Murphy is immediately eligible with two years to play. He will be plugged into the starting 4 spot immediately. Huge, huge addition for next year's team adding a potential all-league caliber player at the position with the most question marks. I think this puts Vermont right back into the driver's seat for next year (assuming we play).
Definitely seems like a starter in the front court relative to other options there. Good size, hopefully will up the rebounding numbers. Looks like he scores at a high volume relative to minutes played.
Have to remember he put up solid but not spectacular numbers in a conference similar in level to ours, so I’m not sure it’s a panacea, but seems like a really nice addition in an area of need.
As much as I love the AE. The CAA is clearly more competitive conference year in and year out and too to bottom. He was also a contributor as a Freshman and Sophomore so getting him as an upperclassman is even better.
Saw Murphy play at NMH- was on teams with Kellan Grady from CM and now Davidson and Platek kid at UNC. Also saw him last year and this year at Northeastern. True post player unlike his two older brothers. Will likely be a candidate to start. Not sure what his ceiling is offensively but should help day 1 with rebounding, interior defense and toughness. Best basketball still ahead of him and has a really good pedigree from his mom & dad. Dad played at BC and I think for a minute in NBA too.
There is a 2022 thread, but nothing for 2021 yet, so I figured I'd start one.
Currently according to VC:
Albany: No offers
Bing: 4 offers, no commits
Hartford: 4 offers, no commits
Maine: No offers
NH: 5 offers, no commits
SBU: 546384 offers, no commits
UMBC: 1 offer, no commits
I can't believe I just typed that number...
Offers so far per Verbal Commits:
Albany Great Danes
Jayden Stone - 6'3" SG - Already a 4-Star Recruit
Shane O'Dell - 6'4" SG - Local Kid
None Listed Yet
Tyler Kolek - 6'1" - PG - Wasn't he a 1st round pick...
Bearcats fans, what do you think of the team so far? 3 game winning streak, albeit against some really horrible teams. Are you guys cautiously optimistic that we may be more respectable this year?
I was pretty excited last year over our start through the middle of December and then everything...
Hi everyone, hope all is well! I'm an Iowa fan and have no affiliation with Vermont or the America East - but I love college basketball. So I did what many people have done - simulate this year's tournament day by day as the games would have been played. I wish I could have shared this with you...