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Sunday, February 04, 2007

MU Men's hoops/Sunday practice

Everyone practiced except Simpson and Dobriansky who are expected to perhaps return to practice sometime next week...

A lot of time was spent on defense, and also breaking FDU's full court press. Only one day of preparation for FDU makes it tough. They've had a few days to get ready for MU

Delic and Alex Nunner did some extra shooting after practice.


Jhamar Youngblood's recruiting apparently came down to MU and Boston U, though I believe CCSU was also involvd to a degree at some point

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony,

Interesting point you made about Youngblood's recruiting. I've always thought it would make for a good article in the Press to give us an insight into the process -- who MU has targeted, how they know they have a shot at a guy (where the bar is set between say, a Big East school and us), the stories behind why a guy chose MU (or didn't), etc. It could be current, or even some past stories of guys we got and guys we didn't.

8:18 AM, February 05, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

In a nutshell.....this is something the coaches probably wouldn't go into detail about...

But I am rather certain the "big time" players never even consider MU or the NEC for that matter (Dan Werner from CBA, now at Florida would be a local example)....

MU..and this is mainly from my observations....does the standard recruiting..goes to camps.. etc..but also a lot through "networking," friends of the MU staff in the college or high school coaching community who put them onto players

MU also looks at "system players"...players maybe not that highly recruited who they feel could adapt to their offense/defense.."know how to play" etc....

Usually during or at the end of a player's career who I do a feature on...we talk about how he got to MU, who recruited him.. etc...

I think the fact MU was coming off the NCAAS helped in Youngblood's case.. he attended MU's 2006 "open house" NCAA selection show at the student center..that has to be impressive to a high school recruit...


A few players of note - Blake Hamilton was all set to go to LaSalle..then they had a coaching change and MU got involved...

Whitney Coleman did not have a D1 offer, Shipman a few, not sure who, Azzarelli not many if any..Kenny..mainly MU, Bunch as I recall (did a story on him when he got to MU) heard from CCSU and Villanova...(again MU was coming off an NCAA year)....Alston - again I think CCSU was involved...
Delic...not many if any out of Bridgeton Academy in Maine, .

Going back some years - Corey Albano I know was recruited at least by Rider and Maine..Giraldo, MU got in with him very early and it paid off...Blackwell..same (though then MU assistant coach Ken Dempsey, now at UMKC, who also recruited Giraldo, and Dave for that matter)...

11:07 AM, February 05, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kenny was also recruited by Princeton and Lafayette. Azzerelli was recruited by some lower D-1 schools. Shipman, I know U. Delaware wanted him to stay home.

11:20 AM, February 05, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

This from a blogger..I had to edit the very last word - as we try to keep this at a reasonable high level of conversation ....


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "MU Men's hoops/Sunday practice":

""Ship would be a star right now at U of D, but who would want to be the only star of a last place team and potentially get eaten night in and night out by players like Bashir Mason (Drexel), Eric Maynor (VCU), Loren Stokes (Hofstra), and Gary Neal (Towson)... Delaware ##@#@@""

( well, you can figure out what he said)!

4:09 PM, February 05, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i thought Shipman was from the Bronx? What does "stay home at Delaware" mean?

4:31 PM, February 05, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Shipman played high school ball at Middletown, Del. HS.

7:24 PM, February 05, 2007  

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