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Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:36 pm

With no classes to keep him busy and no playing time for awhile, Hugh Hogland has decided to add his name to the mid-season transfer portal according to one of his teammates.

Hugh's going to be missed by his teammates, and his departure will leave the team a little short handed, but I can certainly understand his decision.  Wherever he goes, Hugh won't be eligible until the second semester next season...unless he goes to a D2 school, in which case he can begin playing immediately.

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Post by Guest on Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:51 pm

I was looking at the roster today, and thinking if all the big men come back, and Collinsworth is a player, it will be a crowded roster.
Diabate         Senior
Hogland        RS Junior
Akwuba        Junior
Tryon           Senior
Collinsworth RS Freshman

I wonder if his time away for Japanese National Team time hurt him at UP.

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Post by Sound Voltex on Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:15 pm

He has confirmed it on his Instagram page.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6_iHaDBv01/
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Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:47 pm

up7587 wrote:I was looking at the roster today, and thinking if all the big men come back, and Collinsworth is a player, it will be a crowded roster.
Diabate         Senior
Hogland        RS Junior
Akwuba        Junior
Tryon           Senior
Collinsworth RS Freshman

I wonder if his time away for Japanese National Team time hurt him at UP.
Collinsworth has burned his redshirt year by playing 15 minutes in two games, and unless he's injured and doesn't play again this season because of his injury (I think he's gone 6 or 7 games without suiting-up), he can then take an injury redshirt.  Regardless, he's probably not the Pilot's post of the future without a lot of improvement in his game.

I think Hugh was probably helped more than hurt by his time with the JNT because he played against very good competition and got in more training than he would have in Portland.

One other scholarship big still on the roster is Josh Phillips, who wanted to take a redshirt year this season, and whose future with the team has got be somewhat uncertain.  

Phillips, Collinsworth and walk-on Watson are currently a great help as "practice players."  Hogland was a potential starter, but lost his spot in the rotation (11 minutes per game) after Akwuba returned to the lineup.
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Post by DoubleDipper on Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:36 am

Hugh Hogland wrote:After many talks with my family and people who I trust, I have decided to put my name in the transfer portal and asses my options going forward. I would like to thank the University of Portland for the opportunity to play division one basketball…
Interesting that Hugh thanked UP for the opportunity to play D1 basketball.  Could that mean he’s considering moving down to D2 or even moving back to Oahu and enrolling at D2 Chaminade or D2 BYU Hawaii or D2 Hawaii Pacific...and begin playing immediately?

IMO, Hugh Hogland could have a great impact on D2 basketball and get the necessary minutes to once again be invited to the Japanese National Team. It appeared that he was not going to get much playing time at UP unless someone went down with an injury or transferred.
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Post by NoPoNeighbor on Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:23 pm

I'm disappointed to see Hugh go. When Akwuba was getting ready to return to action I made a post in which I made a case for Akwuba to redshirt this season. Part of my rationale was that there would not be enough minutes to go around among Akwuba, Diabate, Tryon and Hogland. It looks like the result is Hogland deciding to leave the program. I'm not convinced that Hogland is fourth-best among those four, as an all-around player, and I'm sorry that we won't get to see him develop into his full potential as a Pilot.

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Post by Sound Voltex on Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:55 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:
Hugh Hogland wrote:After many talks with my family and people who I trust, I have decided to put my name in the transfer portal and asses my options going forward. I would like to thank the University of Portland for the opportunity to play division one basketball…
Interesting that Hugh thanked UP for the opportunity to play D1 basketball.  Could that mean he’s considering moving down to D2 or even moving back to Oahu and enrolling at D2 Chaminade or D2 BYU Hawaii or D2 Hawaii Pacific...and begin playing immediately?

IMO, Hugh Hogland could have a great impact on D2 basketball and get the necessary minutes to once again be invited to the Japanese National Team.  It appeared that he was not going to get much playing time at UP unless someone went down with an injury or transferred.

BYU-Hawaii stopped athletics altogether a few years ago so that's not a thing.

He could go the way of another Japanese player, Kai Toews who quit UNCW's team a few weeks ago to try for a pro career in Japan.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2019/12/24/basketball/uncws-kai-toews-leaves-school-pursue-pro-career-japan/
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Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:58 am

Talked to a few of Hugh's former teammates last evening, and they too were pretty much in the dark as to why Hugh left UP.

The general consensus was he didn't really want to leave, but his father convinced him he could better further his career as a pro if he went elsewhere...
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Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:49 am

Hugh Hogland wrote:3/02/2020: Got back on my feet and signed with UC Davis. Could not feel more blessed at this moment! Thank you to everyone who made this moment possible. Big shoutout to my future coaches and teammates for making me feel at home on my visit! #aggiesbasketball let’s get to work!
Seems he wasted some court and workout time, but Hugh has now signed with UC Davis.  I’m not sure if graduates in May (it would be a year early), but if he does he’d be eligible immediately as a grad-transfer.

Hugh commented, "Wish I had done this three years ago!"

Can't really blame him...a fresh start under a new staff at a new school has got to be exciting.
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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:29 am

How many pros come out of UCD?

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Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:29 am

DoubleDipper wrote: I’m not sure if he graduates in May (it would be a year early), but if he does he’d be eligible immediately as a grad-transfer.
By taking summer classes and a few online courses, Hugh will graduate from UP a year early on May 3rd and head to graduate school at UC Davis.

He'll be immediately eligible and have two years of eligibility remaining.

Not sure if UC Davis is on our schedule during the next two seasons. Regardless, it will be interesting to see Hugh's development under a different coaching staff as he works toward his goal of playing professionally in Japan.
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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:38 am

The Aggies only had one center on their roster, and he was a senior, so Hugh should get lots of PT.

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Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:28 pm

Hugh opens up to the Beacon on why he left UP...
Beacon/Hugh wrote:“I haven’t been happy here,” Hogland said. “I love the school. I love the people. But the program here was kind of bogging down my mental health — just me mentally. So, you know, I just decided that wasn’t the best track for me.”

Besides playing time and his overall mental health, Hogland cited a lack of connection with head coach Terry Porter as another reason for leaving the team.

“TP (Terry Porter) is a smart guy,” Hogland said of his former coach. “He really knows the game of basketball. He’s really passionate about it. Me and him just didn’t gel, whatsoever. I mean, I’ve been saying that TP’s the coach for me. I’ve always wanted to play for him. But that was just because I was on the team. But, nothing against him. I don’t regret the last two and a half years.”
https://www.upbeacon.com/article/2020/04/portland-pilots-mens-basketball-uc-davis-terry-porter
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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:18 pm

"It's not you, it's me."

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Post by Kevin on Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:17 pm

Hugh hustled and was a great kid but was a very inefficient basketball player. Outside of dunking, there really wasn't much there. He didn't have touch, hit 58% from the line, was a subpar passer, very low block rate for his size and was a turnover machine.

Porter made the right call keeping him off the court, especially with 3 more efficient players ahead of him in Diabate, Akwuba and Tryon.

I think we're in much better shape moving forward without him, even if TP isn't able to find another "Big" in the transfer bucket.
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Post by GoPilots19 on Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:54 pm

I feel like Hugh had some really promising moments off the bench last year (18-19), but I felt like his impact decreased significantly whenever they tried to extend his minutes. I did feel bad for him this year when his minutes decreased but he definitely was given some opportunities

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