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FJC31
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2023 Transfer Portal
   Posted: 5/5/2023 7:52:15 AM 
Bobcat1998 wrote:
GraffZ06 wrote:
FYI it's official.

Foster to Illinois State as expected.

https://verbalcommits.com/players/myles-foster

Cross him OFF then...


Now what? Boals has assembled a really great group of wings with massive potential: Hunter, Cornish, Miles, AJB, Elmore and Reef. Clayton is a solid 4. But I don't want to enter next year with IJ and Wiz as our big guy rotation.


We look for another big. Linked to a few names shared above. Guys are still entering the portal. Hoping they’re further along in the process with others and had an idea for awhile Foster wasn’t coming.
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2023 Transfer Portal
   Posted: 5/5/2023 9:53:54 AM 
That Sellers news has to sting. Ball State, BG, and Miami are the trifecta of bad luck MAC programs over the last decade+. Reading their board, it seems coach Lewis is pretty tough on the players. One poster claims to have factual knowledge that's why Payton Sparks left. Ball takes a step back this year after a promising year one under a new coach.
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2023 Transfer Portal
   Posted: 5/5/2023 10:14:54 AM 
Boals and Lee are following these two bigs now. Less proven than Foster + Pal and Koroma.

Larry Olayinka - Garden City JUCO

https://www.gobroncbusters.com/sports/mbkb/2022-23/bios/o...

Wilhelm Breidenbach - Nebraska

https://huskers.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster/wilhelm...

Olayinka has been offered by San Jose State.
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2023 Transfer Portal
   Posted: 5/5/2023 10:51:54 AM 
GoCats105 wrote:
The portal never stops.

https://www.verbalcommits.com/transfers/2023/D1

MAC Outgoing Transfers

Akron - Prince Mosengo, Kobe Mitchell, Garvin Clarke

Ball State - Kaiyem Cleary, Luke Bumbalough (Niagara), Payton Sparks (Indiana), Jalen Windham

BG - Jackson Watson, Rashaun Agee, Kaden Metheny (Liberty), Ubong Abasi Etim (Central Arkansas), Chandler Turner, Brenton Mills

Buffalo - Kidtrell Blocker, Yazid Powell, Devin Ceaser (ODU), Kuluel Mading (Norfolk State), Curtis Jones (Iowa State), LaQuill Hardnett (Arkansas State), Isaac Jack, Jaden Slaughter, Zaakir Williamson

CMU - Kevin Miller (Wake Forest), Reggie Bass (Kent State), Armani Drummond, Jesse Zarzuela, Nicolas Pavrette, Caleb Hodgson, Ola Ajiboye, Dylan Jergens, Emil Skyttä

EMU - Luka Savićević, Orlando Lovejoy, Noah Farrakhan, Joey Zaher

Kent State - Jarred Logan

Miami - Javin Etzler, Bryson Tatum, Kamari Williams, Wil Stevens, Billy Smith, Mitchell Rylee

NIU - Kaleb Thornton (Akron), Darweshi Hunter (Miami), Anthony Crump

Ohio - Olumide Adelodun

Toledo - E.J. Farmer (YSU), Elijah Wilson, J Wallace, Kooper Jacobi, Cooper Davis (Ashland)

WMU - Gus Etchison, Elisha Warren, Markeese Hastings, Shemani Fuller


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MAC Incoming Transfers

Akron: Shammah Scott (Wichita State), Kaleb Thornton (Northern Illinois) Ali Ali ?

Ball State: Jalin Anderson (Loyola Marymount)

CMU: Anthony Pritchard (Tulsa)

Kent State: Reggie Bass (Central Michigan)

Miami: Darweshi Hunter (Northern Illinois), Bradley Dean (Virginia Wise)

NIU: Doctor Bradley (New Mexico State)

Ohio: Shareef Mitchell (Creighton), Ike Cornish (Maryland)

Toledo: Ben Wight (William & Mary)

WMU: Chansey Willis, Jr. (Saginaw Valley State)



At the end of the season if someone had said the only defection would be Adelodun most of us would be quite pleased and relieved.

Looking at the portal (losses and gains), which teams in the MAC (so far) improved themselves? Which got hurt the most? (acknowledging the transitions are not complete)
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2023 Transfer Portal
   Posted: 5/5/2023 12:01:27 PM 
FJC31 wrote:
Boals and Lee are following these two bigs now. Less proven than Foster + Pal and Koroma.

Larry Olayinka - Garden City JUCO

https://www.gobroncbusters.com/sports/mbkb/2022-23/bios/o...

Wilhelm Breidenbach - Nebraska

https://huskers.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster/wilhelm...

Olayinka has been offered by San Jose State.


Breidenbach a 4 star and top 150 player coming out of HS.

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  Message Not Read  RE: 2023 Transfer Portal
   Posted: 5/5/2023 12:49:37 PM 
Jeff McKinney wrote:
FJC31 wrote:
Boals and Lee are following these two bigs now. Less proven than Foster + Pal and Koroma.

Larry Olayinka - Garden City JUCO

https://www.gobroncbusters.com/sports/mbkb/2022-23/bios/o...

Wilhelm Breidenbach - Nebraska

https://huskers.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster/wilhelm...

Olayinka has been offered by San Jose State.


Breidenbach a 4 star and top 150 player coming out of HS.



The Whiz was also a 4 star and we know that ranking was way way way way off.
Foster stings, but yes, we've had an idea for more than a week it probably wasn't happening. Have to believe Boals and company have had plan B...C...and D in motion for awhile. Just have to stay patient.

Last Edited: 5/5/2023 12:50:37 PM by FearLeon


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  Message Not Read  RE: 2023 Transfer Portal
   Posted: 5/5/2023 1:01:05 PM 
Olayinka averaged 7.5p and 5.5r in only 18m/game as a freshman. Listed at 6'10"
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2023 Transfer Portal
   Posted: 5/5/2023 1:14:49 PM 
I kind of like Wilhelm's game. He won't be an interior force for us though. Unless Clayton is going to be more committed to going inside, Wilhelm is just a bigger version of him with a funky looking shot.

I really did like Foster's game but his freshman year stats at Monmouth were no better than IJ's as a freshman. Look at IJ's senior year highlights. He looks just like guys like Pal, Foster etc. Who's to say he won't make a huge jump? (Internal voice whispers: you hope. You hope).

Last Edited: 5/5/2023 1:20:25 PM by Bobcat1998

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  Message Not Read  RE: 2023 Transfer Portal
   Posted: 5/5/2023 1:15:45 PM 
NIU transfer Doctor Bradley made front page of ESPN.com. It's not a good thing.

https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/3...
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2023 Transfer Portal
   Posted: 5/5/2023 1:33:48 PM 
crackerbaby00 wrote:
Olayinka averaged 7.5p and 5.5r in only 18m/game as a freshman. Listed at 6'10"


Here are his highlights. I think his profile fits with the current 4 guard strategy we seem to be employing. Active and athletic on both ends. Wish he had a little more experience since we’re in Jaylin’s last year; but, I like his game.

https://twitter.com/gccc_mbb/status/1633565269116190725?s...

Last Edited: 5/5/2023 1:34:22 PM by FJC31

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  Message Not Read  RE: 2023 Transfer Portal
   Posted: 5/5/2023 1:46:32 PM 
Olayinka seems like a project with a high ceiling in time. For our last scholarship, I don't know if that fits the need unless a few of our existing bigs really raise their games. His game log numbers at JUCO are all over the place with no consistent pattern, but a few high water marks. Video looks like a Nate Springs clone. Lots of lob dunks reaching above the square, swats, etc.
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2023 Transfer Portal
   Posted: 5/5/2023 2:12:16 PM 
Bobcat1998 wrote:
I kind of like Wilhelm's game. He won't be an interior force for us though. Unless Clayton is going to be more committed to going inside, Wilhelm is just a bigger version of him with a funky looking shot.

I really did like Foster's game but his freshman year stats at Monmouth were no better than IJ's as a freshman. Look at IJ's senior year highlights. He looks just like guys like Pal, Foster etc. Who's to say he won't make a huge jump? (Internal voice whispers: you hope. You hope).


I went to graduate school at Nebraska and so watch a whole lot of Husker hoops. Wilhelm is a good example of "if you aren't any good, at least play at 100% speed."

He would not be a good addition, imo.
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2023 Transfer Portal
   Posted: 5/5/2023 2:47:48 PM 
I'd rather take best available rather than a big just for the sake of a big. Another bouncy wing would help us on defense as much as anything.

We've got talented guard depth I'd go all-in and build a team to press next year


I've seen crazier things happen.

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   Posted: 5/5/2023 3:05:47 PM 
The Optimist wrote:
I'd rather take best available rather than a big just for the sake of a big. Another bouncy wing would help us on defense as much as anything.

We've got talented guard depth I'd go all-in and build a team to press next year


I am at the point of wanting a 6-6 guy who can jump. If we are talking just bangers, we do have 2 on our roster and that's not to say Hadaway or Nichol cannot bang. Clayton should be improved too down low. Get me another AJ Brown and I would be happy. Just not a 6-2 or 6-3 guy.
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   Posted: 5/5/2023 3:09:15 PM 
Bobcat1998 wrote:
The Optimist wrote:
I'd rather take best available rather than a big just for the sake of a big. Another bouncy wing would help us on defense as much as anything.

We've got talented guard depth I'd go all-in and build a team to press next year


I am at the point of wanting a 6-6 guy who can jump. If we are talking just bangers, we do have 2 on our roster and that's not to say Hadaway or Nichol cannot bang. Clayton should be improved too down low. Get me another AJ Brown and I would be happy. Just not a 6-2 or 6-3 guy.


I'm not going to hold my breath on Clayton improving in the post. He didn't show any indication of even wanting the ball in the paint last year.
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2023 Transfer Portal
   Posted: 5/5/2023 3:51:44 PM 
shabamon wrote:
Olayinka seems like a project with a high ceiling in time. For our last scholarship, I don't know if that fits the need unless a few of our existing bigs really raise their games. His game log numbers at JUCO are all over the place with no consistent pattern, but a few high water marks. Video looks like a Nate Springs clone. Lots of lob dunks reaching above the square, swats, etc.


My thoughts exactly. Some Nate Springs vibes here, but at least he looks more talented than Springs. Just seems like too big of a risk to me with his skinny frame.


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   Posted: 5/5/2023 3:52:24 PM 
spongeBOB CATpants wrote:
Bobcat1998 wrote:
The Optimist wrote:
I'd rather take best available rather than a big just for the sake of a big. Another bouncy wing would help us on defense as much as anything.

We've got talented guard depth I'd go all-in and build a team to press next year


I am at the point of wanting a 6-6 guy who can jump. If we are talking just bangers, we do have 2 on our roster and that's not to say Hadaway or Nichol cannot bang. Clayton should be improved too down low. Get me another AJ Brown and I would be happy. Just not a 6-2 or 6-3 guy.


I'm not going to hold my breath on Clayton improving in the post. He didn't show any indication of even wanting the ball in the paint last year.


Agree. No way can I see Clayton playing the 5. From what we've seen from his first two seasons, he has no interest in developing any offensive game inside 5-10 feet.

Last Edited: 5/5/2023 4:25:39 PM by FearLeon


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   Posted: 5/5/2023 6:47:12 PM 
Kevin Finnegan wrote:
NIU transfer Doctor Bradley made front page of ESPN.com. It's not a good thing.

https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/3...


That's a bad sign. NIU seems to already have locker room issues (Keshawn Williams) and I think this would make it much worse. If he stays at NIU and plays, he'll get some heat.


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   Posted: 5/5/2023 7:43:56 PM 
Bobcat1998 wrote:
I kind of like Wilhelm's game. He won't be an interior force for us though. Unless Clayton is going to be more committed to going inside, Wilhelm is just a bigger version of him with a funky looking shot.

I really did like Foster's game but his freshman year stats at Monmouth were no better than IJ's as a freshman. Look at IJ's senior year highlights. He looks just like guys like Pal, Foster etc. Who's to say he won't make a huge jump? (Internal voice whispers: you hope. You hope).


Can FearLeon's heart handle a season of The Whiz and The Whil in the paint???

I don't think so.



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   Posted: 5/6/2023 7:02:54 AM 
GraffZ06 wrote:
Cellis033 wrote:
MonroeClassmate wrote:

Nobody as answered my question? How is Ali Ali eligible to play for the zips in 23-24? Is he a grad transfer or what ruling allows him to play without sitting a year?


5th year, he's the same year as Miles (2019)


I'm actually curious on this. If it's his COVID year that's fine for eligibility, but what about the transfer?

In theory he already used his free one time transfer when he went to Butler. This is transfer #2. Do you get a free pass if it's your COVID year that I wasn't aware of?

Same thought applies to Tanner Holden returning to Wright State. Why doesn't he have to sit a year either?

Is there a COVID loophole? Or a return to previous school loophole?


The key is to graduate!!! ... Don't know about Holden, but scuttlebutt is Ali has a ton of work to do for that to happen. Several other MAC schools looked to get Ali in but he couldn't do it academically to get immediately eligible. I'm guessing Akron is the only spot where he MAY be able to make that happen.
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   Posted: 5/6/2023 8:15:05 AM 
FearLeon wrote:
spongeBOB CATpants wrote:
Bobcat1998 wrote:
The Optimist wrote:
I'd rather take best available rather than a big just for the sake of a big. Another bouncy wing would help us on defense as much as anything.

We've got talented guard depth I'd go all-in and build a team to press next year


I am at the point of wanting a 6-6 guy who can jump. If we are talking just bangers, we do have 2 on our roster and that's not to say Hadaway or Nichol cannot bang. Clayton should be improved too down low. Get me another AJ Brown and I would be happy. Just not a 6-2 or 6-3 guy.


I'm not going to hold my breath on Clayton improving in the post. He didn't show any indication of even wanting the ball in the paint last year.


Agree. No way can I see Clayton playing the 5. From what we've seen from his first two seasons, he has no interest in developing any offensive game inside 5-10 feet.



You do realize Clayton is not freelancing out there -- he's playing exactly where Boals tells him to play. If Boals tells him to play inside, he plays inside.

Last Edited: 5/6/2023 8:15:54 AM by SBH

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   Posted: 5/6/2023 8:26:22 AM 
SBH wrote:
FearLeon wrote:
spongeBOB CATpants wrote:
Bobcat1998 wrote:
The Optimist wrote:
I'd rather take best available rather than a big just for the sake of a big. Another bouncy wing would help us on defense as much as anything.

We've got talented guard depth I'd go all-in and build a team to press next year


I am at the point of wanting a 6-6 guy who can jump. If we are talking just bangers, we do have 2 on our roster and that's not to say Hadaway or Nichol cannot bang. Clayton should be improved too down low. Get me another AJ Brown and I would be happy. Just not a 6-2 or 6-3 guy.


I'm not going to hold my breath on Clayton improving in the post. He didn't show any indication of even wanting the ball in the paint last year.


Agree. No way can I see Clayton playing the 5. From what we've seen from his first two seasons, he has no interest in developing any offensive game inside 5-10 feet.



You do realize Clayton is not freelancing out there -- he's playing exactly where Boals tells him to play. If Boals tells him to play inside, he plays inside.


If he was playing how Boals wanted him to, he wouldn’t have lost his starting role.

Last Edited: 5/6/2023 8:28:46 AM by FJC31

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   Posted: 5/6/2023 11:04:24 AM 
Clayton just doesn't look like a 5 to me. Either in style or size.

If that's the plan, I think it's a pretty flawed plan. At this point, I think we're all gonna need to prepare ourselves for a whole lot of Wiz minutes.
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   Posted: 5/6/2023 11:11:20 AM 
FJC31 wrote:
SBH wrote:
FearLeon wrote:
spongeBOB CATpants wrote:
Bobcat1998 wrote:
The Optimist wrote:
I'd rather take best available rather than a big just for the sake of a big. Another bouncy wing would help us on defense as much as anything.

We've got talented guard depth I'd go all-in and build a team to press next year


I am at the point of wanting a 6-6 guy who can jump. If we are talking just bangers, we do have 2 on our roster and that's not to say Hadaway or Nichol cannot bang. Clayton should be improved too down low. Get me another AJ Brown and I would be happy. Just not a 6-2 or 6-3 guy.


I'm not going to hold my breath on Clayton improving in the post. He didn't show any indication of even wanting the ball in the paint last year.


Agree. No way can I see Clayton playing the 5. From what we've seen from his first two seasons, he has no interest in developing any offensive game inside 5-10 feet.



You do realize Clayton is not freelancing out there -- he's playing exactly where Boals tells him to play. If Boals tells him to play inside, he plays inside.


If he was playing how Boals wanted him to, he wouldn’t have lost his starting role.


100% correct




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   Posted: 5/6/2023 11:12:24 AM 
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
Clayton just doesn't look like a 5 to me. Either in style or size.

If that's the plan, I think it's a pretty flawed plan. At this point, I think we're all gonna need to prepare ourselves for a whole lot of Wiz minutes.


Correct on Clayton.

Concerning The Whiz minutes in 2023-2024...there is no way in hell Boals, Thornton and Martin allow this to happen unless they want to torpedo their careers moving forward.


Last Edited: 5/6/2023 11:13:48 AM by FearLeon


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