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1  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: June 21, 2017, 02:22:03 pm
That's what I thought.  I can't figure out how he gets 4 stars, though.  That is a very high rating.

ESPN is the only one giving him 4 stars.  He's their 37th ranked point guard.  They give him a scout grade of 80, which appears to be their cutoff for 4 stars.  247 Sports gives him a composite rank of 248th nationally (46th ranked point guard) and 3 stars.

Here's a note on Nick from Phenom Hoop report from May of 2016 at the Indianapolis EYBL (so this is old):

"Nick Honor 2018 5'10" PG for E1T1 United (FL) - I got to see E1T1 twice this session and Honor was someone who caught my eye. From squaring up at the arc to using his strong build to penetrate and dish the Orlando native certainly piqued some coaches interest. In game 1 he hit 5-9 from three with 4asts and while he cooled off Sunday morning, just 2-9 from arc, he still played hard even as his squad was being beaten by 20." 

Not much to go on, but yes, doesn't seem like a P5 guy.
2  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Should Fordham Deny Releases for Transfers? on: June 15, 2017, 07:18:24 am
Actually, I think to generate some fresh interest in the tournament (which is suffering in the ratings), there shouldould be a formula to determine a cap on the number of teams eligible to make the NCAAs in a specific year.  It could based on how successful the conference was in advancing teams previously. I think more non-elite conference teams would be refreshing.

Are ratings suffering? When you include on-line?

https://www.google.com/amp/www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/live-feed/march-madness-ratings-pacing-at-24-year-high-987463
3  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: June 14, 2017, 10:20:46 am
So a recruit is visiting another school and you want to fixate over the arena?  Did you fixate and comment over the arenas of the schools that were recruiting Tre Evans? 

What recruit wouldn't want to play in the House that Elgin Baylor built. 

Not to rag on Seattle.  Things got so bad around here that Seattle's first 4 years back in Division I they beat Fordham out in the Kenpom ranks.  But not the last 4 years.  And the conference is definitely not A-10 quality.  But it's good they got a new coach and good for them they got a Virginia/DC area recruit to come out to Seattle for a visit.  I think he'd be better off here but I'm biased.
4  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: June 14, 2017, 01:18:05 am

Regardless, the team and conference aren't good.   The new coach is good though.
5  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: June 13, 2017, 01:38:44 pm
Care to elaborate?? Transfer, Euro, JUCO, HS?

Also a couple recruiting updates:

1) Lehigh Transfer Brandon Alston to Georgia Tech (visited Fordham)

2) American Transfer Delante Jones visiting Seattle, only other school he's been linked to besides Fordham thus far

Seattle is a bad team in a bad conference.  They left D-I in 1980 only came back about 10 years ago. 

However, they have a new coach, Jim Hayford, who did a good job with Eastern Washington, developing players who were not big time recruits.  Not much of a step up from Patriot League there.  Sideways.   
6  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: June 13, 2017, 10:59:30 am
Some legit recruiting news.  Won't help us next year, but Fordham offered former Patriot League Freshman of the Year Delante Jones (Soph) from American.  6'5 guard who averaged 11.5ppg and shot 34% 3pt last year.


https://twitter.com/tay_mchugh/status/873348372379381761


In a way he's like Portley.  He stagnated in his second year.  His eFG% went down, his efficiency rating went down.  Unlike Portley his counting stats stayed about the same, as his usage went up slightly.  He has turnover issues.  12.5% assist rate and 21.6% turnover rate.  I saw an article where the coach said he thought he might have some struggles in year 2 as he became more of a focus of opponent's D.  And the article said because he had problems creating off the dribble opponent's could run him off the 3 point line.  Although his 2 point % wasn't bad (a bit better than Portley's).  But maybe that's where the turnover problem cropped up.

Both appear to be talented players who struggled somewhat in year 2 in a lower conference.  A little disgruntled but moving up in class anyway.  It'll be interesting to see what we make of guys like this (if he signs).  Perhaps they will thrive in JN's system.  American and St. Peter's weren't bad at creating turnovers themselves, although not as good at it as Fordham.  And American, like Fordham, had a hard time taking care of the ball.
7  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: June 07, 2017, 02:06:09 pm
I've heard stupider predictions on this forum  Grin

Not so bad.

In the last 7 games of the year Havsa averaged 26 minutes a game.  His offensive rating was 102.36, his D rating 99.62 per 100 possessions.  Opponent conference record in those games was 63-63, so a fair sample.  A little better than average on O and a scratch defender.  Chartouny's conference ORtg was 94.5 and his DRtg was 95.9.  Better defender but worse on offense.  Chartouny had injuries and other absences  conference and I don't think that's representative of his overall play.

But that stretch where Havsa was playing major minutes, his ORtg and DRtg are both better than Hawkins's conference ratings (albeit at a much lower usage rate), and much better on both scores than than Anderson's. 

Apologies, since I know this is the recruiting thread.  In the backcourt, at least, replacing Anderson with more Havsa, Hicks, and Evans (there's my recruiting tie-in), may mean significant improvement.  And a healthy JC would help, too.     
8  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Starting Line Up '17-18' on: June 07, 2017, 01:33:00 pm
I like Havsa too for many of the same reasons.  He even had a few flashes last season that reminded me of one of my all-time favorites... Pistol Pete Maravich.

However, I think he's a solid role player off the bench.  I can't see him keeping up with A10 play for 25-30 minutes a game.  I think it will expose some weaknesses in speed, defense, transition, ball protection, etc.  I hope I'm wrong.

He played 28 and 20 minutes in the Duquesne and Saint Louis wins.  He played 25 and 31 in the narrow losses to GW and George Mason, and he certainly didn't cost us the GW game.  Almost won it for us several times.  VTRAM points to his last 3 games.  In March he averaged 30 minutes + per game in 3 games, 8 points, 2 steals, 2.7 assists, 1 turnover a game on 50% shooting, from the field and from 3, for a 68.7% eFG%.  Sounds like a guy who could be more than an A-10 role player.  Only 3 games but the biggest of his life (well, I don't know how big he feels the euro U18's are). Whatever his faults, the team played excellent D in the Rhodey-Saint Louis-Duquense win streak and he averaged about 20 minutes a game then, so we were able to overcome whatever his shortcomings are.  I'm focused on what he can do.

 
9  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: June 07, 2017, 01:15:07 pm
Are we in an official Fordham University "quiet period"?  Or is this topic link broken?

I feel so down about the lack of announcements that I take it as a good omen.  It's irrational, I'll admit it.

Keep repeating... 'It's always darkest before the dawn, It's always darkest before the dawn, It's always...."

The biggest problem with these late signed international players of ours is that the fans don't have enough time in the off-season to learn how to pronounce their damn names!

I'm a glass 3/4 full optimist.  Was very disappointed when Anderson and Sengfelder left.  But hear's the pollyanna's take:

Fordham had that 3 game win streak late.  At that time there were 8 scholarship guys for 1 game (Rhodey) and 7 for the next 2 (Chartouny went down).  And that 7-8 scholarship squad almost went 5-2 down the stretch, losing heart breakers to GW and Richmond, with 2 freshmen playing major minutes (and well).  Slanina, Pekarek, and Zarko all down, Chartouny down for 2 of the wins, and Hicks never played.  Yes, I know there's sentiment for looking at Pekarek and Zarko as addition by subtraction, but they were at least depth, had played significant minutes (Pekarek starting) during win streaks the year before, and by the end we were exhausted and could have at least used extra bodies.

So, look at it as Hawkins, Anderson and Sengfelder leaving from that year-end team.  In come Slanina, Evans, Hicks, Pekarek and Zarko.  Perhaps not an even tradeoff.  But Slanina played major minutes in big wins. 10 and 8 against Davidson, 13 and 7 against UMAss, 15 and 5 with 2 blocks against St. Joe's.  Sure, we had him, but we managed to play fairly well even when he was gone.

Pekarek and Zarko, like I said, they played ok for a winning team in 2015-16.

Hicks and Evans we don't know, but they could be quite good.

Havsa and Ohams are now experienced sophomores.

So now we have 10 scholarship guys instead of the 7 we won some games with during that winning streak last year.  We won the Saint Louis and Duquesne games without Chartouny or Slanina (or Pekarek or Zarko, much less Evans or Hicks). 

I think we have the talent to compete.  We need more.  There are always injuries.  I actually think Saglam will be a good one, too, eventually.

Havsa wasn't announced until late last year, August.  So I hold out hope for more.  But we have 8 guys coming back who have played 15-20 minutes per game or more in winning stretches the last couple of years.  Sure, most as role players, but there's always turnover.  Young guys have to step up. 

So hopefully Ali Ton has another hidden Turk, but even so I think there's a chance with the guys we have to be good.   

 
10  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Starting Line Up '17-18' on: June 07, 2017, 12:28:10 pm
I find it interesting that Havsa isn't getting more love in this thread. By the end of last year he was playing arguably as well as any of our guards. JN couldn't keep him off the floor and he should only be stronger and more comfortable. Look at his games working backwards from the end of the year:

Mason (A-10's) - 31 Min, 7 pts, 2 A, 4 stls,1 TO
@ Lasalle - 36 Min, 5 Pts, 6 A, 2 Stls, 1 TO
GW - 25 Min, 12 pts, 0 A, 1 TO

To me the most important thing here was that he only had 3 TO's in 3 games where he saw major mins. I think JC is better and more comfortable not being the primary ball handler so I think he and Havsa could work well together. Again I will wait and see what we get but for now I would say

Starters:
Havsa
JC
Pekarek
Ohams
Slanina

Bench
Hicks, Evans, Taveres, Bunting, Zarkovic, New Guy #1, New Guy #2

Obviously that lineups depends on Pekarek returning to form after last year. Would not at all be surprised to see another guard there instead.

Love Havsa.  He just has a flair about him, the fancy passes.  Superficially, I love that aspect. He played a lot late in the year, and yes, cutting down on turnovers is a big deal, as he was prone earlier.  I think Vinseiro mentions he's bothered by the high dribble.  Big drawback on the team has been turnovers.  Can't turn it over nearly 20% per game.  Doesn't work in any system, but given our shooting (hopefully that improves), pace and rebounding, the TO per possession spread is our bread and butter so have to hold onto the ball much better.  Havsa was able to play minutes without too many TOs late in the year.  And he can create for others, tall enough to see over most Ds out top.  Obviously nailing all those 3s late against GW showed some stones.

We will be able to rotate in a lot of guards.  Even with AA gone it's a strength.  Question on Havsa may be on-ball D (and hope his outside shot is for real), but he seemed to do fine last year in the trapping aspect.
11  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Starting Line Up '17-18' on: June 07, 2017, 12:17:40 pm
Slanina and Havsa were late additions last year, no?

Slanina verbally committed on April 15 (mentioned in NY Post on 4/16/2017).

Havsa first mention I see is a Rambacker post announcing it in recruiting thread August 17, 2016 (Saglam a week or 2 later).     
12  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Starting Line Up '17-18' on: June 06, 2017, 10:57:14 am
Do we have the shooting to take advantage of the opportunities the "D" gives us?  No idea. Looking to Hicks and Evans to lead the way on that score.

Chartouny wasn't bad from 3 last year.  .382.  But as we saw with Sengfelder's slump last year 3 point shooting can fluctuate, but hoping JC's improvement is real.  And hopefully we get in conference 3 point shooting from Havsa (or at least the GW game heroics), and out of conference 3 point shooting from Tavares when he plays.  He started the year 11-19 from 3 until he got hurt against Rutgers.

Here is an early season tweet on Tavares from DalyDoseofHoops, which follows metro area college hoops:

 "Fordham's Will Tavares reminds me a lot of a young Fuquan Edwin. Has same slashing mentality on offense and a defensive stud on the wing."

That was on December 8.  Needless to say we didn't see much of that later in the year.

Anyway, hoping we get good shooting from JC, Hicks and Evans.  The problem with 3 point shooting last year was inconsistency.  Hawkins and AA started off poorly but were really good in conference, as was JC. Sengfelder went into a huge slump in conference, Tavares was awful i conference, and everyone else didn't shoot that well from 3 (other than Havsa's little run), so it dragged down the shooting from AA, JC and JH.  Slanina was good from 2 and unless he improves should tone down the 3s.
13  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Starting Line Up '17-18' on: June 05, 2017, 11:59:35 am
Pekarek only started 1 game last year.  Tavares was starting some even before Pekarek went down for the year. The team did have a good run with Pekarek starting the year before.

Ohams also started 9 games.  But his starts were usually when Slanina didn't start, even before Slanina went down.  For example Ohams started against VCU and UMass.  Slanina came off the bench in those games.

I'd like to see Ohams start with Slanina, but given foul proclivities and interior depth it seems they don't start together.

What matters most is minutes played.  We likely will see a lot of 3 guard line-ups so Hicks, Evans, Chartouny and Havsa will all get a lot of run.

Speaking of Tavares, he had a disappointing year.  He played minutes but had a limited role in the offense and he shot awfully as the season wore on.  He had decent games in the win at St. Joe's and the win against Duquesne.

What I had forgotten was when he hurt his knee against Rutgers.  He was much worse after that game.  Of course the schedule was weaker.  But prior to that game he averaged 7.9 ppg in 21.2 mpg.  Over 40 minutes that's 14.9, which would have been 2nd on the team (tied with Sengfelder) over the full season.  And 2.75  steals per 40 (2nd on team if over a full year).  On 59.2 eFG%, which would have led the team.  Small sample, of course, but he was 11-19 from 3.  Thereafter he went 8-38 from 3. Brutal. 

I don't think it was just that, but he may have been playing hurt as well.  Anyway, I recall him mostly being bad but he didn't start off that badly.  He started in a variety of line-ups.  Optimally he doesn't start next year absent significant improvement.    If he's back.  Haven't heard much about him this off-season.
14  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Starting Line Up '17-18' on: June 05, 2017, 11:23:40 am
So Pekarek starts ahead of Ohams? Don't like that at all. Shows how much we need help in the front court.

Pekarek only started 1 game last year.  Tavares was starting some even before Pekarek went down for the year. The team did have a good run with Pekarek starting the year before.

Ohams also started 9 games.  But his starts were usually when Slanina didn't start, even before Slanina went down.  For example Ohams started against VCU and UMass.  Slanina came off the bench in those games.

I'd like to see Ohams start with Slanina, but given foul proclivities and interior depth it seems they don't start together.

What matters most is minutes played.  We likely will see a lot of 3 guard line-ups so Hicks, Evans, Chartouny and Havsa will all get a lot of run.
15  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Players I think we should look into. The Recruiting Speculation Game on: June 02, 2017, 11:55:54 am
One uncommitted transfer that I find intriguing is Micah Thomas, a 6'7" SF from University of Maryland.  He was a 3 star recruit coming out of Huntington Prep, where he did his senior year of HS.  He has a 7'1" wingspan and reportedly is athletic (He was rated the #2 in TN and the #35 SF in the class of 2016).  One month after signing with MD, they signed another SF which caused the Terps to red-shirt Thomas this past year.  Thomas would need to sit next year, but would have four years of eligibility remaining.  I don't know why he is yet to transfer elsewhere.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/terrapins-insider/wp/2017/03/29/freshman-forward-micah-thomas-will-transfer-from-maryland-basketball/?utm_term=.80635dcca257

http://www.testudotimes.com/maryland-terrapins-basketball-recruiting/2016/4/28/11528358/Terps-micah-thomas-commit


Not sure what is up with Thomas, but from the you never know where you will find a great player department:

http://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/a-path-of-life-and-death-jake-wiley-quit-then-conquered-now-aims-for-nba-draft/
16  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: 2017-18 Out Of Conference Schedule on: June 02, 2017, 11:45:41 am
Interesting. If you recall, Coach Neubauer was the chief assistant coach at WVU from 2002-05, and that's where Eastern Kentucky hired him out of. If nothing else, we should see some vicious defense from both sides at this game.

I'll say.  The number 1 and number 3 team in the country in forcing turnovers per possession.  Press Virginia is also a really good offensive rebounding team.  That's a tough game.   
17  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: 2017-18 Out Of Conference Schedule on: May 30, 2017, 04:51:12 pm

Pomeroy doesn't use D-II games at all in his model.   Playing a D2 or D3 team is the same as taking the night off when it comes to his model.    Beating the crap out of a non-D1 team is irrelevant.

For example, Pomeroy lists Fordham's record as 13-19.  sagarin says 12-19, omitting NYIT.

Lipscomb is listed at 20-13 on Kenpom.  sagarin has them at 17-13, omitting wins against Piedmont, Fisk and Sewanee.  But if Pomeroy omits them in his calculations, then I was wrong. 
18  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: 2017-18 Out Of Conference Schedule on: May 30, 2017, 04:43:42 pm

Pomeroy doesn't use D-II games at all in his model.   Playing a D2 or D3 team is the same as taking the night off when it comes to his model.    Beating the crap out of a non-D1 team is irrelevant.

OK, mistaken there.  His won loss records listed include wins against non-DI teams.
19  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: MANNY SUAREZ 44 on: May 24, 2017, 12:33:35 pm
He would have fit in excellent.  Can shoot threes which is most important thing in JN's system.  Sometimes people get busy.  I root for Fordham to win all the time no matter who is the Coach. That is transparent.

He shot 26.3% from 3 in the NE10 this year.  I wouldn't want him taking too many.  That's lower than even Slanina or Sengfelder did in NCAA games.  Don't get me wrong, he had a really nice year, but Creighton isn't nabbing him for his long range game.
20  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: May 23, 2017, 03:05:30 pm
Brandon Alston was offered and considering. That may have changed based on Evans but Alston still hasn't decided or at least hasnt announced his decision. Of the 600 plus transfers almost half are still undecided as per Evan Daniels

The NBA draft, who stays in, pulls out, will start some dominoes falling as far as transfers.  That deadline is tomorrow.

I like Alston.  He got a little better as season went on, made his 2s and 3s at a decent clip in conference.  He'd have been up for a bigger part at Lehigh.  And not sure how he translates to A-10. Of course he has offers from major conference schools so he's wanted at least.    
21  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Players I think we should look into. The Recruiting Speculation Game on: May 22, 2017, 01:51:45 pm
The way things are shaping up right now... perhaps a 4 guard or even a 5 guard lineup....if you thought Fordham was not a very good
rebounding team last year... watch this coming year...(assuming no other big man or 2 coming in...)

Well, like I said before, Eastern Kentucky played 4 starters under 6'5" and under the last year JN took them to the NCAAs.  Only one guy over 6'5" (at 6'8") played more than 10 minutes a game. 

The Ohio Valley isn't the A-10, but that EKU team took VCU to overtime at VCU, and was tied with Kansas in the NCAAs (and within 3 with under 4 minutes left).  That team didn't rebound well either, but made up for it elsewhere (they got off more shots than their opponents anyway at a higher eFG%; turnovers and 3s).

Get better at 3s and it could be workable. Of course, you gotta make the 3s, and optimally you do everything well.  So I'd love to see us get more athletic, skilled bigs.  And there can be drawbacks to the havoc D.  But there are advantages which JN can exploit with the right players
22  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Disappointed ! on: May 19, 2017, 03:29:33 pm
I believe 3 of the players are from New York Area... 1 Brooklyn..1 Queens..& 1 from New Jersey....

Yup, Kamari Murphy, Davon Reed and Rodney Miller. 
23  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Disappointed ! on: May 19, 2017, 03:26:08 pm
While depth is important I rather have quality than quantity. The fact that Miami played with 9 last year and made the Tournament has to do with quality.

That's true.  And they have a great class coming in.  But it's interesting they couldn't fill out all their schollies when they can sell ACC, Miami, etc.  They had a transfer out, a guy they suspended, and they lost out on some guys.

Can any of the football players play?  Years ago, when UNC's cupboard was a little bare in the transition from when Dean Smith retired and Guthridge didn't recruit, Doherty was left his 1st year with playing football players.  Ronald Curry and Julius Peppers.  Peppers had actually gotten to the Final 4 in Guthridge's last year and these guys were both heavy rotation players on Doherty's team that got to number 1 in the polls in February.  Peppers was a beast of an inside player, as you can imagine.   
24  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Disappointed ! on: May 19, 2017, 12:40:32 pm
Id challenge how many of these guys are "locals." Anderson and Thomas were from so far upstate that they might as well be Canadian.

I was going to say Rochester is a longer drive than D.C., much less Baltimore or Philly.  Actually, Rochester is a 1 mile longer drive than Richmond, Virginia.
25  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Disappointed ! on: May 19, 2017, 10:34:47 am
Well, obviously not this year but Ohams is local, Slanina is foreign but played for ASA, which is based in NYC.  Tavares is from Providence but played for Monroe, also local.  So maybe not the cream off the top of the PSAL but they were all playing basketball in NYC.

It is disappointing we haven't had more signees to announce yet, but we didn't know about Havsa until August last year, so there may be more in the works.  Right now we have 10 guys on scholarship active for next season, assuming the eligible guys all come back.  Miami played last year with 9.  Not comparing Fordham to them but it happens sometimes you don't use them all up, departures, etc.  And Miami made the tournament.

I like the 2 guys we signed, even though Portley sits out.  We do need more.  
26  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Disappointed ! on: May 18, 2017, 03:01:22 pm
C'mon, folks, we haven't been a factor in the local recruiting scene for a long time. Even Pecora, with his "New York Style!" nonsense, got most of his recruits from out of area. We've had something like 24 losing seasons in the past 26. Obviously, the local kids see that and know it, and if they don't, rival coaches are telling them it. 

The 17-14 record in JN's first year put some spring into our step. I have to think that losing 19 last season allowed rival coaches to ramp up the "same old Fordham" line.

VCU, Rhodey, Saint Joe's and Davidson better not be using that line this year.
27  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: May 18, 2017, 02:52:46 pm
Well let's make your post and my reply to it the end of that. I think we hashed out a few things and it should help going forward.

JoeB has started a new speculation thread so I will speculate away there and only verified recruits we are in on here.  Peace.
28  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Players I think we should look into. The Recruiting Speculation Game on: May 18, 2017, 02:47:52 pm
Akoy Agau graduate transfer immediately eligible after stints at G'Town and Louisville.

The 6-foot-8, 235-pound Agau averaged 4.5 points and 4.3 rebounds for the Hoyas last season. A former top 100 recruit in the class of 2013, he began his career at Louisville. Just visited ODU.

Agau would be eligible immediately and has two years of eligibility remaining. According to reports, he visited Illinois last week and is headed to SMU next.

http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/akoy-agau

Cool.  Thanks JoeB.  Apologies for cluttering up the recruiting update thread.  I shouldn't have gotten so defensive about it.

Anyway, there ARE some players who both follow and are following Ali Ton on twitter.  And while I know people don't think that's much of anything, Ali was following Devante Jones and Marcus Shaver, guys we know Fordham did offer.  Some names on his following/follows list include 2018 guys Sava Dukic, a guard out in California, Marcus Zegarowski from Mass (although neither VC nor 247 has us on his list, and he's actually in the 100s area rank wise on 247-but UMass and Rhodey are on his list).  Also Michael Diggins Jr, a wing out of Vegas who was supposed to be 2016 and not sure where he actually is now. Looks like it was supposed to be Irvine, which may be why he follows Ali T.  Also Jaiden Delaire, 2019 6'8" with 7' wingspan from Loomis Chaffee, but he's already drawing UConn and St. Louis buzz.

BTW, anyone hear anything more about Jared Simmons.  Per Verbal Commits he has a Rider offer.  We are likely more in need of frontcourt dudes now.  Like this guy Agau you mention.
29  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: May 18, 2017, 11:15:16 am
Didn't mean to get my hackles up over this.  I have seen footage of him (high school, Div II and workout footage).  He isn't as good as Manny Suarez, same conference.  They actually played against each other, but didn't guard each other.  He's more of a wing (and he had 39 and Manny 38 points in the 2 meetings between the teams, which they split, although Pace is pretty bad, and Peterson was much less efficient than Manny, 49.7% eFG% to 60.5%, and Manny was 3rd in the league in rebounding, 1st in blocks).  But I get it.  No specific connection, and may not even be that good, since he got no offers for D-I out of high school.  Although as a transfer to STM he didn't start until the end of his PG year so he was off the radar.  And the players he is better than in my humble opinion are walk-ons anyway.  Since right now I don't know who is coming back, will be healthy, etc, or anyone we have offered that I know of that hasn't committed elsewhere, it was just a reach.

But there are probably a lot of guys on our radar I just don't know about, especially overseas.  So I'll drop it.  When in Rome.

Speaking of Italy, from what I have read about Moretti, we are interested, as well as Arizona State, and if he comes to the US he wants to play in a major conference and not be a bench-warmer.  Join the club.  He's good, yeah.  If JC comes back, and Evans and Hicks are for real, with Havsa, not sure where he'd be on the guard chart.  He was clearly better than Havsa when he was 15 and Havsa 16 when they met in the U16 European Championships (19 points to zero when they met), although Havsa has gotten better naturally. Moretti, too. They both play with a certain flair.   
30  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: May 17, 2017, 11:08:34 pm
He's not Duncan Robinson. 

Neither was he.
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