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St. John’s (2020-21) 6 months 2 weeks ago #384433

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I don't expect Josh Roberts to be 100% until mid-way through the season. Rehab after shoulder surgery is tough.

Overall I'm already excited by next seasons team. There's a lot more talent and experience.

I hope the team will be able to practice this summer. It's going to be tough getting these kids back into game shape for Anderson's style of ball.

This long lay off will be a problem for all the athletes in Fall sports.

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St. John’s (2020-21) 6 months 2 weeks ago #384436

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St. John’s (2020-21) 6 months 2 weeks ago #384470

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St. John’s (2020-21) 6 months 2 weeks ago #384472

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This may be CMA’s deepest team ever, and that could go a long way, I’ve seen projections of Johnnies being picked 4th-8th because the BE is going to more top heavy next year with the big 3 teams but any bodies spot after that, now considering the lineup- for Mike- he always said it didn’t matter who starts but it matters who finishes the game, I’ve seen more Anderson games where players play way better coming off the Bench because it can spark a team if the starting 5 starts out slow.
3 lineups I could really see next season,

Most likely-
Dunn
Cole
LJ
Champagnie
Earlington

Earlington has proved he can use his body well enough to be a 5 and create many mismatches offensively at the 5, having Cole, LJ, and Champagnie capable of rebounding will also help if we start 6’7 guy at Center.

My favorite lineup personally

Williams
Cole
LJ
Earlington
Moore

Williams at the point is questionable but he has turned into such a good shooter down the stretch you can’t keep him off the floor with Cole and LJ, in this lineup you have 1-5 that can shoot the ball and create 4-5 mismatches in the same lineup, it would be universally impossible to guard if all are hot on one night, I could even see Moore at 6’10 playing the stretch 4 spot and playing Earlington at the 5.

Alexander
Williams
Cole
Champagnie
Roberts/Torro

If LJ leaves which is possible then you still have a really good offensive team either way with many threats still coming off the bench. I just have no clue about the C spot, there’s just so many forward/centers that can play- Earlington, Champagnie, Moore, Roberts, Torro.

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St. John’s (2020-21) 6 months 2 weeks ago #384473

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Billy Don Ferrell wrote: This may be CMA’s deepest team ever, and that could go a long way, I’ve seen projections of Johnnies being picked 4th-8th because the BE is going to more top heavy next year with the big 3 teams but any bodies spot after that, now considering the lineup- for Mike- he always said it didn’t matter who starts but it matters who finishes the game, I’ve seen more Anderson games where players play way better coming off the Bench because it can spark a team if the starting 5 starts out slow.
3 lineups I could really see next season,

Most likely-
Dunn
Cole
LJ
Champagnie
Earlington

Earlington has proved he can use his body well enough to be a 5 and create many mismatches offensively at the 5, having Cole, LJ, and Champagnie capable of rebounding will also help if we start 6’7 guy at Center.

My favorite lineup personally

Williams
Cole
LJ
Earlington
Moore

Williams at the point is questionable but he has turned into such a good shooter down the stretch you can’t keep him off the floor with Cole and LJ, in this lineup you have 1-5 that can shoot the ball and create 4-5 mismatches in the same lineup, it would be universally impossible to guard if all are hot on one night, I could even see Moore at 6’10 playing the stretch 4 spot and playing Earlington at the 5.

Alexander
Williams
Cole
Champagnie
Roberts/Torro

If LJ leaves which is possible then you still have a really good offensive team either way with many threats still coming off the bench. I just have no clue about the C spot, there’s just so many forward/centers that can play- Earlington, Champagnie, Moore, Roberts, Torro.


I think we will be excellent because we are going to have both talent and depth. I’ve seen what CMA can do with depth and it’s phenomenal. Now add a significant infusion of talent with 5 new and talented kids with few losses and we can be really good. I hope LJ returns because we can be special and he can be even better with more guard talent and depth. We also add some height and real skill. Gonna be a fun season next year and I think we will be built to make the tourney honestly. Everybody will underrate ya but that’s fine because nobody is going to want to play us. Can’t wait.
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Assuming Champagnie, Earlington and Williams all show improvement in their outside shooting coupled with the addition of Cole and Moore and the possible return of LJ, next season will be the first in a long time that SJU will have three decent to good outside shooters on the court throughout the game.

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Any team playing StJs better be able to run because CMA’s depth will allow StJ’s go end to end pretty much all game which will wear opponents down...... I can’t wait
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St. John’s (2020-21) 6 months 2 weeks ago #384478

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Enright wrote: Assuming Champagnie, Earlington and Williams all show improvement in their outside shooting coupled with the addition of Cole and Moore and the possible return of LJ, next season will be the first in a long time that SJU will have three decent to good outside shooters on the court throughout the game.


Caraher is also a good shooter and no doubt Dunn will improve but I doubt will get to be catégoriséd as good. Apparently Posh and Wusu can also shoot the ball well.
So we have a group of good shooters, good defenders and rapidly improving rebounders. The outlook is very exciting.
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Enright wrote: Assuming Champagnie, Earlington and Williams all show improvement in their outside shooting coupled with the addition of Cole and Moore and the possible return of LJ, next season will be the first in a long time that SJU will have three decent to good outside shooters on the court throughout the game.


That's a lot of assumptions.:) I have hopes for Cole and Moore but I'm gonna take a wait and see approach to let them adjust to the new level they're stepping up to. Plus the team has to adjust to the new arrivals The three returnees you mentioned should improve, I'm looking for Julian to make the biggest improvement. LJ's a wild card, hope he's back but I think we'll be OK either way.

All these bodies should allow coach to really implement his his pressing defense next season. Can't wait for us to bring it.
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Enright wrote: Assuming Champagnie, Earlington and Williams all show improvement in their outside shooting coupled with the addition of Cole and Moore and the possible return of LJ, next season will be the first in a long time that SJU will have three decent to good outside shooters on the court throughout the game.


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