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Columbia 37P6 
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10-04-21 08:45 PM - Post#326929    

Another very nice pick-up for the Columbia Lions as Hotchkiss School guard Kenny Noland commits to Columbia.

 
hoopsfan 
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10-04-21 10:22 PM - Post#326936    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

Kenny Noland is a 6'3" PG from Apex Friendship HS in NC, now doing a post grad year at Hotchkiss.

According to Verbal Commits he had 10 offers including CU, and from teams in the A10, Patriot, MAAC and OVC conferences.  He has shot over 40% from the three throughout high school and is also known as a plus defender.

https://www.verbalcommits.com/players/kenny-noland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjBrfCQCGA4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMFqAhoEBE0&a mp;fe...

scores 36 in this game (#2 in white): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ8MB2_OdfQ

https://phenomhoopreport.com/continuing-to-work-20 ...

 
Columbia 37P6 
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10-05-21 10:43 AM - Post#326944    
    In response to hoopsfan

hoopsfan, thanks for the pictorials---this guy looks very talented and a terrific pickup for Columbia--three excellent prospects now from the State of North Carolina-good to see--any idea who is responsible for the tremendous improvement in our basketball recruiting during approximately the last six months????

 
Dr. V 
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10-06-21 11:44 AM - Post#326950    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

Actually, there has been quality in the last three classes.

 
Chet Forte 
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10-06-21 02:06 PM - Post#326951    
    In response to Dr. V

We do look much better on paper this year. Anybody care to venture a guess as to where we stand among the Ivies going into the season?


 
Columbia 37P6 
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10-06-21 07:44 PM - Post#326954    
    In response to Chet Forte

At this point, there is no reasonable basis for predicting how the Columbia Men's Basketball Team will fare in the Ivy League in the 2021-22 season. However it is certainly reasonable to predict now that the Columbia Women's Basketball Team will finish second in the Ivy League behind Princeton. The Lady Lions have practically everyone back from the outstanding playoff team two years ago and have added several very talented newcomers. Columbia's only significant issue appears to be the lack of a tall center who can match up with the 6'4 and 6'5" centers at some of the other Ivy League institutions.

 
Chet Forte 
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10-07-21 05:48 AM - Post#326956    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

Can we predict our rotation? Nweke is the only sure thing based upon my admittedly limited current knowledge.


 
Columbia 37P6 
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10-07-21 09:21 PM - Post#326982    
    In response to Chet Forte

Initially, I would expect the rotation to consist mostly of upperclassman, such as Nweke, Turner, Ellis, Oderno and Shockley. However, at this time, it's anyone's guess which of the many newcomers are likely to break into the rotation by the start of the Ivy League Season. Harding seems to be assured of lots of playing time because he is clearly a tremendous rebounder. If I had to guess which two players will emerge as starters, my picks are McLean and Murphy.

 
Chet Forte 
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10-08-21 04:44 PM - Post#326987    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

Tavroff apparently has made huge gains playing in summer leagues, and he is one big dude.


 
Columbia 37P6 
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10-08-21 07:03 PM - Post#326989    
    In response to Chet Forte

Yes, Tavroff looks like a bigger version of John Baumann which, of course, intended as a compliment, as Baumann was an outstanding player at Columbia. Incidentally, if you scan the Columbia roster closely, you will note that Tavroff is the only player listed as a center. Actually, he is designated as a "center/forward." I suppose that means that Tavroff is expected to be Columbia's go to guy, when the Lions have a very big and tall opponent.

 
internetter 
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10-08-21 08:26 PM - Post#326990    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

With no one having played in so long, it's likely the starters will change in the early games, newcomers used a lot.
west coast fan


 
Columbia 37P6 
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10-09-21 07:47 AM - Post#326993    
    In response to internetter

I agree with you. Never before have so many newcomers had such a great opportunity to see playing time very early in their collegiate career--not just at Columbia, of course.

 
SomeGuy 
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10-09-21 02:24 PM - Post#326994    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

Maybe this isn’t saying much, but if I had to guess just how a team of upperclassmen would come together, the starters would be Nweke, Harding, and Turner for sure, and Shockley, Ellis, and Bolster would all play a lot.

That said, I guess I could see that last three largely giving way to the young guards — but there are so many that nobody sticks out as the absolute must play guy. Probably good for Columbia — lots of bites at the apple, and whoever is ready to contribute immediately hopefully rises to the top. Agree McLean is a good guess.

 
Columbia 37P6 
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10-09-21 09:33 PM - Post#326996    
    In response to SomeGuy

I agree with you that Nweke, Harding, Turner and maybe Ellis should considered the likely starters at this time along with McLean to give them some scoring punch. Assuming men's basketball is similar to football, the the sophomores are more likely to see early starting team than the freshman.

 
Columbia 37P6 
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10-09-21 09:38 PM - Post#326997    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

Kobe Antwi is no longer listed on the Columbia roster

 
SomeGuy 
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10-10-21 07:52 AM - Post#327000    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

Zene is no longer on the roster, either.

 
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