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Comment 13 Aug 2017

Honestly was baffled how Kam is going to Pitt. Such a problem child and surprised Narduzzi is willing to put up with it.

Comment 13 Aug 2017

He went to another community college in Michigan first that ended up closing up and transferred to EMCC to play one year. I wonder how good he was there.

Comment 29 Jul 2017

I kind3 of hope we go after Mitchell Robinson as a transfer. Was a top ten recruit in 2017 that just left Western Kentucky. Kid might be a little whimsical but we have the scholarships availible to take a chance on him and see what happens. See it as a low risk high reward type deal especially considering how desperately we need a big.

Comment 29 Jul 2017

Like the offer. Don't really see any other potential bigs after we lost Bingham. Hopefully he's the classic underrated Butler recruit who might not be ready his first year but is becomes a pretty good player by his junior year. Definitely need one or maybe two bigs to just get some depth. Especially with Potter saying he's more comfortable at the four.

Comment 27 Jul 2017

Okay I see your point. Definitely felt like it though. I'm guessing all of our losses coincided when we lost the rebounding battle. Definitely need to be better than .5 though in the big ten to be a tournament team. 

Comment 27 Jul 2017

Long rebounding was only a part of the problem. We sucked at every facet of rebounding, offensively and defensively. Trevor Thompson was a good post scorer who didn't get the touches he needed. But he was really only an average rebounder for a guy his size and potter and bell were way too soft to be good rebounders during their minutes. Sure loving and everyone else definitely could have been better at team rebounding and getting the long ones. But it all starts at the center position where you want your biggest guy to get all the easy ones under the basket and to be dominant where they lead the team.

And where do I ever deem this season a failure? I just said this team would be a tournament team if we get average rebounding. No way or form did I say that it would be a failure if we didn't. Honestly it would be remarkable if we sniffed the bubble. Already happy and consider the season a success with the good last minute gets of jallow and young. Coach holt Mann had his hands tied being hired this late and has done remarkable so far. Have almost zero expectations and standards of this season being a failure regardless of record. Just was stating an observation of what we need to improve on most if we want to be in the top 30 BPI which this forum was about.

Comment 27 Jul 2017

Hate to say it but I think it really comes down to the freshman kaleb Wesson. Unfair to put all the pressure on him but that's Mattas fault for not recruiting bigs well these past few years. Even with Thompson, we got killed on the boards most games. If we were even an average rebounding team, we would have easily made the tournament. Hopefully bates diop can improve this with his length but hard not to see all the pressure on Wesson at the five. Potter is a good shooter but that's about it. Provides nothing on defense and rebounding. Always got murdered when he was on the floor. Think he can develop into a solid player but don't think he will ever be the big at the five that we need. Wesson major emphasis needs to be rebounding and be alright with everything else. I think he's going to be a pretty good player for us but don't know if he can step in and be the large presence we need right away.

Comment 20 Jul 2017

I definitely understand your point to a certain extent hove but at the same time, who creates a forum topic about a single recruits ranking/happens to care about his ranking, and does not follow recruiting closely. Those two just don't really seem to make sense to me. All I was saying was it was not worth a new post and at least could have been asked in one of our 2018 class threads.

Comment 20 Jul 2017

I gave him the answer to his question. Pretty sure thats helpful. Sure it wasn't in a nice, fluffy format but thats what happens when you start a new forum topic about one recruit whose ranking has been brought up several times in those very easy to find recruiting posts. Sorry I'm not a huge fan of new posts that have been answered and just a question that adds no new discussion.

Comment 19 Jul 2017

Yeah find it hard to believe why I am getting down voted here. Ive seen it brought up multiple times on the multiple recruiting topics we have going currently. Don't really care that I got down voted just kind of mind boggling to me why I would be. If you care enough to ask about a topic like recruiting, then you should usually do a little more research before creating a new topic that has been brought up several times since the ending of the opening. Some people are just so sensitive. Can't offer an opinion or critique anymore without offending others.

Comment 19 Jul 2017

He has though. Went from the 200's to 50 in 247 and moved up in ESPN. Should pay more attention before starting a new post. Just ask it in one of the other recruiting posts. Shouldn't create a new one for pretty easy information.

Comment 08 Jul 2017

Corona is my most hated player. Him deserving minutes is mind boggling to me. He has never had even one decent performance in a U.S. uniform.

Comment 28 Jun 2017

Agree with Jones and Baker. Very doubtful that Ward is the number one corner. But do think he has a shot of being a first round pick. And Lewis is a fifth year senior so age is definitely a negatively. In comparison, Barnett was only a junior when he left and was much more productive. Think Lewis is looking at second round and possibly third. I'd put Dremont Jones as my fourth first rounder with a sleeper pick being Dante Booker. Bet he will test crazy well in the NFL combine.

Comment 28 Jun 2017

Phil has cashed it in a long time ago. Absolutely mind blowing that he would even consider trading a franchise player like Porzingis. Only good decision he has made was picking him so far with the Knicks. Just hurting his legacy at this point.

Comment 22 Jun 2017

True but I'd rather get a guy with more versatility and athletic then Tatum unless Ainge loves him. Then you make the pick. Just think that if its really close he should not go with Tatum for a multitude of reasons. I like Jackson and even Isaac better.

Comment 21 Jun 2017

Only problem with Tatum is that I see him being pretty similar to Porter Jr. next year who is expected to be the number one pick. And I think with the Nets picks we have a pretty decent shot at getting it. Maybe we could play the two together. It would be awesome if we could get a big man like Ayton also.

Comment 18 Jun 2017

Haha I love when people think Columbus traffic is bad. It is not even comparable to traffic in Boston where I live, and other cities like New York or Los Angeles. The traffic in Columbus is a breeze compared to most major cities in the world. Very lucky to enjoy it while it lasts.