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Subject: Re: Dartmouth should be better


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Diogenes (Go Green)
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Date Posted: 10:21:16 03/17/17 Fri
In reply to: Go Green 's message, "Dartmouth should be better" on 10:00:19 03/17/17 Fri

I haven't seen anything about the entering class. Have you? If it's a good one, Dartmouth could be much better next year. The new coach and the players did a fine job. They were a real team by year's end. Their Ivy record did not reflect their substantial improvement.

Boudreaux was as good as any player in the Ivies this year. He carried the team. Assuming normal improvement in a couple of the freshmen who played a lot this year, plus a good recruiting class, Dartmouth could be very tough in '17-18.

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jerrylh
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Date Posted: 10:32:29 03/17/17 Fri

This site reviews all of the recruits for all of the Ivy Teams. Here is Dartmouth

http://www.verbalcommits.com/schools/dartmouth

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Diogenes (jerrylh)
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Date Posted: 11:22:42 03/17/17 Fri

Thank you for that link. Will check it out.

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Calvin
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Date Posted: 11:32:48 03/17/17 Fri

If you look at the ratings given to players on that site, you will see, first, that Dartmouth's recruit ratings on paper seem largely comparable (mostly 2 stars) to those of other schools (such as Yale (Mason, Oni) and Princeton (Weisz, Cook, Stephens); maybe not quite as much for Harvard, and second, that their recruit star ratings have been relatively constant for several years.

Yet the disparity of results on the court has been severe. Clearly there's a lot more to go by than just counting the number of stars, at least when you are looking at "2 star" recruits.

HYPP keep pushing the performance ceiling, and Columbia and Cornell don't seem far behind. Even if Dartmouth is "better" than last year, if everyone else is "more better," it's losing ground.

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Go Green
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Date Posted: 11:54:06 03/17/17 Fri


Perhaps the extra wins will come against our nonconference opponents.

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Jorge
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Date Posted: 11:28:36 03/22/17 Wed

They definitely got better by end of year. But they were listed as the "underachiever of the year" in the Ivies. This was a major step back in a year where we were supposed to improve considerably. No reason that Penn should have surpassed us this year. I don't blame the new coach because it takes time to adjust. But at the end of the day, we fell back to the depths of D1 due to shooting ourselves in the foot.

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