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Username Post: Class of 2024        (Topic#24548)
Bruno 
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07-22-20 07:33 AM - Post#310611    

https://brownbears.com/news/2020/6/23/mens-b asketb...

Nice-looking class. A few potential difference-makers.

Two things that stand out are, first, there’s outside shooting here in Taylor and Brown. Kloman, Ferrari and Ndur also have some outside game. Second is that it’s important to have two guys with big bodies here, which this roster needs badly. Ndur looks like he has both an inside and outside game, and Moses looks like a pretty explosive hard-nosed power player.
LET'S go BRU-no (duh. nuh. nuh-nuh-nuh)


 
Bruno 
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Re: Class of 2024
08-03-20 08:14 AM - Post#311102    
    In response to Bruno

I really hope this team gets to play some this upcoming season. One of the best frontcourts in this year's league. Talent and depth, which we haven't had both of for some time.
LET'S go BRU-no (duh. nuh. nuh-nuh-nuh)


 
JBears 
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08-04-20 05:00 AM - Post#311126    
    In response to Bruno

Bruno, if the frosh bigs hit the ground running, this may be the best front court in Brown history. Going back over the years we’ve usually had bigs in the 6-5 to 6-7 range. The biggest tandem was Stark Langes (6-11) and Jim Turner (6-10) during the 1985 Championship season. This group of Gainey, T-Choh, DeWitt, Ndur, & Moses should hold their own in league play, as well as out of conference. But I’m afraid it’s looking bleaker by the day that we’ll have a season.

 
JBears 
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Class of 2024
08-09-20 04:32 PM - Post#311309    
    In response to JBears

I must make some corrections to my prior post. The big 6-11 center’s last name is spelled Langs. But the bigger oversight was that the Bears only title was in 1986. Not 1985. Close, but no cigar. Langs’ had actually graduated the prior year. The ‘86 team was lead by 6-9 Sr center Jim Turner (19.2 8.2. 1.5) and senior point guard Mike Waitkus (12.2. 3.4. 5.8). Both are in the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame. The Bears finished 16-11 and 10-4 Ivy.

They also had a 5-11 Jr guard from Central Islip,L.I. named Keiron Bigby (8.8. 1.7. 2.0) who also played deep safety for the football team. He had one of the greatest games for a Bear D-Back when he returned two interceptions for TD’s against Yale to lead the Bears to a 27-14 victory at Brown Stadium. This occurred in the fall of 1984 when he was a sophomore. Both returns were in the last minute of each half, and they covered 91 and 102 yards respectively! He also had another INT and return of 24 yards in the first period, making for a return total of 217 yards. His longest broke a Brown record. Another interesting aspect of that game is that it marked the first time Brown defeated Yale three years in a row in the then 104 year old rivalry. I still remember a Yale coach leaving the press box yelling, “One guy beat us! One darn guy beat us!”


Edited by JBears on 08-09-20 04:34 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Old Bear 
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Class of 2024
08-10-20 08:05 AM - Post#311335    
    In response to JBears

Bigby may have been the best athlete in Brown history. He was reputed to be a great HS Lax player. He scored 20 pts. in a big win at Cornell in the '86 Championship season, but didn't play in the 2nd semester due to academic issues. I believe he scored 20 against Yale in the same year he intercepted the passes described by JB above.

Stark Langs spent a decade or more playing internationally and in the D League. I am pretty sure he didn't shave until his Jr year. I think he grew an inch or two after he graduated.

 
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