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Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:03 am
by eepstein0
Important game to start the season Wednesday Night.

Who came up with a 6 pm Wednesday Night tipoff? Crowd will be a small gathering.

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:14 am
by BC923
The morgue is out best home court advantage.

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:25 am
by thebs19
Any info at all every come out on the Harvard scrimmage? Limited info trickled out re: URI, more concerned about Heath and Thornton's health. Really nothing out there, which is odd.

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:49 am
by claver2010
i heard bc lost a close game but thornton and pop didn't play (precautionary)

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:09 pm
by 2001Eagle
I fully expect that this team, minus tabbs, will struggle to win more than 2-3 ACC games.

If Thornton somehow recovers the 5 star taken that he had in high school perhaps we could approach .500 but I tend to doubt it.

Blow this program up. Build a facility and hire a proven coach.

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:06 pm
by Corporal Funishment
I have trouble believing Manning is STILL the coach at Wake Forest. There's a huge buyout, but still.

They probably think similarly about Jimmy Mac

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:12 pm
by eepstein0
Corporal Funishment wrote:I have trouble believing Manning is STILL the coach at Wake Forest. There's a huge buyout, but still.

They probably think similarly about Jimmy Mac


JCs buyout is minimal which is all the crazier.

Probably doesn't make sense to get a new coach until the facility is built.

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:03 pm
by MF73-Eleazar
So what's the starting 5 for Wed, who'll be the impact subs?

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:56 pm
by twballgame9
I'm guessing in the dark here, but I don't think there's much of a question mark. I'll go:

Absolutely certain: Thornton (1), Mitchell (4), Popovic (5)

Very likely: Hamilton the Ypunger (3), Heath (2)

Possible: Hamilton the elder (2/3), Felder (3)

Minutes from the bench other than the seven above: Herren, Rishwain, Kraljavic

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:06 pm
by claver2010
swap the younger and the older hamilton and agreed

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:26 am
by twballgame9
claver2010 wrote:swap the younger and the older hamilton and agreed


Younger plays the right position and is a far better talent. Tired of 3 guard crap.

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:40 am
by thebs19
twballgame9 wrote:
claver2010 wrote:swap the younger and the older hamilton and agreed


Younger plays the right position and is a far better talent. Tired of 3 guard crap.


Agree so much with this. With very few exceptions, going 3 (or 4) guard heavy is the litmus test for a shitty coach with inferior talent being scared that younger big men will get lost in space without the ball/foul trouble and just throw another "playmaker" on the court to save bad possessions/lack of scheme. Tired of watching people like Jordan Chatman "playing" the 3 so that he can occassionally save a bad offensive possession of swinging the ball around the perimeter with a 3 and zero pick and roll, etc. And watch us get inevitably dominated physically.

The only scenario where BC is a fun watch this year is one where Derryck Thornton and Jarius Hamilton play to their pre-college hype, basically - not Chris Herren and Jared Hamilton playing in the corners for 30 minutes a night.

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:45 am
by MF73-Eleazar
Let's hope that Rishwain can drain jumpers from the perimeter off the bench. That would be a great help. Glad to see that Felder has come in straight away and is determined to get minutes. Need as many bangers under the boards.

Shame that Kraljevic hasn't made any sort of impact.

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:14 am
by claver2010
fwiw i agree jairus should start and by all accounts has improved a lot over the summer, i'm just suggesting what i think will happen

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:24 am
by Primetime
Not at all an inside source, but based on scrimmage results and the practice jersey colors seen on the BC MBB IG story a couple days ago (wow that was embarrassing to type), I'd be surprised if it wasn't:

Thornton, Heath, Felder, Mitchell, Popovic

Hamiltons off the bench; Herren/Rishwain in spot minutes; little from Kraljevic

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:23 pm
by commavegarage
eepstein0 wrote:
Corporal Funishment wrote:I have trouble believing Manning is STILL the coach at Wake Forest. There's a huge buyout, but still.

They probably think similarly about Jimmy Mac


JCs buyout is minimal which is all the crazier.

Probably doesn't make sense to get a new coach until the facility is built.


from what ive heard doesnt sound like you should be holding your breath on that happening any time soon

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:50 pm
by BC923
It’s sad but I’m just happy the intramural contingent is all gone now.

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:32 pm
by 2001Eagle
thebs19 wrote:
twballgame9 wrote:
claver2010 wrote:swap the younger and the older hamilton and agreed


Younger plays the right position and is a far better talent. Tired of 3 guard crap.


Agree so much with this. With very few exceptions, going 3 (or 4) guard heavy is the litmus test for a shitty coach with inferior talent being scared that younger big men will get lost in space without the ball/foul trouble and just throw another "playmaker" on the court to save bad possessions/lack of scheme. Tired of watching people like Jordan Chatman "playing" the 3 so that he can occassionally save a bad offensive possession of swinging the ball around the perimeter with a 3 and zero pick and roll, etc. And watch us get inevitably dominated physically.

The only scenario where BC is a fun watch this year is one where Derryck Thornton and Jarius Hamilton play to their pre-college hype, basically - not Chris Herren and Jared Hamilton playing in the corners for 30 minutes a night.


Jairus showing consistent 4 star production and talent would be a huge boost. Haven’t seen any evidence yet that it will happen though.

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:53 pm
by eepstein0
Mitchell’s jump shot at least looks better

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:00 pm
by thebs19
Jairus starts at the 3.

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:05 pm
by BC923
Pop is so smooth on offense

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:12 pm
by MF73-Eleazar
someone on the bench with a terrible dye job.

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:14 pm
by claver2010
is it my cable? the feed looks like it's not in hd

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:15 pm
by MF73-Eleazar
claver2010 wrote:is it my cable? the feed looks like it's not in hd


feed is horrible.

but i'm seeing Rishiwain being a contributor.

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:17 pm
by BC923
Rishwain has exceeded my expectations so far

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:19 pm
by eepstein0
Functional basketball. Can’t remember the last time I saw that in Conte

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:23 pm
by BC923
Wake sucks, but I’m actually encouraged by BC basketball

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:32 pm
by claver2010
Defense much improved

Did anyone see what happened to jairus?

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:34 pm
by BC923
claver2010 wrote:Defense much improved

Did anyone see what happened to jairus?

Didn’t show on the broadcast but it’s a knee. That being said he had it bent and was getting it iced. Not exactly the protocol for an ACL so hopefully not so bad.

Thornton blew out a shoe. Why are we wearing under armour?

Re: Game 1 - Wake @ BC

PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:35 pm
by claver2010
Thanks

Re the shoe, did you miss Zion last year?