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  1. davidnark

    Signed Recruit Thread 2018-19

    If you sign a class with 6 freshmen you can assume 2 or 3 will transfer before the end of their freshman year. That is fine as long as everyone understands it ahead of time and doesn't panic when it happens.
  2. davidnark

    NET, et al.

    If you continue to win games you will move upward as other teams lose. We still control our own destiny for an at large bid.
  3. davidnark

    Fordham from da' Couch .......

    Your computer should be able to play the games through ESPN.com on your computer, not through ESPN3 or ESPN360 (or whatever it is now called). I have had no problems.
  4. davidnark

    Carte'Are Gordon Rumored to Transfer

    It would actually be at least a year and a half.
  5. davidnark

    Carte'Are Gordon Rumored to Transfer

    Here is the link to the article: https://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/ben-frederickson/benfred-uncertainty-hangs-over-gordon-s-future-after-chance-at/article_9ea38091-26ff-5088-8cdf-ee809d45aba2.html I completely disagree with your assessment. I found the article to be a surprisingly well-informed and accurate description of the situation.
  6. davidnark

    Carte'Are Gordon Rumored to Transfer

    Fair explanations. Maybe you have seen more of him than me, but I would like to see more of his game before I judge whether his speed and quickness is sufficient at this level. We all can see that he needs more muscle to compete down low at this level.
  7. davidnark

    Carte'Are Gordon Rumored to Transfer

    Roy, I want to genuinely understand why you undervalue Hankton so much. I had heard very positive reports of him from early practices before he sprained his ankle. We haven't seen much of him, but from the limited minutes I have observed I have seen a guy with pure outside shot and great length. Unlike a few of the other freshman, he also looks comfortable when he has the ball. Admittedly, he is getting out-muscled on the boards as an 18 year old and is not an elite athlete, but I still like what I see. I am not trying to start a debate, I am really trying to understand what you have seen or heard that leads you to a different conclusion.
  8. davidnark

    So, where do we go from here ?

    I think one thing that has really stagnated this offense is the continued reliance on double post lineups when most teams are going 4 out 1 in lineups that provide better spacing for the offense. Unclogging the middle will certainly help Goodwin and TI find their offense.
  9. davidnark

    Carte'Are Gordon Rumored to Transfer

    If there were a locker room fight that forced the staff to discipline one or more players and resulted in a terrible performance by the team that day, I would consider that a bad result.
  10. davidnark

    Carte'Are Gordon Rumored to Transfer

    I have heard of multiple physical fights that Gordon started with teammates this year, including one that may have directly resulted in a bad result on the court. I think it is time to move on from Gordon.
  11. davidnark

    Appy State from da' Couch .....

    I thought Hankton getting Foreman's minutes helped our offense dramatically. It limited offensive turnovers, kept the opponent's defense more honest in the zone, and helped enable better ball movement. Hankton is going to have to adjust to the size and strength to rebound better at this level, but he brought a lot to the team. He also did a nice job defending on the ball and rotating correctly on defense.
  12. davidnark

    GDT - Bills dam up the Beavers

    I think those in attendance in a student or formal supporters' section should stand as much as possible throughout a game. I used to think everyone should stand as much as possible throughout the game. However, I now attend the majority of games with my 10-year old son who is under 5 feet tall. He is very into the game, but when the row of well-intended 6" and taller guys in front of us stand at the end of close games, it makes it impossible for him to see. When I do stand, I always check to ensure there isn't a kid or disabled person behind me I might be blocking. I don't think anyone should stand at the expense of making it impossible for someone behind them to watch the game.
  13. My take is that with our strength, defense, and athleticism we can probably compete with 98% of D1 teams. However, with an offense that isn't flowing, continued struggles on the fast break and free throw line, and no consistent outside shooting threats, we are going to struggle to pull away from anyone. I still like the pieces and hope and expect the offense will continue to improve. If Thatch finds a consistent outside shot and Thankton can learn to defend and rebound, it will really help. I also agree it is silly to write-off freshmen as "wasted scholarships" when they are still adjusting to the change of pace and physicality of D1 and are trying to crack a lineup loaded with experienced players (including 4 5th year seniors).
  14. davidnark

    GDT - Bills dam up the Beavers

    ??? Where you there? The crowd was quite loud the last 5 minutes.