2/18/2012 12:31 PM (edited)
Pos Name A SPD REB DE BLK LP PE BH P WE ST DU TOT

Jason Gijalva is a center known as the Black Hole -- he went six straight games in high school without passing the ball once. He plans to find a kid in his dorm to do all of his homework.

Gaylord Porter is the illegitimate offspring of former Portland guard Terry Porter. (Or it may be have been Shawn Kemp -- his momma's not too sure.) He is looking forward to greeting the fine ladies of Huntington, West Virginia. Vegas oddsmakers have installed him as a 3:1 shot to leave school with more alimony suits than conference titles.

James "Shootout at the OK" Corrales is like 7-11 ... always open and leaves you with a mild stomach ache afterwards. He was taught the game by a life-size cardboard cutout of Rex Chapman (which will now serve as his freshman roommate at Marshall).

C Jason Grijalva 91 21 86 88 77 74 9 12 26 90 55 44 673

SF Gaylord Porter 88 69 47 81 33 79 79 67 73 70 65 35 786
SG James Corrales 73 70 28 85 22 35 95 80 61 47 70 41 707
2/18/2012 2:07 AM (edited)
Southern Mississippi signed 2 recruits this season. The first is SF Robert Curtsinger from Pittsburg, Texas. "Bo" as he prefers to be called was the Texas High School Rodeo Association Pole Bending champion as a sophomore. His favorite author is Steve Berry. He plans to major in Agricultural Forensics.

The second signing is Center Spencer Guthrie from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Spencer plays banjo and washtub bass in a jug band called Syncopation Station. He wrote a 500 word essay on Samuel F.B. Morse in Morse Code. He plans to major in French Literature.

Name Pos. GPA FG% FT% A SPD REB DE BLK LP PE BH P WE ST DU TOT
Robert Curtsinger SF 3.01 59.2 68.0 59 51 52 52 42 63 56 31 56 47 62 60 631
Spencer Guthrie C 2.47 70.0 60.4 32 36 70 48 80 54 32 28 20 59 57 48 564
2/18/2012 12:33 PM

Division I Recruiting Class Rankings By Conference

1. PAC 10: 42 recruits, 793 points
2. SEC: 39 recruits, 787 points
3. Conference USA: 41 recruits, 761 points
4. Big East: 40 recruits, 750 points
5. Big Ten: 41 recruits, 704 points
6. Big 12: 34 recruits, 692 points
7. ACC: 29 recruits, 663 points

By far the best recruiting effort as a conference -- helped along by the holy trinity of increased prestige, $30K in postseason cash and an increased willingness to mix it up for higher-level recruits.
2/18/2012 10:57 PM
Ho-Hum class for me, especially given the advantages we had as a conference.
Highlighted (lowlighted?) by 4 wasted efforts.
Lost Robert Absher to Anton and Tulane (fortunately didn’t spend much $$ and bailed out quick.)
Lost Karl Dombrowski to Oklahoma. (also, didn’t spend much.)
Lost Thomas Bailey to Texas. (who am I kidding, he wouldn’t even talk to me, I’m still a C+.)
Lost David Kell to Vanderbilt. (this is the one I’m most disappointed about. He was going to start and play about 45 minutes per game. Spent a lot of $$, beat out MT only to lose to Vandy.)
 
On to the ones who did come to campus.
 
Gregory Dallas – PG – ATH 27, SPD 68, REB 1, DEF 36, SB 1, LP 24, PER 65, BH 64, PAS 65, WE 70, ST 80, DUR 97, TOTAL 598.
Michael Trepanier – PG – ATH 58, SPD 77, REB 10, DEF 51, SB 1, LP 1, PER 80, BH 69, PAS 84, WE 28, ST 71, DUR 52, TOTAL 582.
Brandon Brown – SF – ATH 53, SPD 54, REB 36, DEF 52, SB 46, LP 43, PER 53, BH 44, PAS 62, WE 45, ST 69, DUR 65, TOTAL 622
William Crow – PF – ATH 60, SPD 30, REB 53, DEF 62, SB 57, LP 50, PER 53, BH 39, PAS 38, WE 49, ST 69, DUR 47, TOTAL 607
 
Both Dallas and Trepanier are going to play a lot and play early. I only have one other guard. Trepanier has more upside and better PG/SG skills than Dallas. Dallas is going to end up being a role player, but I was desperate for someone to play. At least he’ll never get hurt with that awesome DUR rating.
 
Brown doesn’t have much high high upside, but no lows either. He’s going to redshirt. So he should end up being a very balanced, interchangeable player. I like redshirting JUCOs.
 
William Crow isn’t going to play much, but he'll be better than the chump (Torres) that I signed last year. He’ll sit this year and then play the following three. Crow has big upside in REB and LP. His only lows are SB and PER.
 
Hoping I can make it thru this year and maintain the C+ without slipping backwards. Could be rough.
2/19/2012 2:00 AM
Don't feel like formatting and coloring things. Here's a link to my recruit projection sheet. Top indicates potential, bottom projected final values. Green means high-high. Projected value for HHs is +28.
2/19/2012 5:15 AM
Posted by dacj501 on 2/19/2012 2:00:00 AM (view original):
Don't feel like formatting and coloring things. Here's a link to my recruit projection sheet. Top indicates potential, bottom projected final values. Green means high-high. Projected value for HHs is +28.
Cool stuff. How accurate would you say this is?
2/19/2012 3:42 PM
Posted by caesari on 2/19/2012 5:15:00 AM (view original):
Posted by dacj501 on 2/19/2012 2:00:00 AM (view original):
Don't feel like formatting and coloring things. Here's a link to my recruit projection sheet. Top indicates potential, bottom projected final values. Green means high-high. Projected value for HHs is +28.
Cool stuff. How accurate would you say this is?
I stopped tracking the final numbers a few seasons ago (mostly because my big tracking google spreadsheet runs so slow I can't wait for it to process...) but here's a link to that as well. I think I am pretty damn close to final numbers...(if anything the high-highs tend to make players finish ahead of projections).

same basic format - top indicates their original potential, bottom projections (copied right from other sheet) the bottom of the second column for each player is where they actually ended up. I began adding additional info over time like career minutes and stuff like that, but the basic data is the same for everyone...this represents a number of seasons and teams...
8/21/2012 3:20 PM (edited)
Conference Post-Season Recruiting Bonus:

Season #1  = $  30,000                 NT ( 1st )        PIT ( 2nd )
               #2  = $  20,000                  NT ( 1st )
               #3  = $  95,000                  NT ( 1st, 1st, 1st )      PIT ( 2nd, 1st )
               #4  =  $180,000                 NT ( E8, 2nd, 1st, 1st )      PIT  ( F4 )
               #5  =  $155,000                 NT ( S/16, 2nd, 1st, 1st )   PIT  ( 2nd, 1st )
               #6 =   $ 220,000                NT (E8, 1st, 1st, 1st, 1st, 1st,)  PIT ( F4, 3rd, 1st)
                #7 =   $ 360,000                NT ( F4, F4, E8, 2nd, 1st, ) PIT ( 2nd, 2nd)
updated
               #8  =   $ 170,000               NT ( E8, 1st, 1st, 1st ) PIT ( F4, 1st, 1st)  boo hiss
               #9  =   $ 200,000               NT ( S16, 1st, 1st, 1st, 1st, 1st) PIT ( Title , 3rd) little better  (8 post-season)
              #10 =   $ 310,000               NT ( E8, S16, 2nd, 2nd, 1st, 1st, 1st) PIT ( 3rd, 1st, 1st, 1st) Much better! (11 postseason)
              #11 =   $ alot!
3/29/2012 11:32 PM
Not quite as dominant as last season, but still maintaining our status as a legit BCS conference, albeit a weaker one.

DIConference RPI
1. SEC .5885
2. PAC 10 .5788
3. Big 12 .5706
4. Big East .5667
5. CUSA .5589
6. Big 10 .5530
7. ACC .5512
3/29/2012 11:33 PM
Final Standings

East Standings
School Coach Conf.
W-L
Overall
W-L
Home
W-L
Road
W-L
Top 25
W-L
Last 10 STRK RPI SOS
#5 Marshall girt25 16-0 32-1 11-0 15-0 4-1 9-1 L1 6 19
Memphis oldwarrior 10-6 21-9 6-3 13-4 0-4 5-5 L2 22 30
Central Florida dacj501 10-6 19-10 7-4 11-4 1-5 7-3 L2 39 39
UAB options 9-7 20-10 6-3 12-5 1-5 5-5 L2 38 49
E. Carolina zags27 6-10 18-14 7-7 10-5 0-7 5-5 L1 50 27
S. Mississippi Weena 4-12 10-18 7-5 2-12 1-4 3-7 L1 145 50
West Standings
School Coach Conf.
W-L
Overall
W-L
Home
W-L
Road
W-L
Top 25
W-L
Last 10 STRK RPI SOS
SMU mr53 9-7 16-12 8-6 8-5 1-2 5-5 L3 98 103
Houston jamespastine 8-8 16-13 6-4 9-8 0-4 5-5 L2 59 52
Rice shqipta 8-8 12-15 7-6 5-8 0-3 3-7 L6 128 66
Tulane antonsirius 6-10 10-17 6-7 4-9 0-2 3-7 L1 172 87
UTEP aejones 6-10 9-18 4-8 5-9 0-4 4-6 L1 175 78
Tulsa tianyi7886 4-12 8-19 5-8 3-10 0-2 2-8 L2 210 108

4/9/2012 1:50 AM
Probably our second best recruiting effort yet as a conference (trailing last season when we had all of the postseason cash). Rankings are a bit misleading because we didn't have a ton of schollies. But there were more blue and semi-blue chippers per capita than I think we've seen before -- Memphis signed the #1 pf; UAB the #10 center; Marshall the #9 pf; etc. Overall appeared to be high quality.

Division I Recruiting Class Rankings By Conference

1. Big East: 45 recruits, 779 points
2. PAC 10: 43 recruits, 770 points
3. Big 12: 36 recruits, 757 points
4. ACC: 45 recruits, 735 points
5. SEC: 30 recruits, 719 points
6. Conference USA: 31 recruits, 642 points
7. Ivy League: 47 recruits, 623 points
8. Big Ten: 27 recruits, 613 points
7/26/2012 3:20 PM (edited)
Robert Valera grew up in Hi Hat, KY and always dreamed of playing for mighty UK. After Calipari showed no interest and Pitino only offered him a gig as the backup team manager, we are delighted to welcome him to Marshall. Mr. Valera sported a 2.47 HS gpa, which of course made him a co-valedictorian in Kentucky. He is particularly adept at running away from rebounds that are headed in his direction.

Kenneth "The Menace" Marsh is the jewel of this year's class, although he will have to sit out this season due to the fact that his parents dropped him on his head repeatedly as a toddler. And also as a high schooler. The reigning Illinois Mr. Basketball, Mr. Marsh takes his title very seriously and plans to take this season to travel to promote a cause that is extremely dear to his heart -- better health care for young moms whos baby daddies are Illinois Mr. Basketball winners. He will also be tutored by Mr. Valera.

Valera
Athleticism 73
 
 
Speed 63
1
 
Rebounding 2
 
 
Defense 65
 
 
Shot Blocking 10
 
 
Low-post 12
 
 
Perimeter 38
1
 
Ball Handling 54
 
 
Passing 70
 
 
Work Ethic 72
 
 
Stamina 75
 
 
Durability 65
 
 
FT Shooting C-  

Marsh
Athleticism 94
 
 
Speed 64
 
 
Rebounding 74
 
 
Defense 88
 
 
Shot Blocking 80
 
 
Low-post 49
 
 
Perimeter 45
 
 
Ball Handling 48
 
 
Passing 68
 
 
Work Ethic 23
 
 
Stamina 68
 
 
Durability 51
 
 
FT Shooting D+  

4/9/2012 10:43 AM

Donald McGraw

Fr.

SG

66

64

22

55

11

41

69

59

46

85

71

40

C-

629

Stanford Messenger

Fr.

SF

87

56

37

77

32

83

57

56

56

61

67

42

D+

711

Derrick Sokotowski

Fr.

PF

71

29

86

54

90

50

14

41

56

49

64

14

C+

618

Byron Leonard

Fr.

C

84

25

77

73

71

78

20

14

30

75

72

57

C-

676


"TugBoat" McGraw, as he likes to be called, has lots (8), of high potentials, and no low potential. He did however prove to be a normal Pirate and told me to shove that RedShirt up my "Kister" I believe he called it. Strange Kid, I mean who talks that way?

Derrick "Socko" Sokotowski looks to be an average big man who enjoys playing a few minutes when the better players get tired and long walks in the park. He will be a familar ECU face over the next 5 seasons as he serves the others refreshing drinks and clean towels. (He took Tugs RS so we'll enjoy his presence for awhile).

Byron Leonard is another very average Big who will room with Socko. They seem to have alot in common.

Stanford "Th Menace" Messenger is the prize of this class. Too dumb to go juco and then play at a school that could actually help him get to the next level. He has the potential to join Chavez for 2-3 seasons and possibly help take us to the next level. I know I used that phrase 2 times but it means something different the second time...a different next level sort of... well, ah ferget it!... With 8 highs a decent WE, and the fact he will probably start every game of his career at ECU... he should / could develope into a true stud with an overall rating in the 950 range. Things that haven't been dreamed of since "Captain Morgan" ruled the court.
4/9/2012 10:45 AM
Here are some preseason predictions based upon my own "sRPI" calculations. After your team is the sRPI score, followed by what I predict your final RPI will be once the season concludes, and whether you will make the NT or PI. Because my system is flawless, the only way you'll get a different RPI at the end of the season is if you either over coach or under coach your players or more typically, if you screwed up scheduling. 

Also based on fifteen plus seasons of using the sRPI in Phelan, I can tell you this. If your sRPI score is above 250 you will make the NT unless purposely torpedo your team. If your sRPI score is above 235 you have an 80% chance of making the NT. If your sRPI score is above 225 you have any 80% chance of making the PI. If your sRPI score is below 215, you have virtually no chance of making the Postseason. 

EAST
     TEAM          Predicted RPI        sRPI score       Postseason
1. Marshall              9                          267                     NT
2. E.Carolina         27                         247                     NT
3. Memphis           31                         246                     NT
4. Central FL         39                         240                     NT
5. UAB                    70                         230                     PI
6. S. Miss.             130                       218   
            
WEST
     TEAM          Predicted RPI        sRPI score       Postseason
1. UTEP                   53                        235                    NT
2. Tulane                 65                        233                    PI
3. Tulsa                   86                        227                    PI
4. Rice                     96                        225                    
5. SMU                    103                      224                  
6. Houston             123                      221
4/9/2012 11:03 AM
Good stuff, shqipta!

And zags, you cannot use "The Menace". I clearly claimed that for Marsh several posts before you. Get your guys his own nickname!
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