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Re: NEWMAC BASKETBALL
« Reply #1110 on: April 10, 2009, 03:50:58 pm »
Jimmy Bartolotta has been selected to play in the New England Division III Senior Menís Basketball All-Star game. The contest will take place on Sunday, April 19 (3:00 p.m.), at Babson College, with all proceeds benefiting the Coaches vs. Cancer campaign.
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Re: NEWMAC BASKETBALL
« Reply #1111 on: April 10, 2009, 03:55:18 pm »
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Re: NEWMAC BASKETBALL
« Reply #1112 on: April 12, 2009, 09:31:02 am »
The TV news report by Mike Dowling of WCVB Channel 5 in Boston about MIT earning its first ever NCAA bid is on YouTube (see link below).  It aired on March 6, 2009.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtLVibNSj7U

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Re: NEWMAC BASKETBALL
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Re: NEWMAC BASKETBALL
« Reply #1114 on: April 22, 2009, 11:34:24 am »
Another MIT commit, Devin Dee. Story also mentions Tashman.

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Re: NEWMAC BASKETBALL
« Reply #1115 on: April 27, 2009, 10:02:02 pm »
MIT record book is now updated through this year:

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mit/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/MensBasketballRecordBook.pdf

Bartolotta is mentioned 77 times, Brad Gampel is mentioned 10 times, and Bill Johnson gets in 4 times (from what I hear, he is coming back for his final year of eligibility so he could add to that).

Bartolotta holds 2 single game records, 8 single season records (all but one came this season), and 6 career records.  He is ranked in 18 of 24 season and career categories that are tabulated (including essentially every offensive category both total and percentage-wise, career rebounds, season and career blocks, season and career steals, and career 30 point games (he had 23)).  Great collegiate career.  Only question is where will he play next?

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Re: NEWMAC BASKETBALL
« Reply #1116 on: May 07, 2009, 09:52:56 pm »
MIT picks up another recruit in 6'2" guard Nick Sather from George Washington High School in Colorado.  Colorado has been good to MIT in the past (they have had a player from Colorado on the roster for as long as I can remember, and will continue that streak with Sather).  George Washington is the same high school Chauncey Billups went to.  MIT appears to be bringing in a strong class. 

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Re: NEWMAC BASKETBALL
« Reply #1117 on: May 08, 2009, 09:23:20 pm »
HUGE recruiting news out of MIT. They pick up a 2-star national recruit and he also plays MIT's most lacking position in recent years, the 5.

MIT rounds out their incoming class of 7 with a big time D1 transfer from Brown (he will be a sophomore this coming year).  Noel Hollingsworth had a lot interest from many of the top tier d1 academic programs coming out of high school (see the link from rivals.com). 

http://rivalshoops.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=59321&sport=2

He will provide much needed play in the post for MIT and looks like the most likely candidate as the starting 5.  Coach Anderson could now have the option of possibly moving over Will Tashman to start at the 4 and have 6'8" Bill Johnson starting at the 3.  Obviously, one of them could also come off the bench, but it will be nice for Coach Anderson to have some options finally.

Some other links:

http://cornellbasketball.blogspot.com/2007/06/scout.html

http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:0tBSaJqmgFAJ:scouthoops.scout.com/2/612086.html+noel+hollingsworth+recruit&cd=5&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

If you do a google search for him you will find a few thousand links, so I am not going to list all of them here, but you get the idea.
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Re: NEWMAC BASKETBALL
« Reply #1118 on: May 09, 2009, 10:32:18 am »
Just wondering, what are the rules on transfer eligibility from D1 to D3.  Have to sit out a year, or eligible immediately?

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Re: NEWMAC BASKETBALL
« Reply #1119 on: May 09, 2009, 11:25:19 am »
Just wondering, what are the rules on transfer eligibility from D1 to D3.  Have to sit out a year, or eligible immediately?

Eligible immediately.

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Re: NEWMAC BASKETBALL
« Reply #1120 on: May 09, 2009, 01:59:08 pm »
If they were eligible at the school they are leaving.
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Re: NEWMAC BASKETBALL
« Reply #1121 on: May 11, 2009, 08:44:51 am »
Hugenerd,

   Sorry it has been a while, I hope your family is doing well & that your wife enjoyed a great Mother's Day.

   Sure looks like MIT is stealing all the off-season thunder.  I was looking at Brown's site & Hollingsworth was not even listed on the roster.  He is in the stat sheet (6 games - 23 minutes).  Any idea what happened to him there?  It appears  that he did not play in the 2nd semester (not in any of the game stat sheets including blowouts).  Was it a grades issue?, or dissatisfaction with his role n the program there at Brown ?

   Any insight on other NEWMAC recruits?  I have seen a few things on NERR, but have not heard much else at all.  I see that Clark, Babson & Wheaton have picked up a few players.   I have not seen or heard anything about Coast Guard, WPI or Springfield.

I will be posting this on the baseball site too, but since its more historic NEWMAC news I thought I would throw it out here as well.

Congratulations to the WPI baseball team!  They have had the greatest baseball season in school history and will played for the first time ever in the D3 NCAA Baseball Championship Tournament!


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Re: NEWMAC BASKETBALL
« Reply #1122 on: May 11, 2009, 04:54:36 pm »
Hollingsworth had to leave the team before the end of the season in order to establish his release and meet MIT's application deadline:

http://www.brownbears.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/hollingsworth_noel00.html

He committed under Craig Robinson who ran a Princeton offense with post sets.  The new coach runs a lot of 4 guard sets.

Other links of note:

http://ncaabbs.com/showthread.php?tid=290157

http://www.times-news.com/localsports/local_story_075000304.html

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4188/is_20080115/ai_n21202266/

http://www.icatholic.org/indstory/2008/200822p23.html



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Re: NEWMAC BASKETBALL
« Reply #1123 on: May 11, 2009, 08:25:41 pm »
Hugenerd,

   Sorry it has been a while, I hope your family is doing well & that your wife enjoyed a great Mother's Day.

   Sure looks like MIT is stealing all the off-season thunder.  I was looking at Brown's site & Hollingsworth was not even listed on the roster.  He is in the stat sheet (6 games - 23 minutes).  Any idea what happened to him there?  It appears  that he did not play in the 2nd semester (not in any of the game stat sheets including blowouts).  Was it a grades issue?, or dissatisfaction with his role n the program there at Brown ?

   Any insight on other NEWMAC recruits?  I have seen a few things on NERR, but have not heard much else at all.  I see that Clark, Babson & Wheaton have picked up a few players.   I have not seen or heard anything about Coast Guard, WPI or Springfield.

I will be posting this on the baseball site too, but since its more historic NEWMAC news I thought I would throw it out here as well.

Congratulations to the WPI baseball team!  They have had the greatest baseball season in school history and will played for the first time ever in the D3 NCAA Baseball Championship Tournament!



Thanks for the well wishes, massd3fan.  I hope you and your family are well also. 

I think tball has answered this, but I just wanted to say that Hollingsworth would not have been admitted to MIT if he had had a grade issue at Brown (I am pretty sure he was admitted to MIT straight out of high school, as well).  I dont know him, so I cant really speculate on why he changed schools, but I am glad he did.  I was able to see him play recently and he definitely has very good post moves.  He doesnt look like the most athletic kid, but if he is in shape, he will absolutely dominate in the post in the NEWMAC, if not all of d3, at 6'9" and being able to do a minihook with both hands in the post. 


I dont know much about any other NEWMAC recruiting news so if anyone else has anything, by all means.

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Re: NEWMAC BASKETBALL
« Reply #1124 on: May 11, 2009, 11:29:01 pm »
I am admittedly short on detail here, but I can tell you that my "sources" indicate that although MIT seems to have done fairly well in the recruiting process this Spring, it is Wheaton that has come up with a stacked incoming class in the NEWMAC...including a 7-footer in the post...we'll see how it all plays out next winter.   Was stated to me that Amherst, Wesleyan and Wheaton came out on top in New England D3 in terms of best recruiting classes this Spring.    Anyone care to comment with more specifics than I am able to offer?