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Welcome Caraher 1 week 1 day ago #281235

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Agree OLV72. Kid's got solid shooting skills. Am betting he works hard and improves 'his all around game' as you said.
I think this is the kind of player Mullin will develop and have great impact on. And, I'm not in-the-know, but thinking Mullin (aside from his dad being in NYC Metro) may be a reason, he chose us.
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A year of practicing against someone like Marvin Clark will do him wonders.

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Welcome Caraher 1 week 1 hour ago #281400

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Really like this kid. Typical type of player who always seems to sneak up on us and kill us in OOC matchups. Nice to have his skill on board. That being said, he has to sit a year so it still does nothing for next year. We need at least 2 solid bigs added to have a decent chance at the tourney.

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Mike Zaun wrote: Really like this kid. Typical type of player who always seems to sneak up on us and kill us in OOC matchups. Nice to have his skill on board. That being said, he has to sit a year so it still does nothing for next year. We need at least 2 solid bigs added to have a decent chance at the tourney.


You're not going to get two solid bigs so cool your jets. One will do and not a 2018 recruit ranked in the 300's regardless of size.

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Mike Zaun wrote: Really like this kid. Typical type of player who always seems to sneak up on us and kill us in OOC matchups. Nice to have his skill on board. That being said, he has to sit a year so it still does nothing for next year. We need at least 2 solid bigs added to have a decent chance at the tourney.


You're not going to get two solid bigs so cool your jets. One will do and not a 2018 recruit ranked in the 300's regardless of size.


Don't think I'm being unreasonable at all. We already badly needed a solid big last year even with Tariq and Yakwe on the roster. Both just left. We need 2 not just 1. I don't see Keita, Roberts, or Diakate giving us much at all. We all saw how Joey DeLaRosa worked out...great size but unskilled. Size alone is not going to get it done, we need DeShawn Freeman types. Hope I'm wrong.

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Mike Zaun wrote:

Class of 72 wrote:

Mike Zaun wrote: Really like this kid. Typical type of player who always seems to sneak up on us and kill us in OOC matchups. Nice to have his skill on board. That being said, he has to sit a year so it still does nothing for next year. We need at least 2 solid bigs added to have a decent chance at the tourney.


You're not going to get two solid bigs so cool your jets. One will do and not a 2018 recruit ranked in the 300's regardless of size.


Don't think I'm being unreasonable at all. We already badly needed a solid big last year even with Tariq and Yakwe on the roster. Both just left. We need 2 not just 1. I don't see Keita, Roberts, or Diakate giving us much at all. We all saw how Joey DeLaRosa worked out...great size but unskilled. Size alone is not going to get it done, we need DeShawn Freeman types. Hope I'm wrong.

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Welcome Caraher 1 week 51 minutes ago #281411

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Paultzman wrote:

Mike Zaun wrote:

Class of 72 wrote:

Mike Zaun wrote: Really like this kid. Typical type of player who always seems to sneak up on us and kill us in OOC matchups. Nice to have his skill on board. That being said, he has to sit a year so it still does nothing for next year. We need at least 2 solid bigs added to have a decent chance at the tourney.


You're not going to get two solid bigs so cool your jets. One will do and not a 2018 recruit ranked in the 300's regardless of size.


Don't think I'm being unreasonable at all. We already badly needed a solid big last year even with Tariq and Yakwe on the roster. Both just left. We need 2 not just 1. I don't see Keita, Roberts, or Diakate giving us much at all. We all saw how Joey DeLaRosa worked out...great size but unskilled. Size alone is not going to get it done, we need DeShawn Freeman types. Hope I'm wrong.

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Get one solid big and have Ponds come back and we are a legitimate contender to dance. All we can hope for at this point.
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Boo Harvey wrote: Paultzman wrote:
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Class of 72 wrote:
Mike Zaun wrote: Really like this kid. Typical type of player who always seems to sneak up on us and kill us in OOC matchups. Nice to have his skill on board. That being said, he has to sit a year so it still does nothing for next year. We need at least 2 solid bigs added to have a decent chance at the tourney.

You're not going to get two solid bigs so cool your jets. One will do and not a 2018 recruit ranked in the 300's regardless of size.


Don't think I'm being unreasonable at all. We already badly needed a solid big last year even with Tariq and Yakwe on the roster. Both just left. We need 2 not just 1. I don't see Keita, Roberts, or Diakate giving us much at all. We all saw how Joey DeLaRosa worked out...great size but unskilled. Size alone is not going to get it done, we need DeShawn Freeman types. Hope I'm wrong.

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Get one solid big and have Ponds come back and we are a legitimate contender to dance. All we can hope for at this point.

Couldn't agree more. Those whose opinion I value and who have seen Keita in practices last year have opined that he will be a significant big man presence for us. Add one more significant big and that would clearly be an improvement over Owens & Yakwe and along with a deeper bench (and a returning Ponds) would make us a very solid bet to dance. Hoping the grad big pops soon.

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Mike Zaun wrote:

Class of 72 wrote:

Mike Zaun wrote: Really like this kid. Typical type of player who always seems to sneak up on us and kill us in OOC matchups. Nice to have his skill on board. That being said, he has to sit a year so it still does nothing for next year. We need at least 2 solid bigs added to have a decent chance at the tourney.


You're not going to get two solid bigs so cool your jets. One will do and not a 2018 recruit ranked in the 300's regardless of size.


Don't think I'm being unreasonable at all. We already badly needed a solid big last year even with Tariq and Yakwe on the roster. Both just left. We need 2 not just 1. I don't see Keita, Roberts, or Diakate giving us much at all. We all saw how Joey DeLaRosa worked out...great size but unskilled. Size alone is not going to get it done, we need DeShawn Freeman types. Hope I'm wrong.


Neither Owens or Yakwe "played" big so we didn't just lose 2 bigs. In fact, Yakwe did not play at all. I think the three you mentioned will replace those two easily. We need one big that can play the 5 or PF that likes to bang inside. Your not going to find a DeShawn Freeman at this stage for next year. Why set yourself up for disappointment when you know just getting one talented big is a long shot to begin with???

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Welcome Caraher 1 week 26 minutes ago #281415

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Who are we are we kidding? Easy to say “get two” but we are not being inundated with big prospects. Was told Femi apparently wanted a place where he could display his offensive skills to maximize his chances of earning $$ somewhere professionally. Our guard oriented approach was not appealing to him apparently. It is not like bigs are lining up at our door. Get a serviceable player who can rebound, set picks and do the dirty work. If not, tough season awaits imo.
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