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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 5/10/2024 9:14:24 PM 

Updated aggregate for MAC

Name

Ht

Yr

From/To

MPG

Pts

Reb

Ast

 

AKRON

Incoming

Isaiah Gray

6’3

Sr

Cornell

22.8

9.5

3.8

3.2

 

Josiah Harris

6’7

So

West Virginia

19.1

5.0

4.1

0.7

 

Seth Wilson

6’1

Jr

West Virginia

17.1

3.5

1.7

0.9

 

Bowen Hardman

6’3

So

Ohio St

4.2

1.8

0.4

0.0

 

James Okonkwo

6’8

Jr

North Carolina

2.9

1.0

1.0

0.0

 

Outgoing

Mikal Dawson

6’5

Sr

Marshall

21.0

5.3

2.5

0.7

 

Ryan Prather Jr

6’5

So

Robert Morris

5.2

1.7

0.9

0.3

 

Darrion Baker

6’8

Fr

 

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BALL STATE

Incoming

Jeremiah Hernandez

6’4

Jr

Southern Indiana

31.4

17.2

3.3

1.8

 

Payton Sparks

6’9

Jr

Indiana

7.3

2.1

1.8

0.3

 

Joey Hart

6’5

Fr

Kentucky

1.4

0.4

0.0

0.0

 

Outgoing

Basheer Jihad

6’9

Jr

Arizona St

32.7

18.6

8.0

1.8

 

Jalin Anderson

6’4

Jr

Incarnate Word

36.2

15.8

4.6

4.5

 

Davion Bailey

6’4

Jr

Incarnate Word

32.9

12.6

3.7

1.5

 

Trent Middleton Jr

6’3

Fr

 

18.6

6.2

2.6

1.9

 

Micah Bell

6’3

Fr

South Plains

5.5

1.5

0.7

0.2

 

Joey Brown

6’5

Fr

 

9.2

1.4

1.3

0.5

 

Quincy Adams

6’5

Fr

Western New Mexico

2.8

1.0

1.0

0.0

 

Jack Futa

6’5

So

 

3.3

0.7

0.7

0.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOWLING GREEN

Incoming

Marcus Johnson

6’7

Jr

Wheeling

33.3

21.6

7.9

3.1

 

Youssef Khayat

6’9

So

Michigan

5.8

1.4

1.1

0.1

 

Braelon Green

6’3

Fr

Arizona St

5.5

0.9

0.8

0.4

 

Wilguens Exacte Jr

6’6

So

Utah

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

Outgoing

Marcus Hill

6’4

Jr

North Carolina St

36.3

20.5

5.0

2.6

 

Rashaun Agee

6’7

Sr

USC

27.5

13.3

9.9

1.6

 

DJ Smith

6’0

Jr

 

14.4

4.0

1.4

0.9

 

PJ Edwards

6’4

So

 

15.1

3.2

2.5

0.8

 

Anthony McComb III

6’3

So

 

8.2

3.0

1.0

0.5

 

Ejay Greer

6’8

Fr

 

9.6

2.6

0.7

0.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUFFALO

Incoming

Noah Batchelor

6’6

So

Maryland

7.7

1.7

0.3

0.0

 

Armani Mighty

6’10

So

Boston College

5.6

0.8

1.2

0.3

 

Outgoing

Isaiah Adams

6’6

Sr

Toledo

33.0

12.8

4.0

3.7

 

Shawn Fulcher

6’0

So

 

25.3

8.4

1.8

3.0

 

Jonnivius Smith

6’9

Sr

 

24.3

8.0

8.3

1.2

 

Kanye Jones

6’4

Jr

S Carolina Upstate

17.0

8.0

2.9

0.9

 

Zaakir Williamson

6’7

So

St. Peter’s

12.3

3.8

2.7

0.6

 

James Graham

6’8

Jr

 

17.6

2.6

2.4

0.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CENTRAL MICHIGAN

Incoming

Jakobi Heady

6’6

So

Bethune-Cookman

32.8

15.4

4.4

1.3

 

Ugnius Jarusevicius

6’10

So

Cal St Bakersfield

11.6

5.5

2.2

0.3

 

Bryan Ndjonga

6’9

Fr

Cal St Northridge

11.2

3.0

1.6

0.4

 

Kyler Vanderjagt

6’4

So

Belmont

10.8

2.2

1.0

0.5

 

Outgoing

Anthony Pritchard

6’3

Jr

Central Michigan

33.0

12.8

5.1

4.7

 

Derrick Butler

6’2

Jr

 

27.8

10.7

4.2

0.7

 

Markus Harding

7’0

Fr

Indiana St

27.6

10.2

5.2

1.5

 

Paul McMillan IV

6’2

So

 

21.9

8.3

2.1

1.2

 

Aidan Rubio

6’6

So

UNC Asheville

24.8

6.8

2.2

0.9

 

Jemal Davis

6’9

Jr

 

15.2

5.5

2.2

0.5

 

KJ Odour

6’9

So

 

10.0

1.3

2.3

0.1

 

Noah Adamczyk

6’0

Fr

 

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

Max Majerle

6’4

So

 

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

Josiah Sanders

6’5

Fr

 

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

Bryce Eaton

6’0

Fr

St. Peter’s

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EASTERN MICHIGAN

Incoming

Da’Sean Nelson

6’8

Sr

DePaul

21.4

9.7

3.5

1.9

 

Jalen Terry

5’11

Sr

DePaul

27.9

8.5

4.0

2.5

 

Outgoing

Tyson Acuff

6’4

Sr

Rutgers

37.9

21.7

3.6

2.8

 

Orlando Lovejoy

6’2

So

 

31.7

9.8

3.0

2.8

 

Legend Geeter

6’8

So

 

20.3

5.4

3.7

1.5

 

Julius Ellerbe

6’7

Jr

 

24.4

5.1

4.8

2.0

 

Connor Serven

6’9

Sr

 

17.9

3.3

3.1

0.6

 

John McGriff

6’0

Sr

 

15.6

3.0

1.9

1.3

 

Cyril Martynov

7’0

So

 

12.8

2.5

2.6

0.3

 

Javantae Randle

6’10

Jr

 

6.0

1.7

1.6

0.1

 

Derik Pranger

6’9

So

Colorado Col Springs

4.7

0.2

0.1

0.1

 

Andrew Wells

6’1

Sr

 

1.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KENT STATE

Incoming

Marquis Barnett

6’4

Jr

Presbyterian

30.6

14.5

4.5

2.5

 

Anthony Morales

6’8

Sr

Boston

22.6

10.9

4.3

1.4

 

Cian Medley

5’11

Fr

St Louis

22.7

4.3

2.6

3.9

 

Morgan Safford

6’5

Sr

Miami (OH)

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

Outgoing

Jalen Sullinger

5’10

Jr

Furman

34.4

15.4

2.6

2.4

 

VonCameron Davis

6’5

Sr

Kent State

29.2

13.8

5.1

1.4

 

Reggie Bass

6’4

So

 

19.1

8.2

2.1

1.5

 

Tyem Freeman

6’5

Sr

 

14.0

5.6

2.0

0.6

 

Julius Rollins

6’6

So

Western Illinois

13.7

3.7

2.3

0.3

 

LA Hayes

6’5

Fr

Frank Phillips

4.6

1.2

0.5

0.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIAMI (OH)

Incoming

Peter Suder

6’5

So

Bellarmine

32.0

10.5

4.3

3.3

 

Antwone Woolfolk

6’9

So

Rutgers

12.7

3.3

3.1

0.5

 

Kam Craft

6’6

So

Xavier

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

Outgoing

Bradley Dean

6’2

Jr

 

19.7

7.0

2.5

1.4

 

Ryan Mabrey

6’5

So

Quinnipiac

19.8

6.8

1.4

1.0

 

Jaquel Morris

6’8

So

St. Peter’s

14.7

5.3

3.9

0.7

 

Julian Lewis

6’6

Jr

 

1.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

Morgan Safford

6’5

Sr

Kent State

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NORTHERN ILLINOIS

Incoming

James Dent Jr

6’5

Jr

Western Illinois

26.5

10.7

3.9

1.7

 

Joe Munden Jr

6’4

Sr

Fairleigh Dickinson

23.6

10.1

4.5

1.7

 

Quentin Jones

6’5

Fr

Cal Poly

31.8

9.7

4.4

1.5

 

Outgoing

David Coit

5’11

Jr

 

37.0

20.8

3.2

3.4

 

Zarique Nutter

6’6

Jr

 

34.1

15.4

5.7

2.0

 

Xavier Amos

6’8

So

Wisconsin

30.9

13.8

5.8

1.2

 

Yanic Niederhauser

6’10

So

Penn St

19.6

7.3

4.4

0.3

 

Will Lovings-Watts

6’5

Fr

 

22.7

6.8

2.8

1.0

 

Keshawn Williams

6’3

Sr

Colorado St

14.0

6.0

1.0

0.0

 

Zion Russell

6’0

Jr

Niagara

19.2

3.7

2.4

1.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OHIO

Incoming

Victor Searls

6’9

Sr

Ashland

25.4

15.4

7.5

1.6

 

Jackson Paveletzke

6’3

So

Iowa St

10.5

3.4

1.0

1.0

 

Outgoing

Ike Cornish

6’6

So

Nicholls

11.1

3.8

1.5

0.3

 

Quinn Corna

6’3

So

 

4.4

2.0

0.7

0.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOLEDO

Incoming

Colin O’Rourke

6’8

Jr

Wisconsin Parkside

32.9

16.1

6.0

1.6

 

Seth Hubbard

6’4

So

Western Michigan

30.9

14.1

3.4

1.6

 

Isaiah Adams

6’6

Sr

Toledo

33.0

12.8

4.0

3.7

 

Outgoing

Dante Maddox Jr

6’2

Jr

Xavier

33.2

15.6

4.3

2.8

 

Ra’Heim Moss

6’4

Jr

Oregon

31.9

15.5

5.4

3.0

 

Tyler Cochran

6’2

Sr

Oregon St

29.7

14.4

6.4

2.1

 

Marko Maletic

6’6

Jr

 

3.3

2.3

0.4

0.1

 

Ben Wight

6’9

Jr

Stony Brook

9.0

1.3

1.6

0.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WESTERN MICHIGAN

Incoming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outgoing

Seth Hubbard

6’4

So

Toledo

30.9

14.1

3.4

1.6

 

B Artis-White

6’0

Jr

 

27.5

10.4

3.2

3.2

 

Jefferson De La Cruz Monegro

6’4

So

Valparaiso

31.2

8.8

3.4

3.1

 

Javonte Brown

7’0

So

 

15.7

8.8

4.2

0.7

 

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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 5/11/2024 12:40:42 PM 
Based on this list, I count 16 P5 Portal transfers coming into the MAC, and 10 MAC Portal transfers who were picked up by P5 teams, ... so far.

Last Edited: 5/11/2024 3:00:55 PM by OUcat

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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 5/11/2024 1:45:27 PM 
And you found it necessary to quote Graff's long post to share that with us?

Probably a good thing I didn't quote your quote of Graff's post in this post, no?

Last Edited: 5/11/2024 1:47:00 PM by bobcatsquared

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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 5/11/2024 3:01:46 PM 
Fixed it...
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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 5/12/2024 1:15:02 PM 
Ah, much better. Thank you.
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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 5/12/2024 6:45:35 PM 
CMU transfer Paul McMillan IV to Canisius
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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 5/12/2024 7:02:08 PM 
Has anybody noticed this 6-8/225 kid never signed with Seton Hall?

Hasn't he held an Ohio offer for a long time?

https://n.rivals.com/content/athletes/terry-copeland-2839...

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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 5/12/2024 9:30:20 PM 
I keep studying this list above and make this observation: In terms of incoming portal players, the list Akron has put together clearly stands out with the most sizzle as the best in the league as of 5/12/24.

But a close look at Toledo, Northern Illinois and Kent State should raise some eyebrows, especially considering their recent history.

Granted, no team has got the *** power out of the portal that Akron has. But Toledo has picked up three players who were starters on their previous teams, each averaged better than 22 minutes a game, and all three averaged 10 ppg or better. Ditto NIU!

Kent has much the same profile. No sizzle, but all four portal players are proven starters (one MAC player), all better than 22 minutes per game and three of the four avg. 10 ppg or better.

Guessing these players fit the NIU/UT/KSU rosters more seamlessly than most, and probably faster.

Interesting.

Last Edited: 5/13/2024 6:19:55 PM by OUcat

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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 5/14/2024 4:36:44 PM 
Reggie Bass to….Lindenwood

https://x.com/verbalcommits/status/1790480749260390675?s=...
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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 5/14/2024 6:41:18 PM 
Reggie Bass is not a good player. I feel like he won an undeserving MAC freshman of the year award and people stopped looking closely at his actual numbers.

Lindenwood seems about right to me.
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   Posted: 5/14/2024 6:54:18 PM 
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
Reggie Bass is not a good player. I feel like he won an undeserving MAC freshman of the year award and people stopped looking closely at his actual numbers.

Lindenwood seems about right to me.


The OVC is a shadow of it's former self. No more Belmont or Murray or Austin Peay. Certainly not the days of MTSU and WKU being members.

If he doesn't average 15ppg in that conference, the guy is a total scrub.
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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 6/6/2024 10:19:30 AM 
FJC31 wrote:
Reggie Bass to….Lindenwood

https://x.com/verbalcommits/status/1790480749260390675?s=...


First ballot bad advice hall of famer.
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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 6/10/2024 8:11:57 AM 
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
Reggie Bass is not a good player. I feel like he won an undeserving MAC freshman of the year award and people stopped looking closely at his actual numbers.


Revision of history. Reggie Bass and his numbers FAR exceeded ANY freshman in the MAC two years ago. Senderhoff saw something in him.

Is he not a good player, did he have a sophomore slump, were his teammates at Kent who all have jumped ship not a good supporting cast for him? Perhaps everything lined up for Reggie that freshman year but he deserved the award over any and all. (ABJ may be a much better player but didn't put up the stats. His big MAC Cleveland stats came after the vote)
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   Posted: 6/10/2024 11:39:19 AM 
MonroeClassmate wrote:

Revision of history. Reggie Bass and his numbers FAR exceeded ANY freshman in the MAC two years ago. Senderhoff saw something in him.


It's not "revision of history" if you know how to interpret basketball numbers. He took a lot of shots and was very inefficient. What do you think was actually good about his freshman year numbers?

Compared to AJB, Reggie Bass averaged 1.9 ppg more but took 100 more shots. He shot .338% from 2, 32% from 3, had a low eFG% of 41% all while using 25% of his team's possessions. Bass also turned the ball over on 20% of possessions. Meanwhile, AJ Brown shot 42% from 2, 37% from 3, with an eFG% of 51%. He turned the ball over on 6.5% of possessions.

What about Reggie Bass's numbers make those extra 100 shots a good use of possessions? AJB is better by basically every measure except PPG and total points scored.



MonroeClassmate wrote:

Perhaps everything lined up for Reggie that freshman year but he deserved the award over any and all. (ABJ may be a much better player but didn't put up the stats. His big MAC Cleveland stats came after the vote)


Disagree on all of this. He was a high usage player with very bad efficiency. What we've seen from him since is that he's a an inefficient player as a first option. He was actually better at Kent than at Western; much better efficiency. He just isn't content not being the first option, it seems, and he's not nearly good enough to be a first option.

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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 6/11/2024 3:37:43 PM 
Buffalo’s Jonnvius Smith to UTSA. I’ve see a lot of the latter landing guys during this portal season.

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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 6/21/2024 5:16:27 PM 
FJC31 wrote:
Cochran to Oregon State.

https://x.com/247hshoops/status/1786072666685731281?s=46&...

Maddux - Louisville
Dennis - Baylor
Moss - Oregon
Cochran - Oregon State
Rollins - NBA

It's wild to me how much talent Toledo has had over the years without a MAC title.


Aaaand Cochran reopens his recruitment.
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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 6/21/2024 9:30:09 PM 
shabamon wrote:
FJC31 wrote:
Cochran to Oregon State.

https://x.com/247hshoops/status/1786072666685731281?s=46&...

Maddux - Louisville
Dennis - Baylor
Moss - Oregon
Cochran - Oregon State
Rollins - NBA

It's wild to me how much talent Toledo has had over the years without a MAC title.


Aaaand Cochran reopens his recruitment.



Told you he wants to play for every MAC West school. 3 down, directional Michigan's coming up.
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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 6/26/2024 11:11:34 AM 
So what percent of portal players are unchanged still?


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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 6/29/2024 11:07:43 PM 
Cochran to Minnesota.

https://x.com/portal_updates/status/1807232243913392139?s...
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  Message Not Read  RE: MAC Portal Watchin 2024
   Posted: 7/5/2024 1:28:42 AM 
Akron's board already has a brief update on their summer progress with their new transfers. There are some there that believe they have a very high ceiling and that their additions are top notch. But for me, their only transfer with considerable playing time was the player we looked at, Gray. I believe others mentioned their pair of West Virginia transfers as well. Bart Torvik had WV ranked over 100 for last year so, if you can't crack the lineup there, not sure you're garanteed to be more than adequate in the MAC.
The thing I think they don't realize is just how good Freeman was for them. Such a lucky grab. Walk on so no need to gamble a scholarship. Being able to not only coach him up for 5 years but to keep him for the last two years after the changes of NIL. Will any mid major be able to grow and keep a talent like that in the future?
Of course, we never really know where things stack up for next year, but I have to think Akron will tumble quite a bit.
Now, we just need an update from the summer proceedings at the Roundhouse.

Go Bobcats!!!
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   Posted: 7/5/2024 10:14:36 AM 
Taiwan BC wrote:
Akron's board already has a brief update on their summer progress with their new transfers. There are some there that believe they have a very high ceiling and that their additions are top notch. But for me, their only transfer with considerable playing time was the player we looked at, Gray. I believe others mentioned their pair of West Virginia transfers as well. Bart Torvik had WV ranked over 100 for last year so, if you can't crack the lineup there, not sure you're garanteed to be more than adequate in the MAC.
The thing I think they don't realize is just how good Freeman was for them. Such a lucky grab. Walk on so no need to gamble a scholarship. Being able to not only coach him up for 5 years but to keep him for the last two years after the changes of NIL. Will any mid major be able to grow and keep a talent like that in the future?
Of course, we never really know where things stack up for next year, but I have to think Akron will tumble quite a bit.
Now, we just need an update from the summer proceedings at the Roundhouse.

Go Bobcats!!!


It will be interesting to see who the preseason pick to win the conference is. I am guessing that it is going to be Ohio right now but Akron, Toledo and Kent State might all get some first place votes. I saw Joe Lunardi had Akron as the MAC representative in hos first bracketology. At any rate, since Nate Oats left Buffalo, most of the top 4 finishes in the MAC and most of the spots in the tournament semi-finals have gone to the same four schools. There is a really good chance that will continue for at least another years.

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   Posted: 7/5/2024 10:15:33 AM 

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   Posted: 7/5/2024 11:04:29 AM 
Victory wrote:
Taiwan BC wrote:
Akron's board already has a brief update on their summer progress with their new transfers. There are some there that believe they have a very high ceiling and that their additions are top notch. But for me, their only transfer with considerable playing time was the player we looked at, Gray. I believe others mentioned their pair of West Virginia transfers as well. Bart Torvik had WV ranked over 100 for last year so, if you can't crack the lineup there, not sure you're garanteed to be more than adequate in the MAC.
The thing I think they don't realize is just how good Freeman was for them. Such a lucky grab. Walk on so no need to gamble a scholarship. Being able to not only coach him up for 5 years but to keep him for the last two years after the changes of NIL. Will any mid major be able to grow and keep a talent like that in the future?
Of course, we never really know where things stack up for next year, but I have to think Akron will tumble quite a bit.
Now, we just need an update from the summer proceedings at the Roundhouse.

Go Bobcats!!!


It will be interesting to see who the preseason pick to win the conference is. I am guessing that it is going to be Ohio right now but Akron, Toledo and Kent State might all get some first place votes. I saw Joe Lunardi had Akron as the MAC representative in hos first bracketology. At any rate, since Nate Oats left Buffalo, most of the top 4 finishes in the MAC and most of the spots in the tournament semi-finals have gone to the same four schools. There is a really good chance that will continue for at least another years.


I doubt Lunardi did too much analysis of the MAC. Selecting last seasons champ is just easy. I say that acknowledging there’s a lot of upside to Akron’s roster, but I doubt he broke it down. Probably saw a few WVU transfers and was like “yea, this works”.

I agree with Taiwan Gray is probably the main catalyst this year for Akron. The WVU transfers look good on paper and have my attention, but as we’ve experienced first hand, P5 transfers aren’t a guarantee to translate.

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   Posted: 7/5/2024 2:19:55 PM 
Taiwan BC wrote:
Akron's board already has a brief update on their summer progress with their new transfers. There are some there that believe they have a very high ceiling and that their additions are top notch. But for me, their only transfer with considerable playing time was the player we looked at, Gray. I believe others mentioned their pair of West Virginia transfers as well. Bart Torvik had WV ranked over 100 for last year so, if you can't crack the lineup there, not sure you're garanteed to be more than adequate in the MAC.
The thing I think they don't realize is just how good Freeman was for them. Such a lucky grab. Walk on so no need to gamble a scholarship. Being able to not only coach him up for 5 years but to keep him for the last two years after the changes of NIL. Will any mid major be able to grow and keep a talent like that in the future?
Of course, we never really know where things stack up for next year, but I have to think Akron will tumble quite a bit.
Now, we just need an update from the summer proceedings at the Roundhouse.

Go Bobcats!!!


I'm high on Akron's ceiling, but also think the floor is lower than most anticipate. Gray is a 'bully' PG which should do well in the MAC. But if the PF from WVU (Josiah Harris) is not a near double-double guy or better, then I think the Zips will not be near as strong as most anticipate. Also, Akron's 3-point shooting is still a ??? as well.

While personally not a fan of today's chuk-n-duk basketball on the college and pro level, I grudgingly recognize you have to have a solid element of outside shooting to be viable these days.

It seems like Toledo is headed back in that direction along with the Bobcats. Akron is to be determined. CMU is a darkhorse, but at least it seems like that coach knows what he wants and annually gets it.

Kent??? They tried to be a 3-point team last year and it didn't look good on the court or in the standings. I think their late 2024 MAC Tournament run convinced them a return to their past (physical) defensive ways is best.

Sullinger aside (and he's gone) Kent looked a lot different in March than the rest of the year.

What that means for 2025, who knows. They have no stellar portal guys IMO. But that may look a lot different come January.

Akron, Ohio, Toledo in some form or fashion at the top of the 2025 MAC with Akron the 'on paper' favorite.


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   Posted: 7/5/2024 3:07:39 PM 
Man, after looking at all the outgoing transfers, boy did BG get ripped by the portal! Hill (1st Team All-MAC Last year) was a surefire MAC Player of the Year candidate, and Agee (2nd Team All-MAC last year) was easily a 1st Team All-MAC and a POY candidate guy himself next year too. Those were two massive losses for them. Had they both returned, the Falcons would probably be picked to win the MAC next season.
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