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Username Post: Around the Patriot League 2019-20        (Topic#23164)
Bison137 
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07-01-19 11:36 PM - Post#285498    

Holy Cross starting PG Caleb Green has entered the transfer portal. I'm not sure if this means he is definitely gone, however, as he could just be exploring his options while he waits to see who the new coach will be. That decision should be announced within about two weeks. (Note: July 11-14 is a big recruiting period, so it would make sense for HC to make a decision within 10 days.)




 
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07-02-19 12:05 AM - Post#285499    
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In addition to Caleb Green, here are the other known PL transfers:

American: Starting forward Sam Iorio, a rising junior, has transferred to South Alabama.

Boston U: Starting forward Tyler Scanan, a rising senior, is in the portal, but has not yet made a decision. Presumably he will be a graduate transfer with immediate eligibility.

Boston U: Jordan Guest, a rising soph who played a lot of minutes, is in the portal. He was suspended the last five weeks of the season and was not expected back.

Bucknell: We all know that Nate Sestina could not return for a 5th year and ended up at Kentucky.

Lafayette: Auston Evans, a 5th year SF who played a lot as a soph before missing his junior year due to injury and then rarely playing this year, is leaving for Drury University. Doesn't really affect LC.

Lehigh; Pat Andree, a rising senior who started at PF for LU for the last two years, has gone to NC State as a graduate transfer.

Lehigh: Caleb Bennett, a rising junior who averaged about 20 mpg the past two years at the two and the three - and who would likely have started this year - has transferred to Missouri Western, near his home. He missed the last four weeks of this season with an injury.

Navy: Josiah Strong, a rising soph PG/SG, who looked like a likely starter, has transferred to Iowa Western Community College. He averaged 13 mpg over the last month of the season, backing up graduating Hassan Abdullah.

Navy: Danny Ogele, a rising junior PF, played a lot the first half of the year but then saw his minutes dwindle. He is in the portal but no destination has been announced.

Navy: Isaiah Burnett, a rising junior wing, played a lot the first half of the year but much less the second half. Transferring to Stonehill in Mass.


In addition to the above, three players who rarely played are also leaving: Hugh Baxter (Colgate PF), Kyle Marion (Navy CG), and Jaylon Terrell (Navy SG).




 
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07-02-19 05:25 PM - Post#285531    
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Boston U: Starting forward Tyler Scanan, a rising senior, is in the portal, but has not yet made a decision. Presumably he will be a graduate transfer with immediate eligibility.






Scanlon to Belmont. I was expecting a somewhat better school.




 
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07-03-19 10:42 AM - Post#285547    
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It looks like Holy Cross has its new coach: Brett Nelson, the Associate Head Coach at Marquette since 2017.

I wonder whether Caleb Green will change his mind and stay. I suspect no more Princeton Offense at HC.

 
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07-03-19 10:56 AM - Post#285548    
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Next stop? The Big East!

 
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07-03-19 12:06 PM - Post#285550    
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Not too long ago, HC hired another Associate Head Coach from a big midwestern Catholic school who had no head coaching experience at any level. That coach didn't recruit much in the Northeast and didn't have to worry much about the players' academics. That coach was Sean Kearney. Hopefully this hire will work out just as well, although I suspect it will be a bit better.




 
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07-03-19 02:49 PM - Post#285559    
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Not too long ago, HC hired another Associate Head Coach from a big midwestern Catholic school who had no head coaching experience at any level. That coach didn't recruit much in the Northeast and didn't have to worry much about the players' academics. That coach was Sean Kearney. Hopefully this hire will work out just as well, although I suspect it will be a bit better.



I wonder why more schools don't follow the D3 head coach to D1 head coach model that has served Bucknell so well. It is successful and must cost less money than hiring from major programs.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
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Re: Around the Patriot League 2019-20
07-04-19 08:50 PM - Post#285613    
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  • Bison137 Said:
Holy Cross starting PG Caleb Green has entered the transfer portal. I'm not sure if this means he is definitely gone, however, as he could just be exploring his options while he waits to see who the new coach will be. That decision should be announced within about two weeks. (Note: July 11-14 is a big recruiting period, so it would make sense for HC to make a decision within 10 days.)




HC starting forward Jacob Grandison has now entered the transfer portal. He started every game the past 1.5 years. Caleb Green and Grandison were the top two Crusaders in minutes played.




 
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07-04-19 09:12 PM - Post#285615    
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Some would argue we’ve gotten lucky too.

 
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07-05-19 08:16 AM - Post#285622    
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  • HuskyColonial Said:
Some would argue we’ve gotten lucky too.



Husky, I understand the sentiment. That being said, Bucknell has hired highly successful coaches with head coaching experience. These coaches have continued to be successful against higher level competition.

Has Bucknell been lucky? Sure luck plays into any new hire at any level, but you can tilt the scales in your favor by hiring quality, successful people who can be expected to continue to have success. In short, either you can coach or you can't coach. Bucknell's formula works.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
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08-04-19 09:51 PM - Post#286731    
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Sounds like Loyola may have landed a difference maker:

"Tavaras Hardy has a good one coming into Loyola (Md): Skilled 6-11 freshman Santi Aldama led Spain to title and was MVP at the FIBA U18 European Championships in Greece. Led all players in efficiency, had a plus-minus of +141, averaged 18 ppg, 7.6 rpg and 2.3 bpg."

https://twitter.com/GoodmanHoops/status/1 158169562...




 
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08-04-19 09:56 PM - Post#286732    
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Loyola also has another incoming freshman who played for the Spanish championship team. Both of these players will be on this year's Loyola team.




 
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08-05-19 07:33 AM - Post#286736    
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  • Bison137 Said:
Sounds like Loyola may have landed a difference maker:

"Tavaras Hardy has a good one coming into Loyola (Md): Skilled 6-11 freshman Santi Aldama led Spain to title and was MVP at the FIBA U18 European Championships in Greece. Led all players in efficiency, had a plus-minus of +141, averaged 18 ppg, 7.6 rpg and 2.3 bpg."

https://twitter.com/GoodmanHoops/status/1 158169562...



That's great. I love seeing good PL games.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
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08-10-19 05:04 PM - Post#286879    
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Loyola also has another incoming freshman who played for the Spanish championship team. Both of these players will be on this year's Loyola team.





This article has Loyola with one of the top midmajor recruiting classes in the nation. Here is a comment about the center from Spain:

"Now, Simovic is on Tavaras Hardy’s staff at Loyola (MD) and is once again making headway on the international recruiting trail. Landing Aldama, who just won MVP at the FIBA U18 European Championships, was perhaps the biggest heist of the 2019 cycle. As Evan Daniels of 247Sports wrote, “there are very few programs nationally which would turn down a talent like Aldama so the fact he will be playing college basketball in the Patriot League was a constant talking point amongst NBA scouts and college coaches.” He’s incredibly skilled for his size, able to pass, handle, and shoot the ball and protect the rim. Aldama could be an NBA prospect down the line and should be one of the most impressive mid-major freshmen in the country."

https://cbbcentral.com/2019/08/07/five-under rated-...


Sounds like they may have found their own version of Chris McNaughton.




 
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08-11-19 01:58 PM - Post#286882    
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Gotta hope Loyola and of course other talented PL teams are able to translate that to OOC wins...Hurts our image when these teams either hit their stride in league play or never put it together.

 
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08-11-19 02:06 PM - Post#286883    
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Gotta hope Loyola and of course other talented PL teams are able to translate that to OOC wins...Hurts our image when these teams either hit their stride in league play or never put it together.




This season could be their best chance to get some big OOC wins. They return three senior starters, including 1st team All-PL Andrew Kostecka, to go along with the two Spaniards. Of course if they continue to recruit at a high level, they might be able to replace those guys with more quality players.




 
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08-12-19 02:59 PM - Post#286889    
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  • Bison89 Said:
  • Bison137 Said:
Sounds like Loyola may have landed a difference maker:

"Tavaras Hardy has a good one coming into Loyola (Md): Skilled 6-11 freshman Santi Aldama led Spain to title and was MVP at the FIBA U18 European Championships in Greece. Led all players in efficiency, had a plus-minus of +141, averaged 18 ppg, 7.6 rpg and 2.3 bpg."

https://twitter.com/GoodmanHoops/status/1 158169562...



That's great. I love seeing good PL games.



Do the Greyhounds have a fan forum? I'd love to see their reaction.

Also, does Bucknell actively recruit overseas?
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
Bison137 
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Around the Patriot League 2019-20
08-12-19 03:44 PM - Post#286890    
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  • Bison89 Said:
  • Bison89 Said:
  • Bison137 Said:
Sounds like Loyola may have landed a difference maker:

"Tavaras Hardy has a good one coming into Loyola (Md): Skilled 6-11 freshman Santi Aldama led Spain to title and was MVP at the FIBA U18 European Championships in Greece. Led all players in efficiency, had a plus-minus of +141, averaged 18 ppg, 7.6 rpg and 2.3 bpg."

https://twitter.com/GoodmanHoops/status/1 158169562...



That's great. I love seeing good PL games.



Do the Greyhounds have a fan forum? I'd love to see their reaction.

Also, does Bucknell actively recruit overseas?




No active Loyola forum. Don't believe Bucknell recruits much overseas. Have not heard of any offers to players who aren't playing for U.S. teams or in U.S. AAU tournaments. I wouldn't mind seeing more effort there, however, as there are a lot of very talented European players who want to go to school in the U.S.

The one Bison team that has been aggressive with foreign athletes is men's water polo, which in recent years has had four players from Serbia, plus one apiece from Hungary, Romania, Croatia, and Lebanon.




 
Bison137 
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08-13-19 02:03 PM - Post#286900    
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For those who are interested, the American message board is finally up again. It had been on hiatus for many months after it was overrun by trolls making multiple stupid and/or offensive posts. For the moment, they have stopped allowing unregistered posters - which should make things a lot better.

http://auhoops.proboards.com/




 
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Re: Around the Patriot League 2019-20
08-18-19 12:13 PM - Post#287012    
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  • Bison137 Said:
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Holy Cross starting PG Caleb Green has entered the transfer portal. I'm not sure if this means he is definitely gone, however, as he could just be exploring his options while he waits to see who the new coach will be. That decision should be announced within about two weeks. (Note: July 11-14 is a big recruiting period, so it would make sense for HC to make a decision within 10 days.)




HC starting forward Jacob Grandison has now entered the transfer portal. He started every game the past 1.5 years. Caleb Green and Grandison were the top two Crusaders in minutes played.



Grandison is transferring to Illinois


 
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08-18-19 04:25 PM - Post#287013    
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  • Bucknellbisonfan21 Said:
  • Bison137 Said:
  • Bison137 Said:
Holy Cross starting PG Caleb Green has entered the transfer portal. I'm not sure if this means he is definitely gone, however, as he could just be exploring his options while he waits to see who the new coach will be. That decision should be announced within about two weeks. (Note: July 11-14 is a big recruiting period, so it would make sense for HC to make a decision within 10 days.)




HC starting forward Jacob Grandison has now entered the transfer portal. He started every game the past 1.5 years. Caleb Green and Grandison were the top two Crusaders in minutes played.



Grandison is transferring to Illinois





Finally ending a 7-week saga.





 
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08-18-19 08:25 PM - Post#287015    
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Finally ending a 7-week saga.





Yes, though not apparently the 21 page thread discussing it -- a good portion of which seems to be dedicated to people who profess to not care a whit what he does.

I also found hchoops reaction somewhat odd. Earlier on, I posted that it wouldn't surprise me if he had gotten a look from Cal, as Cal is not exactly Wooden's UCLA -- or today's Colgate. Hoops was unusually dismissive and stated, in more than one post, that Grandison wouldn't even get a thought from any P5 school. So much for that.




 
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08-18-19 09:54 PM - Post#287018    
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  • Bison137 Said:


I also found hchoops reaction somewhat odd. Earlier on, I posted that it wouldn't surprise me if he had gotten a look from Cal, as Cal is not exactly Wooden's UCLA -- or today's Colgate. Hoops was unusually dismissive and stated, in more than one post, that Grandison wouldn't even get a thought from any P5 school. So much for that.






Yes, he made multiple posts indicating that he thought Cal must be one of the top teams in the nation, even though - as you pointed out - it has been quite weak the last few years. FAR worse than Bucknell each of the past two years.






 
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08-22-19 01:50 PM - Post#287165    
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Baltimore Sun article on 6-11 Loyola freshman Santi Aldama.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/college/basket ...

 
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08-22-19 02:12 PM - Post#287166    
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I was watching some highlights of Aldama and thought he looked pretty skinny. That article has him listed at 6’11” 210. For comparison Muscala was skinny his freshman year and was listed at 6’10” 223. Listed heights and weights can’t be trusted as fact but he might get banged around down low until he can put on more weight.

 
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