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11/20/2011 12:59 PM (edited)

Welcome to the greatest semi-tracking thread in all of Hoops Dynasty Division II for teams in Crum World that reside in Oklahoma! I will update this thread on a weekly monthly when I’m bored basis. Also, it should be noted that I consider grammar to be subjective and I tend to have a different understanding of it than most people.

Coach History

My pedigree for the position was absolutely outstanding. I (there are two of us, but I’ll refer to us as one entity) began my coaching career as an avid basketball fan that was highly skilled at giving direction to players through various televisions. (Note: No evidence of this advice can be shown without violating WhatifSports, FCC, and UN rules).

Upon seeing my immense talent and my high-high potential Wisconsin, Eau Claire (which I recently learned is not pronounced ew-claire, but I will continue to pronounce it as such) offered me the head basketball coach job. After a long negotiation process over if I was allowed to carry a mix drink on the sideline (they ruled that I could as long as the mixture was confirmed to be 'completely bad a*%') I took the position. As you all certainly know, I went on to be the best coach in the history of the program. I accrued a 64-46 NA record. At Ew-Claire, I coached such greats as Darrick Thomas, Bobby Shim, Kevin Durant, and many more! After I left Reinsel went on to take a group of players I had never seen and made them into a championship program. Of course, you’ll never see the “experts” give me my due credit for all of his and subsequent coach’s successful teams.

From there I decided to move to the big lights of Emporia, KS and took over the Emporia St program. Over my 15 seasons there I made it to 6 final fours and won 2 national championships (with the last three final fours actually being in the NT). In my final three years there, I made three straight final fours and won two national titles. Obviously, all the credit for these runs is due to amazing coaching. I was somehow able to turn lackluster talent into historic teams and those teams will forever be remembered as miracle coaching jobs. For instance, in those three years I was able to turn a pathetic point guard in Boyd Juhl into a decent player. When Juhl left his ratings were as follows:

Ath 63 Spd 99 Reb 4 Def 85 Blk 9 Lp 25 Per 98 Bh 98 Pass 99 We 76 Stam 84 Dur 41 Ft B- Total 781

Through my miraculous coaching skills I was able to turn this liability into the 14th pick in the draft and the national player of the year. Again the coach deserves all the credit here.

New Beginnings

Recently, I decided that I could no longer stand to live in an area like Kansas and didn’t enjoy the level of celebrity associated with being the hornets head coach. This is contrary to the commonly held belief that I left because of an alleged scandal involving me giving money to prized Mexican recruit Felix Valdez. (Felix if you’re reading this I got your messages I should have the goods soon.) So, I decided to make a complete lifestyle change and moved to Oklahoma to take over the Oklahoma Panhandle St job.

I arrived to see 4 players left over from the previous administration:

SR PG Kent Newsome Aka the only OK one- He’s the only decent player on the roster.

SR C Justin Parker-The most durable player I’ve ever had. In practice we utilize Parker’s face as a boxing dummy.

SR C Rodney Watkins-Who, according to our records, is still on the team.

Soph C Brian “He who must not be named” Escarega- There is usually one player I hate on every team and this team is no different. Chances of forced transfer are really high.

Now for my wonderful 8 recruits:

SR PG Kenneth Barnes-An absolute steal. We took him from the DI powerhouse Wisconsin, Green Bay. At Wisconsin, Green Bay he averaged 15 pts per 3 seasons.

 JR SG Anthony Chapman/JR SF James Blank- Don’t be fooled by the different names and abilities these two are actually one player. Anthony James Chapman is an improving machine that may one day be average in the glorious Heartland conference.

Soph PG John Sievers- Again we proved our skill by taking a player from conference rival Western Alabama. On the news, W. Alabama coach smokindavis said, “We didn’t want him (to leave)”. We didn’t catch the end of the quote but I’m pretty sure that’s what he meant.

FR PG Michael Cortes- My girlfriend said he was cute. The last player she said that for was player of the year candidate Jeffery Barnes. So, expect Michael  “Jeffery Barnes” Cortes to dominate.

FR C Brian Pizzo- This was really a sympathy pick up. So, few coaches are willing to give players with the long hair receding hairline combo a chance, but I am proud to say that at OPSU we don’t discriminate.

FR C Allen Puckett- Younger brother from a different mother of Anthony James Chapman. All he does is improve.

RS FR PG David Green aka Blanket- He was well versed in high school in our systems. It’s always good to find players with experience in the traditional fastbreak offense. When asked how he fits in the offense Blanket had this to say, “I run pretty fast and occasionally pass.”

That’s all for now (and I will probably never write this much again). Also, if you’d like to make a donation towards some college/grad student’s beer money education please contact me via sitemail. 

11/28/2011 4:11 PM
Name Yr. Pos. A SPD REB DE BLK LP PE BH P WE ST DU FT TOT
Kenneth Barnes Sr. PG 38 81 24 27 19 16 65 74 54 45 80 82 B+ 605
Kent Newsome Sr. PG 64 77 3 70 4 2 68 80 60 40 92 51 B+ 611
Justin Parker Sr. C 60 21 93 62 73 45 1 20 24 69 90 100 B 658
Rodney Watkins Sr. C 53 29 90 54 61 54 28 30 32 61 77 50 B+ 619
Anthony Chapman Jr. SG 56 67 25 54 21 56 81 51 51 62 65 52 C+ 641
James Blank Jr. SF 38 59 45 41 34 72 73 55 35 65 71 63 C 651
Brian Escarcega So. C 17 16 81 18 78 75 22 12 19 27 62 43 D+ 470
John Sievers So. PG 25 78 1 20 2 17 81 63 76 34 64 76 D+ 537
Brian Pizzo Fr. C 36 24 85 30 79 61 23 15 14 36 69 54 D 526
David Green Fr. PG 37 73 1 32 1 18 58 75 66 56 64 49 C 530
Michael Cortes Fr. PG 48 58 1 47 2 12 72 47 54 70 80 72 C 563
Allen Puckett Fr. C 50 19 77 52 60 29 21 15 21 49 77 60 C 530
Averages - - 44 50 44 42 36 38 49 45 42 51 74 63 - 578
Name Yr. Pos. A SPD REB DE BLK LP PE BH P WE ST DU FT TOT
Kenneth Barnes Sr. PG 4 4 0 1 1 6 0 3 0 3 5 6 - 33
Kent Newsome Sr. PG 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 1 4 8 4 2 - 25
Justin Parker Sr. C 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 1 7 7 0 - 26
Rodney Watkins Sr. C 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 6 7 7 4 0 - 30
Anthony Chapman Jr. SG 11 11 4 4 8 10 1 13 3 7 5 1 - 78
James Blank Jr. SF 7 11 1 1 6 0 17 0 9 7 15 9 - 83
Brian Escarcega So. C 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 1 3 0 - 11
John Sievers So. PG 0 2 0 5 1 5 7 6 0 2 5 0 - 33
Brian Pizzo Fr. C 3 5 3 7 2 0 8 2 4 3 1 6 - 44
David Green Fr. PG 0 0 0 6 0 3 12 6 8 0 3 1 - 39
Michael Cortes Fr. PG 6 7 0 7 1 0 4 13 8 1 1 7 - 55
Allen Puckett Fr. C 8 8 4 12 4 13 8 5 0 3 10 7 - 82
Averages - - 3 4 1 4 2 3 5 5 4 4 5 3 - 45
Name Yr. Pos GP GS MIN FG% FG3% FT% OREB REB AST TO STL BLK PF PTS
K. Barnes Sr. PG 27 0 18.5 .367 .323 .881 0.5 1.6 1.3 1.6 0.7 0.0 2.1 8.4
K. Newsome Sr. PG 27 27 25.1 .380 .352 .758 0.5 1.5 1.8 2.7 1.0 0.0 2.4 14.5
J. Parker Sr. C 27 27 24.8 .487 .000 .788 2.6 7.9 0.5 1.2 0.8 1.6 1.9 6.2
R. Watkins Sr. C 27 27 21.1 .503 .000 .719 1.9 6.5 0.5 1.9 0.5 0.9 2.0 8.9
A. Chapman Jr. SG 27 27 19.7 .429 .441 .778 0.6 1.3 1.6 1.9 0.4 0.0 2.1 9.0
J. Blank Jr. SF 27 27 20.8 .399 .315 .625 0.9 2.9 0.9 2.0 0.8 0.1 1.7 6.3
B. Escarcega So. C 27 0 13.2 .614   .600 1.3 3.8 0.3 0.6 0.2 0.6 1.6 2.4
J. Sievers So. PG 27 0 14.4 .483 .440 .471 0.1 0.4 2.2 1.5 1.0 0.0 1.4 7.5
B. Pizzo Fr. C 27 0 15.7 .422 .000 .636 1.7 5.4 0.3 1.1 0.2 0.6 2.3 3.6
A. Puckett Fr. C 27 0 16.4 .305   .600 1.9 4.2 0.7 1.1 0.3 0.3 2.0 2.0
M. Cortes Fr. PG 27 0 12.0 .455 .217 .630 0.3 0.5 1.0 1.4 0.4 0.0 1.4 2.3
Averages           .427 .365 .714 12.4 36.0 11.1 16.9 6.4 4.3 21.0 71.1
Opp. Averages           .471 .394 .702 10.2 33.1 15.7 13.7 9.7 3.1 19.8 76.3
 
Name Yr. Pos GP GS MIN FGM FGA FG3M FG3A FTM FTA OFF REB AST TO STL BLK PF PTS
K. Barnes Sr. PG 27 0 499 72 196 31 96 52 59 14 43 34 42 20 1 56 227
K. Newsome Sr. PG 27 27 679 117 308 63 179 94 124 13 41 48 74 28 0 66 391
J. Parker Sr. C 27 27 670 58 119 0 1 52 66 71 213 14 32 22 44 50 168
R. Watkins Sr. C 27 27 570 85 169 0 1 69 96 52 175 13 51 14 23 55 239
A. Chapman Jr. SG 27 27 532 76 177 41 93 49 63 17 36 44 50 12 1 57 242
J. Blank Jr. SF 27 27 562 57 143 17 54 40 64 24 79 25 53 22 3 46 171
B. Escarcega So. C 27 0 357 27 44 0 0 12 20 34 102 9 15 5 17 43 66
J. Sievers So. PG 27 0 389 73 151 40 91 16 34 4 10 59 40 26 0 38 202
B. Pizzo Fr. C 27 0 424 38 90 0 1 21 33 47 147 7 30 6 17 62 97
A. Puckett Fr. C 27 0 444 18 59 0 0 18 30 52 113 18 30 8 9 54 54
M. Cortes Fr. PG 27 0 323 20 44 5 23 17 27 8 14 28 38 11 0 39 62
Totals           641 1500 197 539 440 616 336 973 299 455 174 115 566 1919
Opp. Totals           708 1504 170 431 475 677 276 894 425 369 262 85 534 2061
11/28/2011 4:53 PM
Other notable stats: 3pt shots: 20 attempts per game out of 55.6 shots (36% of total shots) 
                                     FT's: 22.8 attempts per game vs. 25.1 attempts for opponents
                                     Points Per Shot: 1.28 

Analysis

Losses:

-Newsome: He was the only worthy starter all year. Ideally he would have played SG last year, but no one else on the roster was ready to run the point.

-Parker/Watkins: They were both OK. Normally these guys would have played a bunch of minutes off the bench, but I didn’t like them starting. We are going to struggle to replace their rebounding.

-Barnes: An obvious example of amazing coaching. He scored over 15 times in one year under me than in three years playing for some D1 program.

Hopeful Losses:

-Escarcega: We are currently looking for a good middle school for Escarcega to take his exemplary 17 athleticism and 16 speed combo.

Potential Lineup:

-For certain:

                -SG: Anthony James Chapman I: He will be the best player on the roster next year. I really like him and if he can continue to improve he could potentially get on an all-conference team or honorable mention.

                -SF: Anthony James Chapman II: Improved a crazy amount last year. Still isn’t that good, but his inside outside scoring ability could make him the leading scorer.

                -PF/C: Brian Pizzo: The Sophomore from the “Long Hair, Receding Hairline Combo Wish Foundation” seems to be forced into a starting role. This may be the weakest post team I’ve ever had. Pizzo will be better in the future, but he is nowhere near ready for big time competition. He will immediately provide some rebounding and a few post points.

-Question Marks:

                -PG: John Sievers: A great scorer with absolutely no defensive ability. Played well in a backup role, but I think he would get rolled defensively as a starter. Western Alabama still wishes they could have him.

                Or David Green aka Blanket: The best BH/Pass combo of any Frosh in the conference. I really like him and he is the PG of the future, but he may be a year away.

                -PF/C: Allen Puckett: Puckett still isn’t good, but we don’t have anyone else. Biggest plus is he doesn’t need to attend study hall and appears to spend his extra time perfectly trimming his goatee.

                Or A recruit: Great game and is the leader in the clubhouse.


11/28/2011 5:48 PM

Way to early non-conf analysis

*Slightly obvious that I hate a long offseason and don’t get to go home till 6.

-Missouri, St. Louis

                -Last season: CT Champion and 2nd round of NT

                -Lose: 3 (including National Defensive POY PG Robert Mallory)

                -Analysis: Just like most years Missouri, St. Louis should be scazy (scary/crazy) good. His balanced classes make for a national competitor every season. I expect their Soph PF to become one of the best bigs in the GLV.

-Emporia St

                -Last season: Regular Season Conf Champion and sweet 16 of NT

                -Lose: 3 (including 1st team AA and National POY PG Jeffery Barnes)

                -Analysis: Some school in Kansas with my favorite player Felix Valdez. Gtscott had a great recruiting class last year, but some coach left him with a class that will only include a below average Korean center. They’ll be back to top form in 2-3 seasons.

-Cal. St. Poly      

-Last season: 1st round of NT

                -Lose: 4 (including 1st team AA SF Ronald Bliss and 2nd team AA PF David Stephens)

                -Analysis: Will have 4 freshmen and 4 sophomores next season. It will probably be a rough season next year without 2 all-americans.

-Queens

-Last season: 2nd round of NT

                -Lose: 3

-Analysis: The battle of ex-Eau Claire coaches. We also met in the championship game a couple seasons back. They’ll be senior-less next season, but they’re young talent is still so good that they could make a deep run. Reinsel is one of the best recruiters in D2.

-Metropolitan St

-Last season: 2nd round of PI

                -Lose: 4

-Analysis: I don’t think we’ve ever played. Rowle is doing a great job with this program, but they lose a lot next year. The next two years after that could be final four type years. Their freshmen are ridiculous.

-W. Virginia St

-Last season: 1st round of NT

                -Lose: 4

                -Analysis: Got unlucky in the tournament. This is a better team than that result. Their returning players should create a really good team.

-CSU, Dominguez Hills

-Last season: Regular Season Conf Champion and 1st round of NT

                -Lose: 3 (including 3rd team AA PF Anthony Carrasco)

                -Analysis: We play them as part of the first California Collegiate Athletic Association V. Heartland Conference challenge. Hopefully this challenge really gets going I love the idea. Dominguez Hills will only have one senior, but the team should really grow as their 5 junior develop. I love their Fr PG.

-Augustana (SD)

-Last season: Regular Season Conf Champion and final four of PT

                -Lose: 3

                -Analysis: I think this is an up-and-coming program and if sanmoss sticks around it could turn in to a perennial NT team. Their Fr and Soph  classes are very good.

-Texas A&M University, Kingsville

-Last season: Regular Season Conf Champion, CT Champion, and sweet 16 of NT

                -Lose:5

                -Analysis: They are always really good, but the loss of 5 seniors could make this team a little top heavy. He got 3 transfers/juco players last year, so, riles may go with that strategy to reenergize his team. If that’s the case they’ll be elite yet again.

-Bemidji St

-Last season: Regular Season Conf Champion, CT Champion, and 1st round of NT

                -Lose: 3

                -Analysis: starrider always has a good team, but they may be down for the next couple years. Of course, down still means a tournament appearance every year. I don’t know if I’ve played them or W. Virginia St. more years in a row, but I’ve probably played him 10 times
12/8/2011 5:46 PM (edited)

Name

Pos.

GPA

FG%

FT%

A

SPD

REB

DE

BLK

LP

PE

BH

P

WE

ST

DU

TOT

John Bullard

PF

3.26

53.0

58.5

58

22

59

55

43

29

10

21

10

47

69

34

457

Jeremy Coulson

PF

3.03

30.9

70.0

67

20

49

56

32

40

11

33

18

47

59

27

459

Albert Friedman

SG

2.67

30.0

59.8

72

46

8

64

1

10

54

45

41

30

75

37

483

Jeffrey Saephan

PF

2.80

65.0

59.5

54

40

56

41

54

38

7

38

47

61

63

56

555

Brandon Steely

PF

2.67

59.6

74.4

31

31

53

43

49

77

29

43

47

36

69

48

556

Average

 

2.89

47.7

64.4

56

31

45

51

35

38

22

36

32

44

67

40

502

These are the new recruits for whatever season we’re going into.

Jeffrey Saephan- After an illustrious junior college career in which he averaged 9.3 pts and 4.1 rebs in the competitive North Dakota junior college ranks he will be joining the aggies. He’s a combo forward and is competing for the starting PF spot. Ir Regardless of if he is a starter or not, he will likely play around 20 mins a game.

Steely (Bran)Don- The other junior college player to join OPSU brings the ability to score inside and look completely crazy. These are both characteristics that we desperately needed. Right now he leads against Jeffrey Saephan for the PF position, but without knowing potential it is too hard to determine who will start.

Albert Friedman-The little man (5’8’’ 153 lbs) is a great athlete, but still is far from being a finished project. He will have the second worst work ethic (the coach has the worst) on the team. As of now, he can only play the SG, but hopefully in a couple seasons he can develop into a combo guard.

John ‘the ladies man’ Bullard http://whatifsports.com/hd/RecruitProfile/Ratings.aspx?rid=2214876- I have had my eyes on this handsome gent ever since I scouted Colorado at the beginning of last season. He should become a great defender and rebounder. He will play both the PF and C positions.

Jeremy Coulson- Really I took him because I’m superstitious and Coulson means people of victory. He will eventually become a good player, but definitely needs time to become as fast as I want him to be. Hopefully, he will become a good combo forward.

Here’s the rest of the guys

Name

Yr.

Pos.

A

SPD

REB

DE

BLK

LP

PE

BH

P

WE

ST

DU

FT

TOT

John Sievers

Jr.

PG

26

81

1

20

2

17

80

64

79

34

60

78

D+

542

Michael Cortes

So.

PG

48

59

1

49

2

12

76

49

58

70

77

76

C+

577

David Green

Fr.

PG

39

73

1

34

1

18

60

79

70

56

61

50

C

542

Anthony Chapman

Sr.

SG

60

70

26

53

22

58

83

51

52

62

63

54

C+

654

James Blank

Sr.

SF

40

61

48

42

35

72

76

56

35

65

69

67

C

666

Allen Puckett

So.

C

53

19

79

51

60

29

20

15

22

49

76

61

C

534

Brian Pizzo

So.

C

36

24

86

31

80

61

23

15

14

36

65

57

D

528

Averages

-

-

43

55

35

40

29

38

60

47

47

53

67

63

C

578

 

Strengths-

1)      Outside shooting – This is really the only great part of the team. There will be 6 guys on this team that can make threes. The hope is that the outside shooting will cover up some of the problems with this team. I expect this team to be the kind of team that can beat anyone, but also lose by 50 to anyone.

2)      Anthony James Chapman- Under his pseudonyms Anthony Chapman and James Blank should both be dynamic scorers and could take over a couple games through the season.

3)      Guard play- They are not great, but it looks like a group that won’t struggle to produce 10 assist in a game.

4)     No Brian Escarcega-He is leaving/being forced out by us. I absolutely hated this kid and I think his new D3 school (Transylvania) will hate him too when they see that he's almost completely maxed out. 

Weaknesses-

1)      The frontcourt- This is the worst frontcourt I have ever had (D3 included). This is not a good rebounding team and will not be good at scoring in the post.

2)      Familiarity with the system- In the past two seasons I’ve brought in 13 players. That means a lot of these players have low IQ’s. This is one reason (along with potential) that I expect this team to be among the most improved in D2 by years end.

3)     FT shooting- Worst FT shooting team anywhere.

4)     Defense- When asked about defense PG John Sievers said, "Defense! We're talking about defense..."

Prediction- I expect this team to win around ten games with a top five and likely the top SOS in D2. Should be a fringe PI tourney team. Probably 3 seasons from a NT appearance.

12/22/2011 5:21 PM
Team Game Log
DATE OPPONENT RESULT FG FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF REB AST TO STL BLK PF PTS
12/11 @Missouri, St. Louis L 68-86 23 48 47.9 4 16 25.0 18 30 60.0 10 35 12 26 6 3 22 68
12/12 Emporia St. L 92-78 30 73 41.1 11 30 36.7 7 11 63.6 14 40 18 24 11 6 29 78
12/13 @Cal. Poly Pomona L 52-66 21 45 46.7 5 12 41.7 5 9 55.6 7 27 10 15 4 2 22 52
12/14 @Queens L 70-84 25 50 50.0 8 18 44.4 12 20 60.0 10 38 13 29 7 3 27 70
12/15 Metropolitan St. L 101-80 28 64 43.8 9 23 39.1 15 25 60.0 13 38 11 22 6 2 24 80
12/16 W. Virginia St. L 90-79 30 73 41.1 11 30 36.7 8 12 66.7 14 38 16 15 9 6 25 79
12/17 @CSU, Dominguez Hills L 70-81 23 50 46.0 5 18 27.8 19 27 70.4 9 32 11 19 2 8 22 70
12/18 @Augustana (SD) L 106-113 36 77 46.8 11 27 40.7 23 38 60.5 17 49 22 19 6 6 28 106
12/19 Texas A&M, Kingsville L 97-90 28 58 48.3 7 18 38.9 27 39 69.2 10 42 15 26 9 3 22 90
12/20 Bemidji St. W 67-77 28 64 43.8 6 18 33.3 15 21 71.4 12 37 11 13 13 5 23 77
12/22 Valdosta St. L 88-71 23 56 41.1 4 11 36.4 21 26 80.8 10 28 16 17 6 1 16 71
DATE OPPONENT RESULT FG FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF REB AST TO STL BLK PF PTS
Player Stats
Name Yr. Pos GP GS MIN FG% FG3% FT% OREB REB AST TO STL BLK PF PTS
J. Blank Sr. SF 11 11 22.3 .430 .341 .630 1.0 3.5 1.4 2.5 0.9 0.5 2.4 10.1
A. Puckett So. C 11 11 21.7 .475   .600 2.7 7.2 0.3 1.2 0.5 1.1 2.9 4.3
B. Steely Jr. PF 11 0 20.5 .500   .725 1.5 4.7 1.0 2.3 0.3 0.1 2.2 9.2
B. Pizzo So. C 11 11 19.5 .418 .000 .565 1.5 4.9 0.1 1.5 0.6 0.7 2.7 6.3
D. Green Fr. PG 11 11 18.2 .357 .333 .548 0.2 0.7 3.5 2.0 0.6 0.0 2.9 5.5
J. Saephan Jr. PF 11 0 17.8 .435   .636 1.5 4.6 0.8 1.4 0.8 0.9 1.9 4.9
A. Chapman Sr. SG 11 11 17.5 .500 .382 .675 0.7 2.1 1.4 2.2 0.7 0.0 2.0 14.7
J. Bullard Fr. PF 11 0 17.4 .636   .727 1.5 5.4 0.3 1.2 0.5 0.5 1.5 3.3
A. Friedman Fr. SG 11 0 16.7 .444 .412 .600 0.5 2.0 1.5 1.7 0.7 0.3 1.8 3.6
J. Sievers Jr. PG 11 0 16.3 .409 .371 .778 0.3 1.1 2.1 2.2 1.0 0.0 2.3 10.5
M. Cortes So. PG 11 0 12.1 .393 .360 .813 0.2 0.5 1.8 2.3 0.4 0.0 1.1 4.0
Averages           .448 .367 .659 11.5 36.7 14.1 20.5 7.2 4.1 23.6 76.5
Opp. Averages           .479 .365 .698 12.8 39.0 19.7 14.9 10.4 3.6 20.1 87.7
 
Player Ratings
Name Yr. Pos. A SPD REB DE BLK LP PE BH P WE ST DU FT TOT
John Sievers Jr. PG 26 82 2 23 2 19 83 66 79 36 63 78 D+ 559
Michael Cortes So. PG 50 61 2 51 2 12 77 54 60 70 78 78 B- 595
David Green Fr. PG 39 73 1 37 2 19 67 82 75 59 64 51 C+ 569
Anthony Chapman Sr. SG 63 73 28 55 26 61 83 57 53 65 65 54 C+ 683
Albert Friedman Fr. SG 72 48 8 66 1 12 57 47 44 31 77 37 D+ 500
James Blank Sr. SF 42 65 48 43 38 72 82 56 39 68 75 69 C 697
Jeffrey Saephan Jr. PF 55 40 58 42 56 47 8 39 47 62 66 57 D+ 577
Brandon Steely Jr. PF 33 34 53 43 49 80 35 46 47 38 70 51 B- 579
John Bullard Fr. PF 61 24 63 58 44 33 12 22 11 49 70 37 D 484
Jeremy Coulson Fr. PF 69 22 49 59 32 44 13 33 20 47 61 29 C+ 478
Brian Pizzo So. C 38 26 87 35 81 61 28 16 15 38 66 58 D+ 549
Allen Puckett So. C 56 24 80 57 62 38 24 16 22 52 81 64 C 576
Averages - - 50 48 40 47 33 42 47 44 43 51 70 55 C 570
Player Ratings - Season Change
Name Yr. Pos. A SPD REB DE BLK LP PE BH P WE ST DU FT TOT
John Sievers Jr. PG 0 1 1 3 0 2 3 2 0 2 3 0 - 17
Michael Cortes So. PG 2 2 1 2 0 0 1 5 2 0 1 2 - 18
David Green Fr. PG 0 0 0 3 1 1 7 3 5 3 3 1 - 27
Anthony Chapman Sr. SG 3 3 2 2 4 3 0 6 1 3 2 0 - 29
Albert Friedman Fr. SG 0 2 0 2 0 2 3 2 3 1 2 0 - 17
James Blank Sr. SF 2 4 0 1 3 0 6 0 4 3 6 2 - 31
Jeffrey Saephan Jr. PF 1 0 2 1 2 9 1 1 0 1 3 1 - 22
Brandon Steely Jr. PF 2 3 0 0 0 3 6 3 0 2 1 3 - 23
John Bullard Fr. PF 3 2 4 3 1 4 2 1 1 2 1 3 - 27
Jeremy Coulson Fr. PF 2 2 0 3 0 4 2 0 2 0 2 2 - 19
Brian Pizzo So. C 2 2 1 4 1 0 5 1 1 2 1 1 - 21
Allen Puckett So. C 3 5 1 6 2 9 4 1 0 3 5 3 - 42
Averages - - 2 2 1 2 1 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 - 24
12/22/2011 5:21 PM

Observations

1)      No more predictions- 10 wins? Worst prediction ever. Chances look like we’ll be closer to 5. Maybe I’ll start with some easier predictions. New prediction: My players will get better.

2)      IQ matters- Surprisingly, when no one starts the season with better than a B in your offense the team fails to reach their potential.

3)      The future is bright- Right now starting 3 2nd year players (PG David Green RS Fr., C Allen Puckett Soph., and C Brian Pizzo Soph.) and 2 (Green and Puckett) are going to end up being really good. Also, have 3 freshmen that should all be at worst solid starters by their JR year. This team has improved more than any other in the conference. 

12/29/2011 12:22 PM
Well, we continue to struggle. So, to get my mind off of things I'm deciding to share my simple rating system. Like many coaches, I work off of a formula and based on what range a player falls into I put them into a category. The five categories are:
1) Role Player 
2) Quality Backup
3) Capable Starter
4) Good 
5) Star
These were the categories for my players at the beginning of my 1st championship season:
PG)Boyd Juhl (Soph) Good
     Charles Porter (Jr) Good
     Jeffery Barnes (Fr) Quality Backup
     Richard Profitt (Soph) Quality Backup
SG)Anthony Davis (Fr) Role Player
SF) Robert Lewis (Sr) Capable Starter
     Joseph Kirsch (Jr) Good
PF)Donald Lloyd (Sr) Good
     Jason Derenthal (Fr) Role Player
     Michael Hunter (Fr) Role Player
C)Adam Day (Soph) Role Player
     Richard Mahon (Jr) Capable Starter
Note: Boyd Juhl and Donald Lloyd would both be stars by the end of the season
Final Breakdown: 1)4  2)2  3)2  4)4  5)0 
Total Team Pts: 30
This was the worst of my three final four teams, but it was my favorite because 6, and by the end of the season 7, guys could dominate on any given night. This would be my example team that I am trying to eventually recreate. By far my most versatile team
Now for my current team
PG)John Sievers (Jr) Quality Backup
     Michael Cortes (Soph) Quality Backup
     David Green (Fr) Quality Backup
SG)Anthony Chapman (Sr) Good
     Albert Friedman (Fr) Role Player
SF)James Blank (Sr) Capable Starter
PF)Jeffrey Saephan (Jr) Role Player
     Brandon Steely (Jr) Role Player
     John Bullard (Fr) Role Player
     Jeremy Coulson (Fr) Role Player
C)Brian Pizzo (Soph) Role Player
     Allen Puckett (Soph) Quality Backup
Final Breakdown:1)6 2)4 3)1 4)1 5) 0
Total Team Pts: 21 
I've noticed that a quality team (NT worthy) usually starts the season with 25+ total team points. Obviously I have a lot of work to do to get there. Next season could be another struggle as I lose my top two players. 
I doubt anyone will find this or any of my other ramblings interesting, but it certainly helps me procrastinate getting things done and that's really the only purpose here. 
1/16/2012 5:57 PM (edited)

Name

Yr.

Pos.

A

SPD

REB

DE

BLK

LP

PE

BH

P

WE

ST

DU

FT

TOT

John Sievers

Jr.

PG

26

83

2

26

3

21

86

68

79

37

67

78

C-

576

Michael Cortes

So.

PG

52

64

2

54

2

12

78

61

62

71

79

80

B-

617

David Green

Fr.

PG

40

73

2

42

2

21

75

86

81

63

69

52

B-

606

Anthony Chapman

Sr.

SG

66

77

30

57

30

65

83

64

55

69

67

54

B-

717

Albert Friedman

Fr.

SG

72

51

8

69

1

14

62

49

48

32

79

37

D+

522

James Blank

Sr.

SF

44

69

48

43

40

72

89

56

44

72

83

71

C

731

Jeffrey Saephan

Jr.

PF

55

41

61

44

58

60

8

40

48

64

69

58

C-

606

Brandon Steely

Jr.

PF

35

37

54

43

50

84

43

51

47

40

71

56

B-

611

John Bullard

Fr.

PF

64

27

68

62

46

40

15

23

12

50

72

41

D

520

Jeremy Coulson

Fr.

PF

71

26

49

62

33

51

17

33

24

47

63

33

C+

509

Brian Pizzo

So.

C

39

29

89

40

82

61

35

18

18

43

66

61

D+

581

Allen Puckett

So.

C

60

31

82

63

64

51

30

19

23

57

86

67

C+

633

Averages

-

-

52

51

41

50

34

46

52

47

45

54

73

57

C

602

 

Name

Yr.

Pos.

A

SPD

REB

DE

BLK

LP

PE

BH

P

WE

ST

DU

FT

TOT

John Sievers

Jr.

PG

0

2

1

6

1

4

6

4

0

3

7

0

-

34

Michael Cortes

So.

PG

4

5

1

5

0

0

2

12

4

1

2

4

-

40

David Green

Fr.

PG

1

0

1

8

1

3

15

7

11

7

8

2

-

64

Anthony Chapman

Sr.

SG

6

7

4

4

8

7

0

13

3

7

4

0

-

63

Albert Friedman

Fr.

SG

0

5

0

5

0

4

8

4

7

2

4

0

-

39

James Blank

Sr.

SF

4

8

0

1

5

0

13

0

9

7

14

4

-

65

Jeffrey Saephan

Jr.

PF

1

1

5

3

4

22

1

2

1

3

6

2

-

51

Brandon Steely

Jr.

PF

4

6

1

0

1

7

14

8

0

4

2

8

-

55

John Bullard

Fr.

PF

6

5

9

7

3

11

5

2

2

3

3

7

-

63

Jeremy Coulson

Fr.

PF

4

6

0

6

1

11

6

0

6

0

4

6

-

50

Brian Pizzo

So.

C

3

5

3

9

2

0

12

3

4

7

1

4

-

53

Allen Puckett

So.

C

7

12

3

12

4

22

10

4

1

8

10

6

-

99

Averages

-

-

3

5

2

6

2

8

8

5

4

4

5

4

-

56

 

Name

Yr.

Pos

GP

GS

MIN

FG%

FG3%

FT%

OREB

REB

AST

TO

STL

BLK

PF

PTS

J. Blank

Sr.

SF

27

27

23.6

.474

.388

.635

1.1

4.0

1.4

2.4

1.0

0.4

2.2

11.4

A. Puckett

So.

C

27

27

23.4

.510

 

.738

2.2

6.3

0.5

1.6

0.9

1.3

2.8

5.0

B. Pizzo

So.

C

27

27

20.7

.431

.000

.608

1.6

5.5

0.1

1.8

0.5

0.8

2.3

6.0

B. Steely

Jr.

PF

27

0

19.4

.523

 

.730

1.5

4.4

1.1

1.7

0.4

0.4

2.1

7.8

D. Green

Fr.

PG

27

27

19.2

.386

.303

.619

0.1

0.8

3.9

1.9

0.9

0.0

2.6

5.6

A. Chapman

Sr.

SG

27

27

19.1

.475

.396

.713

0.7

1.9

1.4

2.1

0.9

0.0

1.9

12.6

J. Saephan

Jr.

PF

27

0

16.6

.514

 

.722

1.4

4.2

0.8

1.2

0.5

0.7

1.8

5.6

J. Sievers

Jr.

PG

27

0

16.1

.424

.377

.605

0.3

1.0

2.0

2.3

0.6

0.0

2.2

9.8

J. Bullard

Fr.

PF

27

0

15.5

.443

.000

.613

1.1

4.3

0.3

1.0

0.5

0.4

1.9

2.7

A. Friedman

Fr.

SG

27

0

13.1

.442

.355

.680

0.3

1.1

1.1

1.3

0.6

0.1

1.2

2.7

M. Cortes

So.

PG

26

0

13.4

.458

.414

.839

0.2

0.7

1.7

1.7

0.4

0.0

1.0

4.5

Averages

 

 

 

 

 

.462

.380

.680

10.5

34.1

14.3

18.9

7.1

4.2

22.0

73.4

Opp. Averages

 

 

 

 

 

.480

.392

.725

11.6

35.2

17.8

14.0

9.4

4.0

19.7

82.2

 

Name

Yr.

Pos

GP

GS

MIN

FGM

FGA

FG3M

FG3A

FTM

FTA

OFF

REB

AST

TO

STL

BLK

PF

PTS

J. Blank

Sr.

SF

27

27

638

111

234

38

98

47

74

31

107

39

65

26

10

60

307

A. Puckett

So.

C

27

27

631

52

102

0

0

31

42

59

170

14

42

23

36

75

135

B. Pizzo

So.

C

27

27

560

66

153

0

1

31

51

44

149

4

48

14

22

62

163

B. Steely

Jr.

PF

27

0

525

78

149

0

0

54

74

40

119

29

46

11

12

58

210

D. Green

Fr.

PG

27

27

519

51

132

10

33

39

63

4

22

104

52

24

1

71

151

A. Chapman

Sr.

SG

27

27

515

115

242

42

106

67

94

18

50

39

57

25

0

51

339

J. Saephan

Jr.

PF

27

0

447

56

109

0

0

39

54

37

113

22

33

13

18

48

151

J. Sievers

Jr.

PG

27

0

434

89

210

60

159

26

43

7

26

54

63

15

0

59

264

J. Bullard

Fr.

PF

27

0

419

27

61

0

1

19

31

31

116

7

26

14

12

51

73

A. Friedman

Fr.

SG

27

0

355

23

52

11

31

17

25

7

30

30

34

16

3

32

74

M. Cortes

So.

PG

26

0

349

33

72

24

58

26

31

6

18

43

43

10

0

27

116

Totals

 

 

 

 

 

701

1516

185

487

396

582

284

920

385

509

191

114

594

1983

Opp. Totals

 

 

     

769

1602

161

411

521

719

312

950

480

377

255

108

531

2220


1/16/2012 6:02 PM
Other notable stats: 3 Pt shots: 18.04 attempts per game out of 56.15 shots (32% of total shots)
                                   FT’s: 21.6 attempts per game vs. 26.6 attempts for opponents 
                                   Points Per Shot: 1.31
 
Analysis
Losses: 

-SG/SF: Anthony James Chapman: The clone tandem were far and away our two best players. The SG will be easier to replace than the SF.

-Earl: Long time OPSU supporter is not renewing his season tickets. Earl hasn’t missed a home game in over 20 years. This recent development puts the number of fans renewing their season tickets at 10. OPSU administration is anxious to see if Michael Cortes’ mom will renew her tickets to keep the number in the double digits. 

Potential Lineup:

-For certain:

     -PG/SG David Green aka Blanket: Next year doesn’t look too promising, but he should be a bright spot. He must improve on his 39% shooting. I’ve never had a lead PG like Blanket. All of my other star guards have been exceptionally athletic or fast. Blanket is neither, but is very skilled. 

     -SF Steely (Bran)Don: The Juco player will be a solid scoring threat. As far as everything else goes he’s pretty poor. That said he is the most ready to play SF.

     -PF/C Allen Puckett: Puckett decided to not improve at all on the last day of improvement to stay put at 99 pts of improvement. So, right now I hate him, but he will likely be second to only Blanket as far as talent goes. 

     -PF/C Brian Pizzo: He worked on his defense this season. It’s really pretty simple, Pizzo needs to stand between his man and the basket because no one will look in the direction of Pizzo’s hairline. 

-Question Marks:

     -PG/SG John Sievers: He can shoot, but can’t play defense to save his life. The best player of the question mark group, but such a liability on defense.

     Or Michael Cortes: The most unspectacular player ever. May need to start some, but I’m still a little jealous of him because my girlfriend found him attractive.

     Or Albert Friedman: The youngest and worst IQ’s of the group. Will play more and more as the season goes on. That is if he doesn’t leave OPSU to play in an under 6 foot league. 
1/18/2012 12:40 PM

Way to early non-conf analysis

-Missouri, St. Louis

                -Last season: CT Champion and elite 8 of NT

                -Lose: 3

                -Last meeting: Lost 86-68 @ Missouri, St. Louis

                -Analysis: Look for the emergence of freshmen guards Vaughn Johnson and Vincent Luera. May be a little behind this season’s squad, but should still advance in the tourney. I still stand little to no chance.

-Emporia St

                -Last season: Regular Season Conf Champion, CT Champion, and 1st round of NT

                -Lose: 1

                -Last meeting: Lost 92-78 @ home

                -Analysis: If I had to guess this should be a sweet 16 type of team. They  will be back to top tier status, but have the problem that next season will have more senior laden top teams in D2 than I can ever remember seeing. The following year when they’ll have 9 Jr’s and Sr’s they should be a final four type of team.

-Cal. St. Poly      

-Last season: 1st round of PI

                -Lose: 3

                -Last meeting: Lost 66-52 @ Cal. St. Poly

                -Analysis: This is another team that is probably another season away from hitting their stride. The fact that this game is at home makes me somewhat optimistic.

-Queens

-Last season: Regular Season Conf Champion, CT Champion, and sweet 16 of NT

                -Lose: 0

                -Last meeting: Lost 84-70 @ Queens

-Analysis: This team is an absolute juggernaut led by 1st team AA Center Michael Rethman (3 of the 1st team AA’s were Jr’s). If I keep the final score within 20 I’ll claim victory.

-Metropolitan St

-Last season: Regular Season Conf Champion, CT Champion, and 1st round of NT

                -Lose: 2

                -Last meeting: Lost 101-80 @ home

-Analysis: This is their year to shine. Sadly, it seems like most of the top tier has been gearing up for next season, so,  a team that should ordinarily contend for a final four may struggle to do so. Regardless, they are unlikely to struggle with my team.

-W. Virginia St

-Last season: 1st round of NT

                -Lose: 2 (1 fifth year)

                -Last meeting: Lost 90-79 @ home

                -Analysis: The sophomore class is very talented and eers’ team should get better as that group continues to develop. 

-Cal. Davis

-Last season: No postseason

                -Lose: 3

                -Last meeting: I think we played a couple seasons back. I want to say I won, but not positive.

                -Analysis: We play them as part of the first California Collegiate Athletic Association V. Heartland Conference challenge. This should be a good game. Cal. Davis scares me because with 6 seniors they are sure to have a big IQ advantage.

-Augustana (SD)

-Last season: 2nd round of PI

                -Lose: 3

                -Last meeting: 113-106 @ Augustana

                -Analysis: I still think that this program (assuming sanmoss sticks around) will be a perennial NT team. That said they are still one more season away. This should be a pretty even matchup at home.

-Texas A&M University, Kingsville

-Last season: Regular Season Conf Champion and 1st round of NT

                -Lose: 3

                -Last meeting: Lost 97-90 @ home

                -Analysis:  This team should be back next season with 8 upperclassmen. On the road, I probably have  a 10-15% chance of victory.

-Bemidji St

-Last season: Regular Season Conf Champion, CT Champion, and 1st round of NT

                -Lose: 2

                -Last meeting: Won 77-67 @ home

                -Analysis: I expected to get a couple of w’s in the non-con last year, but I did not think I’d beat a team of this caliber. A similar result next season shouldn’t be expected. Bemidji is likely to be a team that will advance in the tourney. 

1/18/2012 12:42 PM

Who to watch for (probably missing a few)

Albany St.

                -Elite 8, RPI 11, lose 1

                -Led by 1st team AA Fred Montgomery. This team beat Queens by 7 in the sweet 16 and I wouldn’t be surprised to see that matchup again next season, but in the last instead of the 2nd weekend.

N. Alabama

                -Elite 8, RPI 8, lose 2

                -Sophomore Nathan Brooks has been tremendous during his two seasons in Florence, but I expect him to become one of the best big men in D2 by the end of the season.

Queens

                -Sweet 16, RPI 4, lose 0

                -Feature 1st team AA Michael Rethman. I always used to think that reinsel (Queens), angmar (Wilmington), and alblack (Drury) were the best D2 coaches yet to win a championship in this world. Now with Wilmington winning the championship there are only two left.

Salem International

                -National runner-up, RPI 7, lose 1

                -Two straight championship game appearances and I wouldn’t be surprised to see three. Bryhull built this program , but mykids and mchristman have done a good job of keeping up the high recruiting level.

Shepherd

                -Sweet 16, RPI 1, lose 1

                -This is another top program that has geared up for next season. The WVIAC south with Shepherd and Salem International should be an interesting race.

Washburn

                -2nd round of NT, RPI 9, lose 1

                -Sad to hear that dcomp is about to retire from this world. Next year should be one of his best teams.

Other teams of interest

Mercy

                -No postseason, RPI 95, lose  1

                -Currently a simAI team, but will be interesting to see if they can make the tournament. They return 9 Sr’s.

St. Edward’s

                -1st round of NT, RPI 48, lose 0

                -This is a team that could  become a contender by the end of the year. They are my surprise pick. 

1/26/2012 9:05 PM (edited)

New recruits:

Name

Pos.

GPA

FG%

FT%

A

SPD

REB

DE

BLK

LP

PE

BH

P

WE

ST

DU

TOT

Leo Barnes

PF

2.45

70.0

69.1

61

32

41

36

31

81

15

35

12

28

69

56

497

Jim Thompson

PG

3.48

57.3

60.2

35

74

2

28

1

15

45

48

71

38

60

48

465

Average

 

2.97

63.6

64.6

48

53

21

32

16

48

30

41

41

33

64

52

481

Leo Barnes- His work ethic was in the upper 70’s before coaches throughout high school and college berated him for not being his cousin Jeffrey Barnes http://whatifsports.com/hd/PlayerHistory/Default.aspx?pid=1829590.

Jim Thompson- He’s going to be really good and is otherwise completely boring.

Name

Yr.

Pos.

A

SPD

REB

DE

BLK

LP

PE

BH

P

WE

ST

DU

FT

TOT

John Sievers

Sr.

PG

26

85

2

27

3

22

90

68

78

37

65

79

D+

582

Michael Cortes

Jr.

PG

55

66

2

53

2

12

81

63

64

71

75

83

B-

627

David Green

So.

PG

40

73

2

44

2

23

80

87

86

63

71

56

B

627

Albert Friedman

So.

SG

71

53

8

69

1

14

64

49

49

32

77

38

D+

525

Jeffrey Saephan

Sr.

PF

58

42

62

44

60

61

9

41

49

64

67

61

C-

618

Brandon Steely

Sr.

PF

35

38

53

44

51

82

44

51

48

40

67

59

B-

612

John Bullard

So.

PF

63

28

68

61

47

40

16

25

12

50

69

43

D

522

Jeremy Coulson

Fr.

PF

71

26

51

64

33

53

17

35

24

47

62

35

C+

518

Brian Pizzo

Jr.

C

39

29

88

41

80

60

37

18

18

43

67

65

D+

585

Allen Puckett

Jr.

C

64

31

83

66

68

51

31

20

24

57

86

72

C+

653

Averages

-

-

52

47

42

51

35

42

47

46

45

50

71

59

C

587

This team should be an improvement over last year’s team, but is probably a year away from being a team that could go .500 or better in the Heartland. 

Last year's team before 5 recruits:

Averages- 43 55 35 40 29 38 60 47 47 53 67 63 C 578

1/29/2012 12:05 PM

I showed the categories I put players into after the non-con of last season.  The threshold for having a good team has generally been around 25 points. The rankings are:

1)      Role Player

2)      Quality Backup

3)      Capable Starter

4)      Good

5)      Star

Last year’s team was a 21 after the non-con. I will place a * by any player likely to move up a level by the end of the non-con so that I can accurately compare those two teams.

PG)  John Sievers (Sr) Quality Backup*

        Michael Cortes (Jr) Quality Backup

        David Green (Soph) Capable Starter*

        Jim Thompson (Fr) Role Player

SG) Albert Friedman (Soph) Quality Backup

PF) Jeffrey Saephan (Sr) Role Player*

        Brandon Steely (Sr) Role Player*

        John Bullard (Soph) Role Player

        Leo Barnes (Fr) Role Player

        Jeremy Coulson (Fr) Role Player

C)    Brian Pizzo (Jr) Quality Backup

        Allen Puckett (Jr) Capable Starter

So, as of now they are a 20 and by the end of the non-con should be a 24. That shows an improvement over last year but is still below what I’m looking for. 

1/30/2012 1:24 AM

There are 16 teams with the grade of 25 or higher in my ranking system.  Usually I determine a team that starts at 25+ to mean they have a chance at a championship.  This year 16 made the list.

12(t)-NR-Albany St.-25

12(t)-#20-CSU Dominguez Hills-25

12(t)-#12-USC Aiken-25

12(t)-#11-Rollins-25

12(t)-#10-St. Anslem-25

9(t)-#19-Shepherd-26

9(t)-#9-N. Alabama-26

9(t)-#6-Bemidji St.-26

7(t)-#7-Wilmington-27

7(t)-#3-Salem International-27

5(t)-#14-St. Edward’s-28

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3(t)-#5-N. Kentucky-29

3(t)-#2-Emporia St.-29

2-#4-Clarion U.-30

1-#1-Queens-36

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