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Another point guard might be coming in

Post by recruitrakker on Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:16 am

Scouts, Inc., on espn.com is reporting that Ryan Whitehead, a 6-0 point guard from Arizona is considering Portland. I did a search on Whitehead and he was second-team all-state this year and he has a highlight film. Kid's got some hops:

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Re: Another point guard might be coming in

Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:25 am

Very intriguing! I think one thing this years team has lacked is an athletic scorer (esp when Nik went down)... This kid can clearly score in a variety of ways, but my biggest concern is ones ability to "run a team" something that doesn't necessarily translate from a highlight video. But you gotta like the 4.4 GPA, esp after the whole Shamburger situation...

And obviously PG is a very big ?? since the only true PG we have on the team for next year is Waterford, and he's barely seen the court this year. I know Jared has improved his handles/passing and Luke has that "point forward" passing ability, but a traditional point guard is definitely a concern...

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Re: Another point guard might be coming in

Post by up7587 on Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:50 am

At Scouts.com, Portland is on a long list of prospective teams for Thomas Feeney, a PG from Anchorage AK. Don't know if the school has any reciprocal interest.

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Re: Another point guard might be coming in

Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:54 am

Perhaps this is what Rev was talking about recruits responding well to the teams success/style the last few years....

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Re: Another point guard might be coming in

Post by RiseUP on Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:23 pm

Does anyone know the scholarship situation? We're graduating 5 players, Hegarty left last summer, is Porter coming back? I'd assume Schaefer and Cody didn't get scholarships as walk-ons but Hegarty's may have gone to one of them.

I'm asking because we've signed 5, have 1 verbal, and they are clearly shooting for a couple more. Are any of the recruits going to get partial scholarships? It would be nice if our bench could be a little larger next season.

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Re: Another point guard might be coming in

Post by up7587 on Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:27 pm

Porter is not coming back. Sad

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Re: Another point guard might be coming in

Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:33 pm

RiseUP wrote:Does anyone know the scholarship situation? We're graduating 5 players, Hegarty left last summer, is Porter coming back? I'd assume Schaefer and Cody didn't get scholarships as walk-ons but Hegarty's may have gone to one of them.

I'm asking because we've signed 5, have 1 verbal, and they are clearly shooting for a couple more. Are any of the recruits going to get partial scholarships? It would be nice if our bench could be a little larger next season.

There are no partial scholarships in Basketball - it's all or nothing.

Porter isn't coming back.

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Post by upsailor on Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:08 pm

I know we signed four early, but where did the fifth signing come from ?

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Re: Another point guard might be coming in

Post by RiseUP on Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:15 pm


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Re: Another point guard might be coming in

Post by up7587 on Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:29 pm

So I believe we have 4 signees and 1 verbal. With 5 seniors plus Porter and Hegarty, there may be 2 scholarships left.

So, should they all be filled, or should any be kept for next year, to spread out the classes? Four more will open next year. Should be loaded again in 4 years.

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Re: Another point guard might be coming in

Post by DaTruRochin on Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:32 pm

I guess I would try and fill in another JC type to balance out the classes a bit, and unless they can get an impact guy with the last one, I say hold it over....

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Re: Another point guard might be coming in

Post by DaTruRochin on Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:20 pm

Rev posted this like an hour ago:
Just got a fantastic call for the Pilot program. Another player who wants to be a part of all the excitement we are building on the Bluff!

Consider me intrigued!

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Re: Another point guard might be coming in

Post by wrv on Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:35 am

Well, a reference to building excitement on the bluff by Reveno, more importantly, suggests a mind set of remaining with the program . . .harder to build "Pilot program" excitement from the comfortable environs of UC Irvine.

In Reveno's defense, should he take the job, I think he would be the first head coach to have left this institution for another D1 head coach position. In fact, I think only Jack Avina continued to coach for a living after his departure--the rest never returned to the profession. Not an outcome Reveno would want. . .though that could also happen to him in the UC system.

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Re: Another point guard might be coming in

Post by RiseUP on Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:48 am

wrv wrote:Well, a reference to building excitement on the bluff by Reveno, more importantly, suggests a mind set of remaining with the program . . .harder to build "Pilot program" excitement from the comfortable environs of UC Irvine.

I got the same exact thought when I read that.

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Re: Another point guard might be coming in

Post by DaTruRochin on Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:31 pm

Eh, the UC Irvine is a purely speculative notion... And probably not even a lateral move program size/conference wise. That was all a beat writer making something out of nothing.

But that aside him continuing to work hard bringing in strong recruits? I don't think there is a way to interpret that poorly.

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Re: Another point guard might be coming in

Post by PilotNut on Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:17 pm

The UC Irvine "rumor" was just that... a silly internet rumor. Someone probably overheard Rev say "You see, you're fine" and mis heard it....

Not to say there arent schools looking at him seriously (and why wouldnt they?!)... a lot of schools will put him on their wish list... but interest has to be reciprocal...

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Re: Another point guard might be coming in

Post by onetouchfutbol on Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:13 pm

How do you get a 4.4 on a 4.0 scale? Do you get extra credit now for taking AP classes? All of a sudden, I feel a little bit older.

I'm old!

Great video all the same.

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Re: Another point guard might be coming in

Post by DaTruRochin on Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:20 pm

(Yeah some schools do slide the scale for AP, IB and some honors classes.... I wish that scale was in place back in the day.)

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Re: Another point guard might be coming in

Post by RiseUP on Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:20 pm

There are some schools that give an extra point for AP and Honors classes. Still a 4.4 is very, very solid.

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