BC Hoops 2020-21

Ale Xander

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With Huckaby doing the BC games on ACCN, do you go Eisley and bring the gang back together, so to speak? Or do you want someone with more college experience?
 

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With Huckaby doing the BC games on ACCN, do you go Eisley and bring the gang back together, so to speak? Or do you want someone with more college experience?
Give me someone who can recruit real talent. I'll worry about the coaching later. Christian didn't have any Northeast connections and it hurt him. I don't expect to go back to mid-90s BABC days but we need to retain some of our local talent.
 

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They have to get the administration to pump some money into their program and get them better facilities. Upgrade Conte and get the men's and women's teams their own practice facility/better locker rooms, offices, BB only weight room/BB only academic area, etc. like what UConn has.
 

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They have to get the administration to pump some money into their program and get them better facilities. Upgrade Conte and get the men's and women's teams their own practice facility/better locker rooms, offices, BB only weight room/BB only academic area, etc. like what UConn has.
If they don’t do any of that, none of this matters. Not holding my breath.
 

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It's silly to ask them to compete in the ACC with barely adequate facilities, but here we are.
Yup. Skinner was an anomaly. He needed to hit on a ton of lottery tickets/underrecruited types (Bell, Smith, Dudley, Rice, etc.) to make it work but it's not sustainable. BC needs to put up or shut up in this department.
 

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Yup. Skinner was an anomaly. He needed to hit on a ton of lottery tickets/underrecruited types (Bell, Smith, Dudley, Rice, etc.) to make it work but it's not sustainable. BC needs to put up or shut up in this department.
From my experience, recruits want to see shiny new things like cool uniforms/gear, locker rooms, practice facilities, etc. Baseball and softball is going to greatly benefit from the Frates Center.
 

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Felder apparently joining tomorrow. There’s always a changing of the guard in bball when the coach is fired but Felder is going to be a tough loss. Think he has a really high ceiling under the right coach.
 

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Felder apparently joining tomorrow. There’s always a changing of the guard in bball when the coach is fired but Felder is going to be a tough loss. Think he has a really high ceiling under the right coach.
Yeah, he was one of the few bright spots this year. Showed some real growth to his game. Heath is probably gone too. Once a coach is canned, the sharks start to circle.
 

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Obviously there will always be transfers when a coach leaves. Does anybody have any inside info on what the players thought of him? Are they leaving because he's gone, or because the program as a whole is a mess? You would think they would wait to see who the new coach will be. Tabbs was suspended for Covid protocol violations, so there may be more going on there. Jarious Hamilton saw the handwriting on the wall last year.
 

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Interesting question about Tabbs. He's been at BC three years, one was a medical redshirt. The rules seem to indicate that 2020-21 is a "freebie" and therefore he has three more years of eligibility.

But the transfer rule (i.e., sit out a year) is not at this point permanent. So, does that mean he can't play until 2022-23; and how many years at that point can he play?

Going to be pretty darned old for a college basketball player.
 

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Interesting question about Tabbs. He's been at BC three years, one was a medical redshirt. The rules seem to indicate that 2020-21 is a "freebie" and therefore he has three more years of eligibility.

But the transfer rule (i.e., sit out a year) is not at this point permanent. So, does that mean he can't play until 2022-23; and how many years at that point can he play?

Going to be pretty darned old for a college basketball player.
Yes all players this year get an extra year of eligibility if they want it. Of course, that is predicated on programs wanting the player back.
 

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When the firing occurred, Blauds was pumping up Amaker.

Between Eisley, Thompson and Amaker, I'd choose Eisley. Amaker's has a talent edge at Harvard vis-a-vis nearly every league opponent. Wouldn't have that at BC and his coaching isn't that strong.
 

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When the firing occurred, Blauds was pumping up Amaker.

Between Eisley, Thompson and Amaker, I'd choose Eisley. Amaker's has a talent edge at Harvard vis-a-vis nearly every league opponent. Wouldn't have that at BC and his coaching isn't that strong.
Yeah I think Donahue showed that the transition from "very good Ivy League coach" to "good ACC coach" is a lot harder than one might think.
 

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The Bonnies are putting the finishing touches on their 7th straight season with a winning conference record. If you don’t think that’s impressive, you have never been to Olean, NY. I’ll be pleased if Mark Schmidt is the guy. I could support JT3 or Mike Rhoades (VCU) too; they’d be using BC as a steppingstone, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. And I’d love Ed Cooley, but I don’t think there’s anything but wishful thinking behind the idea he’d leave Providence for BC.

The other names I’ve heard don’t excite me. We have decades of evidence that recruiting top talent to play at BC is hard — they haven’t had an excellent class since the Curley/Huckaby crew 30 years ago. So I’d like to see someone with demonstrated ability in this area — we’re obviously not going to get someone with a track record of successful recruiting at the P6 level, but I’d rather hire an established mid-major guy or a retread like JT3 than hand the keys to a first-time head coach or the guy from UVM.
 

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The Bonnies are putting the finishing touches on their 7th straight season with a winning conference record. If you don’t think that’s impressive, you have never been to Olean, NY. I’ll be pleased if Mark Schmidt is the guy. I could support JT3 or Mike Rhoades (VCU) too; they’d be using BC as a steppingstone, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. And I’d love Ed Cooley, but I don’t think there’s anything but wishful thinking behind the idea he’d leave Providence for BC.

The other names I’ve heard don’t excite me. We have decades of evidence that recruiting top talent to play at BC is hard — they haven’t had an excellent class since the Curley/Huckaby crew 30 years ago. So I’d like to see someone with demonstrated ability in this area — we’re obviously not going to get someone with a track record of successful recruiting at the P6 level, but I’d rather hire an established mid-major guy or a retread like JT3 than hand the keys to a first-time head coach or the guy from UVM.
If they throughly vet John Becker, they may not like what they find. There’s allegations that UVM covered up a rape last year of a female swimmer by a star men’s basketball player.
 

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Pretty good breakdown of the candidates on si.com
They have Mark Schmidt and Micah Shrewsberry (which is a name I hadn't seen on any lists before) as the most likely possibilities.
I'm intrigued by Jared Dudley. Not as the head coach right now. He needs some coaching experience. But once he retires as a player, put him on the staff as an assistant assuming he's willing to do that, and see what he can do. I think he might be a really good recruiter. That's just a gut feeling based on his personality, and the fact that he would be invested in the school and his BC/NBA playing resume would give him a lot of credibility with recruits.
 

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Look at the 600-to-1 candidate and see if you don't laugh.

 

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Look at the 600-to-1 candidate and see if you don't laugh.

I laughed. I may join the Flynn Fund "if" it becomes reality.