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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by DoubleDipper on Thu May 24, 2018 1:02 pm

UP Athletics wrote:MBB: @PilotHoops signs Ty Glover, versatile 6-7 wing from San Bernardino Valley College!
http://portlandpilots.com/news/2018/5/24/mens-basketball-ty-glover-versatile-jc-transfer-signs-with-pilots.aspx
Coach Porter wrote:"He brings an exciting blend of skills, size and athleticism to our program. We like the fact that he is a multi-positional player, who plays with a great deal of energy and really competes. We still have a very young roster, so he will also bring a level of maturity and confidence to the floor that I like."  
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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by MesaPilot1 on Thu May 24, 2018 1:12 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:
UP Athletics wrote:MBB: @PilotHoops signs Ty Glover, versatile 6-7 wing from San Bernardino Valley College!

http://portlandpilots.com/news/2018/5/24/mens-basketball-ty-glover-versatile-jc-transfer-signs-with-pilots.aspx

Looks like he may give us some backup to Josh, or competition to start at the wing position....at least not another guard thank goodness....

Would have been nice to have a post...so our talented new post's can grow into their positions rather than be overwhelmed like Diabate was for over the first half of last year....

BUT, now you guys dont have to listen to me drone on about the need for an experienced post player, I believe the young post guys will do Ok and NOW they get to sink or swim.... and hopefully adapt to D-1 ball quickly.

Welcome Ty and Go Pilots!!!

Ty has a 7 foot wingspan and excellent quickness(Making it challenging to score on him)... also great for rim protection....yes!


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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by up7587 on Thu May 24, 2018 1:26 pm

Hope this assessment from his JC coach transfers to D1.


"Tymoryae is a 6-foot-7, multi-positional perimeter player with elite athleticism," said Quincy Brewer, head coach at San Bernardino Valley College. "He is a two-way player capable of making a significant impact on both ends of the floor.
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Post by Stonehouse on Thu May 24, 2018 1:57 pm

Love his size and wingspan... having someone that can guard multiple positions is always a useful thing to have. And that swingman position is something we had a need for. Seems like a good fit for our roster.

One note... he shot 39% from three last year (19-49), but only shot 60% from FT (24-40). So maybe he's more of an opportunistic shooter than a pure shooter, if that makes sense.

But hey, if he can reliably knock down a corner three and play good defense, he'll be a great asset.
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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by MesaPilot1 on Thu May 24, 2018 2:20 pm

There is a 7 min. video of him on Hudl if you Google his name...remember it isn't D-1  but it shows his athletic ability and 3 pt shooting form...Plus I love how he shoots 100% from 3, lol, ( I would'nt mind some missed shots in these players videos so one can see if how they follow their shots, defend off a miss, etc...)
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Maybe somebody who's into sharing that with the site can do that...

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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by DoubleDipper on Thu May 24, 2018 2:37 pm

MesaPilot1 wrote:There is a 7 min. video of him on Hudl
Here's the link:
https://www.hudl.com/video/3/4883950/583d14435b3cd91d847291ca

Remember, this was taped in the first semester of his freshman JUCO year, one would imagine he's played and developed quite a bit since then.

I'm not sure Ty was the leader of his SBVC team this season, but at the same time we should remember that 5 players on his team, including Ty, are now committed to D1 schools.

Finally, I'm told Coach Johnson considers Ty the most athletic player he has recruited outside Klay Thompson at WSU....that's saying quite a bit, IMO.

The best athlete (RJ) leaves the team, only to have his scholarship taken by, presumably, the best athlete on the team.  Shocked
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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by Sound Voltex on Fri May 25, 2018 1:21 am

With Rashad's departure, I believe that leaves no more scholarship players remaining from the Reveno era. Xavier is technically the last overall player remaining as a walk-on, though there was that half a season-ish moment last year when he wasn't on the team.

Alongside Stone's departure and X not graduating until the following year due to his redshirt situation, that also leaves us no seniors on the roster this upcoming season for the first time in exactly a decade (2008-09).
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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by wrv on Fri May 25, 2018 9:18 am

If you watch the video, one is again struck by the athletic build and abilities of our recruits. Go Ty.

Getting good athletes on the court is clearly a theme for the coaches.

Now let's get some wins.

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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by Stonehouse on Sat May 26, 2018 10:14 am

Updated scholarship chart!


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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by up7587 on Sat May 26, 2018 11:42 am

So, with no seniors, and 17 players on the roster for the next two years, how are we making offers to 2019 recruits? Greyshirts?
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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by DoubleDipper on Sat May 26, 2018 12:41 pm

up7587 wrote:So, with no seniors, and 17 players on the roster for the next two years, how are we making offers to 2019 recruits?  Greyshirts?
Attrition!

Unlike the "olden days" when guys stuck around at a mid-major for four or five years, now when a player is being told he's good enough to go to a major, or is finding life on the bench is not the life he expected, he moves on.

Even without counting the players who left the team as a result of the coaching change (Todd, Monson, Russell, Ferguson, Maker), there have been at least five who have left to get more playing time elsewhere, (Jackson, Stone, Smoyer, Taylor), or to go to a better team (Johnson) in the last couple of years.

Without being specific, I predict the Pilots will see at keast two or three players transfer after the 2018-19 season...maybe even one of the coach's sons. Shocked
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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by Sound Voltex on Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:00 am

http://www.goldenstatenewspapers.com/tracy_press/bulldogs-basketball-players-look-forward-to-ncaa-opportunities/article_6fc1fe5a-6530-11e8-9e92-8b87be176c9b.html

Miles Turner said that basketball wasn’t his first priority when he searched for a college, but he found the ideal opportunity at University of Portland.

“It worked out perfectly. That was one of the schools I applied for just for academics and I wasn’t even on their basketball radar,” Turner said. “After the season, they contacted me and just said they heard good things about me and were interested.”

While he likes University of Portland for its academic offerings, he also looks forward to playing for 17-year NBA veteran Terry Porter, who has been the Pilots’ head coach for two years. In addition to his career with the Portland Trail Blazers, Porter has been head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks for two years and the Phoenix Suns for one year.

“I’m really excited to learn from him because I know he’s been through it,” Turner said. “He’s had a tremendous career in the NBA, so he knows exactly what to do to prepare me to go out and have a good, successful career.”

Turner has been playing basketball since the age of 4, including with the St. Bernard’s School CYO teams and the Team Arsenal and Tracy Tar Heels travel teams.

At Tracy High, he started during his sophomore year, when the team went 1-9, and by his senior year, he led a team that won the Bulldogs’ first boys basketball title since 1976.

“That gave me good experience to use for the rest of my years,” he said. “Going through those battles early in my career helped me be stronger mentally to lead the team later and to win league my senior year.”
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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:09 am

Miles Turner said that basketball wasn’t his first priority when he searched for a college, but he found the ideal opportunity at University of Portland.
IMO, walk-on Miles Turner could be in the rotation as early as his freshman year.

Taki and Josh both agreed he was very impressive during his tryout, and was often able to blow by his defenders.  

Miles had at least 4 mid-major D1 offers that I'm aware (the only two I can remember are Grand Canyon and Montana), and of course the previously mentioned preferred walk-on offer from Purdue, his dad's alma mater.  Not mentioned in the article is that his mom went to Notre Dame...so there was also the Holy Cross equation in his decision to attend UP.

Still way too early to tell, because we haven't seen whole team assembled and haven't yet had the opportunity to see what progress the returning players are making, but I have Miles no lower than 8th on the depth chart, about the same spot I would also place JUCO transfer, Ty Glover....for now. Shocked
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Re: 2018 Recruiting

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:54 pm

Ty Glover made his first visit to campus this past weekend, and although it was rainy and cool, the man from Riverside, California "can't wait for school to start and basketball to begin."

Ty is listed 6-6 to 6-7 most places, but I'm told he's a legitimate 6-8 and he's a 2-4 guy who can defend the opposing 1-5 guys, which should give him a good chance to be part of a 7 or 8 man rotation as a "utility" player....and he could contend for a starting spot.

Most recruits visit UP wanting to see some of the city and lounge around playing video games with their future teammates, but as Ty is already signed, his passion was shooting baskets with Crisshawn and playing pick-up games in the Beauchamp Center. Basketball
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