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Post by DoubleDipper on Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:05 am

Dean Murdoch wrote:Oh, I think I see what you mean, McCaskill was with the Missouri Flight a couple weekends ago. Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think it's standard for a recently graduated high school player committed to a D1 school to be playing at whatever level that is...AAU?
Link Year Prep wrote:Help us welcome @iceylife05 (Donyae MCaskill) to the Pride! Big time pick up, was already a MM signee who has decided to reclassify!!! #PartOfThePride
Donyae McCaskill has "reclassified" and will spend a year at Link Year Prep, the same school the Pilots' guard Chase Adams attended...and the Pilots once again have 13 scholarship players for 2019-20.
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Post by DoubleDipper on Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:13 am

Dean Murdoch wrote:So I guess that's it, then? With Phillips apparently returning, I guess the 2019-20 lineup will shape up something like this?

PG - Walker, Ferebee, Adams
SG - Porter, McCaskill Harewood
SF - White, Fahrensohn
PF - Tryon, Diabate, Phillips
C - Hogland, Akwuba, Collinsworth
FYP Cool
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Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:39 pm

Dean Murdoch wrote:Hey, here we go.
@JonRothstein wrote:Source: VMI grad transfer Austin Vereen will visit Portland on Friday. Immediately eligible.
Didn't play at all last year due to wrist surgery, but was a big contributor on a not-so-good VMI team back in 2017-18 (10.4 points, 4.7 rebounds per game). 6-4, 190 with one season left and plays at a position of need for next year's Pilots. Looks like Siena is also targeting him, he visited there last weekend.
I have no idea if UP ever made Austin Vereen an offer, but apparently Vereen found Stockton and Coach Stoudamire to his liking as he committed to UOP yesterday...
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Post by SoCal_Pilot on Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:25 pm

It seems like Vereen and Harewood are similar players in terms of what they can bring to the table? Just speculating but it would seem likely that the Pilots would only be on the market for one of the two

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Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:11 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:The combined "quiet/dead period" began on April 1 and ends at noon this coming Thursday, but apparently Bakari Evelyn and Markus Golder visited UP March 29-31.  

From what I gather, they were both being recruited by Coach Cantu... Rolling Eyes
Checking on the Valpo grad-transfers, Evelyn and Golder, they both landed elsewhere.

Golder, the Clackamas High and Valparaiso grad, was apparently thought to not be the "best fit" for UP, and ended up at Portland State.

Evelyn, the better athlete and player of the two, was apparently turned away by UP because of his "suspect ankles," and is now at Iowa.

It will be interesting to see how each performs this coming season...

Going back through this thread, it's interesting to note how many of Coach Cantu's prospects were NOT signed...the only one is Cody Collinsworth.
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Post by SoCal_Pilot on Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:17 pm

That is interesting about Coach Cantu's targets, I wonder if that's common in situations like this? It would seem logical in the sense that if I was a recruit of Coach Cantu's I would be a little worried about going to the place that just fired him.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:01 am

SoCal_Pilot wrote:That is interesting about Coach Cantu's targets, I wonder if that's common in situations like this? It would seem logical in the sense that if I was a recruit of Coach Cantu's I would be a little worried about going to the place that just fired him.

Presumably they met TP and he also expressed an interest. scratch
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Post by SoCal_Pilot on Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:23 am

Geezaldinho wrote:
SoCal_Pilot wrote:That is interesting about Coach Cantu's targets, I wonder if that's common in situations like this? It would seem logical in the sense that if I was a recruit of Coach Cantu's I would be a little worried about going to the place that just fired him.

Presumably they met TP and he also expressed an interest.  scratch


True, but I've read a few articles indicating that it is mostly the assistants talking to recruits and building relationships with them. The head coach is often only brought in to seal the deal.

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Post by DoubleDipper on Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:00 pm

Dean Murdoch wrote:Well at least Niven had the courtesy to mention the Pilots on Saturday!
@IcebucketNep wrote:Georgia, Wake Forest, St. John's, Oregon, Georgetown, Texas A&M, Portland. Where should I go? 🤔 #Decisions
After a whirlwind of recruitment by some outstanding programs, Niven Glover signed with Fresno State!

It would seem UP's interest, and the interest of all the high-major schools disappeared when Glover's coach described him as "selfish" and a "team cancer."
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