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Fatts Named A10 Rookie of the Week

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This news could not be more appropriate for that avatar
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Postby adam914 » 1 month ago

Might as well just name this award after him for the rest of the season.
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Postby Seawrightspostgame » 1 month ago

I like when Katz interviewed him and asked him about other schools and his height. Or Philly rivalries.

He was like IDK man I like it here. NEXT QUESTION. That's a URI attitude to me. Some people just love it. Others not so much.

But if it is for you. Then that's it. Not worried about anything else.
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Postby bigappleram » 1 month ago

Fatts is another asset we could be using to "brand" the program. He is the epitome of our brand of basketball - tough, scrappy, challenger, fearless.
On top of that he is already a fan favorite - the name "Fatts", the dimunitive size, the Philly swag, so much there to work with.
Let's hope someone in Kingston is thinking of ways to use that to market our program.
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Postby reef » 1 month ago

Love how he pumped fake and got those 3 free throws in a very key spot

Some guys are just born scorers and he is one of them even though he is under 6 feet
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Postby Ramulous » 1 month ago

I agree with the sentiments here.......showcase our players around the state......I remember seeing TJ on bus ads in the past.....billboards with a collage of our kids....start branding Fatts and Dowtin as the future....
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Postby Rhody74 » 1 month ago

Continue to do it with Jared, Jarvis and EC. They've all been here's at one time or another. But Fatts deseve's to be marketed as well.
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Postby theblueram » 1 month ago

Congrats Fatts!!!! First of many I'm sure.
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I agree totally with highlighting the seniors.....even add "Juice" Berry....but start planning to highlight the brand with the youngsters...
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.......even Cooley seemed to enjoy/appreciate the Fatts Clyde Fraiser move......
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Speaking of Fatts, how do we get this fixed?

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basket ... sland-rams
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Postby Billyboy78 » 1 month ago

Is there a reason some want to promote all of the seniors except Stan?
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Postby bigappleram » 1 month ago

The time to promote our current players has almost come and gone.
We should have branding the program in the late summer and fall...and i would have created a campaign using Dan, EC and Jared as the face of the program. But we have been over this ad nauseum...a golden opportunity was missed between August - December to brand the program and build our fanbase. Then when news like "#1 mid major recruiting class" and beating PC happened it would have had a snowball impact.
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Billyboy78 wrote:Is there a reason some want to promote all of the seniors except Stan?

Oversight on my part ....
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Postby eli#10 » 1 month ago

Congrats Fatts!

He should have also won the conference Player of the Week award. Who the heck won that award?
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Oversight on my part too......I love Stan!!!!
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Since some think winning games (especially PC) and selling beer are the only things that drive interest and attendance can we find out how many mini plans have been purchased since Saturday? We do sell beer.
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I opined that beating pc was part of the recipe.....not the only thing....many ingredients...don't leave one out
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reef wrote:Love how he pumped fake and got those 3 free throws in a very key spot

Some guys are just born scorers and he is one of them even though he is under 6 feet


Yes Reef this was a great, savvy play, in a critical spot. I forgot about that. And he nailed all three FT's.
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This kid is "the man". He was a man among PC boys during the last game in my opinion. He literally made them look just foolish. The drive to the basket before the half, past two or three guys much taller than him for a reverse layup at the buzzer. The pesky defense. The 3-point shot from the corner off a brilliant pass from Jarvis. This kid had brass balls. He showed up in a big way in probably what has been the biggest game of his life thus far in front of a sold out Ryan Center...and he's a Freshman. In my opinion, this kid has Tyson Wheeler type potential, possibly even better. He was going 100mph with his dribble and never looked like he was about to loose control of the ball. The basketball IQ on this guy is amazing...to have the situational awareness to draw 3 fouls shots out of nothing was incredible. That offensive possession was dead in the water and then ****"CLEEEAR"**** brought it back to life with a Paul Pierce-like 3pt shot fake.
I don't say this often or hardly at all, but I'm sold on Fatts...hook, line, and sinker. Oh and did I mention the passing in traffic....JUST AWESOME! I am officially in the Daron "Fatts" Russell fan club.
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Postby Smokinjimit » 1 month ago

Not only did he draw the foul on the fake 3 point shot he then went to the line and hit all three of the free throws. You could see the wind go out of PC's sail. Such a senior heads up play. Genius level basketball IQ.
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Postby RhowdyRam02 » 1 month ago

He's shooting 83.3% so far on free throws. Great stat, especially seeing as he should continually draw fouls getting to the hoop.
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eli#10 wrote:Congrats Fatts!

He should have also won the conference Player of the Week award. Who the heck won that award?


Yuta Watanabe of GW and Justin Tillman of VCU shared the Conf Player of the Week Award.
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ace wrote:Speaking of Fatts, how do we get this fixed?

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basket ... sland-rams


I can’t stress enough how much this is bothering me :)

He’s on the roster. Why isn’t he listed in the stats? Get it together, ESPN.
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Postby ATPTourFan » 1 month ago

That should be the last straw, Ace. No more ESPN. They fired all their college basketball writing talent. I support CBS Sports and The Athletic these days.
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ramster wrote:
eli#10 wrote:Congrats Fatts!

He should have also won the conference Player of the Week award. Who the heck won that award?


Yuta Watanabe of GW and Justin Tillman of VCU shared the Conf Player of the Week Award.


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ATPTourFan wrote:That should be the last straw, Ace. No more ESPN. They fired all their college basketball writing talent. I support CBS Sports and The Athletic these days.


The Athletic is excellent.
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Paying for stuff is weak, though. I don't pay covers at bars and I don't pay to read stuff on the internet.
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bigappleram wrote:
ATPTourFan wrote:That should be the last straw, Ace. No more ESPN. They fired all their college basketball writing talent. I support CBS Sports and The Athletic these days.


The Athletic is excellent.


Agreed. Their content is great, and they have nearly every writer I always made a point of reading. When Dana O’Neil came aboard, I was sold.
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In a half time discussion, Blue Man said he felt Fatts was
like Tyson Wheeler.
I think he's more like Silk Owens.
Silk was listed at 6', but that was generous.
He was a ballhawking, scoring machine,
who played with a bullet in his arm, and feared nothing.
He had his NYC attitude from day one.
Slept on the bus ride on the way to play Syracuse.
Total ice-water in his veins.
I see Fatts cut from the same cloth as Silk Owens.
As big a compliment as a Rhody fan can give IMO.
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Postby adam914 » 1 month ago

ramster wrote:
eli#10 wrote:Congrats Fatts!

He should have also won the conference Player of the Week award. Who the heck won that award?


Yuta Watanabe of GW and Justin Tillman of VCU shared the Conf Player of the Week Award.


I can't wait to play GW, I'm putting the over/under on amount of times our defense makes Watanabe literally cry on the court at 7. (Hint: Take the over)
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Postby section(105) » 1 month ago

......he expressed his joy in seeing so many Keaney Blue shirts and color in the crowd......we should have official/unofficial a Blue Out every freakin game!!.....let’s give him that every nite....
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Postby NJRhodyFan » 1 month ago

Fatts even getting some love from Jay Bilas! (see below). Bilas has URI ranked #34 in his list of top 68 teams in the country.

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...and not one single mention yet, anywhere, of a 5'9" guy being a liability on D. The kid flat out rocks...and, mega-bonus ==>looks like he's loving every minute of it.
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TruePoint wrote:Paying for stuff is weak, though. I don't pay covers at bars and I don't pay to read stuff on the internet.


If Net Neutrality is revoked, then you will need to get used to paying for access to certain sites....
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rodfromcranston wrote:In a half time discussion, Blue Man said he felt Fatts was
like Tyson Wheeler.
I think he's more like Silk Owens.
Silk was listed at 6', but that was generous.
He was a ballhawking, scoring machine,
who played with a bullet in his arm, and feared nothing.
He had his NYC attitude from day one.
Slept on the bus ride on the way to play Syracuse.
Total ice-water in his veins.
I see Fatts cut from the same cloth as Silk Owens.
As big a compliment as a Rhody fan can give IMO.


Rod, great point! I was thinking he was like Wheeler myself, but reading your points, Silk is more accurate.
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Postby reef » 1 month ago

Man if he can be as good as those guys we are in for a treat
Great point about his free throws as he will get to the line plenty with his speed and quickness
Also love what a pest he is on D as his hands always seem to get on the ball
He just needs to avoid those ticky tacks 40 feet away from the hoop
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Postby Bigsnoop » 1 month ago

I mentioned in another post that I met Fatts brother Dewayne last year when he played for GCU at Mohegan. He said that Fatts will be better than him over his career, and Dewayne was the WAC player of the year last year. Part of the reason was that Dewayne didn't know if he could compete at this level, and wasn't confident in his abilities until his redshirt junior year. He said Fatts saw what Dewayne did and knew he could play at a high level.

URI also caught a break in that Fatts moved from Arizona, and played in Philly.
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rodfromcranston wrote:In a half time discussion, Blue Man said he felt Fatts was
like Tyson Wheeler.
I think he's more like Silk Owens.
Silk was listed at 6', but that was generous.
He was a ballhawking, scoring machine,
who played with a bullet in his arm, and feared nothing.
He had his NYC attitude from day one.
Slept on the bus ride on the way to play Syracuse.
Total ice-water in his veins.
I see Fatts cut from the same cloth as Silk Owens.
As big a compliment as a Rhody fan can give IMO.

And Silk is our only 2000 pt. scorer. Long ways away, but I wonder if Fatts is the next. He's going to score a lot of points, especially beginning next year.
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Postby reef » 1 month ago

I recall that thread Snoop on the recruiting thread

Didn't DH say couple weeks ago that Fatts would average over 20 in the future ??
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reef wrote:I recall that thread Snoop on the recruiting thread

Didn't DH say couple weeks ago that Fatts would average over 20 in the future ??

He said he could lead the A10 in scoring a couple of times.
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Postby Smokinjimit » 1 month ago

CBS sports named the top 10 freshman in the country so far. Number 10 was some guy from the A-10. I commented that he wasn't even the best freshman in the conference never mind the 10th best in the country.

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CBS is under rating the Fattman !!!!!
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Come on CBS Fatts is the man !!!
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Great article, Fatts needs to stay grounded let the upper class man show him the way
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