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by bigappleram
2 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '19 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)
Replies: 32
Views: 2199

Re: '19 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

Can we accept that no top flight recruit has ever chosen URI because of south county, the beaches, newport, etc. That has zero influence on these kids. (In no particular order) Playing time TV exposure Program / accouturements Coach Chance to Win Girls End of story - nothing else matters. Rhode Isla...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 393
Views: 17570

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

The other thing about Dowtin is that he was one of our better players off the high ball screen EGram is referencing...he makes great decisions. I too would expect to see a lot of that.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 317
Views: 14240

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)

Remember when people questioned DH's ability to schedule and proposed that the solution was to start earlier, and plan more. Like they were sitting on their asses doing nothing. Second year in a row with a very above average OOC schedule.
by bigappleram
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 393
Views: 17570

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Not pictured are the loafers with spikes coming out of them that he was rocking
by bigappleram
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 317
Views: 14240

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)

Dan mentioned a team like Princeton for scheduling...so i agree with Iggy, mid to high tier team from the CAA/Ivy caliber conference is a likely addition.
by bigappleram
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 393
Views: 17570

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Daron's prom suit was one for the ages.
by bigappleram
3 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 317
Views: 14240

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)

I agree for the most part that it is just 1 game, in most seasons. And it's usually not even the most important as it relates to our post season chances. HOWEVER, this season it may be our only Top 50 home game...which makes it very very impt for post season resume. AND, winning hearts and minds of ...
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 4430

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

In the battle for "hearts and minds" of the casual Rhode Island fan it matters.
Beyond that it's just another game.
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Thompson potential redshirt year?
Replies: 26
Views: 1171

Re: Thompson potential redshirt year?

That's his trademark, the cliche internet contrarian

Two totally different players, plenty of scenarios where they can both have great upcoming seasons.
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 NY SF Sid Wilson (formerly '17)
Replies: 53
Views: 5223

Re: '18 NY SF Sid Wilson (formerly '17)

As Jim Harrick once said "every kid thinks they are going to be the next Michael Jordan, and every parent thinks they are better than that."
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Kevin McNamara: Who do you like next season, the Friars or the Rams?
Replies: 33
Views: 1560

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

Dan said he has a very specific role he is looking to fill next year (big body who can defend and rebound) and is confident they will find that missing piece. I will continue to trust that. Recruiting, especially with 5th years or JCs can get done quietly. We are the only team in the country that br...
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 393
Views: 17570

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

I don't think the game is going in either direction...different strokes for different folks. I'm sure DH would like a Jordan Bell right now, but who wouldn't. I am not seeing Akele as a starter on next year's team. Regardless, DH mentioned that he was going to speak to his friend Jay Wright, I'm ok ...
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2576
Views: 156258

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. This has always been koch's pov. But I don't think he's carrying the party line. D...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2576
Views: 156258

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

That's the point of my last sentence, there are lots of great posters here and room for everyone. Besides trolls and Fryers :) In other news not sure if it had been posted already but I think the team is heading back to Europe this summer. That will provide some summer workouts to discuss and an ear...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!
Replies: 109
Views: 4430

Re: Men's Basketball End of Year Celebration!

He's not pushing for practice facilities, or anything out of the ordinary, and well within the means of URI to get done. It will get done, listen to Blue Man on why it drags on. Or if you live in RI just wake up tomorrow. It's Rhode Island.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 301
Views: 18222

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

Rod, Dan would do well to reconsider the advice from this booster, who most insiders know very well for many years. He needs all the help he can get, especially with this current crop of local players, most of whom are BABC kids. If it's true that Dan doesn't have much cache with these local coache...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2576
Views: 156258

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

I don't understand why some people want to run off folks here who actually have inside info, so we can be left listening to the speculation and hyperbole squad for pages on end. There is room for everyone, Rhody nation is a small community there is no room to run people off the island.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 301
Views: 18222

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

Every significant recruit we have signed since DH has been here has been quoted as saying how integral Dan was in him committing here.
Recruiting happens in kids houses and largely outside the eye of observers, so personally I find it difficult to have enough info to draw many conclusions.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2576
Views: 156258

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Blinded by hatred? Again you couldn't be further from the truth. Given how much time you spend here surely you have seen plenty of positive sentiment towards the job Cooley has done, and PC's performance, in my posts. If there is any disdain it is for a guy who comes here to crap on our conference ...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2576
Views: 156258

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

"PC did not have good players around Dunn and Bentil" - not for nothing, but PC had all the key guys that led them back to the NCAA's this season around Dunn and Bentil...just a year younger. Bullock, Cartwright, Lindsey. May not have had depth, but either you don't think those guys are an...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2576
Views: 156258

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Blinded by hatred? Again you couldn't be further from the truth. Given how much time you spend here surely you have seen plenty of positive sentiment towards the job Cooley has done, and PC's performance, in my posts. If there is any disdain it is for a guy who comes here to crap on our conference a...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2576
Views: 156258

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

A PC fan who spends an inordinate amount of time on a URI fan board, mostly defending his own team and conference, can call no one a whiny loser. That's laughable. It's also convenient to use the last 3-4 seasons to base your entire POV on -- but it fits the nouveau riche, short memory most of your ...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2576
Views: 156258

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Then why do you spend so much time posting on a lowly A-10 team's board so much? Beat it.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 PA PG - Daron Russell (URI Signed NLI)
Replies: 364
Views: 26169

Re: '17 PA PG - Daron Russell (URI Signed NLI)

This kid screams under recruited and a steal...Cyril Langevine part 2.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1528
Views: 41223

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Shocked the great Pat Skerry's name hasn't been in the carousel in a few years.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 Grad Transfer F Khris Lane (VCU)
Replies: 150
Views: 6186

Re: '17 Grad Transfer F Khris Lane

The list of suitors would indicate the kid can play some. I don't think so at all. We're the best of that bunch. I think he'd do very well here though. Based on last season's results and prognosis for next year yes. Based on perceived program strength - sorry VCU, Pitt and Wake all carry more weigh...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 Grad Transfer F Khris Lane (VCU)
Replies: 150
Views: 6186

Re: '17 Grad Transfer F Khris Lane

The list of suitors would indicate the kid can play some.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 393
Views: 17570

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Floor spacing is key, especially with a team of skilled guards. The more space the more lanes for Terrell, EC and Stan to slash to the hoop. Without an inside threat teams can sag off and stack the paint, cut off lanes for our guards which will turn them into jump shooters and won't be optimal based...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin (Dayton)
Replies: 153
Views: 10690

Re: '17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin (Offer)

When we brought in Berry...we also brought in another big forget his name. It was almost like a tryout for 1 spot.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2576
Views: 156258

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

I agree, good for them it's a good get. I am not competing with PC for 1 win a year, I want our program to play meaningful games in March as much as possible. If we beat them along the way great, if we lose like this year but play further than them in March it's a more rewarding season for me as a f...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2576
Views: 156258

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Langford had PC as one of his final schools before choosing UConn, obviously had built in equity with Cooley.

I like our recruiting strategy and results, I'm going to trust the process.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2576
Views: 156258

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Great get for them. Cooley put together a heckuva class for this year with Watson, Ashton-Langford and Dickens.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2576
Views: 156258

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Gil was a good player and seems to be even a better person. Seawright was a nice player, like an Andre Samuel type. Or kyle Ivey Jones with some more pounds. But Hassan was better than all of them.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2576
Views: 156258

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Seawright was a nice player but not in same hemisphere as Hass in terms of talent.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2576
Views: 156258

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

we need to be able to throw the ball into the post- and have that person be a threat to score. Spacing is killed without that basic dynamic. We need 1 person amongst Langevine and a grad transfer/Juco to be that guy.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 PA PG - Daron Russell (URI Signed NLI)
Replies: 364
Views: 26169

Re: '17 PA PG - Daron Russell (URI Signed NLI)

ITs always good when the PGs highlight tape actually has some assists. Looks like a dynamic scorer, and agree have to think at 6'1 this kid is 4-star.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 5397

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

Oh I don't mean for WSU - they're going to a conference with football money. Travel expenses for a basketball team in the AAC are a drop in the bucket. Charter flights are the norm in those conferences. They probably have it into their agreement that the conference will pick up that tab amongst oth...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Laquill Hardnett
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: '18 MD PF Laquill Hardnett

is this Cox??
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin (Dayton)
Replies: 153
Views: 10690

Re: '17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin (Offer)

Bone, freshman bigs that can contribute right away don't generally make their way to the A10.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2576
Views: 156258

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Hazelton didn;t play much, behind the immortal Jamal Wise. Total waste of talent for a full year by CFL. As for a stretch 4, you don;t need a hulk for that position. A 6'7" player with a touch is fine. As for what Hassan could have done differently as a forward.... develop a handle, a consiste...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Thorr on extending Hurley's contract in next week
Replies: 85
Views: 4296

Re: Thorr on extending Hurley's contract in next week

There are a couple people here who only speak the truth....ATP is one of them.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '14 Grad Transfer PF - Kerem Kanter (Xavier)
Replies: 40
Views: 1630

Re: '17 Grad Transfer PF - Kerem Kanter

This kid would be a game changer for us...but stiff competition.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 5397

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

No disrespect to the great New Ro and Iona...but no one in NYC media gives a rat's ass about Fordham or Iona. Dan and Hassan got more NY Post coverage in the last 4 years than either of those schools. To me infrastructure and fanbase are more impt than media markets in our conference.
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 5397

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

Only school worth adding is Siena, for all the reasons laid out (great arena, great support, good city). I like the idea of reducing to 12 as well, but if had my drothers we would drop all 3 of Duquesne, Fordham and Lasalle and add Siena to get to 12. GW, St Joe's and Davidson would be the only scho...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 Grad Transfer F Khris Lane (VCU)
Replies: 150
Views: 6186

Re: '17 Transfer F Khris Lane 6-6 (immediately eligible)

Guys with Hassan's skill set at 6'10" go to Kentucky. I am glad that is what you are looking for, so is every program in America, you may want to recalibrate your expectations. We are either going to get an unfinished product at that height (ie Tertsea), or someone with a blemish like a transfe...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 5397

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

And it's not even close, first school on speed dial if someone leaves is Siena. Since 2000 they have played in 4 NCAA's, 2 NIT's, 2 CBI's...they actually won the CBI in 2014 over Fresno State. Good coaching history. Great arena & great support. Throw out Lasalle who also plays in a high school g...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Wichita State Moves to the AAC
Replies: 174
Views: 5397

Re: Possible Wichita State move to the AAC

Get rid of Duquesne and Fordham and go down to 12 teams. These schools play for high school sized crowds, and have performed at or near the bottom of the league for 20 years. Neither has shown any commitment to improving their stock thru facilities upgrades, coaching upgrades, etc. League gets stron...
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Don't Miss Out: Meet & Greet with Dan Hurley in Providence, NYC, and Boston
Replies: 79
Views: 3187

Re: Don't Miss Out: Meet & Greet with Dan Hurley in Providence, NYC, and Boston

Vornado is one of the biggest commercial real estate firms in the city, names on dozens and dozens of buildings in some of the most desirable commercial neighborhoods in Manhattan (and I assume beyond).
by bigappleram
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-2018 Predicting The A10 Conference
Replies: 47
Views: 2186

Re: 2017-2018 Predicting The A10 Conference

Uh oh certain "fans" will hate this but Rothstein has us as #23 in his way too early 2017 preseason rankings.

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