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Re: Looking ahead to 2020-21
« Reply #225 on: May 22, 2020, 06:05:34 pm »
The kids played basketball on our team and graduated, so we Tweeted about them. Nothing weird about that. No matter how upset we might be on this forum, these kids suited up for SBU and played for us, then went on to graduate. Can't really get upset about that.

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Re: Looking ahead to 2020-21
« Reply #227 on: August 28, 2020, 01:49:06 pm »
I saw Gueye and Policelli walking into Dick's Sporting Goods yesterday. Sorry, that's all I got.
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Looking ahead to 2020-21
« Reply #228 on: September 03, 2020, 05:06:12 pm »
In a year where we lack proven scoring ability, this is really good news. 9.7 ppg at Manhattan might be 15-16 a night here.

https://twitter.com/ethantsbu/status/1301627098696736769?s=21


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Re: Looking ahead to 2020-21
« Reply #229 on: September 04, 2020, 03:38:03 pm »
I know nothing about him, but I'm going to assume it was a good pickup. I really thought this would be our year to win the AE and get back to the tournament, but then everything went to hell and everybody left. No clue what to expect next year. If we finish better than 4th in conference though I'd be lowkey impressed.

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Re: Looking ahead to 2020-21
« Reply #230 on: September 23, 2020, 11:10:26 am »
https://stonybrookathletics.com/news/2020/9/23/frankie-policelli-ups-vertical-leap-primed-to-help-lead-stony-brook-mens-basketball.aspx

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. And in a competition the coaches employ known as "The Gold Standard" — a scoring system in which players get plusses for positives such as made shots, assists, steals and rebounds and lose points for stats such as turnovers and missed shots — Policelli ranked No. 1 on the team.

"Now we all know that we all need you to play well in December, not July," head coach Geno Ford said. "But I can assure everybody that in July (2019), Frankie was playing better than anyone on our roster."

Policelli arrived at Stony Brook with a 20- to 21-inch vertical leap. In the past year-plus, he has increased it by another 10 inches. That partly resulted from shedding roughly 15 pounds. He now is listed at 215.

"He was our leading rebounder, and I don't think we could have slid a phone book under his feet," Ford quipped. "I don't know if they still make phone books. But he wasn't in the air very long. You would have had to be real quick. And it wasn't going to be the Yellow Pages. I can guarantee you that.
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Re: Looking ahead to 2020-21
« Reply #231 on: October 01, 2020, 07:45:50 pm »
21 minutes is a little much to ask of you, but here’s a nice interview with Rodriguez.

https://youtu.be/CPATDGr3i2M


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Re: Looking ahead to 2020-21
« Reply #232 on: October 15, 2020, 10:04:06 am »
can anyone update on what's going on with the bball season?  we are but 3 weeks away... thanks.
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Re: Looking ahead to 2020-21
« Reply #233 on: October 15, 2020, 01:24:21 pm »
can anyone update on what's going on with the bball season?  we are but 3 weeks away... thanks.

As I understand it, the season is scheduled to begin on Nov. 25 without fans in the arena.  Details for a schedule are being worked out, but reportedly will include several out-of-conference games, as well as full conference schedule.  There's still talk in the air for SBU to participate in a small tournament at MSG, as well as a local group of games with nearby programs.  For example, the opening game of the season may be with Fairfield at Island Federal Arena (Would have been great to see in person, as it represents a homecoming for Jay Young--which would have been SUPER).

Details are still in the works, but a current article in Newsday provides some additional hints:

https://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/stony-brook-men-s-basketball-1.50037541?utm_source=tw_sp

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Re: Looking ahead to 2020-21
« Reply #234 on: October 15, 2020, 02:31:37 pm »
thanks!

getting hard to keep track of all of this...
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Re: Looking ahead to 2020-21
« Reply #236 on: October 21, 2020, 01:43:20 pm »
adam rubin interviews geno ford: https://stonybrookathletics.podbean.com/e/the-howl-s2-e9-geno-ford-stony-brook-mens-basketball-coach/

remember NJIT is in this year, so that's two more conference games (20).  NCAA allows games starting 11/25.  they're expecting a schedule to start forming by late october. 

ford implied that the team is unfamiliar with each other (naturally).  lots of question marks, but individual talent.  seemed to think there is much room for improvement.  will start 2-4 "new" players.  my guess for starters: gueye, rodriguez, TSM, pollicelli, diallo/sewell.  if that's right its a big lineup.

not clear but i think he said no fans until conference games, maybe later. 

ill say it again, its harder and harder to get excited about your team when the players turnover every year- even when the incoming players are talented.  that's of course a function of NCAA rules and external events. 


newsday coverage: https://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/stony-brook-men-s-basketball-1.50037541


buy a cardboard cutout to sit in your seats: https://form.jotform.com/202754398591163


looks like we are supposed to play iona at the garden: https://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/2020/10/syracuses-mens-basketball-team-wont-play-gotham-classic-or-colgate-this-season.html


STONY BROOK’S MULTI-TEAM EVENT
Nov. 28-Dec. 1
Teams: Stony Brook, Fairfield, Sacred Heart
https://watchstadium.com/college-basketballs-2020-21-events-schedule-10-07-2020/

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Re: Looking ahead to 2020-21
« Reply #237 on: October 21, 2020, 06:23:34 pm »
The Howl was a good listen.

My biggest takeaway was when he said that Gueye has taken a step forward physically, mentally and as a shooter, adding that he looks very little like the player we saw last year – who I thought was pretty good.

The first individual talent he brought up of the incoming players was Rodriguez. TPP would "compete for playing time"; he was mentioned with Christie so it sounds as though he's behind some guys.

@CoB, roster turnover and we can't even watch them in person. It'll be tough. On the bright side, with two games in two days against the same opponent, only one preview a week for me!  ;D
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Re: Looking ahead to 2020-21
« Reply #238 on: October 21, 2020, 08:47:33 pm »
oh right, that'll save you some time!

they are fantastic, i know i tell you every year.

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Re: Looking ahead to 2020-21
« Reply #239 on: October 22, 2020, 06:26:43 am »
That was a good listen.  Ford always gives a solid interview.  I like the jab he gave at last year's team (maybe at Foreman directly), when he said that we now have a pure shooter (Policelli) and not just some streaky shooter.  I'm sure that undercard SBU/Iona will get scrapped.  Maybe we should purchase fan cut-outs for last year's team, and put them in the last row of the bleachers :)
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