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by rodfromcranston
9 hours ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Where's the Politics Thread?
Replies: 12
Views: 176

Re: Where's the Politics Thread?

Same here.
"I'm taking my ball and going home", sounds
silly to me.
It's a message board, not the NY Times.
by rodfromcranston
12 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 254
Views: 11381

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

It was 40.7% and 78,3% FT.
Only 2.9 rebounds per game.
A finess player, not a banger.
by rodfromcranston
17 hours ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Where's the Politics Thread?
Replies: 12
Views: 176

Re: Where's the Politics Thread?

Sorry, but that sucks, bigtime. I would also point out, that one of your moderators was a major participant in this thread. What happens to our nation is so much more important than the slow off season of college basketball. The thread was the only part of KB that was alive. tRUMP would approve of s...
by rodfromcranston
5 days ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 124
Views: 5655

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

Stink, stank, stunk!!!!!
Disgraceful effort.
by rodfromcranston
6 days ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 124
Views: 5655

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

Does it bother anyone that Fultz and Washington went 9-22 last year, and Lorenzo Romar got fired? I made it a point to watch late games when Washington played, to see what Fultz was about. Good shooter and ball handler. However, unlike any transcendent players, he did not make the players around him...
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 274
Views: 15342

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

Ugh! Just like the Murphys, we don't even get a sniff
from a local player.
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 113
Views: 4589

Re: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)

Yes, we know UNLV has never produced top players.
Stan made 3 3 pointers in 2 years at Indiana.
Wow!
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ran into Jim Calhoun in Narragansett
Replies: 44
Views: 1920

Re: Ran into Jim Calhoun in Narragansett

RR02, yes it's interesting to imagine what would have happened to the program, if Calhoun had come aboard at either time. Same with Bobby Knight, who interviewed to replace Ernie Calverly in 1969. Zarchen and Co. felt he was too much of an defensive coach at Army, and hired Duke assistant, Tom Carmo...
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 113
Views: 4589

Re: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)

Poyser's numbers at UNLV are far better than Stan Robinson's at Indiana. How'd that work out? Yes, we need a forward, but one who can play. After Berry, Laysard and Tertsea, I'm not sold on staff's ability to recognize frontcourt players. Only Hassan was developed in the Hurley tenure. Hopefully, La...
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 113
Views: 4589

Re: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)

Hmmm.....the elephant labored and brought forth a mouse.
I'd rather they went after Poyser, who could be significant when
Terrell, EC, and Garrett graduate.
Known quantity, ready to step into a needed role.
Maybe Preston will surprise?
Who knows?
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ran into Jim Calhoun in Narragansett
Replies: 44
Views: 1920

Re: Ran into Jim Calhoun in Narragansett

When Calhoun was at Northeastern, he was one of the coaches
whose names would come up regarding the URI job.
Not sure it ever got beyond the rumor stage.
Three NCAA titles and a load of NBA players.
Who honestly wouldn't take that?
by rodfromcranston
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 NY SF Ryan Preston (URI JUCO Transfer)
Replies: 113
Views: 4589

Re: SF Ryan Preston

Just saw this. To the idiot troll, sorry, I wasn't on KB today.
Typical little bitch snipe.
Looks like a good signing.
He's certainly in shape, and athletic.
Should be able to start ahead of Akele.
by rodfromcranston
2 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148162

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

We don't need any out of shape bench warmers
eating up a scholarship.
"We treat these scholarships like gold."- Dan Hurley April,2012.
by rodfromcranston
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 254
Views: 11381

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Agree with Ramster's great post, 100%!
Floor balance and interior offense and defense
is vital to winning basketball on any level.
by rodfromcranston
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 254
Views: 11381

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Sorry, but the idea that rebounds are insignificant in today's game, is positively ludicrous. The idea of playing 4 guards, none of whom is a knock down shooter, and expecting to do anything OOC or in the NCAAs, is also preposterous. Guess you didn't watch the Celtics get destroyed on the boards the...
by rodfromcranston
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Thompson potential redshirt year?
Replies: 26
Views: 1017

Re: Thompson potential redshirt year?

'72, with more idiocy.
Redshirts do count toward scholarship counts.
And Dowtin is in no way "far superior" to Jarvis Garrett.
by rodfromcranston
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Kevin McNamara: Who do you like next season, the Friars or the Rams?
Replies: 33
Views: 1393

Re: Kevin McNamara: Who do you like next season, the Friars or the Rams?

Can't get excited about offers to '19 and 20's.
That's an eternity in recruiting.
by rodfromcranston
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 Canada PG Jaelin Llewellyn
Replies: 10
Views: 455

Re: '18 Canada PG Jaelin Llewellyn

Is Malik even a D-1 prospect?
Who's offered him, so far?
by rodfromcranston
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 274
Views: 15342

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

Sorry to read Swider's new list.
Four BE teams, 2 Big 10, and an ACC.
This kid is special, and would have been
a great addition.
May 3rd and we're already out.....
by rodfromcranston
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Kevin McNamara: Who do you like next season, the Friars or the Rams?
Replies: 33
Views: 1393

Re: Kevin McNamara: Who do you like next season, the Friars or the Rams?

The Celtics beat the mighty Wizards in OT.
Poor example.
Let me know if they use 4 guards if they get to
LeBron, Love, and Thompson.
by rodfromcranston
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: ESPN layoffs
Replies: 87
Views: 2218

Re: ESPN layoffs

How many Michael Sam stories did ESPN do, even when he went to the CFL? Blasting a WNBA player who said she was driven from the league because she was straight. The Undefeated. Imagine if they has an all white group by that name? I'm no Curt Schilling fan, but the reason he was fired, was ridiculous...
by rodfromcranston
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Kevin McNamara: Who do you like next season, the Friars or the Rams?
Replies: 33
Views: 1393

Re: Kevin McNamara: Who do you like next season, the Friars or the Rams?

PC has a top 15 recruiting class, and their entire team back. We have major questions about the front court, not only with starters at the 4, but depth behind 4-5. Four guards is an absurdity. Maybe you can beat the GMUs and Richmonds, but OOC and NCAAs present problems with interior offense and def...
by rodfromcranston
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 254
Views: 11381

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

It's not like we have Steph Curry and Klay Thompson shooting 3's.
We don't have any guards over 43% FG or 35% from 3.
Those missed shots mean rebounds.
Akele at the 4? Langevine is foul prone.
So, Hurley's going to play 5 guards at times?
by rodfromcranston
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 254
Views: 11381

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Yup! Those tiny teams from UNC and Gonzaga,
along with Oregon and USC.
by rodfromcranston
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 PA SF - Jack Clark (Offer)
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: '18 PA SF - Jack Clark (Offer)

He did have some great seasons in the NL.
He came to Boston at age 35 and only
played one more year.
by rodfromcranston
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 274
Views: 15342

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

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The next poster to not post on Swider, gets a date with this person!
by rodfromcranston
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 274
Views: 15342

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

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by rodfromcranston
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ty Boswell
Replies: 20
Views: 1505

Re: Ty Boswell

Probably not for the spring cycle,
but he certainly represents a huge step forward
in NE recruiting.
by rodfromcranston
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 274
Views: 15342

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

I think it was Stan Wright who said, "I'm going to school
in Hooterville!"
A reference to Pettycoat Junction and Green Acres TV
shows, back in the 60's, set in rural America.
by rodfromcranston
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148162

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Koch parrots the party line.
He repeats what he hears from Dan and company.
Always bitches about our fanbase, and attendance.
Maybe the program isn't happy about those
who dare to not fall in lock step on everything.
by rodfromcranston
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 254
Views: 11381

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Last week, Jim Harbaugh took the entire Michigan football team to Italy. They actually got to meet the Pope and present him with some Michigan items. ESPN actually sent someone to Italy to cover the trip. Harbaugh's and the player's remarks on camera, were mainly that they were awestruck by the expe...
by rodfromcranston
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148162

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Show me ONE post where anyone said,
"We don't like this player", or "never wanted him",
in regards to Juiston.
Koch is pulling this out of his ass.
Maybe it was said about Lane?
by rodfromcranston
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 NC PF - Kris Monroe (Offer)
Replies: 18
Views: 1360

Re: '18 NC PF - Kris Monroe

Love it!
Logical move, to upgrade recruiting.
Who's the DBO going to be?
by rodfromcranston
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ty Boswell
Replies: 20
Views: 1505

Re: Ty Boswell

As TP said, a poorly kept secret.
So, is Carr the DBO?
Great and logical move, to boost recruiting,
especially in NE.
by rodfromcranston
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148162

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Poyser is 6'3" and a combo guard.
If anyone recalls, EC came here as a PG.
How'd that work out?
Poysner's shooting stats are pretty rough,
but nowhere near as bad as Robinson's were at Indiana.
He also has a decent assist to turnover ratio.
by rodfromcranston
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148162

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Interesting dilemma.
Poyser is a known quantity, and fills a future need.
Will anyone still not signed or transferring as a grad,
be of any use and immediately help?
If you're just going to sign a stiff, better to use the
lone scholarship on Poyser.
by rodfromcranston
3 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 274
Views: 15342

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

Another thread hijacked by the insane
URI-PC endlessness.
by rodfromcranston
4 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '15 CAN PG Jalen Poyser (St. Bonaventure Transfer)
Replies: 193
Views: 19060

Re: '15 CAN PG Jalen Poyser (UNLV Commit)

Butts committed to Coastal Carolina,
but didn't play there this year.
Maybe he couldn't get in there, too?
by rodfromcranston
4 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 JUCO PF - Shakur Juiston (UNLV)
Replies: 346
Views: 16765

Re: '17 JUCO PF - Shakur Juiston (Offer)

331 posts and seven pages. What is being tapped danced around is, what I wrote on page one. If this player was such a priority, you put your best foot forward. Depending on some nebulous connection with NJ was not the way to go. In the end, it may not have mattered, but knowing you made your best ef...
by rodfromcranston
4 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 274
Views: 15342

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

"I am sure your friends intentions were good but I can understand Hurley being hesitant in that he did not know your friend ." Hurley knows him. Everybody at URI knows him. So, Hurley shouldn't deal with AAU coaches, because some/most are sleezy? Nobody would ever recruit anyone, if that w...
by rodfromcranston
4 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 JUCO PF - Shakur Juiston (UNLV)
Replies: 346
Views: 16765

Re: '17 JUCO PF - Shakur Juiston (Offer)

No surprise we didn't get him.
by rodfromcranston
4 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148162

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Steve Mello, who last played in 2004,
was the last RI scholarship player for URI.
That's 13 years ago.
by rodfromcranston
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: ESPN layoffs
Replies: 87
Views: 2218

Re: ESPN layoffs

So, who's left to cover the NHL? Barry Melrose and John Buccigross. Guess that means more boring soccer highlights. The NHL is a good product, with some exciting young players coming into the league, as well as a long tradition. Karl Ravich is a very well informed baseball source. ESPN playing up th...
by rodfromcranston
4 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 274
Views: 15342

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

So, playing in the NBA is the only mark of a good
college player?
I can think of endless collegiate players, who
were great and never played in the NBA.
by rodfromcranston
4 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148162

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Insider? Same person who said I was dreaming, when I said Thorr was not leaving for Xavier. In fact the "insider" didn't know that Thorr was never in the running for the Xavier job. How did I know this? Thorr told me, himself. This is a discussion board. These threads are our ideas and obs...
by rodfromcranston
4 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 274
Views: 15342

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

I wish we had a Jeff Kent on this team.
He was from RI.
by rodfromcranston
4 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2504
Views: 148162

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Sorry, but two transfers who were busts, elsewhere,
don't really qualify as if they were gained as
four year freshmen.
Iggy is hell bent on CYA, as a local writer,
and always boosts the status quo.
Did so with CFL for years.
by rodfromcranston
4 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 274
Views: 15342

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

As I've said before, we have a well known booster, who is close friends with Leo Papile, head of BABC. This booster also has good relationships with many NE AAU coaches. I've been there a few times when he's told Dan that he could help him. Dan just looked at him, and asked,"How could you help ...
by rodfromcranston
4 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 274
Views: 15342

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

It's sad that since Preston and later Murray left, the NE area has been largely ignored by staff. Some real local talent available under their noses, but they choose not to really go after them. A player like Swider is just what URI needs. The last Rhode Island scholarship player we had was Steve Me...

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