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    2019-20 Opponent Tracking

    Wow - another blow-out. The telling stat-line today is giving-up 20 offensive rebounds and out scored 23-3 on secondary opportunities. Won't win that way against any quality opponents. Generally that indicates a lack of hustle, focus and grit. Hope that's not the case. What's with Archie? She...
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    2019-20 Opponent Tracking

    A few other takes from the game. The Hall was picked preseason 3rd in the Big East. There were only 587 in attendance so there was obviously no hostile atmosphere in the arena. More like a scrimmage. VCU had almost as many TO's as points with our Senior PG turning the ball over 6 times and...
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    2019-20 Opponent Tracking

    Wow - that game was over almost before it began. While I did not expect to win I thought we would be at least moderately competitive. That won't happen on the road when you score 4 points in the first quarter. I know the team has had some injuries but they should be able to compete.
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    Players Welcome to VCU, Jamir Watkins!!!!!

    It was impressive that he was named MVP of the game vs. Lance Ware who has committed to Kentucky. There is a lot of buzz about Jamir right now.
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    Players Welcome to VCU, Jamir Watkins!!!!!

    I too think he will be a "stretch 4" for us, at least early on. I think the hope is that he will evolve into a big wing. If that transpires look out. He is big, long, and very athletic. He is already capable of doing damage from 3-point range. Very talented ball player.
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    VCU Media Mentions

    Totally agree. Of course it has some impact in terms of how the committee approaches their task even though it's not part of the official ctriteria for selection. We should be past the "we have to have a chip to win big games," or "we have to sneak-up on people," or "we have to be the underdog...
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    2019-20 WBB Statistics

    I noticed in the Box Score that we only played 8-players. Starters like Reed and Robinson were missing as were others. Is this due to injuries?
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    Thoughts and Prayers For Robby Robinson

    Robby - sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time.
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    VCU Media Mentions

    Since Tre is amphibious perhaps he will follow in Lorenzo Charles footsteps and nail the game winning shot in a National Championship game. That dunk by Charles in the 1983 National Championship game was of course off a short shot. Same result however.
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    Recruiting 2020 Offers

    Sometimes it's all about timing. Our staff recruited Obinna for a long time. He had plenty of opportunities to call our coaches and say he wanted to come to VCU. He was visiting, not necessarily officially, a lot of schools. He was playing the field. Nothing wrong with that but we had kids that...
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    Recruiting 2020 Offers

    No real surprise but a tough loss for Capel and Pitt. He was right in Jeff's back-yard but Jeff could not close on him. Actually they have been out for some time.
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    2020 6'8 ]PF Jaylen Haynes Visiting VCU some time soon!!!!

    I believe an official visit will possibly come later. There are a few things to keep in mind about Jalen. He is now about 215 lbs., not the 190 listed in some reports. He has been blowing-up big-time recently and is now being pursued by High-Majors as well as Mids of course. He is known to be a...
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    Recruiting What would you do with the last (known) scholly?

    I agree. While I have been an advocate of holding that last scholarship until Spring that's not the way it's done today. When coaches have available scholarships they will invariably use them when they home-in on prospects that they believe are worthy. Because of the transfer culture(Portal)...
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    Recruiting 2020 Offers

    Not applicable to the 2020 class but this is directed to DL. IMG Academy has a player listed on it's roster as standing 7'9' and 365lbs. What's amazing is that he is a member of the 2025 class and listed as a SF/PF. You have to wonder if this information can be totally accurate.
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    Recruiting 2020 Offers

    I agree - we are on somebody. I think we may be a bit late for Ezewiro as he has had an impressive offer list for quite some time. If he were to stay on the East Coast it would likely be VT or GT. His cousin, Terry Taylor, who is a mentor of his played at VT and was an impact player. He later...
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    Recruiting 2020 Offers

    He took an official visit to LSU in late August and recently visited USC. After losing out on the Coleman sweepstakes VT has been on him very hard. He has been a priority recruit for Josh at GT as well. It appears he now stands about 6'9" and weighs 250lbs. or so.
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    Recruiting What would you do with the last (known) scholly?

    If it turns out that Mike decides to hold the scholarship till Spring then the staff will have a preseason and full season to ascertain what the critical needs are for next year. What may look like a strength or weakness at this juncture may in fact turn out to be something different. To me...
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    Recruiting What would you do with the last (known) scholly?

    I agree. Mike and company have executed their strategic recruiting plan with aplomb. They needed a "base" recruiting year in terms of both quality and quantity and they got it. Now they can sit-back and cherry-pick with the last scholarship. It would appear they will try to lock-down a big-time...
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    Recruiting What would you do with the last (known) scholly?

    You're right. Both Jeff and Mark thought he was the steal in that class. When they saw him at the Dean Dome in the state championship game he had really blown-up but luckily had signed with VCU.
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    Recruiting What would you do with the last (known) scholly?

    Yes he did. The irony is that Mark was a phenomenal 3-point shooter in high school and at Wake. Mark also did a great job of recruiting Eric Maynor. He and Jeff were present at the Dean Dome when Eric was playing against Jamie Skeen's team in the state championship game. In a close contest in a...