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Everything posted by johnbj14

  1. Through 5 years, Ford has been a success. He’s raised the talent floor of the program to a point where SLU should be top 4 every year, and in the conversation come March. There are moments of frustration, but I’m very curious to see how the team changes post-Goodwin and French. Some of the more frustrating moments the last 4 years came because of the identity formed by those two, and I’m really excited to see him work with (on paper) the most offensive weapons he’s had here.
  2. Strong disagree. SLU gaining an invite to the Big East means the program has risen to a sustainable level of success of yearly tournament appearances with top notch facilities. Sign me up for that!
  3. Have this really strange feeling SLU is going to finish top 2 in the league and be on solid ground for an at-large after a good non-conference. There’s so much uncertainty this year, but feel like this is going to be Travis’ best group yet, by a long shot.
  4. FYI Kellen Thames is missing beginning in ‘22-‘23
  5. Really like the announcement. SLU will have the best facilities for athletes in the A-10, and will be able to continue building the Billiken brand. A great day to be a Billiken!
  6. Our long national nightmare is over: Rashad Williams is eligible https://twitter.com/studurando/status/1448377966413615113?s=21
  7. SLU is the first offer for Zyree Collins, Yuri’s younger brother.
  8. People in Chicago care about Loyola more than Fordham, but not really before NCAA time. You won’t find them on TV much here, but a lot of maroon and gold was around the city during the last two tournaments. There’s a lot of colleges competing for relevance here, and a lot of alumni from various places settle in Chicago, so it’s a tough market.
  9. Belmont is leaving the OVC for the Missouri Valley. Second departure this year for the OVC, as Austen Peay just left for the ASUN. Realignment is happening at all levels of D1 https://www.extrapointsmb.com/conference-realignment-mvc-belmont-ovc/
  10. It runs slightly small. Not necessarily an athletic fit, but size up if you’re in between sizes. Really high quality, and hasn’t shrunk or faded for the stuff I’ve had since the spring.
  11. He is class of ‘22 with either 2 or 3 years of eligibility if I’m interpreting things correctly.
  12. Unless I’m misunderstanding the question, there will be no games broadcast on FSMW this year as the channel has been rebranded as Bally’s. SLU games that previously were broadcast on FSMW *should* be broadcast on Bally’s and ESPN+ as they previously were when the channel was named FSMW. The only thing that has changed is the name.
  13. The games will likely be on Peacock, if the strategy NBC has employed with the Premier League is the template.
  14. T-Rank is an awesome site and alternative model to kenpom, but their early season stuff isn’t something that can be reliable since there isn’t a ton of data available. Give that site 4 or 5 games and stuff starts to normalize.
  15. Jalen Duren commits to Memphis and reclassified to 2021. That game is going to be massive in the non-con.
  16. Recently departed strength coach Robb Hornett lands at Memphis
  17. Fred’s fouls per 40 last year was 4.9, second highest on the team (for rotation players) behind Linssen at an astonishing 8.1 per 40. Fred is always going to have a degree of foul trouble to his game, he simply plays too physically on defense, but the key will be spacing the fouls out.
  18. Based on kenpom, the only site that broke out the splits, Fred played an average of 16.2 minutes per game. For conference, it was 18.02 minutes per game.
  19. Fred was 4/10 from 3 in conference. Yes, he was really effective and efficiency numbers loved what he did, but it’s hard to make broad sweeping conclusions about many aspects of his game from the sample size. Heck, he only took 16 3’s for the entire year, and just 71 shots total. He had the highest offensive rating in the A10 for conference play, but the usage is so low that it is hard to really say if that will translate with more time.
  20. From those articles it doesn’t seem as if the NCAA is preventing current representation from providing future services, but rather doesn’t want current representation to be *contingent* on a player retaining that agent in the future.
  21. Not sure if others are seeing issues on iOS, but embedded tweets don’t seem to be loading for me. Happening on both Safari and Chrome.
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