For some perspective: in the last week, this thread has had 56+ pages of comments, yet in reality, the only new bit of information we have in the last week for certain is Waters' requesting release from his commitment (big news, of course). Even the Mourning rumor is unconfirmed, not to mention other rumors. I am hoping we will hear something from the administration in some sense soon. Otherwise, there's just not much "new" here.
Yeah, this thread kind of reminds me of the scene in Swingers where Jon Favreau keeps leaving messages on the girl's answering machine.
I expect to come back here in a couple days at a later stage of grief and everyone is saying "I love you man, I didn't mean all those nasty things I said about you..."
Post by dungeon ball on Mar 13, 2017 13:32:46 GMT -5
It seems like if there are "rumors" of other players leaving and still no rumors regarding JTIII, that he's here to stay. And with each passing hour, it seems less and less likely that he leaves. I mean, now is the time that firings, resignations happen, right?
Regarding Mourning..I don't have any of the stats in front of me, and don't really understand the advanced stuff that is out these days. But, from the eye test, in limited moments, Trey actually has impressed me with his passing ...something none of our other bigs can do. He also seems to have a decent shot.
Now..how much PT he deserves, I do not have a strong opinion, other than to say probably a bit more than he has had..which is virtually nothing this year.
Post by dungeon ball on Dec 19, 2016 13:33:33 GMT -5
Not trying to be naysayer, but what's a good NBA comp for LJ? To me I'm little suspicious that his handles and passing aren't good enough for being an NBA pg, but he's a little small for SG and he wouldn't be able to drive as easily in the NBA.
There might be plenty of comps, it's just that we haven't really had a player like him.
I finally got to watch the LaSalle game this morning and I kept thinking that the team could really use Copeland (and White for that matter). Ugg. Not at all liking where this season is headed.
Not at all trying to be snarky, but I had the opposite reaction. It took me a while to realize that he hadn't played. I just think that Akoy and Marcus provide more of what we need right now; some semblance of a post game, better defense and rebounding. And my guess is that JTIII feels that way as well, and Isaac saw the writing on the wall.
Post by dungeon ball on Dec 12, 2016 19:19:02 GMT -5
I agree it's not a good look, but it was becoming pretty evident that both Akoy and Marcus were ahead of him on the depth chart (and rightfully so). I wish he would stay, but my guess is that he sees his window closing here, and he wants another chance to highlight his skills for the league.
Best of luck to him. Always felt like his best game was the BET loss to Xavier his freshman year where he was drillIng mid range jumpers all over the place
“Tremont Waters is a skilled lead guard who is an equipped scorer, but also a talented distributor,” said Evan Daniels of Scout.com. “He’s quick, a good ball handler and a high-level shot maker from distance.”
“He’ll make everyone on the floor better,” Todd Quarles of the Expressions Elite AAU program said by phone. “Because you have to guard him in a particular way, he opens up the floor for everybody.
“I think his IQ and his skillset is second to none. I think he sees plays develops two and three steps — and passes — ahead of what most people can. His ball-handling and shooting and passing are phenomenal. And he’s able to get to places on the floor with his excellent footwork that most people can’t get to, to turn the corner. And he just opens up the floor for so many people.”
Defensively, Waters is also a force.
“He’s able to really get up on people with his excellent footwork and hand speed. He’s got great eye-hand coordination. He can really defend and really pester the ball when he wants to.”
Speaking of Hollis Thompson, he was just picked up for a 4th year by the Sixers.
Wednesday, the [76rs] team announced it decided to pick up the fourth-year option on Hollis Thompson’s contract. With 225 games under his belt dating back to the start of the 2013-2014 season, no active player on the Sixers’ roster has since made more appearances for the club.
Last year was Thompson’s most productive to date. He established career-high averages of 28.0 minutes, 9.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game.
“To see him be rewarded, and watch his continued growth and improvement, he’s really had arguably the most consistent year out of all of our wings,” said Brett Brown during the Sixers’ previous campaign.
Recruiting JUCO's used to be something that helped elevate our squads. Can't remember the last time we landed a JUCO. In fact can't remember a top program using JUCO's but I don't follow recruiting as much these days.
Plenty of spots open for next season now @ Ohio State.. We'll see how it shakes out as far as JM is concerned..
I always wonder why a recruit with options would go to a school who's in the midst of a mass exodus of players transferring like Ohio State, NC St., or USC are currently having or like Louisville had last year. One transfer per year per program has unfortunately become the norm. Two transfers in this college basketball climate can be explained and isn't too shocking but when you have 3, 4, 5 plus transfers in a season, as a recruit, you think it would remove a school with that many kids leaving from consideration.
I'm not talking about situations that involve a coaching change and the coach who recruited you is no longer on campus. I'm not talking about 5th year free agents as that is a given right that by rule they can explore but when you have freshmen and sophomores leaving, as a prospect considering that school you would have to ask why? You know what the coaching staff is telling you is the same things he told those players who running away from or being pushed out the door of the program just a year or two ago. How could you trust the coach to be honest with you. I'm not saying the coaches flat out lied to the kids leaving. I'm also not saying the coach didn't just flat out lie and the kids entered school with unrealistic expectations. It's probably 65/35 that the coaches lied especially if the players who's now transferring was heavily recruited by several schools before committing to the schools they are now leaving. I know kids always think it won't be me, but if a coach is turning over 25-40% of his roster from transfers as he is recruiting you or a year or 2 before you make your decision then you gotta know there is a good chance in the next couple years you could be next out the door. It just baffles me how many kids commit to a school shortly after a mass exodus of underclassman players via the transfer.
I get your point, but Maryland got a lot better after a bunch of players transferred away. Sometimes it signals more of a change of direction for a coach, rather than an indictment against him