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Roster updates before opener

Postby PonyPride » Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:20 pm

In his Monday media session, head coach Tim Jankovich confirmed:

• Guard Darius McBride was in a "scary" auto accident and has not practiced in weeks. The hope at the moment is for a return to health.
• Forward/center Yor Anei has recovering from an undisclosed "medical issue." The hope is he'll be back on the practice floor soon, perhaps as early as this week.
• Guard Tyson Jolly is dealing with a personal issue and will not play Wednesday. Jankovich said he is "hopeful" that Jolly will be available at some point this season.
• Guard Will Douglas, who dealt with injury and illness last season, is fully healthy and has looked good in preseason camp.
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Re: Roster updates before opener

Postby ponyboy » Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:03 pm

Holy smokes, only the Douglas news is good. That’s a rough update.
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Re: Roster updates before opener

Postby DanFreibergerForHeisman » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:14 pm

Very interested to see if William Douglas will be on the court.
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Re: Roster updates before opener

Postby Charleston Pony » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:15 pm

With Anei, Jolly & McBride all unavailable for the opener and possibly several games if not the entire season, let's hope Jank is right about virtually everyone having improved significantly over last year. Going to be an interesting year and who knows how many seniors might take advantage of getting an extra year and want to come back for '21-'22. Given the challenges in recruiting, would be nice to see some of the veteran guys back since I don't see too many professional opportunities for them based on what we have seen in the past. I'm sure guys will be watching to see how Isiah Mike fares in Germany after deciding to forego another season. College ball is tough on anyone with a family so hopefully it was the right decision for Mike.
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Re: Roster updates before opener

Postby Shetland » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:20 am

This is just awful. We are starting the season. Without three potential starters none of whom ha e a timetable to return. Jolly has been active I. Twitter which leads me to this is academic related?
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Re: Roster updates before opener

Postby redpony » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:56 am

and meanwhile tanko-vid is already doing the CYA act to cover himself in the event of a poor season. Had he been recruiting these past years he would have other good players able to step up and fill the void. Is this possibly another season of excuses??
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Re: Roster updates before opener

Postby mustangxc » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:22 am

Charleston Pony wrote:With Anei, Jolly & McBride all unavailable for the opener and possibly several games if not the entire season, let's hope Jank is right about virtually everyone having improved significantly over last year. Going to be an interesting year and who knows how many seniors might take advantage of getting an extra year and want to come back for '21-'22. Given the challenges in recruiting, would be nice to see some of the veteran guys back since I don't see too many professional opportunities for them based on what we have seen in the past. I'm sure guys will be watching to see how Isiah Mike fares in Germany after deciding to forego another season. College ball is tough on anyone with a family so hopefully it was the right decision for Mike.


When did Jankovic say that everyone improved significantly? I must have missed the interview. He's not one to exaggerate much so that would be very welcome news!

Shetland wrote:This is just awful. We are starting the season. Without three potential starters none of whom ha e a timetable to return. Jolly has been active I. Twitter which leads me to this is academic related?


Only two starters. McBride is the freshman. McNeill is the transfer who is a likely starter.
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Re: Roster updates before opener

Postby DanFreibergerForHeisman » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:34 am

With fourteen rostered players and three injured we thankfully still have enough for some good five-on-five practice to get ready for the season!

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Roster updates before opener

Postby geezerdonk » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:03 pm

No worries with Douglas on the roster. Expecting big things from him this year.
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Re: Roster updates before opener

Postby ponyboy » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:50 pm

The only real worry is Jolly. Hope his stuff gets ironed out soon.
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Re: Roster updates before opener

Postby mustangxc » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:52 pm

I'm more worried about Anei given our roster needs and that he is still depending on a waiver to be eligible this season, not to mention his injury situation.
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Re: Roster updates before opener

Postby PonyFan » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:51 pm

redpony wrote:and meanwhile tanko-vid is already doing the CYA act to cover himself in the event of a poor season. Had he been recruiting these past years he would have other good players able to step up and fill the void. Is this possibly another season of excuses??

Really? Starting already? They haven't even played a game.
He was asked a question and he answered it. Would you prefer that he lied about McBride, Jolly and Anei? Maybe hoping nobody would notice when they don't play tomorrow?
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Re: Roster updates before opener

Postby ponyboy » Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:11 am

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Re: Roster updates before opener

Postby Terry Webster » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:45 am

An article I read said Anei had a wrist infection.
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Re: Roster updates before opener

Postby Charleston Pony » Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:37 pm

mustangxc wrote:When did Jankovic say that everyone improved significantly? I must have missed the interview. He's not one to exaggerate much so that would be very welcome news!


I think it was in this interview at about the 9:30 mark


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