2019 Class

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  1. BrentwoodJacket

    BrentwoodJacket Flats Noob

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    There was no reason to turn down a top recruit whether Okogie left or stayed. Have we signed a high school player since the Bell affair blew up?
     
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  2. JelloJacket

    JelloJacket Varsity Lurker

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  3. Vespidie

    Vespidie Jolly Good Fellow

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    I disagree on Drew now. When we were originally in the Drew sweepstakes, I would have taken a chance on him. However if one examines his history since making the jump to coach in P5 isn't very attractive. He followed his father, and a very good situation for him at Valpo and rode that momentum very well in a lower level basketball conference. He then made the jump to Vandy and they have steadily gotten worse (record wise) under his watch. It appears to me that he bit off more than he could chew and that is rearing it's head and has at this point culminated in an Ofer in conference this year (which isn't something to be proud of). Would I want him here after his body of work now? Absolutely not.
     
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  4. BrentwoodJacket

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    JelloJacket Varsity Lurker

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    The entire freshman class.
     
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    Two committed in October 2017 and one committed in early November 2017 before the Bell violations and the Okogie and Jackson suspensions hit in late November 2017. No high school player has commited since early November 2017. I hope we get at least one late commit this spring. It has been 16 months at this point.
     
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    Who knows but what Drew would have done well here? His personality may fit the culture here better than Pastner fits. Vandy has been a train wreck. But, no one coaches in a vacuum. Starting at Vandy while Tennessee, LSU and Auburn are getting much better makes for bad timing.
     
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    I don't know the answer, but he also may have been the recipient of a very good supporting cast at Valpo from assistants on down. It's much easier to succeed when one has people around that are familiar and reasonably competent. Starting over with unknowns while trying to make your mark can be overwhelming and time consuming in addition to concentrating on just the coaching aspect.
     
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    Did they commit before the scandal broke but sign after it? Because as we all know, commitments just mean 'you've got a chance to sign 'em.'
     
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    Devoe and Moore signed on November 15, 2017. Sjolund signed on November 8, 2017. All three were signed before the Okogie and Jackson supensions were announced.
     
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    The Bell stuff is old news and not in the minds of recruits. It was such a small blip on the national news compared to LSU, Arizona, Auburn, Bama, ect that are caught up in the FBI investigations.
     
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    jacket0224 The Guy You Hate Because He Is Always Right

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    Interesting to hear from the viewpoint of a recruit. Which other offers are you considering?
     
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    We made the final 6 for a 4 star center from Connecticut.
     
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    Would be a huge get, but unfortunately I've become pessimistic on bball recruiting.
     
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  15. smokey_wasp

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    I am preparing for butthurt for sure. I think we came in 2nd on both Watson and Lawson.
     
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    LOL. Nobody's coming any time soon with the NCAA hanging over us.
     
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    When the NCAA wraps up we may not have any scholarships to offer.
     
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    We just offered a 3 star SG, Asanti Price. We will probably get him. He doesn't have any major offers. Apparently a very good shooter.
     
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    Well, that is very encouraging news.
     
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