Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Tony-OH

Jalen Smith returns for 2019-20

Recommended Posts

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/video/4061793-maryland-forward-jalen-smith-to-return-for-sophomore-season/

Well this is obviously good news. Smith should be the team's best player next year as he adds bulk to his frame. He should be a guarding nightmare next year.

The only thing that would have made me happier is if Turgeon resigned, but I'll take them as I can get them!

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very wise decision by Jalen. With the addition of the Mitchell twins and Donta Scott, this team should be just as good or if not better. If Bruno decides to return then wow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/2/2019 at 8:56 PM, scbalt52 said:

Cowen wouldn't have gotten drafted even if there were 4 rounds.  He needs to get a lot better on his 3 ball just to become a reliable college player.  

5th?  That's just not realistic.  

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Ruzious said:

Cowen wouldn't have gotten drafted even if there were 4 rounds.  He needs to get a lot better on his 3 ball just to become a reliable college player.  

5th?  That's just not realistic.  

 

No doubt, he isn't an NBA player. Still wouldn't have shocked me if he went. Its a coin flip whether we really wanted/needed him but hoping he has a big final year, he's capable.

 

As far as 5th, now that shocked me. I just hope we're a ranked team for more than half of the year and make the dance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, scbalt52 said:

No doubt, he isn't an NBA player. Still wouldn't have shocked me if he went. Its a coin flip whether we really wanted/needed him but hoping he has a big final year, he's capable.

 

As far as 5th, now that shocked me. I just hope we're a ranked team for more than half of the year and make the dance.

Just making the dance would be acceptable to you?  This is considered one of the 5-10 best teams in the country.  I know Turgeon sucks but anything short of a sweet 16 would be pretty damn disappointing.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, ArtVanDelay said:

Just making the dance would be acceptable to you?  This is considered one of the 5-10 best teams in the country.  I know Turgeon sucks but anything short of a sweet 16 would be pretty damn disappointing.  

Yeah I really go into every season just wanting to make the dance. But yeah, this season I should say I would accept being a 5-6 seed at worst. I don't think this is a top 10 team like some experts are throwing out early but should be pretty solid. Similar to last year, which was a fine year. I'd like to be better and move on from Turgeon but it is what it is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the recruiting class is what gives Maryland top 10 potential.  As good as last year's was, this one might be just as good.  The late signing of Marial is the sleeper.  The fact that we didn't lose anyone significant other than Bruno was huge too.  There is a love/hate relationship with Cowan, but he's a good player and I'm glad he's back.  I never thought he was seriously considering going pro.  He adds valuable senior leadership.

I'll keep expectations guarded as I usually do with my sports teams, growing up in the DC Metro area will do that to you, but this could be a very fun team.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/2/2019 at 1:22 AM, Oriole4Life said:

I think the recruiting class is what gives Maryland top 10 potential.  As good as last year's was, this one might be just as good.  The late signing of Marial is the sleeper.  The fact that we didn't lose anyone significant other than Bruno was huge too.  There is a love/hate relationship with Cowan, but he's a good player and I'm glad he's back.  I never thought he was seriously considering going pro.  He adds valuable senior leadership.

I'll keep expectations guarded as I usually do with my sports teams, growing up in the DC Metro area will do that to you, but this could be a very fun team.

It's kind of odd, because Makhi Mitchell was the only "top 100" recruit of the 5 incoming freshman, and he was ranked just 66th.  https://247sports.com/college/maryland/Season/2019-Basketball/Commits/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

Orioles Information


Orioles News and Information

Daily Organizational Boxscores

News

Tony's Takes

Orioles Roster Resource

Orioles Prospect Information

2018 End of Season Top 30 Prospects List

Prospect Scouting Reports

Statistics

2019 Orioles Stats

2019 Orioles Minor League Stats

Baseball Savant Stats







  • Posts

    • Not trying to be smart, but I thought Cal had sold off his share of the Aberbeen, along with another of his minor league holders. Nobody said why, but, shortly later, his divorce became public, and people assume he was putting together her part of the holdings.
    • I'm don't think I'm making any large leaps assuming that Aberdeen is hands-off because of Cal Ripken.
    • Why should Delmarva get sacrificed?  After all, they were the Minor League Team of the Year and has a modern stadium in Salisbury.  Screw convenience... it's nice to have professional baseball come through the Eastern Shore since 1996 and I don't see why that should be tampered with.  An increase in affiliation could lead to the team putting more seats down the left and right side of the diamond to encourage more revenue to accommodate their increased affiliation.
    • At this point, this is throwing good money after bad.  Any appeal is almost certain to be doomed.  What error has the court committed to warrant review?  Angelos just lived through one of his biggest fears.  The Nats winning a World Series.
    • On the heels of a game where Sam Koch didn't punt once. Hoping this formats correctly:   Tm Year G Pnt Pnt/G   Rk Tm Year G Pnt Pnt/G 1 HOU 1990 16 34 2.13   1 BAL 2019 10 21 2.10 2 SDG 1982 9 23 2.56               3 SFO 1993 16 42 2.63               4 NOR 2018 16 43 2.69               5 STL 2001 16 43 2.69               6 LAR 2018 16 43 2.69               7 STL 2000 16 44 2.75               8 KAN 2018 16 45 2.81               9 NWE 2007 16 45 2.81               10 DEN 2008 16 46 2.88               11 NOR 2011 16 47 2.94   2 DAL 2019 10 29 2.90 12 SDG 2011 16 47 2.94   3 LAC 2019 10 29 2.90 13 DET 1971 14 42 3.00   4 ATL 2019 10 30 3.00 14 ATL 2016 16 48 3.00               15 IND 2006 16 48 3.00               16 SFO 1992 16 49 3.06               17 WAS 2016 16 49 3.06               18 DET 1972 14 43 3.07               19 NWE 2008 16 50 3.13   5 KAN 2019 10 31 3.10 20 MIA 1972 14 44 3.14              
    • If anyone predicted this is how Lamar would be at this point, I have my doubts about their veracity.  That being said, I remember the player RG3 was before he broke his knee, and he has never been the player since.  IF Lamar can stay healthy, his future looks very bright. Right before the season started, a caller into 105.7 asked about McSorely and his words were "IF God forbid something happened to Lamar. Rob Long got all indignant and unnecessarily confrontational. "Lemme ask you something why are you asking that question?  Why are YOU askin' that question?"
    • I don't think the premise is very different. JJ was traded for whatever we could get  because we didn't want to pay him his arb number, which would be the same thing happening to Villar. You can make a very reasonable case that Villar is a regression candidate for 2020. Like @weams mentioned.. nobody bit at the trade deadline last year when he was cheaper and having a career year, which I think is telling. Milwaukee practically handed him to us. It seems that we value him on this board much more than other league execs do. But like I've said three times now, I'm not trying to bash Villar or shoo him out of town. I'd be just fine if they decided to keep him and pay his arb salary. I'm just pointing out that it's not some egregious baseball sin to non-tender him. It's a reasonable alternative.
  • Popular Contributors

×
×
  • Create New...