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Tell me what Texas is getting in Yancy-Harris, if they do in fact sign him. Looks like a good athlete, but not an explosive one like Croaker. Smooth I guess is how I would describe him from the videos. Not that really matters at the college level (see the guy on Temple that lit up Indiana). I'd say at this point in time, it is a great pickup. Not many guys with his talent are available this time of the year.
This post was edited by Silky Johnson 13 months ago
Don't see this as a surprise. Just an end to the story that had been playing out through the season.
This post was edited by salesgrower 13 months ago
Its a good pick-up, especially thus late in the process. However, I will say that I've never really been impressed by him. Not saying he's a bad player, just never wowed me. I believe that Barnes may see a more talented Ivey in this kid although I wouldn't exactly make that comparison myself. Can score a bit but isn't exactly the most aggressive scorer you'll find. Hope that helps some.
In addition to Bond & McClellan, good possibility Texas loses Kabongo, Lews, & Springmann, if he gets the TSU job
16-18 & now could lose top 3 team & backcourt scorers to be replaced with true FR?
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by mcb0703 13 months ago
It is time for change. Barnes is just not getting the most out of his players.
I think Lewis stays. Barnes is going to be here for at least another year do folks just need to suck it up and hope for the best. I wish Sheldon had toughed it out but that doesn't seem to be his nature. Wouldn't play defense and took loads of crappy shots every other game.
This post was edited by sundancekid 13 months ago
Doesn't Croaker play into this significantly?
Someone is missing the point. Bonds didn't play. He's not that good. He will likely go some where he can get more minutes.
Myck having contact with an agent last summer assured me that he is gone. I don't think Sheldon leaving has anything to do with Myck.
Thanks man I appreciate that. I saw this coming towards the end of the season. Some of the staff said it wasn't happening but, that is what Barnes gets, I wish Sheldon the all the best. I still think Barnes won't get the message. Maybe he should discipline himself now that they have lost him and Myck and have no scoring. Now they really are who they are. Give's him another excuse for next year, which he shouldn't even have. This should be his last year.
Bierce Barnes gets what he deserves and believe me he still wont' be able to see past his ego and understand how each player is different. Some you can shout at all the time and some you can't
Probably best for both parties.
Sheldon flashed amazing offensive talent at times, but he only flashed it. Hopefully he will show it at his next stop.
Barnes may have not ever gotten through to Sheldon, which is a shame. Hopefully that doesn't happen often again.
Signatures are stupid. You should block them.
Myck was gone even if his name didn't appear on the draft board. This has nothing to do with that.
One last thought - I think a lot of the people complaining about Barnes' handling of Sheldon McClellan never watched a single Bellaire game when SM was there, and also conveniently don't point out how Barnes handled other kids in his program successfully.
This post was edited by JKates 13 months ago
I agree with what you are saying but Sheldon had the ability to do that. He wasn't doing it but, he had the ability to do it.
I doubt Lewis goes anywhere but if all that happens then next year we have a lame duck coach and another year we have to suffer through and wait for him to be fired so they can hire a new coach. They need to do it now. Why do they always wait one year to long?
The question is whether we do.
Rick Barnes' first priority to keep talent on the team, Myck Kabongo's decision on his future has major implications for Texas
"Don't know. Never had one"
-- D. Royal-Mack Brown how to coach a team after a losing season
Bierce you said plain and simple. Why do we have to go another year with this guy? This year was bad enough but Texas always waits to long to make a change. Going through this year was so hard to go through and now we have to go through it again with a coach everyone knows will be gone at the end of the year. Does he even get what is happening around him? Is he even questioning how he coaches? How he acts? His offense strategies? Player development? The recruit personalities in terms of who responds well to being yelled at and who does not. All the Texas recruits he lost this year; does that even alarm him? Two transfers in one year can't even get Dodds out of his chair. I think the only thing that would change anything this year is if the players did what the players in the past did to Penders and that is go over him and straight to Dodds and tell him their concerns. Otherwise nothing happens.
Thanks. And I'm OK with this, as long as the effort and toughness is already there. That's half the battle with some of these kids, and something that McClellan never consistently showed. If he gives Barnes 100%, he'll play, and once again it'll be on coach Barnes to push the right buttons to get him to be more aggressive.
Define "everyone". Also, why do you assume these two transfers are a bad thing?
Disciplina praesidium civitatis
A Rick Barnes team with basically zero scorers. We're in for a treat next season.
Agree 100%, I watched McClellan play alot while he attended Bellaire High School, he would play when he wanted to play. Thought once he got to the college level his mind frame would change but it didn't. We all saw him play when he wanted too, take plays off when he wanted too, think coach tried to push his buttons but nothing coach did seem to work. He is what he is. I wish him the best....
We don't know Barnes will be gone at the end of the year.
I don't know about the Texas recruits other than Randle, but losing out on nearly everyone to everyone else (Wainright to Baylor, Austin to Providence, Embiid to KU), well that has to sting.
PT related transfers aren't going to cause many ADs to look closely at a coach. It takes allegations of illegal conduct or rules violations or rampant mistreatment of the players to cause a coach to get canned due to player complaints.
I really wasn't expecting McClellan to stay, so this move doesn't affect my estimation of the level of performance that can be reasonably expected next season. If Lewis leaves, like someone has intimated he might, although I hadn't previously heard anything about that, then I'll start to worry a bit more.
Wow, so much fail in this post.
1st, not sure how I've sugarcoated anything about the basketball program. I stated early in the yr that trying to run the flex offense with this roster would be a mistake. I've said in the past that recruiting guards that can't shoot, and 6'5 PF's would never lead to a NC. I've also said that my problem with firing Barnes is that, unlike most on here, I don't think we will be able to attract the names being thrown around, and could actually end up with a worse fit. UT is not the job that most on here think it is, and not all coaches will jump at $2 million a year. None of that is sugarcoating.
At the same time I don't see the transfer of a 6'5 PF and a lazy SG that couldn't stay out of the doghouse, as equaling a dumpster fire. Will McClellan's transfer be good for the program? I doubt it. We will have to find someone that can replace his scoring. But, sometimes getting rid of negative personalities, or guys that don't buy in, can have a positive effect on a team, despite talent.
Is Barnes too negative with his players? Without a doubt. Especially with a team this young. Especially when they work as hard as they do. But, the same can be said for Frank Martin and Bob Huggins. Not everyone can play for those guys.
And the part about walkons is just stupid. Even if Kabongo leaves, we will still have 11 players assuming they land Harris. Will this 11 players have a better season than last years? Doesn't look like it on paper, but it definitely could happen with players getting better and everyone being on the same page, as well as not having Kabongo's fiasco hanging over them.
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