Bluenotes Short Riff – 19 Oct 2017

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See:  www.Gocreighton.com for more

Big East Media Day stuff… on GoCreighton.

VB –  No. 16 Creighton (14-5, 7-1 BIG EAST) hosts a pair of league matches this weekend.  St Johns and Seton Hall visit Sokol Arena.

http://www.gocreighton.com/news/2017/10/17/-w-volleyball-volleyball-reaches-midpoint-of-league-play-with-homestand-against-red-storm-pirates.aspx

MSoc –  Men’s Soccer, Creighton (8-4-1, 2-2-1 BE) 5-1-1 in last 7 matches. Road trip to Prov (Sat) up next.

http://www.gocreighton.com/news/2017/10/19/-m-soccer-mens-soccer-begins-road-trip-at-providence-on-saturday.aspx

WSoc – Jays, 3-9-3/1-3-2 Big East on Season, face tough Butler today in Pinkout Game.

http://www.gocreighton.com/news/2017/10/16/-w-soccer-womens-soccer-hosts-butler-in-annual-pink-game-on-thursday.aspx

MBB – Men’s Hoops in Pre-season Coaches Poll…ARV (42nd). Nova 6th, X 17th, & SH 23rd in poll.  Butler 28th, Prov 32nd.

http://collegebasketball.nbcsports.com/2017/10/19/duke-preseason-coaches-poll-no-1-college-basketball-2017-18/

CU v UNO Hoops Exhibition for Red Cross on Saturday

http://www.gocreighton.com/news/2017/10/18/-m-basketball-charity-exhibition-between-creighton-and-nebraska-omaha-mens-basketball-to-benefit-american-red-cross-hurricane-relief-fund.aspx

Hoops:  2017-18 Women Picked 4th, Men 5th in BE Preseason Coaches Poll @Media Day  See www.gocreighton.com

Updated Hoops Court Design for CLink… 

http://www.gocreighton.com/news/2017/9/20/-m-basketball-creighton-unveils-new-centurylink-center-omaha-court-design.aspx

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Recruiting –

Jays in the hunt for another PF/C for 2018… Offers to Euro and Minnesota bigs.

 

2019 Iowa PG with unofficial visit to the Hilltop last Monday.
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DJ Carton continues to show growth. Rivals150 junior one of the top guards in the Midwest. Visits Creighton on Monday

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Visits –  Top 40 Recruiting visits.

Coaches are deep into the recruitment of 2019 and 2020 guys since the current (2018) class has committed early.

2019 PG DJ Carton (Iowa) unofficially visited the Hilltop on 16-17 of October 17.  No other visits have yet been publicized, but the coaches have been busy with home visits and eyeballing both classes.

Creighton 2020 targets all on the Prep Hoops Top list.

Prep Hoops 2020 National Rankings…
https://www.prephoops.com/rankings/national-2020-rankings/

Several Jays 2020 targets on this list (Targets from the WBR Recruiting Matrix listing)

6 – Jalen Green
10- Julian Strawther
25- Bryce Thompson

31- Isaiah Cottrell
37- Xavier Foster
47- Ty Berry
48- Cameron Thomas
138- Evan Nelson

 

Just in case you missed it… git’s preseason hoops predictions are a few posts down the page.  ; )

 

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Dawn of a New Era – Courtesy of Creighton Athletics

 

Others:

Polls:

AP not out yet.

Coaches Poll –  Jays 42nd in the also receiving votes.   3 BE teams ranked, 3 ARV.  Jays foes Northwestern, UCLA, Gonzaga, & Baylor (in order) ranked in top 25.

 

WBR:   Articles, Podcasts, BE Media Day, etc.  http://whiteandbluereview.com/

Jays picked 5th by BE Coaches, Marcus 1st Team BE, Khyri only HM…  Many think Khyri got robbed…  Stats say he got robbed also.

 

Bluejay Banter:

Ravi continues his Scouting breakout on the 2018 commits.  https://creighton.rivals.com/

…and BJB is doing Practice Reports on their pay side forum.

…and Main Page CU Media Day podcast interviews.

 

Rothstein: Recent stuff from Fanrag Sports…

https://www.fanragsports.com/rothsteins-cbb-top-25-2017-18/   Rothstein’s preseason top 25 (from August)

https://www.fanragsports.com/rothstein-kaleb-joseph-and-creighton-ready-to-move-forward/

 

https://www.fanragsports.com/rothstein-15-least-appreciated-players-in-college-basketball/includes a blurb on CU’s Khyri Thomas

 

BECB, Creighton Page:  Alex Sindelar has an entertaining piece on the Jays non-con foes.

https://www.bigeastcoastbias.com/creighton

https://www.bigeastcoastbias.com/2017/10/20/16305412/2017-18-creighton-bluejays-non-conference-schedule-analysis

 

SI:  Big East Power Rankings (August)

https://www.si.com/college-basketball/2017/08/17/big-east-season-power-rankings-villanova-xavier-seton-hall

 

Blue Ribbon:  Top 25, etc.

Blue Ribbon has posted: https://blueribbonyearbook.com/blogs/news/arizona-tops-blue-ribbons-37th-annual-preseason-rankings

Surprised that SH is ahead of X, by a lot. I don’t think they will hold up their end of the bargain. Jays will beat ’em early, as the Pirates should be feelin it early.

Only N’Western, UCLA, and the Zags are ranked by BR, no Wiscy (even though they have Happ as a 1st team AA.) or Baylor. Playing NWern at the Rosemont should help, and a neutral court for a young UCLA is great. I expect the Jays to win both (and the CBE Classic). According to the article none of the other mags have published yet.

 

 

Lindy’s:  Top 25 – Unorthodox poll.  Nova 4th, Xavier 9th.  Wisc 6th, UCLA, & Zags rated.

https://247sports.com/Gallery/Lindys-releases-preseason-college-basketball-Top-25-47499222

CBS Sports:  
Post Scandal Interim Revised Top 25…
50 fun facts – 50 days out from the Season.
#32 – Marcus Foster mention…
Bleacher Report:
Top In-Season Tourneys – CBI Classic is #5…
Teams with most talent returning – speaks about Jays foes Northwestern, Seton Hall, and Providence.
Teams with most drastic makeovers  – speaks about Jays foe UCLA.
Teams overly reliant on one player – talks about Marcus and Creighton…While I don’t agree it was a good, informative article.
“@OmahaEliteAAU: I refuse to lower my expectations for those who will not elevate their own.”
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Jays new Trophy Case @ Sokol Arena
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