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Kind of cool inside look

I think you guys are being too harsh on Sather's ability to put together a roster. I think we can all admit the roster situation was much worse than we first suspected when Sather took over and his on

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Big fan of our bb teams though I do get frustrated at times. I try to enjoy the journey but fall short at times. I was hoping for better results this year for both our teams. Still will watch and still look forward to the games. Let’s hope our teams win four this weekend!

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28 minutes ago, SWSiouxMN said:

Odds of a DAE reunion with Jones?

Teams he's been in contact with, apparently.  Also University of New Mexico.

North Dakota transfer De’Sean Allen Eikens tells me he’s been in talks with these schools thus far. UAB, South Alabama, Cincinnati, Cal Poly, New Orleans, Northern Arizona, UNC Greensboro, Illinois State, Morgan State, Rice, Morehead State, Northern Kentucky, IUPUI, NJIT.
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16 minutes ago, dmksioux said:

Teams he's been in contact with, apparently.  Also University of New Mexico.

North Dakota transfer De’Sean Allen Eikens tells me he’s been in talks with these schools thus far. UAB, South Alabama, Cincinnati, Cal Poly, New Orleans, Northern Arizona, UNC Greensboro, Illinois State, Morgan State, Rice, Morehead State, Northern Kentucky, IUPUI, NJIT.

new mexico?  get real.

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6 minutes ago, Siouxfan1989 said:

Just shows we let one of the only guys go who was at or above this level I wish the best to DAE.

Let reconvene when we see where he ends up.  The vast majority of that list sucks at basketball and most are not great schools

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22 minutes ago, UND1983 said:

Let reconvene when we see where he ends up.  The vast majority of that list sucks at basketball and most are not great schools

Yes, most of those teams aren’t great this year but not sure I agree with this take. Cincy, NM and UNCG are usually solid. UAB is good this year. The majority of players at UND in the past 5-6 years have had UND as their only D1 offer, only a few guys have had multiple offers. So to get a guy like DAE who had a ton of solid offers coming in and still obviously has a ton of interest in the portal, he is above the normal level of talent that we can normally get to Grand Forks. Maybe it will be addition by subtraction but I have a hard time believing that. Best of luck to him.

 

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53 minutes ago, Siouxfan1989 said:

Just shows we let one of the only guys go who was at or above this level I wish the best to DAE.

He's a very humble guy, so I'm sure he'll do well wherever he lands.

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17 minutes ago, UNDFan2577 said:

Yes, most of those teams aren’t great this year but not sure I agree with this take. Cincy, NM and UNCG are usually solid. UAB is good this year. The majority of players at UND in the past 5-6 years have had UND as their only D1 offer, only a few guys have had multiple offers. So to get a guy like DAE who had a ton of solid offers coming in and still obviously has a ton of interest in the portal, he is above the normal level of talent that we can normally get to Grand Forks. Maybe it will be addition by subtraction but I have a hard time believing that. Best of luck to him.

 

If he ends up at Cincinnati then good for him, they are unlike the rest of the programs on that list.  

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31 minutes ago, SiouxFan100 said:

Best for dae

sorry but After hearing all the good things about him coming in I wasn’t very  impressed 

He broke the freshman savoring record. Assuming he was hurt this year like I’ve read everywhere, he was pretty impressive. 

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So the Summit Tourney will be at the Sanford Pentagon and will have zero fans there.

Figured that this would happen, but was really looking forward for another trip down to Sioux Falls.

I'll just start planning for 2022.  

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I just read Sather's statement in Grand Forks Herald I think he was kind of caught off guard by DAE decision but at least he communicated to fan base and where they were going from here forward. I think this was also learning experience for Sather too in that top recruits at division 1 level are different animal than he experienced at the division 2 level.  I hope in long run its both good for both parties but i do think it changes UND prospects for rest of season it takes away additional depth they were counting on  and now they are going to need to find consistent second option on the floor to score to take some heat off Rebraca .  DAE gave them scoring option plus for his size he did good job rebounding creating offense off that rebound and allowed them if wanted to go small still had good chance of controlling the ball off the boards. I think it is going to put more pressure on Sueker to pick up his outside game and he will definitely have to be able to play more minutes now.

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1 hour ago, ND-fan said:

I just read Sather's statement in Grand Forks Herald I think he was kind of caught off guard by DAE decision but at least he communicated to fan base and where they were going from here forward. I think this was also learning experience for Sather too in that top recruits at division 1 level are different animal than he experienced at the division 2 level.  I hope in long run its both good for both parties but i do think it changes UND prospects for rest of season it takes away additional depth they were counting on  and now they are going to need to find consistent second option on the floor to score to take some heat off Rebraca .  DAE gave them scoring option plus for his size he did good job rebounding creating offense off that rebound and allowed them if wanted to go small still had good chance of controlling the ball off the boards. I think it is going to put more pressure on Sueker to pick up his outside game and he will definitely have to be able to play more minutes now.

My $.02 is there's no question DAE was having problems partly coming back from injury but this obviously wasn't the first time he threatened to transfer so it's hard to count on somebody that you know likely isn't all in. My guess is Sather was a little caught off guard because you could say it's a poor decision to quit the team mid year especially when you aren't using a year of eligibility. You can't tell me DAE is better off sitting on the couch rather than getting back to full strength and his old self before making a decision in the off season. He did not play well this year, obviously that was primarily due to the injury, and I would think he would want to get some more tape out there of him playing at 100% health if he did want to transfer because there are going to be way less opportunities for transfers this year because nobody is graduating. There might be a scholarship available but is there a role? No question he'll find a new home but the options will be limited this year.

With that said, it's his life and his decision and if it's what he wants to do then good for him. Just know at every half decent program you have to continually earn your playing time and adversity is constant. He's a talented player and I just want to see him reach his potential on the floor whether that's at UND or somewhere else. I just get concerned about the kids that go to multiple high schools and multiple colleges. At some point, you have to take a stand. 

You are right in that this puts UND in a precarious situation for the rest of the year like we saw last Saturday night at ORU but in some ways, it clarifies the situation for the rest of the players. Ethan Igbanugo and Seybian Sims couldn't be more important now. I like that Penoam stayed ready and I think he can give this team some minutes but Ihenacho better be ready to play on Friday because I don't want to see Penoam guarding Griesel. Gertatas really struggled the last two weekends but now he'll get an opportunity to keep playing and try to get back on track. 

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On 1/13/2021 at 6:24 PM, SiouxFan100 said:

Best for dae

sorry but After hearing all the good things about him coming in I wasn’t very  impressed 

true...not very polished of a player...had his moments but were offset by those head scratchers....turnovers...missed open shots.

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So lets run a hypothetical:  UND makes it through the rest of their conference schedule without postponments/cancellations due to COVID.  They have their BYE week the last week of the conference season (Feb 26-27).  Say this holds true, this would be 14 (or 15) days without playing a game between their last game and the Summit Tournament in Sioux Falls.  Would it be possible for UND to find and play a game against anyone during that stretch?  I don't feel good about waiting 15 days to play a game.  They would be healed up for the run in the tournament but the rust factor would be huge

 

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2 hours ago, SWSiouxMN said:

So lets run a hypothetical:  UND makes it through the rest of their conference schedule without postponments/cancellations due to COVID.  They have their BYE week the last week of the conference season (Feb 26-27).  Say this holds true, this would be 14 (or 15) days without playing a game between their last game and the Summit Tournament in Sioux Falls.  Would it be possible for UND to find and play a game against anyone during that stretch?  I don't feel good about waiting 15 days to play a game.  They would be healed up for the run in the tournament but the rust factor would be huge

 

I feel like this would be ideal.

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