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  1. Blake Harris attends the same high school as former Billiken Randy Pulley. Pulley actually served a year as head coach back in the 2011-2012 season.
  2. The ratings are averages from the major recruiting sites. The recruiting analysts focus almost exclusively on the the top 150 rising seniors going into the summer. Three star status is accorded, roughly, to kids ranked between 120 and 350. Most of the 3 star ratings simply haven't been handed out yet. Check again in another 3-4 months.
  3. No one else has to leave if Hines goes back to walk-on status. The four players we have so far replace Jolly, Reynolds, Ash and Milik.
  4. How so?
  5. Yes, Zeke was in the picture.
  6. Zeke's already enrolled, Taj.
  7. I'm neither pleased nor unhappy about the present performance. I'm familiar with what our present weaknesses are, I know there are no quick fixes and the team's record is about what I thought it would be at this point. I predicted 16-15 before the season started and this is basically what a 16-15 team looks like. If we had a current record of say, 7-1, that would be consistent with a 22 win team not a 16-15 one.
  8. I could understand the "both sides do it" argument if the volume had been remotely equal. But if one side is posting 5 negative comments for every positive one, that's not a compelling argument. Hell, we've had entire threads derailed by folks who just wanted to take a potshot at the coach.
  9. I'm optimistic about the long term future of this team. About the short term future of this board, not so much. Some folks have adopted a narrative that we are a team with poor talent and an even worse coach, and they are going to remind us of that narrative at every opportunity. If the team finishes above .500, it's not like these posters are going to held accountable for the last 9 months worth of posts. They'll just move the goalposts back and start a new line of criticism. The narrative of the clueless coach who can't recruit or develop talent won't change. And that's their prerogative. Contrary to their belief, a high volume of forum posts isn't necessary to field a decent basketball team.
  10. I think we established ourselves a C+ team three games ago. It was clear we were struggling with the motion offense and that it wasn't going to be a short fix. Inexplicably, we had our best defensive showing in two years against a team averaging nearly 90 ppg. A week later we flat on our faces a week later against Morehead State. I think Morehead State is better than us (their defense is legit) but not that much better. But that's what developing teams do. If you go by our game by game performance, our grade will probably change every week. If you limit your grades to five game stretches, I think you'll find we're a C+ team. Which would still be a significant improvement over last year.
  11. Utah already has victories over San Diego State, BYU and a 6-1 Texas Tech team. They've got a 7 footer averaging 20 and 10. Maybe Utah is the B+ team and WSU with Van Fleet just became an A- team overnight.
  12. I stand corrected about Webster Groves. The supporting cast is only above average but their defense is stout. Put on a clinic in turning defense into offense in the two games I saw. Ramey's assist numbers will be just fine.
  13. Apparently Wichita State has righted the ship. Knocked off #25 Utah by 17.
  14. Calbert Cheaney taking in Courtney Ramey and Webster Groves vs Hazelwood West tonight. Going to be hard for Ramey to rack up many assists this year. Supporting cast is kinda pedestrian.