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2/8/2012 1:22 PM
Heartland Pre-Conference Report
I’ve put all the teams in the conference into my formula and here are the results:
St. Edward’s-31
N. Alabama-28
Rockhurst-27
Incarnate Word-26
W. Florida-25
Drury-25
Oklahoma Panhandle St.-24
St. Mary’s-21
Valdosta St.-19
W. Alabama-18
Montevallo-17
Lincoln-17
 
Estimated conference record (I’m making home court worth two points with ties to the home team. Not sure if that’s right, but just experimenting. May be skewed for teams like mine who have favorable home matchups):
East
West
Name
Wins
Losses
Name
Wins
Losses
St. Edward’s
16
0
N. Alabama
13
3
Rockhurst
11
5
Incarnate Word
12
4
Drury
10
6
W. Florida
10
6
OPSU
10
6
Valdosta St.
3
13
St. Mary’s
5
11
Montevallo
2
14
Lincoln
2
14
W. Alabama
2
14
Key Games:
-Feb 10-Rockhurst @ W. Florida
-Feb 11-Montevallo @ Lincoln
-Feb 12-W. Alabama @ Montevallo
-Feb 14-Valdosta St. @ Montevallo
-W. Alabama @ Lincoln
-Feb 18-N. Alabama @ Incarnate Word
            -W. Florida @ Drury
-Feb 19-Drury @ OPSU
            -Rockhurst @ Incarnate Word
-Feb 21-Incarnate Word @ W. Florida
            -Valdosta St. @ W. Alabama
-Feb 23-Incarnate Word @ OPSU
-Feb 24-Rockhurst @ Drury
-Feb 25-N. Alabama @ Rockhurst
            -W. Florida @ OPSU
 
Conference Stars (players who rank a 5, the highest total value in my formula):
Note: N. Alabama had a couple players close, but not quite over the threshold.
2/8/2012 8:32 PM
This is a good read therewas. I always enjoy checking in on your thoughts.
2/9/2012 7:41 PM
Thanks simpleton. It isn't anywhere near your thread, but keeps me entertained. 
3/6/2012 12:37 AM

Name

Yr.

Pos.

A

SPD

REB

DE

BLK

LP

PE

BH

P

WE

ST

DU

FT

TOT

John Sievers

Sr.

PG

26

86

2

33

4

26

94

72

78

41

70

79

C-

611

Michael Cortes

Jr.

PG

58

69

2

58

3

12

81

70

67

75

78

85

B

658

David Green

So.

PG

40

73

2

51

3

25

89

92

92

70

80

56

B+

673

Jim Thompson

Fr.

PG

41

76

2

33

1

21

52

57

71

38

66

51

D+

509

Albert Friedman

So.

SG

72

58

8

75

2

19

71

53

58

36

81

38

D+

571

Jeffrey Saephan

Sr.

PF

58

43

66

47

63

80

10

42

50

68

72

62

C-

661

Brandon Steely

Sr.

PF

38

43

54

44

51

88

60

58

48

48

70

65

B-

667

John Bullard

So.

PF

68

32

77

66

49

51

21

27

16

54

72

48

D

581

Leo Barnes

Fr.

PF

63

35

44

39

33

81

19

37

13

28

70

56

C+

518

Jeremy Coulson

Fr.

PF

76

35

52

72

34

65

28

36

34

50

67

44

C+

593

Brian Pizzo

Jr.

C

42

33

91

48

82

60

47

22

23

51

68

68

C-

635

Allen Puckett

Jr.

C

68

41

86

74

69

74

39

26

24

66

93

74

C+

734

Averages

-

-

54

52

40

53

33

50

51

49

48

52

74

60

C

618

Name

Yr.

Pos.

A

SPD

REB

DE

BLK

LP

PE

BH

P

WE

ST

DU

FT

TOT

John Sievers

Sr.

PG

0

1

0

6

1

4

4

4

0

4

5

0

-

29

Michael Cortes

Jr.

PG

3

3

0

5

1

0

0

7

3

4

3

2

-

31

David Green

So.

PG

0

0

0

7

1

2

9

5

6

7

9

0

-

46

Jim Thompson

Fr.

PG

6

2

0

5

0

6

7

9

0

0

6

3

-

44

Albert Friedman

So.

SG

1

5

0

6

1

5

7

4

9

4

4

0

-

46

Jeffrey Saephan

Sr.

PF

0

1

4

3

3

19

1

1

1

4

5

1

-

43

Brandon Steely

Sr.

PF

3

5

1

0

0

6

16

7

0

8

3

6

-

55

John Bullard

So.

PF

5

4

9

5

2

11

5

2

4

4

3

5

-

59

Leo Barnes

Fr.

PF

2

3

3

3

2

0

4

2

1

0

1

0

-

21

Jeremy Coulson

Fr.

PF

5

9

1

8

1

12

11

1

10

3

5

9

-

75

Brian Pizzo

Jr.

C

3

4

3

7

2

0

10

4

5

8

1

3

-

50

Allen Puckett

Jr.

C

4

10

3

8

1

23

8

6

0

9

7

2

-

81

Averages

-

-

3

4

2

5

1

7

7

4

3

5

4

3

-

48

Name

Yr.

Pos

GP

GS

MIN

FG%

FG3%

FT%

OREB

REB

AST

TO

STL

BLK

PF

PTS

A. Puckett

Jr.

C

31

31

27.0

.533

.000

.715

2.8

9.1

0.8

2.3

1.1

1.2

2.7

12.7

D. Green

So.

PG

31

31

22.2

.469

.440

.752

0.3

1.0

3.5

2.0

0.8

0.0

2.7

13.0

B. Pizzo

Jr.

C

31

31

21.9

.429

.500

.661

2.0

6.7

0.7

1.2

0.3

0.7

2.4

4.5

B. Steely

Sr.

PF

31

31

20.7

.410

.241

.763

1.3

3.2

1.6

2.3

0.6

0.5

2.3

6.9

J. Saephan

Sr.

PF

31

0

19.8

.471

.000

.707

1.4

5.7

1.3

1.7

0.5

0.7

1.7

8.9

M. Cortes

Jr.

PG

31

16

18.5

.435

.389

.758

0.5

1.2

2.7

1.9

0.9

0.0

2.4

9.6

A. Friedman

So.

SG

31

8

18.0

.436

.328

.549

0.5

1.2

2.1

2.1

0.9

0.0

1.6

4.4

J. Bullard

So.

PF

31

0

17.3

.549

.000

.598

1.6

6.1

0.2

1.5

0.7

0.4

1.3

6.4

J. Sievers

Sr.

PG

31

7

15.4

.470

.454

.591

0.2

0.6

2.4

2.1

0.8

0.0

2.3

9.1

J. Coulson

Fr.

PF

31

0

14.8

.472

.000

.692

1.0

2.8

1.0

0.8

0.5

0.2

1.4

3.4

J. Thompson

Fr.

PG

26

0

8.5

.500

.556

.593

0.1

0.2

1.4

0.8

0.3

0.0

1.0

2.6

Averages

 

 

 

 

 

.471

.407

.688

11.7

37.6

17.5

18.5

7.3

3.7

21.6

81.1

Opp. Averages

 

 

 

 

 

.462

.361

.695

12.2

36.3

16.5

14.7

9.8

4.0

22.2

83.1

Name

Yr.

Pos

GP

GS

MIN

FGM

FGA

FG3M

FG3A

FTM

FTA

OFF

REB

AST

TO

STL

BLK

PF

PTS

A. Puckett

Jr.

C

31

31

838

146

274

0

1

103

144

88

281

24

70

35

37

83

395

D. Green

So.

PG

31

31

687

129

275

70

159

76

101

10

30

110

63

25

0

83

404

B. Pizzo

Jr.

C

31

31

679

48

112

4

8

39

59

62

208

22

37

10

21

75

139

B. Steely

Sr.

PF

31

31

643

75

183

7

29

58

76

40

98

49

70

18

15

72

215

J. Saephan

Sr.

PF

31

0

613

97

206

0

1

82

116

44

176

40

53

14

22

53

276

M. Cortes

Jr.

PG

31

16

573

93

214

61

157

50

66

17

36

84

59

27

0

73

297

A. Friedman

So.

SG

31

8

557

44

101

19

58

28

51

14

36

64

65

28

0

51

135

J. Bullard

So.

PF

31

0

536

73

133

0

1

52

87

50

190

7

45

21

13

40

198

J. Sievers

Sr.

PG

31

7

476

94

200

69

152

26

44

6

19

74

64

26

1

70

283

J. Coulson

Fr.

PF

31

0

458

34

72

0

2

36

52

30

87

30

26

15

7

42

104

J. Thompson

Fr.

PG

26

0

221

23

46

5

9

16

27

3

6

37

22

8

0

27

67

Totals

 

 

 

 

 

856

1816

235

577

566

823

364

1167

541

574

227

116

669

2513

Opp. Totals

 

 

     

895

1936

210

581

576

829

377

1126

510

457

304

124

688

2576

3/6/2012 12:38 AM

Other notable stats: 3 pt shots: 18.6 attempts per game out of 58.6 shots (32% of total shots)

                                        Ft’s: 26.5 attempts per game vs. 26.7 attempts per game for opponents

                                       Points Per Shot: 1.38 points per shot

Analysis

Losses:

-PG John Sievers: The first player of the group who sucked at defense. Going to miss his shooting, but other than that don’t mind losing him at all.

-PF Steely (Bran)Don: Mostly I’ll miss the fact that it looks completely crazy, but like Sievers he too sucked at defense.

-PF Jeffery Saephan: He was a pretty good bench player, but again wasn’t too much of a defender.

Potential Lineup:

-For certain:

-PG/SG David ‘Cee Lo Blanket’ Green: Highly skilled guard. Hopefully he will be able to distribute more over the next two seasons as our talent improves. He shot well but I’d like to see him have 4+ assist per game.

-PF/C Allen Puckett: The super-improver enters his senior year with high expectations after becoming a double-double machine last season (he had 11). He’s far and away my best post player.  

-PF/C Brian Pizzo: He’s still ugly and unathletic, but he’s a good rebounder and has recently added the 3-pt shot to his arsenal bringing him up to one move.

Question Marks:

-PG/SG Michael Cortes: Cortes is extraordinarily average, but he is well versed in the systems and had a few really good games last season.

Or Albert Friedman: He disappointed a bit this season, but I still think he has the potential to be a look down perimeter defender if he can improve his speed a little bit.

-SF Jeremy ‘son of cool’ Coulson: The next star in the making, but is probably still another year off. Should be pretty good by the end of the year. Well rounded and a really good defender.

Or Recruit: I have a player in mind, but I hope to wait a year before starting him if I get him. 

3/8/2012 11:48 AM

Way too early non-conf analysis

-Missouri, St. Louis

                -Last Season: CT Champion and Elite 8 of NT

                -Lose: 2

                -Last Meeting: Lost 104-94 (OT)

                -Analysis: They only lose one good player and are primed to make another deep run in the tourney. Took them to overtime last season, but I don’t see it being that close next year. Will have five Sr’s.

-Emporia St.

                -Last Season: NT Runner-Up

                -Lose: 2

                -Last Meeting: Lost 120-74

                -Analysis: I got absolutely destroyed by my old squad last year and expect more of the same next year. They lose my favorite player in Felix Valdez, but gtscott has five terrific seniors who should be one of the top teams next season.

-Nebraska, Omaha

                -Last Season: Final Four of PI

                -Lose: 5

                -Last Meeting: Lost 71-66 (In PI)

                -Analysis: They knocked us out of the PI last season and this is the first season that they appear on our non-conference schedule. May be a little bit of a rebuilding year for them as they lose four out of five starters.

-Queens

                -Last Season: CT Champions and NT Champion

                -Lose: 4 (including two time 1st team AA C Michael Rethman)

                -Last Meeting: Lost 79-75

                -Analysis: This might be the last year they’re on my schedule as Reinsel is planning on going to D1 after the championship season. They won’t be the same juggernaut they were this year, but could still envision them in the elite 8.

-Metropolitan St.

                -Last Season: 1st Round of NT

                -Lose: 3 (one 5th year)

                -Last Meeting: Lost 102-92

                -Analysis: This game should be really interesting. Rowle1js definitely will have a better team, but it has the potential to be an upset. It’s too far ahead to know if I have favorable matchups, but if that’s the case I stand a decent chance at home.

-W. Virginia St.

                -Last Season: 2nd Round of NT

                -Lose: 3

                -Last Meeting: Won 91-89

                -Analysis: I got really lucky last season by pulling up the upset on the road. I am likely to be a little outmanned, but playing at home could help to give me a 40% or so chance. Jr (non-qualifer so two more seasons) Robert Lyons is about to become disgustingly good and can play either as a SG or SF.

-California, Davis

                -Last Season: No Postseason

                -Lose: 6

                -Last Meeting: Won 92-77

                -Analysis: This is where the rebuild really cranks up for Heavy PRB. He gets a few bad sim players off of his roster. I expect this team to be good in two to three seasons, but we should have the advantage this time. I likely switch opponents for the conference challenge next year. As that conference keeps improving this challenge should become progressively more interesting.

-Augustana (SD)

                -Last Season: No Postseason

                -Lose: 2

                -Last Meeting: Won 90-79

                -Analysis: I was surprised by how much they struggled to start last season. This season is sure to be an improvement. They will have a very good junior class.  

-Texas A&M, Kingsville

                -Last Season: 1st Round of NT

                -Lose: 4

                -Last Meeting: Lost 110-91

                -Analysis: This should be a really interesting game. I hate to say that I like my chances after getting smashed last year, but, at least to start the season, I don’t think riles22 will have the star power he normally has. That said I got to get a win in the next two seasons because they should be really good again in a couple seasons.

-Bemidji St.

                -Last Season: CT Champion and 1st Round of NT

                -Lose: 3 (including 2nd team AA PF Harvey Stofsky)

                -Last Meeting: Lost 88-83

                -Analysis: I’ve played them tough the last couple seasons. Starrider19 has struggled to get over the hump with four straight first round loses. I think most of that is bad luck and think this could be the team to advance.  

3/8/2012 12:08 PM

Who to watch for (probably missing a few)

Drury

                -Elite 8, RPI 7, lose 2

                -Alblack56’s team surprised me last season, but he did have one of the most balanced teams in the country. They don’t lose anyone who was really significant in their run last season and return star Jr PG William Gosselin.

Emporia St.

                -NT Runner-Up, RPI 3, lose 2

                -This five man soon to be senior class is really good. Now that they’ve got all but one of my guys out of there they should be able to take the next jump up. I don’t think they’ll be quite as talented a favorite as Queens last year, but I expect the field to be weaker.

Missouri, St. Louis

                -Elite 8, RPI 25, lose 2

                -This team also is about to have a five man senior class. They were really good last season and only lose one starter from that team. Look for Jr SG Vincent Luera to have a coming out party at some point next year.

USC Aiken

                -1st round, RPI 37, lose 2

                -They may be a little farther off the radar, but by tourney time should have a top squad. I love Jr C Alberto Gonzales and not just because he looks like he is about to light the USC Aiken campus on fire.

Other Teams of Interest

Midwestern St.

                -No postseason, RPI 95, lose 2

                - Yet another group with a five man senior class.  I don’t know if it was poor scheduling or bad luck, but I’m really surprised that team wasn’t good enough for the NT. Lack elite athleticism and rebounding, but are otherwise really good.

N. Florida

                -1st round, RPI 64, lose 2

                -Their matchups with USC Aiken should be awesome. I expect USC Aiken to be better, but N. Florida will give them a run for their money in the Peach Belt. May be another year away, but not a team I’d like to see at the end of the season.

Wilmington

                -1st Round, RPI 21, lose 3

                -Angmar has another group of super athletes. They are really young and should be great for the next three seasons. Normally I’d say they don’t stand a chance at a title for one more season, but this field is a bit weaker than most.

Wisconsin, Parkside

                -Sweet 16, RPI 42, lose 2

                -Last alphabetically in D2, but top 50 in the RPI. This sim squad (used to be coached by indybballman) made it to the sweet 16 as a sim coached squad last season. They should be around the same level of talent as last season or possibly a bit better.

3/11/2012 12:22 PM
Rant
Recently, Reinsel left Queens after winning his first NT (congrats) and Fredpaull took his job.  Fredpaull is the absolute worst coach I’ve seen in HD for several reasons:
He’s terrible. At one time his last team was an A prestige. As of now 9 of the 12 players on that team (Arkansas Tech) were recruited by him. 5 of those are juniors and the o that team that he’s recruited is a 635. 
Lots of guys are terrible though and are decent people so that doesn’t bother me too much, but…
He’s a job jumper. Most people don’t respect coaches who coach different jobs all the time. He’s now coaching his 10th team in 25 seasons. Compare this to other worlds he’s in: Rupp 9 teams in 31 seasons, Smith 4 teams in 7 seasons, and Allen 3 teams in 9 seasons. So, obviously he does this everywhere.
This is more of an annoying trait and I don’t like coaches who do it, but it’s not enough to completely hate a guy. So…
He’s a complete jerk.
Example 1: This is a conversation while recruiting was going on between him and a first year in D2 coach:
12/05
7:08 PM fredpaull
Arkansas Tech
(Gulf South)
trey, don't waste your time recruiting against me. You will not win and I will drain your recruiting money. If you don't believe me, go ahead and learn a lesson. This is not to disrespect you, I just don't want you to waste the time, money and effort.
12/05
8:40 PM r7gordon
  wow.....I don't know Trey....for that I'd almost make him spend his nut to do it....10 miles vs 800 miles....although he does have a bit of a prestige advantage.....I think it would have been in much better taste to site mail you as opposed to post ...
12/05
8:40 PM r7gordon
  ...it on CC....
12/05
9:51 PM fredpaull
Arkansas Tech
(Gulf South)
hell r7gordon, we are all men here. If you want to be a puss then be one. I'm trying to save the coach some money. Why don't you site mail me? Did you? I don't look.
12/05
9:53 PM fredpaull
Arkansas Tech
(Gulf South)
I still can't believe it. You want me to play for Arkansas Tech?? And by play, I mean, play?!?!? This is best the day in the history of days. Donald Young
12/05
9:55 PM fredpaull
Arkansas Tech
(Gulf South)
and r7, why don't you tell it like it is. "a little prestige advantage? From an A to a C+?" You fudged the truth to Trey. I'm sure you would like Trey to use up his money, right?
12/05
11:12 PM treymcnickle
  Awesome man you are gonna get Donald Young...Congrats
12/05
11:19 PM steuarjd
  Boy, that escalated quickly... I mean, that really got out of hand fast.
12/05
11:44 PM r7gordon
  Sorry Fred..I wasn't trying to ruin your fun and evening in the wide wide world of WIS. In the future if you are going to quote me can you please use my words and not tilt my words to support your side of the story? I said "A bit" of an ...
12/05
11:44 PM r7gordon
  ...advantage not "A LITTLE bit". I think you would also have a hard time convincing many that you were just looking out for Trey...I don't think you care about his time or recruiting money...I think you were trying to save yourself some ...
12/05
11:44 PM r7gordon
  ...recruiting cash. If you were trying to help him, than why not offer up some substance other than he can either take your word for it or learn a lesson...I would have been happy to have a little back and forth on the subject but when you break out ...
12/05
11:44 PM r7gordon
  ...the name calling in sentence two, you lost 100% of your credibility with me. I honestly just want Trey to have a sucessful recruiting class, I enjoy playing in competative conferences...I will quit sticking my nose in on your matters,( I'm not ...
12/05
11:44 PM r7gordon
  ...posting again on this, so you can have the last word)..you can continue to be a Coaches Corner Bully (that's exactley what you did) without any interference from me. Good Luck with your season......
12/06
12:26 AM runninute
  Wow - you don't pay attention for an evening and miss all the excitement! I agree with r7 - A A vs. C+ compared to 30 miles vs. 800 miles seems more like a wash to me. You can afford three times the number of home visits for the same cost. In the ...
12/06
12:26 AM runninute
  ...interest of game science, see if it pans out. :)
Cheating is one thing, but being a complete (word I can’t type here) to a new coach is terrible. I don’t want to appear like I’m taking this game too seriously, but this game is supposed to be fun and acting this way especially towards a new coach discourages coaches from continuing to play.
Example 2: This is how he reacts to another coach in his old conference  slightly questioning him:
2/23
12:08 PM fredpaull
Queens
(ECC)
My player is now #5 all time scorer in D2 history in this world. Has a great chance to finish #2 if he doesn't get hurt.
 
2/23
1:56 PM movingtarget
Wasn't that guy recruited by someone else? I'm just sayin'...
 
2/23
5:14 PM fredpaull
Queens
(ECC)
moving, yes, but he played under my coaching for 3 seasons. Are you telling me that coaching has nothing to do with this sim? I guess you are the kind of coach that doesn't give credit to coaches that replace you when you leave a program (and are ...
2/23
5:14 PM fredpaull
Queens
(ECC)
...successful-you want to take the credit) and you don't have anything to do with the success of teams (and players) you move to as the previous coach did it all and should get total credit You can't have it both ways...just saying.... Moving, I want ...
2/23
5:14 PM fredpaull
Queens
(ECC)
...to tell you something. Once you take a job you are responsible 100 percent. Again, just saying.....
 
2/24
1:50 PM movingtarget
Wow...hit a nerve. Actually, technically you don't know me, fredpaul. You can guess all you like about what kind of anything I am but I guarantee you'll be wrong. I truly don't take this game, or indeed, anything else in life quite so seriously. ...
2/24
1:50 PM movingtarget
...See, if you knew me, you'd understand completely.
 
This isn’t as serious, but shows that he is a complete (again word I can’t type here). Also, he obviously doesn’t know anything because a guy with: ATH 59, SPD 98, REB 2, DE 49, SB 6, LP 2, PE 100, BH 93, P 70, is going to be a really good scorer in any season. 
Anyways, this guy represents everything that is wrong with hd. I doubt he’d ever get banned, but I hope he figures out he should either not be a jerk or just decides to quit. 
 
3/16/2012 6:20 PM

New recruits:

Name

Pos.

GPA

FG%

FT%

A

SPD

REB

DE

BLK

LP

PE

BH

P

WE

ST

DU

TOT

Dikembe Akuchie

PG

2.40

69.1

66.9

34

70

14

40

1

26

61

52

45

49

52

49

493

Allan McArthy

C

2.42

69.4

68.3

57

21

58

69

49

16

30

15

46

45

63

30

499

Jason Papstein

SG

3.04

46.6

65.6

49

50

13

45

3

30

29

48

38

47

70

47

469

Average

 

2.62

61.7

66.9

46

47

28

51

17

24

40

38

43

47

61

42

487

Note: Don’t know Akuchie’s potentials for Blocking, Perimeter, Passing, and Durability.

Dikembe Akuchie- It’s hard to know how hard he’ll be because I don’t know all of his potentials. It doesn’t look like his Ethiopian Junior National Team played strong competition as he averaged 39.7 ppg.

Mr. Jason Papstein- I rarely take players in the SG/SF mode in favor of the SF/PF mode. The reasoning being that builds for pf’s are closer to sf’s than builds for sg’s. Also, he has perfectly quaffed hair. Speculation is that the OPSU is trying to move away from the poor hair reputation brought about by the receding hairline of Sr. Brian Pizzo.

Allan “the Commie” McArthy- The grandson of Joseph McArthy has chosen to rebel against his family and can be seen around town in a Fidel Castro style hat.

Name

Yr.

Pos.

A

SPD

REB

DE

BLK

LP

PE

BH

P

WE

ST

DU

FT

TOT

Michael Cortes

Sr.

PG

60

71

2

62

3

12

81

70

67

75

78

86

B

667

David Green

Jr.

PG

41

73

2

51

4

26

89

93

99

70

77

57

B+

682

Jim Thompson

So.

PG

43

76

2

33

1

20

54

57

73

38

66

51

D+

514

Albert Friedman

Jr.

SG

72

58

9

75

2

19

73

54

59

36

77

37

D+

571

John Bullard

Jr.

PF

68

32

82

65

51

52

22

28

16

54

71

52

D+

593

Jeremy Coulson

So.

PF

76

35

52

72

36

68

28

35

34

50

67

47

C+

600

Leo Barnes

Fr.

PF

62

34

45

39

33

83

18

37

14

28

65

56

C+

514

Brian Pizzo

Sr.

C

42

34

96

51

80

61

49

22

22

51

67

71

C-

646

Allen Puckett

Sr.

C

71

43

91

75

69

79

40

26

24

66

92

75

C+

751

Averages

-

-

59

51

42

58

31

47

50

47

45

52

73

59

C

615

This is the first team I’ve been really excited about. Last year I wanted to see improvement and that we could compete, but this year I’m hoping to make the tourney.

Last year’s team before 2 recruits:

Averages

-

-

52

47

42

51

35

42

47

46

45

50

71

59

C

587

3/17/2012 2:36 PM
Surprised you posted the site mails. But people need to be aware of this leach.
3/18/2012 11:20 AM

I’m showing the way I categorize players into my rating system.  The threshold for having a good team has generally been around 25 points. The rankings are:

1)      Role Player

2)      Quality Backup

3)      Capable Starter

4)      Good

5)      Star

Last year’s team was a 20 to start the season:

PG) Michael Cortes (Sr) Capable Starter

     David Green (Jr) Good

     Jim Thompson (Soph) Role Player

     Dikembe Akuchie (Fr) Role Player

SG) Albert Friedman (Jr) Capable Starter

     Jason Papstein (Fr) Role Player

PF) John Bullard (Jr) Quality Backup

     Jeremy Coulson (Soph) Quality Backup

     Leo Barnes (Fr) Role Player

C) Brian Pizzo (Sr) Capable Starter

     Allen Puckett (Sr) Good

     Allan McArthy (Fr) Role Player

That adds up to a 26 and is 6 points higher than last season.

3/18/2012 11:20 AM

There are 16 teams with the grade of 25 or higher in my ranking system.  Usually I determine a team that starts at 25+ to mean they have a chance at a championship.  This year 16 made the list.

Last season Queens won the championship by starting the year as a 36. 16 teams made the list last season too and all of those teams made the tournament and four of the top seven made the final four.

11(t)-NR-Salem International-25

11(t)-NR-Eckerd-25

11(t)-NR-N. Kentucky-25

11(t)-#21-CSU, Chico-25

11(t)-#12-Pittsburg, Johnstown-25

11(t)-#11-Wilmington-25

8(t)-#14-Oklahoma Panhandle St.-26

8(t)-#10-N. Florida-26

8(t)-#3-USC Aiken-26

7-NR-St. Edward’s-27

6-#4-Missouri, St. Louis-28

5-#19-Drury-29

4-#16-Incarnate Word-30

1(t) -#5-Mesa St.-32

1(t)-#2-Queens-32

1(t)-#1-Emporia St.-32

3/29/2012 11:02 AM
Conference Preview
Last season I tried to use the formula I use to predict conference records and it was terribly unsuccessful, but it does do a good job of predicting general success. So, I think from now on i'll rank the teams in my conference based on that formula and list players that rank highest in it.
Team Rankings
1. Incarnate Word-31
2. Drury-30
3(t). Lincoln-29
3(t). OPSU-29
3(t). St. Edward's-29
6.St. Mary's-26
7. N. Alabama-25
8. Rockhurst-24
9. W. Alabama-21
10(t). Valdosta St.-20
10(t). W. Florida-20
12. Montevallo-19
 
Conference Stars
PG-Benjamin Corley (Sr)-W. Alabama
     William Gosselin (Sr)-Drury
     David Green (Jr)-OPSU
     James Johnston (Jr)-Drury
     Anthony Morgan (Jr)-Lincoln
     Stephen Washington (Sr.)-St. Mary's
SG-Mark Bicknell (Jr)-Incarnate Word
     William Ervin (Jr)-Lincoln
     Frank Gambill (Jr)-Incarnate Word
     Brian Huey (Sr/5)-St. Edward's
SF-Tyler Ash (Sr)-W. Florida
     Charles Ngo (Sr)-St. Mary's
PF-Richard Dulin (Jr)-Lincoln
     Ralph McKellar (Sr)-Rockhurst
     Kevin Tegre (Sr)-St. Edward's
C-Nathan Brooks (Sr)-N. Alabama
     Allen Puckett (Sr)-OPSU
     Rickey Zuber (Sr)-St. Mary's
Conference Superstars
PF-Ralph McKellar (Sr)-Rockhurst
C-Allen Puckett (Sr)-OPSU
 
 
 
 
4/28/2012 3:02 PM

Name

Yr.

Pos.

A

SPD

REB

DE

BLK

LP

PE

BH

P

WE

ST

DU

FT

TOT

Michael Cortes

Sr.

PG

60

72

2

62

3

12

81

73

68

80

81

87

B

681

David Green

Jr.

PG

41

73

3

55

4

27

95

97

99

77

84

57

A-

712

Jim Thompson

So.

PG

50

79

3

38

2

27

60

68

73

41

74

54

C-

569

Dikembe Akuchie

Fr.

PG

41

71

14

42

1

34

61

58

48

49

60

57

C+

536

Albert Friedman

Jr.

SG

73

62

9

80

2

24

79

57

68

41

82

37

D+

614

Jason Papstein

Fr.

SG

55

58

19

52

4

41

44

59

42

50

74

53

C

551

John Bullard

Jr.

PF

72

36

87

71

52

59

27

31

20

59

74

55

D+

643

Jeremy Coulson

So.

PF

81

46

52

78

36

79

41

36

45

58

72

55

B-

679

Leo Barnes

Fr.

PF

66

41

49

43

38

83

25

40

15

31

67

57

C+

555

Brian Pizzo

Sr.

C

44

37

97

56

82

61

55

24

26

58

69

71

C-

680

Allen Puckett

Sr.

C

71

47

91

79

69

89

45

29

24

74

95

75

C+

788

Allan McArthy

Fr.

C

61

24

63

73

49

25

37

15

47

45

64

30

C

533

Averages

-

-

60

54

41

61

28

47

54

49

48

55

75

57

C+

628

Name

Yr.

Pos.

A

SPD

REB

DE

BLK

LP

PE

BH

P

WE

ST

DU

FT

TOT

Michael Cortes

Sr.

PG

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

3

1

5

3

1

-

14

David Green

Jr.

PG

0

0

1

4

0

1

6

4

0

7

7

0

-

30

Jim Thompson

So.

PG

7

3

1

5

1

7

6

11

0

3

8

3

-

55

Dikembe Akuchie

Fr.

PG

7

1

0

2

0

8

0

6

3

0

8

8

-

43

Albert Friedman

Jr.

SG

1

4

0

5

0

5

6

3

9

5

5

0

-

43

Jason Papstein

Fr.

SG

6

8

6

7

1

11

15

11

4

3

4

6

-

82

John Bullard

Jr.

PF

4

4

5

6

1

7

5

3

4

5

3

3

-

50

Jeremy Coulson

So.

PF

5

11

0

6

0

11

13

1

11

8

5

8

-

79

Leo Barnes

Fr.

PF

4

7

4

4

5

0

7

3

1

3

2

1

-

41

Brian Pizzo

Sr.

C

2

3

1

5

2

0

6

2

4

7

2

0

-

34

Allen Puckett

Sr.

C

0

4

0

4

0

10

5

3

0

8

3

0

-

37

Allan McArthy

Fr.

C

4

3

5

4

0

9

7

0

1

0

1

0

-

34

Averages

-

-

3

4

2

4

1

6

6

4

3

4

4

2

-

45

Name

Yr.

Pos

GP

GS

MIN

FG%

FG3%

FT%

OREB

REB

AST

TO

STL

BLK

PF

PTS

A. Puckett

Sr.

C

30

30

26.5

.545

.250

.717

2.9

10.0

0.9

2.2

1.1

1.4

2.6

14.8

D. Green

Jr.

PG

30

30

22.5

.497

.470

.885

0.3

1.2

4.0

2.5

0.8

0.0

2.6

15.1

J. Coulson

So.

PF

30

30

21.5

.517

.000

.714

1.7

4.1

1.3

2.2

0.8

0.3

2.1

7.4

J. Bullard

Jr.

PF

30

8

20.8

.468

.000

.533

2.1

7.0

0.4

1.7

0.9

0.5

2.0

8.8

M. Cortes

Sr.

PG

30

18

20.5

.405

.392

.861

0.2

1.0

3.2

2.2

0.9

0.0

2.0

10.4

B. Pizzo

Sr.

C

30

22

20.1

.384

.296

.558

2.1

7.2

0.5

1.6

0.5

1.1

2.8

5.3

A. Friedman

Jr.

SG

30

12

19.1

.424

.409

.693

0.4

1.4

2.5

1.7

0.9

0.1

1.7

7.7

L. Barnes

Fr.

PF

30

0

17.9

.478

.000

.810

1.2

4.3

0.5

1.0

0.6

0.6

2.3

4.5

J. Papstein

Fr.

SG

30

0

15.1

.449

.000

.718

0.4

1.4

1.0

1.3

0.8

0.0

1.4

2.4

J. Thompson

So.

PG

30

0

14.3

.408

.295

.560

0.4

0.8

2.3

1.3

0.7

0.0

1.6

4.8

D. Akuchie

Fr.

PG

23

0

5.9

.471

.286

.769

0.3

0.6

0.7

0.9

0.1

0.0

0.7

1.2

Averages

 

 

 

 

 

.466

.398

.711

11.9

38.8

17.1

18.4

7.9

4.1

21.6

82.0

Opp. Averages

 

 

 

 

 

.442

.347

.734

11.9

36.6

14.9

16.5

8.7

4.0

22.3

80.6

Name

Yr.

Pos

GP

GS

MIN

FGM

FGA

FG3M

FG3A

FTM

FTA

OFF

REB

AST

TO

STL

BLK

PF

PTS

A. Puckett

Sr.

C

30

30

796

168

308

3

12

104

145

86

301

26

66

34

43

77

443

D. Green

Jr.

PG

30

30

676

142

286

85

181

85

96

10

37

120

74

23

1

78

454

J. Coulson

So.

PF

30

30

645

76

147

0

4

70

98

52

122

39

67

24

9

63

222

J. Bullard

Jr.

PF

30

8

624

104

222

0

1

56

105

62

210

12

51

26

15

61

264

M. Cortes

Sr.

PG

30

18

615

92

227

65

166

62

72

7

29

97

66

26

1

60

311

B. Pizzo

Sr.

C

30

22

603

61

159

8

27

29

52

62

217

15

48

15

34

85

159

A. Friedman

Jr.

SG

30

12

572

70

165

38

93

52

75

11

41

74

52

26

2

52

230

L. Barnes

Fr.

PF

30

0

538

44

92

0

1

47

58

36

128

15

31

17

17

69

135

J. Papstein

Fr.

SG

30

0

453

22

49

0

2

28

39

13

41

30

38

25

0

41

72

J. Thompson

So.

PG

30

0

430

51

125

13

44

28

50

12

25

68

38

20

0

47

143

D. Akuchie

Fr.

PG

23

0

136

8

17

2

7

10

13

7

14

17

21

2

0

16

28

Totals

 

 

 

 

 

838

1797

214

538

571

803

358

1165

513

552

238

122

649

2461

Opp. Totals

 

 

     

824

1866

190

548

580

790

358

1099

448

495

262

119

670

2418

4/28/2012 3:02 PM

Other notable stats: 3pt shots: 17.9 attempts per game out of 59.9 shots (29.9% of total shots)

                                                Ft’s: 26.8 attempts per game vs. 26.3 attempts per game

                                                Points Per Shot: 1.37 points per shot

Analysis

Losses:

-PG Michael Cortes: He was a gifted shooter and had a few games where he dominated opposing defenders.  That said, he was not actually that great and we will be fine at the perimeter next season so he is not a big lose.

-C Brian Pizzo: This is an addition by subtraction.  I am tired of looking at his hairline and he was nothing special.

-C Allen Puckett: By far our biggest lost.  We will be lacking in post players next year and it would be great to have him for one more season.  Puckett improved 340 points in his career.

Potential Lineup:

-For certain:

-PG David ‘Cee Lo Blanket’ Green-The four year starter will be the star of the team.  He is really skilled, but not very fast and athletic.  We will likely struggle in the 1/3 of games he is in foul trouble.

-SG Albert Friedman-The talented defender and outside shooter is all in on out revolutionary ‘slow-break offense’.  He still has a decent deal of potential and should be pretty good by season’s end.  A lot is resting on his 5’8’’ shoulders.

-PF Jeremy ‘son of cool’ Coulson-He is likely going to be our best post player.  Hopefully, he can up his scoring capability from 7.4 ppg to above 10 ppg. 

-PF John ‘the ladies man’ Bullard-He’s pretty much Brian Pizzo plus.  Like Friedman, he still has a decent deal of potential and hopefully can step up with Coulson to solidify the post.  News of him starting he has raised female season ticket sales by 25%.

-Question Marks:

-PF Leo Barnes-Please no.  If he cared enough maybe he could be good, but he is terrible.

-or Allan ‘the commie’ McArthy-He is the best player I have recruited so far, but he probably needs a second season to finish his 2nd Communist Manifesto before he can take over starting duties.

-or A recruit-Sounds appealing. 

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