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Sunday, April 01, 2007

RJ update and new MU hoops

As last blog on Q pac was getting a full load..let's use this one for a while for any MU men/women's hoops chatter...

thank you


RJ Rutlege update


Finally got a hold of his coach, Bill Datty, at Northfield Mount Herman, Mass.

He said Rutledge averaged 15 ppg., 3-4 rpg. for a 23-6 team.

Coach estimated he shot around 40 percent from 3 and 75 percent from the foul line.

Described him as "streaky, " a "gifted shooter" and a "hard worker." Said he was in the gym yesterday taking around 400 shots.

Coach said RJs ' decision came down to MU, LIU, and CCSU. That around 10-15 other schools were "sniffing around.''.

Ironically his high school and prep school teamate is Tyrone Nash who has signed with Notre Dame, and apparently MU and UND will meet in the Paradise Jam to kick off 2007-2008.


Nothing new to report on Jermaine Smith.


e-mail tonygsports@aol.com

37 Comments:

Anonymous Beevis said...

RJR seems to be a good get for the Hawks. No new info on Smith, Tony? Any other players in the mix with MU? MU needs to add another frontcourt player for sure.

On RJ: Tony, do you think he has the talent to compete for a starting role for the Hawks, maybe at the third guard spot? Who is your starting four and five at this exact minute?

6:06 PM, April 01, 2007  
Anonymous The little voice in Barlows head said...

Tony, stop throwing my name around in reference to being in the lineup. I am a vocal leader from the pines, and Calzonetti's punishing workouts are enough for me!

9:31 PM, April 01, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

I can't - not throw your name around if I don't know who you are?

Actually..even if you said who you were on here..I couldn't use it because it could not be verified.

of course..my e-mail is tonygsports@aol.com...

9:39 PM, April 01, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Hey butthead..before I run that..what the heck did that mean??

9:45 PM, April 01, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

To beevis - I'm sorry but I accidently deleted the reply to your question as I attempted to correct a minor spelling error..hope you were taking notes when it was on there!!!

In review summary..yes, I think RJ will compete for at least substantial playing time.

I said I thought the five for now is Adam - at least by default and the four - ?? who knows??!! they really need to get this Jermaine Smith.

11:29 PM, April 01, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they have a 'plan B' in case Smith goes elsewhere!

9:37 AM, April 02, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

To last anon: I did not run your qestion..though it was a valid one - because I do not feel it is correct to spread rumors on here. I also do not know the answer to your question.....though such a development is, by itself, not uncommon in college basketball, and then you also have to place it in context.

I realize that's a vague answer..you can always e-mail me at tonygsports@aol.com..again though..I do not know of any specifics...

9:57 AM, April 02, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where's tyson going? can he be plan b?

11:33 AM, April 02, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re Tyson - Haven't heard. Plan B? I doubt it...that's just my feeling...for now.

11:36 AM, April 02, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Ok..it's working. To last anon comment (not posted for same reason as the other) - no one has told me, officially, anything like that.

1:09 PM, April 02, 2007  
Anonymous Chris Kenny the Gunslinger said...

Tony, can we have a little insight into what the two posters are askibng about? This is a blog cmon!

9:01 PM, April 02, 2007  
Anonymous Snoop DOGG said...

Tony, your speaking in tongues now. What did those people ask you? Can we have a hint, a clue, a person, place, or thing? Throw us a bone.

9:02 PM, April 02, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happen to 13 blog Tony

10:01 PM, April 02, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Ok...some people are claiming kids are transferring.

I have not heard anything about anyone leaving.

Others are complaining about various other non basketball playing issues.

They may e-mail me if they like, and I would try to respond in more detail as to why I cannot run their comments - but not one person even e-mails me (tonygsports@aol.com)

So - bottom line - all these anon comments on what are basically non-basketball playing issues will not be run.

10:05 PM, April 02, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony any chance Calloway name pops up for any of the mid major jobs Butler ?

9:10 PM, April 03, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony, anyupdate on the JUCO player Smith?What ever happen to Holand from north jersey?

9:35 PM, April 03, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Holland's name has sort of disappeared...I don't know if he has signed any where else...as for Smith... haven't heard anything on him since he had his MU visit.

9:43 PM, April 03, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rumor is that Mark Schmidt is gonna get the St. Bonnies job... I've never loved the guy's in-game coaching but he has turned around that program... RMU could be one less competitive team to deal with in the conference.

10:22 AM, April 04, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re: Schmitt. Really..what have they ever done under him? Joined MU this season in the under achievment club..not quite as under but some serious gurgling.

Re: Calloway to Butler.....uh....no.

10:29 AM, April 04, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

overall record has improved every year over last 4 under Schmidt albeit very slightly... have underachieved in conference but there's no disputing the talent he's brought to the program. St. Bonnies is pretty desperate for a coach at this point, but they've gone the NEC route before and had success when they hired Jim Baron away from SFPA in the mid-90's.

11:05 AM, April 04, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Maybe this will tend to shed some light on some of the mystery that has been on here..

Along with the rumors of men's hoops transfers - of which I have no knowledge of any - some bloggers have raised non-basketball playing issues..and said THEY HAVE CONTACTED MU president Paul Gaffney over these ALLEGED issues.

I just spoke with Gaffney - here is his statement..

""I am unaware of any issues going on with men's basketball. I have been out and around on the campus quite a bit this week and the last couple of weeks and I have no indication of any issues.''

One of the problems on a blog is that anons can attempt to post anything. As moderator I have to judge what should and should not be run and I can blow up any incoming comment after I read them and thus they will not be published.

I have been accused by some of not doing my job.

Well...after receiving a wave of such blogs the last few days I contacted Gaffney - because, well, checking out rumors and such, after all, is part of my job.

He's the boss, the head man. I can go no higher at MU.


So to bluehawk, deep down, anons, and others..you are apparently making a good case for why there should not even be blogs.

I will not be addressing these ""issues" any longer.


I really enjoy doing this blog to discuss MU athletics and it appears, at this time, some are attempting to use it for their own agendas.

The blog will continue but it will also continue to be strictly monitored.


I may always be reached by anyone on the planet at - tonygsports@aol.com

12:05 PM, April 04, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After being spurned by several candidates, St. Bonaventure is close to getting its man.

Robert Morris coach Mark Schmidt is expected to be on campus Wednesday and could accept the job to replace Anthony Solomon, according to sources close to the situation.
Schmidt, 44, has a 82-80 record in six years at the helm at Robert Morris. Solomon was at St. Bonaventure for four seasons and finished with a 24-88 record.

Schmidt, who played at Boston College, was an assistant coach at Xavier prior to taking over at Robert Morris.

Robert Morris lost to Mount St. Mary's in the Northeast conference tournament quarterfinals.

8:43 PM, April 04, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony you are a coward!

5:01 PM, April 05, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

ooooohhhh....that hurts!


I'll bet now you feel sooooo much better....

but, hey, thanks for viewing!

5:39 PM, April 05, 2007  
Anonymous hawk eye said...

Calzonetti is in the mix for the RMU job ,what are his chances Tony?

9:38 PM, April 05, 2007  
Anonymous my new coach said...

Tony does Calloway have a chance to be the next coach at Princeton?

9:54 PM, April 05, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re Calz: If he is in the mix..and I don't know that it's RMU open officially....though it appears to be ehading that way..I would think he would be a viable candidate...

9:55 PM, April 05, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re Calloway..I'll accept that as a serious question..whether you meant it to be or not.



I would have to think Tigers are looking for a more high profile head coach or a big name assistant.

10:01 PM, April 05, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok but Dave knows their stuff and could fit right in and hit the ground running.I think it would be a great job for him.

10:03 PM, April 05, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony look who Harvard is talking to,WOW what a list of names.Mid Majors are going for big time coaches.

10:06 PM, April 05, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Qupac gets a few transfers and then the $300,000 looks like a good deal.They would walk away with the NEC if two UCONN players transfer.

10:11 PM, April 05, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony any truth to the rumor that one of the PITT Ast will get the RMU job? Looks like the NEC is a green field for big east ast coaches.This could be a new trend...

10:13 PM, April 05, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony why is the blog so slow on the up take of all these posting tonight?

10:22 PM, April 05, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tony are you running all our post past Calloway?

10:39 PM, April 05, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

I would say most jobs in America are Green Fields for Big East assistants..wouldn't you?

10:40 PM, April 05, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Two reasons....

1. I am also doing some high school baseball blogging..perhaps you can suggest a new coach or two in the Shore Conference.
.


2. I am rejecting blogs from people - perhaps like yourself - well - of course like yourself - who are trying very hard to worm and sneak around the statement I made earlier..which read....


""I really enjoy doing this blog to discuss MU athletics and it appears, at this time, some are attempting to use it for their own agendas.

The blog will continue but it will also continue to be strictly monitored.""

But..hey..at least your building up the blog counts on the most successful blog on the APP...!!

10:49 PM, April 05, 2007  
Blogger Tony Graham said...

Re: posts to Calloway. Oh, I don't know. Could it be a trend like Big East coaches coming to the NEC?

10:52 PM, April 05, 2007  

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