Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Friars Win A Tough Road Test

Well it has been about a week and a couple of wins without any posts, so after a road win, which was impressive for this team, we felt the need to comment. Last week the Friars knocked off a weak Vermont team and an even weaker New Hampshire team at the Dunk. Last Night the Friars notched their third win of the season by defeating the Fairfield University Stags in Bridgeport Connecticut. The game which was full of streaks ended with the Friars holding of the Stags 81-78. Freshman Geoff McDermott continued to shine as he scored 15 points and added 9 rebounds. Randall Hanke again led the team in scoring contributing 20 points. Even though the Stags are in the MAC this was an impressive way for the young Friars to start their road schedule. Up next will be a much harder test at Witchita State.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Friars Announce Cox Schedule

2005-2006 PC Men's Schedule of Games Airing on Cox Sports TV (Cox Ch. 3):

11/30/2005 PC at Wichita State 8:00 p.m.
12/03/2005 PC at URI 1:00 p.m.
12/06/2005 PC vs. Florida 7:30 p.m.
12/27/2005 PC vs. San Diego State 7:30 p.m.
01/07/2006 PC vs. Louisville 7:30 p.m.
01/17/2006 PC at West Virginia 7:00 p.m.
01/21/2006 PC vs. DePaul 7:30 p.m.
01/25/2006 PC at Rutgers TBD (tape delay)
01/28/2006 PC vs. Connecticut 2:00 p.m.
02/15/2006 PC vs. Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m.
02/25/2006 PC at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m.
03/01/2006 PC vs. Notre Dame 6:00 p.m.

Friars add 3 for 2006-2007

The Friars announced that Jamal Barney, Corey Lowe and Brian McHenzie have each signed National Letters of Intent. Tim welsh had the following to say "Jamal (Barney) is a rangy combo guard, who has put up great numbers. He can shoot and is very athletic. Corey (Lowe), like current Friar Geoff McDermott, has excelled in football and basketball. He is a tough defender and is able to play point guard. Offensively, Corey is a very accurate shooter. Brian (McKenzie) also is an athletic guard who can shoot from the perimeter. He is regarded as one of the top shooters in his class. In addition, he can penetrate and create offense for the team."

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Shorthanded Friars Win Last Exhibition

An undermanned young Friar team deafeated the EA Sports All Star team that featured former Friar Abdul Mills, 77-75. While we were unable to attend this game, it is impossible not to hear the buzz around town. All of FriarTown is talking about Weyenimi Efejuku. The freshman not only posted double figure scoring for the second consecutive night but he also nailed a last minute shot to win the game. Let's all get on the bandwagon and enjoy the ride.


Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Out of Brew

According to the Providence Journal, Dwight Brewington has been suspended for tonights exhibition game against EA Sports due to an undisclosed violation of team rules.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Friars Pass First Pre-season Test

If you want a review of the game you can find one on Projo.com, I am just posting some notes:
-Efejuku could pass for Shieku Kabba's twin, but don't worry, he's a better player as a freshmen then Kabba was as a senior.
-Freshmen Kale and McDermott look like legitimate Big East big men.
-White, Burch, Cross and Curry were all unavailable.
-Hanke looked like a man amongst boys.
-Don't mistake Donnie's new hair due as a complete makeover, his play remains the same.
-Brewington came of the bench.
-The temperature in the Dump was about 98 degrees.
-Beer prices are unchanged.
-Sound system still sucks.
-The new section looks like a winner, still close to the bar and entrance.
-No sign of Fox Point.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Here We Go Again

Now that the season duckets have finally made their way to River Ave. it is apparent that the dawn of a new season is upon us. Since the only real face of the Friars team is now donning number 4 for your Boston Celtics, we thought it fitting to provide an introduction to the team. This is definitely a leap for the writer’s of Let’s Go Friars so bear with us. Here it goes nothing…

Randall Hanke: The 6’11 center from NYC is back to prove that his Freshman year was just the beginning. Adding weight in the form of muscle and hair, Friar fans hope that the Sophomore can become a quality all around playerlike his mentor Marty Conlon.

Herbert Hill: The Junior Big Man from Kinston, NC is back to prove all of his fans that Mr. Potential is the real deal. Herb was part of the two headed monster (Hanke & Hill) that combined for 11.3 PPG, 7 rebounds and 3.6 blocks a game last year.

Jonathan Kale: The Friars first BIG recruit from nearby Saint Andrews will provide much needed muscle inside. The 6’7” freshman outweighed and outplayed all other Friars at the recent Mal Brown scrimmage.

DeSean White: The Sophomore from Philly who has been heralded as one of the hidden keys in the Big East will need to play a major role if the Friars expect to have any success this year. Look for DeSean to dazzle the crowds with slick passing and a great feel for the game like his idol Ryan Gomes.

Geoff McDermott: One of Tim Welsh’s best recruits was actually named an All-State QB in New York last year. This muscular freshman from New Rochelle will need to improve his offensive skills to become a Beast in the East.

Donnie McGrath: The King of Katonah is back for his last tour of duty. The Senior guard will be looked upon to provide stability and scoring. Friar fans hope that Donnie can get red hot behind the arc more games then not.

Dwight Brewington: Flashes of brilliances and moments of disaster sum up the first two years for the Junior guard from Lynn, MA. A healthy Brew should be able to provide slashes to the hoop, solid D and outside range. This year let’s hope the real Dwight Brewington stands up.

Sharaud Curry: The 5’9 150 pound point guard from Georgia hopes to provide much needed backup to Donnie at the point. The speedy Curry might hold the key to the Friar’s Frontcourt success.

Weyinmi Efejuku: This 2005 McDonald's All-America Nominee will provide added depth as he can play all three perimeter positions. Friar fans hope the 6’5 freshman’s experience playing in NYC and with the famed Gauchos allows him to contribute right away.

Charles Burch: The 6’6 sophomore guard from Tabor Academy who likes to hangout on the perimeter will hopefully add offense of the bench.

Ray Cross: The Rhode Islander and Saint Andrew guard hopes to continue his role as the defensive spark plug off the bench for Tim Welsh.

Timothy Englert and Sean VanDeWalle: You will need to make it to the Dunk for the first two exhibition games if you want to see what these guys look like but we are pretty sure one of them resembles the Red Headed announcer guy.

So there it is and there they are, the 2005-2006 Men’s Friar Basketball Squad. Let’s sit back, crack open a few Sam Adam’s Bomber bottles and see what happens. Good Luck Guys!