HSXtra Interview: with Northwest Guilford's Jalen Spicer
By Spencer D. Turkin email@example.com Feb 11, 2017
Northwest Guilford senior Jalen Spicer is the latest Guilford County guard to commit to the N.C. A&T men’s basketball program. The Vikings' court general is excited to stay home for college, but before he enrolls there is some unfinished business he’d like to tend to at Northwest.
Q: You’ve committed to play basketball for coach Jay Joyner and the Aggies. What went into that decision?
A: I’m very excited. Going through the process I had some other offers from schools such as FIU, Hampton, UNCG and A&T going into the summer. I had a pretty good summer, but things began slowing down for me at the end and I needed a school and a coach who believed in me.
Post by neighborhoodsuperstar on Feb 13, 2017 10:51:59 GMT -5
It looks as if Joyner really likes the kids and does his best to get good players into the program......but he's been doing that for years now. I sense there are a good number of Aggies (including those in key places) who genuinely like Joyner. But sooner or later, when do the losses trump personal feelings?
0-23 vs DI competition. That's just too abysmal for me to stomach. Maybe other Aggies out there still like the man more than they hate the record.
I just don't see how that leads to improvement in our program.
I hope all of the recruits we get make an impact, but based upon what I'm seeing from my courtside seats, I'm not convinced Joyner has the chops to be a legitimate D-I coach.
Post by bseballaggie on Feb 13, 2017 13:59:16 GMT -5
Smart Leaders manage their strenghts and use others to strenghten their weaknesses. I can't get excited about good players who are not going to be developed, and it brings to question, what is our goal at the University is it to win on the next level or just win the MEAC.
and it brings to question, what is our goal at the University is it to win on the next level or just win the MEAC.
I don't know what the university's goal is, but with the question you asked, we ain't even MEAC-good. Just win the MEAC? We're 0-10 in the conference. We were 7-9 last year; we were 6-10 the year before that; we were 5-11 before then. So clearly, even if the goal is to be ONLY MEAC GOOD --- WE'RE FAILING MISERABLY.
Post by marchingband1969 on Feb 13, 2017 15:26:44 GMT -5
I think the University has just written this season off and crossed their fingers that the new recruits next season will salvage Joyner. I think they figure that nobody is paying any attention to our men's basketball team these days so why bother trying to fix it at this late date. Just wait for the season to come to a merciful end and pray that somehow these guys sitting out this season will turn our program into the Harlem Globetrotters. And if that happens there will be plenty of crow for me to eat. But I'm betting that about 10 games into the 2017-2018 season, we will be looking for a new coach. More talent will keep the scores closer but without a good coach we will still be at the bottom of the dreaded MEAC Conference next season.
Post by bseballaggie on Feb 13, 2017 15:54:53 GMT -5
Right now, I will resort to being excited about young black men getting a free higher education, Im not going to attempt to muster up hope that good players will turn a inexperienced coach good, because that means we don't need a coach at all. Put the players on the floor and let them put it together. Thats streetball.