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Spring signing period

Started by bjhracer, April 18, 2017, 06:43:26 PM

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bjhracer

So what do you guys know about the new signee?
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JoeD

Looks solid. Really progressed over his sophomore campaign, including a 32 point 11 rebound game. Played in a really tough JUCO region. Was named 1st team all district and 1st all region. Not the biggest guy, but has the reputation of playing bigger than his measurements. Looks like a prototypical Murray St forward.
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runningracer

Can't really tell much about him. He may jump well, but didn't see anything beyond a dunk on film.  No high jumps or pogo sticks to get a rebound.  Not saying he can't, just limited by the film.  He appears to run the floor well, and has a degree of athleticism.  He is very creative getting the ball to the basket, but the competition didn't look very good.  Also, brought the ball down a couple of times on the rebound, and I believe some of the better OVC big men would have had a chance to block that kind of shot.  Mostly the defense stood and watched him dunk or shoot from three feet in.  May be more than what you could see on the film, due to it being a highlight run.  If the coaches have done their evaluation properly, he could be a good one.  I just hope they are not getting anxious to fill the three spots that are open, with players that are not going to help us get back to our winning ways.  I feel that we will not get anyone that would be better than Thomas could have developed into.  The Skyhawk Conference itself has the reputation as being one of the better junior college conferences in the nation, so that speaks well for him.  Anxious to see what else we come up with.

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runningracer

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Handicap

Quote from: runningracer post_id=156871 time=1492594546 user_id=56Can't really tell much about him. He may jump well, but didn't see anything beyond a dunk on film.  No high jumps or pogo sticks to get a rebound.  Not saying he can't, just limited by the film.  He appears to run the floor well, and has a degree of athleticism.  He is very creative getting the ball to the basket, but the competition didn't look very good.  Also, brought the ball down a couple of times on the rebound, and I believe some of the better OVC big men would have had a chance to block that kind of shot.  Mostly the defense stood and watched him dunk or shoot from three feet in.  May be more than what you could see on the film, due to it being a highlight run.  If the coaches have done their evaluation properly, he could be a good one.  I just hope they are not getting anxious to fill the three spots that are open, with players that are not going to help us get back to our winning ways.  I feel that we will not get anyone that would be better than Thomas could have developed into.  The Skyhawk Conference itself has the reputation as being one of the better junior college conferences in the nation, so that speaks well for him.  Anxious to see what else we come up with.

Those were my thoughts as well, im not sure why we'd give up a returning sophomore who showed definite potential for another juco.

That said, i hope this new guy was evaluated properly and he's a hit, not a miss for the staff. He does a decent job of setting the screen and going but so did our big men this year and our guards never seemed to pass it to them.

I'd also like to see how he is on the defensive end bc that's what we need the most

Racer2112

Quote from: Handicap post_id=156892 time=1492625228 user_id=20646
Quote from: runningracer post_id=156871 time=1492594546 user_id=56Can't really tell much about him. He may jump well, but didn't see anything beyond a dunk on film.  No high jumps or pogo sticks to get a rebound.  Not saying he can't, just limited by the film.  He appears to run the floor well, and has a degree of athleticism.  He is very creative getting the ball to the basket, but the competition didn't look very good.  Also, brought the ball down a couple of times on the rebound, and I believe some of the better OVC big men would have had a chance to block that kind of shot.  Mostly the defense stood and watched him dunk or shoot from three feet in.  May be more than what you could see on the film, due to it being a highlight run.  If the coaches have done their evaluation properly, he could be a good one.  I just hope they are not getting anxious to fill the three spots that are open, with players that are not going to help us get back to our winning ways.  I feel that we will not get anyone that would be better than Thomas could have developed into.  The Skyhawk Conference itself has the reputation as being one of the better junior college conferences in the nation, so that speaks well for him.  Anxious to see what else we come up with.

Those were my thoughts as well, im not sure why we'd give up a returning sophomore who showed definite potential for another juco.

That said, i hope this new guy was evaluated properly and he's a hit, not a miss for the staff. He does a decent job of setting the screen and going but so did our big men this year and our guards never seemed to pass it to them.

I'd also like to see how he is on the defensive end bc that's what we need the most

I'm not sure we "gave up" a returning sophomore to get a JUCO. The way I understand it, Gilbert left, and we are now filling the vacancy.

bjhracer

I think he meant that Gilbert was asked to leave.
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Racer2112


bjhracer

Looks like we got our 2 guard.  Brion Whitley commits this morning.
\"I hate losing, I hate losing more than I love winning.\"  B.J. Jenkins

Blue N Gold

Quote from: bjhracer post_id=157120 time=1492882233 user_id=448Looks like we got our 2 guard.  Brion Whitley commits this morning.

That was Coach Kane's going away gift to us!  Another from his Florida pipeline.

runningracer

This young man has a lot of potential.  Hope he comes in early and gets acclimated.   At 6'4", or 5" could play the two or three.  We need someone who can hit the three consistently.  Will be glad to see him perform at the bank.   :goracers:

speck

Yet again he will be here for two years where IMO Gilbert showed a lot of potential and would of been here for four years, four years and I bet he would of grown some in those four year, did I say four years,

bjhracer

Today's signee will be a freshman I believe.
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speck

OOps what I get for listening to heresay.

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