Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
New Look Danes (once again)
Here are the others
Gavin Glanton, 6-7, 200, Forrest City, Ark.
Blake Metcalf, 6-9, 250, Camby, Ind.
Ralph Watts, 6-5, 195, Peekskill, N.Y.
Here's how the 2009-10 team will look in terms of class.
Analysis: With the emergence of Mike Johnson at the end of the season, he probably will figure into the starting lineup next season. I would assume the starting five would be something like this (starters in bold):
The added height of Metcalf (6-9), Glanton (6-7) Lindfors (6-10), who didn't play last year and even Watts (6-5), could give the Great Danes a lot more depth up front, something they really needed against non-conference teams and opponents like Vermont and Boston University.
It also could mean that Will Harris will play more small forward. Last year, Brown wanted to get him more time at power forward, but with the added bigger bodies, Harris may be back at the three.
UAlbany announces signing class
Here's what UAlbany coach Will Brown had to say on both.
"Mike is a talented point guard who can both run a team and score," Brown said. "He is athletic and a tremendous on-the-ball defender. A quality student-athlete, Mike comes from arguably one of the best academic institutions in the state of Illinois."
"Derrek is a versatile player who we anticipate can work at all three perimeter positions," Brown said. "He can attack the rim with the dribble and has the ability to consistently knock down three-point shots. His year at Brewster will be of great benefit as he had an opportunity to play with and against some of the best players in the country."
More on what this means and the rest of UAlbany's 2009-10 class in a bit.
Also, forward Scotty McRae was reinstated today.
"I have reinstated Scotty McRae effective immediately," Brown said. "We had some very productive conversations since the end of the season and I believe Scotty fully understands what he needs to do in order to be successful."
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
McCaffery signs 8-year extension
Tuesday, April 7, 2009