- Nov 16, 2019
I hear Kenny MacFarland is entering the transfer portal. Wilson’s Farms on West State Street is the front runner for his services.
If no one leaves then we really have no one of impact that could come in.The portal has been eerily quiet for our guys so far. That will probably change but there arent many I would want to actually leave.
I'm hoping Martinez can be a suitable backup for Venning and that could free up Mellouck can be that stretch 4 backing up Farrell.If no one leaves then we really have no one of impact that could come in.
Rose might be good, but I doubt he's an impact year 1. There's something to be said about learning Schmidt's system and improving, but we really need a serviceable stretch 4 type that can play a little bit of center.
I think of a Marquise Simmons with a bit of David Andoh's shooting ability. We also need some type of guard whether it be a PG or SG I don't care, but someone who can be a scoring threat. Doubt Zid Powell would come to SBU, but someone like that.
Didn't realize Powell only has one year left, so I'd be out on him unless we miss on everyone else. He was so good against us, and I don't think 3pt shooting is a big part of his game, but I'm not sure a 1-yr deal would do much good knowing we are losing Banks and Flowers after next year.I'm hoping Martinez can be a suitable backup for Venning and that could free up Mellouck can be that stretch 4 backing up Farrell.
The biggest issue I notice is Schmidt has players pigeonholed into 1 position. I.e. Farrell at the 4 Evans at the 3 and Mellouck at the 5.
I can't say I watched much SUNY Amherst basketball but looking at Powell's stats at Buffalo he shot 17% from 3 and averaged almost as many turnovers as assists. I Don't know if he's worth bringing in over trying to keep developing Rumple.
I mean is it his fault that the A10 has been trending down? As we know, it's hard to secure good OOC games when you're coming off bad years and aren't expected to be top 5-6 in a mid major conference.In his 4 years his best win was in his third game. They beat UConn without UConn's best player. The last three years the best win they had every year was vs Richmond each year. Richmond has been decent but only once was it a Q1 win. The next best win over those three years was vs a Dayton team in 21 that was middling at best.
I just dont see where he capitalizing on the talent he has brought in. If they are top 6-7 next year its because the A10 on the whole is worse than it was this year.
Philly guy who moved up after leaving Navy. If CBB is turning more into the NBA in terms of style of play, then I guess it makes sense to hire a guy who was an assistant with the Sixers for eight years along with D1 experience under one of the best CBB coaches of all time in Jay Wright.Maybe so, but we few followers of the PL were scratching our heads when he was hired.
I agree with this. I've always considered SJU our peer, there were a lot of close losses but until Nelson and then Solomon years it was a fairly close contest. Then they bashed our heads in, but since Schmidt arrived SBU has flipped the tables, even for the decade Martelli was still there. Other than being in Philly I'm not really sure why they'd be expected to be in the A10 top tier.Maybe because they beat us senseless for so long, but I think people really think SJU should be a top 4 team in the A10 most years, when in reality they profile a lot like Davidson, GW and us to an extent.