Very Early OVC Preview 2018-2019

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Re: Very Early OVC Preview 2018-2019

Post by bbjunky81 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:35 am

Great article, I really like all the things I read on this young man.

Tons of national attention and offers pouring in from D1 programs all over the country. Hopefully this young man will stay committed and work his tail off whenever he gets to college, as with his size and athleticism/coordination he has a real chance at making the league one day.


Watching SE Ohio basketball and self-anointed pfloyd replacement when he gives it up.

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Re: Very Early OVC Preview 2018-2019

Post by pfloyd » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:23 pm

... I will fortunate enough to get to see Gallia Academy & Mr. Loveday making the trek to Logan to take on my Purple this winter ! I wish the young BIG man nothing but the best ... 7-1 a given to get tons of looks from the world, BUT this young man can put the ball on the floor, can shoot AND MAKE the 3 ball ... AND I haven't mentioned all the qualities that go with being 7-1 that every expects from a BIG - blocked shots, rebounding, altering opponents shots IF they get into the paint but more importantly altering an opponents game plan forcing them (possibly) away from what THEY (the opponent) wants to do - IF that alone happens its a WIN for the Gallia team as the opponent is not getting to spots on the floor where they are comfortable, shots are different from spots on the floor that an opponent is forced to shoot from ... bottom line Mr. Loveday makes Gallia Academy the TEAM to beat this season in the OVC ... it will be interesting to see who else steps up for Gallia Academy to make them a "balanced" ball club ... Balance is a must for GAHS if they are going to go deep into the post season imo ...
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Re: Very Early OVC Preview 2018-2019

Post by Pa Trojan » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:26 pm

hoping the Trojans take a step forward,GA may be the team to beat, but I miss the days when the trip to show always needed to drive through Portsmouth

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Re: Very Early OVC Preview 2018-2019

Post by trojandave » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:35 pm

Very excited to hear about the progress of Portsmouth's Andrew Meadows, who is a 6-6 senior. The Trojans have lacked size for quite a while, in fact, have not had a starter at least 6-5 since Dion McKinley in 2012. Meadows will definitely push 6-3 senior Myquel McKinley for playing time. McKinley, meanwhile, is in great shape, having lost 15 pounds playing soccer at PHS. With Meadows improvement, the Trojans will have more of a defensive presence in the paint, along with McKinley, to go along with overall a very athletic team.

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Re: Very Early OVC Preview 2018-2019

Post by VetteMan » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:15 pm

Has Andrew Meadows been playing the past 3 years? I noticed you talked about improvement. Sometimes it takes a big man a little longer to really show that he has really improved that much.

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Re: Very Early OVC Preview 2018-2019

Post by trojandave » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:33 pm

VetteMan: He played last year on the JV team, but that was his first year of organized basketball. He participated in most of the summer shootouts and has been working out on his own. Defensively, he has always been respectable and seems to have good timing on altering or blocking shots. Offensively, he has struggled with finishing around the basket, but he has improved a lot in this area. He is right now at the point where he can give the Trojans valuable minutes, and maybe even push for that starting 5 spot, although it is unlikely. Still, it is nice to see PHS with some legitimate size that can give opponents something to think about when going into the paint. He gives Portsmouth some much needed depth at that position.

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Re: Very Early OVC Preview 2018-2019

Post by VetteMan » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:45 pm

That's the important thing, whether he starts or not its good that you have some size and depth at the center position. The more that he gets to play,Im sure he will get more confidence each and every game. Thank you for responding.

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Re: Very Early OVC Preview 2018-2019

Post by BananaSC74 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:34 am

Chesapeake will run away this conference, you heard it here first. The boys in purple will be celebrating all season long, with plenty of trophies at the end of it... 👀

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Re: Very Early OVC Preview 2018-2019

Post by VetteMan » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:00 pm

You think that it might be possible that the Blue Devils, the Trojans or the Hornets could have something to do with them running away with the conference?

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Re: Very Early OVC Preview 2018-2019

Post by trojandave » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:05 pm

Chesapeake will be improved, no doubt, but Gallia Academy is the prohibitive favorite, and should be. The Blue Devils could post the 4th consecutive undefeated league record, following Fairland's trifecta from 2016-2018.

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