Redwyn, I couldn't agree more. Dempsey is not only a pretty good coach, but is also a very good recruiter. Bing is in play with some very good prospects in the next two classes, and I have no doubt that we will see a change even this year in how they play. Ultimately, the AE can only increase the national view of the conference with improvement from Bing and UMBC. I think that begins to happen this season.I'm happy to make one pick though - Binghamton will NOT be a basement dweller this season. Dempsey's too good to let them sink.
Kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy.. if BU had made the decision to stay, the AE would have been far more stable as a conference. But that horse has left the barn.Look I can understand Boston's desire to be in a more "stable" league but it really puts the rest of the programs at a disadvantage.
UVM loses key players almost every year, I think UVMHC touched upon this in another thread...UVM is the pick until proven otherwise, but I think this is the year Maine or UNH can win the bid. Both are returning enough and the top-4 from last year all lost key players.
That's great to hear about Burnett. My read on him coming in was that he had a lot of potential but looked like a redshirt candidate that could benefit from a year in a college weight training program.First time poster here. But how can anyone make an educated pre season guess at whose number 1 without even seeing how the teams play with their new freshman. I recently played pick up with the guys here at Stony Brook and the guy I was most impressed with was Burnett. Everyone is talking about Tre and Warney, but you all are gona be shocked seeing how quick and tough this guy is.
Reid is definitely going to red shirt. Burnett goes to the rim a lot, and that's what they seem to need. His biggest competition for minutes will be from Lenny I'm guessing. But it seems like all Lenny wants to do is shoot. Tre and Tommy have been killin it this summer so far. I play at least 3 or 4 times a week and it just seems like those 2 are gona be a great tandem this year for sure!That's great to hear about Burnett. My read on him coming in was that he had a lot of potential but looked like a redshirt candidate that could benefit from a year in a college weight training program.