Tuesday, May 05, 2015

It's a FALCON....



Boom!  From the top of the Wood County Courthouse, the chicks have hatched.  Your heartwarming moment for today....enjoy, they will eventually be ruthless predators.

New Falcon Hoops Verbal....

BG has now picked up what is anticipated will be its 3rd new player for next season and the second signed by Coach Huger.  This is Wesley Alcegaire, a G who played JUCO ball at Daytona State.  Before that, he did have a D1 deal at Liberty.

There are some interesting things about him.  He is 6'5" which is long for a G.  He was a big prep player in Miami...

  • Named to the 2011-12 Florida Association of Basketball Coaches 3A All-State team
  • Earned first team All-Dade County honors his senior year
  • Averaged 28.1 points, 11 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game
  • Led the Knights to a 27-3 record, district championship and a regional appearance
  • Second team All-Dade during junior and sophomore season
  • District champion in high jump

When he got to Liberty, he red-shirted and then decided to leave after playing in 13-14 but only about 2 minutes per game.  He transferred to Daytona State, where he had some success.

He only played one season there since he had already played one at Liberty.  He was succesful...he scored 17.1 PPG, shot 46%, made 37% of his 3FG and had 6 RPG, and all that came in only 26 minutes per game.  It was a good team, they were 21-8, they won their conference and those are good numbers.  He does have decent height, which could be an advantage at that level.

With BG losing Clarke and Henderson, we clearly need some help at G and Alcegaire might be able to stretch to a 3 if need be.

Welcome to the Falcons, Wesley!

Sunday, May 03, 2015

MAC Draft and UDFA News for BG....Update On Lynch








So, the NFL draft is done and the free agent situation is shaking out.  It wasn't a great draft for the MAC....Quentin Rollins went in round 2 to Green Bay, and then two DL's---CMUs Letterious Walton and Kristjan Sokoli went in the 6th round.  Finally, Da'Ron Brown of NIU (WR) went in the 7th.

Perhaps most surprising was that Titus Davis was not picked in the draft. He was named as a UDFA by the Chargers, but I think there was a lot of anticipation that he would be drafted, particularly over Brown.

Hustle Belt has an update on where MAC players are headed and you can check there to see if there are any updates.

You can see above where BG's players landed.  It is sometimes tough to tell, but it appears that it is a straight UDFA deal for Martin, Lynch and Montgomery and a try-out for Adjei-Barimah.

It wasn't a great day for the MAC, but the last two years had unprecedented top-five picks, so maybe some course correction was to be expected.  We'll keep a close eye on the training camps waiting to see if the Falcon prospects can make the roster and realize their dream of playing in the NFL.  Either way, they will always be champions in our hearts, whether they make the NFL or not.

Updates:

Thomas Schmeltz reports that Jude Adjei-Barimah will not make a mini-camp appearance....and the following on DJ Lynch.


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Jalone Friday headed to Abliene Christian


And another one bites the dust.  Jalone Friday, who was probably the top tanked player in the Chris Jans recruiting class will not be attending BGSU.  He will, instead, enroll at Abilene Christian, which is in the Southland conference, one of the lowest ranked conferences in Division I.

This leaves BG with 9 currently returning players and 2 incoming recruits.

Now, the roster is

Gomez
Tisdale
Parker
Denny
Joseph
Busuttil
Fox
Worrell
Mayleben

Incoming
Wiggins
Hluchoweckyj

That's 9 scholarship players, with 4 to give, if so desired.

Sentinel Confirms Austin and Dickerson Departure



And there it is, confirmed.  The JUCO teammates who came up with Coach Jans are returning to Texas...they both played hard for BG in what was a good season, and I wish them nothing but the best  These are the only two confirmed departures at this time that I am aware of, but there is no reason to think the situation is completely stabilized.  Keep your fingers crossed.

Currently the roster is

Gomez
Tisdale
Parker
Denny
Joseph
Busuttil
Fox
Worrell
Mayleben

Incoming
Friday
Wiggins
Hluchoweckyj

That's 10 scholarship players, with 3 to give, if so desired.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wiggins In, Austin Out


As reported last week, the Huger era has its first recruit as Demajeo Wiggins signed a letter of intent today at Springfield HS.  We talked a little bit about what he had accomplished with Springfield, and here is a little more from the BGSU release.

Wiggins averaged 12.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per game for the Blue Devils to earn All-Northern Lakes League First-Team honors. He was named to the Division I All-District Second-Team and All-Ohio Honorable Mention accolades. Wiggins was also tabbed the Blue Devils' Defensive Player of the Year.

A member of the Ohio Basketball Club AAU program, coached by Michael Duncan, Barry Egan and Dennis Barba, Wiggins played with Carlton Bragg (Kansas signee), Devon Andrews (Kent State signee) and Peter Barba (Columbia University signee).

Wiggins chose Bowling Green over Toledo, IPFW, Tennessee State, Bethune-Cookman, Oakland and Illinois State.

On the outgoing front, there are a lot of rumors out there about the BG transfer situation...the only thing I have seen with external validation is Jovan Austin, who has retweeted posts about his transferring and having his release, so I am assuming that is confirmed.



Beyond that, I have not seen anything else outside verbalcommits.com on any of these issues.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sentinel on Transfer Rumors


We are all getting a lot of information on transfer rumors.  The site verbalcommits.com has noted three and others are bouncing around.  We have not reported them here because I don't believe something just because I saw it on the Internet.  Might be true, just need something more.  So, Thomas Schmeltz of the Sentinel had the above.  We remain in a watch, wait and hope mode.  If the worst happens, the fallout from that night on the town by Chris Jans will be one of the most impactful single events in our program's history...if not the most impactful.  Let us hope for the best.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Huger Era Has First Verbal



The first verbal of the Huger era is now on board.  The young man is Demajeo Wiggins.  Despite what you have seen on twitter, he is from Springfield HS in Lucas County, not Springfield OH.  He is 6'8" and about 200 pounds, which is size we can certainly use next year.  He scored 12.3 points per game, playing for a Springfield team that went to the Districts and is coached by Stan Joplin.  Rivals says he had interest only from BG and UT and did not rate him.

He was second-team all-District and honorable mention all-state.

Obviously, a lot is in flux with our program right now.  With just the Orr scholarship and the Jamir Andrew scholarship, BG has at least 2 to give.  Let's hope that is all there is, but there could be more.

Welcome to the Falcons, Demajeo.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Jamir Andrews says he has release


So this was on twitter Monday...Jamir Andrews says he has been released from his letter of intent at BGSU and is looking for a new home.  This is the first confirmed player-based fall out from the Chris Jans situation.  Others have been rumored and speculated on, but is the only one that has any kind of confirmation.

Obviously, we were excited about having Jamir come to BG, but he needs to have his heart in it.  Wish him only the best....