2024 Transfer Portal - Potential Incoming and General Discussion

Falco

Hall of Famer
GIVING DAY 2023
The staff wants 3 bigs. They started with 3 last season and then Nico left. Haynes and Emejuru aren’t known as great post defenders, so adding depth that excels around the rim makes sense.

Also, Haynes might spend some time at the 4.
surprised Skinn and Co didn’t play Haynes once the NCAA changed its ruling especially after Nico left.

I hope I’m misreading the room, especially cause he just looks so good!
 

FreeGunston12

All-American
surprised Skinn and Co didn’t play Haynes once the NCAA changed its ruling especially after Nico left.

I hope I’m misreading the room, especially cause he just looks so good!
We've gone through this a bunch, right? It seems there were still eligibility issues for one reason or another.
 

Falco

Hall of Famer
GIVING DAY 2023
We've gone through this a bunch, right? It seems there were still eligibility issues for one reason or another.
I hope things get resolved this year. Sorry for being so pessimistic, everyone. I’m just so used to Mason disappointing me that it’s become a defense mechanism.
 
Hilarious weekend. After poker me and a couple friends went through some portal names and called up some that list their numbers publicly.

Said we were assistant coaches from various programs. Only slip up I had after a few gin and tonics was forgetting Caputo wasn't an assistant anymore and having to abort mid-call.

Recommend this game highly for endless humor at the expense of others
 

The Great PATSby

All-Conference
⭐️ Donor ⭐️
His stats aren't very good.

SeasonSchoolConfClassGGSMPFGFGAFG%2P2PA2P%3P3PA3P%FTFTAFT%ORBDRBTRBASTSTLBLKTOVPFPTS SOS
2022-23Eastern MichiganMACFR2537.60.81.3.6360.81.3.6360.00.00.20.4.6000.61.31.90.20.10.40.61.51.9-1.88
2023-24Eastern MichiganMACJR1936.00.71.3.5200.71.2.5910.00.2.0000.30.6.5450.60.91.60.10.00.10.60.81.7-5.07
CareerEastern Michigan4466.90.81.3.5860.81.3.6180.00.1.0000.30.5.5710.61.21.80.10.10.30.61.21.8-3.48
 

psyclone

Hall of Famer
His stats aren't very good.

SeasonSchoolConfClassGGSMPFGFGAFG%2P2PA2P%3P3PA3P%FTFTAFT%ORBDRBTRBASTSTLBLKTOVPFPTSSOS
2022-23Eastern MichiganMACFR2537.60.81.3.6360.81.3.6360.00.00.20.4.6000.61.31.90.20.10.40.61.51.9-1.88
2023-24Eastern MichiganMACJR1936.00.71.3.5200.71.2.5910.00.2.0000.30.6.5450.60.91.60.10.00.10.60.81.7-5.07
CareerEastern Michigan4466.90.81.3.5860.81.3.6180.00.1.0000.30.5.5710.61.21.80.10.10.30.61.21.8-3.48
Looks like he was 3d or 4th string center at EMU behind some guys with more bulk vs his thin 210 lb, 6' 10" frame.
Here's some numbers when he came out of High School:

 

Falco

Hall of Famer
GIVING DAY 2023
Don’t know where else to post this.

The junkies interviewed the Author of The Pipeline to the Pros, How D3, Small-College Nobodies Rose to Rule the NBA.

Anyone else read it? I can’t wait to read/listen to the audiobook.


Overview
Jeff Van Gundy. Brad Stevens. Frank Vogel. Mike Budenholzer. Tom Thibodeau. Sam Presti. Leon Rose. Before you knew his name, before he drafted your favorite player, before he guided your team to a championship, he had a playing career of his own at an NCAA Division III college. He didn’t play for fortune – the NBA was out of reach, and his school didn’t even give athletic scholarships. He didn’t play for fame – his games weren’t televised, and the stands were rarely full. Whatever the motivation, he simply couldn’t give up the game of basketball.
 

tblack33

Hall of Famer
⭐️ Donor ⭐️
GIVING DAY 2023
Looks like he was 3d or 4th string center at EMU behind some guys with more bulk vs his thin 210 lb, 6' 10" frame.
Here's some numbers when he came out of High School:

Depth and project piece. That’s really all we need from this last big. We aren’t pulling anyone who will be pushing for minutes with Haynes coming back and us bringing in the big guy from Siena. Any production we get out of this last scholarship is just gravy.
 

Verdad

Starter
⭐️ Donor ⭐️
Depth and project piece. That’s really all we need from this last big. We aren’t pulling anyone who will be pushing for minutes with Haynes coming back and us bringing in the big guy from Siena. Any production we get out of this last scholarship is just gravy.
Ditto - we can’t expect someone with much more established production to come and be the last guy off the bench
 

ephoops

Starter
Don’t know where else to post this.

The junkies interviewed the Author of The Pipeline to the Pros, How D3, Small-College Nobodies Rose to Rule the NBA.

Anyone else read it? I can’t wait to read/listen to the audiobook.


Overview
Jeff Van Gundy. Brad Stevens. Frank Vogel. Mike Budenholzer. Tom Thibodeau. Sam Presti. Leon Rose. Before you knew his name, before he drafted your favorite player, before he guided your team to a championship, he had a playing career of his own at an NCAA Division III college. He didn’t play for fortune – the NBA was out of reach, and his school didn’t even give athletic scholarships. He didn’t play for fame – his games weren’t televised, and the stands were rarely full. Whatever the motivation, he simply couldn’t give up the game of basketball.

It's very good. There are a couple of Williams College grads profiled (Rafael Stone, GM of the Rockets and Will Hardy, HC of the Jazz) along with Duncan Robinson who played his freshman season at Williams before transferring to Michigan.
 

jruby

Specialist
I hope things get resolved this year. Sorry for being so pessimistic, everyone. I’m just so used to Mason disappointing me that it’s become a defense mechanism.
The plan all along was for him not to play last season. They had a clear cut plan the whole time. Likely a big part of why they were able to land him in the first place and yes I think he’s going to be good.

Ditto - we can’t expect someone with much more established production to come and be the last guy off the bench
Correct, 5 fouls and some energy and maybe some defense would be nice. Any offensive ability would just be a plus.
 
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