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Around the AE/country
« on: November 12, 2017, 08:57:47 pm »
Vermont/Kentucky came up in the Stony Brook/UConn thread. Everybody OK with this being a catch-all college hoops forum?
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Re: Around the AE/country
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 10:03:43 pm »
Ok by me .

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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 10:22:29 am »
Very happy that Ewing finally getting a head coaching job. Will be rooting for his success with the Hoyas. He paid the due and should have gotten a chance at NBA.. so many coaches are getting hired and fired.. he deserved a chance.

I initially thought Big East is going to suffer and struggle after breaking off. But the basketball only 10 small private schools have surprised me so far with sending half their teams to the dance. Nova even won a championship!
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 12:19:19 pm »
Early on, I look to see if there are any potential four-year starters who emerge at AE schools. Or even worse, four-year monsters like Lamb, who had 23 AND 9 for Vermont in his debut last year how'd he get out of the state?!?! Nobody made that kind of splash in the first few days, but I'm curious about this kid Stef Smith at Vermont. He played for the U17 Canadian National Team and is from the same high school as Trae Bell-Haynes (who I'll be glad to see graduate). Smith had 15 points and 3 steals in 14 minutes in UVM's exhibition against BU, and double-digit points in the other two exhibitions.

UVM is set up so well with Lamb as the centerpiece the next three years.
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 12:26:53 pm »
I wonder, if Lamb has a monster year, whether he will stay at Vermont for all 4 years. I won't be surprised if he transfers out to a high major.

I would also keep an eye on Becker. He was a hot candidate after 19-0 AE record. If he takes UVM to NCAA tourney again, my money is on him moving on to a higher profile job. And taking some of their talents with him perhaps.

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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 12:15:27 pm »
I wonder, if Lamb has a monster year, whether he will stay at Vermont for all 4 years. I won't be surprised if he transfers out to a high major.

I would also keep an eye on Becker. He was a hot candidate after 19-0 AE record. If he takes UVM to NCAA tourney again, my money is on him moving on to a higher profile job. And taking some of their talents with him perhaps.

Definitely possible. I'm glad that Warney never got lured away from here. Maine got ravaged by these kind of transfers a couple years ago and now Little (Colorado State) and Vann (VCU) left for bigger programs (Little, a Wyandanch kid, has since landed at UT Martin). Pikiell lost Nigel Johnson to UVa.

In other news, I think the writer is pretty green, but nevertheless, this was published on a site run by SI.

https://fansided.com/2017/11/13/5-things-learned-college-basketballs-opening-weekend/

"What is the ceiling for Kentucky? Even with all these issues, still the Final Four.

Strangely, that just so happens to be the same ceiling for Vermont."


Imagine that? An AE team in the Final Four?? Highly doubt it. Wishful thinking.
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 01:29:08 pm »
I wonder, if Lamb has a monster year, whether he will stay at Vermont for all 4 years. I won't be surprised if he transfers out to a high major.

I would also keep an eye on Becker. He was a hot candidate after 19-0 AE record. If he takes UVM to NCAA tourney again, my money is on him moving on to a higher profile job. And taking some of their talents with him perhaps.

Definitely possible. I'm glad that Warney never got lured away from here. Maine got ravaged by these kind of transfers a couple years ago and now Little (Colorado State) and Vann (VCU) left for bigger programs (Little, a Wyandanch kid, has since landed at UT Martin). Pikiell lost Nigel Johnson to UVa.

In other news, I think the writer is pretty green, but nevertheless, this was published on a site run by SI.

https://fansided.com/2017/11/13/5-things-learned-college-basketballs-opening-weekend/

"What is the ceiling for Kentucky? Even with all these issues, still the Final Four.

Strangely, that just so happens to be the same ceiling for Vermont."


Imagine that? An AE team in the Final Four?? Highly doubt it. Wishful thinking.

I'd love it if they could make it. It'd be huge for the conference even if it wasn't us. Maybe UVM can get an at large bid this year with all the hype while we steal the autobid  ;D

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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 05:18:14 pm »
I wonder, if Lamb has a monster year, whether he will stay at Vermont for all 4 years. I won't be surprised if he transfers out to a high major.

I would also keep an eye on Becker. He was a hot candidate after 19-0 AE record. If he takes UVM to NCAA tourney again, my money is on him moving on to a higher profile job. And taking some of their talents with him perhaps.

Definitely possible. I'm glad that Warney never got lured away from here. Maine got ravaged by these kind of transfers a couple years ago and now Little (Colorado State) and Vann (VCU) left for bigger programs (Little, a Wyandanch kid, has since landed at UT Martin). Pikiell lost Nigel Johnson to UVa.

In other news, I think the writer is pretty green, but nevertheless, this was published on a site run by SI.

https://fansided.com/2017/11/13/5-things-learned-college-basketballs-opening-weekend/

"What is the ceiling for Kentucky? Even with all these issues, still the Final Four.

Strangely, that just so happens to be the same ceiling for Vermont."


Imagine that? An AE team in the Final Four?? Highly doubt it. Wishful thinking.

I'd love it if they could make it. It'd be huge for the conference even if it wasn't us. Maybe UVM can get an at large bid this year with all the hype while we steal the autobid  ;D
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 11:41:45 pm »
Very happy that Ewing finally getting a head coaching job. Will be rooting for his success with the Hoyas. He paid the due and should have gotten a chance at NBA.. so many coaches are getting hired and fired.. he deserved a chance.

I initially thought Big East is going to suffer and struggle after breaking off. But the basketball only 10 small private schools have surprised me so far with sending half their teams to the dance. Nova even won a championship!

Im very loyal to the Big East and go to the BET yearly. I can only hope it continues to excel. The Northeast needs a top tier league. I hope Uconn joins it again... and that someday SBU may find a home there.
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2017, 10:17:55 am »
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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2017, 11:59:23 am »
ANOTHER Duncan on the way to UVM next year. That's three.

http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/sports/duncan-brothers-look-forward-to-playing-together-at-uvm/857638900

Damn that program is going to be loaded (by AE standards).

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« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2017, 10:30:30 am »
NBA commissioner Adam Silver is really pushing to change the current Draft eligibility rule.. which would see end of One and Done rule. Players can be drafted straight out of high school and not be forced to go through one year of college. And those who enter college wont be eligible to enter draft for at least two years. I think it still may not the best, but certainly much better than the current ludicrous One and Done rule.
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« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2017, 11:21:08 am »
NBA commissioner Adam Silver is really pushing to change the current Draft eligibility rule.. which would see end of One and Done rule. Players can be drafted straight out of high school and not be forced to go through one year of college. And those who enter college wont be eligible to enter draft for at least two years. I think it still may not the best, but certainly much better than the current ludicrous One and Done rule.

Baseball does three years. Two or three is good for hoops.


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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2017, 07:00:09 pm »
At the half:
UNH 32
Florida 32
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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2017, 01:40:52 am »
At the half:
UNH 32
Florida 33

Vermont playing Kentucky close, UNH playing Florida close, us playing Uconn close and playing Michigan St. close for a half?? It may not earn multiple bids this year, but we should be way better than the low-mid 20's in RPI that we usually are.