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Saturday, March 03, 2007

MU recruits update..high school careers end for MU recruits Hett, DelTufo

courtesy njcom.sports


Union Hill 61 (21-5-0), Mendham 59 (19-8-0) ..

ustin Sanchez hit back-to-back 3-pointers with under four minutes left in the fourth quarter to give Union Hill a five-point lead in the semifinal round of North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 in Union City. Mendham, which got 18 points from Nick DelTufo and 15 points from George Twill, narrowed its deficit to 60-59 with 15 seconds to go before Andrew Cabrera hit one of two free throws. Mendham then turned the ball over before it could manage a final shot. DelTufo scored nine of his points in the final quarter for Mendham. Cabrera finished with 19 points and Sanchez 17 for Union Hill.


Friday game (courtesy Staten Island Advance)

Monsignor Farrell (19-8) was blitzed 86-53. MU recruit PG James Hett had 11 points in his career finale.

Monsignor Farrell got a first-hand look at Holy Cross junior guard Sylven Landesberg, and like most of the Knights' opponents this season, the Lions could do little to slow the CHSAA AA player of the year.

Landesberg led the Knights with 25 points and 11 rebounds as Holy Cross eliminated Monsignor Farrell from the CHSAA Class AA Intersectionals, 86-53, at Christ the King HS in Queens.

Thursday game (courtesy NJsports.com)

Mendham 42 (19-7-0), West Side 39 (17-11-0) Andrew Burstein hit a 3-pointer with 18 seconds left to break a 39-39 tie for Mendham in the quarterfinal round of North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 in Mendham. (MU recruit) Nick DelTufo had 15 points and nine rebounds for Mendham. Kamonie Lytle scored 17 for West Side.

21 Comments:

Anonymous speed dial said...

Tony Rivals.com Basketball reports NO other D-1 progam offered DelTufo.Sounds like another Calloway move Barrlow Dutch Adam .When will the AD wake up and see the program is in trouble.So all four bigs no other D-1 program had any interest.What is he thinking?

6:17 PM, March 04, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

First of all...if you think Marilyn is ever going to fire Dave you're not being realistic. He was her hand picked choice many moons ago..and it would take a string of very bad years for it to become an issue.

If anything such a move would have to be made by Gaffney and nothing is going to happen - in my opinion - during the length of his four year contact which has three years remaining.

He still has two more scholarships for this year..let's see what happens and how next year's team shakes out before everyone panics.

That said next year could well be a "rebuilding" type situation.

6:54 PM, March 04, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Gaffney had the facts he let Calloway go so fast your head would spin ...13 free rides and Calloway has maybe 3 D-1 players,What are the coaches doing all day... Golfing, Pick up Basketball ,working out for a few hours maybe some one should ask for a time sheets or two....

7:34 PM, March 04, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If next season is a spin "rebuilding" then what was this season ? "I didn't do my job etc" by Calloway... Well in any other business if a line President reported that he would be GONE....

8:22 PM, March 04, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Gaffney is pretty in tune with his teams..he knows who's on the roster..he attends games..some occasional practices.

8:23 PM, March 04, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Gaffney is in tune with the MACRO view... But do you think if he did a in depth review of the program he might just ask a few questions....Maybe so

8:27 PM, March 04, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

To anon on "spin" season..

Bottom Line 1 - you want Calloway out.

Bottom Line 2 - it's not happening, nor does he deserve it.

8:28 PM, March 04, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Gaffney has been here now since 2003-2004..has seen them go to two NCAAS and win the NEC regular season title...in effect he's seen three championship teams in the first four years...how far back to do want him to go??

....In the end..- in my opinion - he will have any final say...whatever and whenever that is ...

8:33 PM, March 04, 2007  
Anonymous spin doctor said said...

Well we will have to see if your right Tony.. "rebuilding year" is nothing more then a cover up for bad PROGRAM mgt.If thats ok with Gaffney then I will be wrong ... but I dont think so.... He is to smart for a cover up...When some one looks at the facts then the truth will come out to all...Keep the Spin going a rebuliding year ahead..

8:35 PM, March 04, 2007  
Anonymous look forward please said...

Tony Monmouth is for "Leader that Look Forward"....The past is for history teachers in the real world...

8:38 PM, March 04, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

To spin doctor: I'm not saying next year will be a success or that they will be able to rebuild that quickly. Right now it looks rather grim - though Jhamar is a nice piece to "rebuild" around.

But I think they deserve a year, or two, to get things, or show, they are getting things back on track.

And bottom line again - I don't think Dave deserves to get the axe , nor will he....

Now if it's really bad next season..5-8 wins..4-14, 5-13 NEC ...the clock could start ticking...

8:40 PM, March 04, 2007  
Anonymous time for change said...

Yes I think its time for Calloway to go,He has done a very good job in the past.But its time for change at Monmouth.. He has lost touch with the players and his program is in deep trouble and will take a few 3 or 4 years to rebuild,why not change the leadership now...Just a fair question .

8:48 PM, March 04, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Yes, it's a fair question.

You are making the call - that with three years to go on his contract he will not get it turned around.

But I don't think it's fair to him and for what he has done for MU to make that call at this time...

If you are correct and he doesn't turn it back around - that call will be made - but later than sooner.

You say he has lost touch with his players - well, only three of those individuals who played any meaningful time this year, will be suiting up next year.

In effect he'll be dealing with an almost entire new team (on the floor).

Has he lost touch with them already? Including Hett and DelTufo and two recruits who aren't even here yet?


Anyway - it's also not realistic to think MU would eat the last three years of his contract..pay him for three years, and also bring in a new coach.

It's fair for you to ask the question.

In my opinion - the answer is - it's not going to happen and I - in all honesty, would not be in favor of it.

9:12 PM, March 04, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody who thinks Dave Calloway should be canned is delusional... You must have a much higher opinion of Monmouth University and the state of its athletics program than the rest of the world... He does very well for a school that wants to put no money into its program in a town and county which could care less about a program... Have you seen the facilities?... They are God-awful... He may want to think about getting rid of Mark Calzonetti as an assitant coach, but other than that, with what he has to work with Coach Calloway is doing as good as can be expected.

2:06 PM, March 05, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Geez...now even Calz is getting some flak!!

2:46 PM, March 05, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

to speed dial.

..Don't know about other offers for Barlow (doubt it) or DelTufo...Gaitley almost went to Lafayette...I think Dobriansky at least had one other D 1 offer or took a visit to a mid west school ..but..as I have said often...if you think an NEC school is going to land a polished big right out of high school - most of the time it's not happening!

2:52 PM, March 05, 2007  
Anonymous Hit a free throw said...

I still don't understand why people are still on this kick about Dave getting fired. People it's just not going to happen. It's not the way things operate around here. Employees/coaches ect don't get fired becauae of one bad season. Its just reality. Stop wasting your time thinking that he is going to get fired or that gaffney or mcneil are even considering it. I've been around a long time and seen a lot. It is not going to happen...trust me.

3:16 PM, March 05, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

To hit a free throw - your alias could be -- hit a nail (on the head)---- because you have true grasp of the situation.

3:27 PM, March 05, 2007  
Anonymous speed dial said...

Hit a Free Throw do you keep Calloway if your the AD after another bad season lets say 8-22,no NEC tourny?

3:29 PM, March 05, 2007  
Anonymous Hit a free throw said...

To speed dial. I would absolutely keep Dave. As I've stated before, I've been "here" for a long time and this is not the way MU operates. We can not forget that MU is not a big time college program that hires and fires coaches after 1 or 2 bad seasons. I don't think there is any NEC team that operates that way. It's just the nature of the beast we have here. Now, if we go 3 or 4 consecutive seasons with sub par performance he should begin to worry, and even then I can tell you he still has time before he will be fired.
I think many of you think Monmouth University is like Kentucky, Duke or even Seton Hall. We are not! NEC schools just don't operate on a you have 3 seasons to produce a championship or you are fired. The bigger programs hire these coaches who are paid outrageous wages and you can be sure that the clock is ticking right after they put their name on the contract. They HAVE to produce a championship team or at least be in the running each year or they are canned.
Just take a moment and think about the level we are playing on and you'll see just how silly your thoughts of Dave getting fired for one bad season really seems to be.

4:23 PM, March 05, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

To Free throw - I also moved your comment to new hoops comments....you have the total grasp of the situation ...

My added thoughts: With the advent of this blog this season....many are jumping on and - while many are speaking from their hearts out of frustration ....they are not thinking in terms of the real Monmouth U. world.

And..it was you or someone else who said...even if the program continues to slump .....MU will gave Dave a few years into the MAC to see what he can do with a new arena as a recruiting tool.

Overall....barring a total disaster over the next three years - 5-23s and the like - I see him getting another four year deal though the first 4-5 years of the MAC....

Then..after that..well I will be retired or better be!

4:46 PM, March 05, 2007  

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