On Monday I released my top impact transfers of the Northeast Conference; now it’s time for the freshmen.
The top of Ken Pomeroy’s NEC projections make a ton of sense. Robert Morris and St. Francis Brooklyn are considered the class of the NEC and there they are at the top of the standings, though a little lower than the league would probably like at 177th and 198th respectively.
Merely six days ago, a soft-spoken Kyle Vinales sat at a table inside the Barclays Center for the Northeast Conference (NEC) Social Media Day.
Every season you can always count on several transfers — junior college or Division I — to make an immediate impact in the NEC.
Earlier this offseason we posted a “Way Too Early” all-conference assortment on the NEC, so now John and I are making it official.
On March 9, 2011, Robert Morris held a slim two-point advantage over LIU Brooklyn with three minutes left in overtime. Believe it or not, that moment was the closest Andy Toole has ever gotten to qualifying for the NCAA tournament as the Colonials head coach.
Even with a Northeast Conference tournament championship on his resume, Jack Perri’s first two seasons as LIU Brooklyn’s head coach have been a bumpy ride to say the least.
With every NEC team’s non-conference schedule finally released (thanks Saint Francis!), I went through the games I’m most looking forward to as a fan. For a complete breakdown of every NEC program’s out-of-conference schedule, I highly recommend taking a look at Nelson Castillo’s NEC schedule breakdown over at The Blackbirds Hoops Journal.
It’s time to start over.
Remember how just a few days ago I wrote about how returning possession minutes (RPM) don’t do a great job of predicting the NEC? Well, this season is a perfect example.