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  1. I also think Collins, Thatch, and Pickett could make the All Conference Defensive Team.
  2. It’s nice that we have a handful of players that actually have a chance. Ford has upgraded the talent base to a level we’ve never had.
  3. I think Perkins is more likely to play in the NBA than Yuri. That said, I wouldn't bet on either.
  4. Here is the link to the audio. https://590thefan.com/radio-shows/press-box/
  5. What you want doesn’t exist... there aren’t any high level point guards available who are going to come here to play 5 minutes a game. Yes, you could find a mediocre guard with limited athleticism to come, but why??? We recruited a point guard with great athleticism who has played at the highest AAU level. That one scholarship could be extremely valuable later on if something unexpected opened up. As far as your opinion of Thames ability, you have had ample opportunity to give it and have refused. I trust the coaches on this.
  6. Are you ok??? 1 hour ago, cgeldmacher said: I think what many of us would prefer is to bring in a guy for one year that has PG experience, but let Thames be the first option as the backup PG. Then, if Thames struggles to transition to the college game immediately, which freshmen often do, we have a back up plan. yep. this is exactly all of it
  7. This is nothing more than a precursor to having the name of the university changed as well....
  8. just a matter of time before someone will be offended by the name Billikens....of course we should gladly cave when we become aware....read this description, many potential reasons for someone to be offended... The Billiken is a charm doll created by an American art teacher and illustrator, Florence Pretz of Kansas City, Missouri, who is said to have seen the mysterious figure in a dream.[1] It is believed that Pretz found the name Billiken in Bliss Carman's 1896 poem "Mr. Moon: A Song Of The Little People". In 1908, she obtained a design patent on the ornamental design of the Billiken,[2] which she sold to the Billiken Company of Chicago. The Billiken was monkey-like with pointed ears, a mischievous smile and a tuft of hair on his pointed head. His arms were short and he was generally sitting with his legs stretched out in front of him. Billiken is known as "The God of Things as They Ought to Be". To buy a Billiken was said to give the purchaser luck, but to receive one as a gift would be better luck.[3] The image was copyrighted and a trademark was put on the name. After a few years of popularity, the Billiken faded into obscurity. Although they are similar, the Billiken and the baby-like kewpie figures that debuted in the December 1909 Ladies' Home Journal are not the same. Today, the Billiken is the official mascot of Saint Louis University and St. Louis University High School, both Jesuit institutions located in St. Louis.[4] The Billiken is also the official mascot of the Royal Order of Jesters,[5] an invitation only Shriner group, affiliated with Freemasonry. The Billiken also became the namesake of Billiken Shokai, the Japanese toy & model manufacturing company (established 1976).
  9. Finally I can allow myself to attend the game when they play here next....What a proud moment for the A-10..... https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2022/06/15/gwu-colonials-change/
  10. then feel free to make them....I know if I were him and listened to you incessantly claim the need of a third rate pg to play instead of him, i would be slighted.... but here's your chance to tell him exactly what you think....
  11. please, positive comments on Thames is not appreciated in this thread....
  12. you're being ridiculous....you act like a freshman playing 5-10 minutes a game is unheard of....Thames is a 6'6" point guard who has played at the highest level of AAU ball. You apparently are desperate to bring in a mediocre, at best graduate transfer and play him at the expense of developing a freshman athlete....meanwhile, you will be a part of the crowd who will be upset, that the freshman transferred out because he wasn't getting any playing time....and please don't twist my words, I have no problem with adding quality talent to the roster, key word being quality....I just don't share your enthusiasm for bringing in a bottom of the barrel grad transfer just because he has experience...
  13. Thames had an early offer from SLU, he certainly wasn’t brought in to just fill a roster spot. It seems like the one with a “small major” mentality is you... I, unlike you apparently, trust in our coaches ability to assess talent.
  14. Not ready enough to play 5-10 minute a game? Then why recruit him???
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