Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Javion Ogunyemi to transfer back to Siena

As first reported by Jeff Goodman (ESPN) earlier today, Current BU (and former Siena) forward, Javion Ogynyemi, is expected to transfer back to Siena for the upcoming fall semester.

Back on March 30th Siena announced that 6'-8" Ogunyemi, a local product out of Troy NY, would be transferring out of Siena. In a Times Union article published back in March, Siena head coach Jimmy Patsos stated that the reason for the transfer was Ogunyemi "wanted a change of scenery".

Ogunyemi who averaged 9 points and 5 rebounds per game for the Saints last year was one of the leagues most improved players. On May 5th The Troy Record reported that Ogunyemi had made his decision and would attending Boston University in the fall. Per NCAA Division 1 transfer rules, Ogunyemi was expected to sit out the upcoming 2015-2016 season for the Terriers.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Ranking the MAAC Non-Conference Strength of Schedule

[UPDATED 8/31/15]

As the MAAC schools begin to officially release their non-conference schedules we will continuously track and compare the strength of each school's schedule against the others.

We will compare each school's strength of schedule (SOS) for their road, home and overall non-conference schedules. The schools will be ranked based on the average RPI of their opponents (as they finished at the end of last season). Although this is not a completely accurate measure for how their opponents will fare this year (due to graduating seniors, transfers and offseason injuries) it is a good starting point to measure how each MAAC institution's schedule ranks.

Sunday, August 2, 2015 Proposed 'MAAC Alumni' Team for next year's TBT

As the final seconds tick off the clock at the 2015 The Basketball Tournament (TBT) championship game at Fordham University between this years finalists 'Overseas Elite' and 'Team 23' we here at started thinking, how would a MAAC Alumni team fare? More importantly who would be on it?

The Basketball Tournament (TBT) is an open application, 5-on-5, single-elimination, winner take all basketball tournament. There is no entry fee and the only qualification to enter is that you must be 18 or older and willing to forego your amateur status (which would eliminates any current MAAC players from participation).

Last years winner (Notre Dame Fighting Alumni) took home $500k and this years champion (Overseas Elite) took home $1,000,000. Not only would a MAAC Alumni team bring great publicity to the MAAC Conference but could also put a nice chunk of change in some recent Alumni's pocket.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New MAAC Tournament Format Expected for Upcoming 2015-2016 Season


According to reports, the MAAC tournament may be undergoing a format change that could take affect as soon as this upcoming 2015-2016 MAAC Championship in Albany. MAAC Commissioner Rich Ensor told Josh Newman of the Asbury Park Press that the changes have been presented to the Times Union Center for review, however he does foresee any push back from the Venue.

The current format is structured with three (3) play in games on Thursday played between the 8-11 seeds followed by an off day on Friday. The tournament then goes three straight days with a quadruple-header quarter final on Saturday, Semi-Final games on Sunday and the Championship played on Monday evening.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

A look at the 2015-2016 MAAC Rosters

[UPDATED 8/11/15]

With the 2014-2015 season in the books and the upcoming season just around the corner has compiled a complete list of the 2015-2016 MAAC rosters to date. 

It's been an extremely busy off-season with a seemingly large number of Transfers to and from MAAC Schools including transfers from the likes of Wake Forest, Houston, Richmond, UIC, Ball State and George Washington (See a complete list of Transfers in and out of the MAAC here). 

There have been commitments followed by un-commitments, half of a team's roster departing abruptly, and even players opting to go Professional in lieu of pursuing an NCAA Waiver to play their senior season, but after all of the dust has settled we are left with 11 rosters that should look to make the MAAC more competitive than it has been in the past year. 

Here is a look at those 11 Rosters to date: