2018-19 MBB Discussion

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Re: 2018-19 MBB Discussion

Postby Linguist » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:15 am

Blind Zebra beat me to it.

I was just cruising through Verbal Commits and found the info on 6'8"Jonathan Komagum.

http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/jonathan-komagum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmcrUV3H7-8

They are also in on 6'9" Stephane Ingo of Gould Academy

http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/stephane-ingo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7Z86pHkq2c

and 6'0" point guard DeRohn "DJ" Mitchell out of New Jersey

http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/derohn-mitchell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW63j7PPpMM

And we know about Moss as well.

And Trae Bryant may not be out the door yet. He has permission to speak with other schools, but is reportedly deciding what to do.
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Re: 2018-19 MBB Discussion

Postby mainejeff » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:43 am

Komagum has nice length! I see him as a defensive presence in the paint & a 3-pt threat under Barron's half court offense.
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Re: 2018-19 MBB Discussion

Postby umaine67 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:02 am

basketball_guy. You've posted countless times about your past "experiences" in this forum. Doesn't take much reading of past posts to find them. And, none of them, it seems, qualifies you to have any real insight into our program here in Maine.

I've never posted here previously, but as an employee at the university and a basketball follower, I've been reading this board for a while. I registered mostly to counter the misinformation about Mr. Cim's non-attempt to secure a media credential and, subsequently, have tried to correct a few other misconceptions. I don't plan on posting too often in the future.

As for coach Simon. You'll have to tell us why he got fired at Alabama, a program right in the middle of the FBI investigation/current NCAA scandal.

You'll have to tell us the contributions coach Simon has made here and why he should be retained.

But, you're right. Better left to coach Barron. Let's see what happens.
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Re: 2018-19 MBB Discussion

Postby dunbar » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:44 am

basketball_guy wrote:Maine67 is that same guy Maine19fan who got booted off this board and basketball forum. No where on this post did I even mention anything about my time at Maine or Alabama, yet somehow he seems to know something that happened some time ago.


How can you even make such a claim? Just because someone (else) disagrees with you, doesn't mean it's the same person. People read this all the time, and you don't have to be a registered poster to read what you've posted (repeatedly) in the past. There's plenty of people who disagree with you and/or have called you out. That's common online forum decorum. To think of and label them all as "one person" is simply unfair.

God forbid we have people here with accurate and inside information and a desire to set the record straight. These are the most valuable posters who have a vested interest in the University and a sense of reality in relation to the program.
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Re: 2018-19 MBB Discussion

Postby umaine67 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:36 pm

Dunbar, many thanks.
Just because we disagree with someone, or point out that someone's "information" is either biased or non-factual, doesn't merit such a response.
Someone is a little too sensitive!
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Re: 2018-19 MBB Discussion

Postby DMAINEMAN » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:04 pm

[quote="Linguist"]CFJ,

Yes this is typical. Players sign with a coach not a school (for the majority of cases) because that coach promises a system and a culture the athlete wants to be part of. It has nothing to do with the university. Why would Player A sign with Duke over North Carolina, or Kentucky over Wisconsin, or Oregon over UCLA? (taking out the fact one school may pay more than another) It is because they want to be part of that program, they feel that is the best fit for them. When the coach changes so does the culture an therefore players who can leave often do. Some may not have other scholarship offers so they will ride it out, others know they aren't playing for money in their future so they are in it to get the free education and be off.

So this is typical, expect a couple of more players to leave Orono as well.

As long as Maine keeps : Trae Bryant, Vernon Lowndes Junior, Isaiah White, Vincent Eze and Ilija Stojiljkovic I am fine with it.

I hope Andrew Fleming, Dusan Majstorovic, Miks Antoms, and Celio Araujo stick around (I would have liked to keep Danny Evans in the fold) but if they decide the grass is greener then please take a UMaine T-shirt as a parting gift and best of luck in your future endeavors.

Starting Bryant at PG, Lowndes and White at the 2/3, with Ilija at the 4 and Eze at the 5 is a team that can compete.

Fleming off the bench as a 3/4 player depending on a big or small lineup is fine, Antoms in to give Eze a break for 12 minutes or so is good. Dusan as a 2/3 depending on matchups or lineup size is good as a 7th man. And Celio can be there for a few minutes of rest at the point guard for Bryant.

That mentions nothing of recruits. But that is 9 deep, a decent starting 5, that is 6'1", 6'5", 6'6",6'7", 6'9" and has 2 scorers Lowndes and White, a distributor in Bryant, a shot blocker/rebounder in Eze and a defender rebounder in Ilija. Add some depth to the mix, make Dusan or Antoms or Celio the 9th, 10th, 11th options because the newcomers are better and this team is top 5 in America East

Fleming 3/4 player??? He is far and away a better player than EZE.
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Re: 2018-19 MBB Discussion

Postby bcbc55 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:13 pm

Linguist wrote:Blind Zebra beat me to it.

I was just cruising through Verbal Commits and found the info on 6'8"Jonathan Komagum.

http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/jonathan-komagum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmcrUV3H7-8

They are also in on 6'9" Stephane Ingo of Gould Academy

http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/stephane-ingo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7Z86pHkq2c

and 6'0" point guard DeRohn "DJ" Mitchell out of New Jersey

http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/derohn-mitchell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW63j7PPpMM

And we know about Moss as well.

And Trae Bryant may not be out the door yet. He has permission to speak with other schools, but is reportedly deciding what to do.



Linguist: Thanks for posting those 3 players and the info up dating Bryant.

The two BIGS are very athletic and with 6'8" 7'2" wingspan Jonathan Komagun from United Kingdom was impressive in highlight film, is a verbal commit to Maine like Moss makes two good ones coming in hopefully for next season.

Also, the 6'9" player Stephan Ingo, Canada from Gould Academy in Maine a lot like JK impressive compared to some Maine players on the roster now as BIGS, more athletic and can play facing the basket, better 3 point shooters, better ball handlers, passers and can post up too. Potential to start ahead of some of Maine's upperclassmen. 6' Point guard DeRohn Mitchell impressive also seemed as skilled as Moss by his films.

Surprised that all 3 are still available although it is still early for commits.

Two questions:

1. Are verbal commits only as good until they sign that all important letter of intent.

2. Are prospects only in control through this recruiting process until they sign on the dotted line?

Just "wonderin".

Thanks again for the effort.
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Re: 2018-19 MBB Discussion

Postby Blind Zebra » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:41 pm

Bob Simon still listed as an assistant coach on goblackbear.com
Gray & Schlegel have been removed from the site.
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Re: 2018-19 MBB Discussion

Postby basketball_guy » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:01 am

I am not a party to what goes with Mr. Barron but I do think keeping Bob Simon around just makes good sense. He was at Providence for nine years before he ever went to Alabama. He was under Ed Cooley.

It would seem if Simon were going to leave he would be gone already. I think he and Barron make a pretty strong Coaching Staff for Maine going forward although they will need more help than Simon.

Of course I admit to not having any inside information either. I know Simon was primarily responsible for helping Alabama land the 5th rated recruiting class two years ago. I also know he was a great recruiter at Providence as well. As I said before I think his experience speaks for itself.

I think we all hope for better days at Maine going forward.
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Re: 2018-19 MBB Discussion

Postby bcbc55 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:34 am

Blind Zebra wrote:Bob Simon still listed as an assistant coach on goblackbear.com
Gray & Schlegel have been removed from the site.


BZ: Thanks for the up-to-date info on Bob Simon's situation.I hope Barron keeps him on staff, most qualified assistant coach ever to be hired in the history of either Maine basketball programs.
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