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Recruits » Recruit: Abdou Yadd, Forward, 2025 - Offered » Today 3:12 pm

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Abdou Yadd
Year: 2025
Position: PF
Height: 6-9
Hometown: Dakar, Senegal
High School: The Patrick School (Union, NJ)
AAU Team: Phenom United (OH)

Offers: Arizona State, Eastern Kentucky, George Mason, Manhattan, Nebraska, Rhode Island, Seton Hall, Texas A&M

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GW Men's Hoops » Am Hoping For Some High Quality Air Conditioning » Today 12:59 pm

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Thomas wrote:

It looks like the Dye Sporting Network is posting every game and has someone doing commentary on each game. For those of us who have been Kenner League regulars, Symonds All-Stars has been "GW's Unofficial Kenner League team" going back about 20+ years. But it doesn't appear as if any GW player was on the Symonds All-Star team that played over the weekend. I''ll go back and look if anyone from GW is on Symonds All-Stars or any other team. The Dye Sporting Network has posted 4 or 5 full games from the weekend. Here's some other games down below that may have some GW players






 


 

Thomas, I do think that ever since the league did away with allowing more than two current teammates to play on the same team (when Symonds would have say 6 Colonials on his team...they were Colonials back then, plus his son of course), there has not been a discernable link between GW and Symonds.  From year to year, he may or may not have up to two of his guys, same as all other coaches.  Of course, he did once have David Pellom, leading to one of the more hysterically funny Kenner moments when David refused to accept any coaching from him whatsoever (to the point where he turned his back while being screamed at).
 

GW Men's Hoops » Am Hoping For Some High Quality Air Conditioning » Today 12:20 pm

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Again, I'm Ok with Mr. Buchanan taking the summer off.
And living in a protective bubble until the start
of the season. 
   We really need him this year and years after.

GW Men's Hoops » Do we have the NIL money to compete in the A-10? » Today 12:14 pm

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Nothing insane in this article about what is supposed to be college athletics. 
We have (hopefully not had) a nice niche largely with real students playing for us, both before and after we destroyed the winning part of it for dubious reasons, to say the least. And CC certainly has the background to get us back, if he can given the extraneous issues of being a Mid-Major Plus coach today.
    This is just a sick time for the college sports world.
It looks like collectives are facing being outmoded, certainly at the higher level if schools can pay directly.
    Having said that, it would be interesting to know how much we actually have in collective money to offer players, as bizarre as that sounds. What is our actual number? Or our rough number?

Recruits » Recruit: Spencer Ahrens, Forward, 2025 - Offered » Today 11:40 am

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Spencer Ahrens
Year: 2025
Position: SF
Height: 6-7
Hometown: Oakville, Canada
High School: Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, KS)
AAU Team: UPlay (CAN)

Offers: Arizona State, Eastern Michigan, Georgetown, Harvard, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Penn State, Rhode Island, Seton Hall, St. Bonaventure, UMBC, Xavier

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GW Men's Hoops » Am Hoping For Some High Quality Air Conditioning » Today 11:13 am

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It looks like the Dye Sporting Network is posting every game and has someone doing commentary on each game. For those of us who have been Kenner League regulars, Symonds All-Stars has been "GW's Unofficial Kenner League team" going back about 20+ years. But it doesn't appear as if any GW player was on the Symonds All-Star team that played over the weekend. I''ll go back and look if anyone from GW is on Symonds All-Stars or any other team. The Dye Sporting Network has posted 4 or 5 full games from the weekend. Here's some other games down below that may have some GW players






 


 

GW Men's Hoops » Am Hoping For Some High Quality Air Conditioning » Today 9:15 am

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Known Rosters

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Buchanan
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GW Men's Hoops » Am Hoping For Some High Quality Air Conditioning » Today 9:02 am

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The Dude wrote:

I might try to attend one of these, I did tell CC I would attend one and I would at least like to see, but to make evaluations of pick up games, I mean come on, relax and try to enjoy the summer. 

I take it you just go to the gym in Bowie?
concessions or is it BYOF there... BYOB?? I am guessing its the latter

Parking near the gym? anyone been to Bowie to see games there?

I know...I'm supposed to ignore posts like this.  Just wondering which CC he mentioned going to Kenner:

Courtney Cox
Colin Cowherd
Cameron Crowe
Chelsea Clinton
The Ghosts of Carol Channing or Clarence Clemons




 

GW Men's Hoops » Do we have the NIL money to compete in the A-10? » Today 8:55 am

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While I can understand the natural inclination to be pessimistic where it comes to GW and NIL, there are a few things worth pointing out.  First, the article places the A10 member schools into a "midmajor plus" category, a category where the average NIL intake is $750,000.  This is of course a crude figure but one that likely does not bury all chances for success within the A10 for GW.  I seem to recall during a call GW conducted regarding NIL that the amount ascertained was in the $500,000 neighborhood.  Could be a bit more or less but the point is that it's not so far off from what's considered average to be considered entirely uncompetitive.

Baseball lends itself well to a solid illustration.  Before baseball devised expanded playoffs and hard salary caps, small market teams were essentially doomed from World Series consideration with perhaps a handful of exceptions.     Simply put, a $200 million payroll was so far out in front of a $30 million payroll for the little guy to effectively compete.  Today, with exorbitant taxes paid to those who exceed caps coupled with rules on the other side that essentially force small market teams to pay a certain amount, virtually all baseball teams have hope in April.  Which is akin to what we have here...GW may pale in comparison to Dayton, SLU and VCU with respect to NIL dollars, but not by such a huge gap to suggest that there's no way GW can compete.  Disadvantage?  Yes.  Hopeless?  No.

Let's also point out that in sports, money helps but offers no guarantees.  My beloved Yankees threw ridiculous sums of money at free agents but it was truly the home grown talent of Jeter, Posdada, Pettitte and Rivera that represented the core of their championship reign.  Today, it's the crosstown Mets who are throwing money at anything that walks.  Not working out great for them so far, is it?

To be sure, there are existing metrics that would support the opinion of moving conferences or dropping basketball altogether

GW Men's Hoops » Do we have the NIL money to compete in the A-10? » Yesterday 8:34 pm

GW is not going to tap into its endowment to capitalize a slush fund for jocks. It won´t even tap into its endowment to offer professors and staffers a living wage. If folks in Dayton (and Columbus and Westwood and Tallahasse and Tuscaloosa et al) want to spend their money on payments to college athletes there is no longer anything we can do to stop them. Now, lavish spending on a TV studio for a political roundtable show or hosting foreign dignitaries is something GW might do, but GW getting into a cash bidding war for a guy with a nice mid-range jumper is just not going to happen.
GW is not alone in this, and we will find out in the coming years if the Big Spenders can maintain a viable competition without the tightwads or if it is just a whole house of cards that collapses under its own weight. 

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