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1 minute ago, SLU_Nick said:

I feel like this is where he confirms or denies that he is actually done.  This is sort of a bombshell.

Can't listen, but would love a recap.  

He didn't confirm nor deny. Basically, if an agent says he needs a development year, he'll use it at SLU

Meeting with Ford scheduled today to discuss either way.

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He has not ruled out playing again. Says he would run back and play for SLU if it was determined that was his best course of action. He's having a meeting with Ford today. Said the McKissic thing would be in the back of his mind, but he has to do what's best for him and JG will do what's best for himself. Goodwin said Okoro is the 2nd hardest worker, after himself. Great teammate. Will be a leader.

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Goodwin said he felt the effects pretty bad for about a week. He's meeting with Travis today, but meeting with an agent is also in the works. 

Based on what he said, he seemed clear that IF he came back it would be SLU, it would not be another program. My guess would still be that he goes, but it's at least encouraging that he didn't rule out a return.

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32 minutes ago, Littlebill said:

 

He didn't confirm nor deny. Basically, if an agent says he needs a development year, he'll use it at SLU

Meeting with Ford scheduled today to discuss either way.

JGood could definitely play professionally somewhere, but in the NBA? I'm no expert, but right now, I think he has more work to do. His 3pt% improved, but still isn't great. His FT% also improved, but could be better.

Jordan should come back one more year and lead the Bills to the Big Dance. Then he'll get to the NBA.        

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1 hour ago, ACE said:

He has not ruled out playing again. Says he would run back and play for SLU if it was determined that was his best course of action. He's having a meeting with Ford today. Said the McKissic thing would be in the back of his mind, but he has to do what's best for him and JG will do what's best for himself. Goodwin said Okoro is the 2nd hardest worker, after himself. Great teammate. Will be a leader.

Goodwin is aware that the Covid situation ended his chances to be drafted into the NBA this year. I assume he is calculating what is best for him, to start a professional career at a foreign league (and start making money as soon as possible), or to try to maintain his dream of getting drafted by the NBA if he plays an additional year for SLU. In this regard, I  honestly do not think the Covid situation will be that much different next year. If Goodwin wants to keep his dream alive that is his business, personally I would go professional in a foreign league and start making money. A moment always come when dreams have to be set aside.

Again, my opinion only, feel free to disagree.

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4 hours ago, TheChosenOne said:

I will use this opportunity to let folks in on a mistake that I made that will hopefully prevent anyone else from making the same mistake. The last time someone posted something amusing from Grandy I searched for him on Instagram, went on his account, and sent my friends what I viewed as one of the more amusing photos. I am a no judgment type of guy, but unless you want the occasional photo of essentially nude black dudes in your Instagram search section, do not do that. The Instagram algorithm is hard at work on my account between attractive women hitting golf shots and black dudes hanging around the locker room. Good times.

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6 hours ago, Old guy said:

 In this regard, I  honestly do not think the Covid situation will be that much different next year.

???

Approximately 83% of the US population being vaccinated by the beginning of next season vs. 0% vaccinated by the beginning of this season might make a little difference.

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9 hours ago, Old guy said:

Goodwin is aware that the Covid situation ended his chances to be drafted into the NBA this year. I assume he is calculating what is best for him, to start a professional career at a foreign league (and start making money as soon as possible), or to try to maintain his dream of getting drafted by the NBA if he plays an additional year for SLU. In this regard, I  honestly do not think the Covid situation will be that much different next year. If Goodwin wants to keep his dream alive that is his business, personally I would go professional in a foreign league and start making money. A moment always come when dreams have to be set aside.

Again, my opinion only, feel free to disagree.

I wasn't a D1 athlete, but I absolutely loved college and graduated in 3 years. I am now over 20 years into my "9 to 5" professional career and realize it is a exponentially easier to stack another year of work for financial gain than it is to get back those glorious college years, especially if you are big man on campus. Everyone has to make their own decision under their own circumstances, and I don't fault J Good for whatever he decides, but don't underestimate a chance to extend what will almost certainly be some of the best years of his life. 

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1 hour ago, davidnark said:

I wasn't a D1 athlete, but I absolutely loved college and graduated in 3 years. I am now over 20 years into my "9 to 5" professional career and realize it is a exponentially easier to stack another year of work for financial gain than it is to get back those glorious college years, especially if you are big man on campus. Everyone has to make their own decision under their own circumstances, and I don't fault J Good for whatever he decides, but don't underestimate a chance to extend what will almost certainly be some of the best years of his life. 

You said it, it takes 20 years of office work to realize that perhaps it would have been better to extend college for 1 year and just enjoy it. Young men fresh out of college generally do not have that kind of knowledge.

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4 hours ago, David King said:

???

Approximately 83% of the US population being vaccinated by the beginning of next season vs. 0% vaccinated by the beginning of this season might make a little difference.

That is true but if you read the news there is constant mention of new strains, and they have come with ridiculous regs about what you are and not allowed to do after vaccination. They also talk about the immunity not lasting over 6 months! I also read somewhere that about 15 M (plus a fraction) had been vaccinated, not 83% of the population; and Fauci is still preaching isolation and all kinds of precautions. Nope, it is not going to be over by next season unless you happen to live in places like TX or FL, and even in those states private businesses may require masks and social distancing on their own.

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6 hours ago, Old guy said:

That is true but if you read the news there is constant mention of new strains, and they have come with ridiculous regs about what you are and not allowed to do after vaccination. They also talk about the immunity not lasting over 6 months! I also read somewhere that about 15 M (plus a fraction) had been vaccinated, not 83% of the population; and Fauci is still preaching isolation and all kinds of precautions. Nope, it is not going to be over by next season unless you happen to live in places like TX or FL, and even in those states private businesses may require masks and social distancing on their own.

The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that an early March poll of 80,000 adults indicates that at least 83% plan on getting the vaccine. 28.9% of the U.S. population has already received at least one shot. That's nearly 100 million people. 2.8 million doses a day were distributed last week, and that number is rising. Also, the vaccination is still effective in preventing most. if not all of the new strains. Maybe not 95% effective, but still effective.

Despite the wishes of many politicians, Covid will not negatively effect next year's college basketball season. I boldly predict zero Covid pauses next year.

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On 3/31/2021 at 6:48 AM, David King said:

Despite the wishes of many politicians, Covid will not negatively effect next year's college basketball season. I boldly predict zero Covid pauses next year.

I hope you are not a betting man.

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On 3/31/2021 at 6:48 AM, David King said:

The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that an early March poll of 80,000 adults indicates that at least 83% plan on getting the vaccine. 28.9% of the U.S. population has already received at least one shot. That's nearly 100 million people. 2.8 million doses a day were distributed last week, and that number is rising. Also, the vaccination is still effective in preventing most. if not all of the new strains. Maybe not 95% effective, but still effective.

Despite the wishes of many politicians, Covid will not negatively effect next year's college basketball season. I boldly predict zero Covid pauses next year.

Agreed 

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On 3/30/2021 at 12:13 PM, Old guy said:

Goodwin is aware that the Covid situation ended his chances to be drafted into the NBA this year. I assume he is calculating what is best for him, to start a professional career at a foreign league (and start making money as soon as possible), or to try to maintain his dream of getting drafted by the NBA if he plays an additional year for SLU. In this regard, I  honestly do not think the Covid situation will be that much different next year. If Goodwin wants to keep his dream alive that is his business, personally I would go professional in a foreign league and start making money. A moment always come when dreams have to be set aside.

Again, my opinion only, feel free to disagree.

A few additional factors.
First, JGood stayed local and did not travel to a distant college and may likely have the itch to leave town. 
Second, D1 basketball with NBA dreams is a full-time job is a daily grind with grueling physical practices and also mental demands from new plays to scouting reports to game travel. 
Third, he has already been here 4 years and not 3. 
Hardly the carefree world of college I and most others fondly remember. 

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On 3/30/2021 at 10:14 PM, davidnark said:

I wasn't a D1 athlete, but I absolutely loved college and graduated in 3 years. I am now over 20 years into my "9 to 5" professional career and realize it is a exponentially easier to stack another year of work for financial gain than it is to get back those glorious college years, especially if you are big man on campus. Everyone has to make their own decision under their own circumstances, and I don't fault J Good for whatever he decides, but don't underestimate a chance to extend what will almost certainly be some of the best years of his life. 

Did you just paraphrase Otter from Animal House there? ;) Well done, sir. I knew that pre-law background would come in handy. 

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