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Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #19365 on: March 25, 2018, 05:15:21 pm »
I've heard a couple of interesting rumors about possible candidates for the Mac job. One in particular made my ears perk up-- a former MIAC player with deep local ties, who I remember as an energetic player (which may serve him well in recruiting) who is now a D-I assistant. He'd be a very good fit at Mac. As I hear it, Mac wants the position filled by mid April which leaves the new guy- whoever he may be- at a disadvantage in 2018 recruiting wars.

I've heard a name too - did the person you are referring to play at two different MIAC institutions, schools that have recently finished at very different ends of the standings?
I believe we've heard the same name, if the name you're alluding to is currently not far from Schenectady? I think hiring him would be a stroke of genius by Mac-- an excellent fit that they can get for low-budget contract.
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Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #19366 on: March 25, 2018, 07:07:07 pm »
That would be the one.   

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Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #19367 on: April 08, 2018, 07:24:21 pm »
64 Owatonna F, Nolan Malo, will play basketball at Gusavus Adolphus.

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Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #19368 on: April 08, 2018, 11:11:26 pm »
64 Owatonna F, Nolan Malo, will play basketball at Gusavus Adolphus.

Nolan looks like he will be a solid player in the MIAC, I know a lot of teams were after him. he will fit the mold of a GAC player, long and rangy with some decent skill for a post man.

His high school teammate, Andrew Jackson, will be attending Hamline.

Also going to Hamline is 6' G Luke Siwek from Rosemount.

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Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #19369 on: April 09, 2018, 12:11:50 pm »
2018 G Drake From (6-1) of Ellsworth (WI) has committed to playing college basketball at St. Mary's.

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Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #19370 on: April 10, 2018, 10:02:31 am »
Cretin Derham Hall G Ryan Larson has committed to play hoops at Wofford next year. I know UST was after him, but he had a very good senior season and played his way to D1. That would have been an amazing get for Coach Tauer and company in purple.

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Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #19371 on: April 11, 2018, 07:54:48 pm »
Osseo 61 PG, Zach Theisen, will continue his basketball career at St Thomas.  Big commit for the Tommies.

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Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #19372 on: April 15, 2018, 09:18:43 pm »
From multiple sources, Mac has narrowed the field of 170+ applicants to The Final Four, one of which is the person whose name we both heard, bball1122.  No word if Drake Palmer's application led to an interview for him :D
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Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #19373 on: April 16, 2018, 09:54:34 pm »
I've heard a couple other names.  One associated with a school that has been mentioned with Mac since about December, another who may also have purple colored glasses.  You hear anything on either of those?

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Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #19374 on: April 16, 2018, 11:28:07 pm »
Affirmative on the tinted specs, bball.  I assume they will be making an announcement soon, as I'd heard they wanted the person in place by the end of April at the latest.
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Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #19375 on: April 23, 2018, 11:50:04 am »
Mac makes it official:

https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/988425362689445888

Hiring Abe Woldeslassie, 2008 grad of Macalester.  Spent his first two years at UST, transferred to Mac and had a very good final two seasons at Mac.   Has been an assistant at Dartmouth, Davidson, and most recently Siena.  I think this is a very good hire by Mac - lots of experience, East Coast connections for recruiting, knows the MIAC, and maybe most importantly, knows Mac.   


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Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #19376 on: April 23, 2018, 10:13:54 pm »
Versatile St. Thomas Academy senior  Sam Vascellaro has committed to St. Thomas for college basketball.

Sam led the Cadets in scoring and rebounding while helping bring STA back to the state tournament. Congrats!

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Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #19377 on: April 23, 2018, 11:54:11 pm »
For those in the Twin Cities area, his mom and dad are Frank and Amelia Vascellaro of the WCCO news crew. Supposedly a very solid player, will be interesting to see how he turns out at UST.

From what I have garnered on Coach Abe Woldeslassie, it sounds like MAC hired the guy for the job. Hopefully he can make strides in turning around the program, but it is will be no easy task for a guy that will not be returning a lot next year and is behind in the recruiting process.


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Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #19378 on: April 24, 2018, 08:45:50 am »
Mac makes it official:

https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/988425362689445888

Hiring Abe Woldeslassie, 2008 grad of Macalester.  Spent his first two years at UST, transferred to Mac and had a very good final two seasons at Mac.   Has been an assistant at Dartmouth, Davidson, and most recently Siena.  I think this is a very good hire by Mac - lots of experience, East Coast connections for recruiting, knows the MIAC, and maybe most importantly, knows Mac.
Agreed that this is a good hire. Abe's enthusiasm alone will be a major improvement. His track record as an assistant is solid, his former bosses in D1 speak highly of him. He knows the in and outs and the pitfalls of being at Mac.  I give him 3 year to have Mac up there with Hamline  & Cord on the fringe of the playoff chase.
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Re: MBB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #19379 on: April 24, 2018, 08:49:53 am »
For those in the Twin Cities area, his mom and dad are Frank and Amelia Vascellaro of the WCCO news crew. Supposedly a very solid player, will be interesting to see how he turns out at UST.

From what I have garnered on Coach Abe Woldeslassie, it sounds like MAC hired the guy for the job. Hopefully he can make strides in turning around the program, but it is will be no easy task for a guy that will not be returning a lot next year and is behind in the recruiting process.
Tommie football dealt with Vince Lombardi Jr, and baseball survived having George Brett's kid play, I'm  sure the hoops program can handle the  'CCO duo's kid. I can see it now-- 4-News at 10: Courtside in The Shoe
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