 wings, and 1 big. I think in that scheme both Corry Long and Gueye are wings. The bigs on the team are still Otchere, Christie, and Ochefu.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: VA_Seawolf on April 03, 2019, 07:36:37 pm
i think theyre 1 year contracts in all sports

with that said- most have an implicit understanding that it's a mutual commitment

Correct, athletically they're all one year deals. Whether or not the university chooses to give a cut player an academic scholarship for the remainder of their undergraduate career is up to them. As far as I understand most do not, although for a revenue sport like basketball it could be different.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Wolfie_MD on April 06, 2019, 02:41:15 pm
Just was browing VC and saw that Mouhamadou Gueye committed to SBU. Staten Island native, JuCo at Monroe College.

6'10, 205 lbs. Looks tall but lanky- can never have too many big guys. If you hit on one of them you're in good shape.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: SaltySeawolf on April 06, 2019, 05:46:58 pm
Monroe is one of the best JUCO's in the Northeast every single year.  They have good players.  I like this pickup.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on April 07, 2019, 06:29:31 am
Just was browing VC and saw that Mouhamadou Gueye committed to SBU. Staten Island native, JuCo at Monroe College.

6'10, 205 lbs. Looks tall but lanky- can never have too many big guys. If you hit on one of them you're in good shape.

He averages about 10 points and 25 minutes a game and is a good defender. Sorta reminds me of Ochere, except he can score points.. Lets see how he performs against better competition. He will attempt to shoot from the perimeter and occasionally makes a three.

https://www.monroecollegemustangs.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5401
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Checkmate on April 09, 2019, 04:07:31 pm
Frankie Policelli, who had us on his radar out of high school, has entered the transfer portal. He played marginal minutes at Dayton this year. It's worth noting that he played high school ball alongside SBU commit Tyler Stephenson-Moore. I didn't love Policelli's game based on the limited video that I watched, but others who know a lot more than I do did.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on April 10, 2019, 09:01:39 am
This is getting a little worrisome, and at the same time could be interesting:

In addition to Corry Long, Jules moor has announced he's transferring.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on April 10, 2019, 09:19:34 am
This is getting a little worrisome, and at the same time could be interesting:

In addition to Corry Long, Jules moor has announced he's transferring.

Certainly not good news.  I noticed during the USF playoff game, that Geno pulled Moor out of the game for a questionable play that Moor made (forget the exact play), and Geno talked to him on bench, and Moor totally ignored him.  I sensed poor body language at that moment on the part of Moor.  He's very athletic, a solid defender, but was given too much latitude for taking outside shots, IMO.  I don't think he's a big time player, so not sure what sitting a year out will do for him in the long-term.  Nonetheless, this is a much more serious loss than Long, and hope that this doesn't push Akwasi out the door.

Also, wasn't he recruited by the coach that went with Boals to OU, and not Weber?
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on April 10, 2019, 09:53:27 am
This is getting a little worrisome, and at the same time could be interesting:

In addition to Corry Long, Jules moor has announced he's transferring.

Wow! This Basketball team is in a total rebuilding mode. Not looking good for years to come if you ask me.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 10, 2019, 10:04:18 am
you could look at it that way, or you could look at it like this- after an arguably good season, this team lost to a perennial doormat in the tournament at home.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Tml on April 10, 2019, 10:08:09 am
We'll see. You may be right, but Long wasn't exactly lighting it up after two years.  Moor was better than I expected but he didn't set the world on fire either.  They're the type of players who can be replaced.  Yeboah OTOH . . . .
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: GoSeawolves on April 10, 2019, 10:29:57 am
Moore was a good defender poor shot taker. I can remember many times questioning his shot taking decisions (I know he is a freshman). Good luck to him, not a big loss hopefully we can get a good point guard now.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on April 10, 2019, 01:37:12 pm
It's a bummer to lose both Long and Moor. Losing one or the other doesn't really bother me as they seem kind of interchangeable, but both is tough. This opens up a big opportunity for Hassan Ceesay or Tyler Stephenson Moore next year. We didn't get to see much of Ceesay. He's only two years removed from a patella tendon tear at the end of his junior year in high school. Still think he's pretty intriguing. I suspect Tyler Stephenson Moore is going to look a lot like Long/Moor but with more consisten 3pt shooting.

I guess what I'm saying is, this team has plenty of wings. Hopefully these transfers won't hurt too much.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on April 10, 2019, 02:18:17 pm
I know Foreman is reported to be very good, and based upon what's been said to date about him, I'm really looking forward to seeing him take over the PG position next season.  That said, even though I'm not as negative as some about McKenzie, he's clearly not the quick, slashing guard that fits with faster style of play that Coach Ford alluded to at the press conference--and I truly believe that having a second high caliber PG would be extremely beneficial

There are now two open slots for next year (hoping that Yeboah doesn't make it three).  The Seawolves have offers out for several excellent PGs.  So, I'm hoping they can nab at least one of them!!
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: VA_Seawolf on April 10, 2019, 02:31:51 pm
Moor played some good minutes when we had him in. Losing him now may indicate something brewing there in the locker room? Butting heads with Ford? In any case he's a player I'd have loved to hang on to.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Checkmate on April 10, 2019, 03:20:33 pm
I liked Moor's energy, toughness and defensive intensity. Offensively, he was one of those guys who would decide he was going to shoot it 20 feet from the basket, whether it was an open lane or three people standing in front of him. If Ford was going to play up-tempo, I thought that he and Long would fit in nicely, but they have other plans.

I wouldn't read too much into his departure. It happens so often with coaching changes, and there are hundreds and hundreds of players in the transfer portal – something like two per D-I school. We're not far from the average. In addition to Gueye, I expect we'll have at least one other juco on the roster this fall.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Tml on April 10, 2019, 04:02:57 pm
VC has 566 transfers so far.  There are 351 D1 schools. So two transfers is a little above average.

Vermont lost a 3 star recruit from last year's team.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: iBOsbu on April 10, 2019, 05:02:20 pm
It seems consensus is Moor had decision making issues and took questionable shots.. but lets not forget he had the best sharpshooting percentage.. 3PT% of 0.417 (10 of 24 attempted for the season.. albeit very low number of attempts).

I really hope we can find a good PG in the via transfer or Juco. If no more departure, I feel good about going forward to next season with the solid core we already have.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Checkmate on April 11, 2019, 10:11:29 am
Again checking Twitter, Moor has recently followed coaches at Arkansas Tech, Southern New Hampshire, Central Washington, Lindenwood, Drury, Northwest Missouri State, and the lone D-I, IUPUI. Many, many D-IIs and jucos have begun following him. I do think he's a D-I talent, but it looks like he's not wanting to sit a year, and I don't blame him.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on April 11, 2019, 10:25:54 am
Again checking Twitter, Moor has recently followed coaches at Arkansas Tech, Southern New Hampshire, Central Washington, Lindenwood, Drury, Northwest Missouri State, and the lone D-I, IUPUI. Many, many D-IIs and jucos have begun following him. I do think he's a D-I talent, but it looks like he's not wanting to sit a year, and I don't blame him.

So why would he leave a D1 school, where I'm sure he'd get more minutes than this past season, unless it's a coaching personality clash?  Or maybe it's his grades?  He's probably only going to get a 1/2 scholarship at best going to a D2 school, right?

Remember he played for a prep school for a year before coming to SBU, so sitting a year also doesn't make a lot of sense.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Green Baron on April 11, 2019, 08:40:40 pm
That comment about the CBI game was interesting... I remember @ Ford's press conference, Heilbron told the players that Ford's coaching would be "a little more tougher than you're used to", perhaps a nod that he knew Boals was a bit too lax on his players.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: ThegreatK on April 12, 2019, 09:04:19 am
I’m not so sure Boals was too Lax. I will say Ford and Boals are different from each other. You’d expect Ford to be a Tough SOB, he’s the son of a coach and at 5’7 he was a tremendous player in his hey day. 5’7 dynamic players are typically feisty human beings to begin with. But Ford isn’t off the rails and can be seen as “cool” by players as well. I expect our toughness and pressure we give to go up.

Mahamadou Gueye is a hell of a landing for us. 6’10 guys with his ball handling skills just don’t come to the AE. Kid can create a good shot for himself from anywhere on the floor, add the fact he can space it with the 3 and he’s another rim protector.  Geno Ford recruited him himself.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Tml on April 12, 2019, 03:35:47 pm

Mahamadou Gueye is a hell of a landing for us. 6’10 guys with his ball handling skills just don’t come to the AE. Kid can create a good shot for himself from anywhere on the floor, add the fact he can space it with the 3 and he’s another rim protector.  Geno Ford recruited him himself.

He looks like has a serious, smooth handle and can take it to the rack.  I can live with that.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: steveoh on April 15, 2019, 11:56:42 am
Not sure if I'm reading too much into tea leaves, but Bryan Weber just sent this text out from Vandalia, OH, which is right near Dayton, who just gave Frankie Policelli his transfer release, who was a big target of ours when he was at LuHi.

Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on April 15, 2019, 12:20:13 pm
Not sure if I'm reading too much into tea leaves, but Bryan Weber just sent this text out from Vandalia, OH, which is right near Dayton, who just gave Frankie Policelli his transfer release, who was a big target of ours when he was at LuHi.

You certainly may be right.  Looks like Weber is a recruiting Wunderkid, so obviously his tweet signifies something big.  Policelli would need to sit out 1 year, of course, per transfer rules.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 15, 2019, 12:23:27 pm
great investigative efforts!  :D
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Tml on April 15, 2019, 12:48:02 pm
Not sure if I'm reading too much into tea leaves, but Bryan Weber just sent this text out from Vandalia, OH, which is right near Dayton, who just gave Frankie Policelli his transfer release, who was a big target of ours when he was at LuHi.

Look at the tweet two hours before the one you cited.  It's from Dayton, OH.  Good spy work!
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on April 15, 2019, 12:56:10 pm
You guys missed your calling as super sleuth Detectives!   Now if we can somehow bug the SBU Coaches' offices, we'll be ahead of the curve on news!
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 15, 2019, 01:10:19 pm
i know VC isnt the bible- but realistically, we are covered on 4 and 5.  garcia (flex 4?) and ola can run 3.

we have a 2 in latimer (backup?).  TSM is listed at 2 (accurate?).  ceesay and foreman are listed at 1. 

policelli is listed at 3 but perhaps is a big in the AE?  swing?

what do we think, where are the gaps?
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Tml on April 16, 2019, 08:41:16 am
If Ford runs the same system, which I viewed as a 1-3-1: a PG, three wings and a Big.  Otchere is the Big and I suspect Foreman (maybe Ceesay?) is the PG.  A great PG would accelerate this offense.  You always need wings in this system so Policelli could slide in to one of the three slots or come off the bench, depending on need and performance. 

Others here are more knowledgeable than me so they may have better answers. 
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 16, 2019, 09:09:04 am
that is what i noticed as well- 131, with lots of swing 3s or "wings".

i will also defer to our experts...  ;)
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on April 16, 2019, 09:11:49 am
Assuming Policelli comes to SBU, he'd have to sit out a year, no?  He played in 20 games at Dayton this past year.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on April 17, 2019, 10:52:31 am
A teaser just sent from SBU MBB Twitter account:

@StonyBrookMBB
Who's 🖊 on the dotted line to play in front of the best fans next season? Stay tuned...

So, maybe this is Policelli, and maybe he got a hardship waiver to play next season?????
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on April 17, 2019, 12:10:46 pm
I think it's going to be Tyler Stephenson Moore and Mouhamadou Gueye. I'd love for a surprise or two though
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on April 17, 2019, 01:25:34 pm
"I think it's going to be Tyler Stephenson Moore and Mouhamadou Gueye. I'd love for a surprise or two though"

Even if Yeboah ends up staying at SBU, that would mean that a scholly would be left on the table.  I doubt that will happen.  There's got to be one more commit in the offing, don't you think?
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Tml on April 17, 2019, 04:06:45 pm
I think it's going to be Tyler Stephenson Moore and Mouhamadou Gueye. I'd love for a surprise or two though

You're right.  It's Moore.

https://twitter.com/StonyBrookMBB/status/1118591977115791360
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on April 18, 2019, 09:54:10 am
I'm really high on Tyler Stephenson Moore. I'll be surprised if he's not on the all rookie team next season.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Tml on April 19, 2019, 06:11:35 am
I'm really high on Tyler Stephenson Moore. I'll be surprised if he's not on the all rookie team next season.

That’s really interesting.  I see more from Gueye but I’m just watching both on YouTube highlight film.  Why are you high on Moore?  He looks a bit slow to me.  I’d love to be wrong!
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on April 19, 2019, 10:23:31 am
I'm really high on Tyler Stephenson Moore. I'll be surprised if he's not on the all rookie team next season.

That’s really interesting.  I see more from Gueye but I’m just watching both on YouTube highlight film.  Why are you high on Moore?  He looks a bit slow to me.  I’d love to be wrong!

I'm very intrigued by Gueye, but I'm guessing he's going to need a season of grooming at the D1 level.

I see Moore as a cross between Olaniyi and Latimer. I actually think he looks really athletic; Look at how easily he gets above the rim. Offensively I don't expect much off the dribble, but I think he'll come in and be solid 3 and D guy right away.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on April 23, 2019, 11:39:23 am
Bryan Weber follows and liked this tweet from Nic Thomas 6' 2" guard from Norfolk St. who averaged 14 pts per game for Norfolk State last year. It's nice to get guys who have proven they can produce at the D1 level.

https://twitter.com/PFJNicT/status/1120481467837177888
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on April 23, 2019, 11:51:49 am
Bryan Weber follows and liked this tweet from Nic Thomas 6' 2" guard from Norfolk St. who averaged 14 pts per game for Norfolk State last year. It's nice to get guys who have proven they can produce at the D1 level.

https://twitter.com/PFJNicT/status/1120481467837177888

I can't reveal source, but heard very reliably that Akwasi is not coming back.  Unknown if he's transferring or going pro.  Given this and the departure of Long and Moor, and the signings of 2 new recruits, that should leave us with 2 schollys for upcoming season.  Personally, I'd load up on 2 Grad transfers; there's enough of them out there.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on April 23, 2019, 01:25:26 pm
I can't reveal source, but heard very reliably that Akwasi is not coming back.  Unknown if he's transferring or going pro.  Given this and the departure of Long and Moor, and the signings of 2 new recruits, that should leave us with 2 schollys for upcoming season.  Personally, I'd load up on 2 Grad transfers; there's enough of them out there.

Huge bummer. Was hoping no word this far into the process was a good sign regarding Yeboah.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on April 24, 2019, 01:02:08 pm
Further to yesterday's discussion, looks like Akwasi is going the transfer route, as opposed to going pro, per several Twitter posts today:

"Stony Brook transfer Akwasi Yeboah (16.7 ppg, 7.7 rpg) has already visited Rutgers, and told @Stadium he will head to both SMU and TCU this week. Also considering Marquette, Clemson and Arkansas."
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Green Baron on April 24, 2019, 02:37:50 pm
This makes Vermont losing Lamb even more crucial
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: VA_Seawolf on April 25, 2019, 12:22:28 am
This makes Vermont losing Lamb even more crucial

Pray he at the very least winds up in an NBA camp somewhere. He's good enough to get taken in the 2nd round though. Dude was top 5 scoring in the country IIRC and basically carried Vermont.

Further to yesterday's discussion, looks like Akwasi is going the transfer route, as opposed to going pro, per several Twitter posts today:

"Stony Brook transfer Akwasi Yeboah (16.7 ppg, 7.7 rpg) has already visited Rutgers, and told @Stadium he will head to both SMU and TCU this week. Also considering Marquette, Clemson and Arkansas."

All good opportunities to prove himself, but I'm really wondering why Clemson and Arkansas of all places are on the list. Oh well. Best of luck to him.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Checkmate on April 25, 2019, 10:08:47 am
This makes Vermont losing Lamb even more crucial

Pray he at the very least winds up in an NBA camp somewhere. He's good enough to get taken in the 2nd round though. Dude was top 5 scoring in the country IIRC and basically carried Vermont.

Further to yesterday's discussion, looks like Akwasi is going the transfer route, as opposed to going pro, per several Twitter posts today:

"Stony Brook transfer Akwasi Yeboah (16.7 ppg, 7.7 rpg) has already visited Rutgers, and told @Stadium he will head to both SMU and TCU this week. Also considering Marquette, Clemson and Arkansas."

All good opportunities to prove himself, but I'm really wondering why Clemson and Arkansas of all places are on the list. Oh well. Best of luck to him.

Because they expressed interest? And because it’s the ACC and SEC?

Clemson loses four of their five starters from this past year, including their top three scorers. They’re probably looking for immediate help.


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Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on May 02, 2019, 01:14:30 pm
Now, Yeboah's officially gone.  Is the rest of this board as surprised as I am that Coach Ford hasn't more aggressively gone after filling the remaining two spots open on the roster?  It seems like recruits are sprinting off the transfer list by the droves and selecting their landing spots, but little action from the Seawolves!!  There were also a slew of 2019 HS recruits that had been offered, but they too are peeling off at a rapid pace.  What's the scoop?
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on May 02, 2019, 01:44:12 pm
Now, Yeboah's officially gone.  Is the rest of this board as surprised as I am that Coach Ford hasn't more aggressively gone after filling the remaining two spots open on the roster?  It seems like recruits are sprinting off the transfer list by the droves and selecting their landing spots, but little action from the Seawolves!!  There were also a slew of 2019 HS recruits that had been offered, but they too are peeling off at a rapid pace.  What's the scoop?

Although we knew a week ago that Akwasi wasn't coming back, perhaps Ford was holding out for a change of heart.  But, with Moor and Long goners for weeks now, I share your sentiment.  2 scholly's open now, by my count.  Heilbron put faith in Ford, and now Ford has to deliver.  I'm not blaming Ford for the Akwasi, Moor, and Long transfers, but he certainly needed to be hedging his bets with these transfers happening.  I too, am wondering what's going on, with VC tweeting by the boatload on a daily basis.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: ThegreatK on May 03, 2019, 10:23:05 am
Weber and Ford have been very active on the recruiting front.

 
Tavin Pierre - a Boston U Decommit
Is on a visit right now. We had an official with Frankie Pollicelli a week or 2 ago and it’s looking good.
We are bringing Gavin Bizeau a 6’11 skilled forward on campus next week from Duquesne. (Duquesne coaches are idiots for letting a kid this big and this skilled walk out the door). He’d have to sit one and play 3 years.

If Ford lands 2 of these 3, you’ve got major fire power going into the 20-21 season with the entire Squad from this upcoming season returning. We don’t need any one for this season. Getting 2 steals on the transfer market in the AE can ensure your roster never has a dip in talent. Never to be forgotten is what UMBC was able to do mainly because they got their hands on the RIGHT TYPE of A10 transfer. 
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on May 03, 2019, 12:42:29 pm
Weber and Ford have been very active on the recruiting front.

 
Tavin Pierre - a Boston U Decommit
Is on a visit right now. We had an official with Frankie Pollicelli a week or 2 ago and it’s looking good.
We are bringing Gavin Bizeau a 6’11 skilled forward on campus next week from Duquesne. (Duquesne coaches are idiots for letting a kid this big and this skilled walk out the door). He’d have to sit one and play 3 years.

If Ford lands 2 of these 3, you’ve got major fire power going into the 20-21 season with the entire Squad from this upcoming season returning. We don’t need any one for this season. Getting 2 steals on the transfer market in the AE can ensure your roster never has a dip in talent. Never to be forgotten is what UMBC was able to do mainly because they got their hands on the RIGHT TYPE of A10 transfer.

Thank you for the update!

As I see it, we lost Yeboah/Moor/Long/Cornish and have we have added Gueye/Stephenson-Moore, definitely a net minus, not in terms of body count, but overall talent, and I certainly mean no disrespect to the 2 new signees.  Hard to replace a 17/8 guy, who was your main stud.

I hope Tavin Pierre joins us, but i'd like to see us active in the Transfer pool this year, to complement our core.  We may be dealing with Garcia leaving next year, if he has a solid year upcoming.

Policelli would need to sit a year as well, no?
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on May 03, 2019, 02:43:14 pm
Thanks for updates TheGreatK! Any word on how the coaching staff is filling out? Can we start an campaign to bring you on or can we not afford you?
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Checkmate on May 03, 2019, 04:01:59 pm
Weber and Ford have been very active on the recruiting front.

 
Tavin Pierre - a Boston U Decommit
Is on a visit right now. We had an official with Frankie Pollicelli a week or 2 ago and it’s looking good.
We are bringing Gavin Bizeau a 6’11 skilled forward on campus next week from Duquesne. (Duquesne coaches are idiots for letting a kid this big and this skilled walk out the door). He’d have to sit one and play 3 years.

If Ford lands 2 of these 3, you’ve got major fire power going into the 20-21 season with the entire Squad from this upcoming season returning. We don’t need any one for this season. Getting 2 steals on the transfer market in the AE can ensure your roster never has a dip in talent. Never to be forgotten is what UMBC was able to do mainly because they got their hands on the RIGHT TYPE of A10 transfer.

Thank you for the update!

As I see it, we lost Yeboah/Moor/Long/Cornish and have we have added Gueye/Stephenson-Moore, definitely a net minus, not in terms of body count, but overall talent, and I certainly mean no disrespect to the 2 new signees.  Hard to replace a 17/8 guy, who was your main stud.

I hope Tavin Pierre joins us, but i'd like to see us active in the Transfer pool this year, to complement our core.  We may be dealing with Garcia leaving next year, if he has a solid year upcoming.

Policelli would need to sit a year as well, no?

Hadn't thought about that. Maybe he ends up at Rutgers also.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: ThegreatK on May 04, 2019, 09:54:28 am
@Sbufan fantastic sense of Humor 😂.

As for Policilli being eligible next season if he were to come to Stony, I’m not sure if he has a reason for a waiver. I don’t want to speculate. I don’t have that intel. This big kid from Duquesne looks like a 2 time all conference 1st teamer if he pulls the trigger. Stony would go from one AE Unicorn(Defensively) in the middle to another Unicorn(Offensively).
Pierre would be another good get and would be able to impact the game as a Frosh in some capacity.
Yes Yeboah is a big loss and Moor isn’t a slouch either but I think player development is being undervalued here.
We still return A Lion’s share of our production. Those guys will be better. Remember how much better Cornish was from Junior to Senior year. These guys have more talent than he did.
And Gueye is a still of the same caliber a Lattimer or Otchere was. Direct quote from Big Jeff “He could be like Pascal Siakam for us. He’s almost my size but makes 3’s off the dribble and DHO’s.”
Not to mention Gueye also Protects the rim.
We can peg Foreman in for Double Digits In points. If Big Jeff can play 30 minutes a game he simply walks into double figures and keeps a lid on the rim for a longer period of time. According to the staff he’s been great in workouts. We will certainly be fine. Through improvement and additions there will be no drop off.
Not sure how the staff is being filled out, I know Ford had interest in a local HS/AAU coach but I believe that cooled down. Would of been a good marriage for both parties in my opinion.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Green Baron on May 06, 2019, 01:26:32 am
Tavin Pierre commits

https://twitter.com/tpierrephilippe/status/1125224719274389504?s=21
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 06, 2019, 12:00:23 pm
this says he had interest from okla state, uconn, st. bon's. https://n.rivals.com/content/prospects/2019/tavin-pierre-philippe-208545

Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on May 06, 2019, 12:49:02 pm
I believe that his only other offer was from Boston University.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Redwyn on May 06, 2019, 07:41:24 pm
I believe that his only other offer was from Boston University.

Rivals says Oklahoma State offered too
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on May 06, 2019, 09:21:32 pm
I believe that his only other offer was from Boston University.

Rivals says Oklahoma State offered too

It looks like Oklahoma State offered back when he was sophomore. Seems his recruitment slowed down a bit since and doubt that was still on the table.

I like him. Good size and skill. Looks a little stiff for lack of a better word, but still gets above the rim with ease. I think he could be a nice pieice.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on May 06, 2019, 09:22:50 pm
and Coach Weber just tweeted this out "Fired up!!!! The Seawolves JUST GOT BETTER!! Big time 24 hours....time to work!!"
https://twitter.com/Coach_Weber/status/1125546455043907586

I'm guessing they landed one of the two transfers.

Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on May 06, 2019, 10:59:27 pm
All good, but still concerned about starting  PG for this upcoming season. Is Foreman making the transition over from SG? If not, are we putting it in the hands of one of our 2 freshman recruits?
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on May 07, 2019, 02:55:03 pm
Rivals lists Tavin Pierre Philippe as a PG, so I'm breathing a little easier.

Also, Dan Rickard just named as a Ford Assistant, along with Randal Holt, Kent State Men's Basketball: Director of Player Development. who played for Ford at Kent State. And Bryan Weber named Associate Head Coach (we knew that one already).

https://stonybrookathletics.com/news/2019/5/6/stony-brook-assistants-set-as-weber-promoted-rickard-returns.aspx
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Tml on May 07, 2019, 03:13:41 pm
Thanks for updates TheGreatK! Any word on how the coaching staff is filling out? Can we start an campaign to bring you on or can we not afford you?

https://stonybrookathletics.com/news/2019/5/6/stony-brook-assistants-set-as-weber-promoted-rickard-returns.aspx
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Green Baron on May 08, 2019, 03:22:23 pm
Frank Policelli commits

https://twitter.com/frankpolicelli/status/1126198787108634624?s=21
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 08, 2019, 03:30:09 pm
nice!!!
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on May 08, 2019, 03:32:57 pm
Frank Policelli commits

https://twitter.com/frankpolicelli/status/1126198787108634624?s=21

Great! Nice get.  So the big question is ->  Did he get a waiver or is he sitting 1 year (as it would be appear)?
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: ThegreatK on May 08, 2019, 03:51:34 pm
Looks like Ford and Weber sealed the deal on a couple good one’s. Id kind to know if Frankie is immediately eligible or not.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on May 08, 2019, 04:15:45 pm
Looks like Ford and Weber sealed the deal on a couple good one’s. Id kind to know if Frankie is immediately eligible or not.

According to the following Twitter post (has large following), he has to sit out 1 year, and has 3 years of eligibility left:


Dave's Joint
‏ @daves_joint
21m21 minutes ago

Congrats to our alum, Frankie Policelli, on his commitment to ⁦@StonyBrookMBB⁩! He will have to sit out next season after spending his freshman season at ⁦@DaytonMBB⁩, but will have three more years of eligibility remaining, starting in 2020-21.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 08, 2019, 04:50:46 pm
am i correct then to say that he is the first commitment in that class (because he has to sit out 2019-2020)?

Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on May 08, 2019, 04:58:39 pm
Yes, CoB, looking at recruit list for 2020, he appears to be the first.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 08, 2019, 05:05:31 pm
good, because his second season we'll need a 6'7'' forward.  looking at who we are losing, that is...
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: steveoh on May 08, 2019, 05:15:01 pm
Policelli's a great get, isn't he?

Three star guy, LI Lutheran alum, Dayton signee. Also offered last year by Cincinnati, Illinois, Maryland, Rutgers, Washington, Texas Tech and more.

This sounds HUGE.

I figured we'd be more excited.

(I'm not worried about his year at Dayton. I have a bunch of friends who went there, and they said he needed a redshirt year to get bigger - and that was the plan until injuries happened).
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on May 08, 2019, 05:28:48 pm
This is very exciting. Looks like the list of schools courting him now though, took a backseat to the schools that offered him out of high school. SBU allegedly competed against Albany, Manhattan, Quinnipeac, Siena, Hofstra, and Colgate. May have been due to minuscule #’s/injuries while at Dayton.

Either way, a real nice get.
Title: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Checkmate on May 13, 2019, 09:34:35 pm
Vermont with another big signing from the transfer pool - 6’8” Duncan Demuth from Oklahoma State. This comes a week after they snatched grad transfer Daniel Giddens from Alabama. These guys don’t have big numbers behind them, but they’re big boys who were three stars or better out of HS.

Here’s a look at Demuth, who we will see three years of.

https://youtu.be/c-uHEXTpXQ0


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Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on May 14, 2019, 02:24:25 am
Vermont with another big signing from the transfer pool - 6’8” Duncan Demuth from Oklahoma State. This comes a week after they snatched grad transfer Daniel Giddens from Alabama. These guys don’t have big numbers behind them, but they’re big boys who were three stars or better out of HS.

Here’s a look at Demuth, who we will see three years of.

https://youtu.be/c-uHEXTpXQ0


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When it comes to Basketball Vermont knows how to recruit and win the big games. They will be a force to contend with for years to come. SB needs to take some notes. Transfers, kids out of HS want to play in the NCAA.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on May 14, 2019, 01:39:13 pm
Is it me, or does it sound like Policelli is eligible for this upcoming season?

https://stonybrookathletics.com/news/2019/5/14/mens-basketball-policelli-becomes-fourth-signee-to-class-of-2019.aspx
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Hammertime on May 14, 2019, 02:31:53 pm
Is it me, or does it sound like Policelli is eligible for this upcoming season?

https://stonybrookathletics.com/news/2019/5/14/mens-basketball-policelli-becomes-fourth-signee-to-class-of-2019.aspx

I cant find anything there that says he will play this up and coming season
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on May 14, 2019, 02:43:22 pm
Is it me, or does it sound like Policelli is eligible for this upcoming season?

https://stonybrookathletics.com/news/2019/5/14/mens-basketball-policelli-becomes-fourth-signee-to-class-of-2019.aspx

I cant find anything there that says he will play this up and coming season

Funny, I read the article and don't see anything that says that he won't play in 2019.  They're calling him a recruit for 2019 class.  No mention of sitting upcoming year. The transfer rules are pretty clear though - he played in 20 games last year, so he should be sitting.  He had few minutes though - so maybe he got a waiver somehow?
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on May 14, 2019, 04:50:05 pm
It's possible he's applying for a hardship waiver, but I believe his family lives in the syracuse area. If that's the case, it's hard to believe it will go through
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Wolfie_MD on May 14, 2019, 08:01:32 pm
The NCAA has been more forgiving with those waivers- he did play for LuHi so maybe they can make an argument about him being closer to his old coaches? Anyway I have penciled him in for 2020.

Regarding those UVM transfers, I wouldn't sweat it too much. Giddens was super highly touted out of high school but has not done much at the college level. He's physically gifted but there's a reason he's coming to the America East- a nice get for them though that will help them absorb the loss of Lamb.

I think the guys we have building give us the core of a very good team for the next two years. 2020 will be hopefully the year where we are America East favorites again.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: ThegreatK on May 14, 2019, 09:47:08 pm
Frankie is up to 6’9 in height and has packed on muscle mass. He’s better than the kid we remember at Luhi plain and simple. Dayton had guys ahead of him who deserved to be (1 being an NBA prospect). Not the same log jam here.
Yes, he will be attempting to get a waiver for immediate eligibility. Feeling I get from those that should know is this isn’t a Hail Mary attempt.


Those Vermont Transfers are very good gets.
Giddens was a flat out Monster in HS. Was once rated as a top 15 prospect nationally in his graduating class. Pegged as a 5 star kid half of his HS career. His skills and feel never caught up to his size and athleticism and other premier bigs passed him during his grassroots/HS days. He obviously didn’t have major impact at the High Major D1 level either but here he should be very reliable. Giddens is a terrific locker room kid as well. I’d peg him in about 8 and 8 with 2 blocks per.

Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: OldSeawolf on May 15, 2019, 08:36:23 am
Thanks Checkmate and theGreatK for keeping us in the loop.

I'm certainly no expert on NCAA transfer rules, but having read through them, on the surface it would appear that Policelli needs to sit for one year.  Given yesterday's announcement, it is clear that SBU has something up its sleeve, to get him to play this upcoming season.  I really hope that happens, as it will certainly lessen the blow of losing Yeboah.

Listening to Bilas last night on the NBA selection ordering, he really believes that this year's draft (aside from Zion) will be of less caliber than previous years.  His comment that there will be a lot of 1st rounders that would normally be 2nd round picks, bodes well for Lamb, I would think.  He may sneak in there as a late 2nd rounder.  And if that's the case, Giddens becomes a really important pickup for Vermont.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: Tml on May 15, 2019, 11:08:44 am
So how good is this guy Giddens really?  He sat on the bench for a mediocre Alabama team that was blown out by Northeastern.  In his third year, he never played more than 16 minutes in a game and he only got into 14 games out of the 34 that Alabama played.  I'm sure he'll contribute, but I would caution against overrating him.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbufan on May 15, 2019, 11:14:05 am
So how good is this guy Giddens really?  He sat on the bench for a mediocre Alabama team that was blown out by Northeastern.  In his third year, he never played more than 16 minutes in a game and he only got into 14 games out of the 34 that Alabama played.  I'm sure he'll contribute, but I would caution against overrating him.

He's also four years into his college career and still has a higher fouls called per 40 minutes rate than big Jeff, 7.7  to 6.6 for Otchere.

I do think he'll be good though. It almost seems like Vermont is trying to keep up with Stony Brook with our athletic bigs in Otchere and Gueye.
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: sbugold on May 15, 2019, 11:49:33 am
If they're trying to keep up with the Seawolves, I think they're doing a pretty good job of it so far.  Don't forget about the Oklahoma State transfer (DeMuth)!!  He's apparently a scorer and an excellent get for the Catamounts, not to mention he'll have 3 years to play!
Title: Re: 2019 Recruiting
Post by: SaltySeawolf on May 15, 2019, 08:22:17 pm
The good news is only five play at a time and there is only one ball in play.