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  1. Yes, I’m not saying Grant doesn’t care about how he is viewed in the high school coaching community. Just saying most of the scouting and offering he has done of high school players has seemed to come on the AAU scene as opposed to at UIL-sanctioned high school games.
  2. Mccasland doesn’t seem to be that interested in working the high school scene. Obviously he has brought in a lot of JUCO recruits as a former JUCO HC himself, but even with the high school offers he has made they have primarily come after watching those players on the AAU scene. Which doesn’t matter as long as he is bringing in quality players imo.
  3. Very disappointing. At least by keeping the older players on the roster we will have those scholarships open up sooner and have a contributing player. With Tikhonenko there was a possibility of him sitting on that scholarship for another four years and not really being a contributor. Also could have been something. Oh well.
  4. Jackson, Hamlet, and Reese are all very highly rated. Players who are rated similarly to them are High Major signees. Bell picked up about 15 offers and we beat out NC-Greensboro (29-7 last year) for Geu. The quality of these recruits is as impressive as we’ve seen probably since the 2011 class.
  5. It’s very possible that you will never like the construction of a Mccasland UNT roster
  6. Looks like we will play all three of those teams in Jamaica, and also host two other games against the other four participants in this tournament. Good stuff.
  7. Well if anything does it’s a good thing we can just make new replies to update it. They’re posts on a message board.
  8. Ah, but this is what forums are for. Also, the only thing left before this roster is set is seeing which player not currently in the mix to start is asked to move on (or transfer to academic scholarship, in which case the roster would be set). But yeah, you’re more than welcome to wait until the roster is set to join in the discussion.
  9. PG - JR Javion Hamlet G - SR Roosevelt Smart G - JR James Reese F - SR Deng Geu F - JR Zachary Simmons bench PG - FR Jalen Jackson G - SO Umoja Gibson G/F - JR Thomas Bell G/F - JR Abdul Mohamed F - SO Shakeem Alcindor F - RS FR Mark Tikhonenko G/F - RS FR Larry Wise F - JR Jahmiah Simmons G - SR DJ Draper What do you guys think? One more roster cut left to make. Very upperclassmen heavy roster (6 juniors and 3 seniors at the moment). I think the biggest competition will be at the four spot, with maybe a competition between Reese and Gibson for that last starting guard spot, but I’m feeling pretty confident it will go to Reese. I think Geu is really helpful because he can start at the four and also provide backup minutes to Simmons, allowing for guys like Bell and Mohamed to play more minutes. With only Draper left from the Benford era (technically Simmons never played in the Benford era), we are starting to see the type of roster that Mccasland wants to construct.
  10. When Hamlet committed he said something along the lines of “Congratulations! But you’re gonna have to get a new number.” He has been retweeting all of the other commits as well. Seems like he’s in place.
  11. Jeff Goodman broke it. JayD was just relaying that (tweet in his post)
  12. Mccasland started Jahmiah Simmons at the four at Arkansas State and tried starting him at the four at the beginning of last season. Simmons is not really a wing and I think Geu is better than Simmons in most aspects. Plus, I think Woolridge helped make up for not having a good rebounder at the four. We will need more rebounding from that position with him gone.
  13. Every player comes to a school with the intention of being a starter at some point in their career. For a grad transfer that is only one season. If you read his words, he’s a smart dude. He came off the bench his entire NDSU career. Seems pretty apparent he wants to start in his last college season, and he had quality options. I don’t think Mccasland guaranteed him a starting spot, but I think the only way we would be able to get him is if we can give him something pretty close to that. I think Gibson goes back to the bench. We need bench scoring. Reese allows you to do that. He might be the best rebounder on the roster, he’s tall and athletic, and he has offensive skill. He had more rebounds per 100 possessions than anyone on our roster who played significant minutes, and he had good shooting and offensive numbers. Like I said, he gives you size and skill. Mccasland does not start four guards as his default. If he has a big guy who has the skill to be that stretch four, he doesn’t have to start someone who is 6’3” at the four. Geu gives us that. Its hard to imagine that guys like Bell or Mohamed in their first year at the D1 level could give us the production that Geu had last year. And Geu should not only be improved from that, but should also have an expanded role. If you extrapolate Geu’s numbers last season to be over 25 minutes a game (instead of the 18.3 that he averaged) you’re looking at 13 points and 7 rebounds a game. That’d be a really quality player, and I expect him to make another leap like he has every year in college, especially with his shooting.
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