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The 2013-14 Season

Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:53 pm

With the first practice just two days away, it seemed the right time to quit adding to the "2013 Offseason" posts and start fresh.  

A great way to start may be with the posting of the "2013-14 Men's Basketball Totally Unofficial Photo."
Great to see the four new additions.....11-Bobby, 54-Aitor (Xubi), 2-Alec, and 52-Volodymyr (Voldy).

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Re: The 2013-14 Season

Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:14 pm

It's probably easier to choose this year's starting lineup than it will be to choose this year's starting shoe.  The guys have at least 5 Nike models to choose from......
#1#2
#3#4
#5 (Great for breast cancer awareness day)
I like #1....less Swoosh, more Purple....What's your choice?

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Re: The 2013-14 Season

Post by Guest on Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:33 pm

Good lord, that is one bad-ass team. Not even a hint of a smile on any of them.

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Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:05 pm

DeanMurdoch wrote:Good lord, that is one bad-ass team. Not even a hint of a smile on any of them.
Ha-ha, well, to be fair.....this is a very unofficial photo; I'm sure the "official" picture will be posted by UP soon.
(For those of you viewing the picture on your phone or tablet, the entire right side of the photo could be cut-off, that's why you might not see Coach Rev and Coach Eric.

Here's a more fun/upbeat picture of the team:

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Re: The 2013-14 Season

Post by up7587 on Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:33 pm

Shoe #3 would be my choice.

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:11 pm

Not a LeBron fan, but the shoes are nice (#1). The Hyperdunks (#5) are cool with the two shades of purple (the picture makes it look pink, but it's light purple).

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Post by Pilot2002 on Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:05 pm

PurplePrideTrumpet wrote: The Hyperdunks (#5) are cool with the two shades of purple (the picture makes it look pink, but it's light purple).
Those (#5) will probably be green in the Chiles Center. Laughing 

I like the first shoes for the not so prominent swoosh, but #3 is good as well.

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Re: The 2013-14 Season

Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:25 pm

#4 looks like something you would wear to a party in the Hamptons.

I might get a pair.

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Re: The 2013-14 Season

Post by PilotNut on Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:07 pm

One of each, please. Thanks.

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Re: The 2013-14 Season

Post by DoubleDipper on Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:54 pm

Geezaldinho wrote:#4 looks like something you would wear to a party in the Hamptons.
Ha-ha, I thought the same thing.....saw Alec trying on a pair of this model....he made no comment. Rolling Eyes

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Re: The 2013-14 Season

Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:09 pm

From this morning.....the coach you don't often get to see:  

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Re: The 2013-14 Season

Post by Guest on Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:05 pm

"DC's back, DC's back!!"

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Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:19 pm

DeanMurdoch wrote:"DC's back, DC's back!!"
He really is....and moving much better than expected, IMO....Xubi too.  

There should be some good competion for minutes. Very Happy

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Re: The 2013-14 Season

Post by up7587 on Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:30 pm

What's the over/under on how many days Rev's voice lasts?

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Re: The 2013-14 Season

Post by NoPoNeighbor on Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:52 pm

Did I see Gat Bol helping at out practice in that video?

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Re: The 2013-14 Season

Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:42 pm

NoPoNeighbor wrote:Did I see Gat Bol helping at out practice in that video?
Keen eye, NPN, I believe that is young Gat.  

Not sure what his role may be, but my guess is he's either trying-out or has been "hired" as one of the student managers.  As I said in an earlier post, he's much too lightweight and not nearly strong enough to "compete" at the D-1 level, but he obviously knows his way around a basketball court and can be huge help with drills, etc.

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Re: The 2013-14 Season

Post by DoubleDipper on Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:59 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:If you've been following the Men's Basketball on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/upmensbasketball?sk=wall, you'll know there's been a contest to choose this season's slogan, and the winner is UP junior Ryan Kain, and the slogan for the 2013-14 season is:
YOU DIDN'T SEE THIS COMING
.....and for his winner's prize, Ryan chose the "Party in the Hamptons" style.

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Re: The 2013-14 Season

Post by Geezaldinho on Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:22 pm

Wise choice.

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Re: The 2013-14 Season

Post by Guest on Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:40 pm

Anyone been out to any practices? How's the team looking? (only 23 days until CU-Irvine)

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Post by DoubleDipper on Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:24 pm

DeanMurdoch wrote:Anyone been out to any practices? How's the team looking? (only 23 days until CU-Irvine)
Yes, and too soon to tell.....except to say the team is well ahead of last year's pace in terms of the "playbook," or understanding the various offensive schemes.

So far, everyone’s healthy and DC is moving very well....not like the DC back east!

Remember, Saturday's practice is at Howard Hall beginning at 11.

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Re: The 2013-14 Season

Post by DoubleDipper on Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:34 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:
NoPoNeighbor wrote:Did I see Gat Bol helping at out practice in that video?
Keen eye, NPN, I believe that is young Gat.  
Gat is a student manager....one of six, I believe.  As their class schedules are not 'protected' like the student-athletes, usually none are able to stay for entire practice sessions.

I've heard good things from the staff regarding Gat's help with some of the drills.

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Re: The 2013-14 Season

Post by onetouchfutbol on Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:04 am

Has Rev said the team is ahead of last year in terms of learning the playbook? How exactly do we know that?

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Post by DoubleDipper on Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:27 pm

onetouchfutbol wrote:Has Rev said the team is ahead of last year in terms of learning the playbook?  How exactly do we know that?
How do we KNOW that?  Hmm, good question…..you sound like one of my metaphysics professors  Smile...but it has been my observation that the four new guys have picked up the offensive scheme of things much quicker than 3 out of 4 of last year's new guys.  

If the Pilots are to successfully play transition basketball they must be aggressive and somewhat structured.....and with Alec at PG it is going much smoother, IMO, than it has in the last couple of years.

The 10 practices in Portland and the 5 games in Spain in August have contributed to the quicker start this year....but 9 players back from last year has to be a big help too.

After only 5 official preseason practices, my vote for most improved is KB and Thomas; best newcomer is Alec; best passer is Korey; and all 13 are working their tails off.

Still a long way to go.......

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Re: The 2013-14 Season

Post by Guest on Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:31 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:After only 5 official preseason practices, my vote for most improved is KB and Thomas; best newcomer is Alec; best passer is Korey; and all 13 are working their tails off.
So the guy with arguably the most potential is one of the team's most improved? If that's not a good sign, I don't know what is.

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Post by wrv on Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:27 pm

I am interested in hearing about the newcomer pg Alec . . .press breaker?

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