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RE: Expectations for next year....
BTW does anyone know what Cacok's wingspan and standing reach were?
08-22-2019 11:35 AM
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RE: Expectations for next year....
(08-21-2019 05:37 PM)Gary Miller Wrote:  
(08-21-2019 03:11 PM)82hawk Wrote:  
(08-21-2019 02:23 PM)Gary Miller Wrote:  For the sake of getting this thread back on track... Here are my early CAA predictions

CofC
Northeastern
Delaware
Hofstra
Drexel
Towson
UNCW
JMU
W&M
Elon

IMO, the CAA is wide open this year with the exception of NU and CofC in the top 2. I don't see UNCW ahead of anyone but Elon.

I agree, it's wide open. Grant and Coen will have their teams primed for March. Delaware/Hofstra/Drexel are all interesting teams because I think one of them will contend for the title. Towson is a sleeper for me because of Fobbs, that kid is a bucket. JMU brings back some guys, but also has a lot of newcomers. W&M is shell of what they could've been, but at least that have Nathan Knight. I actually really like Elon's new coach, he was impressive on the recruiting trail and comes from a great coaching background. I think he's gonna do good things there.

Towson is too high IMO. Pat Skerry has under achieved every year. He also has the most roster turnover every year it seems and probably plays a part in their team chemistry.

Agree with Delaware. They look to be legit even after Horton transferred. They have Dylan Painter, Villanova transfer eligible after the first semester. Very impressed with the job Inglesby has done. Especially considering the mess he walked into being hired so late and having most of the team transfer out waiting for a coach to be hired.
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RE: Expectations for next year....
(08-22-2019 08:08 AM)Seahawkhoops Wrote:  
(08-22-2019 07:56 AM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  
(08-22-2019 07:20 AM)Seahawkhoops Wrote:  Hofstra wins every year because it appears after 2 years they have a much better coach than we do. Simple answer.

C.B. is 3-2 against Mihalich.

Doesn't mean a hill of beans when you finish 10-25

Mihalich is not a good coach. Great recruiter, but not a great coach. As good as some of his teams have been he has never been able to win the CAA Tournament and go dancing.

Now Bill Coen, he is a great coach! Northeastern has virtually no basketball support, yet he always wins every single year and plays great D. It seems that McGrath wants to play similar to Northeastern. Up tempo offense, great 3 pt shooting with a roster of guards and forwards with height and solid man to man defense.
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RE: Expectations for next year....
(08-22-2019 12:46 PM)Seahawk2010 Wrote:  
(08-22-2019 08:08 AM)Seahawkhoops Wrote:  
(08-22-2019 07:56 AM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  
(08-22-2019 07:20 AM)Seahawkhoops Wrote:  Hofstra wins every year because it appears after 2 years they have a much better coach than we do. Simple answer.

C.B. is 3-2 against Mihalich.

Doesn't mean a hill of beans when you finish 10-25

Mihalich is not a good coach. Great recruiter, but not a great coach. As good as some of his teams have been he has never been able to win the CAA Tournament and go dancing.

Now Bill Coen, he is a great coach! Northeastern has virtually no basketball support, yet he always wins every single year and plays great D. It seems that McGrath wants to play similar to Northeastern. Up tempo offense with great 3 pt shooting and solid man to man defense.

While i tend to agree with that statement, he still wins games. I'd love to win games. Our coach is said to be a good recruiter, and appears to be. But the coaching has not yielded any results. And comparing CB to NU is a joke. Yes he wants to play it, but the guy at NU can teach it. Verdict still is out but it appears he can't
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RE: Expectations for next year....
Yes, I did state that we were predictable last year and that does suggest coaching. Having Cacok down in the post and playing through him did not work well. Not sure that I can spell that out more clearly than that. Now ask yourself why they even did that? Without having dynamic guards and wings (factoring in ability and experience) had to factor into that. This staff chose to build slowly with young players and paid a price. The defense wasn't there either in terms of ball pressure and down low to erase mistakes. Getting to the offense...Who could get their own shot last year or create other than Kai?

Now let's fast forward to now. I still feel that they should have gotten 1 more big like y'all. The difference now is that they have added more athleticism, shooting and speed to the roster. They still will have to focus hard on rebounding the ball, but they now have enough athletic guards, wings and shooters to play faster. That gives them a better chance to win games. I'm a big fan of quickness and athleticism because you can't really teach that and it makes the game much easier to coach.

Teams win CAA titles with great guard and wing play. We've seen this happen in nearly every instance. All CAA winners had a 2 man that could kill you and/or a PG/wing that was also a killer. If Okauru can play this year, that is big. He has the potential to play at a high level and will at the very least give UNCW another explosive guard. They can also space the floor with Estime, Gadsden (injured) and Skaggs on the perimeter and Sims has another year under his belt. This will give Kai/Phillips more room to go to work so you have to pick your poison more if they play man to man. And Tolafree can get his shot too plus can drive the ball and finish.

My expectation is for improvement offensively and for more pace. My hope is that the overall defense to be improved as well. Not sure what that means to a CAA finish, but I'm expecting a much better overall team than last year. Hawking mentioned "momentum" ball. Well it's a game of runs often times and you had better have the guns to score it if you're not getting a ton of stops....which I hope improves with better perimeter ball pressure.
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