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Bison137 
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05-17-20 06:23 PM - Post#307450    

About time for a new thread. Before posting any new items, here are a few from the past month:

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1. This year has set the record for PL transfers. Here is a current list - showing the school, player, new destination (if known), and whether the player moved up/down/laterally etc.


SCHOOL . Year . NAME . Ht. Pos . W/O? New School . Up/Down

American 2020 . Bradley Nalley 6-6 SF NA ?
American 2020 . Jack Sorenson 6-1 PG Augsburg University -
American 2020 . Jacob Boonyasith 6-3 SG UMBC =
American 2020 . Kelton Samore 6-9 PF Seattle Pacific -
American 2020 . Mark Gasperini 6-10 PF Massachusetts - 5th year +
Bucknell 2020 . Jimmy Sotos 6-3 PG Ohio State ++
Bucknell 2020 . Kahliel Spear 6-7 SF NA ?
Colgate 2020 . Rapolas Ivanauskas 6-10 PF Cincinnati - 5th year ++
Holy Cross 2020 . Blake Verbeek 6-10 PF NA ?
Holy Cross 2020 . Chris Lovisolo 6-9 PF Walk on Union College -
Holy Cross 2020 . Ciaran Sandy 6-7 SF Walk on? Miami Dade College J
Holy Cross 2020 . Connor Niego 6-8 SF NA ?
Holy Cross 2020 . Drew Lowder 6-1 PG NA ?
Holy Cross 2020 . Joe Pridgen 6-5 SF NA UNCW =
Holy Cross 2020 . Lincoln Yeutter 6-2 PG Walk on NA ?
Holy Cross 2020 . Marlon Hargis 6-7 SF St. Francis (PA) =
Lafayette 2020 . Isaac Suffren 6-4 SG Howard =
Lehigh 2020 . James Karnik 6-9 C Boston College ++
Loyola (MD) 2020 . Chuck Champion 6-4 PG Albany - 5th year
=
The final entry for each player shows the quality of the player's new destination:

"++" = P6 conference
"+" = Other high major
"=" = Other D1 conference
"J" = JUCO
"E" = Player left to play in Europe
"?" = Destination not known

There are 19 transfers on the list. Sixteen are scholarship players and three are walk-ons. Three of the 16 will be in their 5th year of competition next year.

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2. James Karnik (Lehigh) transferred to Boston College. Will sit out this season.

3. Joe Pridgen (HC) transferred to UNCW. Will presumably sit out this year.

4. Ivanauskas (Colgate) transferred to Cinci as a grad transfer.

5. Holy Cross departures in the past 12 months:

- Joe Pridgen, a 6-5 SF who was ROY and played over 36 mpg in league play, is transferring to UNCW.
- Connor Niego, a 6-8 PF who played over 34 mpg in league play, recently announced he is transferring.
- Drew Lowder, a very good freshman PG, left the team in early January and is transferring.
- Marlon Hargis, a 6-7 soph PF who stared a number of games this year, is transferring.
- Blake Verbeek, a thin 6-10 sophomore center who started early in the year but then saw his minutes drop, is transferring.
- Ciaran Sandy, a 6-7 freshman forward (possibly a walk-on) transferred to a Juco.
- Chris Lovisolo, a 6-10 soph walk-on, left the team in November and transferred to Union.
- Lincoln Yuetter, a soph walk-on CG, is transferring.
- Clayton Le Sann, a 6-4 scholarship SG who played 20 mpg in the PL season (partly due to HC having almost no bench), is graduating.
- Jacob Grandison, a 6-6 forward who started his first two years, transferred to Illinois last summer.
- Caleb Green, a 5-10 PG who started his first two years, transferred to Fairfield last summer.

They have also added eight players, including a JUCO and a transfer from UNO.







 
Bison137 
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05-17-20 06:32 PM - Post#307451    
    In response to Bison137

Back in late November, I posted a list of PL recruits. I've now added the ones who signed since then, plus a couple of transfers. The list shows how many reported offers each player had, which schools, and in parentheses, number from "major" conferences. ("Major" is based on Pomeroy rankings for the past five years.)


AMERICAN: (5 commits, maybe 1 scholarship remaining)
- Colin Smalls . AU . 6-0 PG ( MD ) Committed June 2019 . 6 offers - AU, Stony Brook, Columbia, RMU, LC, Lowell
- Matt Rogers . AU . 6-7 PF ( MD ) Committed August 2019 . 8 offers - AU, Boston, Navy, Fairfield, Lowell, Bing, Air Force, Canisius
- Victor Brown . AU . 6-4 SG ( FL ) Committed April 2020 . 1 - AU
- Christian Lorng (JUCO) AU . 6-9 C ( France/VA ) Committed Mar 31 2020 . 1 - AU; committed to Wake two years earlier but didn't qualify academically; had some other P6 offers as soph/junior in HS.
- Johnny O'Neil AU . 6-8 PF ( FL ) Committed January 2020 . 2 - AU, SC Upstate


ARMY: (12 commits, no NCAA limit) - showing only the "better" recruits
- Isaiah Caldwell . Army . 6-4 PG ( SC ) Committed October 2019 . 5 offers - Army, Navy, Dartmouth, Presb.,USC Upstate,
- Jared Cross . Army . 6-4 SG ( VA ) Committed October 2019 . 5 - Army, Navy, Towson, ETSU, Coppin
- Matt Fleming # . Army . 6-5 SF ( ME ) Committed July 2019 . 2 - Army, Maine (Currently at MAPS)
- Matt Dove # . Army . 6-9 C ( IN ) Committed June 2019 . 1 - Army (Currently at MAPS)
- Charlie Peterson . Army . 6-9 PF ( IN ) Committed September 2019 . 1 - Army
- Zach Lezanic . Army . 6-1 PG ( PA ) Committed January 2020 . 3 - Army, Lafayette, Navy
- Griffin Lamb . Army . 6-8 PF ( AZ ) Committed April 2020 . 1 - Army


BOSTON: (3 commits, no scholarships remaining)
- Miles Brewster . Bos . 6-4 SG ( NY/CT ) Committed September 2019 . 10 offers - Boston, Bucknell, LU, Brown, Yale, Dartmouth, CCSU, Elon, NJIT, Canisius
- CJ Jones . Bos . 6-5 Wing ( CA/CT ) Committed October 2019 . 11 - Boston, Bucknell, HC, Army, Siena, Niagara, Fairfield, SHU, Penn, Vermont, SD (5th year of HS)
- Anthony Morales . Bos . 6-8 SF ( MA ) Committed September 2019 . 6 - Boston, Vermont, Bryant, Brown, Canisius, MSM


BUCKNELL: (3 commits plus 1 transfer, one scholarship remaining)
- Andre Screen . Buck . 6-11 C ( VA ) Committed September 2019 . 23 offers (7) - Bucknell, Lehigh, Boston, Loyola, American, ST JOES, URI, LA Salle, GMU, ST BONA, AKRON, OHIO, Columbia, Towson, JMU, Fairfield, Howard, MSM, Brown, Delaware, Northeastern, Cleveland, Radford,
- Deuce Turner . Buck . 6-2 SG ( PA ) Committed July 2019 . 9 (2) - Bucknell, ST JOES, LA SALLE, Lehigh, Loyola, Delaware, RMU, MSM, Hartford
- Josh Adoh . Buck . 6-4 Wing ( CA/NC ) Committed March 2020 . 2 - Bucknell, SC Upstate
- Miles Latimer (Stony Brook Transfer) . Buck . 6-3 CG ( VA ) Committed March 30 2020 . 8 - Bucknell, Stony Brook, Towson, Boston U, Q'pac, UMBC, Brown, Lafayette


COLGATE: (3 commits, none remaining)
- Alex Capitano . Colg . 6-4 SG ( PA ) Committed June 2019 . 3 offers - Colgate, LC, Columbia
- Sam Thomson . Colg . 6-8 PF/C ( CAN ) Committed August 2019 . 20 (1) - Colgate, Bucknell, HC, Boston, Lehigh, American, BRADLEY, Dartmouth, Brown, Penn, Vermont, SHU, UNH, MSM, Siena, Elon, San Fran, Canisius, Wofford, Merrimack
- Jeff Woodward . Colg . 6-10 C ( PA ) Committed August 2019 . 3 - Colgate, American, Army


HOLY CROSS: (7 commits, plus 1 transfer)
- DaJion (Bubba) Humphrey . HC . 6-4 CG/SF ( MI ) Committed September 2019 . 6 offers (1) - HC, LC, KENT, Brown, Cleveland, Sam Houston
- Judson Martindale . HC . 6-6 Wing ( MA ) Committed October 2019 . 18 - HC, Bucknell, Boston, American, Vermont, Fairfield, Iona, Q'pac, Manhattan, G.Webb, UNCG, St. Francis, UMBC, SD, Cleveland, Bryant, Brown
- M. Rabinovich . HC . 6-10 PF/C ( MA ) Committed October 2019 . 9 - HC, Lehigh, American, Boston, SHU, Brown, UMBC, UNH, Hartford
- Louth Coulibaly . HC . 6-8 PF ( CAN ) Committed April 2020 . 6 - HC, Boston U, Youngstown, S.Dakota, Del St., UMKC
- Randy Johnson . HC . 6-1 PG ( NC ) Committed October 2019 . 1 - HC
- Bo Montgomery . HC . 6-5 Wing ( TN ) Committed October 2019 . 4 - HC, SIUE, Campbell, Howard
- Malcolm Townsel (JUCO) . HC . 6-5 PF/C ( IL ) Committed October 2019 . 1 - HC
- Gerrale Gates (New Orleans Transfer) . HC . 6-6 PF ( NC ) Committed May 2020 . 6 - HC, Albany; UNH,Alcorn, UNO, UT-Martin


LAFAYETTE: (3 commits, 1 left)
- Jon Brantley . LC . 6-2 CG ( MI ) Committed September 2019 . 4 offers - LC, Boston, NJIT, Brown
- Eric Sondberg . LC . 6-5 Wing ( MD ) Committed July 2019 . 1 - LC
- Kyle Jenkins . LC . 6-7 SF ( CT ) Committed June 2019 . 2 - LC, CCSU


LEHIGH: (4 commits plus 1 walk-on, none left)
- Jalin Sinclair . Leh . 5-10 PG ( NY/CT ) Committed March 2019 . 3 offers - Lehigh, Iona, Stony Brook
- Ben Li . Leh . 6-6 SF ( CAN/VA ) Committed May 2019 . 4 - Lehigh, American, LIU, MSM
- John Thomas Tan . Leh . 6-8 PF ( CA ) Committed October 2019 . 4 - Lehigh, American, Montana, UC SD
- Luke Traina . Leh . 6-5 Wing ( PA Committed October 2019 . Preferred Walk-on; 1 - Charleston Southern (LU: some need-based aid)
- Dominic Parolin . Leh . 6-8 PF ( CAN Committed April 2020 . 1 - Lehigh


LOYOLA: (2 or 3 commits, one or two scholarships left)
- Wade Jackson . Loy . 6-2 SG ( MD ) Committed July 2019 . 3 - Loyola, Radford, Fairfield
- Cameron Tweedy (?) . Loy . 6-6 SF ( MD ) Committed June 2019 . 2 - Loyola, Howard; committed to LU 6/19 but never signed.
- Alonso Faure . Loy . 6-10 C ( Spain ) Committed March 2020 . No info about other offers, but was a very good player in Europe

NAVY: (13 commits, no NCAA limit) - showing only the "better" recruits Committe d
- Charles West # . Navy . 6-3 PG ( FL ) Committed October 2019 . 2 offers - Navy, Army (Currently at NAPS)
- Trae Broadnax # . Navy . 6-3 CG ( GA/FL ) Committed May 2019 . 18 (2) - FL STATE, GEORGIA, Bucknell, FGCU, UMass, UNCG, UAB, Charleston, USF, Tulane, Rice, UMES, Wofford, etc. (Currently at NAPS) - got most of his offers by the summer after his soph year and no offers after July after junior year. Did not commit until late May of senior year - well after Late Signing Period began.
- Jacob Radaker . Navy . 6-9 PF/C ( GA ) Committed July 2019 . 2 - Navy, Chatanooga
- Anthony Atkinson # . Navy . 6-6 SF ( NC ) Committed Spring 2019 . 2 - Navy, JMU (Currently at NAPS)
- Josh Hall . Navy . 6-9 PF ( FL ) Committed November 2019 . 2 - Navy, High Point



# = doing post-grad year at Service Academy prep school (MAPS or NAPS), so date of commitment does not match up with other players. In other words, a commitment in Fall of 2018 would be normal and a commitment in Spring of 2019 would be late.
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The interesting case in the names above is Trae Broadnax. His father is Horace Broadnax, PG at Georgetown with Patrick Ewing, who has been head coach at Savannah State for 15+ years. Trae got offers from both Georgia and Florida State just after he finished his sophomore year in high school - very early for someone other than a super-star. After that, he got more offers - but none from major schools. And he got no more offers after July following his junior year. He did not commit during the early signing period (November of senior year), did not commit during his senior season, and did not commit during the main part of the late signing period which starts April 15th. Then in May, he finally committed to Navy. It is unclear why he didn't commit at any of the normal times and also unclear how many offers - if any - were still on the table by May of his senior year. It's impossible to tell, although I think it is very likely that the offers from Florida State and Georgia were ones he could not have accepted and were off the table by the end of his junior season. In any event, he is now red-shirting at NAPS, and it will be interesting to see how his career progresses.




 
adcs2 
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05-18-20 02:08 PM - Post#307454    
    In response to Bison137

A couple things about Lafayette.

They added Tomas Verbinskis, a transfer from Richmond, shortly after Suffern left.

Also a walk-on, Ryan Zambie, is slated to be part of the class entering in the fall of 2020.

Do not believe the Pards have any scholarships remaining but I could be wrong

 
Bison137 
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05-18-20 04:01 PM - Post#307456    
    In response to adcs2

  • adcs2 Said:
A couple things about Lafayette.

They added Tomas Verbinskis, a transfer from Richmond, shortly after Suffern left.

Also a walk-on, Ryan Zambie, is slated to be part of the class entering in the fall of 2020.

Do not believe the Pards have any scholarships remaining but I could be wrong




1. Yes, Verbinskis, a 6-7 forward, was added by LC during semester break this past season. I doubt he will be a difference-maker. Richmond was his only reported offer when he committed there three years ago. They opted to redshirt him for the 2017-18 season, as he was not ready to contribute. Then the next year he got into one game in December, then missed the rest of the year with foot and ankle injuries. Finally in 2019-20, he played all of eight minutes during the first semester before transferring. Theoretically he will have to sit out the first semester at LC, but I imagine the NCAA will give him a waiver due to his injuries and complete lack of playing time.

2. You may be right about the LC scholarship situation, although I have always believed Michael Anekwe is a preferred walk-on - despite VC calling him a scholarship player. VC has no inside info and is not always accurate. Anekwe had no scholarship offers his senior year and committed to LC at the end of March, just prior to the late signing date. In his two years at LC, he has played exactly 20 minutes despite no major injuries. To me, his overall resume does not sound like a scholarship player.

Having said that, there has always been a question as to whether LC was allowed to utilize 13 scholarships. In 2014-15, they had 13 scholarship players - but in many other years, there appear to have been no more than 12. It's tough to tell, however, since they have lost a number of players to transfer (M. Hoffman, A. Evans, S. Dunkum, T. Barlow, I. Suffern, plus a few preferred walk-ons) - which kept the roster below maximum size.




 
adcs2 
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05-19-20 08:55 AM - Post#307478    
    In response to Bison137

Anekwe is definitely a PWO. You may be right that technically Lafayette is one below the NCAA allowed 13 scholarships, but it seems the program has always operated at a self-imposed 12.

Also agree that Verbinskis will be pretty far down the depth chart but with the graduations of Jarrett and Stout there are minutes to be had behind O'Boyle at SF.

 
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05-26-20 09:54 PM - Post#307914    
    In response to adcs2

Drew Lowder, who averaged over 14 ppg as a freshman PG for Holy Cross before leaving the team immediately after scoring 21 points vs the Bison in early January, has transferred to Eastern Michigan. Lowder and new coach Brett Nelson apparently clashed repeatedly and Lowder left the team but returned to HC for second semester. Unless he gets a waiver - which is very possible - he will have to sit another full year.




 
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05-27-20 12:02 PM - Post#307948    
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Lots of movement at HC. They must have several scholarships available.
New season, new team, new dream . . .


 
Bison137 
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05-27-20 01:57 PM - Post#307953    
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  • Bison89 Said:
Lots of movement at HC. They must have several scholarships available.




The movement is in both directions. They have also added eight new scholarship players - one transfer, one JUCO, and six out of HS. See my list of PL recruits a few posts above this one.

It appears they have four returning scholarship players (Faw, Wade, Butler, and Reilly) - which would leave one available scholarship.




 
bisonmania 
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05-27-20 07:11 PM - Post#307967    
    In response to Bison137

So with the 2020 recruiting classes pretty much wrapped up. Any guesses on whom might have the best incoming freshman or transfers / juco ?

 
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Re: Around the Patriot League 2020-21
05-28-20 11:22 AM - Post#308024    
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  • Bison137 Said:
  • Bison89 Said:
Lots of movement at HC. They must have several scholarships available.




The movement is in both directions. They have also added eight new scholarship players - one transfer, one JUCO, and six out of HS. See my list of PL recruits a few posts above this one.

It appears they have four returning scholarship players (Faw, Wade, Butler, and Reilly) - which would leave one available scholarship.



6 out of high school appears to be a cast-a-wide-net sort of approach. I wonder if the coach will force out 2-3 if they do not work out.
New season, new team, new dream . . .


 
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Re: Around the Patriot League 2020-21
05-28-20 12:36 PM - Post#308030    
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  • Bison89 Said:


6 out of high school appears to be a cast-a-wide-net sort of approach. I wonder if the coach will force out 2-3 if they do not work out.






It wouldn't shock me if a player or two was forced out, since they have a very unbalanced roster in terms of classes:

FR - R. Johnson (PG), B. Montgomery (SG), D. Humphrey (CG), J. Martindale (SF), L. Coulibaly (PF), M. Rabinovich (C)

SO - R. Wade (SG), J. Reilly (CG), G. Gates (PF) *

JR - M. Townsel (SF)

SR - A. Butler (SF), M. Faw (PF/C)

* = Assuming he doesn't get a waiver to allow him to play this year and not sit out under NCAA transfer rules




 
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06-18-20 04:31 PM - Post#309238    
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The Patriot League presidents are meeting (virtually) tomorrow to discuss the fall and winter sports seasons. There are rumors that winter sports will start much later than usual.

 
Bison137 
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07-01-20 06:22 PM - Post#309876    
    In response to jkrun80

From the Patriot League site:

𝗛𝗔𝗣𝗣𝗬 𝗖𝗔𝗡𝗔𝗗𝗔 𝗗𝗔𝗬
We must celebrate with the best buzzer-beater hit by a Canadian in Patriot League history!


https://twitter.com/PatriotLeagueTV/statu s/1278389...


A video that's always worth watching again!






 
jkrun80 
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07-02-20 10:45 AM - Post#309903    
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President Bravman announced yesterday that no decision has been made about fall sports. The Ivy League presidents are supposed to announce their decision July 8. I'm sure Bucknell, if not the whole league, will follow their lead.

 
Bison137 
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07-02-20 11:44 AM - Post#309908    
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If Bucknell follows the ivy league, then there will be no fall sports. It is all but certain that the ivy league is going to postpone football until the spring. And Ivy basketball is likely to not start until January.




 
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07-07-20 06:29 AM - Post#310068    
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Harvard announced that only about 30% of students will be on campus at any given time in 2020-2021 with an emphasis on Freshman in the Fall and Seniors in the Spring. It is not looking good for sports in either semester:

https://www.inquirer.com/college-sports/penn/i vy-l...
New season, new team, new dream . . .


 
bison63 
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07-08-20 05:01 PM - Post#310147    
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Ivies axed fall sports, can PL be far behind?

 
nh2032 
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07-08-20 06:49 PM - Post#310155    
    In response to bison63

And Ivy basketball not allowed to start until at least Jan 1 2021 which makes our expected OOC game with Princeton seem even more unlikely.

 
Bison89 
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07-09-20 05:52 AM - Post#310168    
    In response to nh2032

  • nh2032 Said:
And Ivy basketball not allowed to start until at least Jan 1 2021 which makes our expected OOC game with Princeton seem even more unlikely.



Here is an article about the Ivies and no Fall sports. https://www.inquirer.com/college-sports/penn-i vy-l...

BTW, NJ Gov. Murphy announced that rising Juniors and Seniors will be eligible for a 5th year of high school including playing sports. I wonder if the NCAA will do something similar.
New season, new team, new dream . . .


 
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07-09-20 08:01 PM - Post#310221    
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Patriot League presidents meet again tomorrow, but it sounds like a done deal. There will be no fall sports competition. I don't know what they will do about practices. This is a mistake.

 
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