2018/19 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

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2018/19 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by sandstorm23 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:15 am

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Any thoughts on the upcoming team? Can this team win the district and beyond?

Have the rumors died down recently about Loveday going to a prep school? I'd really hate to see him leave the area, but I understand he's gotta do what's best for him and his future. By my count, Loveday has been offered by tOSU, Xavier, Purdue, WVU, Florida, Stanford and Indiana. That's an impressive list to say the least.

I can't wait for this team to take the next step this year and run through the OVC and compete for multiple victories at the Convo.

Anyone care to predict the starting lineup with heights and grade?



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Re: 2018/2019 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by Sports101 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:53 am

Will go far with at least 3 county kids in the lineup



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Re: 2018/2019 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by sandstorm23 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:44 am

Sports101 wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:53 am
Will go far with at least 3 county kids in the lineup
That's disappointing....I wish RV could keep them.



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Re: 2018/2019 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by Geronimo » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:59 pm

Why would he leave with all them offers ? Plus they said they played up North over the week end ! They will come to you at 7'2" point blank !



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Re: 2018/2019 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by danicalifornia » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:38 pm

That's true, but it could be about more exposure or just overall improvement. You do get better by playing better competition, which sadly, SE Ohio doesn't really do.

I'd rather see him stay, but I totally get why he wouldn't.



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Re: 2018/2019 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by trojandave » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:51 pm

Hopefully Loveday will stay at GAHS. If he does, the Blue Devils absolutely should expect to make the regionals in D2. I told Coach Harrison that at the Rio Grande shootout. Notice I said "expect". The bar should be high at GAHS in 2018-2019.



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Re: 2018/2019 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by DMUP » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:19 pm

Don’t believe he goes anywhere. Lifetime Devil has other areas he’s involved with other than basketball Zero risk of him leaving imo. But at least this has some validity. He’s got the frame to go to some prep school. Someone mentioned why would he go to a prep school ? They will come to you. That’s true but if you have what you have it’s fair to say he’s got a shot at the nba simply due to his frame. But he must improve not only his skill but he needs to add muscle/weight. Top Prep school that has trainers , skill development etc. would make sense. Do you worry about yourself and your future or the team ? You could argue He’s wrong either way. But I’d say he stays personally I’m sure Gary is developing him and parents have additional trainers too.



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Re: 2018/2019 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by Ironman92 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:41 pm

Is he really 7’2?



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Re: 2018/2019 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by Abe Froman » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:17 am

How many NBA players played their HS basketball from SE Ohio?

Kid sounds like he a legit shot, recruited by big D1's, developed at that level over the course of several years and then drafted.

Have there been others?



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Re: 2018/2019 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by Jason Vorhees » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:30 am

I'm calling it now, GA will finish with at least 18 wins, tie for the conference championship, and not make it to Regionals. Their lineup is great but their coaching staff not so much. Every close game they had last year on the road or playing a team with grit (i.e., Coal Grove and Fairfield-Union) beat them. That eventually has to fall on the staff. Ray Charles could coach this GA group to OVC championship and GA might not be able to do that with the staff they have in place.



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Re: 2018/2019 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by Prep Expert » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:37 pm

Sports101 wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:53 am
Will go far with at least 3 county kids in the lineup
Not sure why any county kid would play at River Valley or South Gallia. Those are 2 of the worst gymnasiums in Southeastern Ohio. Gallia Academy has one of the top gymnasiums in Southeastern Ohio. It also seems like River Valley has a new coach each season.



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Re: 2018/2019 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by Ironman92 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:15 pm

Prep Expert wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:37 pm
Sports101 wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:53 am
Will go far with at least 3 county kids in the lineup
Not sure why any county kid would play at River Valley or South Gallia. Those are 2 of the worst gymnasiums in Southeastern Ohio. Gallia Academy has one of the top gymnasiums in Southeastern Ohio. It also seems like River Valley has a new coach each season.
Sometimes kids and families are greatly loyal to their school and district 🤷🏻‍♂️. I’ve welcomed each and every kid who has came to Jackson, play hard and represent and I won’t stop cheering and congratulating....but my kid isn’t leaving Jackson for any reason. He might be a #8 player as a senior on a 20-4 team or he might be the second best player on a 4-18 team, doesn’t matter he’s staying right here. I have no qualms with anyone that transfers but to answer your question...not everyone is the same.



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Re: 2018/2019 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by svac83 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:02 pm

95% of college recruiting is done in AAU. So where he plays his high school ball not as important. Loveday has division 1 potential but any coordinated 7’1” kid does.

I think every D1 program recruiting him realizes he is a project. A lot of the schools recruiting him not pushing prep schools because they would like to red shirt him and he seems fine with that route. Kid has a lot of other interests then just basketball and is enjoying being a kid.

As far as team goes. I wish they could toughen up schedule a little more they have added Logan. But still have a couple other games I would like to see them trade out of. 2 river valley games and 2 Point Pleasant games not helping you at all.

Otherwise what this team I think needs to get to the districts is to find a key d to play the 4 spot. Because you need a little more then 4 outside shooters. And a big guy.

Defensively I would like to me to see this team turn it up a notch put the big guy on the back of that press and just go at it.

I have no idea who is playing basketball this year but if none of them quit what you might have 8 or 9 seniors and Loveday a junior and blouse a junior...

I would like to see some of those kids get minuets but we will just have to see how it pans out.



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Re: 2018/2019 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by svac83 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:02 pm

95% of college recruiting is done in AAU. So where he plays his high school ball not as important. Loveday has division 1 potential but any coordinated 7’1” kid does.

I think every D1 program recruiting him realizes he is a project. A lot of the schools recruiting him not pushing prep schools because they would like to red shirt him and he seems fine with that route. Kid has a lot of other interests then just basketball and is enjoying being a kid.

As far as team goes. I wish they could toughen up schedule a little more they have added Logan. But still have a couple other games I would like to see them trade out of. 2 river valley games and 2 Point Pleasant games not helping you at all.

Otherwise what this team I think needs to get to the districts is to find a key d to play the 4 spot. Because you need a little more then 4 outside shooters. And a big guy.

Defensively I would like to me to see this team turn it up a notch put the big guy on the back of that press and just go at it.

I have no idea who is playing basketball this year but if none of them quit what you might have 8 or 9 seniors and Loveday a junior and blouse a junior...

I would like to see some of those kids get minuets but we will just have to see how it pans out.




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Re: 2018/2019 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by Geronimo » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:18 pm

Any new faces on the Devils team ?



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Re: 2018/2019 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by sportzfan » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:58 pm

I agree that GA is the odds on favorite to win the OVC. It is hard to argue that the 7'2" Loveday shouldn't push GA to the top in this league. Beyond that, how far they go in the playoffs is well within unknown. I remember the last 4 years the Fairland Dragons were hyped to win state, especially the last 2 years of the "golden group" playing together. Things happen! They never reached the promise land. I wont believe the hype about Loveday until he proves it. He certainly has the ability to be that player to dominate teams depending on how the team is coached and how other players play around him. I hope they don't fall into the trap of believing their own hyped before they win anything. GA fans have all the right to be excited for this coming season. One game at a time young bloods.



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Re: 2018/2019 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by Geronimo » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:17 pm

How true !



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Re: 2018/2019 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by sportzfan » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:38 am

Geronimo wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:17 pm
How true !
Thanks Geronimo, you get what I'm laying down.



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Re: 2018/2019 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by svac83 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:05 pm

I think a lot of people from the outside see the attention to loveday as much more hope then local people. Almost all lovedays offer are because of the promise he shows. Any kid that is 7’1” and coordinated has a lot of potential.
But people that think because he is ranked so highly people think the blue devils should dominate.

But I haven’t heard. Of one offer that loveday has gotten that the coach hasn’t said if possible they would like to resldshirt him. I mean this kid is gone no to be a 16 year old junior. He is not a19 year old senior. Most people think he needs a lot of work and still to add close to 60 lbs. then I still think he is a project that you hope reaches that potential.

Loveday is not a gym rat. He still plays in the band and loves to hunt and fish and do all kinds of things he is enjoying being a kid. Let’s let him be one. He realizes in a year or so. He will have different responsibilities and expectations. Look I think him and this team can be really good.

But in reality you have loveday and blousier on this squad that are basketball players besides that you just have a bunch of athletes. Who all of them right now are preparing for what should be a pretty good football year. And a sport that many of these kids are more committed to then basketball.

I think they should be very good barring football injuries but this team by no means is a juggernaut.



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Re: 2018/2019 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by sportzfan » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:55 pm

Well said my friend!



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Re: 2018/2019 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by E High » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:59 am

How about these players pick up a basketball couple times a week even if their in another sport for an hour. Most kids today play a another sport ,which is great but many don't touch a basketball for most of 4-5 months. That's a reason basketball is very average in many parts of the state. Basketball is a game of skill. No way around it.



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Re: 2018/2019 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by Prep Expert » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:02 am

You friends with the family svac? From my understanding Loveday plays aau the entire month of July on a big time aau team. I’m quite certain that involves a lot of practice time. The growth that he has made is remarkable. You say he’s not a gym rat, I emphatically disagree with you. He is one of the most remarkable players we have had in Southeastern Ohio. How about you guys give this young man some credit!



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Re: 2018/2019 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by sportzfan » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:34 am

Prep Expert wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:02 am
You friends with the family svac? From my understanding Loveday plays aau the entire month of July on a big time aau team. I’m quite certain that involves a lot of practice time. The growth that he has made is remarkable. You say he’s not a gym rat, I emphatically disagree with you. He is one of the most remarkable players we have had in Southeastern Ohio. How about you guys give this young man some credit!
How about you read more carefully.



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Re: 2018/2019 Gallia Academy Blue Devils

Post by Prep Expert » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:42 pm

I’m not real good at reading between the lines. Sure sounded like you were questioning this young mans ability. It’s not a playoff in basketball, it’s called a tournament. Playoffs are for football.



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