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  • DapperDan
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    Originally posted by wsuguy87 View Post

    That kid is awful tall for a 6'2 point guard. :)
    As is standard with high school recruits, I know nothing about this fellow but have to conclude recruiting is on the upswing as we are winning battles with other schools now. For awhile it seemed if someone else was offering we had no chance.

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  • wsuguy87
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    Originally posted by DapperDan View Post
    Its a year out but put it here rather than start a new thread.

    https://www.verbalcommits.com/players/connor-drew
    That kid is awful tall for a 6'2 point guard. :)

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  • DapperDan
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    Its a year out but put it here rather than start a new thread.

    https://www.verbalcommits.com/players/connor-drew

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  • laker
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    Originally posted by wsuguy87 View Post

    For some reason, I can't get this link to load properly. Is there news we need to know?
    John Smith's HOF induction. Well worth the watch. He gives a lot of credit to Brown and Gove.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPetynJi9Jg&t=4s
    Last edited by laker; 06-14-2020, 08:35 AM.

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  • wsuguy87
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    For some reason, I can't get this link to load properly. Is there news we need to know?

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  • DapperDan
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    https://twitter.com/i/redirect?url=h...=244+272699400

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  • DapperDan
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    Mankato picks up a tall JC. Somewhat of a twig at 6’10” 195 but he and Kramer provide a lot of length.

    https://t.co/z0P0mVN5Yk

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  • DapperDan
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    Originally posted by wsuguy87 View Post

    Exactly what I was thinking. The bench will be interesting. Rosner, Martins, Klug, and Peyton all have experience, but there's not a lot of size in that group. Martins plays bigger than his actual size, but if Dillon and/or Lo aren't in, it's a pretty small line up. I would guess the twins redshirt next year, but perhaps the other freshmen who are 6'4 or so might have to play a bit?
    They've got 6'8" Riak to give them a few minutes in a pinch here and there. He is not as skilled but for fairly short stretches at a time he won't hurt you too bad. I was thinking pretty much all the freshman would redshirt, at least to start, but maybe one or two don't. Best bets might be Arenz and Abdul-Wahid. From the little I've heard Abdul-Wahid could be good. He probably wouldn't see many minutes behind Taylor this year so it would be good to save him and allow an extra year to develop if possible. Eisner's tweet pretty much assured Lomas would redshirt. They have 12 upper class-men with Goebel. That should be enough unless somebody gets hurt. They've played recently with a lot shorter bench than that. From what I've seen they can all play okay. The only one that has not gotten enough minutes to say for sure is Flowers and from the brief snippets he looks alright to me. Maybe he gets more in the mix. He's listed at 6'4". Not huge but not a short guard either.

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  • wsuguy87
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    Originally posted by DapperDan View Post

    I’m thinking a starting five of Whitelow, Lo Biondo, Taylor, King and Dillon. Not bad.
    Exactly what I was thinking. The bench will be interesting. Rosner, Martins, Klug, and Peyton all have experience, but there's not a lot of size in that group. Martins plays bigger than his actual size, but if Dillon and/or Lo aren't in, it's a pretty small line up. I would guess the twins redshirt next year, but perhaps the other freshmen who are 6'4 or so might have to play a bit?

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  • Stanger86
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    Originally posted by DapperDan View Post

    Could be. They built the Wellness Center which has a lot more appeal than lifting weights in a closet and turning and dressing up the gym keeps us from looking down at our shoes quite so much. Current status is adequate for D2 but still miles from some others, Mankato for sure and probably Northern from what I see on this board.
    The gym improvements brought it from bottom 2 in the NSIC (with Crookston) to middle of the pack, which should be more than adequate for a school like Winona with all it has going in its favor.

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  • DapperDan
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    Originally posted by wsuguy87 View Post

    The early season struggles are strange. I would expect (hope) that it's not that way next year with the core they have returning. There may be an early learning curve for the transfers, but with the guys back, one would think they can hit the ground running next year.
    I’m thinking a starting five of Whitelow, Lo Biondo, Taylor, King and Dillon. Not bad.

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  • wsuguy87
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    Originally posted by DapperDan View Post

    In fairness I think the first years were brought down some, probably more than some, by the Leaf fiasco. Fortunately for Eisner, and despite everything, Leaf's good players stuck around, because he and Malvik sure weren't coming up with much. I'm sure all the other coaches were more than happy to hype disarray if they were competing with Winona for a good recruit. Even so it seems by mid-year plus or minus they have been pretty competitive. So some testament is owed there. Its the early part of the year that's been a disaster. Feels like every time they go off somewhere, be it California, Missouri or wherever, they get hammered in the opening games. They've even somewhat struggled against D3's and NAIA's now and then. They just have not seemed prepared to start seasons for some reason. As a result of piling up early D2 losses, and bad ones, they are always out of the Region picture before the season hardly starts. There is now clearly talent to work with so the early season failure has to stop. Time to be good right out of the shoot.
    The early season struggles are strange. I would expect (hope) that it's not that way next year with the core they have returning. There may be an early learning curve for the transfers, but with the guys back, one would think they can hit the ground running next year.

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  • DapperDan
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    Originally posted by Stanger86 View Post

    I also believe the facility improvements have helped some with recruiting.
    Could be. They built the Wellness Center which has a lot more appeal than lifting weights in a closet and turning and dressing up the gym keeps us from looking down at our shoes quite so much. Current status is adequate for D2 but still miles from some others, Mankato for sure and probably Northern from what I see on this board.

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  • Stanger86
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    Originally posted by DapperDan View Post

    In fairness I think the first years were brought down some, probably more than some, by the Leaf fiasco. Fortunately for Eisner, and despite everything, Leaf's good players stuck around, because he and Malvik sure weren't coming up with much. I'm sure all the other coaches were more than happy to hype disarray if they were competing with Winona for a good recruit.
    I also believe the facility improvements have helped some with recruiting.

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  • DapperDan
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    Originally posted by wsuguy87 View Post

    I have always been a little flummoxed by Eisner's recruiting, but have also stopped short of saying he should be fired. I feel like it's tough to know when a D2 program l have always felt like coaches at the non-D1 level should be judged on things beyond the win-loss record. Graduation rates. Team GPA. Community engagement and service, etc. Not to say I want to settle for middle-of-the-road, but I have always felt like Eisner does well on these other fronts, too. Now, just to get that whole winning thing down.
    In fairness I think the first years were brought down some, probably more than some, by the Leaf fiasco. Fortunately for Eisner, and despite everything, Leaf's good players stuck around, because he and Malvik sure weren't coming up with much. I'm sure all the other coaches were more than happy to hype disarray if they were competing with Winona for a good recruit. Even so it seems by mid-year plus or minus they have been pretty competitive. So some testament is owed there. Its the early part of the year that's been a disaster. Feels like every time they go off somewhere, be it California, Missouri or wherever, they get hammered in the opening games. They've even somewhat struggled against D3's and NAIA's now and then. They just have not seemed prepared to start seasons for some reason. As a result of piling up early D2 losses, and bad ones, they are always out of the Region picture before the season hardly starts. There is now clearly talent to work with so the early season failure has to stop. Time to be good right out of the shoot.

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