Although classified as seniors, I think I saw weeks ago that they can have another collegiate year if so desired…true?
Yep. They played one season at Maryland and two at Rhode Island. Under the 6-years-to-play-5 in place because of COVID, they both can come back for that fifth year.
Meanwhile, Rhode Island is #229 in NET with an 8-15 record. Presumably the Rams would have been a little better if the twins had stayed, but I don’t think they’re regretting leaving.
THANKS, SWINE…now convince them to stay!
I would really like to see both of the twins come back for another year. Having returning big men like them would really help solidify next year’s team. I am assuming Devo will be back but with the portal you never know.
If there’s anyone I’m not worried about getting in the portal, it’s Devo. He’s Hog through and through. Remember the story that when Muss went to Jacksonville and gave him the offer, he started crying? And he’s doing OK in the NIL market with his personality.
When we got the twins, I really thought they were coming here largely to beat on Tshiebwe and nobody cared if they scored. Well, they’re more than just 10 fouls and we saw that last night – and they still beat on Oscar.
The twins just turned 23, so you have to wonder if they have any desire to play another year in college. Their profile for pro ball is probably not going to get a lot stronger with another year in college for rebounding/around the basket work. That part of their game is as good as it is going to get for the next level. The question becomes: would another year give them a good chance to develop their jump shots enough to make a difference in where they play pro ball and for how much?
Or the contrary view, where they recognize that they’re probably going to Denmark or Turkey or something if they get a pro offer at all, probably not going to be able to sign for the same team so will never play together again, and say let’s run it back one more year, together, and see if we can do something special with Devo and Walsh and Brazile and Fall and Blocker (and Holland?).
I think both guys will play pro ball somewhere. They’ve shown enough as rebounders/rim protectors and with up close scoring to get paid somewhere.
I don’t think either one of them will have a problem staying. They can only get better playing under Muss. I think you will continue to see them progress in their skill level
I believe Makhi can get 2 more years. In his first year at Rhode Island, he had a season ending injury very early in his Soph season. I guess he would have to apply for a medical year, but he should have a good shot at getting the extra year.
It’s close, but I believe you’re right. He played in 7 games at URI that year. The medical redshirt rule is 30% of your games and the season ending injury must occur before the halfway mark of the season. He got hurt in mid-December, so he’s good there. URI finished 10-15 that year with COVID cancellations; 30 percent of 25 games is 7.5, so he barely got in.
I just looked up the Maryland record for the year the twins were there. They went 24-7, but the twins hit the portal in December and weren’t around for their 14-6 Big Ten record.
You amaze me with your prompt access and dissemination of data (statistics, years, etc.) regarding all of the sports. Thanks for your service to all of us in this area!!
No problem! Glad to be of service. Of course some of your colleagues regard me as a smart***. Which is probably also true. But I learned quickly where to find stuff like this and keep going back to that.
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