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And so it begins...

According to Verbal Commits here on 3/15/22, the following A-10 players have entered the portal:

Taylor Funk, Joeys
Jack Forest, Joeys
Anwar Gill, Sallies
Kyle Thompson, Sallies
Christian Ray, Sallies
Antwan Walker, Rhodies
Tres Berry, Rhodies
Ishmael Legget, Rhodies
Malik Martin, Rhodies
Toby Okani, Dukies
Xavier Johnson, George Masies
Sam Shelton, George Masies
 

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And so it begins...

According to Verbal Commits here on 3/15/22, the following A-10 players have entered the portal:

Taylor Funk, Joeys
Jack Forest, Joeys
Anwar Gill, Sallies
Kyle Thompson, Sallies
Christian Ray, Sallies
Antwan Walker, Rhodies
Tres Berry, Rhodies
Ishmael Legget, Rhodies
Malik Martin, Rhodies
Toby Okani, Dukies
Xavier Johnson, George Masies
Sam Shelton, George Masies
Dahmir Bishop, SJU.
None of us really expected Funk to stay. He's been here five years already (medical redshirt in 2019-20). He has the covid freebie season available to him. Word is he is weighing his options between going pro and playing collegiate ball someplace else next year.
 

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Really? His role was expanding at the end of the year and I was looking forward to a lot more minutes from him next year. I didn't expect this. This sucks!
I expected it. One thing that I do not like about Rhoades is combo choices and minute distribution. He also has a bad track record with players he gets out of the portal. Brown-Jones was not utilized properly. When he got minutes the team would win. For an example, I went to Winston-Salem and the choices were horrendous. DeLoach was doing great BUT they kept subbing him for Ward or Stockard. At one point DeLoach had a great stretch and he was pulled after scoring 4 points in a row. Ward came in and took a bad shot then walked back down the court as Wake pushed for a lay up. Timeout and DeLoach came back in. Stockard has been a disaster and he should not have been getting minutes. It was obvious that Brown-Jones was unhappy with playing minimal minutes. He would go to the end of the bench and put his warm-up shirt back on.

Brown-Jones played 6 mins against SLU (L), 9 mins against UR (L), 5 Mins against Princeton (W), and 7 mins against Wake (L)....The previous 4 games he played no fewer than 10 mins, and had no fewer than 7 pts in those 4 games & VCU won all 4. And eight of the previous nine games, he played at least 10 minutes, twice over 20 minutes.

VCU is a guard heavy school and they don't utilize the bigs as much as they should especially when they put forth the effort this kid did.

Another issue I have is having guys like Nichols and Tsohonis out of the portal. They have given little. Well, Nichols has given nothing. I worry that Rhoades will swing and miss with a replacement. My only hope is that he cuts the line-up back a bit and plays the incoming freshmen good minutes. Fermin and Billups need to play right away. The combo of Ace, Nunn and Watkins and then everything is up in the air. DeLoach needs more minutes than Ward in my opinion. I could go on but needless to say I knew riding back from NC that Brown-Jones was leaving. I am not happy about it either. This is on coach.
 

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I expected it. One thing that I do not like about Rhoades is combo choices and minute distribution. He also has a bad track record with players he gets out of the portal. Brown-Jones was not utilized properly. When he got minutes the team would win. For an example, I went to Winston-Salem and the choices were horrendous. DeLoach was doing great BUT they kept subbing him for Ward or Stockard. At one point DeLoach had a great stretch and he was pulled after scoring 4 points in a row. Ward came in and took a bad shot then walked back down the court as Wake pushed for a lay up. Timeout and DeLoach came back in. Stockard has been a disaster and he should not have been getting minutes. It was obvious that Brown-Jones was unhappy with playing minimal minutes. He would go to the end of the bench and put his warm-up shirt back on.

Brown-Jones played 6 mins against SLU (L), 9 mins against UR (L), 5 Mins against Princeton (W), and 7 mins against Wake (L)....The previous 4 games he played no fewer than 10 mins, and had no fewer than 7 pts in those 4 games & VCU won all 4. And eight of the previous nine games, he played at least 10 minutes, twice over 20 minutes.

VCU is a guard heavy school and they don't utilize our bigs as much as we should especially when they put for the effort this kid has.

Another issue I have is having guys like Nichols and Tsohonis out of the portal. They have given little. Well, Nichols has given nothing. I worry that Rhoades will swing and miss with a replacement. My only hope is that he cuts the line-up back a bit and plays the incoming freshmen good minutes. Fermin and Billups need to play right away. The combo of Ace, Nunn and Watkins and then everything is up in the air. DeLoach needs more minutes than Ward in my opinion. I could go on but needless to say I knew riding back from NC that Brown-Jones was leaving. I am not happy about it either. This is on coach.
I agree, combos and minutes have been an issue that Rhoades hasn't resolved. Or that I haven't been able to figure out why he does what he does. Those have been problems since he's been here.

I also agree on the portal. I was having this conversation with a friend the other day, that our track record of transfers is not good. I think if we look, we need to look for players from lower conferences looking to move up, not guys that couldn't cut it at P5 schools like Tso or Levi.
 
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