I like everything about it except that Thomas is a free agent and may leave after this season. The draft pick is key.
Local in-state product, I'm really glad to hear that as those kids are trending to be far and few. Congrats Brendon, and prayers for your Pops.
Agree. The kid is tough.
Rick, thanks for dropping all of those names. It's hard for me to find information on Ohio basketball prospects. Gonna youtube these kids now and see who's got game.
Didn't know that he's being looked at for football too, so I googled it and found this: http://scout.com/college/football/recruiting/Article/Top-2019-Ohio-ATH-Andre-Gordon-On-The-Mend-103100755 From the article, he's interested in attending Ohio State for either sport. One way or the other, hope he's a Buckeye.
Sucks to lose an in-state legacy kid. On the potentially bright side, somebody on The Ozone mentioned this kid, Andre Gordon, who I believe is in the same graduating class as Francis. Maybe not as polished as Francis, but athletically, this kid is "Derrick Rose before the injuries" ridiculous!! Nice jumpshot too. If he has a good head on his shoulders, I really hope we land Andre Gordon. Feel free to check him out: https://www.hudl.com/profile/5303315/andre-gordon
If this trade were to go down, the keys for the Cavs this season would be Rose and Winslow staying healthy. Neither guy is inexperienced, and if Rose stays healthy, he's still a playmaker. Winslow's defense makes the Cavs a better team. You're absolutely right, though. This season is definitely win now mode with the uncertainty regarding LeBron.
Wow, man. I didn't realize that he's been in the league for 2 years already. Thought he was a rookie last year. Getting old, and I'm losing track of time. But he's still young, and it's about to be his 3rd year in, you have to think the kid is hungry.
Seems I'm in the minority here, but I think it's a good trade. For Kyrie, the Cavs get a savvy veteran point guard, 2 young and athletic players, and an additonal draft pick (first round?). If LeBron leaves, they at least gain some youth to propel them into "rebuilding mode." As for the upcoming season, a combination of a healthy D Rose and Dragic isn't all that bad. And I'll admit, I haven't watched much of the Heat, but I do remember Winslow being a straight up BEAST at Duke. Lots of potential with him.
How many are we expected to take?
Hoping we get all of the Ohio kids that the staff offers: Cohill, Hayes, and Ahrens. Any other 2018 Ohio kids who may get offers?
We just weren't sharp today. Lots of turnovers, and a lot of loose balls that we didn't get to (probably because Craft was on the bench). Good luck to Challenge ALS. They played hard, and we couldn't get away with all of our mistakes. Great effort by our guys, though. They gave me some Buckeye basketball that I actually looked forward to watching.
From that MSU game when he was burned deep and missed tackles, to being a first rounder. He's shown that he is willing to learn from experience. Good luck, Gareon!!
I hope I'm wrong, but I'm afraid guys like Landers will be far and few at The Ohio State University football program. If I recall correctly, Landers, Devon Hamilton, and Malik Harrison were all Ohio kids who were added to the class very late in the game as they were "plan B" options. I'm one of those guys who is always pulling for the locals, as they typically represent the best of the culture of our home state. With the recruiting process being so fast nowadays, it sucks for me to know that Ohio kids will be overlooked and will contribute at other state universities, or that Ohio kids will choose to go elsewhere because they were offered late by the staff. So, much respect to guys like Landers. Hope we get more of them.
Agree. He spent one year there, and the guy he looked up to the most (his head coach) is no longer there. He didn't say anything bad about the university. He just said that he was loyal to Matta and sees no point to go back when he doesn't know anyone there.
Love it. :)
Sucks to lose an in-state kid. Let's watch Coach Holtmann hopefully develop a good product on the floor, and then kids like Cohill and other top in-state talent will want to be a part of it. Really looking forward to this upcoming season.
Yeah, man. I feel like Scoonie might need to lace them up and put in about 8 to 10 minutes.
The better teams will apply pressure, and so I hope the fellas will be prepared.
I thought I heard the game announcers say that 200,000 of the 2 mil would be donated to an Ohio charity if the Scarlet and Gray win.
Most of the the highlights were of Diebler, who played an awesome game. Buford also shot the ball well and still is incredibly smooth shooting off screens. The one thing that appears to be a weakness is the lack of a true ball handler aside from Craft. He is the key. When he's out, the offense isn't as smooth. And of course, without Craft, there is going to be a drop off on defense as well.
Even if he doesn't reclassify, I really hope he becomes a Buckeye. Kid looks like he can play. Versatile, and I really like how he finishes around the rim in traffic. Sort of like Kyrie.
One of his youtube videos refer to him as "Baby Harden." For the record, I am not a fan of Harden, and I don't think his game resembles Harden's that much.
Seems like the game is played on both sides. If you are a player and don't play the game, you may end up like Todd Sibley or Danny Clark. Those 2 were offered early, committed, and then were shown the door by the staff.
I feel what you're saying. The money, privilege, the tweeting, all that is stuff that just turns me off. I was one of those fans that got excited when I read that Meyer hoped to recruit 50% Ohio kids, so I'm disappointed. Meyer is a great coach and a great man, but I really appreciate and miss how Tressel made it a point to win with our state's kids. By doing so, he was inspiring our communities throughout our state, and deepening the university's culture with an authentic Ohio flavor. I know times have changed, but I do miss the days of cheering for Buckeye players who came from cities that I regularly drove through, and small towns that were a lot like mine.
Could someone please educate me on how the whole reclassification thing goes? Did Jallow graduate from high school yet? Did he play his senior season of high school basketball already? Thanks in advance.