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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Looking ahead to 2018-19
« on: August 01, 2018, 09:48:47 am »
It is impossible to not like Elijah Olaniyi. How could you?

https://cbbtoday.com/mens/stony-brook-seawolves-elijah-olaniyi-renaissance-man/

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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Seawolves in the pros
« on: July 31, 2018, 12:21:45 pm »
Added Sturdivant and Petras.

Also, this is a horrifying read about McAlister, although it's good to see that he's back on his feet: https://www.fullcourt.dk/internationalt/the-day-that-changed-the-life-of-eric-mcalister/

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SBU Men's Basketball / 2018-19 schedule
« on: July 13, 2018, 06:29:00 pm »
I think if we didnít play who we did last year, weíd all be pretty psyched about this lineup of opponents. The PK 80 last year was a triple - canít say itís a homer because we coughed up the UConn and Ball State games. But those were four good games. This yearís HOF Tip-off slate isnít quite as fierce and we donít have Maryland in there but overall Iím pleased with the schedule. Two CAA teams here is nice.

All at-large talk needs to cease immediately.


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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: 2018-19 schedule
« on: July 12, 2018, 04:44:02 pm »
I'll be at the GW game, so that's nice, but we only play one power conference team in South Carolina. Last year we had Rutgers, Michigan State, Providence, and Maryland; we also had Uconn last year too. The Delaware game is nice, as is Northern Iowa even though that one is a road game. Overall, this schedule is nowhere near what it was last year and that's disappointing.

I think the scheduleís fine. Yeah, no top ten teams but the opponents are significant enough so that if we go into their place and win, thatís a big feather in our cap. Two A-10s, an SEC, two CAAs, a Missouri Valley and some northeast games ... not too shabby in my mind.



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SBU Men's Basketball / 2018-19 schedule
« on: July 12, 2018, 01:36:07 pm »
Itís out!

Home slate is OK with a couple of CAA opponents. Iím guessing we add an exhibition to get to 14 home games.

https://stonybrookathletics.com/schedule.aspx?schedule=333

Looks like the CAA home and home isnít happening. MAAC instead with Quinnipiac here and there.


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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: 2018-19 schedule
« on: July 05, 2018, 11:44:06 am »
December 8 road game at Brown confirmed.

https://t.co/MES6Fb0CRg

Nothing on the home ledger to this point. You figure one more road game with the unnamed CAA opponent and another at Hofstra. That should just about close out the non-con road docket.

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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Jameel Warney to the NBA!!!
« on: June 15, 2018, 06:39:03 am »
Oy. This conference bias narrative has to die.


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Do explain your reasoning. If SBWLax  isnt enough reason to think AE conference is weak, then i dont know what to say anymore.

As it pertains to Warney. NBA GMs could not care less where he went to college.

I am not disputing that the America East is weak.


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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Jameel Warney to the NBA!!!
« on: June 14, 2018, 02:52:47 pm »
Oy. This conference bias narrative has to die.


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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: 2019 Recruiting
« 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

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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: 2018-19 schedule
« on: June 08, 2018, 10:39:29 am »
As Seawolf97 mentioned, we are locked into a game at Rhode Island on November 24. Another nice test for us in the early going.

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

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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: 2019 Recruiting
« on: June 07, 2018, 06:55:51 am »
The grad transfer market was white hot this offseason. Akwasiís 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. Iím hoping it doesnít happen and I have no inside info but Iíd say itís 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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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: 2019 Recruiting
« 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

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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: 2018-19 schedule
« on: May 31, 2018, 09:25:07 pm »
We have done this before during the Pieckel era with Sacred Heart and I believe Marist one season .  His statement is a little confusing or is it a CAA Team or another team ?

I believe we are hosting a CAA team and also playing a same-season home-and-home with another team.


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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: 2018-19 schedule
« on: May 31, 2018, 10:15:55 am »
In Heilbron's blog, he mentioned the following ...

In addition, we will play a same-season home-and-home (just as we did with Columbia in 2014-15) and welcome a CAA opponent (other than Hofstra) to Island Federal Credit Union Arena in 2018-19.

Not wild about the home and home, but it is what it is. I like getting a CAA team in here. We have some recent history with Northeastern. No matter who it is, it's a nice W for the program and conference if we can get it.

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