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Re: MBB: NESCAC
« Reply #28275 on: August 11, 2020, 01:00:43 pm »
Thrilled to hear about the birth of Quinn O'Connor Sharry.

I understand he's already being recruited for the Middlebury Class of 2043.

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« Reply #28276 on: August 12, 2020, 10:54:28 am »
I for one hope to be around to see him play!  If the boy is as good as his father....I will think Amherst will recruit him hard😎.
By the way...is your son becoming a Nescac player?

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« Reply #28277 on: August 13, 2020, 02:13:36 pm »
I for one hope to be around to see him play!  If the boy is as good as his father....I will think Amherst will recruit him hard😎.
By the way...is your son becoming a Nescac player?

Sounds like Amherst should start recruiting some players for the upcoming season, assuming it will even take place. Robinson, Day, and Timmy McCarthy are supposedly taking gap years as well as an incoming FY player. Che is considering graduation in December and playing elsewhere in 2021-22. Any other similar developments in NESCAC that people are hearing about?

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« Reply #28278 on: August 13, 2020, 02:47:57 pm »
I for one hope to be around to see him play!  If the boy is as good as his father....I will think Amherst will recruit him hard😎.
By the way...is your son becoming a Nescac player?

Sounds like Amherst should start recruiting some players for the upcoming season, assuming it will even take place. Robinson, Day, and Timmy McCarthy are supposedly taking gap years as well as an incoming FY player. Che is considering graduation in December and playing elsewhere in 2021-22. Any other similar developments in NESCAC that people are hearing about?

No insight on specific players, but I've heard that there will be a lot of players doing this. At this point it seems pretty unlikely there will be a season any way.

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« Reply #28279 on: August 13, 2020, 07:16:29 pm »
I for one hope to be around to see him play!  If the boy is as good as his father....I will think Amherst will recruit him hard😎.
By the way...is your son becoming a Nescac player?

Sounds like Amherst should start recruiting some players for the upcoming season, assuming it will even take place. Robinson, Day, and Timmy McCarthy are supposedly taking gap years as well as an incoming FY player. Che is considering graduation in December and playing elsewhere in 2021-22. Any other similar developments in NESCAC that people are hearing about?

No insight on specific players, but I've heard that there will be a lot of players doing this. At this point it seems pretty unlikely there will be a season any way.

It'll be interesting to see what happens for d3.  D1 will almost certainly have some kind of season and will absolutely have a men's basketball tournament.
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Re: MBB: NESCAC
« Reply #28280 on: August 13, 2020, 07:53:29 pm »
It'll be interesting to see what happens for d3.  D1 will almost certainly have some kind of season and will absolutely have a men's basketball tournament.

If we've learned anything in the past five months, it's that there are no absolutes.
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« Reply #28281 on: August 13, 2020, 09:22:32 pm »
It'll be interesting to see what happens for d3.  D1 will almost certainly have some kind of season and will absolutely have a men's basketball tournament.

If we've learned anything in the past five months, it's that there are no absolutes.

I guess not, but it's hard to see the NCAA surviving another missed tourney.
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« Reply #28282 on: August 21, 2020, 07:47:59 am »
Ryan, I hope there is an NCAA tourney this year.  But the NCAA will survive either way, mate :)!

A few links from recent weeks:

- Jimmy Butler giving some love to Duncan’s Eph days on IG after yet another ridiculous shooting performance: https://www.instagram.com/p/CEIGnLBhLfz/?igshid=154pwg4huabhu

Speaking of Duncan, Bill Simmons featured him on his 25-players-to-watch in the playoffs podcast and could not stop raving about his overall game.   

- article on Noah Helmke’s commitment to Amherst.  Notes that Toomey did most of his recruiting, so maybe doesn’t fully count as a Sears recruit, although he did seal the deal:

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/noah-helmke-kekoa-mcardle-navigating-basketball-recruiting-process-in-an-unusual-summer,611061

- a blogger makes the case for “wunderkind” Will Hardy as the next Pelicans’ coach:

https://pelicandebrief.com/2020/08/17/new-orleans-pelicans-reasons-hardy-coach/


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Re: MBB: NESCAC
« Reply #28283 on: September 02, 2020, 01:19:40 pm »
Great article on Duncan that should be of interest to Wes fans as well (lots of Rafferty quotes).  Even if as usual it egregiously underrates D3 hoops!

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29707109/nba-playoffs-miami-heat-duncan-robinson-steps-sunlight
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« Reply #28284 on: September 03, 2020, 02:26:06 pm »
Yeah, gotta say, Amherst had a hell of a hiring run for awhile ... Gromacki, Serpone, Jon Thompson all arrived in a several-year span, and all elevated programs from OK / good to perpetual national powers.  Whoever is responsible for that hiring spree (perhaps among others of note?) deserves a ton of credit.  I’m surprised still that Gromacki has never moved up ...

On another note, this info from Woj is the best possible outcome for former Eph Will Hardy.  You do NOT want to coach the Knicks under worst-owner-in-sports Dolan, career suicide.  But this means his name will be in the mix for future jobs, any of which can only be better:

Two young head coaching candidates who made a strong impression on the Knicks in the search process, per sources: Dallas' Jamahl Mosley and San Antonio's Will Hardy.

Sad to report that the real Coach Hixon passed away last week - https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=wilbur-g-hixon&pid=196738519

Lifetime father/son record - 1,295 wins against 439 losses - wow! Totally deserving of their joint induction into the New England basketball HOF.

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Re: MBB: NESCAC
« Reply #28285 on: September 03, 2020, 02:53:13 pm »
OMG ... next time PLEASE give a first name when you post that. I thought Dave Hixon had died when I read that initially!

I mean, maybe I should have known it was his dad considering his care of him over the last few years ... but still, I had my heart in my throat!

Phew ... okay ... now that my heart is no longer racing.

RIP Wilbur Hixon. I know Dave was proud of his dad and cared for him a great deal. I am sure while this was known to be coming, it is still hard for the family. My thoughts are with everyone.
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« Reply #28286 on: September 03, 2020, 03:25:28 pm »
Seriously.  I had same initial reaction as Dave!

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« Reply #28287 on: September 15, 2020, 07:41:07 am »
Yet another article focusing on Duncan’s time at Willians.  This time with loads of quotes from
Dan Wohl:

https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2020-09-14/duncan-robinson-is-the-heat-sharpshooter-with-humble-roots

I think pretty much every angle has now been covered, except what reporter is gonna track down Michael Mayer, the guy who relegated Duncan to a second option on that Eph team :)?

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« Reply #28288 on: September 23, 2020, 06:26:38 pm »
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