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Old 05-27-2019, 05:58 PM   #1261
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I do feel like This puts a lot more pressure on John Brannen to have a good first season.

If Jarron had left, pretty much no reasonable person would expect him to win in year 1.

However now with Jarron back, but also the other top 2 scorers, the pressure is amped a lot to not only compete for a league title but make some noise in the tourney. Iím not sure if itís fair or not, but there will be pressure

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Old 05-27-2019, 06:15 PM   #1262
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I do feel like This puts a lot more pressure on John Brannen to have a good first season.

If Jarron had left, pretty much no reasonable person would expect him to win in year 1.

However now with Jarron back, but also the other top 2 scorers, the pressure is amped a lot to not only compete for a league title but make some noise in the tourney. Iím not sure if itís fair or not, but there will be pressure
Totally NOT fair...UNLESS there are more pieces to this puzzle.
Expecting the same or better after losing the starting PG, C, backup F, an over 20 min/game off guard and heir apparent PG, the Mr. Ohio hs player is a little much...unless there are additions that make up for the loss (at least in #'s of bodies)
Maybe Davenport will be awesome, & Toyambi a stud, Hardnett a surprise etc...but most of those guys were going to be here anyway
Time will tell, but I'd like to see at least 2 additions that can have an impact...& one of them better be a point guard
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:25 PM   #1263
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Totally NOT fair...UNLESS there are more pieces to this puzzle.
Expecting the same or better after losing the starting PG, C, backup F, an over 20 min/game off guard and heir apparent PG, the Mr. Ohio hs player is a little much...unless there are additions that make up for the loss (at least in #'s of bodies)
Maybe Davenport will be awesome, & Toyambi a stud, Hardnett a surprise etc...but most of those guys were going to be here anyway
Time will tell, but I'd like to see at least 2 additions that can have an impact...& one of them better be a point guard
I agree with you both. I think a lot of fans don't pay much attention and are going to see Cumberland back = tournament team or better. But the reality is, with our current lineup we'd be lucky to make the tournament.

As you say, we lost a lost a lot and Cumberland coming back doesn't cover for it all. Best case scenario we still need at minimum a starting PG (preferably a veteran one) and a backup center. If guys don't develop quickly (Diarra specifically) we need a starting center and a backup SG in addition to a PG.

I'm hoping we manage to bring in 2/3 of Mika Adams-Woods, Jaevin Cumberland and Charles Coleman. That would make us a clear tournament team. With our current lineup I'd say we'd be a bubble team and likely outside looking in.
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:32 PM   #1264
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Totally NOT fair...UNLESS there are more pieces to this puzzle.
Expecting the same or better after losing the starting PG, C, backup F, an over 20 min/game off guard and heir apparent PG, the Mr. Ohio hs player is a little much...unless there are additions that make up for the loss (at least in #'s of bodies)
Maybe Davenport will be awesome, & Toyambi a stud, Hardnett a surprise etc...but most of those guys were going to be here anyway
Time will tell, but I'd like to see at least 2 additions that can have an impact...& one of them better be a point guard
Iím assuming the addition of Jaevin
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:45 PM   #1265
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I do feel like This puts a lot more pressure on John Brannen to have a good first season.

If Jarron had left, pretty much no reasonable person would expect him to win in year 1.

However now with Jarron back, but also the other top 2 scorers, the pressure is amped a lot to not only compete for a league title but make some noise in the tourney. Iím not sure if itís fair or not, but there will be pressure
I think we need more pieces to compete for a league championship. Still donít even have a full roster. It will still be hard to compete with Memphisí talent. They will come in waves. With both Cumberlandís and a big man I think we shouldíve top 3. Which could be a really fun year.
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:47 PM   #1266
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If laquill or prince can give us anything, that would greatly help. I have no idea what they are.
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Old 05-27-2019, 08:41 PM   #1267
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I do feel like This puts a lot more pressure on John Brannen to have a good first season.

If Jarron had left, pretty much no reasonable person would expect him to win in year 1.

However now with Jarron back, but also the other top 2 scorers, the pressure is amped a lot to not only compete for a league title but make some noise in the tourney. Iím not sure if itís fair or not, but there will be pressure
Plug Jaevin in and my expectations go up another notch. From tournament possibilities to tournament expectations. Both Cumberlandís can play a little PG and SG.

That would really be ideal for us. Anything else is a bonus!
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Old 05-27-2019, 08:44 PM   #1268
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If laquill or prince can give us anything, that would greatly help. I have no idea what they are.
And we canít sleep on Diara. He seems like a nice fit. We have options. We still need another ball handler at a minimum but if we didnít get another big I would not be too discouraged.
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Old 05-27-2019, 09:12 PM   #1269
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Cumberland returning is Major. Hopefully he can take the next step which I believe he should. Keith is the ex factor has been since last yr. Hardnett is a talented individual and I was really excited when we acquired him, I really feel like he'll surprise some ppl just interested in how these guys respond to Brannen, how they respect him and how much he can get out of them. Honestly feel like we will miss nsoseme toughness. He practically did everything but score and shot block. There's so much talk about diarra and what he could be but nsoseme has the body, hustle and grit to contribute with the little things. Wish he would have stayed. Will be looking forward town the senior leadership of Scott and Cumberland. We have a big 3 with not much of a bench but like I've said before that's really brannens fault of his own more than anything. With an improved Scott, Cumberland and Kieth Williams we should make the tourney in this conference really with no excuses. There are no passes Brannnen is supposed to be an upgrade in coaching right?
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Coleman has apparently chosen East Carolina. Staying close to home, in a place he can play right away
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