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  1. Good grief, the entire roster is gone. The coach was finally fired Friday along with his assistants. I think they're down to 5 returning scholarship players, 3 of whom played last season. It'll be interesting to see who stays between them and the 6 signed/committed players. (Yes, I know SLU has 5 returners, but CSU only lost 1 to graduation). Not surprising he's going to such a high-level program.
  2. Keon Ambrose-Hylton - PF, 6-8, 200 - Whitby, ON (Andrews Osborne Academy, OH) - AAU: UPLAY Canada (Nike EYBL) - Twitter: @KeonAmbrose Offers: Saint Louis, Dayton, St. Bonaventure, George Mason, Xavier, Illinois, Florida, Vanderbilt, UConn, Tulsa, Tulane, Detroit, Georgia State, Howard. Interest: Butler, NC State, Clemson, Ohio State, K-State, Baylor, Tennessee, California. Latest News: Ambrose received an offer from SLU. (7/15/19) Scouting Report: Ambrose is a versatile forward who creates mismatches because of his perimeter skills. He can shoot it from deep and pass from anywhere on the floor. He's very effective in transition, moves extremely well, and has a strong first step. He scores from the post, showing soft touch, and he's a strong finisher. He's a good rebounder and shot blocker, too. He went to HS in Canada his freshman year, than Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Tennessee his sophomore year, and now plays at Andrews Osborne Academy outside Cleveland, which has a partnership with International Sports Academy and features a number of Canadians. Rankings: Rivals - 109, 247Sports - 86, 247Sports Composite - 81, Future150 - 108, ESPN - 66. -Heading into the Peach Jam, he said Xavier, Dayton, Illinois, and Florida were the four most involved. There was some talk of him reclassifying to 2019 but I'm guessing it might be getting a little late for that.
  3. Latest offer: Melvin Edwards - SF, 6-6, 195 - Carrollton, GA (Carrollton) - AAU: Team Forrest - Twitter: @melvin_22462 Offers: Saint Louis, Tennessee State, Chattanooga, UNC-Wilmington, Georgia Southern, Presbyterian, Kennesaw State. Interest: Georgia Tech, Auburn, Wichita State, Murray State, Army, Drexel, East Tennessee State, UNC-Greensboro, Mercer, Samford, Citadel, Appalachian State, Gardner-Webb, North Florida, Lipscomb, Stetson. Latest News: Edwards received an offer from SLU. (7/15/19) Scouting Report: Edwards is a versatile forward who can play inside and out, create matchup problems, and fill the stat sheet. He has a college-ready frame and high-level athleticism. He finishes and hits the offensive glass particularly hard, but he's got a high motor at both ends. He has a nice shooting stroke, with the elevation to get it off over defenders. He's strong with the shot fake to get into the lane.
  4. Watching 2020 offers Jamir Watkins, Rahsool Diggins, and D.J. Gordon.
  5. Watching 2020 offers Isaiah Adams and Eric Butler, both with Team Parsons.
  6. Maryville's growth has primarily come from its online program, which has minimal expenses and much higher margins compared to traditional classroom programs. The school has invested heavily in its online presence in the past few years as they try to make it a national brand; commercials even play on local TV here in Cincinnati. It's part of the Maryville 2022 plan, which seeks an overall enrollment of 10,000 by 2022 (about 60-65% of which will be online, if current levels hold). A big capital campaign is part of this strategic plan. They want to be a top 100 national university (seriously, it's in the plan) and while that ranking is probably not going to happen, the point is that they don't want to be seen as a suburban commuter school anymore. If they're anything like Liberty, they're profiting from the online school and putting a lot of the money into building a more attractive campus. Granted, there's no way Maryville is as shady as Liberty, and the online enrollment numbers - and revenues generated from the program - are nowhere close. Still, the strategy works. Schools that do it take a huge reputational risk, though, because online college program standards vary widely and wildly. tl;dr - Maryville and its strategy are absolutely nothing like SLU. I know the OP is a troll and this thread is a trolling attempt, but just in case anyone reasonable thinks there's a discussion to be had here, there isn't.
  7. cc: Grad Transfers - 2019 thread.
  8. Hankton's trigger looks pretty quick in this video, too. If he can hit at a consistent clip, he has minutes in his future. When I was at SLU back in the early aughts, we practiced at Harris-Stowe from time to time, too. Sometimes the floors need to get waxed. Sometimes the women's team or volleyball or another team has the gym reserved. Sometimes there's a camp in the summer. It's a non-issue, and we're lucky to have a gym across the street that the players can walk to for summer workouts.
  9. Good enough for me. I'm all for it.
  10. What's his reason for this? Just curious. Biggest hurdle is probably the big-money brand that is "March Madness".
  11. Rahsool Diggins - PG, 6-2, 180 - Wayne, NJ (Archbishop Wood, PA) - AAU: Team Final (Nike EYBL) - Twitter: @RahsoolDiggins3 Offers: Saint Louis, St. Bonaventure, UMass, La Salle, Xavier, DePaul, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Florida, Denver, Hofstra, Iona, Siena, Quinnipiac, Saint Peter's, Bryant. Interest: VCU, George Washington, St. Joe's, Villanova, Butler, Marquette, Miami, Wake Forest, Ohio State, Temple, Buffalo, Towson, Marist, Georgia State, Stony Brook, UMBC, Sacred Heart, Cal State-Bakersfield. Latest News: Diggins received an offer from SLU. (7/9/19) Scouting Report: Diggins is a long, shifty point guard who plays with a ton of creativity. He's crafty off the bounce and provides his teammates with scoring opportunities. He freezes defenses with his passing ability and can score on all three levels. He's an excellent ball handler and rebounds the guard position well. He's tough, poised, and plays under control. Rankings: Rivals - 85, Prep Hoops - 49, 247Sports Composite - 100, Future150 - 116. -He's blowing up - 11 of his 16 offers have come since mid-June. He played in the Nike Elite 100 Camp at SLU and a number of team camp events and is one of the fastest 2021 stock risers right now.
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