Maybe Less Egg Nog and More Fruit Was Good Advice…

Hoping your holiday was a wonderful one. We enjoyed ours, though I will note putting together a Barbie Dream Home at midnight, sick, and chock full of wine is not as glamorous as you envision. The most “fun” part is after wrangling Chinese-made plastic for two hours, you get to ask the question: “this thing needs batteries?”

Alas, we’re back among the living and excited about the start of conference play. Sure, there’s a New Year’s Eve trip on the horizon but I was able to make it to every CAA coach’s house yesterday and found a few interesting items under the tree. I’ll tell you what I saw later.

For now, we’ll start with some newsworthy tidbits:

Nor’Easter has added 6’9″ forward Vinny Lima to its roster. I hear Lima runs about 225 pounds, but I’m tracking additional info. Lima is out of Sao Vicente in the Republic of Cape Verde and will be eligible to compete for the Huskies starting with their Jan. 12 game at George Mason.

(Side note: Cape Verde is a republic located on an archipelago in the Macaronesia ecoregion of the North Atlantic Ocean, off the west coast of Africa. But you knew that already.)

Lima played five seasons of basketball for Associacao Academica do Mindelo, an AAU team in Cape Verde. He captained the squad his final two seasons, was named team MVP twice and led his team to a league title in 2006.

Here’s what I’m tracking:

1. How is a player signed in December eligible to compete in January? My guess is that he is just like any other student in that he is going to enroll in school for the spring semester, which makes him eligible on that front. He just happens to be 6’9″ and skilled in the ways of basketball.

2. Is his name pronounced Leema, as in the capital of Peru, or Lime-a, as in the bean.

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Jay Threatt, who made it through some trouble and legal issues in Richmond prior to arriving at George Mason this fall, has decided to transfer from the Fairfax school.

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The CAA has chosen Eric Maynor (VCU) and Terrance Carter (JMU) as its co-players of the week. I for one am glad Maynor is finally getting some overdue press. All I ever read about is Terrance Carter.

The NOW: Alphonso Dawson of Delaware.

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Don’t think we didn’t notice JMU gave up 69 points in the second half of its loss to Seton Hall. Also, Towson’s Junior Hairston has seven double-doubles in the Tigers’ first 10 games.

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Also chasing today: the Christmas gift list; my take on the “second bid,” and previewing something.

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~ by mglitos on December 26, 2007.

One Response to “Maybe Less Egg Nog and More Fruit Was Good Advice…”

  1. It’s Lima, as in Peru. Not Lima as in Bean.

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