If roundball is your blood, this is the place to discuss the Flames as they move into the Ritchie McKay era for the 2nd time.
By oldflame
#532605 Just announced we have offered JC Carrington, a 6'1" PG from Charlotte, who is 2018 commit Blake Preston's teammate at Charlotte Christian. Looks like our staff have developed quite a relationship with the people down there. JC averaged 9 points and 7 assists a game as a Soph.

https://twitter.com/JCSwish5?ref_src=tw ... r%5Eauthor

http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/j-c-tharrington

Since the thread is now started, ASOR reported several months ago that we offered 6'3" SG Caleb Mills from Ashville, NC' Verbal Commits does not show that offer as yet. Winthrop and Lipscomb have also offered him.

http://www.aseaofred.com/mckay-offers-p ... prospects/

http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/caleb-mills
By oldflame
#534190 McKay just made his 3rd offer for2019 to Zac Ervin, a 6'5" SG from Gate City, VA.

https://twitter.com/zacervin23/status/8 ... 4165354496

Zac is having a really good Summer playing for Team Loaded VA. Once again Cider, we are going head to head with Marshall.

https://verbalcommits.com/players/zac-ervin
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By Cider Jim
#534192 Hoping being in-state will help us, and the Vines Center is nicer than the Henderson Center in Huntington.
By oldflame
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Chippy wrote:Don't we already have a slew of 6'4" or 6'5" shooting guards?


This year we will have 5 scholarship players in that size range who are either SG or SF. One is a Senior. I would be surprised if all 4 of the others are still around when the 2019 class arrives, and Homesley would be a Senior. When you consider the fact that most if not all of these guys can play either position, I really don'think that is too many.

In another roster note, walk-on Brody Hicks, who was on the scout team last year, has been added. It will be interesting to see how the pecking order for minutes shakes out between Brody and Jay Barber. They are similar players, and if anything I think Hicks may be more athletic.
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By Cider Jim
#534206 And Hicks outweighs Barber by 25 pounds, which may make a difference at the next level.
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By Class of 20Something
#538150 I guess I can start trying to keep track of MBB too. What are the recruiting time tables for MBB? Signing day, primary recruiting season and how does it different from football? How is it similar? Broadening my horizons.
By olldflame
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Class of 20Something wrote:I guess I can start trying to keep track of MBB too. What are the recruiting time tables for MBB? Signing day, primary recruiting season and how does it different from football? How is it similar? Broadening my horizons.


Early signing period is November 8-15. We expect McGhee and Preston to sign that week, probably on the 8th. Spring signing period is April 11 to May 16. Unless we have some more attrition, we won't have a scholarship available to sign anyone then. The schedule for open and closed recruiting periods is way too complicated for me to try to keep up with.
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By Sly Fox
#538157 I'm not aware of any 2018 kid sthat we are still pursuing. But we clearly are looking for a particular type of player to fill that 2019 slot.
By olldflame
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Sly Fox wrote:I'm not aware of any 2018 kid sthat we are still pursuing. But we clearly are looking for a particular type of player to fill that 2019 slot.


We actually are looking at 3 scholarships open for 2019. Hopefully one will go to the PG, JC Carrington. As it stands now the other 2 would be used to land a couple of those 2/3 guys who have some length and athleticism to play the Pack Line, but can also hit the 3.