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Zeke, by his own admission, didn't really focus on basketball till the summer before his senior year.  Someone should have absolutely been busting his butt from the moment he stepped on campus (you can take a horse to water, I suppose).  Now he's gonna have to get a real job. 

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Zeke was always a class act when he was at Akron.  Who knows why he left the team.  I hope that if he still wants to play professional basketball that he finds the right opportunity.  If he decides to hang them up, I wish him nothing but the best of luck.

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1 year 2 Championships 

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On 12/9/2018 at 6:35 PM, Zipmeister said:

It's past time for Zeke to give up the charade and start doing what his education at the U prepared him to do, oh wait.

Zeke not only got his degree, he has actually done some freelance tech support even while pursuing his basketball career. Might be my favorite student athlete ever to come through Akron. Great guy and very smart. He prepared himself well for whatever follows, he will be just fine.  I know your schtick is to try be the board smartass but you're way off base on this one. 

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5 hours ago, Illini Zip said:

I was curious what Malcolm Duvivier was up to these days. He's back up there in his home country of Canada playing ball. I thought he came in and did a fine job for US last year.

 

http://www.halifaxhurricanes.ca/sports/mbkb/2018-19/bios/duvivier_malcolm_pi69

Shooting 40% from beyond the arc.  How we miss that this year.

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I really wish we had him for one more year. He and Cheese would be amazing, with LCJ as the change-of-pace guard. 

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58 minutes ago, Let'sGoZips94 said:

I really wish we had him for one more year. He and Cheese would be amazing, with LCJ as the change-of-pace guard. 

Cheese is the new Ivey. But only for one more year.

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I think Cheese can be a 16 to 18 point average scorer.  He's not the rebounder or defender Ivey is but he has a better handle.

 

 

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1 hour ago, clarkwgriswold said:

I think Cheese can be a 16 to 18 point average scorer.  He's not the rebounder or defender Ivey is but he has a better handle.

 

 

Isn't this his first year in D1?

He has a "junior" body but freshman D1 experience.

He should be a standout next year.

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2 hours ago, akronzips71 said:

Isn't this his first year in D1?

He has a "junior" body but freshman D1 experience.

He should be a standout next year.

 

Agreed.  He has two years of JUCO so he should have the junior (20 - 21 y.o.) body.  At the rate at which he's grown as a player this year, you should be right about next year.

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"The team includes some recognizable names to area high school and college basketball fans. Former LeBron James St. Vincent-St. Mary teammates Dru Joyce III and Romeo Travis join other ex-University of Akron players Nick Harney and Demetrius Treadwell on the team."

https://www.cantonrep.com/sports/20190701/michael-porrini-unites-mac-alums-for-basketball-tournament

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DANCING ON PORRINI! DANCING ON PORRINI!

 

Pretty awesome roster. 

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2 hours ago, Let'sGoZips94 said:

DANCING ON PORRINI! DANCING ON PORRINI!

 

Pretty awesome roster. 

 

I wonder if they approached Zeke to protect the rim.

They must be counting on getting a boatload of additional supporters cause the players appear to have only a $900,000 claim on the $2 million first prize.

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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.

 

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27 minutes ago, akronzips71 said:

Canada has embraced common core math it seems.

Damn metric system

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6 hours ago, 1981 grad said:

I miss having 4 year players and watching them develop.

It disappeared quickly. Time to embrace the 5th year grad transfer. 

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