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  1. ACE

    Recruiting - 2019

    Ford indicated he was recruiting in New England recently? Gotta figure there is a good chance it was in the prep school circuit? Haven't heard us connected to any of those players yet.
  2. ACE

    GDT @ Flappy Birds

    No thank you to the first option. When the school year began, we had 13 scholarship players and we now barely have enough to play. I think we should know by now that you can never have too much depth.
  3. ACE

    GDT @ Flappy Birds

    The fact that we are again in position scrambling to fill more scholarships in the spring has nothing to do with going after grad transfers last year. It has more to do with 2, possibly 3 freshmen leaving and with a player having a career ending injury. Ford entered this season with 5 freshmen, so it's not like he abandoned the idea of signing young players.
  4. ACE

    GDT @ Flappy Birds

    So freshmen can't wait their turn on the bench behind a senior for one season? What would have been a better use of those last two scholarships? Another freshman guard or two? Kids leave too when there are too many players at the same position in one class. And kids also leave when there is a quality transfer sitting out and then becomes eligible and takes away playing time. And some kids leave because they miss their mommy or they're trying to run away from bad people in their hometown or because they over-inflate how good they are. Basically a lot of kids leave in today's college basketball for a variety of reasons, so you might as well try to build the most talented roster you can and create competition. Some kids are gong to fall by the wayside in the process. You think really good players like Bess and French care about competition at their respective positions? I doubt it. I suspect they are confident and will work and believe they are good enough to earn playing time. I think guys like that want the coach to surround them with other talented players to try to win and don't care about perceived competition for playing time.
  5. ACE

    GDT @ Flappy Birds

    But the expectation of this team heading into this season is that it was going to be a NCAA Tourney. Adding a couple of grad transfers made sense. You would have given Thor and Jacobs a bunch of minutes and felt good about our chances? Thatch has had a significant role this year and gotten some good experience. Now with the dream of an at-large bid over, I'm on board with him getting more minutes the rest of the way and it appears Ford is as well. FT has gotten over 20 minutes his last three games after getting 12 and 14 the previous two games.
  6. ACE

    GDT @ Flappy Birds

    Outside of Bess, it hasn't worked as expected for most of the players on the team.
  7. ACE

    GDT @ Flappy Birds

    Agreed. Many people on this board were convinced we were going to likely be a Tourney team BEFORE Isabell and Wiley signed. Now apparently they are big reasons why this season has been a disappointment? Righting off an entire category of player (grad transfers) just because you don't like the way a couple of them have performed is really short-sighted. I would have been thrilled if we landed Justin Coleman (who visited) or a player like Mooney at Texas Tech. This season would have been a LOT worse, without the two grad transfers. A lot of more of Jacobs and Thor would have been better?
  8. ACE

    Signed Recruit Thread 2018-19

    Even with Jimmerson coming in, we will STILL need to add some more reliable 3-point threats.
  9. ACE

    GDT @ Flappy Birds

    I will go ahead and propose my own conspiracy theory. The injury happened on Jan. 19 right at the start of the second semester. He may be trying to pull a Keith Carter and make the case that he is missing the second semester due to injury. Then when he transfers, he will try to become eligible second semester of next year. Looks likely a 5th scholarship will open up. Bring on the grad transfers and JUCOs.
  10. The way I look at it, the clock is ticking on the Goodwin/French duo. No at-large this year, next year in the junior years, if you approach it as a rebuilding year, then we're just left with them taking their shot at the Dance their senior year. That would be disappointing. Try to upgrade the best you can for next season and take your shot. With so many scholarships available, we could still add one or two more high school players, but that should be it.
  11. I'm with you. The aversion of some to GT's is odd. Next year's roster is at stands is screaming for one or two. It balances the classes and will give the freshmen one more year to develop, instead of being thrown into the fire.
  12. ACE

    Signed Recruit Thread 2018-19

    I know he is not considered a shooter, but he's got what appears to be a smooth quick release on the 3.
  13. ACE

    GDT: Arch Baron Cup 2k19

    I thought we'd see a few more games like that from Foreman this year. He had several games like that last year (VCU. Duquesne, Richmond). Hopefully this is the start of a good stretch from him. There's just little margin for error with this team. We need more consistent performances from everybody.
  14. ACE

    OT: Ford’s seat getting warm

    Can you provide a link to this game in the "Icelandic Superleague"? I've never heard of that league.
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