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by ace
13 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 183
Views: 8419

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Nice local article on Robinson and Dowtin, also references the summer trip-

COUNTY NATIVES HELP RHODE ISLAND EARN NCAA TOURNEY WIN
http://www.thesentinel.com/pgs/sports/i ... ourney-win
by ace
3 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)
Replies: 212
Views: 12692

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

And as competitive as coaches are, it almost always surprises me when one doesn't leave for a situation with way better resources. URI basketball would kill for the resources of a Big East school. Coaches know what the deal is at other schools and how programs are marketed and supported. URI's first...
by ace
5 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 NY G Malik Martin (Offer)
Replies: 47
Views: 5072

Re: '18 NY G Malik Martin (Offer)

Rhody83 wrote:
ace wrote:I know it's true, but this tweet was still a gut punch.



Ace why does it feel like a gut punch? He has the offer from Rhody. Rhody is an easy selection over Townson.


It was the "former URI standout" part about Hassan that got me.
by ace
5 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 NY G Malik Martin (Offer)
Replies: 47
Views: 5072

Re: '18 NY G Malik Martin (Offer)

I know it's true, but this tweet was still a gut punch.

by ace
5 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2443
Views: 143964

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

I agree with the rule but how do you explain Washington signing Porter Jr after hiring his father and then Missouri hiring the father and signing Porter Jr. How can that not be against the rules? Porter Sr signed for $375,000/year for three years ($1.125 million) plus country club, car and tourname...
by ace
6 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2443
Views: 143964

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Just a point of clarification, since I've seen it discussed here- for now and for another year+, URI can't sign any Expressions players as long as Boswell stays in his current position. There's a two year "penalty" for that. There's no such restriction, however, for someone with the title...
by ace
6 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2443
Views: 143964

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Just a point of clarification, since I've seen it discussed here- for now and for another year+, URI can't sign any Expressions players as long as Boswell stays in his current position. There's a two year "penalty" for that. There's no such restriction, however, for someone with the title ...
by ace
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 PA PG - Daron Russell (URI Signed NLI)
Replies: 362
Views: 24119

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

Daron played an amazing first half last night- one of the most enjoyable individual performances I've watched in a long time. He was on from three, involving his teammates, and just relentless. They go against the best player in the state tonight in Lonnie Walker.
by ace
2 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Don't Miss Out: Meet & Greet with Dan Hurley in Providence, NYC, and Boston
Replies: 79
Views: 2824

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

If there are no transfers out this year, would this be the second straight year? That is nearly unheard of these days with the ever increasing number of transfers. As of right now, they've had three real transfers in 5 years (Minnis, Butler, Reischel; Hare, Powell, Onyekaba, Aaman were examples of ...
by ace
2 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin (Offer)
Replies: 111
Views: 6909

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

When Toppin was at Ossining, he was teammates with Alan Griffin, son of Adrian Griffin who played with Dan at Seton Hall. That might only be interesting to me. In any case, basketball is a small world. The Karnisovas-Biruta-Hurley story is still my favorite, though.
by ace
2 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 NY PF - Obadiah Toppin (Offer)
Replies: 111
Views: 6909

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

Ousmane Ba, who- alas- was nothing more than a very tall decoy. Akele was the prize that weekend. Berry also visited with them.
by ace
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1441
Views: 34696

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Georgetown played their last game on March 8th. Thompson wasn't let go until March 23rd. Going 8 days (and counting) without hiring a coach isn't awful; but, with the way that initial timeline falls, did they make informal overtures and think they had someone who ended up not working out? I know fi...
by ace
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1441
Views: 34696

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Georgetown played their last game on March 8th. Thompson wasn't let go until March 23rd. Going 8 days (and counting) without hiring a coach isn't awful; but, with the way that initial timeline falls, did they make informal overtures and think they had someone who ended up not working out? I know fir...
by ace
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hassan Martin - A True Rhody LEGEND
Replies: 22
Views: 1018

Re: Hassan Martin - A True Rhody LEGEND

SmartyBarrett wrote:Oh duh, thanks. I am familiar. Just never saw it abbreviated and all I could think was Pittsburgh...


Well, Pittsburgh was recently pretty great, so that's understandable.
by ace
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Hassan Martin - A True Rhody LEGEND
Replies: 22
Views: 1018

Re: Hassan Martin - A True Rhody LEGEND

OK for real tho - what is PIT? Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. It's an exposure event for guys to explore professional playing opportunities and would be great for Hassan. There's a bunch of NBA people and other scouts there to watch. The level of players is usually around the D League/internat...
by ace
4 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 NY G Malik Martin (Offer)
Replies: 47
Views: 5072

Re: '18 NY G Malik Martin (Offer)

I don't really have a sense of what level Malik is best suited for. I imagine his AAU season (playing with the Rens) will be very important for his prospects. That being said, if he wants a coach that knows about handling comparisons to his brother, I know a guy. From watching the older Martins from...
by ace
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1441
Views: 34696

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Can't turn down a job you haven't been offered. And there are also about 42 steps between no interest from either side and an official offer of employment, which makes the language on these job talks difficult to parse. The conversations, official and otherwise, that assess mutual interest are part...
by ace
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: NCAA Tournament - General Discussion
Replies: 302
Views: 6425

Re: NCAA Tournament - General Discussion

Not exactly the kind of attention the Oregon program's looking for at the moment, but I'm glad this was written: Dana Altman, now in his first Final Four, should have been fired over Oregon’s rape case http://collegebasketball.nbcsports.com/2017/03/30/dana-altman-now-in-his-first-final-four-should-h...
by ace
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Team to be Honored 4pm Thursday @ State House
Replies: 49
Views: 1592

Re: Team to be Honored 4pm Thursday @ State House

Recruiting is in a "dead period" from today throughl 4/6 at noon.
by ace
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-2018 Predicting The A10 Conference
Replies: 47
Views: 1955

Re: 2017-2018 Predicting The A10 Conference

Going by the first post, I think both Philly teams are probably too high. I used to trust Giannini with transfers, but after this year, I'm not sure. They lose Price but Johnson and Powell should both be back. As for St. Joe's, I think Charlie Brown is legit. I worry about when Newkirk can be back f...
by ace
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1441
Views: 34696

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Just saying nothing is a slam dunk. Presumably you would take a job where you can recruit those players from programs like DH's high school team and find success. But those things aren't absolute. Also I know plenty of guys that played elite level college sports and pro sports. Personally I don't g...
by ace
4 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '16 LA PF Mike Layssard Jr. (URI Signed NLI)
Replies: 198
Views: 21654

Re: '16 LA PF Mike Layssard Jr. (URI Signed NLI)

The coach is probably just jealous of his hair, tbh.
by ace
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1441
Views: 34696

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

rodfromcranston wrote:Heresy!
SPG must be drawn and quartered, for saying something
negative about a former Hurley high school player!
Also, well, is Frank Crapano said it, wowie!
Must be true.


I know you don't like me, but that was pretty clearly a joke. My goodness, sir.
by ace
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1441
Views: 34696

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Brad Stevens took Butler there from the Horizon. If you can coach then you can do it from anywhere. If you can't coach then you are better off taking the big check and recruiting the Myck Kabongos of the world and hoping they dont end up having the career that Kabongo had. Of course coaching isn't ...
by ace
4 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Team to be Honored 4pm Thursday @ State House
Replies: 49
Views: 1592

Re: Team to be Honored 4pm Thursday @ State House

RI Statehouse or Greece? There were events today at the statehouse to celebrate Greek Independence Day (which was over the weekend on March 25th). There were several people in Greek costume that performed in the building. Yep. https://twitter.com/rep_deb/status/847546776739557376/photo/1 This pictu...
by ace
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 NY G Malik Martin (Offer)
Replies: 47
Views: 5072

Re: '18 NY G Malik Martin (Offer)

Congrats, Malik!

Curtis' Malik Martin named Jaques Award winner
http://highschoolsports.silive.com/news ... rd-winner/


Some guy named Hassan apparently won this in 2013.
by ace
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 183
Views: 8419

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

EC may have taken the same route- declaring without an agent, getting some feedback- if he didn't have the post-season knee issue to get straightened out. Although he's only played two seasons, Bullock (and EC, for that matter) has been on campus for four years- there's a lot to be said for getting ...
by ace
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1441
Views: 34696

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

I fully support this turning into an AI thread.

But in case it doesn't, did VCU really hire Jimmy (son of Phil) Martelli as their DBO? Jimmy "Baby Rice" Martelli? I do believe in second chances. I would also not love this hire for my program.
by ace
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1441
Views: 34696

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Getting away from Adidas was an option, but I think the biggest thing was the ability to negotiate the deal for the basketball program apart from the rest of the university.
by ace
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1441
Views: 34696

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

What was the quote on Iona? Something like,"Never has a team been so committed to not playing defense." I liked the times we played them, because you knew it would be a fun night for our offense. There's a reason why Cluess has stayed at Iona. He's in a place where he has talented offensi...
by ace
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1441
Views: 34696

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Also thought that DH extension details would have been done and announced by now......maybe it's just a waiting game. It's only Wednesday. Get it done by Friday, then head into the Final Four as one of 32 coaches/programs to win a conference tournament and a game in the NCAAs. That's all positive f...
by ace
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1441
Views: 34696

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

by ace
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 PA PG - Daron Russell (URI Signed NLI)
Replies: 362
Views: 24119

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

The texts and calls that fly when coaching rumors get started, program-affiliated people out there looking up their Team Final and Philly hoops hook-ups... it's no joke. Anyway, here are a couple of articles that I don't think have been posted. Daron Russell caps legendary Imhotep Charter career wit...
by ace
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 JUCO PF - Shakur Juiston (UNLV)
Replies: 344
Views: 16305

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

Rhody74 wrote:I noticed Cyril is following him as well. I wonder if he knows him .....


He does. They were both with Playaz (NJ). Carr was the lead recruiter on Langevine, as well.
by ace
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1441
Views: 34696

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Focusing on a string of seven wins and breaking down five years of work- including a massive rebuild- to just that seems off. Of course people from the outside may see it that way, but the expectations for context should be higher for people who've followed the five seasons. There were some who said...
by ace
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 PA PG - Daron Russell (URI Signed NLI)
Replies: 362
Views: 24119

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

As far as I know, yes, Saturday's his last official game with Imhotep. I know I didn't post here all season, but it was a lot of fun to track Daron's performance this year, knowing that I'd be following him just as closely in a Rams uniform next season. PIAA 4A: Imhotep demolishes Greater Nanticoke ...
by ace
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 PA PG - Daron Russell (URI Signed NLI)
Replies: 362
Views: 24119

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

Imhotep beat Greater Nanticoke tonight in the semi-finals, 60-23. They led 39-15 at the half. Russell had 18 points then and ended up with 22. They played the fourth quarter with a running clock, and Imhotep's starters sat out. They'll play Strong Vincent (Erie) this weekend in Hershey for the 4A St...
by ace
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Koch on URI BB Commitment
Replies: 169
Views: 4589

Re: Koch on URI BB Commitment

I think there were contingency plans in place for improvements to happen if Dan met certain goals.....and now they can start to happen.... I don't think Dan will get much of a bump up yet, but his assistants should....Cox might be a target for a D1 job...... Dave Cox would be on my radar if I was U...
by ace
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1441
Views: 34696

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Rhody still beat him twice this season, though...

by ace
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 PA PG - Daron Russell (URI Signed NLI)
Replies: 362
Views: 24119

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

I'm not picking on him, but his leaping ability does take you by surprise when you watch him play. He's a "bouncy" player, but then he takes off and his elevation is really impressive. Here's another play. He was up there on this one- https://twitter.com/imhotep_track/status/84356725983883...
by ace
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '17 PA PG - Daron Russell (URI Signed NLI)
Replies: 362
Views: 24119

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

Imhotep beat Audenreid in the quarterfinals on Sunday. Russell had 24 points in a somewhat surprisingly easy win. The semi-finals are tomorrow night. Russell is listed at 6' (he's not even close) and watching him dunk is seriously fun. Here's one from Sunday. https://instagram.com/p/BR4WVOJj5MI/ htt...
by ace
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1441
Views: 34696

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

I think it would take one more successful season (NCAA appearance) for a true p5 school to offer him a job. So in my opinion, Dan's staying to help build this program to become a more consistent contender. Is that really true? Andy Enfield went from FGCU to USC after 3 years and 1 tourney run. Bobb...
by ace
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: For what it's worth ...
Replies: 23
Views: 666

Re: For what it's worth ...

That stuff was nothing more than competitiveness in a high stakes game. And anyway, why would you expect class from a program that signed Austin (and then had to kick him out along with Dotson and Artis)?
by ace
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The Coaching Carousel 2017
Replies: 1441
Views: 34696

Re: The Coaching Carousel 2017

Lots of buzz about Wade from VCU, going to LSU. Also, King Rice of Monmouth to Duquesne. well, that puts an end to the 'best coaching name in the conference' competition King's son, Alexander, is a really good sophomore guard at St. Anthony this year. I think the Wade situation is interesting. He's...
by ace
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Media coverage 2017
Replies: 48
Views: 1774

Re: Media coverage 2017

by ace
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Media coverage 2017
Replies: 48
Views: 1774

Re: Media coverage 2017

Hit the arrow to get all four- EC, Jared, Hassan, and Kuran. Great quotes from all.


by ace
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19
Replies: 455
Views: 7211

Re: Game #35: Oregon (NCAA Tournnment Rd of 32) - Sun March 19

Really good write-up on the challenge of tomorrow's game. If you're still riding a high and aren't ready for a dose of reality, maybe don't click through? http://www.independentri.com/rhody_overtime/article_75f2ba4c-0c32-11e7-a514-fb60163f769d.html?utm_content=buffer54b6e&utm_medium=social&u...

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