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RE: 2018-19 SOCON off-season superthread
(05-16-2018 05:48 AM)swvabucsfan Wrote:  Why, moving to the SoCon has already caused Bender to grow an inch: listed as 6-10 as both a freshman and sophomore at WVU, he has “grown” to 6-11 at Mercer.

I almost made that comment, too. While one *does* weigh less the closer to the equator one gets, I don' think the difference between Morgantown and Macon would allow one to 'stretch' an inch. LOL.
05-16-2018 11:10 AM
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RE: 2018-19 SOCON off-season superthread
I wonder if bringing in the Polish assistant is also part of a strategy to recruit that country in particular, or of Eastern Europe in general. Sort of Herr Hoffman's version of "ostpolitik". You see a few Polish bigs in the majors nowadays, but the country is not as heavily recruited as smaller places with more famous basketball traditions like Lithuania or Serbia. There are a lot of folks there, 37 million. And they are quite willing to move in search of economic opportunity. The "Polish plumber" was a famous stereotype in the UK's debates about immigration.
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RE: 2018-19 SOCON off-season superthread
There's been a flurry of SoCon activity in late May:

Wofford adds signees and walkons:
6-6 185 Fr Isaiah Bigelow; Other offers include: UNF UNCW, Radford, Charlotte (commit), NC A&T, Norfolk St, Chatt
6-6 190 Fr Messiah Jones, Simeon High, Chicago IL, 2nd team all-state; other Murray St, Evansville, Chicago ST, Milwaukee, Towson, Drake, Northern Ill, Fla Atl, McNeese
highlights at http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/messiah-jones
6-4 G Drew Cottrell no Verbal Commits page, preferred walk on
6-6 F Alex Michael no Verbal Commits page, preferred walk on

Jones and Bigelow give them length and athleticism at a sort of smallish forward that the Terriers did not have, at the same time that rival UNCG is losing 6-6 Marvin Smith.

The Citadel loses transfers:
former 3 star recruit 6-0 180 So Tariq Simmons, 15.2 minutes, 7.2 ppg, 27-92 .293, 2.1 rebounds
6-8 190 So Rob Johnson, 27.0 minutes, 6.3 ppg, 23-72 .319, 3.3 rebounds
6-6 196 Jr Lejandro Allende is also no long listed on the roster; 17.8 minutes, 3.9 ppg, 3.0 rebounds
Those guys could play. This puts another obstacle in their efforts to move up the SoCon ladder - but it happens every year at the Citadel.

Mercer signs:
6-1 180 JUCO Jr PG Djordje Dimitrijevic 13.1 ppg on 50% from 3 (63 makes), 3.1 assists, 2.8 rebounds http://njcaa.org/sports/mbkb/2017-18/div...ijevic4qwk Clearly he adds a lot more shooting than Marcus Cohen could provide, and more assists than Cummings.
Highlights at http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/dorde-dimitrijevic

Serbian Dimitrijevic is the third eastern European signing of the month for Mercer after WVU transfer Maciej Bender and assistant coach Paul Mrozic

And if Mercer fans insist on calling Ross Cummings "Mamba", will they start calling Djordje "the Chosen One"?

Western Carolina:
loses best player 6-7 210 2nd Team All-Conference Mike Amius going pro early: http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/mike-amius
Verbal Commits under STATUS says "Left Early for Pro Career from Western Carolina". Tweets there say that Amius HAS signed with an agent. Doesn't sound like he's preserving a come back option.
but add:
6-1 175 Jr-Tr Mason Faulkner from NKU a former 3 star recruit will likely have to sit out a year
6-5 182 Fr D.J. Myers, with 9 offers including UNCG, Manhattan and JMU; highlights at http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/d-j-myers
6-3 Fr Kameron Gibson, only other offers Maryland Eastern Shore and Ashland

Chattanooga signs:
6-3 175 JUCO Jr Jonathan Scott, Otero JS stats 12.0 ppg, 44.4% from 3 with 59 makes, 5.3 rebounds per game http://njcaa.org/sports/mbkb/2017-18/div...nscottc7qh
6-8 193 JUCO Jr Roderick Johnson, Jr from Highland IL JUCO stats 5.9 points, 6.1 rebounds http://njcaa.org/sports/mbkb/2017-18/div...nsonjro37q

Samford adds:
6-3 JUCO Jr guard Myron Gordon; JUCO stats at Harcum: 12.5 ppg, 31.1% from 3 with 23 makes, 3.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.9 t.o.'s; http://njcaa.org/sports/mbkb/2016-17/div...gordon5pig
Highlights at http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/myron-gordon

VMI adds:
5-10 145 Fr Guard Rafael Jenkins, other offers Northern Arizona and Stetson; highlights at http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/rafael-jenkins

Don't see any action reported for Furman or UNCG (except new assistant coach Andre Gray)
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05-30-2018 09:40 AM
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RE: 2018-19 SOCON off-season superthread
Just FYI, from the "Outgoing" file vs. the "Incoming":

From Samford:
Wyatt Walker has landed in Raleigh (Wolfpack)
Justin Coleman to Tucson (Ariz.)
Christen Cunningham to the 'ville
Triston Chambers to UA-Huntsville

From UTC:
Rodney Chatman to the Flyers (Dayton)
Nat Dixon to the ponies of SMU
Makale Foreman to NY-Stony Brook (some of the cognoscenti among you may remember that the Seawolves are only two years past an NCAA berth)
James Lewis to Appy

(Just a partial round-up. Not likely anywhere near a complete accounting. Kinda striking is the quality of the teams where several of these guys landed.)
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RE: 2018-19 SOCON off-season superthread
(06-06-2018 11:46 AM)posterformerlyknownasthedoctor Wrote:  Just FYI, from the "Outgoing" file vs. the "Incoming":

From Samford:
Wyatt Walker has landed in Raleigh (Wolfpack)
Justin Coleman to Tucson (Ariz.)
Christen Cunningham to the 'ville
Triston Chambers to UA-Huntsville

From UTC:
Rodney Chatman to the Flyers (Dayton)
Nat Dixon to the ponies of SMU
Makale Foreman to NY-Stony Brook (some of the cognoscenti among you may remember that the Seawolves are only two years past an NCAA berth)
James Lewis to Appy

(Just a partial round-up. Not likely anywhere near a complete accounting. Kinda striking is the quality of the teams where several of these guys landed.)

Which for fans of those programs must make their recent lack of success all the more galling.
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RE: 2018-19 SOCON off-season superthread
I wasn't sure where to put this, so there it is. A comparison of reported expenditures and revenues for D1 basketball programs from 2016. ETSU seventh in the SOCON. As the author suggests, the numbers must be taken with a grain of salt. Still. I think that Furman fans would not be pleased. (Sorry, I couldn't resist that)

https://www.midmajormadness.com/2018/6/1...-mid-major
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(06-11-2018 04:15 PM)BigIslandBuc Wrote:  I wasn't sure where to put this, so there it is. A comparison of reported expenditures and revenues for D1 basketball programs from 2016. ETSU seventh in the SOCON. As the author suggests, the numbers must be taken with a grain of salt. Still. I think that Furman fans would not be pleased. (Sorry, I couldn't resist that)

https://www.midmajormadness.com/2018/6/1...-mid-major

Need a whole box of salt to believe any of this.
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RE: 2018-19 SOCON off-season superthread
(06-11-2018 04:15 PM)BigIslandBuc Wrote:  I wasn't sure where to put this, so there it is. A comparison of reported expenditures and revenues for D1 basketball programs from 2016. ETSU seventh in the SOCON. As the author suggests, the numbers must be taken with a grain of salt. Still. I think that Furman fans would not be pleased. (Sorry, I couldn't resist that)

https://www.midmajormadness.com/2018/6/1...-mid-major

Why would Furman fans be unhappy? Those stats show a profit for the basketball program of almost $330,000 - easily the best in the conference.
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Furman is the only one making a profit because the next 6 on the list show identical revenue and expenses. Obviously they are lying, making these numbers meaningless.
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(06-12-2018 12:32 AM)FUATT Wrote:  
(06-11-2018 04:15 PM)BigIslandBuc Wrote:  I wasn't sure where to put this, so there it is. A comparison of reported expenditures and revenues for D1 basketball programs from 2016. ETSU seventh in the SOCON. As the author suggests, the numbers must be taken with a grain of salt. Still. I think that Furman fans would not be pleased. (Sorry, I couldn't resist that)

https://www.midmajormadness.com/2018/6/1...-mid-major

Why would Furman fans be unhappy? Those stats show a profit for the basketball program of almost $330,000 - easily the best in the conference.

I see now what they are up to. Next there will be an anonymous petition made to the Southern Conference suggesting that championships be decided by profit and loss. New Furman cheers : "We have accountants; Yes, we do; We have accountants; How about you?" "Two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollar; a nice progression of income don't you think?"
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