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  1. Recruiting - 2019

    Shooting guard to replace Henriquez, small forward to replace Bess and a point guard to learn from Goodwin/Bishop. I don't see any shooting guards leaning our way in 2019 who are as talented as Henriquez so hopefully we're able to pick up an impact transfer in the spring instead. There's a talented kid from Virginia Beach named Michael Christmas who has already visited campus. He will be a priority recruit. And everyone already knows about Yuri Collins. There's isn't any going to be much time available at the point right away. A local kid who projects as a mid-major+ recruit may be our best option.
  2. Recruiting - 2018 class

    When Illinois is really good, they get a lot of media exposure in St. Louis. And they don't have the racial baggage that Boone County does. The last time Illinois was really good and their coach was a good recruiter, St. Louis high school talent was weak. Now St. Louis area talent is strong and Chicago area talent over the next few years is weak. We're in uncharted territory here.
  3. Recruiting - 2018 class

    Illinois has a good tactical coach and has pulled in back to back Mr. Basketballs. I'm more concerned about Underwood in the regional recruiting scene than anybody else, in the long term.
  4. OT: Tatum cashes in

    If Ford was the coach 2 years ago, we still were not getting Tatum. We didn't have a talent on the team to make his one year in college in worthwhile. Unlike Michael Porter, he didn't have a top 25 kid brother who could have made us a power in the A10. But let's say we did get him. It would have been like Davidson last year -- gaudy numbers for Peyton Aldridge but the team was only above average. And that's assuming Coach Ford would have been able to bring in a transfer that was as talented as Jack Gibbs. Jayson Tatum is a great talent but unlike Larry Hughes he lacks the playmaking skills to make the players around him better.
  5. Recruiting - 2018 class

    Those of us who have seen this happen to other programs could clearly see the rumor was unfounded. Tigerboard diehards trolled us and Mizzou media shills amplified their trolling. Some of our insecure fans gave this trolling credence. We have insecure fans for a reason. We're not used to getting our way. Next time Mizzou shills troll us our folks will be better equipped to handle it.
  6. Recruiting - 2018 class

    Technically that's true, but as far as getting kids in for official visits, that's over until the spring. Talen Horton-Tucker, for example ,has better offers from schools that still have open scholarships. He won't be making an official visit here. If Jared Rhoden was coming, he would have committed already. Instead he's taking official visits to P5 schools that have recently offered. We've never been in a better position to sign a stud transfer in the spring than we are now. We're going to be one of the top mid-major programs in the country going into next season and we'll have plenty of time to offer to an experienced player once Henriquez, Bess and Foreman graduate.
  7. Recruiting - 2018 class

    Sounds like a plan. I have one suggestion. Close this thread until signing day but keep it open through the high school season. We need a place to post game accounts of our recruits.
  8. Roster updated

    The old Welmer couldn't have benched 175 last year, never mind 225. https://twitter.com/Riley__Allen/status/894550197489065985
  9. Mickey Pearson Commits

    Mickey's high school competition is very weak and he averaged 5 ppg for an above average AAU team. The high school gurus in his state, who've watched him a lot more than we have, rank him around the 7th best prospect in the 2018 Kentucky class. He was recruited at the level someone of his profile would normally be recruited. Normally, someone like this goes to the Horizon and lights it up in the tournament in three years.
  10. Mickey Pearson Commits

    I hope John Hardin's coach took the opportunity to upgrade the team's schedule with their recent infusion in talent. Mickey needs to be tested against better competition: https://www.prephoops.com/2017/08/prospect-spotlight-mickey-pearson-2018/ "I definitely need to step my play up and become a better leader. I think we can make a run at Rupp Arena and our goal is to win a state championship. My individual goal is the be Mr. Basketball." John Hardin will have an opportunity to win the 5th region. They return Anthony Witherspoon to go with Pearson. They will also benefit from the new addition of senior athletic swingman Malik Wright. Rising Sophomore Preston Murrell is a legitimate 6’8″ and could provide big minutes for the Bulldogs from the center position. The bottom line is that for John Hardin to reach their team goals, Mickey Pearson needs to reach his potential as a basketball player. If he bulks up and continues developing his ball handling and wing skills, the Bulldogs should finish their season at Rupp Arena in March. Of all the kids in the 2018 class in Kentucky, Mickey has the most potential of all because of his size and skill set. But as he starts his senior year, the time for potential has passed. It’s time to go and show he’s better than his current #7 ranking in our current PHKY rankings.
  11. Practice news

    We already know what Stu is capable of. When he's cleared to interview the players, we'll get more substantive articles. Like this one from last year: http://www.stltoday.com/sports/college/slu/two-who-stayed-at-slu-hope-for-better-times/article_675ee172-f07c-515b-a1f9-3b3da71b9d03.html But we'll never get the thorough coverage that the Dayton beat writer provides. The Post Dispatch has no interest in finding that person. Jablonski's a competent writer AND a Flyer fan. These articles all appeared in the last five days. http://www.mydaytondailynews.com/sports/coaches-teammates-helping-antetokounmpo-cope-with-tragedy/HlNRLgpJHp3p6h7pop4xFM/ http://www.mydaytondailynews.com/sports/landers-wants-glue-guy-for-dayton-flyers/0hblH1wiN9UA7yZZdO4cjM/ http://www.mydaytondailynews.com/sports/crosby-confident-entering-junior-season-dayton/gybh9dUNVJZ5Kk4BjHnxsJ/
  12. SLU Soccer 2017

    If prospective American elite players start playing 3 years later, they should come into their own three years later, correct? So where are the American born soccer players over 21 who are considered world-class players? I don't see any.
  13. SLU Soccer 2017

    I get the impression that other than Pulisic, none of our other players would even make the roster of the top 20 teams in the world.
  14. SLU Soccer 2017

    Who are the three best American soccer players and how do they rank on the world stage?
  15. Recruiting - 2018 class

    If Coach Ford wants to make inroads into his home state, which has some pretty good players in 2020, now is a pretty good time. It's not necessary to hit a home run with this scholarship. And Pearson definitely has upside. He just hasn't played anybody.
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