Archive for the 'Jeff Budinich' Category

14
Sep
10

Montana State Men’s Basketball Preview (part 2)

This is the second part of my two part series looking at the Montana State men’s basketball program players. In this post I am looking at the front court players that included the power forward (4) and the center (5)

Front Court (power forward and center)
The front court will be very untested this year aside from All-Conference player Bobby Howard there is not a lot of experience there. It will be manned by returnees but the back up will all be new comers.

Bobby Howard 6-7 (PF)
The All-Conference player is going to counted on to play major minutes this coming season and be a big point and rebounding producer for the Bobcats. Howard significantly improved his shooting percentages last season which has always been a problem the previous two year, and he need to continue to be a very effective player for the Bobcats. Reports are that Bobby physically looks the best he has ever looked and playing even better. For the Bobcats to be successful they will need a very productive senior campaign from Howard.

Cody Anderson 6-10 (C)
As the only returning experienced big man on the Bobcat roster Anderson will be looked on to anchor the center position. I have heard that Anderson has slimmed down some since last year, but I do not expect him to be a 30-35 minutes a game player. He will need a solid back up. A good shooter, there is hope that he can become a solid scoring option for the Bobcats. He also has improved his rebounding.

Continue reading ‘Montana State Men’s Basketball Preview (part 2)’

03
Jun
10

Early look at the 2010-11 Bobcat Men

With summer approaching and recruiting for 2010 over , with the possible exception of walk-on, I thought I would take a preliminary look at the next years Bobcat men’s team. Below I will break it down who I think, as of now are projected starters, major rotation guys as well as bench players, and finally I will give you my depth chart as of the first week in June. As always I reserve the right to change my mind come this fall.

Favorites for Starting positions

Bobby Howard combo forward– Howard really came on strong for the Bobcats in conference season last year earning First Team All Conference. He averaged 15 points and 7 rebounds a game during conference and the coaches will be looking to matching or bettering those numbers especially the rebounding next season. I think Howard will be the guy who will be facing pressure to be the leader on and off the court, but he should be up to the challenge. Look for the Bobcats to look to play Howard at the small forward some next year also.

Eric Rush point shooting and wing guard – Like Howard, Rush is going to looked at to be a leader for this team. Rush was also a double digit scorer for the Bobcat, but his biggest asset is flexibility to play any where from the point to the small forward. I see him starting at the shooting guard, but he could start at the point or wing if another player emerges at the shooting guard. Where ever he starts he will play all 3 perimeter spots for the Bobcats and they will need to get 30-35 minutes a game from Rush.

Danny Piepoli shooting guard / small forward – After spending the past two years as a key reserve, Piepoli will be looked to hold down the other wing position along side Rush. Danny has steadily improved his game over the last two years and his emergence as the leading contender for an open starting position, led to Austin Brown to transfer looking for a place he could start. The Bobcats will be very young next year as with Rush the Coaches will be looking for Piepoli to give them a solid 30-35 minutes a game.

Rod Singleton point guard – Singleton was recruited to be the Bobcats starting point guard for 2010, so at this point you have to pencil him as the starting point guard. Singleton is a pure point guard but can also score the ball so he may get some looks as a shooting guard if Trujeque becomes a viable option at the point. Of the four player in this Singleton is the one player I could see possibly moved out of the starting line up. If a player like Allou or McCall make a strong argument for a starting role, do not be surprised if Huse move Rush to the starting point guard to make room in the starting five, but it would take a very strong effort by one of these players to move Singleton out.

Continue reading ‘Early look at the 2010-11 Bobcat Men’

22
May
09

Huse Wraps it up …… (part 2)

Part 2 the Big Men

This is the second part of a look at Montana States Men’s Basketball team 2009 recruits.

Steven Davis
6-7 Freshman (Walk-on)

basketball2-main_full1

Mr Davis is much better looking than this basketball but I could not locate a picture

What he needs to do. First off I am going to admit Steven is a guy I have the least feel for, so this will be rather generic. Davis needs to come into the program with the right attitude, and given his brother track record I don’t think that will be a problem. He needs to the guy who the coaches refer to as a player who gets things done. Maybe not the best at anyone area but makes an effort on defense, can rebound and score some. He also needs to prove he will get it done in the weight room which the coaches stress so much to the big men. Become a sponge and try to take in as much as possible as early as possible. Huse’s system is complex and had been the down fall of more than one new player. Don’t become that player.

Continue reading ‘Huse Wraps it up …… (part 2)’

03
Apr
09

MSU recruit update: Jeff Budinich

ESPN has updated it’s evaluation on Montana State recruit Jeff Budinich. Here is what they say.

March, 2009: Budinich is one of the better sleepers in the west and a relative unknown outside of Washington. What standouts about his game is his ability to score in a variety of ways. He has a intriguing skill package that is quite versatile. He can be a potent scorer in the paint area and can knock down the mid-range jump shot with regularity. In addition, he can demonstrate his feel for the game with his ability to pass. One area of concern, however, is his effort level-he has a tendency to take plays off. With his ability to score inside and out, he should make an immediate
impact at Montana State.

They also update they evaluation score to a 70.

Here is what that means

70-79: Major/Mid-Major Prospect Player
either can earn a scholarship to a top national Division I program or contribute
significantly as a freshman at the mid-major level.

Link

24
Mar
09

MSU Recruit Update: Jeff Budinich

Montana State recruit Jeff Budinich played this past week end in the Cloud NineAll Star Game. His SPSL North all star team defeated the SPSL South all star team 163 -117, in a game that obviuosly featured very little defense. Jeff scored 16 points and had a 2 blocked shots. Pictured Jeff Budinch in the Cloud Nine all star game

18
Mar
09

Bobcat Men’s Basketball Wrap Up and Look Ahead (Part 4)

This is the final in a series of four posts on the Bobcat men’s basketball team, discussing the past season and a look ahead to next season. Part 1 Season Wrap up, Part 2 Look ahead: Big men, Part 3 Look Ahead: Wing players and Part 4 Look Ahead: Recruits.
Last fall Coach Huse only signed one athlete during the early signing period, with that being freshman forward Jeff Budinich, but since then he has received to verbal commitments from Whitefish’s Colt Idol and Northern Idaho CC’s Michael Swita. Budnich, a 6-10 ½ forward from Kentlake Washington, has a chance to contribute next year, because of his offensive skills. The areas that he will need to develop and work on this spring and summer are his defense, strength and conditioning. Still prior to the season he showed enough improvement to these areas that he has turned his head with his improvements. He also has had the advantage of playing against and with some of the best high school big men in the country. Colt Idol comes from an excellent Montana high school program and is an athletic guard who can score inside or out, still it is almost guaranteed that he will redshirt next year with roster of guard returning and coming off of redshirt years next year. Michael Swita is the one guy that is guaranteed not to redshirt next year. He redshirted the 2007-08 season. He is also the guy I have the most questions about. #1 will he be healed up and ready to go next year. As of about a 1-2 month back he was still struggling with his knee injury, but I was assured by someone close to the situations that he would be set to go by spring. The second question revolves around, Swita who is from France, has only played two years of organized basketball before coming to the United States, and then since coming to the States he has been limited by injuries. If ready to go the 7-0 Swita will give us a true center in the middle who can bang. He can also score out to about 15 feet and is a very good passer. For the spring signing period, in addition to signing Swita, and Idol, I believe the coaches primary focus is on recruiting a point guard, but I believe they have keeping their thumbs in with a few big men. Most of the point guards I have heard they were involved with have been high school kids, but I believe they have also looked at a few JC’s. Most of the big men they are involved with are people they were looking at in the fall, and they may be keeping involved in case something happens with Swita, who remember has not officially signed with the Cats. Purely speculation here but if Swita continues to have problems with his knee I would not be surprised if he decided to bag it and return to France.
17
Mar
09

Bobcat signie Budnich to play on a power house All Star Team

Montana State signie Jeff Budnich a 6-10 power forward from Kentlake, Washington has been chosen to play in the Cloud Nine All Star Game in the state of Washington starting this Friday. The game features 8 teams consisting of difference classifications across Washington. Jeff will be playing for the SPSL North team who is expected to be the favorite coming in to the tournament. Here is the projected starting line up for the SPSL North team:

6’9″ Josh Smith at Center – Jr short list North Carolina, Duke, and Washington
6″10″ Josh Budinich at PF – Sr – Signed Montana State
6’7″ Cole Dickerson at SF Jr – WSU, UM, and many others.
6’8″ Christian Behrens at SG Jr – WSU, UW
6’1″ Gary Bell at PG – Jr. committed to Washington

Additionally the will have at least two more seniors who will be coming off the bench that have or will sign with D-1 schools.

SPSL main challenge will come from their own conference, from the SPSL south all star team. Incidentally for Griz fans I am told Eric Hutchison and a couple of his Mark Morris team-mates were invited to joined the 2A All-Star team but turned it down,




May 2017
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Mslacat on Twitter

RSS Binford’s Blog

  • CHAMPIONSHIPS November 18, 2014
    This past weekend we opened up at Boise State, my Alma Mater, where they had an Alumni Reunion and recognized our 1993-94 Big Sky Champion Team who was also nationally ranked. What an amazing season that was, and what an fantastic experience to be a part of. Although our Bobcats didn't win that night, it was a nice distraction to have dinner after the g […]
    noreply@blogger.com (Coach Binford)

RSS Coach Scanson’s BLOG

  • To whom this may concern... August 6, 2010
    I am talking to you Dan Muscatell. I am talking to all of you on twitter begging me for more blog. I know you missed me, little did I know that you were craving more blog. I put it on the to-do list and then moved it straight to the top.Montana Coaches Association - 2010 ClinicThis event gets better every year for me. It's not that the speakers are any […]
    Coach Scanson

RSS TW Courtside

  • Stock Watch: Week One November 18, 2009
    I’m back! Now that the season has started it’s time to fire TW Courtside back up for another season. Things look a whole lot different in the Big Sky this year, thanks to graduation. This will be an exciting year!This past week we finally got a chance to see all of the Big Sky teams in action. Albeit, it is always tough to gauge teams at this point because m […]
    Tyler

RSS MSU – Volleyball Blog

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS The Cat-Griz Insider

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS Montana Recruiting News

  • MSU men's basketball adds final recruit - NBC Montana May 4, 2017
    NBC MontanaMSU men's basketball adds final recruitNBC MontanaBOZEMAN, Mont. - The Montana State University men's basketball team has filled its last scholarship spot with a recruit from overseas. Head coach Brian Fish has added Lassi Nikkarinen, a 6-foot-1 point guard from Finland, to the Bobcat squad ...and more »
  • Snapshots: Montana Tech men's basketball team adds 3 new recruits - Montana Standard May 12, 2017
    Montana StandardSnapshots: Montana Tech men's basketball team adds 3 new recruitsMontana Standard... players by way of productivity, maturity and leadership," Hiatt said. "Jake is a fantastic scorer with all the tools to be a high-level player in our conference, and Trent is just the type of skilled player that we had targeted throughout the . […]
  • BYU Basketball recruiting: 3-star guard Trevin Knell to visit Provo this weekend - Vanquish The Foe May 25, 2017
    Vanquish The FoeBYU Basketball recruiting: 3-star guard Trevin Knell to visit Provo this weekendVanquish The FoeTrevin Knell, the 6-foot-5 sharpshooting senior guard at Woods Cross High School, committed to play college basketball at the University of California this past November. This morning, Ryan Comer at the Standard-Examiner reported that Trevin Knell […]
  • Browns' Osweiler not sure about Cavs, is sure about himself - New Philadelphia Times Reporter May 25, 2017
    New Philadelphia Times ReporterBrowns' Osweiler not sure about Cavs, is sure about himselfNew Philadelphia Times ReporterBEREA Former Gonzaga recruit Brock Osweiler knows basketball. After his first full-squad practice as a Cleveland Brown, though, Osweiler admitted he does not know the Cleveland Cavaliers. "Not yet," he said with a laugh as h […]
  • Montana Western Volleyball Announces 2017 Recruiting Class - Victory Sports Network May 22, 2017
    Victory Sports NetworkMontana Western Volleyball Announces 2017 Recruiting ClassVictory Sports NetworkDillon, Mont. - Montana Western volleyball announced the signing of nine recruits to national letters of intent. ... Makenna was named All-Conference, and student athlete of the week twice. she played two years of club volleyball and also varsity ...and more […]

Categories

  • 388,943