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  1. It's happening.
    10 points
  2. IPacers.com blog did a post for everyone's summer league debut and gave them a grade. Here is their grade & write up on Enrique. Link to full blog https://ipacers.com/2024/07/13/pacers-summer-league-grades-jarace-walker-shines-but-indiana-loses-sloppy-opener/ Enrique Freeman = A- Speaking of hard play, Enrique Freeman has a relentless motor. He played 17 minutes and I’m not sure he ever stopped running at full speed. He immediately made a huge play as soon as he entered the game with a phenomenal block even with the offensive player trying to his off arm to push off the Pacers rookie from making the play. Amazingly this wasn’t even his best block of the game as he erased a potential highlight dunk with a perfectly timed jump and clean swat of the ball that turned into a Pacers transition opportunity. Freeman doesn’t stop hustling and looks like a pure energy big. He wasn’t perfect on the perimeter on defense but moved his feet well and always made an effort to get back into the play when beat. He scored 7 points (3 of 4) with a strong tip dunk and a nice hook shot that may serve him well in the G-League even if he doesn’t get many opportunities to showcase his post game in the NBA. He added 5 rebounds, an assist, and a steal to go with those two emphatic blocks as well. I was really impressed with his relentless spirit and high energy during his time on the floor. In the first half, he had strongly outplayed Tshiebwe, who bounced back with a big second half performance.
    8 points
  3. Playing pretty well in his current game. 16 minutes, 12 points, 3 rebounds and an assist with only one turnover. His teammates have hung him out to dry a few times but he has acquitted himself quite well. Definitely looks like he belongs.
    7 points
  4. Akron @ Saint Mary's 11/12. Love. It.
    7 points
  5. Pacers just picked Freeman !
    7 points
  6. I think the staff has done a really nice job recruiting the OL. In general, it just takes longer to develop offensive linemen than most other positions. The OL was in rough shape when Moorhead took over. There were a handful of players that had talent, but still needed developing. The rest really should have been nothing more than situational backups. From the 1st class (2022) Landers started as a freshman and unfortunately was lost to JUCO. The following year Williams and Davis became starters as redshirt freshmen (expecting both of them to only get better from here). Whigan was an immediate starter and All-MAC guard from the portal. Banes was a starter from the portal when he wasn’t injured. The 2nd class (2023) brought in two starters from the portal in Blanchard and Frank. All of the freshmen (Morris, James, and Mann) redshirted, so still too early for them, but they look promising. The 3rd class (2024) has 2 JUCO All-Americans (Walker and Fox), 1 JUCO that was on the All-American watchlist before the year began (Burrell), 1 All-MEAC (Thomas), a part-time starter at Miami (Seymore), a starter at Southern (Fields), a former Alabama recruit (Shor), and a prep recruiting win over Boston College (Mitchell). There were 5 linemen that transferred out this offseason and 5 that transferred out last offseason from the previous staff. So 10 OL didn’t get the job done at a high enough level that the current staff inherited. That’s tough. They won’t all work out but the talent and athleticism has been increased dramatically. As far as the stars go, most of these guys would be fringe 3 star guys according to Rivals ratings, which basically means either a multi-year starter, potential all-conference player, or potential late round pick in the NFL draft. This ought to be the year we see substantial improvement from the OL.
    6 points
  7. Well folks, I successfully defeated the Kent State Golden Flushes 120 - 3 (in a practice game to get used to the controls and new format). There was no mercy. There were 15 sacks, Heisman candidate (/j) CJ Nunnally IV had 6.5 sacks in the game; 10 solo tackles, and 4 TFL. Go Zips.
    5 points
  8. These are the pay days we need to take. A winnable game, easy environment to play in, not a bad road trip for the fans. Good job AD Guthrie.
    5 points
  9. I assume they’ll tack on a 3% convenience fee to every transaction? Of course you’ll also get the option to tip your concession worker 20%|30%|40% too.
    5 points
  10. I see the Pacers signed James Wiseman. Talk about two players with different paths. He and Enrique are both 23 and will be looking to provide quality depth, but Wiseman was the second pick in the 2020 draft, has been handed everything and will entering his 4th NBA season while Enrique worked his way to where he is and is a rookie at 23. Here's hoping the Pacers reward hard work over 4 year old press clippings.
    5 points
  11. No doubt. I like a lot of what this staff does, but not bringing in another QB could really come back to bite us if the plan is to start Finley at the beginning of the season (which they should). Going to be a tall task for the OL to keep those P4 players from getting to our QB in our meat grinder OOC schedule.
    5 points
  12. I agree. They need a reminder. All time WMU record vs the Zips
    5 points
  13. 5 points
  14. All this over a scoreboard that was donated?
    5 points
  15. Other than the midfield logo being the wrong color, InfoCision looks good. Hopefully they can fix that in a patch if enough of us complain 🤣.
    4 points
  16. What we need now is a co-branded Akron Zips/Amex credit card with 5x rewards points on all Zips-related purchases, 80,000 bonus points for spending $3,000 in the first six months and your choice of Zips logo designs on the card.
    4 points
  17. Looks like a couple Zips transfers have landed. No formal announcements just appear on 2024 rosters. Jackson Herbert - Wright State Rui Reis - UIC
    4 points
  18. Great question. We have 3 players who are best suited at RT (Blanchard, Thomas, Walker) but one of them will likely play LT. My best guess is Blanchard since he started there last year before injuries limited most of his season. LT = Blanchard LG = Davis C = Williams RG = Seymore RT = Thomas Coach Rodriguez likes to play anywhere from 8-10 linemen each game so I’m sure if this ends up being the actual lineup we’ll still probably see Walker, Lyons, Fox, Burrell, and Fields work in. If James is ready to be the starter at LT like he was in the spring game, that’d give even more options. Perhaps Shor starts to play up to his potential too? We finally have an experienced OL with enough versatility and depth, should a few players get injured for any length of time, it shouldn’t derail performance like it did last season.
    4 points
  19. Congratulations to Darlington Nagbe for once again being selected to play in the MLS All star game https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/2024-mls-all-star-team-roster
    4 points
  20. yes it was his grades, he didn't do crap he first semester and got to far behind, his mistake now he's learned from it. He'll bounce back and might be back in Akron who knows!
    4 points
  21. I know that some people think we could do better than playing Ohio State, but..... With this game being the home opener and played on the Sunday before classes start, this game will be absolutely packed! A win against Ohio State to start the season off would do a lot to boost student attendance throughout the season
    4 points
  22. Akron victory at Ohio State confirmed. Go Zips.
    4 points
  23. If we got UNLV to come to the JAR, that would be a huge get.
    4 points
  24. Just the reaction I'd expect from that wonderful humble kid. Time to start planning our Indy road trip for Cavs at Pacers.
    4 points
  25. And underneath that tweet in the comments
    4 points
  26. Congrats to Freeman. Great to see Akron on the draft board. Groce deserves a great deal of credit for giving him an opportunity to develop as a player and then developing a great relationship with him to keep him at Akron.
    4 points
  27. Perfect team to go to. Haliburton is a great person, and we might see Freeman get airtime on McAfee which would be good for his brand and Akron. He'll be coming back to Cleveland quite often.
    4 points
  28. 50th to the Pacers!!!
    4 points
  29. Oh bc Bronny is a terrible player and would never get drafted if he didn't ride his daddies coattails. Why do you think Bronny should possibly go ahead of Freeman? The guy averaged an abysmal 4.8 ppg in college. Freeman is light years better
    4 points
  30. Big time get for us. Syracuse was firmly after him. He took a round of OVs - with one of them being to Syracuse and finished his OVs with us. The staff apparently sealed the deal at that time. The Syracuse insiders at Rivals were all over this one and predicted the commitment to Akron yesterday.
    4 points
  31. I hope they dont have the pencil....
    4 points
  32. Zips bringing in a transfer midfielder from D3 national champion St Olaf via France. D3 all America had 16 goals and 10 assists in 26 games in 2023.
    4 points
  33. This model has graded Enrique Freeman as the 4th best prospect in this draft. Here are the only eight prospects that graded out with an "A" using this model. I put their grade points from the model below. Zach Edey (Purdue) = 98.8 Donovan Clingan (UConn) = 97.7 Alexandre Sarr (France) = 92.4 Enrique Freeman (Akron) = 91.6 Ronald Holland (G-League) = 90.8 Jonathan Mogbo (San Francisco) = 90.7 Kel'el Ware (Indiana) = 90.4 Reed Sheppard (Kentucky) = 89.8 I have a good feeling he'll definitely be drafted either tonight or tomorrow. Hoping for tonight.
    4 points
  34. Wow. This should be fun. For those who don't know, Don Haskins is the legendary basketball coach that started the first ever all-black lineup in the championship game vs Adolph Rupp's Kentucky Wildcats in 1966. Texas Western (UTEP now) won the National Championship that year. His story is highlighted in Disney's hit movie - Glory Road. Jackson State's coach is still Mo Williams, and Yale is coming off yet another nice showing in March. Nice unique additions to the OOC schedule.
    4 points
  35. Just finished watching this interview. it was another reminder of the exceptional person that is Enrique. Thanks go to Let's Go for sharing this.
    4 points
  36. Malik Henry is looking GOOD !!! https://www.instagram.com/p/C8iVLzFy8OJ/
    4 points
  37. Looks like the boys were treated to a little cookout today
    4 points
  38. Looks like Rob Fulford's replacement has been hired- https://gozips.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster/coaches/mike-allen/1169
    4 points
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