Recent content by Mcuff

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    Early season thoughts?

    1. Freshman class is really good. Unbelievable how good Ace is right away. Jamir showed major potential and will be one of our go to guys by year end. Banks and Brown-Jones are going to be good too. 2. Vince and Curry have gotten a lot better. 3. We are still a little light down low, but I think...
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    Ace Baldwin is a major upgrade

    Ace played great. He was so steady the whole tournament. Doesn't matter if he is not scoring, he is a treat to score. If he is left open he will make the defense pay. It is so nice having two point guards on the court at once. We are not making the same bone head mistakes we made the last two...
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    Tre Clark signs with VCU

    Really excited about Tre this year. The guy made plays last year as a freshman and seems like he is working hard to get better. Would not be surprised if he started as a second point guard which would take the pressure off of bones. Tre could take Evan's role as the full court on ball defender...
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    2020-21 Season Outlook

    I get why we are ranked where we are and I am a fan of Rothstein but to me we should be in the 4,5, or 6 range by the end of the year or it is a huge disappointment. St. Louis, Richmond, and Dayton (even without Toppin) will be very good and may be ranked at different points in the year. Bones...
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    2020-21 Season Outlook

    Rhoades first year recruiting was pretty poor. Maye, Jackson, Djokem, and Lane were not VCU caliber players. Potentially not having any difference making upper classmen is directly Rhoades fault. If he had done a better job with those four spots his first year we could have some better...
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    The Class of 2020....so far.......

    Shooting the ball was abysmal two years ago when we secured an at large. In theory one could argue we have more athleticism and talent then we had then, therefore if we can play defense at a high level I think we can win a lot of games. Big IF with such a young team. I do think Evans as the...
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    2020-21 Season Outlook

    I'm not sure what this means. Do you mean relative to their recruiting profile? You don't consider Bones Hyland atleast a triple? I would say he is a home run. Bones will be an all A10 player this year. The offense is going to run through him. Potential wise Ward is atleast a triple, we will see...
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    Welcome to Levi Stockard III

    Thanks for the write up. That is exactly what we need, 20 solid minutes a game. Corey has been hurt his whole career, MBJ is a freshman, Hason still needs to show he has progressed before he can be relied on. We needed someone who can bring some stability and we got him. And from the coaches...
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    The Class of 2020....so far.......

    I am, it is going to be a fun group. Hopefully this year sets the foundation for these sophomores/freshman to make NCAA tourney runs when they are upperclassman. Best size we have had in a few years. If a couple guys blossom in more featured roles and the coaches can teach all these young guys...
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    Recruiting 2020 Offers

    Unfortunately we do not have one of the all time greats in his senior year for us next year. But I do agree with your point that we could surprise next year. I would say after St. Louis and FUR the A10 is pretty wide open. Tre, JMAC, and Hason all showed a lot of promise and I believe we will...
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    Players Marcus Santos-Silva

    It could be if Ward doesn't make a leap. I'm aware of the results last year, it would have been way uglier if we didn't have MSS.
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    Players Marcus Santos-Silva

    Swapping out MSS for Medley Bacon is a clear downgrade I think most would agree. But this may not be as devastating to next year's team as it seems. I think there is a good chance Ward makes a big jump next year into a really good starting center. Look as MSS's jump from Freshman to Sophomore as...
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    2020 transfer news/targets

    Assuming we get him I am not sure why some are so disappointed. He is exactly what we need. A 7 footer with some size to compete against P5 bigs. Other than team chemistry and shooting our other glaring weakness last year was rebounding. He will help. Maybe he isn't the best athlete, but if he...
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    VCU needs to mix it up to have a shot from here on out

    Great stuff, really enjoy reading your posts. It was senior night and a game that didn't really mean much in the big picture. So I will give Rhoades a pass on last night. That game was given away late by the players (other than MSS). Let's see what he does these next two games. At this point...
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    That stats/coaching choice that has puzzled me the most this year

    Rhoades has no idea who to play or the best style of play to win games. Not saying I know either but for $1.5m and being three years in he should be able to figure this out. He seems like a good CEO of the program but I do not think we ever have a tactical advantage in any conference games...