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StLouHoo
A Wahoo diehard since attending summer camp in Charlottesville as a 5th grader, I graduated from the E-School in 2003, which puts me in the Mapp/Mason/Watson class.
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2017 Offseason Refresh - NC State Wolfpack

Posted on July 18, 2017, by StLouHoo in ACC.

Welcome back to the Hoos Place 2017 Offseason Refresh, where we review last season and this summer's personnel moves for all 15 ACC programs in alphabetical order. To read program capsules already complete, you can click here. Today we look at the...

NC State Wolfpack

The Wolfpack are the only ACC program changing out head coaches this offseason. As with most programs firing a coach, some degree of disarray and rebuilding is to be expected. But how bare is the cupboard for new head coach Kevin Keatts?

Coach: Kevin Keatts: 72-28 in 3 seasons overall; no record at NC State;

2016-17 Record: 15-19 (4-14); ACCT 1st Round (14 seed)

2016-17 Efficiency:

National:

ORtg: 112.6 (45 of 351)

DRtg: 107.6 (229 of 351)

ACC:

ORtg: 102.8 (12 of 15)

DRtg: 118.4 (15 of 15)

 

Roster Roundup:

Key Departures:

PG Dennis Smith, Jr (Pro)

SG Terry Henderson (Grad)

SF Maverick Rowan (Pro)

PF Ted Kapita (Pro)

C Beejay Anya (Grad) 

Key Returnees:

PG Markell...

July Live Weekend #1 Recap

Posted on July 17, 2017, by StLouHoo in Recruiting.

The first July evaluation period has wrapped up. As we discussed in our July primer, this month is all about scouting. This past weekend had major events from all three shoe companies, all within a few hours of each other, so every D-1 coach in America was working hard in Georgia and South Carolina. With five open scholarships projected available for the rising senior class, no July period has ever been this important for our staff (typically we only have 1-2 still open by this point). We feel our June roster needs analysis is still valid, meaning the staff is evaluating players for every position on the floor. So what were our coaches up to?

(Note, when discussing recruits, I'm using the Rivals rankings today, since they've published the most recent update and capture progress through the June camp circuit.)

 1) Keeping the fires burning

Priority #1 was to check in with the staff's existing recruiting targets; players with current offers and recent serious staff...

2017 Offseason Refresh - Miami Hurricanes

Posted on July 10, 2017, by StLouHoo in ACC.

Welcome back to the Hoos Place 2017 Offseason Refresh, where we review last season and this summer's personnel moves for all 15 ACC programs in alphabetical order. To read program capsules already complete, you can click here. Today we look at the...

Miami Hurricanes

The Miami Hurricanes will enter this season with the biggest set of expectations they've ever faced. Jim Larranaga has assembled arguably the most talented roster Miami has ever had, with three five-star underclassmen likely to crack the starting lineup, and losing only two players to graduation. How will the Hurricanes adjust to being the ones with the target on their backs?

Coach: Jim Larranaga; 609-403 in 23 seasons overall; 139-69 (64-42) in 6 seasons at Miami

2016-17 Record: 21-12 (10-8); ACCT Quarterfinals (8th seed); NCAAT 1st Round (8 seed)

2016-17 Efficiency:

National:

ORtg: 109.9 (76 of 351)

DRtg: 94.8 (25 of 351)

ACC:

ORtg: 105.0 (10 of 15)

DRtg: 104.0 (6 of 15)

 

Roster...