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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:52 pm 
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No longer a recruit. On to the big board. Welcome Connor! Big get to hold Memphis off.

http://tulanegreenwave.com/news/2018/4/ ... ath=mbball


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There is a bitter Memphis fan that tweeted that Connor “obviously doesn’t want to make it to the NBA”.

Connor replied with 3 laughing emojis.

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Amazingly, the article neither lists his position, nor his height. From his stats, I assume he's a shooting guard?

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Amazingly, the article neither lists his position, nor his height. From his stats, I assume he's a shooting guard?

I would guess he is a 2 (SG) or a 3 (SF), judging from his tape. He could probably play either position, but I would guess that CMD will put him at 2. Guys like CC help a coach roll out a myriad of different lineups, although I don't think that is MD's SOP.

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No longer a recruit. On to the big board. Welcome Connor! Big get to hold Memphis off.

http://tulanegreenwave.com/news/2018/4/ ... ath=mbball

:-D :-D :-D


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:30 pm 
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doncecco wrote:
Amazingly, the article neither lists his position, nor his height. From his stats, I assume he's a shooting guard?

Here’s a 4 page thread on him. I haven’t read them all but I’m sure at least 23% of the posts are about him :-D

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=50510

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:23 pm 
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CC is 6-foot-6


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:32 pm 
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Guys on scholarship for next year would be -

Cornish
Ona Embo
Daniels
Barrett
Sehic
Ajang
Koka
Paul
Crabtree
Wood

If that is correct, we have two scholarships to give. There has been some conversation about a possible transfer (would he be eligible next year?). Are there any prospects we are close to getting? What are our chances of filling these spots with quality players this late in the game?


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I assume its also possible that Frazier will come back. If he is say a late second round pick or goes undrafted, I am thinking he will return to Tulane.


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I assume its also possible that Frazier will come back. If he is say a late second round pick or goes undrafted, I am thinking he will return to Tulane.

Problem with that is, unlike baseball, he has to decide before the draft. So it will be based on what teams are telling him.

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tjtlja wrote:
Guys on scholarship for next year would be -

Cornish
Ona Embo
Daniels
Barrett
Sehic
Ajang
Koka
Paul
Crabtree
Wood

If that is correct, we have two scholarships to give. There has been some conversation about a possible transfer (would he be eligible next year?). Are there any prospects we are close to getting? What are our chances of filling these spots with quality players this late in the game?


The transfer is a grad transfer, so he would be eligible this fall.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:09 am 
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FTW's list - he has Tulane with three openings.

https://twitter.com/FearTheWaveBlog/status/984139267285929990


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:48 am 
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3 is correct. 1 of those 3 is Melvin’s.


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Tulane has had contact with at least 1 grad transfer guard that I have read about on Twitter (Mike Cunningham who is also getting interest from Okla., Okla. State and Louisville)...; plus Mike Wynn -- a 6-foot-5 guard who was released from his scholarship at ECU when Jeff Lebo got canned. He'd be a freshman.


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Sought-after guard Connor Crabtree signs with Tulane men's hoops

http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/ ... 17bed.html

“He is exactly the type of player we are looking for,” Tulane coach Mike Dunleavy said. “Connor is a playmaker, highly skilled and an excellent outside shooter. His combination of talent and work ethic give him a great chance to succeed in our system and achieve great things.”

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To make a broad generalization, we need quickness. MD seems to be focusing on tall shooters (and he publicly said he would, so no surprise). But our recurring achilles' heel is being too slow on defense. Other teams' guards repeatedly blow past ours and get into the lane, either to score, drop off to a big after a rotation, or kick out to a shooter at the 3pt arc. The problem with all these 6'5 to 6'8 perimeter guys is unless you find Frazier-level talent and defensive quickness (which apparently means 1st round NBA draft pick), or unless your shooters all shoot like 67%, you will lose if you can't stop anyone. MD doesn't seem to think defense matters and as some have opined before (myself included), this may be a function of the NBA mindset where everyone is an elite athlete with great quickness who doesn't need much defensive coaching. That doesn't fly in the NCAA.


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To make a broad generalization, we need quickness. MD seems to be focusing on tall shooters (and he publicly said he would, so no surprise). But our recurring achilles' heel is being too slow on defense. Other teams' guards repeatedly blow past ours and get into the lane, either to score, drop off to a big after a rotation, or kick out to a shooter at the 3pt arc. The problem with all these 6'5 to 6'8 perimeter guys is unless you find Frazier-level talent and defensive quickness (which apparently means 1st round NBA draft pick), or unless your shooters all shoot like 67%, you will lose if you can't stop anyone. MD doesn't seem to think defense matters and as some have opined before (myself included), this may be a function of the NBA mindset where everyone is an elite athlete with great quickness who doesn't need much defensive coaching. That doesn't fly in the NCAA.

Pete, while I agree with most of this sentiment, CC looks to be pretty quick on his feet. I think he will ultimately be a 3 in MD's scheme, for the reasons you stated about the AAC's quick guards blowing past our guys. But we need shooters in the worst way, and CC is a good start. In fact, the new trend in MBB is the tall, outside guy who can shoot 3's. Michigan and Villanova both had one of those guys, but they were 6'10" and taller. Hopefully, we can get one or two quick PG's or SG's who can defend. I'd like to think we'll have a tall shot-blocker that will take care of the drive--or, for lack of anything else, make the driver "pay" for coming into the lane. Need meat on the bones of Koka and Ajang. They each have 5 to give, make 'em count.

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I think we need to bring in an assistant with college experience. In theory Stewart is supposed to be fulfilling that role but it hasn’t worked. I like Dunleavy but our defense and clock management down the stretch has not been good.

I doubt his son would leave his head coaching position at Quinnipiac for an assistant coaching position but he would be ideal.


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I think we need to bring in an assistant with college experience. In theory Stewart is supposed to be fulfilling that role but it hasn’t worked. I like Dunleavy but our defense and clock management down the stretch has not been good.

I doubt his son would leave his head coaching position at Quinnipiac for an assistant coaching position but he would be ideal.


Enough money and promise of HC job would do it


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why are you saying that having Stewart as our Assistant hasn't worked out? There is nothing that I can see to base that on. Dunleavy may be perfectly happy with him and what he's doing.

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NJwave wrote:
I think we need to bring in an assistant with college experience. In theory Stewart is supposed to be fulfilling that role but it hasn’t worked. I like Dunleavy but our defense and clock management down the stretch has not been good.

I doubt his son would leave his head coaching position at Quinnipiac for an assistant coaching position but he would be ideal.


If the son is doing well he won’t leave because it would reduce his options to one. If he’s not we’d be locked in to an iffy at best continuation of a present we’re not yet sold on. Ideal? No.

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I think we need to bring in an assistant with college experience. In theory Stewart is supposed to be fulfilling that role but it hasn’t worked. I like Dunleavy but our defense and clock management down the stretch has not been good.

I doubt his son would leave his head coaching position at Quinnipiac for an assistant coaching position but he would be ideal.


Enough money and promise of HC job would do it

Why on earth would we want to promise him the HC job?


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Assistant HC Stewart seems to be working hard at recruiting- I wouldn’t be so quick to minimize this staffs efforts and ability to bring in better players.


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Doc, what do you think of Crabtree and what position do you think he will play?

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Rotorooter wrote:
PeteRasche wrote:
To make a broad generalization, we need quickness. MD seems to be focusing on tall shooters (and he publicly said he would, so no surprise). But our recurring achilles' heel is being too slow on defense. Other teams' guards repeatedly blow past ours and get into the lane, either to score, drop off to a big after a rotation, or kick out to a shooter at the 3pt arc. The problem with all these 6'5 to 6'8 perimeter guys is unless you find Frazier-level talent and defensive quickness (which apparently means 1st round NBA draft pick), or unless your shooters all shoot like 67%, you will lose if you can't stop anyone. MD doesn't seem to think defense matters and as some have opined before (myself included), this may be a function of the NBA mindset where everyone is an elite athlete with great quickness who doesn't need much defensive coaching. That doesn't fly in the NCAA.

Pete, while I agree with most of this sentiment, CC looks to be pretty quick on his feet. I think he will ultimately be a 3 in MD's scheme, for the reasons you stated about the AAC's quick guards blowing past our guys. But we need shooters in the worst way, and CC is a good start. In fact, the new trend in MBB is the tall, outside guy who can shoot 3's. Michigan and Villanova both had one of those guys, but they were 6'10" and taller. Hopefully, we can get one or two quick PG's or SG's who can defend. I'd like to think we'll have a tall shot-blocker that will take care of the drive--or, for lack of anything else, make the driver "pay" for coming into the lane. Need meat on the bones of Koka and Ajang. They each have 5 to give, make 'em count.

Ideally, yes, I agree with everything you said. It is the trend. But the teams succeeding with what you describe - and what MD wants - are getting those NBA-quick guys. I don't think we're at a point where we are going to bring in a constant stream of Fraziers. And if we aren't, will we succeed enough to improve enough to eventually do so?


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