Evansville Aces

Discussion in 'Butler Basketball' started by Mark Shelvin, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Mark Shelvin

    Mark Shelvin Well-Known Member

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    Walter McCarty announced Lickliter and Matt Graves as assistants. Glad for both.
     
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  2. Nildogg

    Nildogg Active Member

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    Thats a pretty high level assistant coaching staff for Evansville.

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  3. Mark Shelvin

    Mark Shelvin Well-Known Member

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    As long as McCarty can recruit, Graves and Lickliter will help him out a ton with game prep and planning. Could see them doing very well.


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  4. shoeevv

    shoeevv Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    I've said this before, but you can't believe the vibe down here since Walter was named coach. Over 900 new season tickets have been sold since the announcement. I think he will be good in the future, but losing Ryan Young and Dru Smith will really hurt for next season.
     
  5. BUcheer

    BUcheer Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    That’s pretty high level for Evansville. Glad to see them making moves to attempt to bring back the glory days for the Aces. Two guys with deep Indiana roots, both former HC’s (Lick a national COY), and TL’s experience as a Celtics scout give that staff some zing.
     
  6. mwall787

    mwall787 Well-Known Member

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    Didn’t know where to put it...but Lick retired from Evansville.




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  7. Red1972

    Red1972 Well-Known Member

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    Wish Todd well in his retirement, he played an important in Butler's rise to college basketball relevance. Two Sweet 16's recruited a lot of the pieces that led to But;er's
    two successive runs to national championship games.
     
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  8. Butlerfan96

    Butlerfan96 Member

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  9. seadawg

    seadawg Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Possibly more money but this honestly smells more like philosophical differences.
     
  10. BU_NeonHat

    BU_NeonHat Well-Known Member

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    Really surprised about Graves going to X. Definitely going to be interesting...
     
  11. pjohnsto2003

    pjohnsto2003 Well-Known Member

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    You know, I understand from the current perspective where this is an absolute shocker - how could he go to Xavier? But I think back to when Matthew was playing and prior (MCC days), and, when X was in the conference, it was then and Dayton that were battling for championships every year and the natural rivals.

    Graves has been far enough removed at this point to where it is a non-issue. Plus, I get a sneaky suspicion that this is an attempt by Travis to change the culture a bit and put his own spin on things.


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  12. BUcheer

    BUcheer Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Matthew was an AC when Travis was a team manager. I’m thinking this is a temporary stop as Matthew’s family is staying back in Eville for the year. Does seem like something’s up with the late departures by Todd and now Matthew.
     
  13. xfan1989

    xfan1989 Well-Known Member

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    I think it's potentially a proving ground for him- allows him to put himself back in position for a high major assistant job potentially. All 3 of our assistants interviewed for head coaching positions last year. Odds of retaining all 3 another year aren't great. Think Graves could put himself in a very good position if/when someone moves on (in the next year or two)
     
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