Posted tagged ‘Devon “Fatty” McMillan’

Fordham has been missing a Jermaine, can the freshman be the missing link?

November 2, 2012

I write this post because to me, there hasn’t been an amazing point guard at Fordham since Jermaine Anderson. This year, we have a new Jermaine from Canada, and his last name is Myers.

Let me rebel in what was Jermaine Anderson. He was a good passer, he was a 90% free throw shooter, he could knock down 4-8 threes in a ball game, and most importantly, he was the fastest man on the court. (I did beat him in knockout during summer camp at Fordham University. My brother is still shocked that I was able to do it.)

What Fordham has been missing since 2008 is a point guard with speed and smart decision making. No nack on Kevin Anderson or Brenton Butler, but could you imagine 2008 Dunston, Stout, Greene, Binns, and Anderson’s Senior season with Jermaine? They would have been a top 25 team.

We saw what Jermaine could do. He could lead you to the A-10 semi-final game, he could be a court leader, and he could score the ball. Now, can the rookie do the same?

When Jermaine Anderson got the ball, he ran past everyone and was able to either get a shot off or find an open teammate for a shot. If Myers can do the same, we are in good shape folks.

What I have been hearing from Myers is that he has a High IQ and has developed at every single level he has played. Just hear from his coach.

“He does what he has to do to win,” Mantegna said. “He’s the best point guard I’ve ever had here and we’ve had some pretty good players. He has a real high IQ, he’s won at every level he’s been at and he makes everybody on the floor better. He’s just a winning player. He’s something special.”

Something special, eh? Well that’s what Fordham needs. Throughout scrimmages, I have heard he has been turning heads and making this team stronger and better. So Fordham has a real point guard?

Yes, they finally do. He will have growing pains with turnovers and mistakes but I am not worried about that because I see something special in this kid. It also now takes a big load off of Fatty and his shoulder surgery. He is expected to be back around Thanksgiving time and he can return as a compliment two guard rather than having to carry the load like last season.

From watching this kid play and from hearing the talk around the town, this kid is the REAL deal. I think we have got ourselves a point guard folks. If we didn’t have this kid, I would honestly have to say the year would have been difficult and losing would have been rough. But now, I see only positives and a great season out of this young guy.

Expect a few A-10 rookie of the weeks out of this kid too. He will finally make us forget about Jio Fontan (who?) and the other point guards that have been here since Jermaine Anderson.

It’s nice to have a Jermaine on campus again who could be better and that difference maker Fordham has been missing since 2007.

Fordham Basketball Photos (Texas St. – Xavier)

January 25, 2012

Here is a Photo Gallery of Fordham Basketball Players warming up from the Texas State game through the Xavier game over my break. Got some cool and emotional shots! Hope you enjoy it fans…

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(c) Donnie Dwyer

(All photos may not be used with out the consent of Donnie Dwyer)

Fordham Basketball Report: Complete highlights of Fordham vs. Syracuse game and breakdown offense + defense

November 18, 2011

Hey Fordham fans! Missed the Syracuse game? Listened to it on radio? Here are the complete highlights. Plus, I go inside the coaches box and analyze the offense and defense for the Rams. Finally, I look ahead to the matchup against Binghamton tomorrow! Check it out and I hope you like it! This is a MUST SEE!!!