College Hoops News; Transfers

Discussion in 'College Basketball' started by Freethinker, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. Jack Lambert

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    No worries, Leonardfan! No matter if white athletes aspire to play basketball or football, they'll face a lot of the same BS. Look at PG Collin Gillespie in the high school thread; he was the MVP of Pennsylvania's 2nd largest class, yet his ONLY major offer came from Villanova a couple of months ago. Weird, right? I wonder how many white ballers do the same thing, and don't get that one offer?

    It was the same thing with Kentucky's Tyler Ulis. He was like 5'8 and black, yet nobody ever questioned his ability despite his small size. However, guys like Butler's Tyler Lewis or Marquette's Andrew Rowsey (both of whom I think were taller than Ulis) were no doubt degraded because of their size.

    On the transfer front, former Oregon PG Casey Benson has a final three of: Wisconsin, Butler, and Grand Canyon. Good final three; obviously I hope he picks Butler or Wisconsin. I'd rather have him at Butler; the Badgers already have a PG in Trice, plus Brad Davison coming in next year, whereas Butler only has unproven Paul Jorgensen at the position.
     
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  3. Jack Lambert

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    William and Mary forward Jack Whitman is transferring to Kansas for his grad year!! Wow! I didn't think that would happen. Cullen Neal is transferring to St. Mary's for his last year.

    In addition to Trevor Anderson, Wisconsin picks up a quality walk-on in SG Walt McGrory, who spurned offers from teams like South Dakota State, Brown, and Drake.

    Butler also picked up a quality walk-on from Utah in 3-point sniper Connor Fulton. He's one of the best players in Utah, also spurning offers from lower D1 schools like North Dakota to play in a bigger conference. He can make threes, as you can see from the below video.

    http://www.courtsidefilms.com/news_article/show/616978?referrer_id=1156386
     
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  4. Shadowlight

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    Some breaking news today. Apparently Thomas Welsh and Mo Wagner and the Turkish center for NC State are returning to school instead of staying in the draft. None of them performed that well on the athletic tests at the combine. Svi of Kansas has about five hours left to make a decision.
    On another note Syracuse just signed 6"9" Slovakian Marek Dolezaj. Quite a surprise to me as he is rated as a four star recruit plus word is he is very athletic. Nice late pick up for the Orange class of 2017.
     
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    This just in. I know JL will be happy. Svi is staying at Kansas for his senior year. All of the young men staying in school are making the right decision. Good for them for making the mature move. And good for college basketball. I am not totally satisfied for I felt none of the white underclass players who stayed in the draft made the correct decision but at least a few of the potentially lower drafted guys chose to stay in school.
     
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