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Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26 1m
University of Texas guard Julien Lewis told FOX 26 Sports he has informed the school he is transferring. He was their 3rd leading scorer
9 and 4 at Texas sucks!
- Jeff Howe
I am so glad that as fans that we have put in the tough times as we waited patiently for the young players to grow up and mature. Now, we can see the fruits of our labor as the youngsters will become upperclassmen.
It'll be interesting to follow the careers of the transfers as a Rick Barnes case study.
Are we going to be able to field a team next season?
I heard a couple weeks ago that he intends to go to Fresno State.
This is good news for me as I still have a year of eligibility and messed around at Enfield park and got a triple double last night.
I think you overvalue his contributions. It's always a shame when talented players give up, whatever the reason.
Julien Lewis leaving hurts.
Barnes and staff did a flat out lousy job with the 2011 recruiting class...A LOUSY JOB. Out of 7 players signed, only 1 remains, Jonathan Holmes. 4 transfered out, 1 went Pro early, and 1 never qualified....that is pathetic recruiting...pathetic.
If Barnes and staff don't want to play the AAU recruiting game ($$$), then they better do a better job of identifying the players that will fit their system...hard working, tough, grind it out type of players....or it's going to cost them their jobs.
This post was edited by horn1chris 14 months ago
As one of Barnes' biggest supporters in his early years, it's readily apparent, and has been for two years, that he has lost touch with his players. Barnes was always frank, but funny and personable. Now he just seems angry and out of touch. Considering he was never a great X's and O's coach, but thrived on getting the most out of his players and recruiting top talent, I'm just not sure what there is left that he brings to the table.
Has anyone broken down the games of our cheerleaders? It is likely at least one will be counted upon at this point.
My pictorial comment was not meant as a comment on the specific loss of Lewis any more than it was meant to derogate the quality of the talent remaining in Ibeh, Ridley, Lammert, Papi, Holmes, Holland, Felix, and the incoming freshmen. It was a comment regarding the fact there is a single player remaining from the 2011 class, which was supposed to be the first year of a new plan to emphasize long term team building with 3-4 year players rather than a focus on early entry candidates. If the plan is for long term players, the plan is doomed if the players do not stay for long, whether due to NBA aspirations, beefs with the coach, or lack of gruntledness over rotational position.
Texas goes into the 2013-14 season with one junior, 6 sophomores (three of whom have less than 600 minutes experience), and 4 freshmen on scholarship. Get ready for another year of youth making mistakes, getting in the doghouse, getting in funks because of it, etc. The 2011 class has been little short of a disaster, and I mean no offense to the sole remaining Longhorn, who is a player I think deserves a bit less criticism than he usually gets around here.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by bierce 14 months ago
so I don't have to google, who is the sole remaining 2011 recruit and who else was in that class?
Holmes is still here.
Gibbs transferred last summer.
Kabongo is off to the NBA
McClellan and Bond already announced their intentions to transfer.
Texas has a single player left out of a six man recruiting class that consisted of one guy who had "early entry" and five guys who had "career collegian" written on their scouting reports. (Maybe McClellan or Lewis had a hope of catching a great junior year and going after 3, but Kabongo was the only guy in the class who looked to be early entry all the way.)
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Bravo man now you are backing up your words. +100000000000000000000000
I can see what he was thinking but he just didn't start off correctly and it is costing him bigtime. But so what Bierce. That is the last one who really doesn't want to be here. There young again next year but lets see what happens with guys that want to work hard and want to play here.
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