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2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

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I hope so. The potential is there but it all has to come together. I believe we were picked to finish 5th in our division, however.

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9 minutes ago, ZipsVoice said:

Really?  Wow.  Love it.....

20 wins isn't the bar it used to be.  You can reasonably come out of the OOC schedule with 8 wins.  You win most of your home games and split on the road in MAC play and you're around 20.

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^^Young guy's got great length.  We'll see how confident & aggressive he is at this level.  Maybe we found ourselves a late bloomer.

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3 hours ago, zippyfan34 said:

New Walk on that we added via tryout Enrique Freeman Summer League highlights

 

Zipppyfan34, can you please confirm that he is a walk on? It's the logical conclusion, but I just want to make sure before adding him to the chart. It's been a crazy offseason. Thanks.

 

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Every year some Akron player seems to be lighting it up at that pro am. The talent level at that pro am just doesn't seem to be that great. I'm not going to say he can't be a productive player for us as I honestly don't know. I want to see him do that stuff in practice or in D1 games before I start to get excited.

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9 minutes ago, Illini Zip said:

 

Zipppyfan34, can you please confirm that he is a walk on? It's the logical conclusion, but I just want to make sure before adding him to the chart. It's been a crazy offseason. Thanks.

 

https://gozips.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=6654

 

He is also listed as being 19, so there may have been some academic issues in his past?

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5 minutes ago, Illini Zip said:

And a general question. Can you redshirt a walk on? Why does that sound strange to me?

Groce mentioned him at the media day finding him at a campus trout so yes he is a walk-in.  He is academically a sophomore so maybe that is why he is a redshirt?

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11 minutes ago, zippyfan34 said:

Groce mentioned him at the media day finding him at a campus trout so yes he is a walk-in.  He is academically a sophomore so maybe that is why he is a redshirt?

That explains why he is 19.

 But he had all conference honors in High School. How does no one offer him a scholarship? At his size there has to be a program that takes a chance on him, the world is not full of athletes that size who also happened to be all conference in High School.

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On 10/1/2019 at 1:51 PM, LZIp said:

I hope so. The potential is there but it all has to come together. I believe we were picked to finish 5th in our division, however.

 

This is the first I have heard that we have a shot at the Elite 8.

I would have expected something more like 5th in our conference.

What your source?

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2 hours ago, zippyfan34 said:

Groce mentioned him at the media day finding him at a campus trout so yes he is a walk-in. 

That explains why I saw Groce walking around campus in waders a couple weeks ago.

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31 minutes ago, Zipmeister said:

 

This is the first I have heard that we have a shot at the Elite 8.

I would have expected something more like 5th in our conference.

What your source?

I get that your shtick is to be the board's resident smart a$$, but believe it or not, there are also divisions within our very own conference.

 

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1 hour ago, LZIp said:

I get that your shtick is to be the board's resident smart a$$, but believe it or not, there are also divisions within our very own conference.

 

Miami? The team Akron beat by about 40 at the JAR in last March is ahead of the Zips?

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ABJ/GT: Optimism reigns for both men and women at media day

 

GT got Groce's quote a little wrong.  Groce actually said, "We have to get to the point of playing for each other, not just with each other."  I thought it was a good motivational concept.

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I think the walk on kid who excelled in the Akron Canton Pro Am league has the potential to...........keep Marquelle McIntire from getting lonely at the end of the bench this year.

 

I don't have much confidence in the Blue Ribbon forecast.  It obviously places a lot of emphasis on last year's results.

 

 

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15 hours ago, akronzips71 said:

That explains why he is 19.

 But he had all conference honors in High School. How does no one offer him a scholarship? At his size there has to be a program that takes a chance on him, the world is not full of athletes that size who also happened to be all conference in High School.

 

I thought 6'10" was the threshold by which everyone should be judged by and given a scholarship offer if that requirement is met? 😉

 

15 hours ago, Hilltopper said:

Kid is a good practice player but really has no chance at seeing the court outside of garbage time. Trust me.

 

Agreed. I definitely think he'll benefit this team greatly in practice, especially with rim protection. However there doesn't seem to be much fluid motion in his game and it looks like he's moving at 1 mph. DI ball is FAST. He (seemingly) lacks the explosion to be an impact player in a real game. 

 

2 hours ago, Blue & Gold said:

ABJ/GT: Optimism reigns for both men and women at media day

 

GT got Groce's quote a little wrong.  Groce actually said, "We have to get to the point of playing for each other, not just with each other."  I thought it was a good motivational concept.

 

Shocker. 

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7 minutes ago, Let'sGoZips94 said:

 

I thought 6'10" was the threshold by which everyone should be judged by and given a scholarship offer if that requirement is met? 😉

 

 

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