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  1. Count me in the group that considers this a very good hire. Tate is a steal and I was really worried we would end up with someone with far less experience for that last spot. While I definitely have concerns about the in-game coaching, I also don't really know enough about Macon or Bailey to have a fair opinion on that. It's something that has to be considered, for sure. But I don't see us as having enough info to really make a good judgement. Excited to see us get some talented players and also look forward to seeing what types of game plans these coaches end up putting forth.
  2. I just watched his highlight reel. It just goes to show how different players can thrive under different systems. His baskets were not the type of baskets that he would've been getting under a Jim Crews offense. Gives me hope that someone like Reggie, Roby, Bartley or Neufeld might be much better under a new system
  3. A nice frosh year? He scored 2.5 ppg and pulled in 1.8 rpg against relatively weak competition. That's fine for a freshman but we shouldn't act like he is the one that got away. I also saw him play lots in high school. Not knocking the player, but the WCC is a better fit for him than the A-10. See no reason why he'd be an upgrade over our bigs. Gillmann was a better high school player than him as well.
  4. While I don't necessarily think it's a given that all four of those guys (particularly Watson) will be consensus top 100 prospects, I cannot think of a time in recent memory when there were four players in St. Louis rated that highly. The best class in recent memory was either this past year (led by Tatum, Cook, Snead) or 2011 (BJ Young, McLemore and Beal). It's very interesting that only one of those guys plays for the Eagles.
  5. Any update on Assistant Coach #3?
  6. I don't think we should be too worried about where players fit in positionally with the current roster. This team needs upgraded talent more than anything. If Bess is an A-10 or better quality player, then he is worth a scholarship, especially this late in the spring.
  7. I wouldn't read into Verbal Commit's ranking as it uses a Rivals ranking of the other Jalen Johnson (Tennessee recruit). Still seems like a great pick-up
  8. Depends on who the recruits are and what types of visits they are (i.e. official or unofficial)
  9. This may not be entirely relevant to SLU but Brandon McKissic from SLUH has picked up offers from DePaul and Murray State. He is a 6'1" combo guard that's been mentioned before. I know Claggett has a good relationship with SLU still. Would personally be fun to see Ford and staff show interest in McKissic.
  10. Think it's a little unfair to accuse the kid of "pulling the race card." I can't imagine what it would be like to be an non-catholic, African-American student at Vianney, DeSmet, SLUH (where I went), etc. I understand the point and also am disappointed to hear he has not proven to be a particularly hard worker. Still think he's worth giving the benefit of the doubt to (And @TheChosenOne, I know you weren't saying the opposite of this).
  11. I don't think its an overreaction at all. I have no idea if these kids will decide to come to SLU or if Ford's recruiting style will be successful. All I think is that it is pretty clear he is offering scholarships more aggressively than past coaches have.
  12. This is more offers in such a short span than when Crews took over, when Majerus took over or when Soderberg took over (though the info wasn't as good back then). Not sure what your problem with the point is, but it's clear that Ford is being more aggressive offering scholarships than prior coaches have been.
  13. Perhaps it should be qualified with "in terms of offering scholarships to players." I don't have enough information to speculate otherwise.
  14. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say this is the busiest SLU has been on the recruiting trail in the last 10-15 years.
  15. I don't think there's a question that it CAN be done without local players. But I don't get why some on here act as if it should be done without local players. There is an inherent advantage to recruiting players from your city: you can see them earlier and more often, just as they can interact with your program more frequently.