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Friday, March 09, 2007

James Hett update

Got these stats today from the coach..couldn't get a hold of MU recruit Nick DelTufo's coach today...

MU recruit James Hett 6-1, 175 PG

18 ppg., 6 apg...

His team, Msgr. Farrell (Staten Island) went 19-8...

Local recruiting guru Steve Keller saw Hett play this season. His report on Hett - ""A skilled point guard who knows how to play and run a team. He's got to improve his end-to-end quickness a little, get a little more physical, and be able to knock down jumpers when they need it so that he has to be defended and he can keep people honest.''

Keller did not see DelTufo play high school ball this year..I will try and find
someone of Keller's ilk next week who saw DelTufo in action this season.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


ask keller if he had seen T.J. play in high school and to compare him to hett. I am very curious as to how he wound up here and if he will ever contribute to MU because he seems to be a hard worker and is a great kid.

6:55 PM, March 09, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we're lucky if lil hett is even avg at the next level. The future of this team is very small, and very sad.

9:32 AM, March 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hett: is a awsome player he just needs to work on his jumpshot and he will become a all around baller.A great point gaurd. Has a great floor presents.
McGhie: is another great player he has a great shot all he needs is a little work on his handle and he will be a great player.he's 5"10 165 pounds. One of staten islands top shooting gaurds.
Guilfoyle; Great Player with talent can shoot rebound and does all the great things that teams need.see's the court very well.
Tibbs: One of staten islands top Pointgaurds.

9:32 AM, March 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Saw your blog re possible visit by RJ Rutledge (a shooting guard) soon. He may be a fine player, but why are we looking for shooting guards?
Look at our guard roster --
point guards -- Shipman, Hett
shooting guards -- Coleman,
Nunner, Simpson,& some other
guy...oh yeah, Youngblood

With so many guards for next year, and so many question marks on the front line, shouldn't they be looking ONLY at front court players?

9:32 AM, March 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hett-6"2 PG, excellent dribble, ses court like Jason Kidd, Needs more muscle says scouts, needs to relax on court, only going to be a sophomore, BIG TIME UP SIDE!!!!!!!st Island Player to win a City MVP award... Needs shooting improvement..

9:33 AM, March 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Schools of Interest:
School Interest Level Offer? Visit Date Signed LOI?
Boston University Med Interest No None
Holy Cross Med Interest No None
Princeton Med Interest No None
Yale Med Interest No None

9:37 AM, March 10, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re: Rutledge. As you may know coaches cannot comment (publicly anyway) on recruits.

Keller told me in passing he's "pretty good.'' You always try to get the best players you can and let the chips fall where they may. MU also is poking around with some JUCOS.

9:38 AM, March 10, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

McGhie and Guilfoyle. Who? What? Why?

9:39 AM, March 10, 2007  
Anonymous Rj school great program put out great players like Whitney and the jet said...

Northfield Mount Hermon School's boys basketball team plays in the prestigious New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC), which is considered the premier Prep conference in the nation. Over the past ten years NMH has sent more than 50 players on to Division I college programs. Additionally, many other NMH players have gone on to great collegiate careers at the Division II and Division III levels.

The 2006-2007 basketball club has five players already committed to playing college basketball at the Division I level, and a sixth player near making a DI commitment. Clive Weeden is heading to the Ivy League to Dartmouth College. Matt Glass (University of Massachusetts), and Terrell and Jerrell Williams (Lasalle University) have accepted scholarships to play in the Atlantic-10. Tyrone Nash will take his game to the Big East as a member of the University of Notre Dame.

9:50 AM, March 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

#23 RJ Rutledge
Height: 6'5''
Weight: 190
Class of '07
Hometown: Baldwin, NY
College: undecided

RJ comes to NMH from Lawrence Woodmere Academy where he teamed with Ty Nash to lead their team to the state championship game where they lost a heartbreaker. RJ scored 33 points in the championship game. RJ is a spectacular shooter and is a tremendous defensive player. He will be called on to do both in addition to contributing his other skills to the Hoggers this season. As a senior, RJ averaged 20 points, six rebounds and five assists. He was named first-team All-IPPSAO and was honored with third-team All-Long Island. During his postgraduate year, RJ is studying postgraduate English, Philosophy, Environmental Studies, and Asia Rising. RJ has heard interest from the Atlantic-10, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), America East Conferences, and others.

9:53 AM, March 10, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re RJ - though MU has a flotilla of guards..this kid appears to be a step up from what they have (aside from the "Jet") and appears as if he would make an immediate impact....Seems like he could also play the 3...

In my opinion - you get the best players you can, and see what happens...yes, they also, definitely need to address the front court.

10:27 AM, March 10, 2007  
Anonymous we want jr said...

R.J could play 2-3-4 for Monmouth under sized 4 like Marques but not as strong.He will be a MAJOR impact game one. If Monmouth lands this player I would see Hett at point The Jet at two and Coleman at three J.R, at the four and Adam at the five.If MU lands an impact big guy then JR would be first off the bench.Lets hope he loves his visit .

10:56 AM, March 10, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

To we want RJ - I don't think he is a 4, reputed to be a fine outside shooter...

You could see a four-guard alignment -

Possible lineup - PG (Hett or Shipman), Whitney at the two, Jet and RJ at the wings and, Adam etc. at the five...Not a big team but Youngblood, Coleman, Shipman rebound well. I think Dobriansky is going to be a solid rebounder as well.

It's fun to fantasize, but RJ isn't here yet.

11:11 AM, March 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dobriansky will be a fine at center less turn overs then Bunch a better outside shot then Corey. BUT he needs to get MUCH stronger and fill out his huge frame with 25 lbs .He should take a few summer classes and be in the weight room 5 days a week and play in the JSBL on the worst team and play 40 min per game.

11:23 AM, March 10, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re: Adam. Definitely needs to add strength. Having watched him practice, is not a reliable outside shooter. Seems able to finish around the hoop.

He's still very much a work in progress, but has a chance. I don't know what his plans are for the summer. It would behoove him to stay here.

..Can't expect too much of him his first year..that's why maybe a three, four guard approach seems likely to me.

11:28 AM, March 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Adam can give MU 25 good min 4-6 pts 4-6 rbs and 3-4 ast that would be a major HELP.15 mins of Barlow and Dutch won't be that bad.If Calloway finds a JUCO big then 18-20 min from Adam .

2:31 PM, March 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was never any question of the grit and determination of Tibbs, who sprained his ankle during football camp but played through the pain during both the Eagles' gridiron and hardwood seasons.

As the only returning player with significant varsity experience, the senior guard had to be Mr. Everything for St. Peter's. Aside from his textbook passes and hard-nosed defensive play, Tibbs led the Island CHSAA with a 15.3 scoring average and was seventh in the SIHSL at a 14.8 clip.

Tibbs scored a game-high 26 points and added six assists in a season-ending playoff loss to Bishop Ford; and tallied 25 points and notched 12 assists against Susan Wagner in a SIHSL Tournament consolation game win, en route to being named to the all-tourney team. He was also selected to the all-tournament squad for his work in the John Molinelli Classic during the holidays.

But Tibbs' signature moment came in the Eagles' first meeting against rival Monsignor Farrell, when he capped a furious fourth-quarter comeback -- and his own 18-point, 10-assist performance -- with a three-point play with 1.3 seconds remaining, giving St. Peter's a rousing 65-64 victory.

From the Staten Island Advance. Many from Staten Island seem to put Tibbs ahead of Hett , but obviously Hett looked at more because of Jersey Shore Warrior connection and taller frame. These are bigtime numbers versus bigtime city teams.

4:40 PM, March 10, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re: JUCO big man. As we speak MU is believed to be in the recruiting hunt for just such a person. No guaranteees they get him though.

8:34 PM, March 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand from very good sources that they are seriously recruiting 2 very good JUCO front guys that will be inpact players. One is 6'8, 245 lbs & the other is 6'9 Cory Albano type player. I hope they can retain Crews & develop him because, with a little more bulk, he can be a big addition. If he keep his stuff together. As you know, TG, he has a lot of talent!!!!!!!!!!!

10:03 PM, March 10, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

I've heard something similar, though not exactly the same. Hopefully, either before or after a player visits, I will post it on the blog as with the believed upcoming visit this week of RJ Rutledge.

10:23 PM, March 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony I have watched both TJ and Hett play for the past few years. TJ is by far the better player. I don't usually post comments, forgive me for being the newcomer. I don't understand what The MU head coach is doing. TJ, yes lacks in height advantage however he is more athletic and poised than Hett. TJ's game is better, also his handle. Isn't this a slap in the face for TJ and to extend a scholarship to Hett after redshirting an out of pocket player, wow that is a bit foul don't you think.

10:55 AM, March 11, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think if I'm one of MU's reserve guards (i.e. Nunner, Simpson) I'd hope they don't get Rutledge, and go for the 2 JUCO forwards. If Rutledge comes here, these guys don't sniff the floor.

On the other hand, if I'm a reserve big (i.e. Gately, Barlow -- especially Barlow), I guess I'd like Rutledge added, along with only one of the JUCO forwards, giving me some chance of playing time. Of course, there's always the Crews factor too -- if he stays, he plays. If he leaves, MU probably brings in both JUCO forwards and I'm sitting the pines for the season!

All this, of course, predicated on the assumption that all the recruits actually desire to set up shop in WLB.

12:51 PM, March 11, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

t-graham whatre the names of these juco forwards?

3:31 PM, March 11, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re names: I do not know.

3:33 PM, March 11, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


There seems to be a number of Tibbs fans on this thread (unless it's just 1 guy posting over & over). My question to them/him is -- if Tibbs was so good in high school (much better than Hett according to this guy), why wasn't he recruited by another D1 team (or is he going to tell me Tibbs turned down an offer to walk-on at MU)?

4:23 PM, March 12, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re TJ - I have not published some of the posts because they were classless.

Some of you folks should ask yourselves this question..""How would I feel if these comments were directed at my son (or daughter)?" Think about that once in a while.

T.J. is a teriffic young man. I know he was a very good high school player. He did have a D1 offer from the south (I forget, he told me, I did run it on a blog back during the season) but he didn't want to go that far away or to Wagner where his dad is employed.

I watched him a lot at MU practices. It's always hard to tell on the "White" (second team), but he would be OK. Better than your run of the mill walk on.

9:23 PM, March 12, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a neat walk-on for Dave in Alex Iachetta, the 6'5, 255 lbs. defense end/OF lineman for Kevin's football team??? Iachetta was a pretty good basketball player for Manasquan HS!! A even bigger Marques and a good practice player. Wasn't it WR Uriel Riley that played as a walk-on back in the late '90s?? You can never have enough good big men.

9:15 PM, March 13, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re: Iachetta. I suppose anything is possible. When I talked to him about coming to MU he never mentioned hoops.

9:49 PM, March 13, 2007  

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