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  1. We're going to suffer some frustrating losses if we're shooting 60% from the line as a team. Bishop and Roby are going to be the first subs off the bench for that reason alone. And Henriquez or Bishop/Roby may have to be our primary ball handlers at the end of close games to ice it at the line.
  2. In all seriousness, we may need Bishop and Roby to play 20 min a game just so we have ballhandlers in the game who can hit free throws.
  3. When we added Lisch and Liddell and virtually nothing else, we went from 9 to 16 wins.
  4. Sorry, didn't mean to imply we could lose two players for the whole season. But certainly we could still manage to beat the likes of Fordham and Davidson if we had two guys down for a few games. Imagine how different tonight's game would have been with Goodwin, Graves, Bess and Foreman. With those guys we probably win the rebounding battle tonight and score more easily.
  5. I thought the same thing after Wade's first class but in his defense he didn't have much time to put it together. His recruiting since then has been remarkable. He has a top 50 freshman out with an injury and two more top 100 players coming in next year.
  6. If we had four of the six new guys at the start of this season, you don't think we would be in the top half of the A10?
  7. That's about the size of it. Isn't it wonderful having so much depth that even if two players get injured we can still win ball games?
  8. We have 13 scholarships. If we fill all 13, every year we're going to see 3 guys who ride the pine. That's a feature, not a bug. I'm a Zeke Moore fan. If he can't beat out the guards who are coming in, he will be one of the 3 players who sits. That's the way it's supposed to be. Graves is an athletic freak and Coach Ford is serious about upgrading the athleticism of our roster. But If Bishop puts up stellar numbers in Graves' absence, then it will be hard for the latter to get on the floor when he becomes eligible. Again, that's the way it's supposed to be. That's the nature of competition. Either way the team wins. Ford redshirted high upside players when he was at Okie State. Don't be surprised if he uses a redshirt on a 2018 or 2019 player.
  9. Doc, we'll need at least one scholarship for a point guard in the 2018 class. The staff is seriously evaluating at least a half dozen candidates on the east coast. Would be shocked to us see us burn a scholly on a 2017 player who isn't going to make the rotation.
  10. Tabbs dropped 35 with 5 dimes in an upset of DeMatha on Friday. That's big time.
  11. For the 2nd time in a decade SLU has been the beneficiary of a perfect storm. The first time it was a Hall of Fame coach with questionable health who wanted to get back to the Midwest to be closer to his mother. What we needed then was someone who could build a winning team by any (legal) means necessary. But what SLU desperately needed to build a sustainable program in the long term was someone who could bring local top 150 players here. That's what all the really successful mid-majors do. Once a school produces enough local success stories, area kids increasingly identify with the local school and recruiting becomes much easier. And this time we have a former A-10 coach who excels at recruiting, and is still being paid handsomely by his previous employer, fall into our lap. You can draw a 200 mile radius around the school and over the next 3 years, there's enough talent to field a starting five. And that's even conceding that we're going to lose 2-3 players to other schools. Exciting times.
  12. Hellems was playing like a top 100 player before that Indiana offer. He was playing good defense, leading the team in rebounding and, of course, scoring. He was absolutely lighting up the stronger teams on Chaminade's schedule. Hellems was playing with supreme confidence. Now he's playing anxious, IMO.
  13. Ever since Hellems got that Indiana offer, his game has cratered. He is in an abysmal shooting slump. He's committing silly fouls. I don't think he's scored within 10 points of his average in the last 5 games. i feel for the kid. Hope he snaps out of it and shows out in the playoffs
  14. Three-star combo guard Wynston Tabbs still has us high on his list. Put up some impressive numbers for Team Melo 16U last year. Proficient scorer but also gets after it on defense.
  15. I 'm hopeful that May can negotiate with the Big East from a position of strength when SLU is playing in a packed arena and is receiving national TV coverage, starting in 2018.