1W) Freshman 9
We are currently making lots of freshman mistakes but with the amount of
freshman time being played I feel even next year will be a dramatic
improvement . Most schools give freshman sub 20 mins a game with most of
ours playing tremendously more I am excited about the experience they
2M) Ryan Anderson
While Football has the ³Curse of the four star² athelete/recruit, BC has
enjoyed phenomenal success when we¹ve picked up Gatorade Players of the
Year from a given state. Will Blackmon (football) was one in Rhode
Island, ReggieJackson was one in Colorado, and Ryan Anderson joins the
eye-popping impressive list of GPOY from the Great State of
Ryan is a bit of a ³tweener², which is why many thought he would have not
been recruited as heavily as former winners of that award. As the year
progressed, so did Ryan‹and the future is oh so bright.
BCMike, I Agree on Ryan I do think he will be solid going forward
On my third draft pick I am going with the coach, even though wewere the
number 12 seed in the ACC tournament this coach is no cigar stone Indian,
if you watch the games the excitement coming from coach Donahue is
contagious, you get pumped even when down 20. I have full confidence that
we have the right coach for the job going forward and excited to see him
grow his team.
4M) Long Range Lonnie Jackson
100% agreed on Cap¹n D. It¹s not often a coach can come short of double
digit wins, finish indead last place and still have the buy-in of the
students, athletes, alums, and media. He¹s done it, however. At
least..thus far. He¹ll have to put up much better wins/losses numbers
next year. This year everyone knew would be tough.
I don¹t know if anyone else sees this comparison, but Lonnie Jackson has
some Jared Dudley in him. On more than one occasion Jackson got hot from
beyond the arc and just took over games. He¹s still way too streaky, but
as a freshman to see that sort of burst and possibility to take over a
game‹that kind of thing makes you very optimistic about the future. When
he¹s hot, I¹m not sure I¹ve seen any look more natural popping threes
outside of Tyrese Rice.
5W) Team Cohesion
As mentioned before we have a very young team, if I said that 100 times
it probably wasn't enough.
But we have a team that essentially never played with each other, and
never played for Donahue. Not just one or two, the majority of the
As the team continues to play together, there will be a tremendous amount
of cohesion built, and cohesion builds winning programs.
It¹s not terribly often that you hear ³Athletic² paired with ³seven
footer², but that¹s exactly what Dennis Clifford is. He was a little
awkward on the floor the first part of the year but definitely grew into
his game and had some really nice games this year. I think as he puts on
a little weight and gets more comfortable with his offensive game, teams
and fans are going to be saying two years from now ³Sheesh! Would this
guy graduate already?!?². I think he could wind up being in elite BC
company when his career is over if he continues to work his craft.
7W) Donahue Disciples
BCMike , couldn¹t agree more on Clifford, I agree he has a bright future
as an Eagle. That was actually you stealing my number 6 draft choice.
On my 7th round draft pick, I am going with the Donahue Disciples. This
small but growing number of fans that are absolutely excited and are
showing passion for the coach/ program and future.
As we continue to improve this group is going to give us an increasingly
larger Home Field advantage.
8M) Jordan Daniels
Daniels is a player that absolutely grew throughout the season and on me
as a fan. If he can be a consistent offensive weapon for this team
instead of his super hot pretty cold swings, it would be an absolute
game-changer with the growth of Clifford and Caudill.
9W) Future Eagles
The future is looking bright with 2 highly anticipated guards expected to
join the Eagles in the next season, it feels like the Eagles Basketball
team has a strong foundation and will continue to grow under Coach
10M) Heckmann's back, man.
Patrick Heckmann came out of the gates strong to start the year but a
case of Mono derailed an earlier promising season. A year of recovery
and conditioning will have The German back on track as one of the Eagles'