Men’s basketball: Bonnies to play “secret” scrimmage at Kent St. on Saturday

By Chuckie Maggio @chuckiemaggio

When the St. Bonaventure Bonnies take the floor for their first piece of game action tomorrow afternoon against Kent State, there will be no fans cheering from the stands or watching from home. In fact, you won’t even be able to find a box score at the contest’s conclusion.

The matchup is one of the 197 secret scrimmages taking place in college basketball in anticipation of the season. The scrimmages are conducted in private, with only players, team officials and referees in the gym. No official score is kept, though some information is leaked through insiders like ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.

The scrimmage will be a good litmus test for Mark Schmidt and the Bonaventure coaching staff. Lineup combinations will be experimented, as well as the small-ball schemes. Last year, guard Marcus Posley was the leading scorer in the scrimmage and became the team’s go-to offensive option.

Much will be learned about the makeup of this team behind closed doors.

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