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....I see that 5 of the McD's All Americans are UK recruits. The current roster has 1 Senior and 1 Graduate Student listed. I must admit I don't know much about their playing group but with Noel, a Freshman hurt, I am interested in seeing how the clear cap room/roster space to accommodate the incoming recruits. Will they use the time-tested SEC maneuver of just booting some of the current players out? Stay tuned.
Poythress will probably leave. Noel will almost certainly leave. Cal dumped some existing players for the Wall class, he will have no issue doing so again.
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
Are they still in it for Wiggins?
Noel destroyed his ACL tuesday.
I hope they all leave and end up the first 1 and dones to end up over seas.
Multiple NBA people have said Noel is still a top 10 pick, after the injury.
Yes, along with UNC, Kansas, FSU. FSU reportedly slightly in front.
FYI Noel has a $10million insurance policy, he gone....WOTS is that the policy itself cost around $40-$50grand...Anyone want to speculate on where that kind of money came from?
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Can someone explain to me how a college athlete takes an insurance policy out on themselves? How does this work?
That's odd. He doesn't seem like that big of a slam dunk prospect to me. Either did Davis though IMO, who is basically the same guy with a longer wing span.
Davis was far more advanced on offense. Noel may have been nearly as good as Davis defensively.
James Young will never see the floor and be at Oakland within 2 years.
Usually the parents pay for it. If they can't afford it, they get a high interest loan and someone's house ends up with a lien on it.
It's one area where the NCAA allows (and even helps) players get the policy, knowing full well that someone else is paying for it. I think the NCAA would only be concerned if a kid COULD pay for a policy like that.
I don't see it. They have 5 recruits (3 guards) right now. A PG and 2 SGs with either one able to play the SF. Goodwin and Poythress are most likely gone so they will only have the three scholarship guards unless Wiggins commits. Young will get a lot of playing time. He's also a heck of a scorer so I'm sure he will be pretty successful with that dribble drive offense that really showcases individual talent. I know a lot of people are sour grapes because he went out of state but he's better than everyone here is giving him credit for. He will most likely be a lottery pick next year.
It had been a wonderful evening and what I needed now, to give it the perfect ending, was a little of the Ludwig Van.
He's apparently very streaky though. I would think to be a lottery pick he would have to get past that first though right?
Kentucky has three openings ... so they only need to figure out 1 guy.
Indiana is worse. They need to create three openings some how.
I agree that it is odd - I'm not sure that they should be able to oversign.
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This post was edited by bulldogg 14 months ago
honestly you would have to with how early basketball recruiting happens. I mean you never know who might go pro when you have a lot of good players.
This was basically what Nix was talking about, MSU has outplayed kids from Kentucky and many others, on their way to final fours and natty championship games.
Those kids end up in the NBA because of the hype machine surrounding the program.
As long as the UK frontman (Wall, Davis, and Noel) garner nonstop hype from ESPN; the rest of the roster benefits as well. They already got a kid into the lottery who came off the bench. I just checked the stats for the top five 2012 lottery draft picks and they were nothing to write home about. Some were not ideal size and most had plenty of flaws in their games (lack of jump shot, etc). It's all about hype.
Trey Burke and Darius Morris got hyped from ESPN because of the Fraud Five Hype they "reinvented" along with SCum on the staff.
So, James Young will get hyped like the rest.
MSU has got to play to stay in terms of media hype to compete with this. I believe they've tried with the spartan basketball program that we see on BTN, which has limited viewership.
Izzo has a sustained program of excellence, but ESPN chooses to hype the cheaters from the Fraud Five, with its much larger viewership.
The players at Scum U benefit from it while looking like world beaters while Beilein schedules weaker opponents.
We win, now we need the media exposure others get with less effort. I've concluded that Hollis and Izzo are doing their part to generate the intrigue, Nix and his teammates must continue to win.
This post was edited by mdm2005 14 months ago
The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare.
Depends on whether or not Wiggins ends up at UK. Wiggins goes there, that would likely relegate Young to a 15 minute a game player.
Yeah, NBA scouts and GM's don't evaluate talent, they just watch ESPN to see who is being hyped, and then that's who they draft......
"No one cares what you know, until they know how much you care." Mark Dantonio
Noels is going to the NBA. PayPalCal can now offer Wiggin$
He offered Wiggins months ago.
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