2015 Recruiting Targets

Forum Forum Lehigh Sports Lehigh Men’s Basketball 2015 Recruiting Targets

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  • #25388

    toddcudd
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    Watching a really good game on ASN right now, Dayton vs. Duquesne, and it led me back to this thread. I think I griped about losing recruits to Dayton somewhere in here – and that looks pretty foolish now. Dayton is VERY good, broke into top 20 this week. And the reason I came back here in the first place – the two recruits we missed on, Sam Miller and Xeyrius Williams, are both playing meaningful minutes for the Flyers as frosh. Oh well…

    #25395
    StablerBum
    StablerBum
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    Aside from conference affiliation, player resources, and historic success, Lehigh has drawn 9,718 people for 11 home dates (883 average) thus far this season – Dayton AVERAGES 12,800 per game. Tough to win those types of recruiting “battles.”

    #25396

    toddcudd
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    Yeah, there are those factors. If you like that kinda thing. I guess. But… but…

    OK. It was a foolish thought from the giddy-up. I will proudly wear my homer badge. :-)

    #25400
    Bison137
    Bison137
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    [quote=25395]Aside from conference affiliation, player resources, and historic success, Lehigh has drawn 9,718 people for 11 home dates (883 average) thus far this season – Dayton AVERAGES 12,800 per game. Tough to win those types of recruiting “battles.”

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    And Dayton has averaged that kind of attendance for decades. Great fan base.

    #25407

    lehigh90
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    I wish Lehigh could be a Dayton in basketball. Dayton not a huge school, only 8,000. But, comparing Lehigh to Dayton in hoops isn’t really close. Dayton was a national powerhouse in the 50’s (deep NIT runs, when that was the tournament) and went to an NCAA final in the 60’s. Remained relevant throughout the 70’s. Fell off a bit thereafter but once they joined the A10 in the mid 90’s have been a strong program again with many postseason appearances. Elite 8 a few years back. I think they are a lot closer to the good Midwest Catholic programs (Notre Dame, Marquette, Xavier and DePaul) than to a Lehigh.

    In the world of traditional Catholic university basketball programs (legit programs, not Metro or Northeast), we compete with only 1 or 2. Holy Cross, much to the chagrin of their fans and Fordham.

    #25544

    sam.h.tyler88
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    Yeah, I know it depth, depth, depth. For sure, it has been the case in our losses and may again be our downfall tonight, but for the time being it has been fun to sit back and admire what our starting five has been able to do, rick willianen.

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