Chris Beard is coming

Discussion in 'Men’s Basketball' started by Gontex2, Apr 1, 2021.

  1. beijinghorn1

    beijinghorn1 500+ Posts

    Hopefully he is ready to break out.
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  2. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    To what? 4 points and 3 rebounds per game?
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  3. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    You jest, but that is a quality 8th or 9th man.
  4. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 10,000,000+ Posts

    If he's half as good as Avery Bradley, welcome aboard!
  5. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Well, Cunningham may not look like much on the stat sheet, but he's a really good player to have.
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  6. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    That is what I hope Benson can also provide: a Cunningham type of "all effort all the time" guy and all around pest. But I have to say I can only trust that Beard knows what he is doing here, because I don't see anything to be excited about.
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  7. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

  8. beijinghorn1

    beijinghorn1 500+ Posts

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  9. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Tre Mitchell
    240 lbs

    This is a real big get folks. Mitchell brings a lot of production from the Center position. The front court is now super-solid. The guards' shooting is cold some night--feed it to Mitchell. He also hogs the boards.

    I can't see how this could possibly get any better!


    Last year: 18.8 ppg, 7.2 rebounds/game, 51% + shooting

    "Mitchell is a two-time All-Atlantic 10 Conference Team selection and was the 2019-20 A-10 Newcomer of the Year. He was great for UMass last season, averaging roughly 19 points per game, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, and two blocks. And he shot 52 percent from the field, 38 percent from beyond the arc, and 77 percent from the free-throw line.

    A lot of the advanced metrics do a good job of highlighting how impactful Mitchell was for UMass too. He registered a sparkling career-best 8.3 box plus/minus last season, 26.8 player efficiency rating, .215 win shares per 40 minutes, and a 61.3 true shooting percentage."

    "Freshman (2019-20): Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year, the sixth in program history and the first since 2004 … Atlantic 10 Second Team, the first UMass freshman to be named to an Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team since Marcus Camby (1994) … Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team, UMass' first selection to the rookie team since Chris Lowe (2006) … Six-time Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week, the most for a UMass rookie since 2003-04 … Finished the regular season with five straight A-10 Rookie of the Week nods, the most in team history and the most for an Atlantic 10 player since Rhode Island Lamar Odom (1998-99) … Entered the Atlantic 10 Championship sixth in the conference with 17.1 points per game this season and second in scoring in league games (19.6 ppg) behind only A-10 Player of the Year Obi Toppin from Dayton … Finished 56th in the NCAA, and third among rookies, with 206 field goals … On Mar. 4, he broke the UMass freshman record for made field goals in a season, previously held by Jim McCoy (193, 1988-89) ... His 548 points were fourth in the nation among NCAA freshmen, and eight away from breaking the UMass rookie record for points in a season, also held by McCoy (555, 1988-98)."

    Tre Mitchell - Men's Basketball - University of Massachusetts Athletics

    Texas Basketball: Roster gets massive boost in star C Tre Mitchell

    Texas Basketball: Roster gets massive boost in star C Tre Mitchell
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  10. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 2,500+ Posts

    Agree on Jericho. But Beard has to move forward starting now.

    He can't be left holding the bag on missing on a big man.

    Smart move
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  11. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Jericho's inside defense is spectacular. Mitchell scores a lot of points, and grabs plenty of boards.
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  12. caryhorn

    caryhorn 5,000+ Posts

    I think it’s in Sims’ best interest to stay; even more so now that Mitchell is on board.

    Beard will create offensive schemes to get both on the floor at once.Tre is a great scorer and this will open up more opportunities for Sims to score. Opposition must pay attention to Tre.

    Sims will be coached up on both ends of the court. He’s so athletic the sky is the limit for him. With Beard scheming plays and coaching real defense Sims will benefit $$ come NBA draft day should he stay one more year.
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