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Re: Final Columbia 83 Maine men 71

Postby bcbc55 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:41 pm

Blind Zebra wrote:Lee Academy is in Lee, Maine (next to Lincoln).
Maine has 5 former Lee Prep kids: Calixte, Stojilikovic, Antoms and Wang, Majstorovic
Ashley went to Bridgton Academy.
Birstonas went to Tilton.
Eze went to Putnam Science.
Evans went to Phillips Andover.


BZ: Your post is completely accurate. Lee is 60 miles north of the UMaine Orono Campus and Maine has gotten the best Lee prospects over the years Lee has had the program. I know as I reffed many of their games there over the years and they certainly had players that by passed Maine.
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Re: Final Columbia 83 Maine men 71

Postby Maine19Fan » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:50 am

Here we go, more ancient history from the prehistoric era. Three Maine players on the roster way back then (not 8-to-12).
In the modern era? Maine just not producing D1 talent.
55's own research failed to come up with more than 2 legit D1 players currently playing at the college level.

A Maine roster filled with Maine-bred players? It's a D2-level program.

A Maine-bred coach? Not Markwood. Maybe Vachon will slide over to coach the men's team!

No negativity here. Just realism.
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Re: Final Columbia 83 Maine men 71

Postby basketball_guy » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:40 am

These are the top 25 Prospects for Prep Schools in New England in NEPSAC.
Do you see any players even listed from Lee Academy. I mean 5 players from
one prep school that just happens to be in Maine is used to fill out the UMAINE
roster and you wonder why UMAINE is now 1-12.

You start to see a bad pattern developing here in recruiting. Not only is Maine
recruiting only the high school talent in Maine but now it appears they are only
recruiting prep school talent in Maine.

This situation might not be so sad but is unfortunately laughable and true enough.
UMAINE has not even got any of the Top 25 players for 2018 committed to UMAINE
from New England so they are settling for the Prep School and high school talent
that only exists in Maine and that is not a recipe for success at the Division 1 level.
That unfortunately is why they are losing right now. They need to recruit out New
Hampshire, New York and Vermont, probably Conn. and Mass as well for the best
talent. None of the players in Maine right now at the High School or Prep School level
are even listed as being on the Top 25 list for 2018 in New England.

Until that philosphy changes this is just beating a dead horse.


New England Class of 2018
Updated: November 18, 2017
Ranking Recruit Class Height High School Committed School
1 Simisola Shittu 2018 6'9" Vermont Academy Vanderbilt
2 Cole Swider 2018 6'8" St. Andrew’s School Villanova
3 Cormac Ryan 2018 6'5" Milton Academy Stanford
4 Nate Laszewski 2018 6'9" Northfield Mount Hermon Notre Dame
5 A.J. Reeves 2018 6'5" Brimmer and May Providence
6 David Duke 2018 6'4" Cushing Academy Providence
7 Marcus Zegarowski 2018 6'1" Tilton School Creighton
8 Anthony Nelson 2018 6'4" South Kent School Seton Hall
9 Chris Doherty 2018 6'7" Marlborough HS Notre Dame
10 Dana Tate 2018 6'6" MacDuffie School Rhode Island
11 Lukas Kisunas 2018 6'10" Brewster Academy UConn
12 Nate Roberts 2018 6'10" Brewster Academy Washington
13 Ethan Wright 2018 6'2" Newton North HS Princeton
14 Chuck Hannah 2018 6'6" Northfield Mount Hermon Elon
15 Philmon Gebrewhit 2018 6'6" Holderness School
16 Shandon Brown 2018 5'9" New Hampton George Washington
17 Dalano Banton 2018 6'6" Redemption Christian Western Kentucky
18 David Mitchell 2018 6'5" Belmont Hill School Brown
19 Nelson Boachie-Yiadom 2018 6'9" Loomis Chaffee Davidson
20 Malachi de Sousa 2018 6'6" South Kent School Albany
21 Thomas Shaughnessy 2018 6'0" Needham HS Brown
22 Alex Rivera 2018 5'11" Lowell HS UMass Lowell
23 Jose Perez 2018 6'5" Putnam Science Acad.
24 Jakigh Dottin 2018 6'1" Woodstock Academy Towson
25 Tayler Mattos 2018 6'10" Kearsarge HS
26 Eze Dike 2018 6'1" Kimball Union Academy Yale
27 Nick Timberlake 2018 6'3" Kimball Union Academy
28 Davis Franks 2018 6'7" Northfield Mount Hermon Brown
29 Travell Washington 2018 6'8" Lawrence Academy
30 Calvin Whipple 2018 6'3" Northfield Mount Hermon Fairfield
31 Patrick Harding 2018 6'8" Suffield Academy Bryant
32 Alex Christie 2018 6'11" MacDuffie School Stony Brook
33 Max Zegarowski 2018 6'7" Tilton School
34 Kai Toews 2018 6'1" Northfield Mount Hermon UNC Wilmington
35 Joey Kasperzyk 2018 6'2" Woodstock Academy
36 Bryce Daley 2018 6'3" Salisbury School UMass Lowell
37 Keigan Kerby 2018 6'7" Brooks School
38 Jovan Jones 2018 6'5" Belmont Hill School Williams
39 Tommy ONeil 2018 6'7" St. John’s Prep
40 Jarred Houston 2018 6'10" Beaver Country Day
41 Cantavio Dutreil 2018 6'7" Trinity Catholic HS
42 Martin Mann 2018 6'7" Lawrence Academy
43 Duncan LeXander 2018 6'8" Williston Northampton Charleston Southern
44 Raheem Solomon 2018 6'2" Sacred Heart HS
45 Tyler Bourne 2018 5'7" Notre Dame-Fairfield
46 Maurice Works 2018 5'9" Tech Boston
47 Nadir Dixon-Thompson 2018 6'9" Master’s School
48 Matt Verretto 2018 6'7" East Catholic HS
49 Chaylyn Martin 2018 6'2" Woodstock Academy Sacred Heart
50 Terion Moss 2018 5'10" Portland HS
51 Justin Connolly 2018 6'7" Brooks School Merrimack
52 Tyler Thomas 2018 6'4" Amity HS
53 Sean Conway 2018 6'4" Fairfield Warde
54 Ronnie Silva 2018 5'8" Bradford Christian Adelphi
55 Sebastijan Skoko 2018 6'1" Vermont Academy
56 Tyrone Weeks 2018 6'4" Bishop Hendricken HS
57 E.J. Dambreville 2018 6'3" Woodstock Academy Florida Southern
58 Abdul Ajia 2018 6'5" Bradford Christian
59 Ben Eckstrom 2018 6'6" Phillips Exeter Academy
60 Caden Dumas 2018 6'6" Choate Rosemary Hall Princeton (football)


This is the top basketball players in JUST MAINE for 2018. Do you see
anyone from Lee Academy here. For 2015 and 2016 I do see Lee Academy
had some players but only two of them went to Maine. Most went someplace else

Maine Class of 2018
Updated: November 20, 2017
Ranking Recruit Class Height High School Committed School
1 Terion Moss 2018 5'10" Portland HS
2 Taylor Schildroth 2018 5'11" George Stevens Academy
3 Jacob Godfrey 2018 6'6" Hermon HS
4 David Keohan 2018 6'4" Thornton Academy
5 Nolan Hagerty 2018 6'6" Yarmouth HS Brandeis
6 Edwin Ezedonmwen 2018 6'2" Hyde School
7 Keenan Marseille 2018 6'2" Hermon HS
8 Calvin Carter 2018 6'4" Bridgton Academy
9 Zack Mittelstadt 2018 6'3" Gould Academy
10 Charlie Considine 2018 6'6" Bridgton Academy

Maine Class of 2016

Updated: May 19, 2017
Ranking Recruit Class Height High School Committed School
1 Shaquille Walters 2017 6'5" Lee Academy Santa Clara
2 Skyler Nash 2017 6'4" Gould Academy Vermont
3 Bobby Planutis 2017 6'6" Bridgton Academy Mount St. Mary's
4 Arnolds Krauklis 2017 6'4" Lee Academy
5 Miks Antoms 2017 6'10" Lee Academy Maine
6 George Papas 2017 6'5" Gould Academy Monmouth
7 Noah West 2017 6'1" Hyde School Monroe CC
8 DeAndre Johnson 2017 6'10" Gould Academy North Carolina A&T
9 Sidy Sissoko 2017 6'9" Bridgton Academy Sheridan College
10 Sasa Vuksanovic 2017 6'7" Lee Academy McLennon JC
11 Max Minchenkov 2017 6'10" Lee Academy
12 Matt McDevitt 2017 6'6" Greely HS Endicott
13 Jack Lesure 2017 6'3" Bridgton Academy Hobart
14 Miguel Prieto 2017 5'10" Hyde School Keene State
15 Jack Casale 2017 6'3" Cheverus HS St. Joseph's (ME)


Maine Class of 2015

Updated: March 6, 2017
Ranking Recruit Class Height High School Committed School
1 Elliott Welmer 2015 6'9" Bridgton Academy St. Louis
2 Rudolfs Stradnieks 2015 6'9" Lee Academy Southern Illinois
3 Nicholas Mayo 2015 6'7" Messalsonskee Eastern Kentucky
4 Dusan Majstorovic 2015 6'5" Lee Academy LaSalle
5 Ilija Stojiljkovic 2015 6'7" Lee Academy Maine
6 Kyle Bouchard 2015 6'4" Houlton HS Bentley
7 Zach Gilpin 2015 6'5" Bridgton Academy Bentley
8 Simi Socks 2015 6'6" Bridgton Academy Incarnate Word
9 Trey Foster 2015 6'0" Bridgton Academy Butte College
10 Kevin OBrien 2015 6'3" Bridgton Academy Wesleyan
11 Jack Simonds 2015 6'5" Falmouth HS Bowdoin
12 Walter King 2015 5'11" Lee Academy Maine*
13 Justin Martin 2015 6'6" Winslow HS Husson
14 Phil Leotsakos 2015 6'5" Bridgton Academy Connecticut College
15 Colin Bell 2015 6'9" Bridgton Academy Fullerton College
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Re: Final Columbia 83 Maine men 71

Postby TAL1957 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:05 pm

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Re: Final Columbia 83 Maine men 71

Postby TAL1957 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:12 pm

P.S. - STAY ON TOPIC .......
Case in Point; see above Re: " Final Columbia 83 Maine men 71" ? Game O-V-E-R. Next discussion please, no team line-ups needed.
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Re: Final Columbia 83 Maine men 71

Postby Linguist » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:17 am

to continue venturing off topic.

basketball_guy where would you like Maine to start recruiting on that NERR New England Rankings list?

Clearly the top 15 guys are out of reach, they are bound for Big East, ACC, AAC and Pac12 schools. Maine isn't recruiting against them.

Then you get into players who are going to Elon, Davidson, Albany, UMass-Lowell, Towson, Fairfield, Bryant, Stony Brook etc. I think UMaine should clearly be recruiting at that level.

So 15-to-30 on the NERR seems like a logical point for Maine to start focusing on for players. (Those Brown, Yale kids are looking for an IVY education more than athletics, so they are likely not a recruiting target)

On that list Tayler Mattos of Kearsage HS of New Hampshire is being recruited by UNH, BU, Bryant, Albany, Rider, Canisius, Hartford, Kennesaw State. He is a 6'10' post and should be being recruited by Maine as well.

Max Zegarowski a 6'7" 2 star Small Forward out of the Tilton School only has an offer from Quinnipiac, he should be getting an offer from Maine.

Keigan Kirby a 6'7" 2 star Power Forward out of Hampton Beach, NH has offers from UNH, American, George Washington, and Bryant. Another guy who should be on Maine's list.


The question is, why isn't Maine listed on these kids offer list? Is Maine in on them? I know Walsh wants one point guard each year, but it seems like they should be reaching out and recruiting more than just one kid at at time. Target 5 or 6 guys for 2 scholarships and take you chances instead of putting all the eggs in one basket and winding up empty.
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Re: Final Columbia 83 Maine men 71

Postby mainejeff » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:37 am

Is there a chance that Walsh gets renewed? Stranger things have happened. Creech doesn't seem to care much about Ws & Ls. He knows that future employers will give him a pass in that regard because "it's so hard to win at Maine". They will look at his fiscal record at Maine. He seems to managing that pretty well thanks to things like 2 FBS games in football & mens hoops becomng the sacrifical lamb for non-conference $$$ games.
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Re: Final Columbia 83 Maine men 71

Postby basketball_guy » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:19 pm

The question is, why isn't Maine listed on these kids offer list? Is Maine in on them? I know Walsh wants one point guard each year, but it seems like they should be reaching out and recruiting more than just one kid at at time. Target 5 or 6 guys for 2 scholarships and take you chances instead of putting all the eggs in one basket and winding up empty.

Linguist:

I agree with everything you said. Why isn't Maine getting some of the middle tier Prep school players for 2018?
My guess is because they see a Coach on the hotseat....and won't committ till they see who the next Coach is.
(That is reason enough to let Walsh stay thru the end of the season, but let it be known he won't be the next Coach). Then start interviewing new Candidates now instead of waiting. They are going to have enough of a difficult time getting recruits as it is for 2018.

Lets face it Walsh will be gone by April. On that point I have no doubt. But Bob Simon would be a solid candidate
for the position, although with what is going on now that may not happen.

But yes I agree they need to be recruiting the Prep Schools out of State. Makes you wonder if they have some special deal cooking with Lee Academy (In Lincoln...thanks for correcting me).
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Re: Final Columbia 83 Maine men 71

Postby Blind Zebra » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:35 pm

Maine has recruited the Prep ranks and they have some kids on the team that projected to be contributors to a turnaround. In the case of Vince Eze, he was on the right trajectory until he was injured. Majstorovic was supposed to be a knock down shooter coming out of Lee but his cross the face form, reminiscent of Alonzo Ball has not been effective. Antoms has looked and played like a raw freshman big. His shooting is atrocious. Stojilikovic looked like he had good potential has a stretch 4, but he has been turnover plagued and not a consistent offensive threat, though defense and rebounding is solid. Evans has shown flashes and is a decent defender. Again, his offense lags behind.
Maine's defense and rebounding has actually improved a bit this year but as Walsh has mentioned, they struggle to score consistently. This team needs a competent point guard who can can score effectively. Trae Bryant looked like he might be an option but he has a back injury and is still out. Maine desperately needs a couple of knock down wing shooters and an effective power forward who can score down low and also defend. Those are the glaring weaknesses that need to be addressed.
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Re: Final Columbia 83 Maine men 71

Postby mainejeff » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:14 pm

Every season this team has key injuries.
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