Hints at Next Season

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Re: Hints at Next Season

Unread post by app97 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:21 pm

Stonewall wrote:
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We won't have a point guard , or a center ...not in any traditional sense. Position-less basketball.
We’ve offered 2 juco point guards (Jalen Finch and Jalen Moore). Finch is from Raleigh and has offers from us and coastal. Moore is from Indiana and has offers from several mid majors.
That doesn't change our strategy .
Right. It was more of a just sayin post since we appear to be recruiting “true point guards”. I can’t think of any on the current roster. Kerns might want a true PG to run his offense, although he didn’t have one to run the offense this year, maybe not. You might have more insight into his plans and preferred style of play than I do.



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Re: Hints at Next Season

Unread post by AppHoops » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:37 am

app97 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:29 am
Stonewall wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:28 am
We won't have a point guard , or a center ...not in any traditional sense. Position-less basketball.
We’ve offered 2 juco point guards (Jalen Finch and Jalen Moore). Finch is from Raleigh and has offers from us and coastal. Moore is from Indiana and has offers from several mid majors.
Finch kid has several highlight videos on YouTube. He looks pretty good. Really fast with the ball, likes to push tempo. Seems to be at his best when he can drive and get to the rim.

His jumper is where he could use some work. Touch is good, but his release is low. Will need space to get it off.

He'd have two years of eligibility




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Re: Hints at Next Season

Unread post by beav910 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:25 pm

Tharrington is transferring


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Re: Hints at Next Season

Unread post by asu66 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:25 pm

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Tharrington is transferring
I wish him every success at his new collegiate home. His only view of the court as a Mountaineer was going to be from the bench. Just too thin to take the punishment. Kerns now has three slots open.


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Re: Hints at Next Season

Unread post by AppHoops » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:59 am

beav910 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:25 pm
Tharrington is transferring
Best of luck to him.

Kerns probably should go after two PG's with his 3 remaining spots. One of the JuCo guys and a high schooler he likes and can develop.



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Re: Hints at Next Season

Unread post by asu66 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:21 pm

AppHoops wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:59 am
beav910 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:25 pm
Tharrington is transferring
Best of luck to him.

Kerns probably should go after two PG's with his 3 remaining spots. One of the JuCo guys and a high schooler he likes and can develop.
I agree. Sign the best JuCo PG he can find to run his system immediately. Sign the best prep PG available to be developed into a dazzler and ready to run the show in '22-'23.

We appsolutely need to sign another big to finish out the class. Been hoping that our last and maybe best signee would be 6-9 W/SF/PF De'Andre Pinckney from Broward College in Ft. Lauderdale. He was a top 15 JuCo player and as near a pure shooter as I've seen in this JuCo class. Unfortunately, he's listing St. John's (NYC), USF and ECU as his current top three (in that order).


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Re: Hints at Next Season

Unread post by asu66 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:21 pm

AppHoops wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:59 am
beav910 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:25 pm
Tharrington is transferring
Best of luck to him.

Kerns probably should go after two PG's with his 3 remaining spots. One of the JuCo guys and a high schooler he likes and can develop.
I agree. Sign the best JuCo PG he can find to run his system immediately. Sign the best prep PG available to be developed into a dazzler and ready to run the show in '22-'23.

We appsolutely need to sign another big to finish out the class. Been hoping that our last and maybe best signee would be 6-9 W/SF/PF De'Andre Pinckney from Broward College in Ft. Lauderdale. He was a top 15 JuCo player and as near a pure shooter as I've seen in this JuCo class. Unfortunately, he's listing St. John's (NYC), USF and ECU as his current top three (in that order).


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Re: Hints at Next Season

Unread post by app97 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:51 pm

asu66 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:21 pm
AppHoops wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:59 am
beav910 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:25 pm
Tharrington is transferring
Best of luck to him.

Kerns probably should go after two PG's with his 3 remaining spots. One of the JuCo guys and a high schooler he likes and can develop.
I agree. Sign the best JuCo PG he can find to run his system immediately. Sign the best prep PG available to be developed into a dazzler and ready to run the show in '22-'23.

We appsolutely need to sign another big to finish out the class. Been hoping that our last and maybe best signee would be 6-9 W/SF/PF De'Andre Pinckney from Broward College in Ft. Lauderdale. He was a top 15 JuCo player and as near a pure shooter as I've seen in this JuCo class. Unfortunately, he's listing St. John's (NYC), USF and ECU as his current top three (in that order).
We just offered 6’10” Simeon Kirkland out of Florida Southwestern (the same juco as Finch). Also of note, 6’8” 260 BJ Mack is transferring out of USF. We recruited him last year and he’s from Charlotte. Of course, there might be zero interest from either party.



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Re: Hints at Next Season

Unread post by hapapp » Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:31 am

I realize the need to rely on Jucos when you need an immediate fix but I hope we don't become overly reliant on that source, it smacks of desperation.



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Re: Hints at Next Season

Unread post by Yosef84 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:04 am

I'm not a fan of over reliance on Jucos or transfers but they do serve a purpose at times like this. It not only adds a more seasoned player for immediate (hopefully) impact but they spread out the graduations so that we don't have future years when too many key players graduate at once. I completely agree that I wouldn't want to see App building a program that consistently relies on transfers (like ETSU as done) but I trust Kerns to use the options he has available.



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