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charliemike 05-17-2019 03:18 AM

UMBC Retrievers 2019-2020
 
LJ Owens has signed his NLI and is petitioning to play next season. We have a couple of other players considering UMBC but not sure their status.

We still have four scholarships to fill. We need more shooters. I feel our front court is fine. We need guards who can shoot.


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charliemike 05-18-2019 07:43 PM

UMBC Retrievers 2019-2020
 
Nathan Johnson seems to have had a pretty quiet prep year.

He had a couple of games that appears he had 15 and 18 points but one of them was where he made five 3s on zero attempts so who knows.

In HS he averaged 16ppg and shot 52% and 70% from the floor and the line, respectively.

If you watch the video he has a jump shot where his feet provide a wide base but itís really consistent. He showed a few step back 3s in the video as well as numerous baseline dunks and some alley oops.

He appears to be a good jump shooter and has a pretty quick shooting motion. It will be interesting to see how he looks at the Black and Gold scrimmage in the Fall.

Iím excited to have him. He is a tall wing who looks like a good shooter with athleticism.

He had offers from Stony Brook, Hartford, American, and Campbell most notably.

I corrected my post in the recruiting thread because he played with the post grad team and not the high schoolers who were full of big talent.

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NotDeadYet 05-18-2019 08:03 PM

Re: UMBC Retrievers 2019-2020
 
5 3's on 0 attempts? I am in awe.

charliemike 05-18-2019 08:08 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by NotDeadYet (Post 15310083)
5 3's on 0 attempts? I am in awe.


Itís 2019, youíd think we could get halfway decent stats.


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charliemike 05-18-2019 09:00 PM

Re: UMBC Retrievers 2019-2020
 
Some more links on Johnson:

Nathan Johnson, Waukee, SF/SG
Height/weight: 6-foot-7/195 pounds

2016-17 stats: 12.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, 51.4 percent shooting, 39.7 percent 3-pointers

Recruiting landscape: Air Force offered two summers ago, but it filled all its 2018 spots. We'll see if any Falcons transfer or if any of their 2018 guys decommit. Other Division Is, such as UTEP, Long Beach State, Texas State and Florida Gulf Coast, have expressed interest. Johnson's future simply depends on if a D-I offers, and if it's the right fit. Any Division II school would be thrilled to get him.

Scouting report: Probably the state of Iowa's most well-rounded uncommitted 2018 prospect, Johnson has low-major-to-mid-major D-I skills and athleticism. He plays all over for Waukee. He posts up. He makes plays for his teammates. He sits in the corners for catch-and-shoot 3s. Then, on defense, he can switch 1-5 against high school competition. He's too quick for bigs, and he's too big and long for opposing guards.

https://247sports.com/college/minnes...tch-120160210/

Rated #7 2018 player in Iowa as a junior. Offered by Air Force as a sophomore. Interest from Cornell and others including Minnesota.

Was hurt the summer between his junior and senior years and decided to do a prep year.

From all accounts, we are lucky to have him. He may have flown under the radar. Was supposed to go to Hargrave Military and ended up at Sunrise Christian.


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charliemike 06-05-2019 11:07 AM

Re: UMBC Retrievers 2019-2020
 
Itís June 5th, and UMBC has two commitments and possibly a third not yet announced.

But we have five scholarships available and I cannot fathom why we would go into the summer without them filled.

Odom is an exceptional coach. But his recruiting still needs work as one could argue his first season was his best. If that was Griff Aldrich, we need to consider finding a better replacement.

We cannot go into the school year with open scholarships. Not as a team who is supposedly on the rise and is looking to start taking another step.


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Alumni96 06-25-2019 03:49 PM

Re: UMBC Retrievers 2019-2020
 
Verbal Commits
2021 Rock Creek Christian (MD) F Zaakir Williamson has received an offer from UMBC. https://t.co/BeK64u1HmP

charliemike 06-25-2019 03:50 PM

Re: UMBC Retrievers 2019-2020
 
Man we still need someone for 2019!


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mbennett_22 06-28-2019 01:46 PM

https://bit.ly/2Rqc7GX UMBC inks transfer guard

Alumni96 07-03-2019 01:17 PM

Re: UMBC Retrievers 2019-2020
 
Source: LSU will host UMBC as part of its 19-20 non-conference schedule.

RF1 07-03-2019 01:33 PM

Re: UMBC Retrievers 2019-2020
 
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Originally Posted by Alumni96 (Post 15312449)
Source: LSU will host UMBC as part of its 19-20 non-conference schedule.

Probably as part of the Jamaica Classic US games where LSU, Utah State, URI, and North Texas host two of the four games each team will play. My guess is UMBC may likely visit Kingston for its other tourney game in the US. Will then face in Jamaica two of the other non-host participants that are rumored to be Nicholls State, UNC A&T, and Samford.

charliemike 07-03-2019 03:04 PM

Re: UMBC Retrievers 2019-2020
 
Youíre right. Our two US games are Utah State and LSU in that tournament.


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charliemike 07-03-2019 03:44 PM

UMBC Retrievers 2019-2020
 
I hope we have another recruit coming in because I think we are still short on shooters.


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ball_of_rubber 07-04-2019 02:25 PM

Do we have a date for the Utah St game?

charliemike 07-12-2019 06:05 PM

Re: UMBC Retrievers 2019-2020
 
Hereís some additional information on Keondre:

JUCO:

18.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 40% 3pt, 73% FT
Conference Freshman of the Year
Labette College Athlete of the Year

Caveat: D2 JUCO

In HS:

Several of Columbia's actions involved the sharpshooting ability of senior guard Keondre Kennedy. His length allows many of his shots to go uncontested and with just a sliver of space he can make a defense pay. One of the more consistent long-distance threats for Columbia also made an impact off of the bounce by getting in the paint to show off his high arching floater.


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