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  1. That is too bad. When the played St Joe’s the Clippers scout, Paul Hewitt (who coached in the A10, GMU) was taking notes. I could read “ Bess is not a .......” but could not see what else he wrote down. I would take Bess for his work ethic, and determination..... hopefully he ends up with a good team in G-league
  2. Bell, based solely on the game against Lamelo, has some ability to defend quicker, more Mobile players. My recollection of his block of Lamelo, he moved his feet and stayed with him through the lane and then Blocked his shot. I would not assume Golden would dominate him. The Video of Diarra, shows promise, but based solely on that I would not expect him to out play Bell. I am more hopeful Bell makes an impact than Diarra. However, knowing how knee injuries are, we may not have seen how mobile Diarra can be. Would be nice to have that kind of depth.
  3. I think TF will be a good judge, I am sure he will be looking for capable people, and perhaps working with Bonner during the practices may have given him an idea if A. AB wants to to Coach , B how he might do as a Coach, and lastly whether he is a good fit. If he feels it would work and all agree, I would have no problem with it. If he chooses someone else fine. McCauley has a great deal of experience, I am not sure how well he could recruit, he has been recruiting to power five conferences before, so that would be a switch. A good hire by MA, but I am sure TF will find someone good.
  4. Congrats....amazing how time flies....seemed like just yesterday that you delivered a T-shirt o my house and now tenure, and you are organizing election watch parties that my freshman daughter is going to!
  5. I sure someone else can chime in about this but I do not think they get the NCAA money so quickly.
  6. I wonder after the “practice” sessions does that give AB the desire to coach. Imagine him coaching up Mr Bell, French and any other big man. ...
  7. I think you are both correct. I base my comment on the on picture which give the impression of no back arching at all, and a body posture similar to sitting in a chair. I realize the moments before and may have been different, I have not seen a video. I agree that 6-8 more inches is possible and makes me weep for that kind of ability. But getting the last three to four inches will be the hardest. It requires an awareness of your body in space, and a synchronizations of movements to at the right time and speed to clear the height. You are right your legs tire out especially on hot and humid days. That is why time (to learn) and experience is the issue, confidence about consistently making a height lets you pass to a height you want to start at, depending on the competition you might be able to minimize the number of jump attempts to save the legs for the higher heights. Does he do any other events like long jump or triple jump?
  8. That would be cool . Makes me want to find an All-Comers meet and start jumping again. Now it would be a Masters division. What is crazy is the world record of 2.45 m or 8 ft 1/4 inch. I would go down to watch Hargrove Jump at the SLU invitational that they have each year!
  9. So this is a subject near and dear to my heart as a former High Jumper in HS. His result 6’8” inches in good. The picture someone posted is suspicious for horrendous form, but hard to say, based solely on one picture at one moment in time. The result nevertheless it is impressive, and the is undoubtedly room for improvement with improved technique. One measure of a HJer is how high over their own height do they clear. Franklin Jacobs back in the eighties was the poster child of this measure I believe he was 5’8 or 9, and jump 7’7”. So at 6’7” TH has always to go to beat Franklin Jacobs. Clearly TH can jump, improvement in form will really raise the bar.(pun intended) This makes me think of that picture of him blocking a shot where it “appears” that his elbow was as high as the rim. Man Is it going to be fun watching him play.
  10. Better than anyone on the current SLU track team I believe.
  11. He did not play against us last year. Which was the year the question was referring to.
  12. Nice article in the post today about him. Has already communicated with some of the players, including Yuri. Wants to come in a support the team not step on toes. Do whatever is needed and help teach the young guys...really wanted to go to SLU from the start....
  13. This seems promising for Lewis to be able to play right away. " Student-athletes in some specific situations can now transfer and compete immediately without a waiver, the Division I Council decided this week. The Council met Thursday and Friday in Indianapolis. College athletes who have enrolled in summer school and received athletics financial aid can transfer and play immediately without a waiver if their head coach departs before the first day of classes for the fall term. Additionally, walk-on student-athletes on teams that provide athletics aid and nonrecruited walk-ons can transfer and play immediately without a waiver. Those rules are effective for students who transfer to new schools this fall."
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