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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: 2018 Recruiting
« on: May 15, 2018, 03:17:42 pm »
foreman officially signs.

so he sits a year, right?

Out for next season, in uniform for the next two.

SBU Men's Basketball / 2018-19 schedule
« on: May 15, 2018, 01:24:40 pm »
Boom! A couple good ones right off the bat!

11/6 at George Washington
11/9 at South Carolina
11/16-18 vs. Holy Cross (at Uncasville, CT)
11/16-18 vs. Norfolk State/Siena (at Uncasville, CT)

I have a feeling we will squeeze in a home game between South Carolina and Holy Cross.

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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Around the AE/country
« on: May 08, 2018, 12:23:40 pm »
Seriously, going to Nova to be a bench player at best? He’s not that good, imo, not sure what Jay Wright sees in him.
If he's "not that good" then going to the national champs, even as a bench player, is a great move on his part.

Worst case scenario, you can put him in a corner and he knocks down threes (46 percent last year). He might not start for them, but I can easily see him being part of the puzzle as a veteran presence who gives you 8-10 points a night off the bench. He's not flashy but he can help them.

SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Around the AE/country
« on: May 08, 2018, 11:03:25 am »
Joe Cremo going from Albany to defending national champion Villanova. Not a bad look for you, America East.

SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Seawolves in the pros
« on: May 07, 2018, 01:45:21 pm »
He balled out in the games he appeared in though. Why would he need to go all the way to China in order to play? Doesn't seem right.

It's just for the summer. WNBA players do it in their offseasons too.

SBU Men's Basketball / Re: 2018 Recruiting
« on: May 07, 2018, 10:00:50 am »
I just wonder if Boals is just going to sit on the scholarship until next season and not offer it to anyone.

Here's your answer:  Makale Forman has just committed to SBU.  He's a transfer UT Chatanooga, and will have to sit one to play 2 years,

Here's a little more background on Foreman.  Note the Hargrave ( by now a reliable SBU source) connection, which provides some insight into how Coach B. may have found this kid:

So even though he'll be sitting out, this is our last 2018-19 scholarship, correct?

I'm curious what else he brings to the table besides experience and shotmaking (both of which we'll take, mind you). On the surface, he doesn't appear to be a penetrator, playmaker or elite defender.

SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Seawolves in the pros
« on: May 07, 2018, 04:11:19 am »
Per his Instagram, Warney is playing in China this summer.

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If he signed here, I assume he would sit a year and thus would step in for the departed Cornish in the 19-20 campaign. It seems he’s more of a scoring guard than a distributor, so maybe his game mirrors UC’s. 199 of his 276 shot attempts this past year from three.

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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: 2018 Recruiting
« on: May 03, 2018, 11:21:54 am »
Ball, you know anything about this kid Brad Bundschuh from Gill St. Bernard's? I liked what I saw from him – good build, good athlete for a big guy, bangs inside, and can step out and shoot it. I know he's out with a concussion but seems like he has some ability.

Just as an update, Bundschuh is going to SMU – not sure if it's for hoops or not.

SBU Men's Basketball / Re: 2020 Recruiting
« on: May 02, 2018, 03:46:14 pm »
Worth noting: Zed Key from Brentwood has been picking up steam. We offered him, but he's since been offered by higher-end programs like Cincinnati, Saint Louis, UMass and today Pikiell/Rutgers.

SBU Men's Basketball / Re: 2020 Recruiting
« on: April 30, 2018, 02:50:06 pm »
We've made an offer to 2021 G/F Daniel Nixon, who's finishing up his ninth grade year at Eaglebrook School in Massachusetts. Projected as a high major according to Future 150.

Highlight reel from last summer ...

I read that Bryant offered Zion Cruz, a 2022 from NY. In other news this weekend, my son both learned how to ride a two-wheel bike and declared for the NBA draft.

SBU Men's Basketball / Re: 2019 Recruiting
« 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.

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.”

SBU Men's Basketball / Re: 2019 Recruiting
« 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 ...

SBU Men's Basketball / 2020 Recruiting
« on: April 25, 2018, 10:24:25 am »
We're 2 1/2 years from these guys showing up on campus, but recruiting is underway so off we go!

Current offers out on the following ...

Colin Smalls, G, St. Andrew's Episcopal (MD):

TJ Berger, G, Westtown (PA):

Will Soucie, G, Gill St. Bernard (NJ):

SBU Men's Basketball / Re: 2018 Recruiting
« on: April 24, 2018, 11:34:39 am »
Maybe we get a transfer with D1 experience. The new rules on transfers let them play right away . Just hoping .

The NCAA has discussed not having to sit a year, but at this point, anyone who transfers in from another four-year school would have to sit a year. Unless of course they've graduated, which is all the rage these days.

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