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1  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: Today at 06:39:58 am
Get your facts straight and try to make some semblance of sense. Tell me exactly what Frank's three (3) brothers did for Fordham University? Here is a hint. Nothing.  Tell me what his three (3) daughters did sans accept free rides?  Hint #2....nothing. What possible reason could these six (6) non-entities have to be naming the floor after them in our gym? Nothing.

This is a totally disjointed load of nonsense. The proposal and solicitation is an embarrassment and irrefutable facts have been posted here and elsewhere to completely and very easily destroy its credibility. It is not getting any money tossed at it because everyone who has a functioning brain stem can understand how absurd of a proposal that it is.
2  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: Yesterday at 04:37:46 pm
Very happy that it is being named for an alumnus who actually graduated Fordham, unlike the "stepping stone loser" variety.

Frank's 2 brothers didn't go to Fordham...it's being named after his family ...pay attention read the solicitation...stop posting like an ignoramus
3  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: Yesterday at 06:25:32 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zh4wtA-ykA
4  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: San Jose State to hire Jean Prioleau as head coach on: August 14, 2017, 07:41:02 am
I know, you didnt light the fire, it started above you in the thread.  The usual take cheap shots at Fordham for no good reason started shortly after the very positive news story about a very popular ex Ram. Unreal.
5  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: San Jose State to hire Jean Prioleau as head coach on: August 14, 2017, 07:21:09 am
Ah yes what would a story about a beloved Ram getting a head coaching job be if the usual morons didnt chime in and turn it into a facilities debate about Fordham's RHG.  Beyond pathetic.

Our job became available 2.5 years ago. We hired a search firm. Jean was not even a candidate. We hired a good coach. There is zero correlation between Jean getting the San Jose State job and our job from 2.5 years ago. The usual suspects must turn a positive story into cheap shots at Fordham, with zero correlation.  How is our job that was available 2.5 years ago related to Jean's new gig? It isn't, in any way shape or form.
6  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: August 12, 2017, 01:58:08 pm
Adrien Nunez seems to be leaning to St. Joe's but that could change as he receives bigger offers. Here is what he said about Fordham after his visit.

“They outlined my role clearly. The facilities were great and it’s close to home in New York, which is great. There’s a lot of opportunity to play on that team.”

Interesting comment.  More because of the usual suspects who chime in ad nauseum that nearly every recruit didnt choose us due to facilities, absent any proof of that whatsoever, are suddenly silent.  Didn't log in that day to read that one?
7  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: San Jose State to hire Jean Prioleau as head coach on: August 12, 2017, 10:03:27 am
Why must every thread devolve into cheap pot shots at Fordahm?  We have a good coach and a solid roster coming up this season.
8  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: August 08, 2017, 08:02:37 am
He's a little busy right now with that Yoda looking guy in North Korea.
9  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Why the RHG is to be Named for McGlaughlin on: August 07, 2017, 09:17:08 am
Cool
Not me.  Frank is a honorable man who was executing policy, not making it.

Mr. metrics matter man. Define how your metrics say Frank is an "honorable man? "  And tell me how his  3 brothers who didnt play for Fordham and 3 daughters who did nothing more for Fordhan than accept a free ride because Frank worked at the school, have any "metrics" that make them worthy of this honor? 

A2 + B2 +/- (E= MC 2)/Pi(R2)   =  The McLaughlins are not worthy of a damn thing. 
10  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Chuba Interview on News 12 on: July 24, 2017, 10:09:14 am
Excellent on the find Ro.

Chuba is going to be our most important player this season, in my opinion. He seems as if he is a mature kid and he doesnt force the issue but he realizes he needs to now step it up. Hard not to like this player.
11  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: July 17, 2017, 12:21:48 pm
Power Memorial, Tolentine, Rice, St. Agnes in RVC were filling up D1 rosters for years. All are gone now. Seems like players identify as much or more with their respective AAU team. Toss in all the kids leaving for prep schools, its a smaller pool.  351 teams.
12  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: July 17, 2017, 11:46:08 am
Foreign players in A-10.


bonnies   3     vcu -0-
dayton 1          dukes 2
davidson 5      uri  2
mason 1         gw 4
lasalle 2         umass -0-
richmond 1     slu 1
13  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: July 17, 2017, 11:12:01 am
Nick and Pecora both told me that the academic issues were the biggest hurdles.  Pecora was a bizarre situation. He was proclaiming his NYC recruiting  prowess  .......which might really have been Van Macons recruiting prowess....then went on a recruiting foray into the midwest.....He did manage to get some prized recruits.....he just couldnt coach...

Fordham appears to be very on top of the student athletes in terms of academics.......a lot kids dont want that.......agreed that the talent pool isnt as good as it used to be and all the transferring and prep schooling has taken many of the best players out of the city catholic league....
14  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: July 16, 2017, 07:24:32 am
The kid from Iona Prep looks like exactly what we need to round this team out.
15  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: July 15, 2017, 11:34:08 am
https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/players/arseni-kuchinsky-1.html
16  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: July 15, 2017, 10:32:14 am
A few years back we had Arseni Kuchinsky. He was awful his first two years and burst out as a junior. Similar player to Pekarek, similar size and length..we shall see...
17  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: July 15, 2017, 09:38:53 am
The women's team has five (5) foreign players on the roster. Foreign players, 5th year players, JUCOS, transfers, this is how it must be done these days.. 

 Its better than the 11th hour Brennan Melvins of the world .....
18  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Ivan Raut signs with Fordham on: July 14, 2017, 10:24:58 am
Not just offense but we need to replace clutch offense. Down the stretch, Hawkins and AA were money.  Hicks will be crucial to step up with some leadership and offense. Lot of question marks but a few pieces (Bunting, Havsa, Ohams) that look like they have the potential to be promising. Then again, a lot of players look promising in July!
19  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Athletic Department Topics / Re: BUS on: July 14, 2017, 09:04:11 am
Those things can cut both ways. Nice for the exposure, but an open target for vandalism and the like from drunken fans of opponents.
20  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Ivan Raut signs with Fordham on: July 14, 2017, 08:47:10 am
Next year is intriguing. Havsa showed incredible flashes at times last year.....with a bit of flair....but very small snippets, even smaller for Bunting but as Drunkle points out the metrics, they are very solid.

Ohams to me is the most important player. He has already proven he can play D and rebound in the A-10. He develops on O, we could be real solid. While I agree that injuries are key, cutting down on the fouling will be equally as important. Gotta coach up for how they call the ticky tacs on the bigs in this league. Thats a big task for Coach Crawford because his animal defense is predicated on the bigs helping out up top with their length but the refs in the A-10 call those fouls if a big even breathes on a guard.

Hopefully, Raut is the shooting small forward we so desperately need.
21  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Ivan Raut signs with Fordham on: July 13, 2017, 07:23:33 am
Toss in the flu bug last year and it was a rough one all around for the trainers and Dr. Zamboni.  Hopefully it was an odd one-off.

We definitely need some conisstent scoring from the wing without Sengfelder and hopfefully, Raut can fill that role. Taveres seemed much better wehn he started taking ball to the rim.
22  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Ivan Raut signs with Fordham on: July 12, 2017, 01:54:47 pm
Please enough with the willie cruz stuff. You dont need to be a musclebound guy to be a great basketball player, especially a shooter.  Lets see what he does before declaring he is too weak to compete. Chuba Ohams is rail thin and completely shut down Moe Allie Cox last year. Not everyone can sport the muscular physique of a Joe B.

Agree with Peter on Chuba. He was really good last year and to use one of the oldest and most over-used cliches in sports, he played within himself. Never forced it on offensive end, played a vital role of rebounding and defense. Now if the offense comes and the fouls cut down, could be a really good A-10 player.
23  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Rothstein's A-10 Offseason Notebook on: July 10, 2017, 11:37:16 am
Its a crap shoot. 3 guys off surgery and a few guys who showed very brief glimpses of the potential to be very good (Bunting/Havsa/Ohams). But each needs a quantum leap this year.  This one is near impossible to predict....i could see us .500 or dead last. ....... so dead last is probably the safe bet for a reporter, especially with two guys sitting out, short bench of injury and very foul prone prone players.......can understand the prediction....
24  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: NCAA Weighing Changes for Blocking Transfers and Grad Transfers on: July 01, 2017, 02:20:54 pm
As usual the NCAA is over-complicating it.

So many simpler solutions. Just take the subjectivity out of it. You transfer, you must sit a full year, absolutely no exceptions, be it grad school or undergrad  No releases required. And you can only transfer one time during your college career, thats it, you get one do-over.

Limit the extra credits available during the summer or an inter-session to coincide with graduating in 4 years, not 3.

Every time there are simple solutions, the NCAA makes it even more complicated.

 
25  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: DePaul transfer Erten Gazi has committed to Fordham, per a source. on: June 29, 2017, 11:31:56 am
I trust the coaches too....and would feel a lot more comfortable if these guys were coming in to play this season.....sitting out the year....not sure we can afford 2 guys out .......
26  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: DePaul transfer Erten Gazi has committed to Fordham, per a source. on: June 28, 2017, 09:05:27 pm


If Gazi and Portley will be occupying ships that would not be going to difference-makers anyway, the extra year of scholarship doesn't feel like a risk at all.
 
 

As to this year, I can see a definite risk, simply due to the number of bodies. We have just 10 schollie players.  3 coming off surgery.  Ohams, Bunting and Slanina could all foul  out in the first half if they play enough minutes. We are awfully thin up front and have a front line of extremely foul prone players. 2 extra bodies sitting out a year make it all the more thin. As to them being difference makers, they dont appear to be. That is the point. If you are going to sacrifice 2 bodies this year, they should be higher end players who are worth the wait. I dont see that in either of these guys. Hopefully, I am wrong, and I usually am. but these are not former big recruits transferring down from a major conference. Eating 2 ships this year for a couple of mid major guards seems ill advised. But alas, maybe we simply couldnt get anyone else.
27  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: DePaul transfer Erten Gazi has committed to Fordham, per a source. on: June 28, 2017, 08:50:10 am
I'm fairly bullish on this kid. He's a 6-4 guard and shot 47.7% from the field so far. He got five starts for a Big East team as a freshman and was a regular in their rotation that whole season.

Apart from returning starters Billy Garrett & Eli Cain, Leitao basically flipped his whole rotation from 2015-16 to 2016-17 and gave the bulk of available minutes to newcomers -- maybe they butted heads or Gazi regressed, but to me that looks like a coach deciding the guys on the roster aren't going to make him competitive in the Big East quick enough. As bad as DePaul has been, that's a totally different standard than "guys who could contribute in the A-10."

Totally agree that it's risky for games, but transfers *can* practice. [insert pro forma AI autotune video below] We all prefer to add guys ready to contribute legit minutes this year, but even without playing in games, Gazi and Portley can help move the program forward more than a pair of empties... or worse, a couple of Danny Thompsons that we added at the 11th hour simply because they're game-eligible.

No way you play 30 games for DePaul if you're a scrub on par with the walk-ons and total-whiff DIII talent we've stocked our last few roster spots with for the past decade. Carrying 1 transfer on a sit-out year seems like plenty to me, but I can see the value/appeal in having 12 legitimate D1 talents in the gym every day. Only way we'll get the best from Chartouny, Havsa, Tavares (etc), IMO.

One thing that must be factored in is the graduating early and bolting.  If we sit 2 guys this year and they both keep on track academically, and only play just 1 season and then look to move as 5th year grad players, then it is a colossal mistake in my opinion. Unless we are making it quite clear up front that you wont get a release for a 5th year, signing a junior (s)  who will sit out a year is not a great idea, unless it is a major impact player.  These coaches are caught between a rock and a hard place with the transfer thing, but I wouldnt sign any juniors because they could screw you the most with the 5th year thing. I dont see either of these guys having the potential of being such a major impact player that they are worth this risk. We should be able to sign high mid major guards.
28  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: DePaul transfer Erten Gazi has committed to Fordham, per a source. on: June 28, 2017, 07:59:06 am
I agree about the Danny Thompson, Brennan Melvin 11th hour types. Nothing against either transfer but another guy from Turkey seems a bit ridiculous. Obviously, its Ali Ton's doing.  Never saw the kid play but sitting him a year, along with Portley,  and  perhaps playing further into the guys leaving if they graduate early, makes the whole scenario not wise from a program management standpoint.

That being said, maybe the staff simply couldnt get anyone this year, which of course is a far bigger problem.  Neubie can flat out coach,  I think we know that. But its year 3 and no free rides. I wouldnt bank year 3 ( the most important year) on 2 mid major guards sitting out as transfers. Sometimes that means there is no year 4.
29  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: DePaul transfer Erten Gazi has committed to Fordham, per a source. on: June 27, 2017, 06:47:48 pm
This is a very risky proposition right now. 2 guys will sit out a year when we are returning just 7 healthy players and are still short one. Very thin margin for error.  And of course, you set yourself up for them to graduate in 4 years and bolt. I dont like either one of these transfers ( the transaction not the players). If it was a Mo Curtis (WVU) or Greg Pedro ( Michigan State) David Mascia ( LSU ) or a really high end player sitting out a year, go for it, but this is risky, and then some.   
30  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: DePaul transfer Erten Gazi has committed to Fordham, per a source. on: June 27, 2017, 10:05:00 am
no one really knows how the guy will do here.  Maybe he was poorly coached at DePaul.  Maybe he was a bad fit for their system.  Maybe our staff can get more out of him.  This is a move where the staff should get the benefit of the doubt because they have far more information and know more about the player than anyone on this board does.  We won't know whether it was a good transfer for us or not probably until the Fall of 2018 (sooner if we get some intel about how he's doing in practice).

Dont disagree but part of evaluating the transfer process is how are we set for next season. Right now just 10 guys and 3 coming off surgery.  2 schollie players sitting out makes us very thin and if we have anywhere near the injuries we did this past season, might be tight.
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