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In Topic: Top 144

Yesterday, 08:14 AM

Yes, but our 3 Sophs have had an entire year of experience, have been well coached by JC and staff and are ready to take over now that our 5 Seniors have graduated..  Ash has played 2 years of college ball and is now starting his 4th year post-high school,  If these 4 guys step up like 3 start recruits do, then we won't need much from the 6th Frosh to make the Top 144. And BTW, the odds of at least 1 of the 6 Frosh being able to step up and contribute are not all that remote.

I have no problem accepting that our Sophomores will be better than they were as freshmen - in fact in another thread I posted that I had heard from a reliable person at SLU that TL has shown big improvement.  I also stated that I was told that Ash was our best player last year even though he could not play.  Now all that being said, is that enough to carry us without the freshmen having to make large contributions - probably not.  My point simply was to be counting on the freshmen to play well enough to make us a NCAA team is just not reasonable.

In Topic: Top 144

26 October 2014 - 06:50 PM

I find it funny that so many of the recruiting "experts" assume roster turnover = bad team.  Why can't these "experts" realize that our 3 star kids plus Ash might actually be able to play ball?  In short, we have 6 new Frosh (whom they should be able to evaluate) plus last year's 3 Frosh (who now have a year's worth of growth and experience under their belts) along with Ash, JM, AM and GG.  If Ash and only 2 of the youngsters (our 6 Frosh and 3 Sophs) step up for us this year with some of the rest filling roles, then a winning season and Top 144 finish looks certain and another NCAA Tourney looks possible. 

3 star freshmen still have an adjustment period to NCAA D1 basketball.  They are not Larry Hughes type players.  I would agree that they will grow this year and be much better as sophomores

In Topic: Crawford

26 October 2014 - 06:35 PM

He is as tall as Highmark actually was and a better athlete. If he can shoot he will be fine.

I thought he was 6'5"?

In Topic: Crawford

26 October 2014 - 06:33 PM

He's 6-4. The same as Jake. Was JB too short to play the 3?


In Topic: Top 144

25 October 2014 - 06:40 PM

JC's care taking days are over. He'll have to earn his paycheck this season. Many ups and downs this year.