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2 hours ago, jimbofive said:

Yeah, a lot of Aussie dollars.  Could get even more Yen for it, I 'spect.

I've still got a fresh unworn one in a box somewhere. Might pass it on to my kids some day.

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2 minutes ago, QUAILMAN said:

I've still got a fresh unworn one in a box somewhere. Might pass it on to my kids some day.


Is it in a closet with a bunch of unopened Star Wars toys?

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Nice write-up about Danny Brown and STLCOP's first win in four seasons: https://deadspin.com/college-hoops-most-brutal-losing-streak-is-over-1831179357

Featured this interesting line:

STLCOP began to envision not just sloughing off the streak, but casting itself as the Vanderbilt or Saint Louis of the NAIA: a school of high academic and athletic repute.

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Maybe a stretch on 'in the news' but didn't know where else to put this.

So, reports are that Rick Pitino is going to coach Greek powerhouse Panathinaikos.  (A lot of former college players play in Greece, and specifically this team as well.)

Anyhow, I seemed to remember Ian Vouyoukas played for them.  Venturing over to their team page and lo and behold, he still plays there.  However his name is spelled 'Ian Vougioukas', different than when he played at SLU as 'Ian Vouyoukas'.  My (unimportant) question is, is that a common thing to change the spelling of your name when playing overseas?  Obviously, a lot of sports in America attract talent from outside North America.  I'm guessing they do this to make it easier for locals to pronounce?  Hence the 'G' has a 'Y' sound in Greek.  I was just surprised to see it a different spelling.

(Different argument but his bio has him playing at 'University of Saint Louis'.  Ugh.)

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31 minutes ago, philliken said:

Maybe a stretch on 'in the news' but didn't know where else to put this.

So, reports are that Rick Pitino is going to coach Greek powerhouse Panathinaikos.  (A lot of former college players play in Greece, and specifically this team as well.)

Anyhow, I seemed to remember Ian Vouyoukas played for them.  Venturing over to their team page and lo and behold, he still plays there.  However his name is spelled 'Ian Vougioukas', different than when he played at SLU as 'Ian Vouyoukas'.  My (unimportant) question is, is that a common thing to change the spelling of your name when playing overseas?  Obviously, a lot of sports in America attract talent from outside North America.  I'm guessing they do this to make it easier for locals to pronounce?  Hence the 'G' has a 'Y' sound in Greek.  I was just surprised to see it a different spelling.

(Different argument but his bio has him playing at 'University of Saint Louis'.  Ugh.)

The Greeks use a different alphabet and there at times can be multiple ways to convert a name when going from the Greek alphabet to the Latin.

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7 minutes ago, crymdg2 said:

 

LOL I will always remember Zeke committing like 24 hours after Tatum committed to Duke and everyone was like "yay"

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1 hour ago, crymdg2 said:

 

Zeke Moore - left SLU after one year, signed with Tennessee Tech, opted to go to an IL JuCo instead, went to Tulsa, transferred from Tulsa after 1 semester.

Like a lesser version of that kid that from Ritter who started out at Notre Dame.  Yikes.

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Just now, RUBillsFan said:

Zeke Moore - left SLU after one year, signed with Tennessee Tech, opted to go to an IL JuCo instead, went to Tulsa, transferred from Tulsa after 1 semester.

Like a lesser version of that kid that from Ritter who started out at Notre Dame.  Yikes.

Biedscheid Lite? 

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1 minute ago, JettFlight5 said:

Biedscheid Lite? 

Exactly.  I couldn't remember the kid's name and it didn't seem worth bothering looking it up.

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12 minutes ago, RUBillsFan said:

Exactly.  I couldn't remember the kid's name and it didn't seem worth bothering looking it up.

Especially knowing a MBM will fill your blanks.

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18 minutes ago, JettFlight5 said:

Biedscheid Lite? 

Both with crazy dads too. imagine that. 

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The Zeke Moore talk reminds me that Matt Neufeld still plays college basketball. Averaging 6 points at UC Davis. Also, Zeke Moore has his own, fully descriptive Wikipedia page, which has to be one of the most random players in the country to have one. 

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On 1/8/2019 at 4:06 PM, RiseAndGrind said:

Both with crazy dads too. imagine that. 

 

6 hours ago, johnbj14 said:

The Zeke Moore talk reminds me that Matt Neufeld still plays college basketball. Averaging 6 points at UC Davis. Also, Zeke Moore has his own, fully descriptive Wikipedia page, which has to be one of the most random players in the country to have one. 

I'm gonna say that no, it's not random.

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Davell Roby is playing for the EGOE Brno basketball team in the top pro league in Czech.  He is averaging 13.5 ppg and 4.5 rpg and 2.9 apg through 19 games. As he has a team high 29.8 min per game, he is likely starting.  Brno is 8th out of 12 in the league.

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1 hour ago, Franchise_08 said:

"Moore, a 6-foot, 7-inch, 200-pound shooting guard"

"The native of Granite City, Illinois, began his college career at Saint Louis in 2016-17 where he became the first freshman to lead the Billikens in three-pointers made (80) and three-point percentage (.390) since the Billikens joined the Atlantic 10 in 2005."

First, I didn't remember him being that big. Second, he led the billikens with 80 made 3pointers in 16-17????

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2 minutes ago, JohnnyJumpUp said:

"Moore, a 6-foot, 7-inch, 200-pound shooting guard"

"The native of Granite City, Illinois, began his college career at Saint Louis in 2016-17 where he became the first freshman to lead the Billikens in three-pointers made (80) and three-point percentage (.390) since the Billikens joined the Atlantic 10 in 2005."

First, I didn't remember him being that big. Second, he led the billikens with 80 made 3pointers in 16-17????

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8 maybe

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8 minutes ago, JohnnyJumpUp said:

"Moore, a 6-foot, 7-inch, 200-pound shooting guard"

"The native of Granite City, Illinois, began his college career at Saint Louis in 2016-17 where he became the first freshman to lead the Billikens in three-pointers made (80) and three-point percentage (.390) since the Billikens joined the Atlantic 10 in 2005."

First, I didn't remember him being that big. Second, he led the billikens with 80 made 3pointers in 16-17????

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Zeke was 27 of 69 for 39% behind the arc in 2016-2017.

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