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Men's Basketball » What can be controlled » Today 11:02 pm

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Single Coin

That was undoubtedly a contributing factor to the development of players in your day, Mike.
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Men's Basketball » Duquesne Boardhost 2019 NCAA Tournament Bracket Contest » Today 9:32 pm

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applecorps wrote:

coffee wrote:

Duquesne fans know our basketball.

So far over 70% majority of those in our board hosted group's brackets are above average percentile with the largest grouping above the 80th percentile.

Coffee, my guess is that you wouldn't have posted that if you were below the median line.

Yes, that's where I am.  Near the bottom of the DU Boardhost contestants.

 

Lol!  At the time, all those on our roster were still above the bottom 1/3 of those total in the ESPN ranks... we have someone now in the top 98th percentile... not me though.

Men's Basketball » 2019 Verbal Commits Complete Transfer List » Today 7:28 pm

WEB
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duq81 wrote:

PistolPete wrote:

Mulder, I think Norman's role next year will continue to grow as well.  Lamar has talent and the right attitude, we need him.  As for potential transfers, the next couple of weeks will be very interesting heading into the Spring signing period and the only surprise would be if the roster composition remains unchanged by this time next month. As KD said, you never stop recruiting and every end of season evaluation analyses what you have and what you need.  A continual talent upgrade should be the clear objective and we do need more talent notwithstanding who we have sitting out (Ellis and Swingle) and who we already have coming in (Maceo).  This is definitely keeping me engaged and excited to see what happens.

Well you know at least one player will be gone to make room for Maceo.

This is assuming James Ellis is on scholarship next season.  I have seen no confirmation of this but have not heard anything that suggest he won't qualify.  It's just another wrinkle to our roster situation. 

Men's Basketball » What can be controlled » Today 6:47 pm

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Mike agree these are young kids with a great upside. Someone has to inspire them to put the time in the weight room. Not dumping on the current weight coach because he probably has 10 other sports & students men & women. Someone has to take control if this program & continues to improve. Familiar with WVU weight coach & he is total crazy & rah rah. This in my opinion is the ticket for success.  Find the guy coach Dambrot how much is the price 35 -50 for the right person. Again not dumping on the current weight coach but maybe one person focus on the basketball team inspires these young men to hit the weights. If not drink Duquesne beer😁

Men's Basketball » What can be controlled » Today 6:04 pm

I haven't posted much this year, but I have been watching from afar.  I feel  good about the coach, team and direction.  It's hard for freshman and sophomores to win at this level, let alone the next level.  What about that next level - the tournament.  Watching the NCAAs one thing sticks out - has always stuck out - those guys are strong.  Duquesne as of now is not strong, but that's to be expected from freshman, etc.   Now - right now, today, is the day to turn that around.  It happened to me one summer: I went from 6'4" 180, and a terrible player, to 6'4" 230, good enough to run with the pros and not embarrass myself.  Of course I was 24 by then and didn't take basketball too seriously as a life goal.  But it was fun for a few years.  Anyway...gaining size and strength made the game much much easier.  How did I do it?  Well, here's where Coach D gets off the line, and I don't blame him.  I got stronger because of beer.  Beer every night.  Not too much, just enough.  Oh, and also, I got a job in a steel mill.  I carried forty pound pieces of steel eight hours a day, five days a week...and then had a couple beers.  No plan to get stronger, just got stronger; and the stronger I got the easier basketball became.  Amazing, eh?   Maybe some of you players are reading this, so I'll downplay the beer.  You guys have dieticians, I expect, they can substitute something for beer.  But lifting eight hours a day, that I recommend.  For instance, Eric, you're listed at 205; give 225 a shot - all muscle.  I guarantee those trips to the rim will get much easier.  Gavin, same for you.  Mike Hughes - no beer for you!  Dylan, just a sip or two.  The simple message herein to all you players is: get stronger, much stronger, and this is the summer to do it!  To the rest of us long-sufferers, I suggest going easy on the beer; and that does not mean its OK to turn to booze.   Beer-wise apologies to Coach D, but please turn these slight fellows into muscul

Men's Basketball » Ja Morant » Today 5:27 pm

Never heard of him.  Just like that skinny kid from Eastern Michigan - what was his name?   Gevin something.  George Gervin.   Hell, we can beat those unknowns.

Men's Basketball » 2019 Verbal Commits Complete Transfer List » Today 3:53 pm

duq81
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townsonkid wrote:

What happens if no one elects to transfer out?  

Someone will be shown the door. Hopefully it won't come to that, and someone will be looking to move on of their own volition, but it doesn't always work that way.
 

Men's Basketball » 2019 Verbal Commits Complete Transfer List » Today 1:29 pm

townsonkid
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What happens if no one elects to transfer out?  

Men's Basketball » 2019 Verbal Commits Complete Transfer List » Today 1:15 pm

Mulder
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PistolPete wrote:

Mulder, I think Norman's role next year will continue to grow as well.  Lamar has talent and the right attitude, we need him.  As for potential transfers, the next couple of weeks will be very interesting heading into the Spring signing period and the only surprise would be if the roster composition remains unchanged by this time next month. As KD said, you never stop recruiting and every end of season evaluation analyses what you have and what you need.  A continual talent upgrade should be the clear objective and we do need more talent notwithstanding who we have sitting out (Ellis and Swingle) and who we already have coming in (Maceo).  This is definitely keeping me engaged and excited to see what happens.

I agree and it's a nice change to have a coach like KD to keep things engaged.

Men's Basketball » 2019 Verbal Commits Complete Transfer List » Today 12:43 pm

duq81
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PistolPete wrote:

Mulder, I think Norman's role next year will continue to grow as well.  Lamar has talent and the right attitude, we need him.  As for potential transfers, the next couple of weeks will be very interesting heading into the Spring signing period and the only surprise would be if the roster composition remains unchanged by this time next month. As KD said, you never stop recruiting and every end of season evaluation analyses what you have and what you need.  A continual talent upgrade should be the clear objective and we do need more talent notwithstanding who we have sitting out (Ellis and Swingle) and who we already have coming in (Maceo).  This is definitely keeping me engaged and excited to see what happens.

Well you know at least one player will be gone to make room for Maceo.

Men's Basketball » 2019 Verbal Commits Complete Transfer List » Today 10:16 am

PistolPete
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Mulder, I think Norman's role next year will continue to grow as well.  Lamar has talent and the right attitude, we need him.  As for potential transfers, the next couple of weeks will be very interesting heading into the Spring signing period and the only surprise would be if the roster composition remains unchanged by this time next month. As KD said, you never stop recruiting and every end of season evaluation analyses what you have and what you need.  A continual talent upgrade should be the clear objective and we do need more talent notwithstanding who we have sitting out (Ellis and Swingle) and who we already have coming in (Maceo).  This is definitely keeping me engaged and excited to see what happens.

Men's Basketball » 2019 Verbal Commits Complete Transfer List » Today 10:01 am

Mulder
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RE: Norman - he was the featured player on the recent Duquesne coach's show on AT&T Sportsnet.

Basketball Recruiting » Maceo Austin » Today 8:58 am

townsonkid
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He looked a little off his game, didnt care for all the missed FTs.  But yeah, that was a pressure filled game.  Saw he tweeted at Sin over the weekend, saying he cant wait to get with him at DU.   Here's to 3-4 good years and lost more wins for Austin!!!
That WVU recruit saved the game for them 2-3 times.  Huggy got a good one there.

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