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Malik Eichler

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:02 am
by R.B.J1
Any new info on Malik Eichler? Will he be a titan?

Re: Malik Eichler

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:04 am
by Commissioner
R.B.J1 wrote:Any new info on Malik Eichler? Will he be a titan?

To the extent that the Titans were a race of giants, he already is.

Re: Malik Eichler

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:25 pm
by titandave
Comments posted under a different topic:
ptctitan wrote:With Eichler, there may be the typical issues of eligibility since the young man played club ball in Germany and Spain for most of the time that corresponds to US high school years. He spent just one year at McDuffie School in Mass. This may explain why he has not signed a letter of intent anywhere. He was deemed a long term project in Europe a couple of years ago. Given this background, there may be a bunch of bureaucratic hoops both at UD and the NCAA that must be navigated successfully before a formal announcement can be made. Also, there is the possibility that the young man is seeking an offer from a higher level US college. He has only acknowledged an offer from us. He has not yet tweeted a commitment. It's very clear from his web presence that he or his mentors are engaged in a concerted effort to get him noticed by many schools.

Re: Malik Eichler

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:12 pm
by Thelurker
Dear Malik, you know in your heart that you are a Titan. This is your destiny so come home our son. As they say in German "Aller Anfang ist schwer".

Re: Malik Eichler

PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:03 pm
by HSScout1
Sounds like Malik will be visiting this weekend. I have a good feeling about this one...

Re: Malik Eichler

PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:24 pm
by R.B.J1
HSScout1 wrote:Sounds like Malik will be visiting this weekend. I have a good feeling about this one...


That's good to hear. One of the positives of the Ray McCallum era was the increased funding for campus visits. When a recruit visits UDM everything is first class.

Re: Malik Eichler

PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:44 pm
by titanmike
Seems like a great kid. Hope he and his father enjoy the city and take him to the Dakota Inn :D

Re: Malik Eichler

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:27 am
by ptctitan
Maybe the young man and his father wanted something uniquely Detroit to eat since they can go to a beer garden any time in Germany. Malik would be an interesting project for Bacari and could flourish in the Horizon League. That would be a good stepping stone for him to achieve a pro career. A left handed 7-footer with outside range - we could play both a stretch 4 and a stretch 5. That would make for an interesting offense.

Re: Malik Eichler

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:40 am
by titanmac
crap! last thing i wanna see is a seven footer who plays a soft stretch 4.

Re: Malik Eichler

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:03 am
by Commissioner
I don't know what is normal in terms of a school like ours converting official visits to commitments, but my sense is that we do a pretty good job on these visits and when students come for that visit, we get a high percentage to commit.

I gather Malik's father still lives in Berlin, and was flown in by the school for the official visit. That's a pretty serious commitment for our team. Bacari wants him, and I hope he gets his man.

Re: Malik Eichler

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:23 am
by R.B.J1
Commissioner wrote:I don't know what is normal in terms of a school like ours converting official visits to commitments, but my sense is that we do a pretty good job on these visits and when students come for that visit, we get a high percentage to commit.

I gather Malik's father still lives in Berlin, and was flown in by the school for the official visit. That's a pretty serious commitment for our team. Bacari wants him, and I hope he gets his man.


I remember Eli Holman stating that of the 6 recruits that he hosted, 5 of them committed. He didn't say who he didn't get (I think it was Brandon Wood), but that is a pretty high percentage. During the McCallum era we were always able to get our targets to visit, but for whatever reason we didn't seal the deal on a lot of them. I think that is going to change with B.A. at the helm. Eichler has some tools to work with, he could be a dominate player by his senior season.

Re: Malik Eichler

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:40 am
by titanmike
ptctitan wrote:Maybe the young man and his father wanted something uniquely Detroit to eat since they can go to a beer garden any time in Germany. Malik would be an interesting project for Bacari and could flourish in the Horizon League. That would be a good stepping stone for him to achieve a pro career. A left handed 7-footer with outside range - we could play both a stretch 4 and a stretch 5. That would make for an interesting offense.


Ok, Ok you might be right. However they might have been homesick? Maybe they went to Batch Brewing Company.

Re: Malik Eichler

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:55 am
by ptctitan
He has committed to us.

Image

http://www.instagram.com/p/BGVkedqS8N4/

"I committed to the University of Detroit Mercy! #GoTitans @ Detroit, Michigan https://www.instagram.com/p/BGVkedqS8N4/ "

https://twitter.com/MalikEichler/status/740012253521543168?lang=en

Re: Malik Eichler

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:03 am
by uofdmik2008
That is excellent News!

Re: Malik Eichler

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:53 am
by HSScout1
Awesome news. ;)

Re: Malik Eichler

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:59 am
by baseball59
if eichler signs how many years of eligibility would he have.

Re: Malik Eichler

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:00 am
by HSScout1
baseball59 wrote:if eichler signs how many years of eligibility would he have.


4 years.

Re: Malik Eichler

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:06 am
by baseball59
hsscout1,thanks for the info on eichler.

Re: Malik Eichler

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:35 am
by udballer
Great news. Welcome, Malik!

Re: Malik Eichler

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:36 am
by TitanTarHeel
Welcome aboard Malik!

You can't teach size, and in the HL his size should come in nice and handy.