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Old 12-13-2015, 08:29 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I was just expressing my opinion. I didn't say you can't discuss.
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I was thinking of this right now though there could be a D1 player next year possible Shungu and Grey year after last to my memory D1 scholarship player was O'shea in 2010 or 2011. Before there up to like 2003-4 there was a consistent run of players from here who had decent D1 career:
Candon Rusin - Marist/UVM - 1026pts
Clancy Rugg - UVM - 991 points
Matt Glass - UMass/UVM - 841pts
Pat Bergmann - UVM - 204pts
Kyle Cieplicki - UVM - 829pts
Chad Powlovich - UVM - 130pts walk on but he played mins
Tyrone Conley - UNH - 1304pts
Joe O’Shea - Bryant - 863pts

points not be all end all by no means but just the first line indicator on surface. So that range from like 2003-10 was a good run of players right now probably a bit of a down cycle outside Grey maybe Shungu nobody looks promising to be surefire as you say but still early days but that run cylce of those years where guys consistent going to D1 ever 1-2 years of so might never be repeated when you think of it.
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Re: Vermont HS BBall prospect discussion

Has anyone see any of the followings guys play?

- Trevor Brink 6’1” 175 G 2018 Lyndonville, VT

- Logan Cota 6’0" 185 G 2018 Bellows Falls, VT

They're both on the roster for the VT Academy team. Cota may be at another school, hard to tell sometimes with some of these kiddos.
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Re: Vermont HS BBall prospect discussion

Looks like we should add Jonas Parker of Mount Anthony to this list. He's a 6'7" senior transfer from Middletown, NY (his twin brother also transferred to MAU this season, but from a different high school).

MAU has blown out MSJ, Middlebury, and Essex w/ Parker as their leading scorer. He had 33 against Middlebury, 14 against Eli DiGrande and the Hornets.

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Besides Rice/Burlington is there any HS basketball game even worth watching in the entire state of Vermont?

I just read Rice beat CVU 55-23 and CVU only made 1 basket the entire first half and led 30-3 at halftime. I had to re-read that a couple times.

Keep in mind Gray doesn't even play at Rice anymore, and also keep in mind CVU is the second largest school in the state.

Just brutal.
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So finally got to see Kendrick Gray play for Vermont Academy- my thoughts:

Definitely talented. You can tell he's really transitioning from playing Vermont HS basketball to top-level prep school against other D1 players each game. Still figuring it out on defense- you can tell he never had to D anyone up at Rice- and does not appear to be much of a rebounder. Wouldn't say right now he has the greatest "motor" and isn't physical more of a finesse player. That could be just who he is or could've the drastic difference in competition.

That all being said, he's super long and athletic. Has a nice looking shot. Finished nicely at the rim a few times. Needs to be more assertive, hardly looked to shoot- thought he was 4th most talented player on VA behind the Miami kid, Christian David, and Xavier kid. Needs to look for his offense more, but I imagine this is a big transition year.

Definitely a D1 player but I really have no idea how high he could go- he's still pretty raw in some respects but ceiling could be pretty high. He could easily play in AE- probably his floor.

Thought Bruce Brown for VA was solid but surprised he's at the level of Miami/Indiana. Christian David has a great looking outside shot and is a legit 6'7". Kind of a soft player and didn't have much of a handle or could really attack the hoop- but a legit 6'7" SG will attract the BCS schools.

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Re: Vermont HS BBall prospect discussion

Although CVU (surprisingly, considering their enrollment) has never been good at basketball. Other big Chittenden County schools (Essex, SBHS) have struggled over the years too. Maybe Rice has been recruiting...umm, 100% ethically enrolling some of their best potential players over the years.

Haven't been to a game yet this year, but imagine I'll get out at some point. Unfortunately I probably won't get a look at this mystery kid from Mount Anthony anytime soon.
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Although CVU (surprisingly, considering their enrollment) has never been good at basketball. Other big Chittenden County schools (Essex, SBHS) have struggled over the years too. Maybe Rice has been recruiting...umm, 100% ethically enrolling some of their best potential players over the years.

Haven't been to a game yet this year, but imagine I'll get out at some point. Unfortunately I probably won't get a look at this mystery kid from Mount Anthony anytime soon.
very true think about it over years Cieplicki from Shelburne that is CVU, Shungu Winooski, and then a vast majority of Rice rotation kids from SB. Also CVU and SB it just seem have different priorities mainly soccer and that is okay, though Rice did with a soccer title with a bunch of recrui...i mean "recently enroll" kids.

And hoop cat yeah a lot of them can be blowouts but usually you go to see one or two players on one team at least i do. it is like when UVM hockey plays and Jack Eichel was at BU alst year they whooped UVM ass but Eichel was magic and you just appreciate that. Of course on much lesser scale VT HS hoop wise.
Well if nobody see Mt Anthony kid in regular season they always end up in title convo as southern rep team so perhaps Patrick in March.

Also very much agree with Kendrick assessments. Going to 2017 will help him because he is going to need full year to realize how to defend Rice guarded his inefficiency at D the whole time he was there and Shungu grabbed all the rebounds so he has to realize D is serious to be a serious D1 player
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Rice loses to Rutland by 1 Shungu w/ 37pts , Burlington looks to be a balanced team and keeps rollin, and has anyone seen Mount Anthony play and how legit is the parker kid? Looks like we have some what of a season boys but still too early.
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Rice loses to Rutland by 1 Shungu w/ 37pts , Burlington looks to be a balanced team and keeps rollin, and has anyone seen Mount Anthony play and how legit is the parker kid? Looks like we have some what of a season boys but still too early.
Not totally shocked, re: Rutland/Rice. Rutland is solid, a lot of good overall athletes (football state champs this year for those who don't follow). Kyle Cassarino, who was their starting RB, is better at hoops. Good guard, shoots well.

I saw Burlington last night. Balanced is a good word: a lot of depth for a team at this level. Their backcourt is strong: athletic, good ball-handlers. Asmin Mostalic is a match-up problem with his size and range. He probably has a lower ceiling than any of the top players on that team, but he might be actually playing better than anyone on his team. They good.
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Rutland team is tough I believe they were the only 1 loss Rice had last year. I think with BHS they have the best coach in the state knows adjustments and they match up well. Seems like all you have to do is double Shungu I didn't see anyone else for Rice look decent other than the elliott kid. Burlington is my favorite to win it all but MAU seems to be making some noise. Kind of like Burr n Burton who made a good run at patrick but didn't turn out so well once they faced teams with legitmate players. Not sure who I would pick as a sleeper team since I haven't really gotten a chance to go to any of the games besides MMU/SB. Anyone else have a team we don't know about?
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Re: Vermont HS BBall prospect discussion

BFP 12/23/15: Rice’s Ben Shungu storms way to 1,000 points
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Great article, but Rice has a tough road to Patrick if they can't find someone else to score their points. Their guards are young and inconsistent and Rice lacks size. Congrats to josh Hale who also joined the 1000 pt club although they had a close one against Brattleboro.
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Re: Vermont HS BBall prospect discussion

I actually went to the Rice game last night. I'm not going to get into the game of "Is he a D1 player?" (if only one D1 school wants you, you're still a D1 player...), but Shungu looked clearly in a class by himself. Good motor, played hard on both ends, has really thrown it all on his back now that he's not really sharing the spotlight. He's filled out too, he looked more like a college basketball player. Might still benefit from a PG year, but he's probably pretty comparable to where, say, Tyrone Conley was at this point in his career.
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Re: Vermont HS BBall prospect discussion

Tyrone Conley was a much higher level athlete than Shungu at this point. I think Kendrick Grey and Tyrone Conley are better to compare. Has Shungu ever dunked in a game? Conley repeated threw down nasty dunks as a high school player.
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Tyrone Conley was a much higher level athlete than Shungu at this point. I think Kendrick Grey and Tyrone Conley are better to compare. Has Shungu ever dunked in a game? Conley repeated threw down nasty dunks as a high school player.
Yeah, Conley was a better overall athlete at this stage, but I think skill-wise they're pretty close (Conley used that athleticism to hide some stuff at the HS level, in my opinion). Shungu threw down last night: stole it in the backcourt, went up one-hand on a break-away. He can elevate.
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