Get LochDawg on the case. What we have here is a failure to brand properly:
Stings vs Michigan, show assicurato per il primo test dei mantovani
It's been nine years since I used Fast and Easy Italian to prep for my trip to Rome, Sorrento, and Capri, so my Italian is a little arrugginito, but I like to think it means that spectators are assured that they will first be tested on whether they think Mantovani was a god. Also, there may be childcare, but certainly no mancare available at the arena. The Stings website, where we can learn that their roster includes a guy whose position is Play Maker. Paging Mike Valenti.
Has anyone seen the Washington Generals ? First half ended 63-36.
Have to say I am disappointed in the level of opponent on this trip. I believe we got crushed a time or two when we last went to Europe. I would not mind a game say within 10 pts or heck us losing by 10. Not sure you gain much from crushing teams (or being crushed) - always at the youth level liked to play teams about 1 notch higher than you especially early in the season. I mean team bonding and all but this is a bit ridiculous.
Game 2 vs Vincenza All Stars just about to tip off.
The twitter for UM Basketball provides fairly rapid updates on the game
Davide Momi acts as kind of the "GM" for Basket Academy in that he was responsible for building the competitive roster from players throughout Umbria. He also played center in the contest against Notre Dame, so he knows a little something about post players. At any rate, Davide is a great guy, responding to an email from random American guy on the organization's website. He did hint that he'd love a Michigan "gadget"(Probably a souvenir...does Amazon deliver to Perugia?) Please forgive the translation issues, as it was pretty clear we were both using "google translate"
What did you think of #32 and #34 for Michigan?
Ricky Doyle is able to play in pick'n roll situation so well. He is a
good cutter after the pick or in a sleep the pick situation. He also
has a good movement(good moves) in low post where he is able to shoot with both
hand(s). He is huge in offensive bounce(rebounding).
Mark Donnal is Doyle's charge(backup?). He is good in drag situation and he
have a midrange shoot from high post.
Were your guys able to take advantage of Michigan's inexperience in the post? What was Perugia's plan in terms of attacking Michigan's defense, and what did they have the most success with?
Michigan's frontcourt is pretty good for future. Coach Belein is good to recruit young player and become their huge. Basket Academy (situated in Perugia) palyed with passing game caused problems for Michigan D. Basket Academy drives and and kicks out ball for 3 open shoot or dishes ball for lay-up.
How would you compare Michigan's front court and team as a whole with that of Notre Dame?
Notre Dame is completely different compared with Michigan cause
Irish've only 3 freshman while Michigan've 8 freshman.
Notre Dame's frountcourt is composed to Auguste. He is so good in low
post where he drive and spin for lay-up. He've nice body control and
I've seen a box score reflecting Michigan's players, can you point me towards one reflecting the statistics of Perugia's men?
(6ft)Casuscelli 4 points 3 assists
(Forward Niccolo 'Urbini)4 points 6 bounce(boards?)
Serino 6 points with 2 slam dunk
Anastasi 3 points
Gentili 11 points 2/3 from behind the yard
(Forward Igor)Karpuk 6 points 10 bounce
(6ft3in)Burini 4 points 3 assists
(6ft3in)Meschini 8 points 4 bounce
(Under 17 league?)Cimarelli 7 points 2/2 from 3 point line
Capponi 4 assists
It should be noted that only Igor Karpuk played in both the Notre Dame and Michigan games. These were different teams.
Many thanks to Davide, I will certainly look into the cost of shipping a T-shirt to Perugia. Maybe coach B could hook him up?