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First to decide is Jaylen Bond. Temple.
Maybe he can get a waiver and play against us next year, but I guess he's already on record as saying he was looking for a better fit, so the NCAA probably won't buy a "family hardship" argument.
Surprised he landed at a high major school and didn't see anything during his time here that would warrant the freakish athlete label.
The things being said about Bond in fall 2011 made it sound like he was showing a lot more of the athleticism. Maybe it was the color of the shades through which he was viewed. Maybe the injuries had a much greater effect on his play than we have previously thought. I don't know. I liked Bond and wish him well.
Meanwhile, Myck Kabongo doesn't know where he will play, but he is regret free. "It was a learning experience, it was a curveball that I had to face and I think I hit a home run with it, the way I handled it."
How nice for him.
This post was edited by bierce 14 months ago
"It made me a better person, a better teammate and a better basketball player so, no, no regrets at all.”
As you said, "How nice for him."
I do not see how his lack of responsibility in his personal matters, that, in effect, affected the entire team could possibly have made him a better teammate. Myck seems like a nice guy, but the only way he hit a "home run" was in avoiding personal responsibility. The decisions he made do not make him a bad person, but his manner of explaining everything away does indicate a propensity for spinning a story to present himself in the best possible light, and that could be interpreted as an indicator of one's character. But, he is young, and the rules are complicated, and for their part in this story, the University compliance staff did seem to drop the ball, so to speak. So ... as you, I will say, "how nice for him", though the phrase "sense of entitlement" does seem to keep popping up in the back of my mind.
I'm going to guess that Lewis will land at Fresno State, McClellan @ UH with LJ Rose, and Kabongo in Charlotte in the 2nd rd.
Didn't Jordan have DJ for a while? I don't think he is going to think much of Myck.
Obviously Myck is the hardest to predict. I was trying to think of a team in the early part of the 2nd round that could use a back up PG.
As for MJ, he might not like DJ for top 5 but in the 2nd round almost everyone is a risk and likely failure so I doubt he will even care that Myck went to UT.
Well with DJ it's that he is so small. It's his shot and some quickness that keeps him in the NBA. TJ could fly by you and jump so that kept him in as well but, Mcyk is fast and that is it. He has no jump shot at all. It will be interesting to see who takes him if anybody does. If nobody does he will come out with the same old line that he made the right decision to come out just like PJ said when he didn't get drafted.
I don't disagree. I thought he should have stayed. But, I think he'll get drafted. He has speed and quickness that can't be taught. The other things can be, in theory.
Sheldon McClellan to Miami.
I hope that Myck goes in round 1,but I'd like to see the Rockets land him if he goes round 2.
uh, he'll have to play defense there too. Good luck, Sheldon.
There is talk about McClellan to Miami and the possibility of Young to Texas or Baylor on Barking Carnival - not really any new info except the thought about the Young father and son possibly being a package deal ... sounds like idle speculation.
Also, interview with TJ Ford on Barking Carnival ... interesting comments by TJ regarding his advice to Isaiah Taylor about his future relationship with Coach Barnes.
"On in coming PG Isaiah Taylor, Rick Barnes:
My advice to Isaiah Taylor is to build a strong bond with Coach Barnes. Learn to understand him both on and off the court. The relationship is the key thing with him. He's a coach's coach and a tough-love guy but when he loves you, he's all in.
Rick Barnes was a huge part of my success. He saw something in me that was bigger than basketball. He told me at age 18 if I came to Texas, I would make history and change the culture in Texas and make it COOL to come to the University of Texas to play. I believed every word he said and my dream came true. Now it's my turn to go to work to positively effect lives." That last sentence in TJ's quote is referring to his player development program - see full interview at Barking Carnival.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by BudreauReye 13 months ago
Thanks for those BudreauReye, but I have to say the Barking Carnival thing on the Youngs being a package deal is nothing more than the author's speculation based on the mere fact that Michael said Joseph said he can't play for a coach that doesn't want his dad around. The speculation also ignores the reality that no school can offer Michael anything other than a coaching position and be allowed to land Joseph.
Maybe the whole thing is a charade to get someone to give dad an assistant coaching job, but I kind of doubt it. Michael Young is 52, so he isn't going to get on a hiring track to lead to a head coaching job at this point. I certainly don't see Barnes firing Springmann or Lanier, and I have a hard time seeing him ever playing the replace a coach to suit a recruit kind of game, so even Ogden is probably safe.
Young has actually kind of painted himself into a corner in which he can't help his dad get a better job. Maybe Drew will bite, but I don't think he will. Wherever Joseph winds up, I seriously doubt his dad will be there as anything but a fan.
I agree. That is why I thought it was "idle speculation" on the part of Barking Carnival. If Young wants to come to Texas, and that means that one of our newly recruited guards, or one that is currently on the team is the odd man out ultimately ... more power ... it is a long off season, and it is hot and humid here in Austin. I know that this is magical thinking, but I try to comfort myself with the idea that the 21st of June is the longest day of the year ... after that, I try to convince myself that as the days get shorter ... as the summer progresses ... surely, each day must be getting cooler and cooler ... and about then, I realize that I need to come in to where the air conditioning is and stop gazing at the sun ... at noon. ;)
(See gilgamesh! Without that winky smiley, the end of that post would not have worked out so well. Sometimes you gotta understand that incorporating new conventions, in spite of the fact that you are an old fart an you don't wanna, can actually facilitate communications! And, bierce! I am not talking to you!)
This post has been edited 7 times, most recently by BudreauReye 13 months ago
If Michael Young is involved, Joseph will not be coming to UT. I seriously doubt he would be either way actually. He's not a Barnes type of player.
I talked to a current UH player last week and he stressed that getting rid of the Youngs was the best thing to happen to them. Said they were pure drama.
A better transfer to take in from a purely talent standpoint would be De'Angelo Harrison from St.John's. But there is some baggage there also. The kid can absolutely stroke it though. One of the top H.S. shooters I have ever seen in person. Other being Keith Frazier.
Of course you weren't. I may have once claimed to be Grinchmael, but I never claimed to be two-thirds god.
But I'm sorry, using smilies is to me too much like Matthew Arnold italicizing or underlining words in his poetry. It's cheating. If he couldn't make the rhythm of the syllables in the words create the needed emphasis, then he should have started over.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by bierce 13 months ago
Et tu Enkidu? Would you rather use similies? Beware! Humbaba has risen from the Underworld!
Like I said. The off season is long. Even a nap did not help! Especially with the Harlot yelping in my ear and chomping on my nose!
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by BudreauReye 13 months ago
In regards to Harrison, there is more than "some" baggage. He's crazy good though, just be thankful he didn't choose Baylor out of high school
Harrison is back with St. John's. He isn't going anywhere.
It's my understanding that he is looking to transfer.
Really? Is that a new development?
I'm shocked they let him come back even though I shouldn't be
This post was edited by Beast 512 13 months ago
Idk. The same UH player that told me about the Young's said that Harrison was trying to transfer to UH. They have been friends for a while now.
Miami is the perfect home for McClellan. Larranga is the anti-Barnes from a coaching perspective. He is purely into building self-esteem rather than tearing it down. If there is a coaching style that McClellan will flourish under; its Larranga. If he bombs there; its purely a reflection on him. He's getting a second chance that a lot of people don't get. It will be interesting to see if he's willing to take advantage of it.
Myck will be drafted; probably in the first half of the second round. Then he will spend at least two years in the D-league trying to develop a fully rounded game; especially a jump shot. There are more holes in his game than Swiss cheese.
Other than Scipio, I don't know why anyone looks at the Barking Carnival. Its a bunch of clowns.
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