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  • Len
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    I do agree with Doug on some of his comments however, MUN coaches do not need to go outside of our Province to gain hard working players, we have lots of them here on the Island...stop being so anti-NL! Personally, I think they will have LOTS of talent and hard working players who want to play ball and are very passive about it coming from high shcool next year. The talent that will be coming from next season will be the best yet. I have to say, I hate to place blame, but did anyone ever look at our NLBA and see what they have to offer our players? Absolutely nothing, they are not there to promote their own. The only way our players will ever get better is to play againt better and bigger players. It costs a fortune for our players to make a Provincial team, then when they are up against the bigger guys they don't have a chance. We need more off road trips without the added expense in order to make our players in this province more expereienced and better.

    Stop choosing teams for who their parents are or who knows who and give the best players a chance! That is our biggest problem on this Island of ours, the best players are never chosen.

  • Doug
    July 02, 2010 - 13:14

    Benoite says it's time to sort out the athletes who really want to play from those who just want to show up.

    To me, this line says it all about the current MUN team. There are too many players who are extremely arrogant going around with this holier-than-thou attitude because they happen to be on the MUN team. Never mind that they have been among the worst teams in the country for the last three or four years.

    Aside from that, other than Shepherd and potentially Samodal on the rare occasion that he plays, this team has very few AUS level players right now. Earles might be if he gets his head back in the game and stops listening to everyone telling him how great he is and Helsby has a chance with time as well. However, MUN can never hope to compete with the better teams if they have lead-footed guards matching up with guys like Christian Upshaw at St. Francis Xavier, Simon Farine at Dal, or Joey Haywood at SMU. Undersized guards (or former guards in this case) like Manny Wilby or Justin Penney are not the answer either.

    When it comes to recruiting, MUN coaches are always coveting a big post player. You always need some solid big forwards but more and more the AUS is becoming a big guard oriented league. Perenniel power Cape Breton's biggest productive player is 6'6 . If they can get a recruiting budget, they should start scouting Scarborough, Mississauga, or the east side of Toronto that are teeming with big, quick guards who can play both ways and might be willing to come east. There's no help coming from the provincial high school scene any time soon.

  • Len
    July 01, 2010 - 20:19

    I do agree with Doug on some of his comments however, MUN coaches do not need to go outside of our Province to gain hard working players, we have lots of them here on the Island...stop being so anti-NL! Personally, I think they will have LOTS of talent and hard working players who want to play ball and are very passive about it coming from high shcool next year. The talent that will be coming from next season will be the best yet. I have to say, I hate to place blame, but did anyone ever look at our NLBA and see what they have to offer our players? Absolutely nothing, they are not there to promote their own. The only way our players will ever get better is to play againt better and bigger players. It costs a fortune for our players to make a Provincial team, then when they are up against the bigger guys they don't have a chance. We need more off road trips without the added expense in order to make our players in this province more expereienced and better.

    Stop choosing teams for who their parents are or who knows who and give the best players a chance! That is our biggest problem on this Island of ours, the best players are never chosen.

  • Doug
    July 01, 2010 - 19:53

    Benoite says it's time to sort out the athletes who really want to play from those who just want to show up.

    To me, this line says it all about the current MUN team. There are too many players who are extremely arrogant going around with this holier-than-thou attitude because they happen to be on the MUN team. Never mind that they have been among the worst teams in the country for the last three or four years.

    Aside from that, other than Shepherd and potentially Samodal on the rare occasion that he plays, this team has very few AUS level players right now. Earles might be if he gets his head back in the game and stops listening to everyone telling him how great he is and Helsby has a chance with time as well. However, MUN can never hope to compete with the better teams if they have lead-footed guards matching up with guys like Christian Upshaw at St. Francis Xavier, Simon Farine at Dal, or Joey Haywood at SMU. Undersized guards (or former guards in this case) like Manny Wilby or Justin Penney are not the answer either.

    When it comes to recruiting, MUN coaches are always coveting a big post player. You always need some solid big forwards but more and more the AUS is becoming a big guard oriented league. Perenniel power Cape Breton's biggest productive player is 6'6 . If they can get a recruiting budget, they should start scouting Scarborough, Mississauga, or the east side of Toronto that are teeming with big, quick guards who can play both ways and might be willing to come east. There's no help coming from the provincial high school scene any time soon.