Countdown To Kickoff:
Season Tickets

Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
Next year's team...
Author Message
Bookmark and Share
TheGORILLA Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,954
Joined: Dec 2008
Reputation: 25
I Root For: UAB
Location: Alabama
Post: #1
Next year's team...
Norton, Lavender, Williams, Darling, Lee, Cokley, Sullivan, Smallwood.

Who are the newcomers?
03-10-2017 07:55 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

Ramsay7884 Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 588
Joined: Jun 2008
Reputation: -1
I Root For: UAB Basketball
Location: Vestavia Hills
Post: #2
RE: Next year's team...
(03-10-2017 07:55 AM)TheGORILLA Wrote:  Norton, Lavender, Williams, Darling, Lee, Cokley, Sullivan, Smallwood.

Who are the newcomers?

Smallwood has to get better. He is going to see a lot of time, if that's our roster. Any shot at a Mike Davis late JUCO special, that's not ASW.
03-10-2017 08:20 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
THE_LEGEND Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 667
Joined: Dec 2006
Reputation: 8
I Root For: UAB
Location:
Post: #3
RE: Next year's team...
Hurtado
Bryant
Gueye

you can dig up their articles on AL.com or recruiting thread
03-10-2017 08:51 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
blazerball25 Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 712
Joined: May 2006
Reputation: 2
I Root For: UAB
Location: Dallas, TX
Post: #4
RE: Next year's team...
Norton
Darling
Sullivan
Lee
Cokley

My way too early starting 5 prediction.
03-10-2017 09:12 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Ramsay7884 Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 588
Joined: Jun 2008
Reputation: -1
I Root For: UAB Basketball
Location: Vestavia Hills
Post: #5
RE: Next year's team...
(03-10-2017 09:12 AM)blazerball25 Wrote:  Norton
Darling
Sullivan
Lee
Cokley

My way too early starting 5 prediction.

Lavender will start before Darling
03-10-2017 09:40 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
THE_LEGEND Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 667
Joined: Dec 2006
Reputation: 8
I Root For: UAB
Location:
Post: #6
RE: Next year's team...
I don't care as much as the players as I do a new defensive coach that teaches things like we had with Coach Marsh. His teams played real defense. Only got upped by the most athletic teams like the NBA type Memphis teams.
03-10-2017 09:44 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

hooverblazer Offline
Promoter of UAB
*

Posts: 11,469
Joined: Dec 2006
Reputation: 88
I Root For: UAB
Location:
Post: #7
RE: Next year's team...
(03-10-2017 09:40 AM)Ramsay7884 Wrote:  
(03-10-2017 09:12 AM)blazerball25 Wrote:  Norton
Darling
Sullivan
Lee
Cokley

My way too early starting 5 prediction.

Lavender will start before Darling

Not a fan of Lavendar. I like that starting lineup except have the 2 guard starter be a juco guard we sign this spring.
03-10-2017 10:50 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Mungumry Blazer Offline
2nd String
*

Posts: 327
Joined: Sep 2004
Reputation: 4
I Root For: Blazers,Colts
Location:
Post: #8
RE: Next year's team...
(03-10-2017 09:40 AM)Ramsay7884 Wrote:  
(03-10-2017 09:12 AM)blazerball25 Wrote:  Norton
Darling
Sullivan
Lee
Cokley

My way too early starting 5 prediction.

Lavender will start before Darling
Why? Lavender showed me NOTHING this year. Didn't improve at all. Was a turnover machine the entire season. Dribbles the ball WAY too much and gets nothing out of it. Hopefully it was because he was playing out of position. At least Darling showed some improvement by the end of the year.
03-10-2017 11:26 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
The Answer UAB Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 6,343
Joined: Aug 2004
Reputation: 34
I Root For: UAB!!!
Location: Nashville, TN
Post: #9
RE: Next year's team...
Hopefully Lavender will show us something when he's playing his true position. A lot of folks here had high praises for him. Darling will be a good player. I'm not sold on JD Williams yet. He's an athletic freak, but can't make a shot that's not a dunk or layup. He has to drastically improve his shooting to be effective.

I have a feeling our JUCO two guard will start.
03-10-2017 11:31 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
mobileblazer Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 5,248
Joined: Nov 2004
Reputation: 37
I Root For: UAB
Location: West Mobile
Post: #10
RE: Next year's team...
If Darling doesn't start, it should mean we signed an even better shooter. I think he's a prototypical 2 guard that good teams need
03-10-2017 11:39 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
TheGORILLA Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,954
Joined: Dec 2008
Reputation: 25
I Root For: UAB
Location: Alabama
Post: #11
RE: Next year's team...
Makhtar Gueye, extremely fleet. Don't count him out.
03-10-2017 11:42 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

WesternBlazer Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 17,521
Joined: Jan 2008
Reputation: 77
I Root For: UAB
Location:
Post: #12
RE: Next year's team...
(03-10-2017 11:42 AM)TheGORILLA Wrote:  Makhtar Gueye, extremely SLIM. Don't count him out.

Fixed for you...6'9", 180lbs - HaHa freshman size. Hopefully, as good a player. Looks to be a much better offensive player at that point in their development.

Hurtado will get lots of playing time, too...
(This post was last modified: 03-10-2017 11:53 AM by WesternBlazer.)
03-10-2017 11:52 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
BlazeN'Bham Offline
All American
*

Posts: 2,997
Joined: Jan 2012
Reputation: 8
I Root For: UAB
Location:
Post: #13
RE: Next year's team...
Don't tell nobody about the incoming freshmen, I think people are in for a surprise.
03-10-2017 12:40 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
BlazrDawg Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 5,850
Joined: Oct 2004
Reputation: 43
I Root For: UAB
Location:
Post: #14
RE: Next year's team...
(03-10-2017 11:26 AM)Mungumry Blazer Wrote:  
(03-10-2017 09:40 AM)Ramsay7884 Wrote:  
(03-10-2017 09:12 AM)blazerball25 Wrote:  Norton
Darling
Sullivan
Lee
Cokley

My way too early starting 5 prediction.

Lavender will start before Darling
Why? Lavender showed me NOTHING this year. Didn't improve at all. Was a turnover machine the entire season. Dribbles the ball WAY too much and gets nothing out of it. Hopefully it was because he was playing out of position. At least Darling showed some improvement by the end of the year.

Not sure what Lavender's 'position' should be,,,,, Cant possibly be Shooting Guard. Maybe 3rd choice as sub for point or second sub at small forward.
03-10-2017 12:57 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
jthrashr Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,611
Joined: Aug 2007
Reputation: 12
I Root For: UAB
Location: Birmingham
Post: #15
RE: Next year's team...
Do we expect to have any roster attrition?

We should be getting a talent upgrade on the perimeter next season, but Nick Norton will be our only upperclassmen (along with Lavender, but eh).

More troubling, our only true bigs will be Lee and Cokley. Sullivan and Gueye will both be forced to guard the post, but both are undersized.

If we want to change our fortunes, we need an immediately eligible athletic, scoring guard and a defensive big.
03-10-2017 01:18 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Memphis Blazer Online
Lifelong member of the general public
*

Posts: 56,309
Joined: Sep 2004
Reputation: 509
I Root For: Acts grown old
Location: The snarky haze

BlazerTalk AwardBlazerTalk AwardBlazerTalk AwardBlazerTalk AwardBlazerTalk AwardBlazerTalk Award
Post: #16
RE: Next year's team...
Lavender is classified as a sophomore. So he has two more years.
03-10-2017 01:20 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

BlazintheATL Offline
All American
*

Posts: 3,580
Joined: Jun 2007
Reputation: 12
I Root For: UAB
Location:
Post: #17
RE: Next year's team...
The talent we've brought in the last couple of years has been underwhelming. Lavender was a pretty big disappointment this season, JD is an athletic freak but doesn't seem to be a great basketball player, Nate has a great shot but I'm not sure about the rest of his game, and Smallwood is just taking up space on the roster. Hopefully one of these new guys will be able to make an impact.
03-10-2017 01:37 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Memphis Blazer Online
Lifelong member of the general public
*

Posts: 56,309
Joined: Sep 2004
Reputation: 509
I Root For: Acts grown old
Location: The snarky haze

BlazerTalk AwardBlazerTalk AwardBlazerTalk AwardBlazerTalk AwardBlazerTalk AwardBlazerTalk Award
Post: #18
RE: Next year's team...
Shame on a freshman and sophonore for not taking over a team full of upper classmen

I'm willing to bet that the newcomers will need a time of adjustment and fans will be bitching if it takes longer than the first half of the first game.
(This post was last modified: 03-10-2017 01:50 PM by Memphis Blazer.)
03-10-2017 01:48 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Mungumry Blazer Offline
2nd String
*

Posts: 327
Joined: Sep 2004
Reputation: 4
I Root For: Blazers,Colts
Location:
Post: #19
RE: Next year's team...
Can we please stop recruiting these "athletic" players and recruit some true basketball talent. Guys that can actually shoot a jump shot, follow a shot, throw a pass, catch a ball, pump fake and drive, use the glass on a shot, and in the words of Gene Bartow, "knows what to do with the ball when he's near the boards." Because right now we have maybe two that have real basketball talent.
03-10-2017 01:54 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
BlazintheATL Offline
All American
*

Posts: 3,580
Joined: Jun 2007
Reputation: 12
I Root For: UAB
Location:
Post: #20
RE: Next year's team...
(03-10-2017 01:48 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  Shame on a freshman and sophonore for not taking over a team full of upper classmen

I'm willing to bet that the newcomers will need a time of adjustment and fans will be bitching if it takes longer than the first half of the first game.


Right. It's unheard of to see or expect freshmen and sophmores to make a significant impact on a team. Right MB?
(This post was last modified: 03-10-2017 02:54 PM by BlazintheATL.)
03-10-2017 02:05 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2018 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2018 MyBB Group.