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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3795 on: April 21, 2019, 12:45:32 pm »
MIT commit.  This kid could be a great player...

* Kael Kordonowy, 6-7 PF (Maize South HS, Wichita, KS)

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/8798052/5c7060517bd2e20d98062cfd?utm_source=Men%27s+Basketball&utm_campaign=557dc8159f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_02_26_04_35&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0c7a977a97-557dc8159f-107319371

If he's a half-decent post player, he'll probably get minutes right away.
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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3796 on: May 14, 2019, 02:18:45 pm »
According to the Boston Globe, Danny Ainge's son, Crew, is transferring to Babson after playing two years at Utah St.
Nice get.

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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3797 on: May 14, 2019, 02:30:26 pm »
According to the Boston Globe, Danny Ainge's son, Crew, is transferring to Babson after playing two years at Utah St.
Nice get.

It made the twitter rounds yesterday... Globe jumped on it as if they cared. NESN beat them.

Sorry - just having fun with it. :)
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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3798 on: May 14, 2019, 09:31:42 pm »
According to the Boston Globe, Danny Ainge's son, Crew, is transferring to Babson after playing two years at Utah St.
Nice get.

I hope it works out as well for the team as it does for his family.  Recent D1 transfers to Babo have been somewhat underwhelming. 
After the championship season no fewer than 3 guys came in.
Hasbargen came in as a grad and was fine when healthy, but certainly not a standout.
Dolan has been hurt for most of both years and only an end of the bench contributor.
Johnson was (now graduated) the best of the bunch, but had games where he flashed and others where he disappeared.
Some people hear “D1 transfer” and expect to see a man playing with boys.  Not usually the case.
In Ainge’s case, he’s a little older coming in (having served his mission) so the added maturity and pedigree can’t hurt.

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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3799 on: May 16, 2019, 03:48:28 pm »
I usually don't get all that hyped about recruits. I agree that you have to wait and see.

That said, the resume for Ainge seems a bit better than most recruits considering where he played and the fact he had 18 starts last season.

Does it mean automatic success? Heck no. We have seen many a "great" recruit from DI fail to live up to even remote expectations (St. Joe's Conn had a pretty interesting DI recruit - with NBA aspirations -  that didn't even finish the season last year). I just think this one might be one of those that seems to pan out.

Who knows. He has to be in uniform in a game before we really know.
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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3800 on: July 22, 2019, 08:23:27 am »
As I take my first trek through available D3 schedules (about 25% of the schools across the country have them posted now), I notice the US Coast Guard Academy will be playing on Nov 8 in the Armed Forces Classic in Alaska.

"The ninth annual Armed Forces Classic will be staged at the Alaska Airlines Center on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus in Anchorage on Friday, Nov. 8, in a partnership with the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson military facility.

The men’s college basketball doubleheader will be a part of ESPN’s Veterans Week initiative, and will pit Baylor against Washington and Alaska Anchorage against Coast Guard Academy Both games will air on ESPN.

The games will be televised on ESPN as part of the network’s America’s Heroes: A Salute to Our Veterans initiative honoring the men and women who are serving and who have served in the United States military, both at home and abroad."


What a thrill for our D3 guys!!!!!    PAT, Ryan, Dave... road trip?

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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3801 on: July 22, 2019, 08:50:02 am »
Thanks for posting hopefan.

The Coast Guard is such an under-appreciated branch of our armed services, even when they aren’t boarding a fast-moving narco sub in rough seas. 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qBq35ilprvg

It’s dangerous work even when you’re rescuing a disabled sailing vessel.

If you guys do end up going to the tournament, shouldn’t you be making it a boat trip?

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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3802 on: August 03, 2019, 02:08:23 pm »

Reading Chuck Klosterman's new short story collection and ran across this odd counter-factual piece about the dominance of MIT basketball in the late 2000s.  They imagine a world where all the best players chose MIT, but he still includes Jimmy Bartolotta in the list.

https://twitter.com/RyanAlanScott/status/1157714057836847104
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Re: MBB: NEWMAC
« Reply #3803 on: August 14, 2019, 06:50:19 pm »
Here’s a link to a Babson story that reflects on the years that the Celtics held training camp at the old, tiny, Peavey Gym.

http://www.babsonathletics.com/general/2019-20/releases/20190812tsaf0g