Brandon Alston

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  • #13136
    Bison137
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    Quotes:

    – I’m not sure if the one year rule applies. He did not play last year as a red shirt.

    – Interesting on mccaskill that he got release in April so if he didn’t enroll anywhere this fall it seems odd he has to sit out both this spring and next fall?

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    Under NCAA rules, a player has to be enrolled in his new school for two semesters before he is eligible to play. However in some cases where a player sat out the previous year, it is possible to appeal for an exemption.

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    #13146

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    #13147
    RichH
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    Doc has a formidable task this year and next melding these players into a team. So much talent too few minutes

    #13206

    oldhoopsguy
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    I believe Khalid McCaskill must be practicing with the team now. If I listen to the “wired” video of Doc I think I am hearing him call out Khalid’s name (can’t determine where he is on the video). (Cut me some slack though, I’m old and my hearing may be faulty :) ).

    #13221
    StablerBum
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    I think Alston looks like a solid get. One of my areas of concern, as mentioned by others,is the # of high schools he attended. Below is a portion of an SI article on the rising number of transfers in college basketball:

    2. Those who transfer in high school, transfer more often in college.
    From the 2007-11 classes (2012 and ’13 haven’t had enough time to transfer yet), 26.8 percent of the single-high-school players went on to transfer in college, while 37.8 percent of the multiple-high-school players did.
    Splitting the multiple-HS group into subcategories^ shows even stronger correlations: 33.8 percent of the two-high-school prospects transferred college, while 38.0 percent of the three-high-schoolers did, and 60.9 percent of the four-or-more high-schoolers did.

    So, according to this study, players in Alston’s position have basically a 1/3 chance at finishing at their original school. That’s a red flag.

    #13601

    TMH
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    In the shaking my head category.

    Sr. SG Brandon Alston 6-5, 180# recently scored 32 points in a game……drum roll….for Dematha Catholic in Springdale, MD

    http://new.berecruited.com/athletes/1674625

    #13603
    StablerBum
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    I do think Alston spent some time at DeMatha but not recently.

    I did see this tweet from a couple of hours ago, and it looks like he finally became eligible and started playing for Herndon.

    Nick Eilerson ‏@FairfaxNick 4h
    Senior transfer Brandon Alston scored 14 in his debut for Herndon last night, a 76-64 win over Oakton. Nice boost heading into postseason

    #13604

    TMH
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    Stablerbum,
    Thanks for the correction. My bad. I was aware of Middleburg for 2 years, St. Benedict’s, Life Center and Herndon. I had not seen DeMatha in the mix but apparently he played there last year. The article said February, 2013 and I thought it was 2014.

    #13606
    StablerBum
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    Honestly, I think there might have been some time at Paul VI in Northern Virginia as well. If I’m not mistaken we could be talking about 6 high schools. That is insane, and especially so for the PL.

    #13607
    RichH
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    Good Lord! How is that possible? DeMatha a powerhouse but not a Bball prep. Kid clearly has smarts and ability. Should start a pool to see how long it takes him to transfer.

    #13682
    StablerBum
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    Quick update on Alston via the Fairfax Times:

    Beating Herndon again won’t be an easy task, not with the Hornets riding a five-game win streak in which their average margin of victory has been 20 points. This time Robinson will have to deal with a player they’ve never seen before: Brandon Alston, an explosive scorer recently added to Herndon’s already high-powered lineup. The 6-foot-5 senior transfer from Life Center Academy (N.J.) enrolled at Herndon a few weeks ago and played his first game in the Hornets’ regular-season finale against Oakton. Alston, who scored 14 points against Oakton and 13 against Westfield, is still trying to find his comfort zone in an offense that now features five guys averaging double figures.

    http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/article/20140219/SPORTS/140219106/1267/robinson-looks-to-grind-through-postseason&template=fairfaxTimes

    #13690
    StablerBum
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    New highlight video on Brandon from earlier this month:

    #13691
    RichH
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    Dayum! This young man is impressive. Do hope his wanderlust abates once he gets here :)

    #13692
    StablerBum
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    Yeah, I really don’t know what to think about this signing. Some signs point to the staff being very high on Alston, but it came out of nowhere.

    First, I thought we were done with the 2014 class with Jenkins and Ross, so I was very surprised when we signed Alston. Not to mention his reclass from 2015 to 2014. I assume that means we were very interested, and offered him a spot next year when most teams were thinking of him as a 2015 prospect. That leads me to believe the staff is quite high on him. Then on top of all that, is the meandering high school career where he has bounced around non-stop.

    I will say that I think one of the weaknesses of this year’s team is an ability to put the ball on the floor and get to the basket from the wing spot. I think D’Orazio would have helped quite a bit in that regard, but he’s out for the year. I have hopes that JRG and Alston (and maybe Jenkins if he plays off the ball) will help us in this area next year. Hopefully Austin Price improves in this area as well, since I think he has the skill set but not the confidence/strength/experience yet. Alston appears to be pretty quick and shifty and has good size for the wing. It would be nice if there were other guys capable of penetrating besides the PG’s like this year.

    #13693
    RichH
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    SW can penetrate well,not a finisher yet. He will be IMO.
    Kinda confused ( ok an ongoing condition) .
    A large roster next yr. Am I right 16 .

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