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9/13/2013 8:48 PM
So, it is a bit late to start this, but I get to do it. Hope everyone has been having a great recruiting season!
9/14/2013 10:28 AM
One of my best classes in a LONG time. Incarnate Word will be tough in 4 seasons.. Much like hacker last season, I had someone show up on a player I was interested in (twice!) but it worked out. I'll share the details once the parties are no longer recruiting, but I ended up with a guy with ELEVEN high potentials. ELEVEN!!!!! (everything but DEF, which is only average).

9/14/2013 8:42 PM
good to see you get back to winning ways again last year baseballer. Been tough going for me since they took boosters away.
9/15/2013 5:08 AM (edited)
Bellarmine only needed one player and signed an IE from Illinois.  It's difficult to recruit with a small budget. I wish Kentucky had more prospects but we only have three DII schools.  Consequently, my entire roster is foreigners..... TN(3); OH (2);; IL (2); WV (2);  and one each from SC, MO, and IN.     I like recruiting in WV but they have an entire conference of DII schools and it's tough to sign players from there. 
9/15/2013 5:19 PM
Posted by davefilby on 9/14/2013 10:28:00 AM (view original):
One of my best classes in a LONG time. Incarnate Word will be tough in 4 seasons.. Much like hacker last season, I had someone show up on a player I was interested in (twice!) but it worked out. I'll share the details once the parties are no longer recruiting, but I ended up with a guy with ELEVEN high potentials. ELEVEN!!!!! (everything but DEF, which is only average).

So I had my 4 scholarships set to be filled the afternoon of signings with a decent chunk of dough left over. Regrettably, i'd recruited a SG Benjamin Simon the prior season. With an ATH-DEF combo of 16 & 22, he was a foul machine in my full court press. So off he goes.

http://whatifsports.com/hd/RecruitProfile/Ratings.aspx?rid=2838736

Looked around and identified a D-I juco drop down at PF that could really help out the next two seasons. Trade Simon for Bordeaux? Heck yes!

http://whatifsports.com/hd/RecruitProfile/Ratings.aspx?rid=2801419

But of course Navy shows up on him in the same cycle. Not going to beat them. So I do some more looking and settle on a defensively talented Post scorer masquerading as a SF from TN, TImothy Wooden.

http://whatifsports.com/hd/RecruitProfile/Ratings.aspx?rid=2801530

Except bbunch & Longwood were seeking a backup target because a D-I jumped a target of theirs. So now I'm battling for a guy at a distance and prestige disadvantage.

So a little more looking and I notice a D-I school has two players considering for one spot. One is a ranked player, the other a couple cycles later became the newest student at Incarnate Word, Charles Haak. He's got potential. Everywhere.

http://whatifsports.com/hd/RecruitProfile/Ratings.aspx?rid=2800699

9/15/2013 6:41 PM

We only had 2 openings at St. Mary's, but I'm very happy with what we got.  PG Todd Abron from NE will actually play SF after his RS year (hopefully he will take it).  C Arthur Ewing projects as a great defender/athlete, but he could grow into a good scorer too as he is high-high in LP.  All-in-all, a good class.  We really needed 2 bigs, but I had a very hard time finding a second big I liked that I could get.

9/16/2013 12:20 PM
i put money in Wooden too Dave.
9/16/2013 12:56 PM
Posted by hackerhog on 9/16/2013 12:20:00 PM (view original):
i put money in Wooden too Dave.

If you and bunch are on a guy, he must be good.

9/16/2013 3:07 PM
Posted by davefilby on 9/16/2013 12:56:00 PM (view original):
Posted by hackerhog on 9/16/2013 12:20:00 PM (view original):
i put money in Wooden too Dave.

If you and bunch are on a guy, he must be good.

he's pretty decent - not a star, but definitely a very good role player on a top DII team. Our top guy St. Clair was taken by Lasalle on Day 3 (I was giddy at the chance to sign him)  so we had to go that route. Luckily we still had a lot of recruiting money lying around. 
9/17/2013 5:06 AM
Posted by bbunch on 9/16/2013 3:07:00 PM (view original):
Posted by davefilby on 9/16/2013 12:56:00 PM (view original):
Posted by hackerhog on 9/16/2013 12:20:00 PM (view original):
i put money in Wooden too Dave.

If you and bunch are on a guy, he must be good.

he's pretty decent - not a star, but definitely a very good role player on a top DII team. Our top guy St. Clair was taken by Lasalle on Day 3 (I was giddy at the chance to sign him)  so we had to go that route. Luckily we still had a lot of recruiting money lying around. 
St. Clair was the top guy on my board too, you jumped on him right away, and I decided not to even try.  He was someone I had pegged before recruiting started.
9/18/2013 9:19 AM
we're looking to next season at Longwood. Lot of young players with low skills but high/high potentials. We will struggle right now, and I hope we can at least sneak into the NT. 
9/18/2013 3:02 PM
Posted by bbunch on 9/18/2013 9:19:00 AM (view original):
we're looking to next season at Longwood. Lot of young players with low skills but high/high potentials. We will struggle right now, and I hope we can at least sneak into the NT. 
If the first game is any indication, you can insert "Incarnate Word" for "Longwood" in the above.  Our 3 upperclassmen would be overjoyed if we can scratch out an NT berth.
9/18/2013 3:07 PM
big early season match-up tonight with #1 Pfeiffer hosting # 3 U. of the Sciences.  Not even a non-conference tournament, so that's good to see.  Bow, I think you'll get the best of me, but it'll be a good indication on where each team is at.
9/18/2013 10:52 PM
Another big early season matchup in Charlotte tonight as #13 Queens is home to #11 St Rose!!
9/19/2013 5:17 AM
After 2 games, all 6 teams in the Derby City Classic are ranked. I believe this is the first time that's happened.

#6 Bellarmine
#7  Lees-McRae
#13 Pittsburg
#16 Wayne St.
#20 U. of Science
#21 Franklin Pierce
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