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Thread: Official DriveTheLane Thread

  1. #3291

    Re: Official DriveTheLane Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Vulpecula View Post
    In L31 we failed, again, to win our first CT, getting crushed by #12 in the title game, 59-88. We still nabbed an at-large bid to the NTT, though, as an 8 seed, then crushed our 9 seed opponent 100-81. Now we have to face #2 overall and 18-1 San Antonio. Our title hopes probably end here, but happy to have gotten our first ever NTT win!
    We took #2 to the brink, before falling 81-82. Heartbreaking loss. But a successful season where we showed we belonged. Now, Price is going to be a senior, so I need to plug some holes and make an earnest run at it next year.

    I just realized that the #2 overall recruit that I'm in a 9-way tie for has his strongest pref as win, and I'm one of only 2 of those teams that made the NTT, and the other team didn't make it last year. So I should have the best shot at winning him.
    Last edited by Vulpecula; March 4, 2020 at 07:46 PM.
    2ML 1906, 1928, 1931, 1968, 1990, 1991, 1995
    BD 1993,1994, 2004, 2041, 2044, 2064, 2065
    CBF 2056, 2060, 2071, 2075, 2087, 2088, 2092, 2105,2106,2116,2137,2138
    CWS 1953, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1971, 1976, 1984
    HR 1903, 1906, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1934, 1943, 1950, 1953, 1955
    CarL 2026, 2039, 2055
    74-55 WS

  2. #3292

    Re: Official DriveTheLane Thread

    Week (and a half) early L31 recruiting preview:

    I have 3 ties and 4 clear leads.

    Ties:

    Brendan Hannon, 6-2: F scout says F+G+E+G+P- with likely G INT (3.02/55) (+5/-1). HS stats (PG): 27/3/3/2/.3/2. 3-way tie. Prefs: PG-E-. Recruit is C25, one of the tied teams is C25, which should eliminate them with his P local pref. G win favors me as well, as I am the only tied team to make the NTT this year, or recently. It's down to impact which is difficult to gauge. I'm thinking I should win this guy. Worries are that most high scoring PG's I've tried to convert to SG have bombed, and this guy is no PG.

    Caden Keyes (2), 6-5: F scout says E+FE+F-G+ with likely E INT (3.72/57) (+7). HS stats (SF): 28/5/3/1/1/1. 9-way tie. Prefs PFF-. No strong prefs, BUT, his strongest, win, favors me as I'm one of only 2 tied teams to make the NTT this year, and the other one I beat historically. Also, the same C25 team that's tied for the C25 Poor local pref guy I mentioned already is tied for this one, too. So, I should have the best shot at this guy.

    Raul Moline, 6-3: G scout says G+P-FF-F with likely G INT (3.14/51) (+2/-1). HS stats (PG): 21/3/2/1/0/2. 2-way tie. Prefs: NE+G+. Tied team missed NTT this year, but went every year prior, so could go both ways. This guy will be ranked lower than some of my CL's, though.

    Leads:

    Dwayne Ducharme, 6-7: E scout says G-P+P+E+G+ with likely E INT (3.19/65) (+6/-2). HS stats (PF): 15/9/1/1/1/1. Another guy I hope can start at SF.

    Joshua Patterson, 6-2: P scout says E-G-GF+G with likely P INT (2.26/26) (+5/-1). HS stats (PG): 15/3/3/2/0/3. Not great stats for the ratings, and not a great skillset for PG, so would probably be a borderline SG/depth guy.

    Josh Stevenson, 6-2: F scout says G-G-F-GF- with likely E INT (3.04/68) (+5). HS stats (PG): 26/4/2/0/0/3. Another high scoring HS PG that would be converted to SG. Risky, but he looks like a legit scorer, like Hannon. Also lacks PG skills. He'll be my highest ranked CL.

    Julian Dover, 6-3: F scout says GGG-NP- with likely P INT (2.21/30) (+3/-4). HS stats (PG): 17/3/2/1/0/3. Seeing a trend. Another PG that shouldn't be a PG. Not sure how I wound up in on so many of these. Another likely depth guy.

    Really hope I win Keyes so I don't wind up with 3 HS PG's as my class.
    2ML 1906, 1928, 1931, 1968, 1990, 1991, 1995
    BD 1993,1994, 2004, 2041, 2044, 2064, 2065
    CBF 2056, 2060, 2071, 2075, 2087, 2088, 2092, 2105,2106,2116,2137,2138
    CWS 1953, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1971, 1976, 1984
    HR 1903, 1906, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1934, 1943, 1950, 1953, 1955
    CarL 2026, 2039, 2055
    74-55 WS

  3. #3293

    Re: Official DriveTheLane Thread

    Seattle in L37 is open in case someone wants to join the all-csfbl conference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. hamburger View Post
    Seattle in L37 is open in case someone wants to join the all-csfbl conference.
    That would be nice. In other news, we just took down #1 Yakima (oracle's team)!
    "The other team could make trouble for us if they beat us" - Yogi Berra

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  5. #3295

    Re: Official DriveTheLane Thread

    L31 Eugene is looking at a recruiting class that might not help us all that much.

    CL Joshua Ferguson 6-0 SG GFGFG with F int max. 17.7ppg and 1.3 steals, looks like a backup SG.
    CL Michael Brown 6-4 PF FFGFG with F int. 8.2rpg, 3.4apg, 1.7 blocks. Not sure what I'll do with him but hoping his stats are better playing at a more reasonable position (SF or maybe bPG).
    1/1 Samuel Gross 6-4 SG EGFFG with F/G int. 17.4ppg, 3.8apg, 1.3 steals. Seems like a solid SG who could start in a season or two. I should win this tie.
    3/3 Richard Dillon 6-8 SF FGGGE with probable G int. 15.2ppg, 7.6rpg, 4.7apg, 1.6steals. Could really use him, he would probably start at PF next season for us. No clue who has the edge in prefs.
    8/8 Caden Keyes. 6-5 SF EFEFG with probably G int. 28.3ppg. If we win this lottery we could make a nice NTT run next season.
    Also 10 points behind on 6-3 Christopher Betts who would make a nice SG.

    It's a bummer that no safety net guys taller than 6-4 emerged. I don't desperately need guards but it seems likely I will get 3 guards. I could use a PF as Michael Minus's rebounding is not sufficient for him to be a quality starter there. If we end up with Ferguson, Brown and Gross, we'll have recruited 6 guards in 3 seasons, it will be a class in the 100s and we will have to go all out for C/PF next season.

  6. #3296

    Re: Official DriveTheLane Thread

    Today in L31 will be the last game for the first good class I ever landed there. All 3 were starters for most of their careers.

    Daniel Edgington, PG. Best passer in team history. His 6.7 assists per game is 1.5 better than the next best. 8th in steals (will move to 7th with 1 more).

    Ethan Hansberry, SG. 4th in FG, 5th in 3PM (could move as high as 3rd today), 3rd in FTM, 3rd in steals (will take 2nd if he gets 1 today), 4th in points.

    Aiden Underwood, C: 1st in OR (2.8), DR (5.9) and TR (8.7). Actually 3rd team all time in assist, with 3.9/game. 1st i blocks, by a wide margin.

    All 3 of these guys have been either pushed into platoons (Hansberry, Underwood) or lost their starting job (Edgington) in the last couple of seasons, so their totals would be even higher if the class following theirs hadn't been the best I've ever gotten in all of DTL history. Wait until you see the records put up by my JR class! But, these guys were a stepping stone to greater things after years of just plain bad teams made up mostly of walk-ons.
    2ML 1906, 1928, 1931, 1968, 1990, 1991, 1995
    BD 1993,1994, 2004, 2041, 2044, 2064, 2065
    CBF 2056, 2060, 2071, 2075, 2087, 2088, 2092, 2105,2106,2116,2137,2138
    CWS 1953, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1971, 1976, 1984
    HR 1903, 1906, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1934, 1943, 1950, 1953, 1955
    CarL 2026, 2039, 2055
    74-55 WS

  7. #3297

    Re: Official DriveTheLane Thread

    L31 - won 4/6 NTT games to finish 21st in the tournament, ranked #18 overall with the #20 SOS. That's quite a ways from where we were for years.

    L34 - Won to finish conf 7-1 and secure the regular season auto-bid. Sigh of relief since we're only ranked #54.

    L37 - Annual "who is this team" stretch: Won the Burbank invitational going 3-0 Including beating #28, opened C play with a convincing 15 point win over #33, lost a heartbreaker by 2 to #1 Burbank. Looks like we're going to be very good! Then we barely scrape by #104, 84-81. Grain of salt applied.

    We're currently ranked #6, so the rankers think we belong. We'll see. Only 2 games left against teams ranked higher than #33, #2 Yakima, and the rematch with #1 Burbank. Aside from the rematch against #33, no other games against teams ranked higher than #59. I feel alright going after win pref recruits.
    Last edited by Vulpecula; March 13, 2020 at 07:04 PM.
    2ML 1906, 1928, 1931, 1968, 1990, 1991, 1995
    BD 1993,1994, 2004, 2041, 2044, 2064, 2065
    CBF 2056, 2060, 2071, 2075, 2087, 2088, 2092, 2105,2106,2116,2137,2138
    CWS 1953, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1971, 1976, 1984
    HR 1903, 1906, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1934, 1943, 1950, 1953, 1955
    CarL 2026, 2039, 2055
    74-55 WS

  8. #3298

    Re: Official DriveTheLane Thread

    I lost both max ties, won the lesser one (that I had ranked lower than some CL's). Pretty much the worst case scenario.
    Who I got:

    CL Dwayne Ducharme, 6-7: E scout said G-P+P+E+G+ with likely E INT (3.19/65) (+6/-2). Actual: GFPEEG (+6/-1). I now have a size problem, so hopefully he can play SF competently so current SF Butler (6-8) can be my bC. HS shooting: 52/39/77/59. Passable.

    1/1 non-maxed tie Raul Moline, 6-3: G scout said G+P-FF-F with likely G INT (3.14/51) (+2/-1). Actual: GPFPEF (+3/-2). HS stats (PG): 21/3/2/1/0/2, 49/36/71/57 shooting. Looks like a bSG. Starts his career in NA.

    CL Josh Stevenson, 6-2: F scout said G-G-F-GF- with likely E INT (3.04/68) (+5). Actual: GFFGEF (+4). HS stats (PG): 25/3/2/1/0/3 on 51/38/69/59 shooting. Looks like a legit shooter/scorer. Will get a look at SG to see if he can displace incumbent Yancy. Yancy's superior defense will give an advantage, though.

    This class is ranked 196th (190/206) and is the worst by ranking I've had, perhaps ever. Worst in conference means everyone has gained on me. First time in at least 5 seasons an incoming FR class was worse than the graduating SR's they replaced.

    Bright side is this: My team still should be an NTT level team, perhaps even top 25, based on returning players. With only one returning player next year taller than 6-7, that means I can go after high win and impact pref big men to restock my front-court in the void that Price will leave.

    Edit: As a slap to the face, upon looking, there are only 2 recruits in C20 that are taller than 6-7. Both are low local prefs.
    Last edited by Vulpecula; March 14, 2020 at 05:41 PM.
    2ML 1906, 1928, 1931, 1968, 1990, 1991, 1995
    BD 1993,1994, 2004, 2041, 2044, 2064, 2065
    CBF 2056, 2060, 2071, 2075, 2087, 2088, 2092, 2105,2106,2116,2137,2138
    CWS 1953, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1971, 1976, 1984
    HR 1903, 1906, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1934, 1943, 1950, 1953, 1955
    CarL 2026, 2039, 2055
    74-55 WS

  9. #3299

    Re: Official DriveTheLane Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by mr. hamburger View Post

    CL Joshua Ferguson 6-0 SG GFGFG with F int max. 17.7ppg and 1.3 steals, looks like a backup SG.
    CL Michael Brown 6-4 PF FFGFG with F int. 8.2rpg, 3.4apg, 1.7 blocks. Not sure what I'll do with him but hoping his stats are better playing at a more reasonable position (SF or maybe bPG).
    1/1 Samuel Gross 6-4 SG EGFFG with F/G int. 17.4ppg, 3.8apg, 1.3 steals. Seems like a solid SG who could start in a season or two. I should win this tie.
    3/3 Richard Dillon 6-8 SF FGGGE with probable G int. 15.2ppg, 7.6rpg, 4.7apg, 1.6steals. Could really use him, he would probably start at PF next season for us. No clue who has the edge in prefs.
    8/8 Caden Keyes. 6-5 SF EFEFG with probably G int. 28.3ppg. If we win this lottery we could make a nice NTT run next season.
    Also 10 points behind on 6-3 Christopher Betts who would make a nice SG.
    We broke the tie on Gross, which is good because he turned out +5. Also got Brown and a walkon who looks slightly better than Ferguson (who turned out to be a sub-40% shooter). Will try Brown at PG and see if he can at least back up there. Gross may get some starts at SG. In all a decent class that will make us a little better but not much.
    The school that got Keyes had the 1/1 class and the school that got Dillon had the 10/10. Oh well.

  10. #3300

    Re: Official DriveTheLane Thread

    L34: Worcester wins the c2 tournament! Took down #4 Harrisburg by 3, after beating track's #10 NYC in OT in the semis. Exciting tournament.

    Reward for winning the conference tournament of the top-ranked conference: a one-place drop in the rankings and a 7 seed in the NTT. I feel like the ranking system could use some tweaking. Still, feeling good about this team. Moving dynamic freshman James Mouton into the starting SG spot seems to have worked well. And recruiting is looking good as we now have 3 clear leads along with a 1-point lead on a decent forward, with a weak senior class graduating.

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