Coaching Career of Scott Price

Coaching Career of Scott Price

Postby grahoben » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:37 pm

Started a new dynasty with CBB 20, so thought it would be fun to do a new dynasty report.

After finishing tied for last in the Sun Belt, the Troy University Trojans have decided to move on from head coach Phil Cunningham, who made the NCAA Tournament just once in six seasons with the program. The next coach will be 30-year old rookie Scott Price, who will try to lead a young team back to the top of the Sun Belt. The 2019-20 team will just feature one senior on scholarship, so Price and his staff will have work to do to make a run for the conference title.

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Re: Coaching Career of Scott Price

Postby SouthernRebel » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:42 pm

good luck
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Re: Coaching Career of Scott Price

Postby jksander » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:50 pm

Should be fun :)
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Re: Coaching Career of Scott Price

Postby PointGuard » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:55 pm

Looks like your pipeline to Sylacauga, AL is a good one. :rolleyes:

Write on! Looking forward to seeing how you fare.
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Re: Coaching Career of Scott Price

Postby grahoben » Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:24 am

2019-20 Roster:

Point Guard:
#2 Luke Linton (6-0 Sophomore) - Linton will likely begin the season as Troy's starting point guard. The sophomore isn't much of a scorer, but he's a great playmaker that should be able to find his open teammates on the floor. He also looks like one of the best defensive guards on the team.

#3 Zach Petteway (5-8 Sophomore) - Petteway is the smallest player on the team, but he also has the potential to be a solid defender with his ability to come up with steals. Petteway probably isn't quite as good of a floor general as Linton, but he is a better outside shooter that can get hot from deep.

Shooting Guard:
#21 Steven Haslem (6-1 Sophomore) - Haslem looks like he's mostly a three point specialist at this point, but his scoring ability makes him an option to start at shooting guard.

#32 Oliver Smith (6-3 Freshman) - Smith is the most highly-touted freshman entering the program this season, and his shooting and passing abilities make him a possibility to start on opening night. The biggest knock on him is that his inexperience could lead to a lot of turnovers.

#1 Mike Guthridge (6-4 Junior) - Guthridge is unspectacular as a scoring guard, but his size and rebounding ability makes him a viable option as a wing.

#14 Matt Kincade (6-1 Freshman) - Kincade has a lot of potential as an outside shooter, but our depth at guard makes him a redshirt candidate.

Small Forward:
#5 Danny Thomas (6-7 Sophomore) - Thomas is an all-around solid player that can score at multiple levels, and should see a lot of playing time on the wing this season.

#25 Kevin Watson (6-6 Freshman) - Watson is very raw at this point in his career, but we don't have much depth at his position so he may have an opportunity to play early in the season.

#12 Alan Woodberry (6-8 Senior) - Woodberry is a walk on, but depending on how well Watson adjusts to the college game, he may get a chance to play off the bench.

Power Forward:
#33 Tremmell Brown (6-8 Senior) - Brown is the only senior on scholarship, and as a great rebounder he should see a lot of playing time in the post. Brown isn't the most athletic forward, but he is a pretty skilled inside scorer.

#40 Corey Best (6-8 Junior) - Best is a decent backup, but doesn't look like he's good enough on offense to get major minutes.

#42 Chuck Reid (6-11 Freshman) - Reid is a bit of a project at this point, but at 6-11 he has the chance to be a great stretch 4/5 if he keeps improving his shooting. At this point, he might not be physical enough to be a great center.

Center:
#41 Gerald Griffin (6-9 Junior) - Griffin is a great rebounder as a big, but his inside scoring ability is questionable at this point. His physicality makes him an imposing defender if he can stay out of foul trouble.

#13 Rob Stone (6-10 Junior) - Stone is a bigger outside shooting threat than Griffin, but his defensive ability doesn't quite match up.

#52 Kory Napier (6-9 Sophomore) - Walk on who probably won't play unless there's a few injuries.
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Re: Coaching Career of Scott Price

Postby grahoben » Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:15 pm

2019-20 Schedule
November:
12 - vs Saint Francis (PA)
16 - vs American
20 - at Tennessee State
23 - at Toledo
26 - at LSU

December:
1 - vs William & Mary
5 - at Miami (FL)
7 - at Marquette
14 - at Eastern Kentucky
21 - at Florida State
29 - Northern Kentucky

January:
2 - vs Coastal Carolina
4 - at Little Rock
9 - vs Georgia State
11 - vs Louisiana-Monroe
16 - at South Alabama
18 - vs Texas-Arlington
22 - vs Arkansas State
25 - at Appalachian State
30 - at Coastal Carolina

February:
1 - vs Texas State
5 - at Louisiana-Lafayette
7 - vs Georgia Southern
12 - vs Little Rock
14 - at Georgia State
19 - at Louisiana-Monroe
22 - vs South Alabama
26 - at Texas-Arlington
28 - at Arkansas State

Sun Belt Preseason Poll:
1. South Alabama
2. Little Rock
3. Georgia State
4. Texas State
5. Louisiana-Lafayette
6. Troy
7. Coastal Carolina
8. Arkansas State
9. Louisiana-Monroe
10. Texas-Arlington
11. Georgia Southern
12. Appalachian State

Preseason AP Top 25:
1. Kansas
2. Duke
3. Florida
4. Louisville
5. Michigan State
6. Ohio State
7. North Carolina
8. Maryland
9. Kentucky
10. Wisconsin
11. Villanova
12. Xavier
13. Gonzaga
14. Texas
15. Virginia
16. Baylor
17. Texas A&M
18. Syracuse
19. Pittsburgh
20. Michigan
21. North Carolina State
22. West Virginia
23. Cincinnati
24. Florida State
25. Purdue
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Re: Coaching Career of Scott Price

Postby grahoben » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:00 pm

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The Scott Price era at Troy began with a win, as the Trojans came back from a 6-point halftime deficit to win by 8. Despite scoring 91 points, Troy's scoring output was spread out as nobody scored more than 14 points, with the two leading scorers coming from off the bench (Stone and Best). A good defensive performance in the second half was key for the Trojans, and one of the big differences was the turnover differential, as the Red Flash turned the ball over 17 times.

Injury Report:
Gerald Griffin is dealing with a strained abdominal muscle, and he is questionable to play the next game on Saturday against American.

Sun Belt Scores:
Brown 75 @ Georgia Southern 57
San Francisco 81 @ UL-Monroe 75
Coppin State 70 @ Arkansas State 86
UL-Lafayette 83 @ Presbyterian 75
Cal State Fullerton 73 @ South Alabama 78
Texas State 52 @ Bowling Green 70
Georgia Southern 68 @ Drake 78
Loyola Chicago 57 @ Appalachian State 65
Little Rock 41 @ Auburn 69
Coastal Carolina 66 @ Loyola (MD) 80
UT-Arlington 67 @ South Dakota 83

Recruiting Update:
Troy has received a verbal commitment from Eric Swift, a 2-star forward from Pinson, Alabama. Swift is ranked 407th in his class, and has taken the only available scholarship for next season.
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Re: Coaching Career of Scott Price

Postby grahoben » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:26 pm

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The Trojans put up another huge offensive night, as this time all 5 starters scored in double figures. American hung in the game by hitting an amazing 17 three pointers, but Troy got enough stops at the end when needed, as they forced 20 turnovers on the game. Rob Stone had a big night starting in place of the injured Gerald Griffin, as he pulled down 5 offensive rebounds and scored 14 points.

Sun Belt Scores:
Weber State 69 @ UT-Arlington 52
UL-Monroe 79 @ Oklahoma State 62
Arkansas State 66 @ TCU 90
Coppin State 80 @ UL-Lafayette 96
St. Bonaventure 60 @ Coastal Carolina 65
Austin Peay 66 @ South Alabama 86
North Dakota 69 @ Georgia State 87
Northeastern 64 @ Georgia Southern 78
Columbia 55 @ Texas State 69
VMI 74 @ Appalachian State 48

Nonconference Tournaments:
Duke wins the 2K Sports Classic, defeating Akron in the championship

Top 25:
1. Duke (4-0)
2. Ohio State (3-0)
3. Kansas (2-0)
4. Michigan State (3-0)
5. North Carolina (3-0)
6. Pittsburgh (3-0)
7. San Francisco (4-0)
8. Villanova (2-0)
9. Wisconsin (2-0)
10. Kansas State (3-0)
11. Florida (1-0)
12. Louisville (1-1)
13. Kentucky (2-1)
14. Xavier (2-1)
15. Maryland (2-0)
16. Gonzaga (2-1)
17. Akron (3-1)
18. Clemson (2-0)
19. Colorado (2-0)
20. Virginia (2-0)
21. Syracuse (2-0)
22. Bradley (3-0)
23. New Mexico (2-0)
24. Utah (2-0)
25. Texas A&M (1-0)
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Re: Coaching Career of Scott Price

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Troy's first road trip of the season resulted in its first loss, as Tennessee State held on to win by 2 on their home court. The Trojans lived and died by the three, taking 38 attempts from beyond the arc. Troy couldn't get much offense going in the paint, and that proved to be difference as the Tigers scored more points at the rim and from the free throw line.

Injury Report:
Luke Linton suffered a minor wrist injury, and he is questionable for the next game at Toledo. Gerald Griffin is also still dealing with an abdominal injury, and is still not quite ready to play.

Sun Belt scores:
Sacramento State 80 @ UL-Monroe 79
Davidson 70 @ UT-Arlington 67
UNC Asheville 70 @ South Alabama 77
Little Rock 73 @ #12 Louisville 93
Coastal Carolina 60 @ BYU 68
Appalachian State 68 @ Nebraska 86
Arkansas State 79 @ Washington 74
UL-Lafayette 76 @ UNC Greensboro 70

Nonconference Tournament update:
Michigan State wins the NIT Season Tip-Off, defeating North Carolina in the championship
Ohio State wins the Maui Invitational, defeating Kansas State in the championship
Missouri wins the WS Midwest Invitational, defeating Texas Tech in the championship
Pittsburgh wins the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, defeating San Francisco in the championship
Villanova wins the Battle 4 Atlantis, defeating Texas A&M in the championship
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Re: Coaching Career of Scott Price

Postby grahoben » Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:19 pm

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Troy's road trip to Toledo turned ugly fast, as the Rockets quickly took a double digit lead in the first half. The Trojans allowed their opponents to shoot a high percentage once again, and they couldn't match up offensively with only 62 points. Turnovers were a big issue, as Troy set its season high with 17 giveaways on the afternoon.

Sun Belt scores:
Weber State 70 @ Little Rock 61
Florida International 67 @ UT-Arlington 93
Delaware State 67 @ Texas State 86
Central Connecticut 76 @ Georgia State 85
Bryant 73 @ Arkansas State 63
Appalachian State 64 @ Drake 76
UL-Lafayette 66 @ Vanderbilt 77
Georgia Southern 56 @ #6 Pittsburgh 67
Coastal Carolina 67 @ Winthrop 76
Utah State 75 @ South Alabama 93
UL-Monroe 50 @ Grand Canyon 74

AP Top 25:
1. Duke (6-0)
2. Ohio State (6-0)
3. Villanova (6-0)
4. Michigan State (5-1)
5. Kansas (4-0)
6. North Carolina (5-1)
7. Pittsburgh (6-0)
8. Maryland (5-0)
9. Kansas State (5-1)
10. Missouri (6-1)
11. Florida (3-0)
12. Wisconsin (4-0)
13. Louisville (3-1)
14. Gonzaga (4-1)
15. Xavier (4-1)
16. San Francisco (5-2)
17. Kentucky (3-2)
18. Texas Tech (5-1)
19. Syracuse (4-0)
20. Texas A&M (4-1)
21. Akron (4-2)
22. Virginia (4-1)
23. Stanford (4-1)
24. Memphis (4-0)
25. Texas (3-1)
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