Poll

Who is most likely to have a breakout season?

Ron Bracey
5 (83.3%)
Danny Carter
0 (0%)
Anthony Jackson
0 (0%)
Dave Coley
0 (0%)
Bryan Dougher
0 (0%)
Marcus Rouse
0 (0%)
Lenny Hayes
0 (0%)
Al Rapier
0 (0%)
Eric McAlister
0 (0%)
Dallis Joyner
0 (0%)
Anthony Mayo
0 (0%)
Tommy Brenton
1 (16.7%)
Scott King
0 (0%)
Ben Resner
0 (0%)

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Quickdraw62

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Re: Breakout Player of the 2011-12 season
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2011, 11:45:17 am »
I'd be interested to hear what Pikiell had to say; can you give a brief synopsis of his comments?  Did he give any indication on possible redshirt(s) for this year?  Any updates on recruiting?  Personally, in addition to King, I also wonder about minutes for Mayo if Rapier is the back-up Center? 

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Re: Breakout Player of the 2011-12 season
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2011, 12:05:56 pm »
I think last night in SNL Pikiell said Rapier gained about 10-20 pounds. I can't remember exactly what he said. But it seems like Rapier is much improved according to the comments by Coach.
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Re: Breakout Player of the 2011-12 season
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2011, 12:07:36 pm »
I think Pikiell comes on around 15 minutes into this: http://www.goseawolves.org/multimedia/ston-10-seawolvesnightlive.html

He said the scrimmage went well this weekend. He thinks they're probable as far along as they have ever been at this point in the season. He mentioned Rapier and Rouse when asked who on the team seems to be breaking out. He didn't say much about Rouse just that he's healthy now and recapped his injury last year. He said Rapier has gained 20 lbs since last year and was making some plays during the scrimmage on saturday but didn't mention where he had Rapier playing. He mentioned that the programs growth is evident in their recruiting but didn't saying anything else.

I personally consider Rapier a SF with no outside shot, but if he put the weight on and is as tall as he's listed, I could see him doing damage inside.

I'm really curious to see what the teams rotation will look like. I think some solid players are only going to see limited minutes.


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Re: Breakout Player of the 2011-12 season
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2011, 01:53:44 pm »
Realistically, that's really the way it's going to be. You have guys like Dougher, Brenton, and Hayes who you want to see for 30+ mins a game. Lots of high quality talent competing for the final 2 slots, and we'll likely see some solid starters emerge there too.

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Re: Breakout Player of the 2011-12 season
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2011, 02:13:21 pm »
Gotta figure they will redshirt the freshman (King). Joyner will be in first 5...monster body plus experience. If Rapier has really put on weight and can play big, also have McCallister and Carter up front. Mayo will be a good player and the only one with real shot blocking ability...but minutes will be hard to come by.   

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Re: Breakout Player of the 2011-12 season
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2011, 07:44:14 am »
Starting 5 of Dougher, Hayes, Bracey, Brenton and Joyner.  Carter, Rapier and McAlister first off the bench up front, and Rouse, Coley and Jackson, probably in that order in the backcourt.  There is enough depth that they can play big (Brenton at the 3) or small (3 guards) depending on the matchups.  I wonder how much time Mayo gets.....?  Easily the deepest team in the conference; the problem last year was scoring, but with the addition of Bracey and Brenton coming back, I think they will be able to score.  It comes down to defense/rebounding, and getting the Championship Game at home....

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Re: Breakout Player of the 2011-12 season
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2011, 11:22:37 am »
Dallis looks much more athletic this year.  From what I remember of him last year, it looks like he has been spending a lot of time in the weight room.  He's not necessarily "bigger" but he looks like he put on some muscle which he is going to need to compete as a center.