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When I heard the news, one of my first thoughts was how happy Beast was going to be.
I have been a big supporter of finishing this thing so he can play assuming he would not lie. I have not seen what the NCAA is going to release yet but, if they can actually prove without a doubt that he lied to them then I don't want him back even if they can get him back on appeal because he hurt his team by doing so. If it is a Shabbaz situation where he was suspended for the entire season and then reduced to three games or Myck can appeal and prove he was not lying then that is a different story.
You really can't have it both ways and advocate the NCAA taking additional broad enforcement powers in the Paterno case (as you did) and then be surprised that they would overstep in something like the Kabongo case. It was always clear that the NCAA went rogue a long time ago and we can't applaud just because it happened to someone else and then cry when it happens to us
It sounds like Barnes knows there will be an appeal but how long does that take? Do we get him half-way into the conference season?
Do we know what the compliance office procedures are, or if they were told by the NCAA not to tell the coaches?
“Kansas may wind up number one in these polls, but that would be so unfair to Texas...” -- Len Elmore, 2/13/11
How do you know what really went down with Kabongo or whether the suspension is deserved or not? I'm quite sure the NCAA isn't out to get poor Texas.
Disciplina praesidium civitatis
This is totally reasonable. Frankly, I didn't see ANYTHING last year that came close to suggesting that he's an NBA caliber player. He isn't a point guard, and he isn't good enough at creating his own offense to play as a 2.
Well, the same could be said for Cory Joseph and he's cashing a first round check in the D-league. Maybe Myck can hope for another strike/lockout.
Weak draft in 2011. Very weak draft.
Kabongo is most definitely a point guard. He might not be an NBA caliber point guard today, but he's a point guard all the way.
I know what position he's listed, but I just don't buy it. I didn't see any quality PG characteristics in his play last year, at least not nearly the level of play that matched his alleged talent level.
I've seen more pure PG play-making ability in Jevan Felex, 11 games in, than Kabongo showed all of last year.
If he isn't a PG in the NBA, he's nothing.
Kabongo really screwed himself and his team with some totally unnecessary idiocy.
if Kabongo makes it in the NBA as a starting point guard within the next 3 years, I'll eat my keyboard.
Sorry, but this isn't football. These kids have played against more national and international competition than they ever will in college, meaning he has competed with guys in the NBA right now. The NBA scouts know exactly who they want college or not, which is why he's still on Mock drafts. He looked so uncomfortable and not himself so much that I really was pissed at Barnes.
Kabongo looks like a center to me. Game is eerily similar to Gheorghe Muresan's.
I think you miss my point. Players do get better over time. There are quality PG characteristics in his play. They just need a lot of refinement. He needs to make better decisions on the floor. Kabongo will play in the NBA, but he needs to improve his game to have a successful career there.
He is a point guard and will be in the NBA. He may not stick long but he will get drafted as a point guard.
No! No! NO! Manute Bol!
Just ignore me. My negativity with football is carrying over. I also despise how the one and done culture is destroying my beloved college basketball.
So the NBA never draft bad players?
The draft, like recruiting, is nothing but an educated crap shoot. Further, like Texas, most professional organizations care only about the measurable attributes. That's why Tom Brady can fall to the 6th round, Drew Brees to the 2nd round, and Johnny Manziel can't get an offer from Texas.
Rule #1 Don't lie to the NCAA.
Rule #2 Don't tell the NCAA anything
Rule #3 Always read rule #2 before rule #1
This post was edited by Hooked636905 16 months ago
What if we play him anyways? The games are forfeited? Mine as well just play him we aren't going anywhere this season anyways.
Hello? HELLO? Anybody home?
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