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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Evan Smotrycz - What number he will wear

Evan posted on twitter that he was changing his handle to reflect his new number.  He decided he was going to change his number from #23 to #3.  Hours later he decided to change from #3 to #1.  There was quite a lot of traffic about him possibly wearing #3, given that it was Juan's number.  I personally don't have any objection to it.  If the number isn't retired then it's fair game in my book. 

That brings up a question though.  Is the number in fact retired? 

If it isn't retired, I wish he would have stuck with #3.  I think that would have shown a ton of balls.  He basically would be saying that "Yea I know a legend use to rock #3.  Dont worry, I am going to come in here and start my own legacy." 

9 comments:

  1. Should of stuck with #3, show some balls!

    On a side note for this, I think I caused a bit of a panic when I read Bens RT of this, as it seriously appeared as if Smotrycz pulled back his commitment if you casually read over it through the twitter home page. My bad! haha.

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    1. haha. Na I knew what was going on. Evan is already talking to players about when he will be on campus, including Abner Logan. He isn't going anywhere. I think he will turn into a fan favorite. Get ready for NKM part 2.

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    2. If he's even half of NCM then we're in for some solid, legendary soundbytes! I'm with you DJ, thought sticking with #3 would have been a decent idea although I'd love to see one of those Harrison's don the number in 2013-14

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  2. Maryland men's basketball numbers do not get retired, just "honored"; however, they're honored along with the players' names. Thus, John Lucas and johnny Rhodes are both honored as #15.

    It is like that for a lot of teams. As most know, jerseys are hung in the rafters or placed on the facade of Byrd Stadium, but never retired.

    On the other hand, I believe women's basketball has some retired numbers, such as Vicki Bullett's #25 - don't know why, but hers and I think one or two others are fwiw...more current players are now honored.

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    1. If it was retired then how did Marissa Coleman wear 25#?

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    2. Great question - I'm not sure why they give retired status on the UMD website. There are only 3 or 4 "retired" - not sure about the story - I'm a men's bball guy - ha ha ha

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    3. Marissa Coleman was a beast! Retired #25 my ass! lol

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  3. Derrick brings up an interesting theory. And I know we all love theories! Saving #3 and #0 for Aaron and Andrew??? Hmmm
    Hopefully this posts. I've been having trouble with linking my accounts, therefore the lack of posts.

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    1. interesting.... I've seen Aaron and Andrew wearing a slew of different numbers for their teams (#5, #7 in the past). I think they just wanna lift up a school and team back up to the top and become legends, numbers be damned :)

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