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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« on: April 14, 2017, 04:45:25 am »
WUH,
Quoting Coach G on the pre-med statement and then locating it to prove your point was great. Plus K.


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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: Rookie Keeper League
« on: April 12, 2017, 05:22:26 pm »
Not basketball related but I had an interesting couple of sales today. I sold 3 pieces of sheet music to WUH's favorite college. The Olin Library at Washington University, St. Louis picked up 3 very old sheets from my ebay store. They were purchased for $173.00. They have bought others from me in the past but I didn't handle the transactions, my wife did, so I wasn't aware of the fact that they went to Wash U. Glad to see them go to a library which will extend the life of these pieces even longer. One of them was titled "The Lieutenant General Grant March" and was printed in 1864 right after Lincoln  turned over command of all the armies to Grant. The other two were period pieces from the turn of the 20th century, one in 1908 and the other in 1915.   

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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: April 12, 2017, 03:58:02 pm »
Hey Vandy amd amh63,

As both of you have stated on several occasions...why doesn't Plattsburgh have a Women's Lacrosse team?

I can now say they don't, but they will.

Big announcement coming out of Plattsburgh State earlier today. The Cardinals will be adding Women's Lacrosse as a Varsity sport in 2018-19. The first game will be played in the spring of 2019.

We have a new AD this year and maybe that had something to do with it. He came from St. Lawrence University and they have a strong Lacrosse program. I think his sons also played in high school. It's possible the former AD was also pushing for it, but there may have been a problem with finances or the administration. At any rate the ladies will finally get to join the SUNYAC and now the league will have the full 10 teams since Plattsburgh was the only member of the SUNYAC conference that didn't field a team.

One of the local schools, Plattsburgh High School started a boys lacrosse program this year as well and hopefully the rest of the area will get on board. Many of the NY high schools to the west and south of our region have boys and girls high school teams, but no one here in the Champlain Valley has fielded a team until this year. The Plattsburgh High team is actually comprised of students from several other high schools in the area to have an appropriate number of players to field a team. Glad to see the Cardinals finally get on board.

Here's a link to the press conference announcement:   http://gocardinalsports.com/news/2017/4/11/general-plattsburgh-state-to-add-womens-lacrosse-as-18th-varsity-sport.aspx?path=wlax   

That's great news magicman.  The SUNYAC offers some good programs in 2015 National Champion Cortland, along with Fredonia and Brockport who have populated the Top 20 in recent years.  There is plenty of high school talent to recruit from on the eastern side of the Champlain Valley while the local NY schools begin to take up the sport and develop their own.  Do you know if the plan is to play at the club level next year in preparation for the 2019 varsity season?  Welcome aboard.     

I don't know if they will play at a club level  next year or not Vandy. I'll know more later on. They plan to hire the coach in June I believe.

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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: Lacrosse
« on: April 12, 2017, 12:40:52 am »
Hey Vandy amd amh63,

As both of you have stated on several occasions...why doesn't Plattsburgh have a Women's Lacrosse team?

I can now say they don't, but they will.

Big announcement coming out of Plattsburgh State earlier today. The Cardinals will be adding Women's Lacrosse as a Varsity sport in 2018-19. The first game will be played in the spring of 2019.

We have a new AD this year and maybe that had something to do with it. He came from St. Lawrence University and they have a strong Lacrosse program. I think his sons also played in high school. It's possible the former AD was also pushing for it, but there may have been a problem with finances or the administration. At any rate the ladies will finally get to join the SUNYAC and now the league will have the full 10 teams since Plattsburgh was the only member of the SUNYAC conference that didn't field a team.

One of the local schools, Plattsburgh High School started a boys lacrosse program this year as well and hopefully the rest of the area will get on board. Many of the NY high schools to the west and south of our region have boys and girls high school teams, but no one here in the Champlain Valley has fielded a team until this year. The Plattsburgh High team is actually comprised of students from several other high schools in the area to have an appropriate number of players to field a team. Glad to see the Cardinals finally get on board.

Here's a link to the press conference announcement:   http://gocardinalsports.com/news/2017/4/11/general-plattsburgh-state-to-add-womens-lacrosse-as-18th-varsity-sport.aspx?path=wlax     

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Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: April 08, 2017, 07:36:47 pm »
Don't know if you guys remember the incident in February on the 18th when a player from Daniel Webster,  Marquise Caudill, punched a player from Southern Vermont and then stomped on him when he was lying on the floor. (Here's a link to the story:  http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2017/02/daniel-webster-program-goes-down-with-fight )

Just on my local news, since Southern Vermont is in our viewing area, that yesterday, Caudill was in court and he was sentenced to 1 year in jail. I think it was the fact that he kicked the player when he was on the floor that brought the jail sentence. Lots of thrown punches in basketball games that never resulted in jail time. Kicking a guy when he's down brings a different element into the equation.

Sad that you go to college and end up in jail because you can't control yourself in a sporting event. I'm sure that kid will be kicking himself in the head as he spends the next year behind bars, wondering why he did such a stupid thing. :P
Kind of a harsh sentence.. Seems like fights break out in basketball plenty and don't get any jail time. I think a kick on the ground shouldn't make a year. Just remember when Metta World Peace got into a fight with a FAN during a game. He was simply suspended.

If I recall, he was also charged with inciting a riot, since he was encouraging his fans to attack the SVC players and coaches.  He also threatened the off-duty police officer who tried to arrest him.

Also, his one year is a suspended sentence, so he'll only have served the 17 days he was already imprisoned.

http://www.wcax.com/story/35086903/plea-agreement-accepted-for-hoops-player-charged-in-melee

Thanks for the update Ryan.  The Plattsburgh TV station didn't mention the suspended sentence.

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: Regular Season Draft League
« on: April 08, 2017, 10:23:35 am »
I do applaud your Mr. Irrelevant pick. Admittedly, I haven't had a chance to go through all 400+ teams and probably haven't done half the conferences. I mean, I probably would've skipped over Wendel had it not been for 7express giving us about 20 hours of down time! So, I guess I can thank 7 for that.

I wasn't planning on going so indepth with my chart, initially just taking the top scorers that combined points and rebounds. But, looking deeper into the numbers, some of those numbers were misleading while other guys who weren't high on either list were outstanding.

For example, Washington and Lee's Murtha averages 17.5 pts and 9.3 rebs a game. However, 94 missed free throws later, he only averages 24.4 fpts a game. Utica's Iton was another one. 17.2 pts and 10.1 rebs a games looks great, but he missed 65 FTs and has a -50 assist to turnover ratio. That puts him down to just 25.6 fpts a game.

I did the same exact thing. Lots of guys with minus points in the missed free throw category and turnovers. 30+ fantasy points became 23 to 25 fpts instead and they became nothing special, just another one among the many.

 They've all been watching the Rick Barry commercial where he shoots FTs underhand w/o missing; they're going to reduce those #s next year.  ::)

I watched Barry's son during the NCAA tournament shooting them underhanded. I hadn't seen anyone doing that in a long time( probably since Rick retired) but his kid was deadly as he made every one I saw him attempt.

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New York Region / Re: BB: SUNYAC
« on: April 08, 2017, 07:16:35 am »
Once again the weather is raising havoc here in NY. The North Country is so wet it may never dry out. Several feet of snow late in March followed by the monsoon season all last week and this week. I may not see a Plattsburgh State baseball or softball game until May. 3 baseball games already cancelled and Cortland 3 game series will be the next chance for the Cardinals to play at home on April 14th and 15th. I really want to see some  of that action so will be disappointed if those games are cancelled or relocated to another venue.

Supposed to be 58 and sunny on Sunday followed by 71 and sunny on Monday. Rain returns on Tuesday and again next Friday. A couple of dry, sunny days followed by rainy days won't solve our wet field problem though.

Snowing lightly and 30 degrees as I type this. 


jdex thanks for all the results from the YAC...appreciate the effort, plus k. Hope you are doing well. Checking in on a certain player from Southern Maine from time to time. Is the older brother still playing pro ball this year and where?
 

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Well that stinks. If allowed, I would like to drop Dawson and replace him with Dennis Towns from Hope.

We're allowing everyone that drafted Dawson to get another pick. That is true isn't it Greek? This should be done ASAP to the players that are affected by Dawson's ineligibility.

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: Regular Season Draft League
« on: April 08, 2017, 06:08:23 am »
I do applaud your Mr. Irrelevant pick. Admittedly, I haven't had a chance to go through all 400+ teams and probably haven't done half the conferences. I mean, I probably would've skipped over Wendel had it not been for 7express giving us about 20 hours of down time! So, I guess I can thank 7 for that.

I wasn't planning on going so indepth with my chart, initially just taking the top scorers that combined points and rebounds. But, looking deeper into the numbers, some of those numbers were misleading while other guys who weren't high on either list were outstanding.

For example, Washington and Lee's Murtha averages 17.5 pts and 9.3 rebs a game. However, 94 missed free throws later, he only averages 24.4 fpts a game. Utica's Iton was another one. 17.2 pts and 10.1 rebs a games looks great, but he missed 65 FTs and has a -50 assist to turnover ratio. That puts him down to just 25.6 fpts a game.

I did the same exact thing. Lots of guys with minus points in the missed free throw category and turnovers. 30+ fantasy points became 23 to 25 fpts instead and they became nothing special, just another one among the many.

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: Regular Season Draft League
« on: April 07, 2017, 07:41:59 pm »
I thought I had checked the list but I didn't realize that magic had chosen a measley 32 fppg scorer so early in the draft; I'll make a territorial draft selection instead - Ethan Danzig - Scranton.

I had 3 consecutive picks so it really didn't matter who my 1st pick was as he could have been my 3rd pick just as easily. The thing about Rapoza that made him so high in my eyes (and probably yours as well) was that he scored those 32fppg as a freshman big man. I expect those numbers to increase by a substantial margin next year, hence the early pick. And that's why I have him and you don't. :P :D

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: Regular Season Draft League
« on: April 07, 2017, 07:27:57 pm »
Apparently the Greek and I had the same thoughts. but I was typing and watching the Masters so I never spotted his post until I posted mine.

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: Regular Season Draft League
« on: April 07, 2017, 07:24:24 pm »
Well, I tried to help all you folks, but got nothing but past history in response - ignoring the totally changed team situation.  Brady Rose did not have pick-worthy fantasy stats in the past, because the offense tried to go through the 'bigs' whenever possible.  With the graduation of Trevor Seibring and Alec Bausch, that will change.  And with the graduation also of guards Austin Amann and Andy Stempel, Daddy Rose is almost certainly gonna call on Brady Rose as the #1 target this next season.  I'll be surprised if he doesn't average 35+ fantasy points/game, and totally shocked if he doesn't average 30+.

Of course, I have been wrong in the past. :o  This past year I thought Seibring would be an AA, and possibly the CCIW MOP - he didn't even make first-team CCIW. :(  I'm still undecided whether I just over-hyped him, or whether the back troubles that finally forced him to miss a few games were actually an undisclosed season-long problem - based on his previous history, I'm leaning more towards the latter explanation.

If what you say comes true  and Rose becomes the #1 option and averages all those fantasy points that you think he will, then someone will pick him up as a free agent.  In fact why don't you form a free agent team and start with him as your Captain. :D ???

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: Regular Season Draft League
« on: April 07, 2017, 05:48:57 pm »
With the 96th and final pick of the Regular Season Draft League the Plattsburgh Magicmen draft Joe Scibelli of the Haverford Fords.

Joe, a 6'5" forward, started the first 12 games for the Fords this past season as a sophomore and averaged 32 fpts per game, but 2 minutes into the 12th game must have been injured because he didn't play the rest of the season. I'm taking a chance that whatever his injury was, it won't prevent him from returning next year. As the Greek said, there aren't any 30+ free agents floating around so if he doesn't pan out I can pick up another player who will probably give me as many points as anyone else I could draft at this point. I still have two 27 fpts per game players and two 26 fpts per game players on my list if needed.

Joe had, in order, fantasy point games of 35, 40, 35, 14, 30, 41, 26, 37, 33, 28 and 34 fantasy points before the game he got hurt. If you throw out that 14 point game, he averages 34 fpts per game.  He actually led the Centennial Conference in scoring at 20.1 ppg. That was a higher average than the season ending leader Brandon Federici of Franklin & Marshall. If he had qualified( and he didn't have enough games to qualify)he would have led the Centennial Conference in points per game 20.1, rebounds 9.9, minutes per game 32.6, and 3 point field goal percentage 50% (10x20). He was 3rd in free throw percentage at 82.3% (51x62) and 5th in blocks.

I'm guessing Joe tore an ACL or something like that but if that's the case he should return next year and because he did it so early in the season this past year he should be fine. Jon Patron from Plattsburgh tore two ligaments late in the 2015-16 season and made it back to start this past year with no problems. Joe has at least a two month head start on healing time over what Patron had.

Of course I could be entirely wrong about Joe and he doesn't end up playing next year for a reason that I know nothing about. That's a chance I'm willing to take, however, because I'll just draft a free agent if that's the case.

I'd be interested to know if any of  you guys and girl had Joe on your radar at all. He wasn't listed on any of the NCAA stat sheets like PPG or RPG because he didn't qualify. The only NCAA stat sheet he was listed on was double-doubles because he had 7 of them and it didn't matter how many games you played to make that list, but you had to go 4 pages deep to spot him.     

Round 1
1. NCF - Connor Raridon -North Central
2. Ronk - Tyheim Monroe - Cabrini
3. Greek - Shea Feehan - Eureka
4. FC Grizzlies - Marcos Echevarria - Nichols
5. 7express - Jordan Robinson - North Park
6. The Osprey - Jaqhawn Walters - AMC
7. Smitty - Jake Ross - Springfield
 
Round 2
8. Smitty - Aston Francis - Wheaton (IL)
9. The Osprey - Kevin Dennis - Morrisville St.
10. 7express - Alex Herink - River Falls
11. FC Grizzlies - Sam Light - Lebanon Valley
12. Greek - Keion Adams - Wilson
13. Ronk - Nick Comenale - Babson
14. NCF - Jack Daly -Middlebury
15. magicman -  Mike Rapoza - Anna Maria
16. magicman -  Vinny Curta - Grinnell

Round 3
17. magicman -  Patrick MacDonald - SUNY-Maritime
18. NCF - Bradley Jomard -MIT
19. Ronk - Tarchee Brown - Eastern Connecticut
20. Greek - Adrian Moore - NC Wesleyan
21. FC Grizzlies - Rich Ross - Wells
22. 7express - Ty Nichols - Keene St
23. The Osprey - De'Ante Bruton - Nichols
24. Smitty - Cooper Cook - Nebraska Wesleyan

Round 4
25. Smitty - Michael Gutierrez - Macalester
26. The Osprey - Edvinus Rupkus - Skidmore
27. 7express - Jason Kenny - Misericordia
28. FC Grizzlies - Jason Saldiveri - St Elizabeth
29. Greek - Garrisson Duvivier - Gordon
30. Ronk - Nate Schimonitz - Nebraska Wesleyan
31. NCF -  Colin Olmscheid - Augsburg
32. magicman - Joe Neal - Concordia (Texas)

Round 5
33. magicman - Chimaechi Ekekeugbor - Baruch
34. NCF - Michael Scarlett - CMS
35. Ronk - Jay Howard - Catholic
36. Greek - Thomasson - SRS
37. FC Grizzlies - Kendall Davis - Eureka
38. 7express - Jon Patron - Magicman St Univ
39. The Osprey - Davion Ayabarreno - Methodist
40. Smitty - Trevor Lucas - Anderson (IN)

Round 6
41. Smitty - Wes McKinney - Hanover
42. The Osprey - Justin Cooper - Cortland
43. 7express - Sorenson - North Central (IL)
44. FC Grizzlies - Collin Kennedy - Wisconsin Lutheran
45. Greek - Travion Kirkendoll - Centenary (La)
46. Ronk - Andy Orr - Lebanon Valley
47. NCF -  Chris Jones -UWW
48. magicman - Tyler Stenglein - Nazareth

Round 7
49. magicman - Riley Naclerio - St. Lawrence
50. NCF - Chrishawn Orange - Augie
51. Ronk - Cam Wiley - Swarthmore
52. Greek - AJ Horde - Rochester Institute of Technology
53. FC Grizzlies - Austin Coene - Roger Williams
54. 7express - Ryan Traub - Susquehanna
55. The Osprey - Samuel Durodola - Becker
56. Smitty - Jourdain Bell - Colby-Sawyer

Round 8
57. Smitty - David Stokman - St. John's
58. The Osprey - Joseph Gatling - Greensboro
59. 7express - Carlos Gonzalez - E. Connecticut
60. FC Grizzlies - Jalen Smith - Hilbert
61. Greek - Jace Richardson - Ozarks
62. Ronk - Nate Axelrod - Ohio Wesleyan
63. NCF - Tyler Weiss- St. John's
64. magicman - Brandon Federici - Franklin & Marshall

Round 9
65. magicman - Khyce Randall - Howard Payne
66. NCF - Zach Baines - Oxy
67. Ronk - Johnny McCarthy - Amherst
68. Greek - Rashaan Spencer - Centenary (NJ)
69. FC Grizzlies - Parker Davidson - Principia
70. 7express - Demarius Cress  - MHB
71. The Osprey - Tim Howell - Whitman
72. Smitty - CD Douglas - Minn - Morris

Round 10
73. Smitty - Jack Simonds - Bowdoin
74. The Osprey - Thomas Bonacum - Ramapo
75. 7express - Vincent Pace - Tufts
76. FC Grizzlies - Tristian Givens - Rivier
77. Greek - Tyler Ukkelberg - Minn. Morris
78. ronk - John Hatch - Colorado College
79. NCF - Joey Hewitt -Whitman
80. magicman - Kelvin Jones - Hiram

Round 11
81. magicman - Essien Epps - John Jay
82. NCF - Brendan Wind- Nazareth
83. Ronk - Ivan Iton - Utica
84. Greek - Timothy Wendel - Crown College
85. FC Grizzlies - Kareem Davis - Becker
86. 7express - Kyle Roach - Whitworth
87. The Osprey - Keith Richardson - Marietta
88. Smitty - Geoffrey Grey - Emerson

Round 12
89. Smitty - Adam Gigax - Emory
90. The Osprey - Sam Toney - NJCU
91. 7express - Bobby Bynum - W. Connecticut
92. FC Grizzlies - Tank Roberson - Pine Manor
93. Greek - Tony Diemer - Rockford
94. Ronk - Mike Rapoza - Anna Maria
95. NCF - Ephriam Price- Concordia, TX
96. magicman - Joe Scibelli - Haverford

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: Regular Season Draft League
« on: April 07, 2017, 05:46:35 pm »
Magicman, I come from a long line of Sicilians, so.....but Grizz took my last guy anyway, so here goes....

Then we must be related NCF, because my grandparents came over from Italy in 1917 and went through Ellis Island.

Anyway, I don't have to talk to Uncle Vito because you didn't take my guy. :D Thank You  And I think my sleeper came from Italy as well...Joe Scibelli. 8-)

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Pick-ems, fantasy leagues, etc. / Re: Regular Season Draft League
« on: April 07, 2017, 05:44:10 pm »
I don't think we'll find a 30+ fpts a game free agent this time around. (Some of) You guys must have been embarrassed getting smoked by 600+ points that you decided to study up this year! Besides, we also have twice as many teams drafting this year.

Fixed it for you. Don't lump me in with all those losers...I didn't play last year. :D


And my  double secret probation sleeper of all sleepers, is coming right up. He's a player I'm taking a chance on, but hopefully will turn out to be well worth it.

And he averages 32 fpts per game...so... there was one of those 30+ fpts per game players left out there. I'm just glad you didn't spot him.  ;D

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