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  • CWU Wildcat Nation
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    Will Wilson is listed on WWU's updated roster, so looks like to pulled out of the portal. He is their only returning full time starter.

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  • Anchorage
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    Dillon Barrientos will be back with UAA. It’s freshman Trey Evans that is leaving, I think it was just a roster update mistake.

    UAA has landed 5 players so far from the JC level and 1 guard from D2 Nebraska Kearney. The JC players consist of 1 guard from Utah, 2 guards from California and 2 forwards from California. None from Alaska yet.

    Sounds like a pretty solid group of guards joining returning guards Barrientos and Hassan Herrington. All have established themselves on winning teams playing big roles at the JC level…and one who has decent numbers and is clearly fleeing a 5-22 D2 program on the rocks.

    The 2 forwards will join returning forwards Sloane Lentfer, Bishop Tosi and freshman Lyman Simmons to give UAA the most size and bulk that they have had in a while.

    It’s clear Rusty saw value in good players available from the California JC league and recruited the league really hard this spring. We will see how that comes out this winter in terms of a results on the floor. I think UAA has talent but hard to compare with some of the other teams in conference at this point. He got a lot done with the scholarships he had available and 6 guys already returning.
    Last edited by Anchorage; 05-21-2024, 04:02 PM.

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  • Goods
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    Originally posted by CWU Wildcat Nation View Post
    Older news I just found out, Nic Welp has committed to San Bernardino, apparently 1 of 8 incoming transfers for the Coyotes. I predict CWU will defeat SB in the regional final next season!
    Fixed it for ya...............

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  • CWU Wildcat Nation
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    Older news I just found out, Nic Welp has committed to San Bernardino, apparently 1 of 8 incoming transfers for the Coyotes. I predict CWU vs. SB in the regional final next season!

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  • CWU Wildcat Nation
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    Kolly commits to Montana State: https://twitter.com/KollyBj/status/1...MfZttPUkw&s=19

    Kai Johnson now at Montana. Now waiting on Nic Welp.

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  • D2Rover
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    Originally posted by tsull View Post

    Some of these guys are D1 only in name and will sit the bench at that level. But 100% of college athletes think they're better than they really are.
    Johnson and Kolly are clearly D1 quality (at least when healthy), I don't think anyone is surprised to see them going up. Wilson has a skill set that could succeed at that level if he finds the right fit.

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  • tsull
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    Former CWU guy Rose, who went to Walla Walla cc, really struggled at Idaho this past year. Idaho was not a good team either. He had a couple good games but not many.

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  • CWU Wildcat Nation
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    Originally posted by tsull View Post

    Some of these guys are D1 only in name and will sit the bench at that level. But 100% of college athletes think they're better than they really are.
    Welp will probably be a backup but Johnson and probably Kolly should transition well to D1.

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  • Anchorage
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    Originally posted by tsull View Post

    Some of these guys are D1 only in name and will sit the bench at that level. But 100% of college athletes think they're better than they really are.
    i was just reading about how NIL has changed the game in college coaching, there is an exodus of successful small college coaches looking for jobs at mid to high major D1 programs for the NIL money in regards to recruiting. Who otherwise might have stayed at their school.

    I suspect players who have a great scholarships and ordinarily would have stayed are now being drawn to the money. If Idaho has 400k in NIL money to play with and a guy like Welp can secure 20 or 30k, and WWU has no NIL money? That changes the equation a little bit. The rich are going to continue to get richer.

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  • tsull
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    Originally posted by CWU Wildcat Nation View Post
    Update on the former WWU starters in the portal:

    Kai Johnson transferring to Montana: https://nbcmontana.com/sports/local-...rd-kai-johnson

    Nick Welp has offer from Idaho

    BJ Kolly getting a ton of D1 interest https://x.com/ThePortalReport/status...81523672682553

    Haven't heard any Will Wilson updates
    Some of these guys are D1 only in name and will sit the bench at that level. But 100% of college athletes think they're better than they really are.

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  • CWU Wildcat Nation
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    Update on the former WWU starters in the portal:

    Kai Johnson transferring to Montana: https://nbcmontana.com/sports/local-...rd-kai-johnson

    Nick Welp has offer from Idaho

    BJ Kolly getting a ton of D1 interest https://x.com/ThePortalReport/status...81523672682553

    Haven't heard any Will Wilson updates

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  • CWU Wildcat Nation
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    Delete
    Last edited by CWU Wildcat Nation; 03-28-2024, 10:36 PM.

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  • CWU Wildcat Nation
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    Seth Dawson leaving CWU is no surprise. As the season went on, he played less and less as the freshmen developed. He is a decent player who deserves to play more.

    But wow wtf is happening at WWU? Johnson, Wilson, Kolly, and Welp? Wow!

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  • tsull
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    Originally posted by northernGNAChoopfan View Post
    Yeah, from the looks of things thus far, CWU is sitting pretty going into the off-season with a really young team that went far, and I think MSUB keeps most of their guys too, with the exception of a few? WWU seems to be losing a lot, and I think there's big questions around SMU, SFU, SPU, WOU, UAA, and UAF. Of course, until we have a permanent head coach in place, we're already many steps behind everyone else, nevermind the recruiting woes to Fairbanks. UAF also graduated the majority of it's regular contributors this year, while retaining only a few guys who had significant time, so next season certainly looks like a building year and not much more. If guys start hitting the portal, we'll be another, brand new dumpster fire, for sure.
    I do think CWU and MSUB have it going right now, St. Martin's to a certain extent.

    Regarding WOU, I think coach Pifer is returning. For his sake, the school's and fans' sakes, I hope he gets the program back to where it's competitive. Do I have faith in this happening? Not right now. I'm not sure why half the roster didn't suit up last year, they've put a muzzle on our sports information director. The athletic dept. is very secretive. They don't have to reveal everything, but keeping the fans up to date might be a good thing.

    WOU needs help across the board, guards, forwards, posts, there's little talent in the program. Ignoring the state of Oregon to get below average players from California has been a disastrous formula in winning and building a fan base and community. I did notice that they recently signed a player from Lane CC/Ashland, so that's a start. I'd guess if this coaching staff was in place years ago they wouldn't have gone on Andy Avgi or Tanner Omlid, both D2 West Coast players of the year. Yes, ego and arrogance come into play. But coach and staff can change this. Reach out to Oregon prep coaches, look at some in-state players. If Pifer digs his heels in with his same formula, we will lose again.

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  • northernGNAChoopfan
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    Yeah, from the looks of things thus far, CWU is sitting pretty going into the off-season with a really young team that went far, and I think MSUB keeps most of their guys too, with the exception of a few? WWU seems to be losing a lot, and I think there's big questions around SMU, SFU, SPU, WOU, UAA, and UAF. Of course, until we have a permanent head coach in place, we're already many steps behind everyone else, nevermind the recruiting woes to Fairbanks. UAF also graduated the majority of it's regular contributors this year, while retaining only a few guys who had significant time, so next season certainly looks like a building year and not much more. If guys start hitting the portal, we'll be another, brand new dumpster fire, for sure.

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