Spencer Meadows, President of the Tigers Boosters Club:
Because Towson’s Boosters Club isn’t huge, we’re close knit. Besides sitting together at games, we also have quite a few parties, activities and various types of get-togethers. I moved to Towson 25 years ago and began regularly attending the college’s games. I joined the Boosters Club almost 20 years ago and after retiring four years ago from being an engineering firm’s COO, I was elected as the club’s president.
We’ve gone through some tough years with the basketball team. Too many losing seasons. We’re optimistic that Coach Aura can turn things around and build a winner. My assessment is that his year 2 team is solid but not great. No real stars. But any one of the starting five plus 3 or 4 of the reserves can take the lead for any given game. We have yet to see the team perform since they’ve played all their games thus far on the road. They finally will get a home game next week when Ball State visits. We’ll be there to cheer them on.
The team has a good sub for each of the five positions. PF seems to be the team’s strongest position with Jason Miner and Jason Vickers together averaging over 16 ppg and 6.5 rpg. Freshman SF Wayne Burrough has been the top scorer on the team thus far, averaging 10.3 ppg and also pulling down 5.8 rpg. He’s ably backed up by Ross Davis. Billy Thomas looks like he could be what the team needs at SG with Ryan Taylor serving as a solid reserve. The two JC transfers, Adrian Brown and Mateen Carroll are doing a good job at PG. At the Center position, Melvin Steele continues to start but Nick McPherson, coming off the bench, is just as strong as Steele. The two have combined to average 13.2 ppg and 7.8 rpg. Bart Rose has played limited minutes, primarily at SF but also at SG and PF, and has shown some good scoring capability.
This team only has two seniors graduating after this season, Nick McPherson and Eric Shannon. Shannon sustained a season and career ending injury in the team’s second game of this season. So that portends good things for next year’s squad, particularly since they’ve got a high quality JC interior player who has signed a Letter of Intent to join the Tigers next season.
Episode 27: End of Season Review | Blue Jays with Minor League Focus | Season 1 | Episodes Friday & Tuesday on GMG Network
"In this sim of the 2020 Toronto Blue Jays season, we finish review what happened in 2020 season both the with the major league club and our top prospects!"