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Re: MBB: NESCAC
« Reply #25320 on: August 29, 2018, 10:12:17 am »
Imagine MIT or Wash U. adding a stud grad student who wants to leverage hoops for a second top-tier degree, for example!

I can imagine this, yes.

I am not sure about former Transylvania guard Dillion Pulliam, but after two years on the University of Kentucky scout team, I am sure Carnegie Mellon would be interested, though Kentucky probably offers the degree he is pursuing at Carnegie Mellon so...

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Re: MBB: NESCAC
« Reply #25321 on: August 30, 2018, 02:28:05 pm »

Adding two more to the list of Hamilton frosh:

Eric Anderson - 6'6" forward, Phillips Exeter Academy (Santa Barbara, CA)
Elliott Tirbaso - 6'3" guard, St. Edward HS (Medina, OH)


With a bunch more recruits added in recent weeks, I thought I'd finalize the list of known NESCAC recruits coming in next year (with the caveat that there are surely plenty more):

2018 NESCAC Recruits

Amherst: Devonn Allen, PG, Wilbraham & Monson; Will Phelan, Wing, St. Sebastians; Michael Schretter, C, Ridgewood (NJ)

Bates: Cole Phaire, SG, Dunbar H.S. (D.C.); Kehine Aruwajoye, C, Avon Old Farms; Andrew Snoddy, F, Rivers School; Joe Collins, W, Groton School

Bowdoin: Caleb Cost, SG, Willison Northampton; Morgan Edwards, G, Mountain Ridge (MD)

Colby: Noah Tyson, Wing, Rutland (VT); Walter Lum, PG, Lick-Wilmerding (CA); Sam Onche, F, Contra Costa Christian (CA)

Conn: Ryan Omslaer, C, Woodstock Academy (CT); Matt Carlin, F, Worcester Academy

Hamilton: Nick Osarenren, Wing, Deerfield Academy

Middlebury: Alex Sobel, C, Melville (NY); Nash Goldman, G, Scarsdale (NY)

Trinity: Max Brigham, F, Westminster; Jared Whitt, C, South Kent School; Mason Roberts, C, Tivy (TX)

Tufts: Tyler Aronson, G, Rivers School; Carson Cohen, PG, Fox Chappell (PA)

Wesleyan: Shackylle Dezonie, Wing, Hudson Catholic (NJ); Sam Peek, Wing, Trinity Pauling (NY); Jens Ulrich-Verderber, F, BFA St. Albans (VT)

Williams: Jovan Jones, Wing, Belmont Hill; Ryan Moon, PG, Bishop McGuiness (NC); Spencer Spivy, SG, University (CA); Tyler Spiezio, F, Morris (IL) (football recruit / possible walk-on)

Is it safe to say Williams and Hamilton will be the class of the NESCAC this winter? I will be following the NESCAC pretty intently this year with a couple former players sprinkled amongst a few of the teams in the conference.

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Re: MBB: NESCAC
« Reply #25322 on: August 30, 2018, 03:07:52 pm »
Nice ContintenalDomer, I figured Hamilton had a few more.  Hamilton keeps loading up on guys in that 6'3-6'6 range, not surprising given that they usually play 3-4, sometimes 5, wings on the floor together. 

This is always wildly speculative, but based on what I've read and heard the frosh who seem most likely to make a big, early impact on the league are Phelan at Amherst, Aruwajoye at Bates, Omslaer at Conn, Whitt at Trinity, Aronson at Tufts, Peek at Wesleyan, and Jones and Spivy at Williams.  I think there is a pretty good chance that several of those guys emerge as ROY candidates. 

Based on returning talent -- Hamilton has everyone of consequence back including Gilmour who looks poised to compete for all-American honors, and Williams returns two first-team all conference guys including the POY plus gets a third player of similar talent back in Scadlock -- Williams and Hamilton are clearly the teams to beat heading into the season.  Wesleyan, Midd, Amherst and Bowdoin could all also be in he mix as contenders, none would surprise me as top-3 teams in the league next year.   

I do think the bottom of NESCAC is stronger than it has been in recent years and we could see a really competitive league season.  Conn could have an enormous, and really tough, frontcourt (albeit still a very weak perimeter game) with Omslaer joining Drafan and Labossieri.  And Colby with basically everyone back from a very young team that had some key injuries should be dramatically improved. 

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Re: MBB: NESCAC
« Reply #25323 on: September 05, 2018, 11:45:08 am »
Not a NESCAC story, but Brandeis was a leading rival of NESCAC schools in the northeast for a good chunk of Meehan's tenure.  Crazy stuff:

https://deadspin.com/brandeis-cleans-house-after-investigation-into-basketba-1828811340

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Re: MBB: NESCAC
« Reply #25324 on: September 10, 2018, 02:52:48 pm »
First (?) NESCAC player in the class of ‘23?  Kevin O’boy headed to Colby.  A shooter who played with the Ephs’ Jovan Jones in high school.

https://twitter.com/nerrhoops/status/1038493281032843264?s=21