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  1. The season is over. I'm not going to go over it ad nauseum. We did so in every freakin' game. I don't expect a postseason game, because why we played in Canada. It would be one thing to play the freshmen, but they've already played enough save for Jaiden Cole. Schedule: It will be interesting to see what the schedule is going to look like in 2024-25. According to KenPom, Towson was 193rd in Strength of Schedule overall and 141st in non-conference schedule. Our point guard situation was a mess going into the non-conference schedule with Hicks getting hurt (again), D-Will trying to learn the position as a r-freshman and Lowery as the backup point guard. Hopefully, they add one more point guard because Williamson is ready to run the show. So let's talk about next season (again). I know I brought that up earlier this season in this thread because I was excited about the freshmen coming in for next year's class and that I wasn't really pumped about this current team. Needs: 1)Point guard or combo guard with size. Kobe Rodgers (6-3, 180) is my ideal point guard or combo guard type. Tall, athletic, defends, decent shooter (14 of 33 from 3pt), but can get to the basket at will (51.6% FG, 4.6rpg, 79.5% FT). 2)Replace Charles at center. Need a starter or backup who can play 15+ mpg. Caleb Embeya (6-9, 225) is one of the most talented bigs we've brought in maybe ever. It sounds like hyperbole but I think guys like Charles are fine. They overachieve at 6-7, but having a more lengthy and athletic big with skill will be fun to have. He's going to have his ups and downs but he will play right away. But we desperately need a veteran big and more of an upgrade from Paar to back him up or start over him. http://www.hudl.com/v/2NgPA2 3)Develop a more efficient offense. We need more willing passers. If Tarke is going to play significant minutes, he needs to get the ball to the shooters and scorers (Tejada, DWill, Embeya, etc.). But let's face it, they either need to find a transfer who is an upgrade. Tarke does bring defense and size, but I don't know if he lost a step or needs to get in a tad better shape. He just doesn't go by people like I thought he could. There needs to be at least one more combo and a true point guard, who can push for minutes. One has to be a 38%+ three-point shooter. I've been saying this for years, but I know the small lineup (not that small or four-guard lineup didn't work late in the game against Charleston, I'm not sure having Jones or Sulaiman in the game would have meant much. But this team needs to run more. I don't know if that was the final Adjusted Tempo stat of 357, but there's no need to play stall ball and milk the clock until there's 3 seconds ball anymore: Williamson, Ndefo, Lowery, Watson, Embeya, May and even Tarke can push the ball and run the floor. I'd be working on transition all summer because it was not good in terms of making the right pass and guys filling the lane. We need bigs with agility and if you have Embeya up to 225 or 230 with a bulked up Tejada at 230+, the offense should be able to run smoother. They need better passers though and the biggest issue on offense for Tyler is that the ball stops with him. I don't mind it at times because he's the only weapon on the court at times. But next season, he, Tarke and others need to make the extra pass. We should be showing them film of Charleston's offense the entire off-season. That's the way we need to at least attempt to play. Get the ball down low and if it's not available. quickly move the ball to the open player. 4)Figure out the wing position and who is going to play the 4. Yes, they also need to add a transfer 4, 5 and 1. You have Tarke mainly at the 2 and then Christian May (6-5, 210), Marcus Watson (6-6, 215), Mekhi Lowery (6-7, 205), Tyler Tejada (6-8 1/2, 220) and Chike Ndefo (6-6, 190) They all have some attributes in terms of athleticism, length, defensive ability, etc. Ndefo is known more as an excellent defender, but he's been putting up some big numbers lately (26 points and 33 pts. recently). But there is no room at the moment barring a few things. I have to think that Tejada bulks up and moves to the 4. He was a center in HS and his lateral quickness isn't bad, but you can see that May and Lowery just moves better side to side. Lowery needs at least 15 pounds and an improved shot, but I think he plays everwhere. That leaves May and this is a huge summer for him to get that offense going. Watson, if healthy and he'll have nearly a year of rehab by the time he practices over the summer, if he's near 100%, he's a freak athlete like Lowery. A much better shooter (I know that's not saying much), but whether he fits in or not, who knows, He needs the ball, that's for sure. 5)Who is returning? Not sure, but no CT, no Paar and Radhir Hicks (concussion) may not return. Jaiden Cole is about 20 pounds away from being an impact player and needs a healthy summer. WIth 100 wings, it appeared that he was attempting to play the point. The shot that looked so good when he was just working on the side is now a high floater.. After that, we can all guess the players, but I don't want to speculate quite yet until I get more info about who is coming back and who is not. Also, NIL is always important to retain players but also to add a few in the portal. C Embeya PF Sulaiman, Jones, Coleman SF Tejada, Lowery, Ndefo SG Watson, Tarke, May, J. Cole PG Williamson
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    General Basketball Thread for 2024-25

    Another long road trip https://x.com/roccomiller8/status/1800992916820632023?s=46&t=nScacl1TWT-KyOwj5stBaw
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    2024-25 WBB Thread

    This is a good idea since there are so many newcomers to have a WBB coaches show. Freshman Khady Lee https://x.com/towson_wbb/status/1800975832455971169?s=46&t=nScacl1TWT-KyOwj5stBaw
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    2024-25 WBB Thread

    Transfer coming in. Guard from Samford https://samfordsports.com/sports/womens-basketball/roster/masyn-marchbanks/8729
  5. UNCW will be close since baseball points will be added in after the CWS.
  6. https://x.com/towsontigers/status/1800645927650181180?s=46&t=nScacl1TWT-KyOwj5stBaw
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    2024-25 WBB Thread

    The 2024-25 Roster is out. They should be done now with 15 players unless somebody leaves. The biggest question is whether they replaced Kylie Kornegay-Lucas. She was the second-leading scorer at 12.9ppg and top rebounder (8rpg), but shot just 33% from the field. The good news is that leading scorer Patty Anumgba (14.4ppg) and third-leading scorer Alexia Nelson (9.8ppg) are back. Both senior guards are outstanding, but who is going to step up at the other spots? Kayla Morris, at 6-2, can stretch the floor some and play power forward, but she shot just 25.6% from long range. Took 43 treys in 20 games. They lose 6-3 Quinzia Fulmore to the portal and 6-5 Tayia Johnson to graduation. There's nobody over 6-2 on the roster though Morris looks taller than 6-2. Major concerns about post defense and replacing Kylie's defense and board work. Enter 6-0 grad student Deja Bristol, who like Kylie, started her career at Virginia, transferred here from Northeastern. Last season, she averaged 9.2 points and a team-high 5.8 rebounds per game with the Huskies. I think she was their best transfer and fills a need where last year, they didn't have a consistent power forward. They also didn't have a consistent rotation in the post. With Morris and Bristol, they should have that. I do like sophomore Anaiah Jenkins, but she's an undersized post player at 5-11. They could go three guards but I assume sharpshooter India Johnston will come off the bench unless her defense gets a lot better. Enter 5-8 Masyn Marchbanks from Samford, who averaged 8.4 points last season and shot over 35% from beyond the arc. They desperately need another 3-point shooter aside from Johnston and Anumgba. A little disappointed in the lack of size and the fact that they could have used an experienced 5-10+ wing to replace Kylie. Maybe that's 6-0 Jordan Wakefield from George Mason, but apparently, she hasn't played since the 2021-22 season. I guess they can go to 6-foot senior Anasia Staton at the wing forward spot, who is strong defensively, but limited on the offensive end. https://towsontigers.com/sports/womens-basketball/roster
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    2025 Offers and Commits

    No clue why they aren’t looking there or they just forgot to put our logo in the mix.
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    2025 Offers and Commits

    A 3-star 6-7 local TE/DE https://x.com/jt_taggart/status/1749481286580744468?s=46&t=nScacl1TWT-KyOwj5stBaw
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    2025 Offers and Commits

    Offer to OL Logan Boston 6-3 260 from Walkersville HS https://x.com/loganboston06/status/1800196292297330990?s=46&t=nScacl1TWT-KyOwj5stBaw
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    2023 Volleyball thread

    One for the Thumb
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    2025 Offers and Commits

    WR/DB Jamascus Brown 5-9 150 from Darlington, SC https://x.com/brownjamascus/status/1799633750088904933?s=46&t=nScacl1TWT-KyOwj5stBaw
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    2025 Offers and Commits

    Offer to WR/DB/LS Cody Syzmansky 6-0 185 from Providence https://x.com/codys2405/status/1799405789897171250?s=46&t=nScacl1TWT-KyOwj5stBaw
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    2025 Offers and Commits

    Early commit from TE Jack Mahoney from York, Pa, 6-4 225 4.7 40 https://x.com/jackmahoneyyyy/status/1798466311670177872?s=46&t=nScacl1TWT-KyOwj5stBaw
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    Facilities comparison with the CAA

    Right, hidden. Why not show it on the site? Why does everything have to be so secretive with this program?
  16. Since there's not a lot to talk about with the portal closed in CBB and another few spots open in FB, let's talk about facilities. As I mentioned in a previous post from the Zoom meeting last week, Towson renovating their Field House for the Fall sports and gearing up for a football/basketball indoor practice facility, adding at least one more weight room, where the Towson Center is. Hopefully more in the future in terms of stadium expansion. I never understood our lack of imagination on our website about showing off our facilities. For example, go to Fan Central on the front page of TowsonTigers.com and you'll see nothing on the new football practice facility on the lower field. https://towsontigers.com/facilities The view of the renovated soccer field could use more than just one picture https://towsontigers.com/sports/2020/6/22/tiger-stadium-lower-fields-complex.aspx Unitas Stadium 11,198 (no pic of the Field House) https://towsontigers.com/sports/2014/7/14/unitasstadium.aspx TU Arena, 5,200. Just once pic of indoors. https://towsontigers.com/sports/2020/6/22/tu-arena.aspx Schuerholz Park (500 seats) https://towsontigers.com/sports/2014/7/14/schuerholzpark.aspx Anyhow, let's compare facilities and I'm just going to pick some random schools in the CAA that have football. Campbell, Elon, Monmouth, NC A&T and Stony Brook Campbell https://gocamels.com/facilities Baker-Lane Stadium, seats 5,550 https://gocamels.com/facilities/barker-lane-stadium/7 Baseball Stadium Jim Perry Stadium, seats 700 features nice pictures of the locker room, batting cages, etc. https://gocamels.com/facilities/jim-perry-stadium/5 Gore Arena, 3,095 (images are messed up, but they have a YT video) https://gocamels.com/facilities/gore-arena-pope-convocation-center/6 Elon They have a tab for facilities on the front page of the site to make it easier to find. Same with Campbell. Towson doesn't have that. Rhodes Football Stadium (14,000), Nice pics and a YT video https://elonphoenix.com/facilities/rhodes-stadium/15 Schar Center for hoops (great pics), seats 5,100 https://elonphoenix.com/facilities/schar-center/23 Baseball Stadium, Latham Park, seats 5,100 (doesn't seem right), More pics of batting cages https://elonphoenix.com/facilities/latham-park/16 Monmouth No facilities tab on front page (under athletics though) https://monmouthhawks.com/facilities Football (Kessler Stadium), seats around 4,200, decent pics https://monmouthhawks.com/facilities/kessler-stadium/3 OceanFirst Bank Center (4,100 seats for hoops), solid pics of inside, has an indoor track as well https://monmouthhawks.com/facilities/oceanfirst-bank-center/2 MU Baseball Field (just one picture. No number on capacity but looks about 500+ https://monmouthhawks.com/facilities/mu-baseball-field/6 NC A&T The facilities tab a little tougher to find https://ncataggies.com/facilities Truist Stadium (football seats over 25,000), pics are adequate https://ncataggies.com/facilities/truist-stadium/1 Corbett Sports Center for hoops (doesn't have capacity listed and pics are a bit confusing, looked it up on Wiki and it says 5,000) https://ncataggies.com/facilities/corbett-sports-center/3 Baseball (7,500) https://ncataggies.com/facilities/world-war-memorial-stadium/7 Stony Brook https://stonybrookathletics.com/sports/2016/8/25/facilities.aspx Football -Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium (12,300) They have links to pics that don't work. Also have a YT video https://stonybrookathletics.com/sports/2016/8/25/facilities-ston-10-lavalle-html.aspx Indoor Facility for football and other outdoor sports https://stonybrookathletics.com/facilities/dubin-family-indoor-training-center/18 Island Federal Arena for hoops (4,000 seats, just one pic. Not a very attractive gym) https://stonybrookathletics.com/sports/2016/8/25/facilities-ston-10-arena-html.aspx Baseball Joe Nathan Field seats 1,000 (just one pic) https://stonybrookathletics.com/sports/2016/8/25/facilities-ston-10-nathan-html.aspx Bottom line is that we need videos and better pics of all the facilities including the current weight room, practice facilities, etc. If you have something nice show it off, especially TU Arena and all its amenities.
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    Facilities comparison with the CAA

    UNCW Trask Coliseum seats 5,200 https://uncwsports.com/facilities/trask-coliseum/1 Brooks Field, seats 3,500 for baseball https://uncwsports.com/facilities/brooks-field/2 Nice training facility https://youtu.be/WpiaGi60UHo
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    Facilities comparison with the CAA

    Hofstra Basketball https://gohofstra.com/facilities/davids-mack-sports-and-exhibition-complex/1 Mack Sports Complex 5,023 seats weak pics Practice Facility ttps://gohofstra.com/facilities/davids-mack-sports-and-exhibition-complex/1 https://gohofstra.com/facilities/hofstra-basketball-practice-facility/2 Shuart Stadium was formerly for football, now for lax. Seats over 13000 https://gohofstra.com/facilities/james-m-shuart-stadium/3 University Field https://gohofstra.com/facilities/university-field/9
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    Facilities comparison with the CAA

    Drexel basketball I didn't know there is a lower level for squash courts and intramural courts. https://drexel.edu/recathletics/facilities/dac/ https://drexeldragons.com/sports/2016/8/4/facilities-daskalakis-athletic-center-dac-aug-2016?id=940 No baseball team, They do have a lax team Vidas Field https://drexeldragons.com/sports/2016/8/3/facilities-vidas-field-aug-2016?id=929
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    Facilities comparison with the CAA

    Back to Basketball Charleston TD Arena seats 5,100 https://cofcsports.com/facilities/td-arena/1 Their baseball stadium is great (2,000) https://cofcsports.com/sports/2006/12/8/717502.aspx With a 4,200 square football indoor practice facility https://cofcsports.com/galleries/baseball/the-ballpark-at-patriots-point/697
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    Facilities comparison with the CAA

    Last but not least for football, Villanova now you know why they are a basketball school https://villanova.com/sports/2018/6/18/facilities-nova-stadium-11-html.aspx
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    Facilities comparison with the CAA

    Richmond Football Robins Stadium -8,700 seats https://richmondspiders.com/facilities/robins-stadium/6 https://richmondspiders.com/facilities/neuhoff-football-locker-room/16
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    Facilities comparison with the CAA

    Albany Football Bob Ford Field seats 8,500 https://ualbanysports.com/facilities/bob-ford-field-at-tom-mary-casey-stadium/1
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    Facilities comparison with the CAA

    Albany Football Bob Ford Field seats 8,500 https://ualbanysports.com/facilities/bob-ford-field-at-tom-mary-casey-stadium/1

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