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by rjsuperfly66
6 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved
Replies: 170
Views: 5263

Re: WPRI-Ty Boswell arrested-Player also involved

God forbid I bring up PC, but Brandon Austin and Rodney Bullock were never charged at PC and their names were out there. Their names weren't announced until over 4 months later. The report never named the players, but it was pretty easy to piece together when someone said two members of the team we...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Transfer Eligibility Changing ?
Replies: 35
Views: 648

Re: Transfer rule changes

In most cases, you may not compete for one year after transferring from a four-year college to another four-year college. This year is an opportunity to adjust to your new school and focus on your studies rather than sports. However, there are exceptions that may allow you to compete during the firs...
by rjsuperfly66
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Transfer Eligibility Changing ?
Replies: 35
Views: 648

Re: Transfer rule changes

There are two things I believe: 1) If a coach leaves a school, a player should have __ days to be able to transfer and not have to sit a year. 2) If a player accepts a scholarship to play college basketball, he should be guaranteed a 4 year scholarship, even if he is "brizzed." Outside of ...
by rjsuperfly66
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 SC SF - Jimmy Nichols Jr. (PC)
Replies: 38
Views: 2452

Re: '18 SC SF - Jimmy Nichols Jr. (Offer)

It doesn't appear as cut and dry. Nichols lives in SC and they have hosted him unofficially a few times. Don't know if Miami is a serious contender either. http://www.goupstate.com/sports/20170904/nichols-to-reveal-college-choice-on-tuesday Correct, the rumor for a long time was that if USC had off...
by rjsuperfly66
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 4 Guard Rotation
Replies: 55
Views: 1785

Re: 4 Guard Rotation

There are pros and cons to running a 4 guard offense. You can beat many teams simply by being more athletic than them, and you are probably better with a 6'6/6'7 athlete than a 6'8/6'9 stiff manning the paint. But let's not pretend there are not flaws ... People love to mention the 2016 Villanova te...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Practice Facility at PC
Replies: 69
Views: 2246

Re: Practice Facility at PC

It was because PC did not have to pay for an arena, due to the gift of RI taxpayers, that PC had the money to build their practice facility and upgrade many other athletics venues on its campus. In an indirect sense, RI taxpayers helped make their practice facility a reality. URI had to commit tens...
by rjsuperfly66
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Practice Facility at PC
Replies: 69
Views: 2246

Re: Practice Facility at PC

PC can do what they want with their money. As long as the taxpayers don't pay a damn dime (like we were forced to with the Dunkin dump). It was because PC did not have to pay for an arena, due to the gift of RI taxpayers, that PC had the money to build their practice facility and upgrade many other...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Fun With Trolls
Replies: 46
Views: 331

Re: '18 RI G - David Duke (Offer)

TBH, I want to see David Duke at Providence College. It gives Rhody fans a chance to see a great talent play at least once a year, if not more if they happen to catch more than the PC game vs URI. The school's in his top 5 don't affect us at all (other than playing PC once/year), not one of them is...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2813
Views: 173574

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

The notion that stars mean nothing (or very little) is very false. Yes, there will be guys ranked in the Top 50 or Top 75 who will be busts, and yes, there will be guys in the Top 150 or even Top 200 who will become stars. But the probability of getting a stud or key piece around 150 or 200 is much...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2813
Views: 173574

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

The notion that stars mean nothing (or very little) is very false. Yes, there will be guys ranked in the Top 50 or Top 75 who will be busts, and yes, there will be guys in the Top 150 or even Top 200 who will become stars. But the probability of getting a stud or key piece around 150 or 200 is much ...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rhode Island Basketball Tourney
Replies: 75
Views: 3149

Re: Rhode Island Basketball Tourney

There is really no way to make this work, not in RI. The only way it would work is if Brown-Bryant played every year before PC-URI, but even that does not work at all. Maybe something in New England -- but I think there would be too many teams that feel like they belong in that, and many of them are...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Big East, ACC, A10 and Colonial form officiating alliance
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: Big East, ACC, A10 and Colonial form officiating alliance

My understanding of the initial plan was for conferences to better coordinate travel schedules for officials -- Rather than have Official A in Kingston on Night 1, Miami on Night 2, and Providence on Night 3, they work together on the schedule to make sure that their officials aren't flying back and...
by rjsuperfly66
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 Canada PG Jaelin Llewellyn (Princeton Commit)
Replies: 16
Views: 1498

Re: '18 Canada PG Jaelin Llewellyn (Princeton Commit)

Rankings are subjective and based a lot on what school someone signs with. Many times it's assumed to be this, because the big updates come in the summer as tournaments play out. A guy who was previously ranked 100+ and all of a sudden has a breakout summer may get an offer from Duke, signs with Du...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion
Replies: 599
Views: 28776

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

I guess I differ than you TP, since I consider a mid-major any conference that usually in an average season would have 2-4 bids. I would consider a low-major a conference that usually has 1 bid, and a major conference usually more than 4. I think P5 is a poor designation as it pertains to basketbal...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion
Replies: 599
Views: 28776

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

I guess I differ than you TP, since I consider a mid-major any conference that usually in an average season would have 2-4 bids. I would consider a low-major a conference that usually has 1 bid, and a major conference usually more than 4. I think P5 is a poor designation as it pertains to basketball...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion
Replies: 599
Views: 28776

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

If Penn St. finishes 11-7 or better in the B1G and devours that OOC schedule, they are in and likely a 7-8 seed. If they finished 10-8 in the B1G, they are probably still in the 9-10 range assuming they have some marquee home/road wins. If they finish 9-9, they could still be square on the bubble 11...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: DI Men’s Basketball Committee redefines quality win
Replies: 25
Views: 792

Re: DI Men’s Basketball Committee redefines quality win

Interesting to see if elite programs change their scheduling. *cough cough* Syracuse *cough* If anything it might just reinforce it - in conference they will still play road games at some combination of Duke, UNC, Louisville, Notre Dame, etc. I think the big thing is that itll be harder to make a t...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Where Are They Now? Former Player Results and News
Replies: 1358
Views: 99058

Re: Where Are They Now? Former Player Results and News

Delroy James is playing for Team Fancy in the TBT. They advanced to the Sweet 16 on Saturday by beating a Villanova alumni team. James scored 21 points in the Round 2 contest and added 8 rebounds. He was the high scorer in their Game 1 victory as well. Team Fancy next plays on Thursday, July 20th, a...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 224
Views: 9213

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I think Morris is a great fit to fill Amir's spot in the starting lineup.
Amir was a better rebounder, but not significantly so.
I believe Morris is a 36% 3 pointer shooter for his career, which should be a nice upgrade for a Steven's offense.
Should get plenty of open looks with IT and now Hayward.
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Basketball Practice Facilities Review
Replies: 50
Views: 5340

Re: Basketball Practice Facilities Review

ATP is right ... I believe I read an article that discussed the big donors for the new basketball facility at Gonzaga. I believe they just became fans 5 years ago, after seeing them play in Arizona. I don't believe they have any previous affiliation with the school. In the last 20 years, school enro...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 224
Views: 9213

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

Anyone watch the summer league game the other night? My guy to watch is Zizic. We know Brown can play, and I think we know Tatum can score at this level, but at this point, Zizic is kind of an important piece. C's have no backup bigs with any NBA experience. It's Zizic and Yabousele in that role bat...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 224
Views: 9213

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

It's the beauty of the NBA... with $100 million salary cap and many teams unable to sign true top talents, teams need to sign guys to short-term, high value contracts to even make the cap floor.
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 224
Views: 9213

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

More Great News: Kevin O'Connor NBA Staff Writer for "The Ringer" Three league sources sense the current favorite for Gordon Hayward is Miami. Reasons: better lifestyle, Spoelstra, "feature scoring role." Things can obviously change after meetings. But Miami clearly should not be...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 224
Views: 9213

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

LOL, I've always said the way the NBA sets up free agency, it's a farce that all teams with cap space can offer the same deal Take this example ...You work as a marketing rep. A firm in LA offers you $250K to move to LA and work for them. At the same time, a firm in Billings, MT offers you $250K to ...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 224
Views: 9213

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

The Pacers definitely got screwed by George's public desire to go play in LA --- it's not that he owed Pritchard or Indiana anything, but you have to acknowledge it's very hard to swing a trade to another team for max assets when the other team is thinks there is minimal chance of retaining him. His...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 224
Views: 9213

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

It just continues to show, it's all about LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION ... The NBA salary cap structure with set maxes is a killer for many times ... If a player wants to maximize their money, they go to a state with no income tax ... If they want a great location, there are plenty of them out there. ...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 224
Views: 9213

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

Can't believe all is quiet here on the NBA front ... Hayward still at large. George to the Thunder. Griffin back to LA. FA has been live for not even 12 hours, and it looks like the big 4th of July spectacle we would have all loved has been rained out. Hayward will still help if he comes here, but t...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)
Replies: 114
Views: 6456

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)

But statements like that are just speculation --- you don't know how much it costs to operate the DDC, do you? There are plenty of other X's and O's ... how much does the DDC make on concessions? How much does the city make with their various parking lots? How about the city during a big Saturday ga...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)
Replies: 114
Views: 6456

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)

Well, one thing to know about the DePaul situation, they were offered 10-years rent free if they committed to keep playing at the AllState Arena in 2012, and they were the ones who kept pushing to try to get a new arena done. It'll be home to Depaul men's and women's basketball, as well as other DeP...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 224
Views: 9213

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I know it's a small sample size, but if you look only at career numbers, you aren't allowing for recent growth/improvements in those aspects of someone's game. Plus, the game has changed and rosters are built differently. George averaged 8.8 rebounds in 8 games against Cleveland this year, and had 1...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 224
Views: 9213

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I don't get the Celtic's wanting to trade number one draft picks AND players for a one year rental. George is a 42% career shooter and 4.5rpg. Griffin at 9,5 averages more rebounds than George and Hayward COMBINED! Well at least with regards to George, he averaged 8.8 rebounds in the 4 playoff game...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)
Replies: 114
Views: 6456

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)

Somebody should get (through the Freedom of Information Act or whatever it is called) a copy of the PC lease with the Dunk / Convention Center Authority and see if it is a market rent lease. Do they pay extra for a practice at the facility? What happens to the concession revenue? Who pays for secur...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)
Replies: 114
Views: 6456

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)

Respectfully disagree on the Big East earned it. Those schools were handed giant TV checks by Fox because they needed any content at the height of the TV rights boom, before anyone knew how the Big East would respond in the new college sports atmosphere, which allowed them to invest at a Power 5 le...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)
Replies: 114
Views: 6456

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)

Ace, where I disagree with you is talking about the Big East resources and hype. When the BE7 decided to split off in 2013, it was largely seen as a comical decision. There's roughly a 28 page thread on this site alone, with tons of hysterical remarks in hindsight. Why would anyone join those teams?...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)
Replies: 114
Views: 6456

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)

You can only consistently land big recruits and recruit at a high level if you are not afraid of failure. If you only want to go after value or under-the-radar guys, they're going to be easier to get but then you're only gonna have those types of guys on your team. I think Cooley recognizes this and...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)
Replies: 114
Views: 6456

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (Offer)

Wow Cooley continues to kill it... Well PC has an amazing future... Cooley has done well with his recruiting. He however needs to start winning NCAA games. While he has four appearances, he has as many wins as Dan Hurley in his sole trip. An NCAA record of 1-4 with the seeding and recruits Cooley h...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (PC)
Replies: 114
Views: 6456

Re: '18 MA SG - A.J. Reeves (Offer)

Wow Cooley continues to kill it... Well PC has an amazing future... It was important if PC wanted to maintain the momentum of the last few years that they land a killer recruiting class. They will lose 4 out of 5 starters to graduation, plus there is the potential 6th-7th man Isaiah Jackson grad tr...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 224
Views: 9213

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I bet Danny is signing Blake griffin as it's hard to believe he would add another expensive wing in Hayward even with a trade of Crowder. I want Hayward over Griffin, but I'm having a tough time justifying that with the current roster. Just look at the frontcourt ... The only signed guys right now ...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 NY G Jalen Lecque
Replies: 11
Views: 1608

Re: '18 NY G Jalen Lecque

Lecque is a Bronx, NY native but has opted to transfer from Monsignor Scanlan to Christ School in North Carolina to repeat his junior year and enter the class of 2019. Lecque attended Providence’s Late Night Madness festivities in October and the Friars offered him last week. He has been running wit...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '19 MA SG - Brycen Goodine (Syracuse)
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: '19 MA SG - Brycen Goodine

Goodine is next in line at St. Andrew’s and with BABC, following in the footsteps of 2018 Cole Swider. Goodine re-classified from 2018 to 2019 when moving from Bishop Stang to St. Andrew’s for last season. He is playing with BABC on the Nike EYBL circuit. His only reported offer is from Boston Colle...
by rjsuperfly66
2 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '19 NH PF - Akok Akok (Offer)
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: '19 NH PF - Akok Akok (Offer)

Akok appears to be one of the next men up for the Mass Rivals squad that has produced tons of talent over the years, including Providence incoming freshman Makai Ashton-Langford and 2018 recruiting targets David Duke and AJ Reeves. Previously a member of the 2018 class, Akok re-classified last summe...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 224
Views: 9213

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I think the problem with that Bulls offer is that by taking on Butler and getting rid of no contracts, it would significantly restrict them in free agency. I hadn't heard that rumor so I appreciate you mentioning it. I think getting Butler for just #3 is a steal, which is why I think Ainge is also t...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: CELTICS and the NBA
Replies: 224
Views: 9213

Re: CELTICS and the NBA

I too was ok with the trade, but I think it's one of those deals where it's going to be TBD on who the winner and loser is. It seems like everyone thinks the C's are moving the #3 pick, at least from an article I read last night about how Josh Jackson's camp doesn't appear to want to waste a time wi...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Villanova Commit)
Replies: 328
Views: 21330

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

Ehh, shoplifting? Stretching there. PC believes in this approach because if the player gets a) homesick b) wrong fit, or c) any other option, they hope the initial investment gets them a seat at the table later on. Many people thought MAL was destined for UCONN, Cooley kept pushing. He lost the init...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Villanova Commit)
Replies: 328
Views: 21330

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

PC was his fall back plan if none of the programs he really wanted to go to offered, nothing more. He wanted nothing to do with staying around here. Dan was smart to hop out early when it was clear he wasn't interested, and PC bringing their bus and going nuts to try to get him when he wasn't inter...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Louisville Cardinal basketball sanctions
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: Louisville Cardinal basketball sanctions

Honestly, I'm so tired of talking about these sanctions, the reality being that these schools commit significant infractions, and get a slap on the wrist. Even if they have to vacate their banner, the fans all still got to celebrate the joy of a Championship. No one can ever take that away from them...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: All Pro Sports
Topic: Golden State Warriors
Replies: 20
Views: 469

Re: Golden State Warriors

1) The 2015 and 2016 versions of the Golden St. Warriors were a lot more interesting to me. As has been stated, that was an organically built team and was something to trumpet as the team that "built through the draft." While it is certainly no one in the organizations fault that Durant si...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Villanova Commit)
Replies: 328
Views: 21330

Re: '18 RI SG Cole Swider (Offer)

Swider has Duke written all over him. Sorry PC. Why sorry? This really isn't a surprise to anyone. Most connected PC fans have known Swider was a real outside-chance. And I think they are ok with that, because fans are really high on Reeves (#73) and Duke (#74) as their top prospects. Losing on the...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Proposed AAC-A10 Challenge
Replies: 18
Views: 1190

Re: Proposed AAC-A10 Challenge

It's interesting, because the AAC and the A10 (from a basketball perspective) are two very like conferences. They both have averaged around 3 bids in the last 2-3 years. Both have struggled to make any traction in the NCAA Tournament. Both have been dragged down by the plethora of non-Top 100 progra...
by rjsuperfly66
3 months ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion
Replies: 599
Views: 28776

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

I agree with Ramster in most regards on this topic, one early season game (even a pretty big one) should not make or break attendance for an entire season. URI (or PC's season) will largely be determined by conference performance. However, the area I would tend to disagree is that if the season star...

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