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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #49050 on: March 14, 2021, 04:24:28 pm »
Final from Ashland VA:  Randolph-Macon 69  Trine 55

Not overly disappointed, the Jackets are pretty darn good.  Anthony and Mallory lived up to their hype, and Robertson off the bench always seemed to make big 3s for them.  For Trine, it was an uphill struggle pretty much all the way.  Losing Cox to an ankle injury in the 1st half didn't help.  But they didn't pack it in when the Jackets went up big.  Cut it to 9 late and had an open shot from three to cut to 6 but missed.

Good expierence for the Thunder to take on a squad like Randolph-Macon.  Can only make them better down the road.  Great season Thunder!!

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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #49051 on: March 17, 2021, 02:14:09 pm »
Thanks, everyone for your interesting information and reviews on a most interesting season.  I have enjoyed skulking about this year.
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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #49052 on: March 25, 2021, 05:23:22 pm »
Couple of Trine commitments:

Alec Albrecht, 6'0 G Armada HS, Armada MI
Ryan Preston, 6'3 G Carroll HS, Fort Wayne IN

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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #49053 on: March 26, 2021, 12:56:16 pm »
Early look at the known "commits" for the class of 2021 thus far (additions or corrections welcomed):

Player     Height   Position   High School      College     
Josh Reichsteiner     6-0   SG   Grand Blanc (MI)      Adrian    
Tristan Feighner        PG/SG   Leslie (MI)      Albion    
Paul Gadde     6-3   G   Alma (MI)      Albion    
                Alma    
Koby VandeWoude     5-11   F   Caledonia (MI)      Calvin    
Chandler Collins     6-4   F   Unity (MI) / GRCC transfer      Calvin    
Evan Demoray     6-4   F   Dayton Christian (OH)      Calvin    
Sam Ver Steeg     6-0   PG   Grand Rapids Christian (MI)      Hope    
Gabe Quillan     6-9   C   GR Catholic Central (MI)      Hope    
Addison Atwater        PG   Otsego (MI) / KVCC transfer      Kalamazoo    
                Olivet    
Alec Albrecht     6-0   G   Armada (MI)      Trine    
Ryan Preston     6-3   G   Caroll HS (Ft Wayne IN)      Trine    
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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #49054 on: March 26, 2021, 01:24:46 pm »
Logan Van Essen from Illiana Christian will be attending Calvin.

https://twitter.com/LoganEssen/status/1375191091054587906

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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #49055 on: March 31, 2021, 10:09:27 am »
Early look at the known "commits" for the class of 2021 thus far (additions or corrections welcomed):

Player     Height   Position   High School      College     
Josh Reichsteiner     6-0   SG   Grand Blanc (MI)      Adrian    
Tristan Feighner        PG/SG   Leslie (MI)      Albion    
Paul Gadde     6-3   G   Alma (MI)      Albion    
                Alma    
Koby VandeWoude     5-11   F   Caledonia (MI)      Calvin    
Chandler Collins     6-4   F   Unity (MI) / GRCC transfer      Calvin    
Evan Demoray     6-4   F   Dayton Christian (OH)      Calvin    
Sam Ver Steeg     6-0   PG   Grand Rapids Christian (MI)      Hope    
Gabe Quillan     6-9   C   GR Catholic Central (MI)      Hope    
Addison Atwater        PG   Otsego (MI) / KVCC transfer      Kalamazoo    
                Olivet    
Alec Albrecht     6-0   G   Armada (MI)      Trine    
Ryan Preston     6-3   G   Caroll HS (Ft Wayne IN)      Trine    

I found it rather interesting that apparently the same Koby VandeWoude that is coming to Calvin scored 29 points in a playoff game last week.  Sounds like a scorer!  But he is also listed as a forward at 5' 10".  Sounds more like guard at that height.  Can it be correct that he has been playing forward at a good sized high school?

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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #49056 on: March 31, 2021, 05:39:18 pm »
Trine commit:

Grant Pahl  6'3 G  Southview HS, Sylvania OH

Both Pahl and earlier commit Ryan Preston from Fort Wayne Carroll HS are solid 'gets', both are 1st team all conference guys and have other post season accolades.  I've seen Preston play a few times his soph and junior years.  He's in the 'Nick Bowman, Bryce Williams, Aiden Warzecha' mold.  Great defender, passer, can shoot the 3 and also get to the rim with hops.  Only averaged about 11 ppg but played on a high school team that has a future D1 guy in junior Jalen Jackson who was Carroll's go to guy.

They'll both gain great experience playing and practicing with Seniors Nick, Bryce, and Aiden next season.  Then by their sophomore year will be counted on a lot more as we'll graduate a lot of guys after next year.

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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #49057 on: April 02, 2021, 02:50:56 am »
Early look at the known "commits" for the class of 2021 thus far (additions or corrections welcomed):

Player     Height   Position   High School      College     
Josh Reichsteiner     6-0   SG   Grand Blanc (MI)      Adrian    
Tristan Feighner        PG/SG   Leslie (MI)      Albion    
Paul Gadde     6-3   G   Alma (MI)      Albion    
                Alma    
Koby VandeWoude     5-11   F   Caledonia (MI)      Calvin    
Chandler Collins     6-4   F   Unity (MI) / GRCC transfer      Calvin    
Evan Demoray     6-4   F   Dayton Christian (OH)      Calvin    
Sam Ver Steeg     6-0   PG   Grand Rapids Christian (MI)      Hope    
Gabe Quillan     6-9   C   GR Catholic Central (MI)      Hope    
Addison Atwater        PG   Otsego (MI) / KVCC transfer      Kalamazoo    
                Olivet    
Alec Albrecht     6-0   G   Armada (MI)      Trine    
Ryan Preston     6-3   G   Caroll HS (Ft Wayne IN)      Trine    

I found it rather interesting that apparently the same Koby VandeWoude that is coming to Calvin scored 29 points in a playoff game last week.  Sounds like a scorer!  But he is also listed as a forward at 5' 10".  Sounds more like guard at that height.  Can it be correct that he has been playing forward at a good sized high school?

VanderWoude is definitely a guard. He did a lot of the ball handling for his team this year.

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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #49058 on: April 02, 2021, 09:01:36 am »
Updated commit list.  I too questioned KVW (typing it like that feels a bit like KVS and GVW had a kid  ;D ) as a F, but found him listed as such online - corrected to G:

Player     Height   Position   High School      College     
Josh Reichsteiner     6-0   SG   Grand Blanc (MI)      Adrian    
Tristan Feighner        PG/SG   Leslie (MI)      Albion    
Paul Gadde     6-3   G   Alma (MI)      Albion    
                Alma    
Koby VandeWoude     5-11   G   Caledonia (MI)      Calvin    
Logan Van Essen     6-0   PG   Illiana Christian (IN)      Calvin    
Chandler Collins     6-4   F   Unity (MI) / GRCC transfer      Calvin    
Evan Demoray     6-4   F   Dayton Christian (OH)      Calvin    
Sam Ver Steeg     6-0   PG   Grand Rapids Christian (MI)      Hope    
Gabe Quillan     6-9   C   GR Catholic Central (MI)      Hope    
Addison Atwater        PG   Otsego (MI) / KVCC transfer      Kalamazoo    
                Olivet    
Alec Albrecht     6-0   G   Armada (MI)      Trine    
Grant Pahl     6-3   G   Southview HS (Sylvania)      Trine    
Ryan Preston     6-3   G   Caroll HS (Ft Wayne IN)      Trine    
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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #49059 on: April 04, 2021, 09:26:07 am »
MIAA guys.... What are the plans of this year's seniors?

Are they going to graduate and end their College basketball experience?

Will some come back and play, finishing up their degrees, or adding on academic work to the degree they've already earned?

Could there be transfers... play a fifth year at another school offering graduate work in an area of interest?

I'm curious if any significant trends are showing here or across the D3 landscape....
This assumes that I'm correct that this season does not count as an eligibility year played...

I'm curious as to how this plays out....

I asked the same question in the CCIW room.....
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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #49060 on: April 04, 2021, 09:51:00 pm »
MIAA guys.... What are the plans of this year's seniors?

Are they going to graduate and end their College basketball experience?

Will some come back and play, finishing up their degrees, or adding on academic work to the degree they've already earned?

Could there be transfers... play a fifth year at another school offering graduate work in an area of interest?

I'm curious if any significant trends are showing here or across the D3 landscape....
This assumes that I'm correct that this season does not count as an eligibility year played...

I'm curious as to how this plays out....

I asked the same question in the CCIW room.....

Great question!  I will eagerly await and answer from someone who knows at least some of the players plans.  My guess is that all or almost all will go on to other careers.  Unlike some divisions I players who are being paid at least significant scholarships and thinking about professional careers in the sport, basketball for most the Division III players is just a fun part of growing up.

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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #49061 on: April 05, 2021, 08:32:30 am »
I haven't heard anything new since the season, but at that time, Hope had one male and one female big impact senior that were still up in the air on returning in the fall. Not sure if and where either landed on that decision. Both have circumstances in which the financials of another year at Hope is a relative non-factor in the decision process.
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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #49062 on: April 07, 2021, 08:54:35 am »
The MIAA has decided to name regular season champions - earlier they had siad no champions would be named.  Congratulations to Trine on the regular season championship

https://www.miaa.org/sports/mbkb/2020-21/releases/MIAAChampions
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Re: MBB: Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
« Reply #49063 on: Yesterday at 09:01:42 am »
Per Twitter:

Nolan Finkbeiner - 5-9 PG from Hemlock High School (MI) - will attend Olivet next year.  Nolan was a 4 year starter in HS and reached the 1000 point mark on Feb 21 this year. 
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