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With only about a month before the season starts it's time to start thinking basketball. I'm still amazed how quickly McKay has turned the program around. Last year we were picked to finish last in the conference. This year we're picked second. Looking over the roster, it's full of guys that are capable of playing high level basketball. A problem McKay may have this year is finding enough minutes for everyone. The fr are too good to sit the bench, but I don't see any returning players who gives up their spot. Baxter-Bell has been a huge surprise. He may have been the best player on the court in the Costa Rico trip. The roster is now stocked with guys that are the size we need.

My expectation for the year is to challenge for a conference championship and win a few games that we shouldn't in the ooc schedule.

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10-07-2016 12:09 PM
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I would expect by the 5th or 6th game the starting lineup will hash itself out. The players who perform the best regardless of experience will get the lions share of playing time. I expect to see improvement over last season. I'll be satisfied with a winning record this year. All in all, we will still be a very young team.
10-07-2016 02:18 PM
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By the time we reach conference play, we should be warmed up and ready for the Big South. I expect us to contend for the championship this year and something like 4th place or better is my expectation. Our non-conference schedule isn't difficult so we should really set ourselves up for a nice season where we max out at 20 wins. Looking at the schedule, I would predict around 15 wins.
10-07-2016 08:23 PM
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starting lineup maybe?...

G - John Dawson
G - Lavell Cabbil
G - Caleb Holmesley
F - Ezra Talbert
F - Myo Baxter-Bell

Off the bench...

A.C. Reid
Ryan Kemrite
Brock Gardner
Josiah Talbert
10-12-2016 05:41 PM
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(10-12-2016 05:41 PM)army56mike Wrote:  starting lineup maybe?...

G - John Dawson
G - Lavell Cabbil
G - Caleb Holmesley
F - Ezra Talbert
F - Myo Baxter-Bell

Off the bench...

A.C. Reid
Ryan Kemrite
Brock Gardner
Josiah Talbert

I agree with the exception of Ezra Talbert starting. Maybe he will but I think more likely Gardner/Kemrite. Gardner being McKay's top recruit will get a lot of run but Kemrite brings the defensive intangibles that they preach every day.

Problem with starting Kemrite for Ezra is that lineup would have almost no size which makes me lean towards Gardner. Early in season when we play larger schools with bigger front court guys, I expect Josiah Talbert to get a lot more time as well. One of the pg trio of Chen, Barmore or Pacheco are going to play so expect a rotation of 10 guys in the non-conf.
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Who is most likely to redshirt? Any of the fr?

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(10-13-2016 12:50 PM)Libertygrad01 Wrote:  Who is most likely to redshirt? Any of the fr?

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I'm not sure if anyone will redshirt. Originally, I felt after Gardner Barmore would see the most time. I think Josiah will see the most time after Gardner. Plus the addition of Chen and Pacheco getting a lot of time in Costa Rica, I think Barmore would be the likely candidate to redshirt.

There just aren't enough minutes at the guard for all of them. Dawson is going to play a ton and could even play some point with Homesley, Gardner, Baxter-Bell and Kemrite/Reid. That may be the most explosive 5 this season, especially on the offensive end.
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(10-13-2016 12:50 PM)Libertygrad01 Wrote:  Who is most likely to redshirt? Any of the fr?

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I'm not sure if anyone will redshirt. Originally, I felt after Gardner Barmore would see the most time. I think Josiah will see the most time after Gardner. Plus the addition of Chen and Pacheco getting a lot of time in Costa Rica, I think Barmore would be the likely candidate to redshirt.

There just aren't enough minutes at the guard for all of them. Dawson is going to play a ton and could even play some point with Homesley, Gardner, Baxter-Bell and Kemrite/Reid. That may be the most explosive 5 this season, especially on the offensive end.
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I see you root for the Tribe, but you seem to know all it about Liberty basketball. What's your connection?
I agree with you on the starting five. I think it also depends on who has picked up the pack line faster as far as the new guys.

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10-14-2016 07:40 AM
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Speaking of rooting, is Liberty anyones #1 school as a fan? I grew up a UofL fan but LU has passed them by with my loyalty and support.

I mean I still cheer for UofL, but I am an LU fan, and if they ever played head to head it's Liberty all the way!
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