The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference went 4-9 in the season’s first three days, but there are plenty of bright spots, even in losses for some teams.
When new Marist head coach Mike Maker was asked what the most difficult question he’d heard during his interview on campus, it sounded like he knew his answer before I even finished asking.
Marist senior Chavaughn Lewis and redshirt sophomore Khallid Hart have been getting used to changes in the way they play.
Last season the MAAC featured a strong group of freshman guards, who look like a great group of future league stars.
It’s hard to believe that sophomore Khallid Hart is almost two years removed from a devastating start to his Marist career.
Marist has had a different head coach at the helm in each of the last three seasons, but there has been one coach who hasn’t had to change his office.
As I showed last week, RPM projections aren’t perfect for the MAAC. Historically the model I’ve constructed has only been able to explain about 47% of a team’s rating. Still, 47% is better than nothing. Also, this will give us a chance to dive into some of the places where the system is weak.
At Fairfield’s first coaching clinic in 2012, Mike Maker found himself in an unusual position.
When Marist and Fairfield face each other this season, it will hardly be the first time that Mike Maker and Sydney Johnson have stared at each other on opposite sidelines.
The MAAC has a unique strength this season. The league is blessed with a number of talented sophomore point guards. Canisius’ Billy Baron and Manhattan’s Mike Alvarado showed just how important a quality lead guard can be in the chase for a league title. Now there will be a number of players vying to claim […]
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