Friday, April 06, 2012

Men's Basketball Recruiting Scorecard

For a while, I have tracked our hoops recruiting because I contended that the malaise of our program was for several years the severe shortage of quality players we have brought in and/or kept since Dan's little trip to WVU.  Now, my goal is to keep an eye on where our players are coming from, as well as to document how Coach Orr changes the fortunes.

Three things.

One is that there are some people who would tell you that Coach Orr has had player retention problems similar to the ones Coach Dakich had.  Negative.  In the post-WVU era, Dakich lost 18 of 27 players.  Orr has only lost 5 of 19.  Admittedly, most of his guys still have time to leave, but it doesn't appear we are on the same track.

Second, just to be clear, as disappointed as we were with the end of this season, it was nowhere near as grim as the last two years of the Dakich regime in which 8 MAC games were won.

Finally, what you see below is nothing less than this....what it would look like if you brought in the kind of teams that had 2 winning seasons in 9 years.

Falcon Hoops Recruiting Scorecard, Updated April 2012

Stephen Wright--Productive player, left prior to his senior season.
Ron Lewis--Two productive seasons, no junior year. Prominent Big 10 player.
Raheem Moss--26 games, two starts, 66 career points, left program. Contributing at Cleveland State.

Chris Hobson, 28 games, 51 points, left program.
Austin Montgomery 56 games, 189 points, transferred.
Reggie Harwell--Nada.
Matt Lefeld--A contributing senior and a true warrior. Academic All-American
Isaac Rosefelt--24 minutes, two points. Left Program for stellar DIII career.
John Floyd--Played 59 games averaging 8.4 ppg. 247 career assists Left program.


Scott Vandermeer, 60 points and 40 fouls. Transfered, contributed at UIC where I think he ended up as a pretty good player.
Moon Robinson, Left program after sophomore season. Transferred.
Mawel Soler, completed eligibility. Effective player, even good in spots.


Jeremy Holland--left program after one practice
Nick Wilson--left program without playing a game.
Lionel Sullivan--Sayonara. 30 minutes, 6 points.
Dusan--Minor contributions. Left program prior to Junior Season.
Erik Marschall--Injury plagued career ended with effective senior season.
Daryl Clements--Good contributing player, played strong D, stable presence and probably underappreciated player.
Brian Moten--MAC sixth man of the year in junior season and all-MAC HM as a senior. Good player at this level, had game-changing shooting potential.
Martin Samarco--2nd team All-MAC, finished career.


Ryne Hamblett--Contributing player, but kicked off team prior to senior season.
Brandon Bland--Left the program.
Marc Larson--Gets minutes, is more valuable than his stats indicate.
Otis Polk--Productive starter.
Ryan Sims--left team early in Junior year. Made little contribution.
Nate Miller--All-MAC First team. Great player, carried team into post-season.
Chris Knight--Transferred following two seasons at BG. (Technically, he was a Dakich recruit).

Joe Jakubowski--Four year starter, among the program's career leaders in assists and steals.
Cameron Madlock--Transferred out.

Dee Brown--1,000 point scorer.
Scott Thomas--Third team All-MAC as senior. 1,000 point scorer.  10th in career assists, 10th in career rebounds, 6th in career 3-pointers.
Au'ston Calhoun--Twice led team in scoring.  Second-team All-MAC.
Adrion Graves--left before appearing as a Falcon.
Darion Goins--Played sparingly, left team in first season as a Falcon

Jordon Crawford--took over starting PG role as Sophomore.  As Jr. 2nd in MAC in assists.
James Erger--Averaged 5 minutes per game as a Junior.
Luke Kraus--Contributing role player with 16 minutes/game as Soph.  Injured most of junior year.
DaVon Haynes---Left program without playing.
Danny McElroy--Left program.  Ran afoul of the law.

Anthony Henderson--6 minutes a game as a redshirt FR.
Cam Black--Has made 48 starts in first two seasons.  51 blocks as a SO.
Torian Oglesby--Juco.  Solid role player.  Set NCAA record for most consecutive FGs.
Craig Sealey--Averaged 12 minutes a game.

Jehvon Clarke--7 minutes a game as Fr
Chauncey Orr--6 minutes a game as Fr.
Desmond Rorie--redshirt

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