Player Watch #39 Mate Colina

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Phar Ace

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I think its more about completing thee free college education he gets whilst playing basket ball

I know nothing about basket ball is he any good ? Whats the league like where he plays and is he like their best 5 player ?
Absolutely it is, primarily at least, basketball is a ticket to ride..... He would have done his reckoning and hence his preparedness to consider AFL like that big lump of pelican poo called Cox did.
 

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Phar Ace

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I think its more about completing thee free college education he gets whilst playing basket ball

I know nothing about basket ball is he any good ? Whats the league like where he plays and is he like their best 5 player ?
No, definitely not in the best five - was considered a Junior for previous years now a Sophomore (whatever the hell that means) - his game time is improving it seems but hang in Mate, get scholarship done and dusted and come make a mark at AFL...... as Yabbie used to say "mates and memories"
 
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No, definitely not in the best five - was considered a Junior for previous years now a Sophomore (whatever the hell that means) - his game time is improving it seems but hang in Mate, get scholarship done and dusted and come make a mark at AFL...... as Yabbie used to say "mates and memories"
sophmore is second year, junior is 3rd year, senior is 4th year. freshman is 1st year.
 

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Bojangles17

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No doubting your information but whats the likelihood of him giving up on his dream and staying at Richmond in 2021?

He's not getting offers from anywhere with pedestrian stats like 6.5pts and 5.1 rebounds in 18 minutes a game in a weak conference. Surely it would make more sense for him to train full time and be 12 months ahead in his development.
Tbh I don’t see where this leads our ruck stocks have never been stronger in the modern game ,
Triple premiership nank
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Ccj
Cholly
Samson Ryan
That’s five good options, and now mate that at best I’d think is 2 full seasons of vfl away from being remotely close . I don’t see how this fits
 

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No doubting your information but whats the likelihood of him giving up on his dream and staying at Richmond in 2021?

He's not getting offers from anywhere with pedestrian stats like 6.5pts and 5.1 rebounds in 18 minutes a game in a weak conference. Surely it would make more sense for him to train full time and be 12 months ahead in his development.
I actually bumped into him last night walking to Marvel and had a quick chat with him - very nice guy.

Obviously didn't talk long but he confirmed he's finishing his studies later this year. I won't go into detail verbatim about what was said but reading between the lines, I'll be shocked if he pursues basketball - Sounded locked into AFL / Richmond to me.

NOTE: Yes, he's very tall.
 

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I actually bumped into him last night walking to Marvel and had a quick chat with him - very nice guy.

Obviously didn't talk long but he confirmed he's finishing his studies later this year. I won't go into detail verbatim about what was said but reading between the lines, I'll be shocked if he pursues basketball - Sounded locked into AFL / Richmond to me.

NOTE: Yes, he's very tall.
Thanks for the info. He's the weird guy we all know about, but have never seen. Good to hear something sort of directly from him about what he's up to.
 

banzai

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The next gen tigers

2023 onward

Hope he is athletic as Noah

CCJ / Samson / Mate all in the same team
Samsons kicking looked great. FWIW I think we lose CCJ, If he hasn't broken into the first 22 by the end of the year he will leave and he's not overtaking Nank or Lynch anytime soon.
 

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I actually bumped into him last night walking to Marvel and had a quick chat with him - very nice guy.

Obviously didn't talk long but he confirmed he's finishing his studies later this year. I won't go into detail verbatim about what was said but reading between the lines, I'll be shocked if he pursues basketball - Sounded locked into AFL / Richmond to me.

NOTE: Yes, he's very tall.
saw him at the game on thursday night next to ivan soldo
big Mate made ivan look small
 

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