With Walker in the fold, I assume this is officially not happening.
Good. I like the make-up of the guys we are landing as well as talent.
Need some dogs.
John Thompson always kept a deflated basketball on his desk in his Georgetown office, a reminder to his recruits of the fragility of life playing basketball.
"It's useless without 9 pounds of air," Thompson said. "Now, do you want to pin your future on 9 pounds of air? Make sure when you no longer have basketball, you have a future. Get an education."
Maybe Copeland transferring, and Cunliffe not picking us - revived our interest in Rufus?
Hard to be too excited about this guy - Rufus does not sound like a super competitive, self-motivated guy from the recruiting reports. I'm glad we are recruiting guys like Walker, high energy self starters who might not have the 4/5 star rating. A guy like Rufus seems like a pretty significant gamble given where the program is at right now. If we have to take a few recruiting risks, I think we would would be better served to bring in lower rated guys that we know have a high motor.
Post by iheartdurenbros on Jan 9, 2017 10:22:33 GMT -5
Adam Zagoria reported that he is he is a strong TCU lean. And, they seem to want him. That is fine by me.
I'm at the point where I just want kids with heart. I would take the Jabrils, Jagans, LJs, etc., any day over some higher ranked kids. I want kids with a real work ethic and some fight in them. If staff has to find them as transfers from JUCOs or mid-majors or just some diamonds in the rough from high school who want to learn basketball and win, I would take them any day over higher ranked kids who haven't demonstrated some tenacity. (Not saying we don't want the ideal -- a kid who has talent and heart. But I've grown weary of the kid who expects to jump within two years just based upon his potential). Right now, Waters and Walker seem like positive steps to me.
Rafus just sounds like a double negative. Our perception could be wrong, but I suspect not.