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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:12 pm

Alan Huss, a former player for the Jays, was selected to replace Steve Lutz as assistant coach.

http://www.gocreighton.com/news/2017/4/ ... coach.aspx

As an assistant to Craig Neal during the previous three seasons at New Mexico, Huss helped guide the Lobos to 49 victories. UNM went 33-13 at The Pit during that time and the Lobos went 5-1 in six meetings against in-state rival New Mexico State.

Huss came to UNM after spending four seasons at the helm of the prep program at La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind., where he amassed an impressive 102-19 record for a team that was regularly ranked as one of the top high school programs in the nation. His record also includes a perfect 62-0 home record at Marsch Gymnasium. He coached more than three dozen Division I products at the high school level, including former NBA guard Darington Hobson.

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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby Uffda » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:00 pm

a friend posted this -- Creighton freshman Kobe Paras has received a scholarship release and plans to transfer

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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby Coyote » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:58 pm

Uffda wrote:a friend posted this -- Creighton freshman Kobe Paras has received a scholarship release and plans to transfer

Confirmed by several different tweets...
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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon May 01, 2017 8:17 am

Sad to hear of this....he gave Creighton some international exposure. Watching him play, it was obvious that he has the athleticism but struggled with shot selection in the few min that he got to play.

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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon May 08, 2017 11:06 am

Not sure how this will turn out, but Creighton just signed a DIV II grad-transfer who is eligible immediately for one year. He did play one year in DIV I at Fordham.

6'10", 240 lbs.

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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby MadMartin8 » Mon May 08, 2017 11:57 am

Can't teach someone to reach that size, 6'11 240 is the kind of big body that they need. He was also very good at Free Throws (shockingly), which are the same regardless of Division level.
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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Mon May 08, 2017 12:24 pm

MadMartin8 wrote:Can't teach someone to reach that size, 6'11 240 is the kind of big body that they need. He was also very good at Free Throws (shockingly), which are the same regardless of Division level.


I agree with all of this. I'd say having Manny around, even for 1 season, is a good thing.. Considering JP jumped ship after only one season on the court...

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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby Coyote » Mon May 08, 2017 6:51 pm

Creighton really needed a big to play 5-10 minutes to give Hegner and Kramplj a blow.
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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue May 09, 2017 8:17 am

They do have Jacob Epperson (true Freshman) and Sam Dunkam the 7'0 transfer who is eligible in the second semester.

Suarez is a big dude. In the picture with Greg McDermott, he made McDermott look small and that isn't easy to do since he is 6'8".

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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue May 09, 2017 9:36 am

Coyote wrote:
Uffda wrote:a friend posted this -- Creighton freshman Kobe Paras has received a scholarship release and plans to transfer

Confirmed by several different tweets...

He is transferring to Cal State Northridge.

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Postby MadMartin8 » Tue May 09, 2017 2:32 pm

Coyote wrote:Creighton really needed a big to play 5-10 minutes to give Hegner and Kramplj a blow.



Give them a...what? :oops:
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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby Coyote » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:27 pm

MadMartin8 wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:Jacob Epperson officially signed today.

Now just need Bowen!

Louisville?
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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby MadMartin8 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:50 pm

Coyote wrote:
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skinzfan23 wrote:Jacob Epperson officially signed today.

Now just need Bowen!

Louisville?


So comes to an end one of the strangest recruitments I can remember. Weird.

Oh well, on to the UMASS​ transfers.
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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:57 am

I wish there was some sort of rule that they would have to decide before the spring semester was up. In all fairness to Bowen, he did nothing wrong. He was waiting to see where all the pieces fell at other schools, it just sucks to keep that scholarship open for him and then he chooses to go somewhere that wasn't even in the mix until last week. But I can't blame him, Louisville does have a pretty good track record and is a high profile school.

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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby Coyote » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:56 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:I wish there was some sort of rule that they would have to decide before the spring semester was up. In all fairness to Bowen, he did nothing wrong. He was waiting to see where all the pieces fell at other schools, it just sucks to keep that scholarship open for him and then he chooses to go somewhere that wasn't even in the mix until last week. But I can't blame him, Louisville does have a pretty good track record and is a high profile school.


Looks like $100k in Daddy's pocket helped that decision. :popcorn:
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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:20 am

I love that Pitino bragged about not spending a dime to recruit Bowen.....turns out, he spent 1,000,000 dimes!! :lol:

Bowen's mom is also claiming ignorance on the issue saying she had no idea.

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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:12 am

Pitino is now gone. (fired)

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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby bmt » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:33 pm

Report also said that Louisville wasn't the only bidder for Bowen...though I would be shocked if Creighton would get caught up in something like this under Rasmussen's watch. It also sounds like Pitino and Louisville are just the tip of the iceberg as well as far as directly/indirectly paying recruits. I think the NCAA would be wise to ditch the one and done rule and let the top players go straight to the NBA if they want.

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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby Uffda » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:47 am

5-Star Freshman SF Brian Bowen Won't Play for Louisville, Will Transfer

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2745 ... =editorial

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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby Coyote » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:10 pm

Butler just gave the Bid East another good non-Conf win, coming back from down 15 with 5 min to play to beat Ohio St 67-66 in OT.
Meanwhile Gonzaga took out Texas 76-71 in OT.
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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:25 am

Creighton ranked #25 this week. Now have been ranked 6 of the last 7 seasons at some point.

Next game is at #15 Gonzaga Friday. Chance to make a big statement.

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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby Coyote » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:58 pm

I like the coaches poll better :D
4 Big East teams in the top 25 and Provibence and Butler receiving votes

BTW - Arizona became the first school (?) to go from #2 to unranked in consecutive polls...

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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby Coyote » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:34 pm

Another big Big East win

#16 Butler 63
#21 Xavier 76
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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:36 pm

I was hopeful, after the Jays performance the past 4 games, they’d be rewarded with a top 25 ranking :thumb: ..

If CU pulls off the win at Gonzaga Friday, we’ll see them crack the top 15...

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Re: Creighton Basketball 2016-2017

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:18 am

Coyote wrote:Another big Big East win

#16 Butler 63
#21 Xavier 76

I think you meant Baylor, not Butler. :)

And I wish Creighton would have had the same outcome. Judging by the first half alone, Creighton was well on their way until they couldn't hit any shots.


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