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Postby Billyboy78 » 3 months ago

reef wrote:Manutes kid ??

Yes, have you seen him? He's really good. I'll get a video of him.
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Postby rambone 78 » 3 months ago

At least he didn't name him Base Bol.....lol
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Postby Billyboy78 » 3 months ago

Here ya go Reef. Everybody thought he was going to Kentucky.

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Postby reef » 3 months ago

Wow great highlights and great score for Oregon

He has way more skills than his dad who was just a shot blocker
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Postby Ramulous » 2 months ago

He stuck with a Nike school
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Postby ramster » 2 months ago

Bol Bol is the highest rated recruit ever for Oregon. He picked Oregon over Kentucky.
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Postby Billyboy78 » 2 months ago

But he's a lot shorter than his father. He's only 7'2".
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Postby ElmCityRhody » 2 months ago

i used to regularly see manute bol riding the metro north train into new haven some years back

guy was unbelievably tall in person

had i known, i would have recruited his son

hindsight is 20/20 !
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Postby reef » 2 months ago

Who could forget Manute jacking 3s for Don Nelsons Warriors
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Postby ace » 2 months ago

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Postby Rhody83 » 2 months ago

Any ‘19 recruits at last night’s game or going to tonight’s game? Great recruiting tool.
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Postby Skinnyfatts » 2 months ago

Big weekend ahead with the zero gravity event at St. Andrews and with the PC game, could be a good time to get some kids on campus
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Postby Seawrightspostgame » 2 months ago

Are we getting any visitors this weekend for the game. Committed or otherwise.
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Postby Billyboy78 » 2 months ago

Pay the man.
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Postby sf2010 » 2 months ago

ace wrote:https://twitter.com/adamfinkelstein/status/934048211081334784


Just gave this a listen on my lunch break. Well worth the time, Coach Cox gives tremendous insight to the recruitment process, as well as breakdowns about all the members of the incoming class.
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Postby ATPTourFan » 2 months ago

Billyboy78 wrote:Pay the man.


If the fans want top assistants who DELIVER top players annually, WE must PAY UP. Coach Cox is in high demand and the only way we keep him around is to aggressively expand the assistant coach salary pool.

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Postby Section104 » 2 months ago

I just made a donation.

Quick question for those that have donated before - I received an error message when submitting and didn't receive a confirmation email, BUT the charge shows as pending on my credit card. I sent an email to their support team and am awaiting feedback - has this happened to anyone?
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Postby ATPTourFan » 2 months ago

First. Thank you!! Give it a day or call URI foundation tomorrow for confirmation of your gift.
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Postby reef » 2 months ago

That's good recognition for Coach Cox . He may get his opportunity at a lower Div 1 head job soon ???
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Postby Rhody74 » 2 months ago

reef wrote:That's good recognition for Coach Cox . He may get his opportunity at a lower Div 1 head job soon ???

If URI makes a run in the tournament Cox will get multiple offers.
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Postby Joe95 » 2 months ago

Terrence Clarke top ten player in the 2021 class who plays for same expressions team as Dana Tate was at the Ryan center tonight.



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Postby reef » 2 months ago

That's great let's hope the great atmosphere turns him on to Rhody
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Postby Rhody74 » 2 months ago

Great! I was thinking that last night's game was perfect for a recruit to see.
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Postby Billyboy78 » 2 months ago

Some have Clarke rated as the top freshman in the country this year.
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Postby Rhody83 » 2 months ago

Great there were the kids from Expression at game. I hope there were some Rhody ‘19 recruits at the game last night. Also hope there are players that Dan and the assistants are going to watch today. Great time to take advantage of this high.
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Postby Ramulous » 2 months ago

Have to think that there may be kids who want to come play with Fatts, Dowtin, Adams, Harris, Tate and Tyrese.....
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Postby Billyboy78 » 2 months ago

Rhody83 wrote:Great there were the kids from Expression at game. I hope there were some Rhody ‘19 recruits at the game last night. Also hope there are players that Dan and the assistants are going to watch today. Great time to take advantage of this high.

I'm not positive, but one of the kids in that picture with Clarke looks like Ismael Massoud. He's a '19 who plays at MacDuffie with Tate. He's the top rated player in Mass in the '19 class and top 75 nationally. The reason I'm not 100% sure it's him is he didn't play for Expressions. Maybe he does now. And yes, we are recruiting him.
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Postby CT Rhody » 2 months ago

Billyboy78 wrote:
Rhody83 wrote:Great there were the kids from Expression at game. I hope there were some Rhody ‘19 recruits at the game last night. Also hope there are players that Dan and the assistants are going to watch today. Great time to take advantage of this high.

I'm not positive, but one of the kids in that picture with Clarke looks like Ismael Massoud. He's a '19 who plays at MacDuffie with Tate. He's the top rated player in Mass in the '19 class and top 75 nationally. The reason I'm not 100% sure it's him is he didn't play for Expressions. Maybe he does now. And yes, we are recruiting him.


Great info, hope he was impressed..
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Postby NorthernRamFan » 2 months ago

Billyboy78 wrote:
Rhody83 wrote:Great there were the kids from Expression at game. I hope there were some Rhody ‘19 recruits at the game last night. Also hope there are players that Dan and the assistants are going to watch today. Great time to take advantage of this high.

I'm not positive, but one of the kids in that picture with Clarke looks like Ismael Massoud. He's a '19 who plays at MacDuffie with Tate. He's the top rated player in Mass in the '19 class and top 75 nationally. The reason I'm not 100% sure it's him is he didn't play for Expressions. Maybe he does now. And yes, we are recruiting him.


Can’t say for certain that Massoud was in attendance but to the the right of Terrence is Alexis Reyes, another Boston kid who is a top 100 kid in the 2020 class who plays with Terrence for Expressions.
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Postby Bos8 » 2 months ago

Billyboy78 wrote:
Rhody83 wrote:Great there were the kids from Expression at game. I hope there were some Rhody ‘19 recruits at the game last night. Also hope there are players that Dan and the assistants are going to watch today. Great time to take advantage of this high.

I'm not positive, but one of the kids in that picture with Clarke looks like Ismael Massoud. He's a '19 who plays at MacDuffie with Tate. He's the top rated player in Mass in the '19 class and top 75 nationally. The reason I'm not 100% sure it's him is he didn't play for Expressions. Maybe he does now. And yes, we are recruiting him.



I wasn't there, so I can't say for sure, but he is not in those pictures that are posted.
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Postby Billyboy78 » 2 months ago

Bos8 wrote:
Billyboy78 wrote:
Rhody83 wrote:Great there were the kids from Expression at game. I hope there were some Rhody ‘19 recruits at the game last night. Also hope there are players that Dan and the assistants are going to watch today. Great time to take advantage of this high.

I'm not positive, but one of the kids in that picture with Clarke looks like Ismael Massoud. He's a '19 who plays at MacDuffie with Tate. He's the top rated player in Mass in the '19 class and top 75 nationally. The reason I'm not 100% sure it's him is he didn't play for Expressions. Maybe he does now. And yes, we are recruiting him.



I wasn't there, so I can't say for sure, but he is not in those pictures that are posted.

Ok, thanks for clarifying. Like I said, I wasn't sure if that was him. Hey Bos8, do you know if Clarke has any interest in us. I know it's still a couple of years away before his recruitment gets serious, but it would seem a long shot to me, considering he is one of the top players in his class.
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Postby Ramulous » 2 months ago

Again.....I'm hoping Fatts, Adams, Martin, Harris and Tate are the pied pipers and lead other good players here to play with them.....
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Postby theblueram » 2 months ago

2018 class coming in at #28 on 247 sports latest. Not too shabby.

https://247sports.com/Season/2018-Baske ... amRankings
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Postby ace » 2 months ago

It will take a few years, but what will be interesting is to look back at these individual rankings and see how it played out.

Harris: 72
Adams: 181
Tate: 219
Martin: 246

When programs sign guys in September/October, they’re obviously getting guys they want and value, which makes one think the staff values a few of these guys more than the guys who rank them. Fatts’ ranking was 185, so there looks to be a precedent for that.
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Postby rhodyblue12 » 2 months ago

If you look at 247's top 150 for 2019, there are 11 players that URI has been at least mentioned with.
That is significant progress
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Postby CT Rhody » 2 months ago

I think Rivals has a more accurate top 150 than 247 sports FYI.

I can see us waiting to see what coaching changes happen this April and target some high level kids of opt out of their LOI. Might be a great way to fill the lost scholly with a high level guard. If Lyssard ends up transferring which is possible, we would have two slots open to fill which would create flexibility between targeting both an opt out player all of a sudden available and a high level type transfer.

Love our options at this point! Dan has done an amazing job with this!
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Postby Ramulous » 2 months ago

I think when the first semester ends around the country you will begin to see the flood of kids leaving schools that are not matched to their skills or delusions....then names will fly around this board....
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Postby RhowdyRam02 » 2 months ago

But we don't have scholarships to offer in the second semester unless one of our guys decides to transfer.
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Postby rhodyblue12 » 1 month ago

It would be nice to get a veteran shot blocker/low post defender with that 5th schollie.
Lots of young guys playing huge minutes next year.
Need to have an 'eraser' to cover up the kids' mistakes as they learn how to defend at the college level.
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Postby ramster » 1 month ago

Nice to see Tyrone Weeks playing well.
Tyrone's dad played at UMASS and Coached at URI
Tyrone started out playing for Pilgrim HS but since transferred to Hendricken

Last night Hendricken defeated Cranston East (70-64) with Weeks going off for 39 points and he hit 17-18 Free Throws.
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Postby Billyboy78 » 1 month ago

ramster wrote:Nice to see Tyrone Weeks playing well.
Tyrone's dad played at UMASS and Coached at URI
Tyrone started out playing for Pilgrim HS but since transferred to Hendricken

Last night Hendricken defeated Cranston East (70-64) with Weeks going off for 39 points and he hit 17-18 Free Throws.

He's good, but undersized for a big. I'm not sure how well his game will translate to the college game. Then again, I thought the same thing about Bonzie Jr.
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Postby Billyboy78 » 1 month ago

I had never seen this before. It shows our highest rated recruits by 247. It only goes back about 15 years, but I still found it interesting.
https://247sports.com/college/rhode-isl ... meRecruits
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Billyboy78 wrote:I had never seen this before. It shows our highest rated recruits by 247. It only goes back about 15 years, but I still found it interesting.
https://247sports.com/college/rhode-isl ... meRecruits


This shows the growth of the program, 3 of our top 8 ranked by this website in the last 19 years are coming in next year. Shows you how good this class is coming in.
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Postby bigappleram » 1 month ago

The fact Jon lucky was higher ranked than EC, Hassan and others shows the flaw in recruiting rankings. Never liked his game.
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Postby Vinstu » 1 month ago

Any update on that 5th scholarship?
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Postby Rhody83 » 1 month ago

Billyboy78 wrote:Here ya go Reef. Everybody thought he was going to Kentucky.



Bol Bol is playing in Springfield this weekend.
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Postby ramster » 1 month ago

John Carroll defeated Bishop Hendricken in a game in Windsor Connecticut this Saturday with John Carroll winning easily 82-53.
John Carroll is led by Montez Mathis and Immanuel Quickly. Good to see Hendricken playing teams such as these.

Immanuel Quickly is ranked #12 in ESPN Top 100 and committed to Kentucky
Montez Mathis is ranked #93 in ESPN Top 100 and committed to Rutgers
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Postby Rhody83 » 1 month ago

ramster wrote:John Carroll defeated Bishop Hendricken in a game in Windsor Connecticut this Saturday with John Carroll winning easily 82-53.
John Carroll is led by Montez Mathis and Immanuel Quickly. Good to see Hendricken playing teams such as these.


John Carroll is staying near by in Springfield because they are playing in the Hoophall Classic today.
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Rhody83 wrote:
ramster wrote:John Carroll defeated Bishop Hendricken in a game in Windsor Connecticut this Saturday with John Carroll winning easily 82-53.
John Carroll is led by Montez Mathis and Immanuel Quickly. Good to see Hendricken playing teams such as these.


John Carroll is staying near by in Springfield because they are playing in the Hoophall Classic today.


Correct, in fact I am watching John Carroll playing Hudson Catholic right now on ESPN U. Hudson Catholic leading 34-19 at the half.

Hudson Catholic has #94 Ranked ESPN Top 100 Luther Muhammed who is committed to Ohio State
Hudson Catholic has #23 Ranked ESPN Top 100 Jahvon Quinerly who is not committed yet - was committed to Arizona but we know what happened there

RJ Barrett being interviewed right now. Barrett is the #1 ESPN Player going to Duke. Fatts Russell was MVP in the Monteverde Tournament last winter when Imhotep pulled the big upset and broke Monteverde's 55 game home court winning streak. It was a huge win for Imhotep and propelled them higher in the USA Today Top 25
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