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  1. Local TV story on Currie from back in December-




    They have some Mott CC game video on Youtube.  Watched some of them and saw that Currie played a lot with is back to the basket, posting up.  In one game, the opponent devoted a lot of effort to fronting him and he did a good job of holding his ground.  Did a nice job rebounding also.  He's not a defensive presence.  He'll very much benefit from the Zips weight program.  Some of what I saw was scheme as the high school/AAU video I previously saw had him a lot more on the perimeter and he has a reasonable shot.

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  2. 11 hours ago, kreed5120 said:

    Verbal commits lists him as a PF. He runs the court extremely well and looks to handle the ball pretty well. All in all, he looks like a 3 inch shorter version of Xeyrius Williams.


    From my extensive and exhaustive research (4 to 5 minutes of a YouTube video), he seems different than X in that he seems to rely on going inside as opposed to relying on the outside shot.  X seemed to default to shooting the 3 while this kid seems to drive the ball a lot more.


    While he is listed as a PF and was used there on his JUCO team, he seems pretty mobile.  I sure like that length on the perimeter on defense.

  3. Players on teams from the following conferences are eligible for the Henson award: America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Horizon, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit, Sun Belt, West Coast.


    Here's an article about the Lou Henson team and the honorees-


  4. Tough to tell until both sides of the transfer portal, transferrors and transferrees, flush out.  Also, some high school seniors may not qualify.  Just so much time before the season is here from thing to go to heck (think Eric Hester). 


    At this point, I don't see PCCC making much of a run as they lose quite a lot with Pippen as the only returning starter.  I like OU as Preston and Vander Plas are solid and Boles will continue to bring in talent and grow the program.   BG came apart at the end of the season and lose Turner and Frye.  Miami never seems to make much progress despite the fact that all of the kids should now be all Owens recruits.  Bufflao is as solid as anyone for now.  Just lots and lots of uncertainty.


    If you put a gun to my head, I'd put Buffalo and Akron at the top.  I really like Dailey and Curry and think the Zips will be solid as long as Groce can maintain the "Team-ism."

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  5. 1 hour ago, kreed5120 said:

    WMU just lost their best 2 players to the portal. When you hire from within, you hope that helps stabilize the roster. In WMU case that didn't help.


    Brandon Johnson - WMU
    Michael Flowers - WMU


    Ouch.  Top two scorers, top rebounder.  Nearly a third of their team scoring and rebounding right down the Kalamazoo crapper!


    Johnson's certainly welcome here.  He's a grad transfer.



  6. 22 minutes ago, The Hip Zip said:


    Exactly.  If he is really using it just as a measuring stick as the and his team suggest, I guess it's a good use of the system.  However, if he thinks he's anywhere close to NBA ready, he's delusional.

  7. It's a FORUM.  A forum is a place to exchange thoughts and ideas, not a one sided discussion.  Say the same damn thing over and over and over and it gets on my nerves, but not seeing a lot of wins this year is not a problem.


    Teams don't instantly go from zero wins to a winning record.  This is a season to see progress on the field or start second (or third) guessing the Arth hiring.  4 four wins would be a huge success.  2 or 3 is a more likely outcome.

  8. He sat out one year due to the transfer and a year due to a knee injury.  


    No thanks to a kid going on to his 3rd school in 4 years.  I'm okay with a transfer for a kid who didn't work out somewhere or a JUCO kid who wasn't ready for college, but at this point it starts looking like a pattern of discontent.  

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