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Seawolves win 2019 AE title
« on: September 05, 2018, 08:14:28 am »
Good day to everyone, I hope everyone is in the best of spirits.As the basketball season is on the herizon,I'm going to get right to it and speak it into existence. We have a real chance to win the conference this year. The fan base and the community should really be excited for this years squad and rally behind it. 
Olaniyi is working his tail off and should make a big jump (Scary)
Yeboah will be in the race for player of the year
Lattimer is shooting the leather off the ball
Cornish improved physically and in his approach playing alongside pro's this summer on the Bahamian national team.
Otchere's getting better offensively day by day. We know what his defense will be.
Otchere in the back allows Olaniyi and Cornish to hound guys even more on the perimeter.
Not many guards in the AE have the shake and back and wiggle to break free of those kind of guys. Lyles had a hard time with Olaniyi defending him last year. Who has more shake and bake in the AE this year than him???
And if you do shake free of him or Cornish, you have to finish over a guy who can get up to 12 feet.
All of the returners improved over the summer!
Big Alex Christie has made changes to his body working with Coach Greene like you wouldn't believe. He'll be a monster down the road and very formidable this season.
Speaking of Coach Greene, in the northeast region I'd put his Strength and conditioning work up there with any school including Villanova, Cuse,Seton Hall. He's that good.
The Media may not have us pegged as favorites but what do they know?
Wait til the wheels get turning, we will be rocking and rolling. 2019 Champs!
Seawolves win the AE title in 2019 😎

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Re: Seawolves win 2019 AE title
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2018, 08:39:49 am »
i love the enthusiasm!

of course, i am always a bit cautious of hype.  some of the guys are unproven.  but i have high hopes. 

been trying to read the AE forums to prepare for november but there's a lot on there.  one thing i do know is that i cant stand ualbany. 
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2018, 09:46:43 am »
I love the potential of this group. This is without seeing the freshman class, but you can't help but feel like there's a much higher ceiling than what you saw with the 2018 class. Sturdy, Sekunda, Petras, Saintel – they all kind of were who they were and never made any major, major strides from year one to four. But to return an all-conference guy and the AE ROY? And to back them with what's being talked up as a game-changing recruiting class? Now we're talking.

I wonder if Yeboah can take that next step and be a 18-20 guy. Plus, the seniors are gone, so this is his team without question.

I'm most eager to see what Chef and Otchere look like this year. Imagine Chef being a 12 and 8 kind of guy and Otchere a true rim protector. That would make us awfully tough.

I don't think it's deniable that this is Hartford's conference to lose – just too much firepower and experience – but I give us a chance.
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2018, 12:36:09 pm »
I love the potential of this group. This is without seeing the freshman class, but you can't help but feel like there's a much higher ceiling than what you saw with the 2018 class. Sturdy, Sekunda, Petras, Saintel – they all kind of were who they were and never made any major, major strides from year one to four. But to return an all-conference guy and the AE ROY? And to back them with what's being talked up as a game-changing recruiting class? Now we're talking.

I wonder if Yeboah can take that next step and be a 18-20 guy. Plus, the seniors are gone, so this is his team without question.

I'm most eager to see what Chef and Otchere look like this year. Imagine Chef being a 12 and 8 kind of guy and Otchere a true rim protector. That would make us awfully tough.

I don't think it's deniable that this is Hartford's conference to lose – just too much firepower and experience – but I give us a chance.

The only one in the group that I would say that actually improved was Saintel, he was noticeably bigger and played hard. Petras should not be in D1, and Sturdy and Sekunda were actually worse from their sophomore years.  Sekunda was not the same after he got hurt. Sturdivant thought he was a 3 point/perimeter shooter and played a completely different game then he did 2 years ago backing up Warney.

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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2018, 01:22:41 pm »
Looking forward to the season. Anyone want to take a guess at the starting five?

Otchere
Olinayi
Yeboah
Lassiter
Mackenzie

With Ochefu and Cornish being the first guys off the bench.

Not sure about Long, Garcia, Christie, Ceesay or Moor, but if I had to guess, I'd say a healthy a Garcia could contribute off the bench with scoring.

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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2018, 02:34:14 pm »
I don't mind last year, I really don't. You're going to have years like that and there were still some great moments last year (winning @Rutgers, ending Albany's season). This is the year we need to return to the AE title game I think. There's no reason we can't always be a top 2-3 team in this conference and be on the doorstep of the NCAA tournament. 

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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2018, 06:46:19 pm »
Looking forward to the season. Anyone want to take a guess at the starting five?

Otchere
Olinayi
Yeboah
Lassiter
Mackenzie

With Ochefu and Cornish being the first guys off the bench.

Not sure about Long, Garcia, Christie, Ceesay or Moor, but if I had to guess, I'd say a healthy a Garcia could contribute off the bench with scoring.
I really hope Ochefu improved in the off season. He has the NBA body but doesn't know how to us it. Maybe this year he makes that psychological switch.

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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2018, 07:14:40 pm »
Love this post!

I am really excited to see this recruiting class. I think Latimer is going to be a stud in this conference. Otchere IMHO has a chance to be DPOY- guy is a phenomenal athlete. Can't really opine too much on the others. I think by definition this team will be better given our markedly better depth compared to last year. Unfortunately, Sekunda and Sturdivant both regressed big time which hurt us significantly. I was never a big Petras guy because his game was so limited- I can imagine that Alex Christie will be a net improvement by default. If Ochefu starts putting it together this team could have a frontcourt no other team in this conference can roll with.

My Starting 5:
G- Latimer
G- Olaniyi
F- Yeboah
F- Ochefu
C- Otchere

That is an athletic as heck lineup.
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2018, 10:13:25 pm »
My starting five

McKenzie
Olaniyi
Moor
Yeboah
Otchere

I thought the offensive was more consistent with McKenzie running the point. He was only recently cleared for basketball activity though after a post-season surgery. McKenzie and Cornish is probably the most interesting position battle to watch. I really think both are going to be much improved with a years experience under their belt.

I'm actually pretty high on Jules Moor now. He's flown under the radar but I think he's a baller. I'm hoping for a big freshmen year from him.

I'm also interested in seeing how Garcia develops with a full offseason of basketball. He's was kind of thrown to fire last year after being cleared for basketball for the first time in two years. I'm hoping he can develop into one of the undersized fours that tends to do so well in the AE e.g. Tommy Brenton, Anthony Lamb etc.

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Re: Seawolves win 2019 AE title
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2018, 08:49:46 am »
love the comment on undersized fours in the AE. 

also, i like that everyone's starting 5 is different.  it means we have depth.  or perhaps that we are too middle heavy!

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« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2018, 09:23:34 am »
wanted to say again that im very excited about otchere.  6'11'' 240 is large, considering the size he moves well.  while a touch lighter than warney, 3 extra inches and the intensity to match.  i'd like to see him develop the left hand in the offensive paint. 

one thing we dont lack this year is size!  that could help when we play P5 teams who naturally are bigger than AE schools.  imagine christie, otchere, yeboah, olaniyi, and moor on the court.
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« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2018, 09:35:40 am »
wanted to say again that im very excited about otchere.  6'11'' 240 is large, considering the size he moves well.  while a touch lighter than warney, 3 extra inches and the intensity to match.  i'd like to see him develop the left hand in the offensive paint. 

one thing we dont lack this year is size!  that could help when we play P5 teams who naturally are bigger than AE schools.  imagine christie, otchere, yeboah, olaniyi, and moor on the court.

Too bad we only play one such team this year  :-\ I really wish we had a bunch of those games like we did last year.

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« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2018, 11:19:05 am »
Remember this team is young . Let them develop this year then schedule the Michigans , and UConns of the world  next season .  We might win a few of them .

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« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2018, 11:23:33 am »
Yeboah and Olaniyi are the only certainties in the starting lineup in my eyes. McKenzie isn’t quite there but I think he showed enough last year to get the PG job at least to start the year. He has his warts but I love the steady hand. Cornish is a little erratic for me and I think most of you would agree. I don't know enough about Latimer or Ceesay in that role.

My sense is that we won't go with Otchere and Ochefu in the starting five, but rather somebody like Garcia with Yeboah in the frontcourt. He has the experience and I think enough size to rebound in the AE. If you put both bigs on the floor with MacKenzie, then you’re really leaving it to Yeboah and Olaniyi to score.

If I had to guess: McKenzie, Olaniyi, Yeboah, Garcia, Ochefu. But that will surely change.
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« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2018, 12:11:53 pm »
i agree you need mack out there to distribute and run point, but isnt the outside shooter we've had in the past at the 1.

agreed that olaniyi and yeboah command 30min or over.  we've got a lot of question marks at guard and so maybe it's by committee.  i hear good things about ceesay and latimer but again- unproven at this point.

i havent seen enough garcia so i really cant say where he'll fit in, as a swing.  more likely a 3 to me, possibly a 4 if we play small. 

with that said, i dont see why you keep all the height on the bench- why not have christie, ochefu, or otchere on the floor- for presence, blocks, rebounds, stretching the floor, putbacks, etc. 

also, i keep thinking we may be like the last two years where we run nearly two full lines.  not a bad thing.  with this depth, we should try to run teams into the ground, especially teams that like to play 7-8 players (i said this last season).
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