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  1. Kostelac Possibly Transferring

    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.
  2. 2019 Offers

    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.
  3. 2019 Offers

    We were out of scholarships. Groce probably knew that he was not going to commit and decided to fill it with our last recruit.
  4. Maishe Dailey

    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.
  5. 2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

    Florida, Akron to Tallahassee Junior College. Anyone else see a trend here.
  6. Maishe Dailey

    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.
  7. 2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

    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.
  8. 2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

    You mean like Akron?
  9. 2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

    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.
  10. 2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

    I hope that you are right about the future. Only time will tell.
  11. 2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

    11 returning? I have 5 scholarship players returning that have experience playing. Riak, Banks, Cheese, Jackson, Roscoe. Roscoe I believe is the only true frosh. Sayles has missed more games than he has played and has not been impressive when he has played. (no fault of Groce or Sayles, cannot control injuries). This is not a recipe for success.
  12. 2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

    I expected more than what we have received. I expected players who want to play for a coach. I expected players who do not punch out other players. I expected to score more than 4 baskets in a half of basketball at the Q. I expected not to lose a quarterfinal game by 40 points, no matter how good the team. I expected that our team would not lose by 30 to an Ohio U team that had a losing record. I expected to have at least one center of our 4 centers that has an interest in scoring. (not from the 3 line) I expected our team to shoot better than 25% from long distance. I expected Groce's recruits to stay with our team after playing here for a year. With Utomi and E Man leaving, this looks more like a revolving door than a team. I hope that Groce will be successful but with these 2 Zips leaving I feel like we are starting all over again. Another year of new players and empty seats.
  13. 2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

    Utomi leaving. I did not see that coming. I agree that he had an off year. Now you have to wonder how much of that was that he wanted to get out of town. I think Groce has done a good job with what he had but what is going on when players constantly leave the program. If he is a good coach and great guy, why leave? With Kd, we had stability. With Groce, we have had anything but stability. The more turnover we have each year, the angrier I get at the AD for not keeping KD. Parish left program Cotton left program Patton left program Kostlec left program Gueye left program punched Kostlec Hester left program Never played Utomi Left program
  14. 2018- 2019 Season Post-mortem

    Somebody on this board indicated that KD would get his 20th in a post season tournament. I just checked and they were wrong. KD will not win 20. Here is an article on the Dukes season. https://pittsburghsportsnow.com/2019/03/17/reviewing-the-2018-19-duquesne-mbb-season/ Basically, the Dukes improved from last season and did better than their preseason pick of 11th. KD"s main point is that he took over a losing program and has turned it around into a winning program that has gotten better each season.
  15. Other MAC Tournament Games

    There was another bad call right before that one on a foul where the defender did nothing except touch a Buffalo player on the back down low. Even the commentators replayed it and indicated it was not a foul. It was a terrible call in the last 2 minutes. I thought it was the same ref we had yesterday.