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Old 04-28-2016, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2016-2017 UMBC Retrievers Thread

I figured the new coaching staff being announced would be a good topic to start the new thread.

Obviously, they all have good resumes, and I can't be too surprised he brought two of his staff from LRU with him. But what I'm really impressed with is the new DOBO, who started an AAU club in Houston, which will open up a very good recruiting pipeline.
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I like the staff. A couple of very experienced assistants, one with local ties, and the DBO has extensive AAU ties in Texas (so I'd be shocked if we don't start recruiting from there).
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Obviously, they all have good resumes, and I can't be too surprised he brought two of his staff from LRU with him. But what I'm really impressed with is the new DOBO, who started an AAU club in Houston, which will open up a very good recruiting pipeline.
I really like his experience too. It's a good staff on paper.
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The one thing that this staff already has that our former staff didn't was experience and a past of having success. No offense but besides Frankie Allen, everyone else is a rookie looking for their big break.
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Men's basketball will play at Virginia Tech this year
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Keep us updated as you did last season. Appreciated.
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Re: 2016-2017 UMBC Retrievers Thread

New coach Ryan Odom says UMBC is a 'sleeping giant.' Now he has to prove it.
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UMBC signed JUCO 5'7 PG KJ Maura from College of Central Florida. Maura was a 1st team All-JUCO player, scoring 10.5 PPG (44% from 3) with 9.8 assists per game (!).

Maura played at Abilene Christian as a freshman, and will have two years of eligibility remaining. I think he should ve eligible to play immediately.

I'm worried about his size, especially after looking at some film, but he's proven he can distribute the ball.

Here's a tape of him at the JUCO All-Star game:


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UMBC signed JUCO 5'7 PG KJ Maura from College of Central Florida. Maura was a 1st team All-JUCO player, scoring 10.5 PPG (44% from 3) with 9.8 assists per game (!).

Maura played at Abilene Christian as a freshman, and will have two years of eligibility remaining. I think he should ve eligible to play immediately.

I'm worried about his size, especially after looking at some film, but he's proven he can distribute the ball.

Here's a tape of him at the JUCO All-Star game:

All Star Game JUCO 2016- Point Guard KJ Maura Highlight - YouTube
Interesting. He loves the Alley Oops. I agree we need some size.
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Re: 2016-2017 UMBC Retrievers Thread

Slightly off topic, but John Zito goes back to the HS ranks.
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UMBC hosts Towson on December 18th.
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Duquense message boards are saying their season ticket packets mention UMBC on Nov 30.
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I've heard positive things about Curran and Park, who committed to the US Air Force Academy and played for their prep school last year.

As much as I hope the newcomers do well, I am most hopeful that because last year's freshmen all stayed that the coaching staff sees D-1 potential in them and that they start to realize some of that potential this season.

We might not be a 20-win team next year but I think our offense could be even better under Odom. The key though is how to play defense in an up-tempo offense, something that Odom was able to get his guys to do at Lenoir-Rhyne.
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Re: 2016-2017 UMBC Retrievers Thread

Only know about half of the non-con schedule, but looking like a nice one so far. Two winnable games to start the season as well.

Nov. 13 at UMES
Nov. 16 vs. Delaware State
Nov. 30 at Duquesne
Dec. 18 vs. Towson
Dec. 20 vs. Citadel
Dec. 23 at James Madison
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UMBC will visit Navy; like last year, the night before Thanksgiving, Nov 23.
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