Monday, October 20, 2008

Fordham Rams - 13th Place

Head Coach: Dereck Whittenburg
Record at Fordham: 65-83 (6)

Home Court: Rose Hill Gym (3,200)


1 Jio Fontan Fr G 5-11 160
3 Trey Blue Fr G 6-3 190
4 Herb Tanner Jr G 6-4 170
12 Kyrie Gordon Fr F 6-7 195
15 Lamar Thomas Fr C 6-9 225
21 Alberto Estwick Fr G 6-4 195
23 Mike Moore So G 6-5 190
24 Brenton Butler Jr G 6-2 205
32 Jacob Green* So C 6-9 220
44 Luke Devine Sr C 6-10 255
50 Chris Bethel Sr F 6-5 215
*-eligible 2nd semester

First 5:
1- Fontan (#144 rivals recruit coached by Bob Hurley at St. Anthony's is the reason i like FU over the Dukes)
2- Butler (started 21 games last season, will need to be the go to guy)
3- Estwick (Fontan's team mate at St. A's is a big time athlete that reportedly is getting better and better)
4- Moore (more of a '3' but w/ lack of quality bigs you need his scoring potential on the floor)
5- Bethel (if he could stay out of Whit's doghouse he could make the most of his senior season)

Second 5:
1- Tanner (combo guard needs to add weight and rebound ball better)
2- Blue (outside shooter is also touted to be good on 'D')
3- Gordon (point forward needs more weight to go along w/ his quickness and leaping ability)
4-Thomas (prep school team mate of Gordon's is a pure post player)
5- Green (when he becomes eligible 2nd semester this West Virginia transfer will be handed a starting spot; good shotblocker)

Whittenburg ushers in another large recruiting class. Last season was supposed to be their year with all the seniors but they did not do as well as expected for whatever reason. I am excited about Fontan and I think they will spread the floor and let him operate. There are some decent shooters on the floor he can find. Again I think they are neck and neck with the Dukes for the basement, but their light non con schedule should give them confidence. The addition of Green in time for conference play could give them a shot in the arm but they are just too young and inexperienced to make Atlantic City.

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