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Hammertime

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Re: 2019 Recruiting
« Reply #165 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

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Re: 2019 Recruiting
« Reply #166 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?
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Re: 2019 Recruiting
« Reply #167 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

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Re: 2019 Recruiting
« Reply #168 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.

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Re: 2019 Recruiting
« Reply #169 on: May 14, 2019, 09:47:08 pm »
Frankie is up to 6í9 in height and has packed on muscle mass. Heís 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 isnít 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 didnít 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. Iíd peg him in about 8 and 8 with 2 blocks per.

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Re: 2019 Recruiting
« Reply #170 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.
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Re: 2019 Recruiting
« Reply #171 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.

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Re: 2019 Recruiting
« Reply #172 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.

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Re: 2019 Recruiting
« Reply #173 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!

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Re: 2019 Recruiting
« Reply #174 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.