Sunday, March 2, 2008

11 Straight

Eleven straight victories for the Musketeers, A10 title in hand, the most regular season victories ever (25), and nobody on the team is very happy. After the ten point win against George Washington the coaching staff decided to hold off on the net cutting ceremony for the regular season title because they were not happy with the effort of the team. It is obvious Coach Miller is not letting this team settle and they were surely on 'cruise control' against GW. The lack of concentration and focus can be clearly seen in the free throw shooting stats for the night. A bright spot for me was the play by Jason Love and his effort was rewarded with his first double double. The team effort will need to be much better Thursday night against a good St Joes squad looking for a signature victory. I also think Drew returning to practice full time this week will be just what the doctor ordered. His ankle is near 100% and upper respitory illness moreso limited his effectiveness Saturday night.

Recruiting updates: Brad Redford and Kenny Frease teams continue to play in their respective state tournaments. A state championship for Brad will most likely result in him winning the coveted Mr. Basketball award, but if he wins and Draymond Green's Saginaw team wins the title too in their division I see it going to the Michigan State recruit. Dominique Buckley (Iowa State commit) and Paul Williams (UD recruit) are the other candidates. Buckley (a point guard) was all but a Muskie commit. Insider information you have to pay for on Rivals revealed that he was coming to Victory Parkway until a last minute visit (as a courtesy) to the Cyclones. That same article detailed how wacky recruiting can be. The staff worked their ass off landing Frease, Redford, and Walsh but Mark Lyons commit was a complete shock. They hadn't been recruiting him that hard and on his first visit to campus he made it clear if offered he was coming. He is from the same area as Lionel Chalmers so he knew all about the Musketeers. Recruiting and scouting surely remain an inexact science.

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