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    Default USI starting lineup in 2016-17

    Based on several conversations I've had with those in the know, this would be the probable starters on Nov. 1 for USI's exhibition game at Purdue:
    G-Bobo Drummond
    G-Alex Stein
    G-Jeril Taylor
    F-Julius Rajala
    C-Davis Carter
    TOP RESERVES: DayJar Dickson, Kyle Aiton, Cortez Macklin, Jacob Norman

    The trio of guards USI has might be the best in the nation. The USI insiders says Rajala is a good rebounder, but somewhat mechanical offensively. Dickson could be the big surprise. Aiton is a key addition who can stroke it from long range. Norman will see plenty of minutes, as will Macklin. Marcellous Washington is a sleeper, very quick and a good passer. His problem is the depth at guard USI already has. He might redshirt, depending on several factors that will be determined later.

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    Disagree with your assessment top reserves except Dickson have not seen him play but have seen the others play enough to know they are only average at best. Scary thought with carter being the starter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glvcpro View Post
    Disagree with your assessment top reserves except Dickson have not seen him play but have seen the others play enough to know they are only average at best. Scary thought with carter being the starter.
    These are not my assessments, they are from two people who have watched the preseason practices and today. I would say these people know who is going to be the top reserves, trust me. And, besides, there is no one else on the roster who was not mentioned, I don't believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glvcpro View Post
    Disagree with your assessment top reserves except Dickson have not seen him play but have seen the others play enough to know they are only average at best. Scary thought with carter being the starter.
    I am also assuming you know T.J. Tisdell is no longer at USI. Some people are not aware of this fact, for some reason.

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    having davis carter is like having shaq, kareem, hakeem, and chamberlain all rolled into one #blessed

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    Yes, I'm aware and yes many people don't know because Watson didn't want to admit that another kid has left the program under his watch.

    I've seen them play too like I said scary thought those are the top reserves cause they are not very good reserves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PantherExpress View Post
    having davis carter is like having shaq, kareem, hakeem, and chamberlain all rolled into one #blessed
    Or, like having Jeff Fahnbullah and Carlos Skinner and Pieter van Altena all around for graduation ceremonies. #eligibility

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    Quote Originally Posted by glvcpro View Post
    Yes, I'm aware and yes many people don't know because Watson didn't want to admit that another kid has left the program under his watch.

    I've seen them play too like I said scary thought those are the top reserves cause they are not very good reserves.
    I agree with you 100% about the way USI mishandled the lack of an announcement regarding Tisdell. Everyone around my place of business knew before the press in this area. USI, to my knowledge, still has not put out anything. One of my co-workers said USI was hoping nobody would notice T.J. had left. Hard to not notice a strong, athletic inside player MIA. USI blew this from a P.R. point of view, not getting out in front of this potentially troubling departure. I know why and understand his decision to leave. But many USI fans are not in the know and will assume the worst.

    Those are indeed the top reserves. Let's be positive and hope for a big season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EaglesPride View Post
    Or, like having Jeff Fahnbullah and Carlos Skinner and Pieter van Altena all around for graduation ceremonies. #eligibility
    Must be a ky thang. Like Cliff Clinton , Stevie wright, and Skinny Minnie

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Silky Panties View Post
    Must be a ky thang. Like Cliff Clinton , Stevie wright, and Skinny Minnie
    They do seem to like ineligible players in the state of Kentucky. lol Don't forget Brandon Clifford at Bellarmine several years ago as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Silky Panties View Post
    Must be a ky thang. Like Cliff Clinton , Stevie wright, and Skinny Minnie
    I almost forgot Marlon Parmer and Huggy Dye at KWC several years ago! they need to be included on the All-Ineligible list for the state of Kentucky. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Silky Panties View Post
    Must be a ky thang. Like Cliff Clinton , Stevie wright, and Skinny Minnie
    You forgot two others: Antonio Garcia, Dana Williams, KWC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EaglesPride View Post
    You forgot two others: Antonio Garcia, Dana Williams, KWC.
    Lorico Duncan and Ronald Evans get dishonorable mention for the All-Ineligible list. lol

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    Not sure why your dumpster fire of a thread suddenly needed to turn to KWC bashing but so be it. We had 7 seniors last year and all 7 walked the line and received their degrees. Can USI say the same under Mr. "Not Really Winning That Much But Doing Things With Integrity" Watson?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwcpantherfan View Post
    Not sure why your dumpster fire of a thread suddenly needed to turn to KWC bashing but so be it. We had 7 seniors last year and all 7 walked the line and received their degrees. Can USI say the same under Mr. "Not Really Winning That Much But Doing Things With Integrity" Watson?
    Calm down, no one is bashing KWC. We were just having some fun at many of the "student-athletes" who have played in the GLVC even though many of us knew they were there for basketball only. And that's OK. I hate the hypocrisy of the NCAA and its dumb rules. USI and KWC have both been unfairly held under the microscope when they were national contenders while wannabes like Bellarmine, Northern Ky., IPFW, received little scrutiny. People at USI have told me for years Northern Ky. constantly recruited guys who should have never been in college much less play college basketball, but they were never called out for it. And it was NKU that turned in KWC to the GLVC and NCAA if you remember, not USI. Bellarmine with Davenport has brought in gems like Brandon Clifford, Dzaflo Larkai, Jeremy Kendle, guys who all had tons of baggage. IPFW did the same thing while in the GLVC, remember the Gibson brothers? So calm down, I respect the success of Ky. Wesleyan and all they have done in college basketball. I could care less if the players end up getting a degree in basket weaving or barber school techniques. I'm like you, I want to see great basketball without coaches cheating and getting caught like Herdes did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwcpantherfan View Post
    Not sure why your dumpster fire of a thread suddenly needed to turn to KWC bashing but so be it. We had 7 seniors last year and all 7 walked the line and received their degrees. Can USI say the same under Mr. "Not Really Winning That Much But Doing Things With Integrity" Watson?
    I can't wait until Nov. 19 when Coach Watson gets to show his skills on the sidelines against Ky. Wesleyan! It should be a great game, the fans for both schools should be ready for this rivalry to resume!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EaglesPride View Post
    Calm down, no one is bashing KWC. We were just having some fun at many of the "student-athletes" who have played in the GLVC even though many of us knew they were there for basketball only. And that's OK. I hate the hypocrisy of the NCAA and its dumb rules. USI and KWC have both been unfairly held under the microscope when they were national contenders while wannabes like Bellarmine, Northern Ky., IPFW, received little scrutiny. People at USI have told me for years Northern Ky. constantly recruited guys who should have never been in college much less play college basketball, but they were never called out for it. And it was NKU that turned in KWC to the GLVC and NCAA if you remember, not USI. Bellarmine with Davenport has brought in gems like Brandon Clifford, Dzaflo Larkai, Jeremy Kendle, guys who all had tons of baggage. IPFW did the same thing while in the GLVC, remember the Gibson brothers? So calm down, I respect the success of Ky. Wesleyan and all they have done in college basketball. I could care less if the players end up getting a degree in basket weaving or barber school techniques. I'm like you, I want to see great basketball without coaches cheating and getting caught like Herdes did.
    Fair enough, however I have to correct you on one point. You threw the name Dana Williams out there in your "fun" and I can tell you that while Dana was at KWC he was a dedicated student. I sat in a classroom more than once while he was there with his little 2 year old daughter running around in the room because he didn't have a babysitter that day and instead of miss class he brought her along. I honestly don't know whether he finished his degree or not, but while he was enrolled he was a true student athlete.

    I was a student at KWC during Harper's "glory days", if you will, from 1997-2001. I can tell you first hand there were a few dedicated students amongst his players, and then there were some that I don't think I ever saw on campus once. Then there were ones when you did see them on campus you turned and walked another way because they were epic pricks...but I suspect that's true of all programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EaglesPride View Post
    Calm down, no one is bashing KWC. We were just having some fun at many of the "student-athletes" who have played in the GLVC even though many of us knew they were there for basketball only. And that's OK. I hate the hypocrisy of the NCAA and its dumb rules. USI and KWC have both been unfairly held under the microscope when they were national contenders while wannabes like Bellarmine, Northern Ky., IPFW, received little scrutiny. People at USI have told me for years Northern Ky. constantly recruited guys who should have never been in college much less play college basketball, but they were never called out for it. And it was NKU that turned in KWC to the GLVC and NCAA if you remember, not USI. Bellarmine with Davenport has brought in gems like Brandon Clifford, Dzaflo Larkai, Jeremy Kendle, guys who all had tons of baggage. IPFW did the same thing while in the GLVC, remember the Gibson brothers? So calm down, I respect the success of Ky. Wesleyan and all they have done in college basketball. I could care less if the players end up getting a degree in basket weaving or barber school techniques. I'm like you, I want to see great basketball without coaches cheating and getting caught like Herdes did.
    Remember when Northern Ky. won the GLVC Tournament in the PAC in 2009? We had lost to Bellarmine in the infamous "Fight Game" and Northern Ky. had an easy draw even though USI was the top seed. I remember one USI coach telling several of us that Malone and Duncan from NKU were both playing but they should have not been eligible because of transfer problems. And of course they win the GLVC on our floor. Bellarmine won GLVC championships and a national title with Kendle and we all know why he suddenly left with a year of eligibility on the table. Davenport played Kendle despite knowing his issues. IPFW had so many questionable guys in the late 1980s and 1990s before they went Division I, that's why they were able to compete with USI and KWC. So don't take the good-natured ribbing personal, OK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwcpantherfan View Post
    Fair enough, however I have to correct you on one point. You threw the name Dana Williams out there in your "fun" and I can tell you that while Dana was at KWC he was a dedicated student. I sat in a classroom more than once while he was there with his little 2 year old daughter running around in the room because he didn't have a babysitter that day and instead of miss class he brought her along. I honestly don't know whether he finished his degree or not, but while he was enrolled he was a true student athlete.
    I believe you. I loved watching the Williams/Garcia inside game, even though they beat USI! Those KWC/USI battles are something I will never forget, hopefully they will both get back to that level again soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EaglesPride View Post
    Calm down, no one is bashing KWC. We were just having some fun at many of the "student-athletes" who have played in the GLVC even though many of us knew they were there for basketball only. And that's OK. I hate the hypocrisy of the NCAA and its dumb rules. USI and KWC have both been unfairly held under the microscope when they were national contenders while wannabes like Bellarmine, Northern Ky., IPFW, received little scrutiny. People at USI have told me for years Northern Ky. constantly recruited guys who should have never been in college much less play college basketball, but they were never called out for it. And it was NKU that turned in KWC to the GLVC and NCAA if you remember, not USI. Bellarmine with Davenport has brought in gems like Brandon Clifford, Dzaflo Larkai, Jeremy Kendle, guys who all had tons of baggage. IPFW did the same thing while in the GLVC, remember the Gibson brothers? So calm down, I respect the success of Ky. Wesleyan and all they have done in college basketball. I could care less if the players end up getting a degree in basket weaving or barber school techniques. I'm like you, I want to see great basketball without coaches cheating and getting caught like Herdes did.
    This is garbage. The NCAA looked at Clifford and determined that he was eligible to play, there was nothing wrong, dishonest, unethical or anything else about Clifford playing for Bellarmine. Dzaflo was completely cleared of false allegations made against him at his previous school. He is and was a first class person and student. He ended up with a Masters Degree from Bellarmine. I don't even know what you are talking about with Jeremy Kendle, I didn't know that "baggage" included being injured at your previous school and being unable to play and maturing while you sat out. Some USI fans have always been bitter about Davenport picking up Kendle when USI had a chance to get him on their team. I love the debate tactic of claiming that you don't care about somebody's "baggage" but you bring it up anyway. It's like saying "I do not even care that Eagles Pride is a member of the communist party and hates America, but I just wanted to mention it."
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