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  1. Has Akron ever landed a player that had similar offers? The only name that comes to mind is Zeke Marshall. I thought he had some decent offers when he came to Akron. Any other highly recruited players that came to Akron. (not transfers from another school)
  2. or the 2nd year transfer or the 3rd year transfer or the 4th year transfer who sits a year and plays a year.
  3. I am glad to see him playing basketball again. I was afraid that he had given it up. There is always room on a team for a shot blocker who can intimidate guards going to the basket. He needs to be a step quicker and a little more fluid on offense. I hope he keeps playing. I miss having 4 year players and watching them develop.
  4. Sayles athletic front court guy? His first year he showed some flashes of being good but rarely showed any athleticism and last year he was very passive when he played before he got injured. I really hope his third year will be better and injury free but he is a big question mark. One person on this board has him as transferring which makes no sense this late in the process. I like your optimism and I hope that you are right but essentially this is the 3rd year under Groce with a substantially new roster. I would still like to know who will be our 13 scholarship players.
  5. Another transfer? If he transfers in this year that is another scholarship spot for next year and I thought we already are one over our scholarship limit. Can someone explain how we have room for another transfer?
  6. Time will tell if he is a division one player. If he dominates at Walsh and leads the league in scoring and rebounding, we will know that he was a division 1 player that needed time to blossom. If he does not dominate at Walsh, we will know that he is a great guy who was a division 2 player. My feeling is that he will be a good division 2 player. He just did not have the athleticism, quickness, or instincts to play division one. I wish him the best success.
  7. TRibble was our last scholarship. In hindsight, I would rather Dos Anjos than Maishe. We would get a player who can play next year and then develop hopefully over 4 years. I just don't think our needs were to have someone sit for a year then play for one year. WE need to build a team, not rent a player.
  8. We were out of scholarships. Groce probably knew that he was not going to commit and decided to fill it with our last recruit.
  9. Does anyone remember how excited we were to get Forsythe, a West Virginia transfer who did not have to sit out a year. He had some great games but it did not end well.
  10. Florida, Akron to Tallahassee Junior College. Anyone else see a trend here.
  11. I am not big on another transfer coming to the school for just one season. Groce has a revolving door of players. This year we had 2 scholarships that were wasted on transfers, Hester and the guy that punched out Klac. ( I cannot remember his name) I would much rather Groce try to build a team with frosh. He has 3 years left to prove that he can build a winning program.
  12. I guess since the guy is transferring we might as well pile on with the weaknesses in his game. I always thought he could have averaged one offensive rebound a game if he followed his shot. Most of his misses were short and the rebound would come back toward him. He was our best 3 ball shooter but this year a lot of his outside shots were way off. Seemed like he shot more air balls and bricks this year where last year a lot of his misses drew the inside of the rim and just fell out. When he was hot he could carry this team offensively. He just rarely got hot this season. I wish him well but still wonder as much praise as Groce gave him this season why he decided to transfer. It seems odd.
  13. Ivey graduated and used all 4 years of eligability. It was a reporter's error. It will be interesting to see where Utomi lands. He is coming off his worst shooting year. I cannot tell you how many times I saw him drive the lane and hesiate and get in trouble. He relied on the 3 ball to score and when he was off it was difficult to watch. Not sure if he will get recruited to a big time program. I wish E man the best but no great loss for the Zips because he never learned to take the ball to the hoop and he greatest asset was his shot blocking ability. Riak is a defensive center. We had 4 centers on the team, E Man, Klac, Riak, and Sayles and not one of them could consistantly put the ball in the basket. Groce needs to recuit a center that can score. The jury is still out on Sayles because of his injuries but he needs to work his game.
  14. I hope that you are right about the future. Only time will tell.
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