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3 hours ago, brianstl said:

MO State lands Anthony Bonner as a grad transfer, huh? 

 

 

Maaan.  MO State is loading up 

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2 hours ago, RiseAndGrind said:

Interesting. What the hell happened there?

EDIT: Quick Twitter search speculates they are headed to Virginia. 

Michigan State is the other rumored destination.  Dick Bennett got his start at Steven's Point, home of the Hausers, hence the UVA connection.   The Hauser father has reportedly tweeted that the reason is NOT because of Howard returning.  Some speculated the brothers were tired of playing second fiddle.

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This transfer stuff which I fully support but it's really messing with a cool product. Bad enough that coaches move around so fast but now the players. Knowing the other teams in A-10 and any team is not as fun without the enjoyment from following players from year to year.

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5 minutes ago, BillsBeliever!!! said:

Blackshear now a grad transfer. Please Ford, get him and pair him with French. DEADLY 

Would love to have him, but it ain't gonna happen. 

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On 4/15/2019 at 12:40 PM, brianstl said:

The Hauser brothers, two Marquette starters are transferring.

 

This one is pretty wild.  Brad Soderberg played at the Catholic high school in Stevens Point. The Hausers went to the public high school and won 3 state titles.  Sam was a highly recruited 4 star, Joey was a 5 star. Joey was a good football player and had ankle issues because of it. For 3 years Howard’s best friend on the team has been Sam Hauser, frequent visits and stays in Stevens Point, super close with the family.  Plenty of rumors and gossip but the people who know aren’t talking yet. 

This is the 2nd time in recent memory that Marquette was going into a season with big final four type aspirations only to have a star player leave. Previously under Buzz Williams, coming off of an elite 8 team, NCAA breakout star Vander Blue left early for pros surprising Williams. The team fell apart with an average season. Buzz left. There were similar aspirations for next season for them. 

Virginia has been mentioned as a possibility. Tony Bennett almost became the Marquette coach. Perhaps Soderberg would have been an assistant there. When Tom Crean left, Bennett was first choice for Marquette. However Bennett’s wife is from Louisiana. The LSU job was open. LSU chose Johnny Jones.  Bennett contact Marquette to see if still interested. Marquette had just hired Buzz Williams.  Several years later when Buzz left, Marquette contacted Bennett again but this time he was settled and happy at Virginia. Marquette then had a deal in place with Shaka Smart, but Smart’s wife didn’t want to move to Milwaukee. Cuonzo Martin struggled in the interview. Wojo interviewed well and was hired. 

Wojo did have an interesting situation with the Ellenson family from Wisconsin. Rick Majerus tried to recruit Wally Ellenson to SLU. Wally’s younger brother Henry was a 5 star recruit. Wally wound up eventually at Marquette and Henry later signed too. Henry was a one and done recruit. After Henry left, Wally did too. But that story depends on whom you ask. Wally was more of a track star and less of a high major hooper.  And it appeared Wojo dumped Wally immediately after Henry left. 

The real need in the Hauser situation was and is a facilitating point guard. Howard is a two guard, an elite high scoring from anywhere, great under sized shooting, and ft shooting two guard from deep, mid range, at the hoop, etc...improved his d this season but not a strong defender. The Hausers are tall, very skilled, Sam very polished stretch 4 player, can shoot it, excellent ft’s, can back down small players, very skilled. Not a strong defender and not quick or fast. Joey was just starting but was going to be similar to Sam but with even more potential. Soderberg and Bennett would do well with both of them. Sam is not a grad transfer so he would have to sit a year and play a year. The interesting thing was Koby McEwen was going to try to take the point guard role to help facilitate.  To leave after 3 seasons with realistic final four expectations your final year is eye opening to say the least. Now they are a top 25 ish type team on paper.  

Happy for Brad this season. He was a very kind and generous guy behind the scenes at SLU and did some nice things anonymously.  He’s in a great situation where he doesn’t have to be the face of a program, but he gets a lot of responsibility to do the things he likes and prefers and is good at it with player development and scouting. 

 

 

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Here are ESPN's top 50 immediately eligible transfers.  Some have already committed.  There aren't a ton of solid 'bigs' left.

Immediately eligible transfers

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1. Kerry Blackshear Jr., 6-foot-10, 250 pounds, PF, RS Jr., Virginia Tech
Blackshear will have his pick of suitors. He was a dominant force over Virginia Tech's final 10 games, and averaged 14.9 points and 7.5 rebounds for the season. Immediately an all-conference candidate.

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2. Rayjon Tucker, 6-foot-5, 210 pounds, SF, RS Jr., Little Rock
Tucker started his career at Florida Gulf Coast, and he has high majors all over him. He averaged 20.3 points and 6.7 rebounds last season, and he shot 41.1 percent from 3-point range.

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3. Nate Sestina, 6-9, 245 pounds, PF, RS Jr., Bucknell
Committed to Kentucky
Averaged 15.8 points and 8.5 rebounds, shot 38.0 percent from 3.

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4. Shakur Juiston, 6-7, 220 pounds, PF, RS Jr., UNLV
Expected to get a redshirt for this past season after playing just eight games. Was a force in 2017-18, averaging 14.6 points and 10.0 rebounds.

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5. Justin Pierce, 6-7, 215 pounds, SF, RS Jr., William & Mary
Pierce can fill a variety of roles. He already visited Notre Dame, and he will visit Michigan this weekend. Averaged 14.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists.

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6. Admon Gilder, 6-4, 199 pounds, SG, RS Jr., Texas A&M
Missed this past season with an injury, but was a productive all-around player for Texas A&M in 2017-18. Averaged 12.3 points and 4.1 rebounds and shot 39.5 percent from 3-point range.

7. Christian Keeling, 6-4, 175 pounds, SG, RS Jr., Charleston Southern
Has visits lined up to Georgia Tech and Clemson and is expected to meet with North Carolina. Averaged 18.7 points and 6.9 rebounds and shot 38.0 percent from 3.

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8. Chris Clarke, 6-6, 215 pounds, PF, RS Jr., Virginia Tech
Clarke was suspended the entire season due to off-court issues, but he was one of the more versatile players in the ACC in 2017-18. Averaged 8.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists.

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9. Lamont West, 6-8, 222 pounds, PF, RS Jr., West Virginia
Committed to Missouri State
Averaged 11.1 points and 4.1 rebounds.

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10. Jayce Johnson, 7-0, 235 pounds, C, RS Jr., Utah
Was a major factor down the stretch for Utah, especially on the glass and at the defensive end. Averaged 7.1 points and 7.7 rebounds.

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11. Lamarr Kimble, 6-0, 185 pounds, G, RS Jr., Saint Joseph's
Committed to Louisville.
Averaged 15.6 points and 2.8 assists.

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12. Luwane Pipkins, 5-11, 180 pounds, PG, RS Jr., UMass
Committed to Providence
Averaged 16.0 points and 5.2 assists.

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13. Jahaad Proctor, 6-3, 215 pounds, SG, RS Jr., High Point
Second-team All-Big South selection has a number of high-major programs in the mix. Averaged 19.5 points and 3.3 assists.

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14. Jason Carter, 6-8, 230 pounds, PF, Soph., Ohio
Committed to Xavier
Averaged 16.5 points and 6.7 rebounds. Could have two years.

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15. Joey Brunk, 6-11, 230 pounds, PF, RS Soph., Butler
Brunk has Indiana and Ole Miss on his trail, and he has two years left to play. Averaged 7.6 points and 3.6 rebounds.

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16. James "Beetle" Bolden, 6-0, 175 pounds, G, RS Jr., West Virginia
Committed to Alabama
Averaged 12.2 points and shot 34.9 percent from 3.

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17. Camron Justice, 6-3, 180 pounds, SG, RS Jr., IUPUI
The former Vanderbilt guard had a breakout season during his one year with the Jaguars. He averaged 18.6 points and shot 35.2 percent from 3.

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18. KJ Feagin, 6-1, 190 pounds, PG, RS Jr., Santa Clara
Committed to San Diego State.
Averaged 17.5 points and 4.0 assists in 2017-18.

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19. Jaevin Cumberland, 6-3, 185 pounds, SG, RS Jr., Oakland
The cousin of Cincinnati guard Jarron Cumberland is a big-time backcourt scorer. Averaged 17.2 points and 3.5 assists and shot 39.9 percent from 3.

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20. Max Hazzard, 5-10, 170 pounds, SG, RS Jr., UC Irvine
Hazzard boosted his stock after hitting five 3-pointers and scoring 19 points against Kansas State in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Averaged 12.5 points and shot 38.7 percent from 3.

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21. Akwasi Yeboah, 6-6, 235 pounds, SF, RS Jr., Stony Brook
Yeboah left Stony Brook after coach Jeff Boals departed the Seawolves for Ohio. Averaged 16.7 points and 7.7 rebounds.

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22. Terrell Allen, 6-3, 185 pounds, PG, RS Jr., UCF
Allen's numbers don't jump off the page, but he is a good distributor and defender who can knock down 3s. Averaged 6.7 points and 4.3 assists.

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23. Daniel Utomi, 6-6, 215 pounds, SF, RS Jr., Akron
A talented wing, Utomi played very well over the final few games of the season and showed some perimeter range. Averaged 14.2 points and 5.5 rebounds.

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24. Pat Andree, 6-8, 225 pounds, PF, RS Jr., Lehigh
The perfect stretch-4 for a high-major program, Andree averaged 12.9 points and 6.2 rebounds and shot 41.9 percent from 3-point range.

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25. TJ Holyfield, 6-8, 227 pounds, PF, RS Jr., Stephen F. Austin
Holyfield announced he would be visiting Kansas, Illinois, Texas Tech, Miami and Oregon. Averaged 12.9 points and 6.4 rebounds in 2017-18.

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26. Derrik Smits, 7-1, 240 pounds, C, RS Jr., Valparaiso
Given his size and production, Smits is being pursued by Arizona State, NC State and Butler. Averaged 12.2 points and 5.7 rebounds.

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27. Matej Kavas, 6-8, 200 pounds, F, RS Jr., Seattle
He missed time with a broken shin, but Kavas still shot 45.8 percent from 3. Averaged 15.2 points in 2017-18 and 10.3 points in 2018-19.

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28. Jake Toolson, 6-5, 205 pounds, SG, RS Jr., Utah Valley
Toolson started his career at BYU and could end it there, after Mark Pope left Utah Valley to become the head coach at BYU. Averaged 15.7 points and shot 44.8 percent from 3.

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29. Alihan Demir, 6-9, 232 pounds, PF, RS Jr., Drexel
There aren't a ton of bigs on the grad market, which makes Demir a more sought-after option. Averaged 14.8 points and 6.4 rebounds.

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30. Keith Stone, 6-8, 253 pounds, PF, RS Jr., Florida
Missed the last half of the season with an injury, but Stone has good size and provides inside-outside production. Averaged 6.1 points and shot 40.5 percent from 3.

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31. Dazon Ingram, 6-5, 210 pounds, SG, RS Jr., Alabama
Had a consistent role with the Crimson Tide for the past three seasons, but left when coach Avery Johnson was fired. Averaged 7.1 points and 3.8 rebounds.

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32. Shawn Occeus, 6-4, 208 pounds, SG, Jr., Northeastern
It's unclear whether Occeus will be a grad transfer, but if he does go that direction, he'll be a solid two-way player at his next stop. Averaged 9.9 points.

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33. Quinton Adlesh, 6-0, 195 pounds, PG, RS Jr., Columbia
Committed to USC
Averaged 13.5 points and shot 37.2 percent from 3.

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34. Haanif Cheatham, 6-5, 195 pounds, SG, RS Jr., Florida Gulf Coast
Has played just 15 games total since the 2016-17 season, but has been a productive scorer at both his stops. Averaged 13.2 points through 10 games this past season.

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35. Matt Milon, 6-5, 195 pounds, SG, RS Jr., William & Mary
Another one of the several players who left the Tribe following coach Tony Shaver's firing, Milon shot better than 40 percent from 3 and averaged 13.0 points.

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36. Donnell Gresham, 6-1, 203 pounds, PG, RS Jr., Northeastern
Gresham brought a little bit of everything to a good Northeastern team, making perimeter shots, distributing and rebounding. Averaged 9.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.1 rebounds and shot 37.9 percent from 3.

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37. Matt Ryan, 6-8, 209 pounds, SF, RS Jr., Vanderbilt
A shooter with size, Ryan saw his 3-point percentage drop to 32.8 percent this past season. Still averaged 8.1 points.

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38. Jeantal Cylla, 6-7, 215 pounds, SF, RS Jr., UNC Wilmington
The Florida native can stretch the floor a bit and has a variety of levels in pursuit. Averaged 13.7 points and 4.6 rebounds.

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39. Dominik Olejniczak, 7-0, 255 pounds, C, RS Jr., Ole Miss
He started his career at Drake and didn't put up big numbers at Ole Miss, but he is a 7-footer who can fill a role. Averaged 5.3 points and 3.0 rebounds.

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40. K.J. Lawson, 6-8, 210 pounds, F, RS Jr., Kansas
The older brother of Kansas forward Dedric Lawson, K.J. didn't quite make the expected impact, but he is versatile. He averaged 3.1 points for the Jayhawks last season.

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41. Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey, 6-4, 191 pounds, SG, RS Jr., Tenn. St.
The Memphis native has good size for his position and can shoot it from the perimeter. Averaged 14.3 points and shot 38.1 percent from 3.

42. Brandon Boyd, 6-0, 180 pounds, PG, RS Jr., Idaho State
Boyd entered the transfer portal after coach Bill Evans was fired. Averaged 14.2 points and 3.6 assists.

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43. Brandonn Kamga, 6-5, 215 pounds, SG, RS Jr., High Point
Another redshirt junior leaving High Point, Kamga averaged 13.8 points and 5.2 rebounds, while shooting 35.1 percent from 3-point range.

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44. Kareem South, 6-2, 185 pounds, SG, RS Jr., Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
South has had some high majors reach out, as well as others. Averaged 13.8 points and 5.1 rebounds, shooting 36.7 percent from 3.

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45. Deng Geu, 6-8, 215 pounds, PF, RS Jr., North Dakota State
His per-40 numbers are excellent: 21.0 points and 10.7 rebounds. He only played 18.3 minutes per game but averaged 9.6 points and 4.9 rebounds.

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46. Jonathan Laurent, 6-6, 215 pounds, F, RS Jr., UMass
The former Rutgers forward showed some perimeter range this past season at UMass. Averaged 9.5 points and 5.0 rebounds, shooting 46.7 percent from 3.

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47. Deion James, 6-8, 215 pounds, PF, RS Jr., Colorado State
James sat out this past season, but he provided solid scoring and rebounding in 2017-18. Averaged 10.4 points and 5.3 rebounds.

48. Anthony Bonner, 6-8, 215 pounds, SG, RS Jr., Colorado State
Committed to Missouri State
Bonner has good size and can really shoot it from the perimeter. He has shot better than 40 percent from 3 in each of the past two seasons, and he averaged 11.2 points this past season.

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49. Malik Ellison, 6-6, 215 pounds, SG, RS Jr., Pittsburgh
After stops at St. John's and Pittsburgh, Ellison is headed elsewhere. Averaged 5.8 points and 3.8 rebounds.

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50. Edric Dennis, 6-0, 190 pounds, SG, RS Jr., UT Arlington
Dennis sat out one season after transferring from Jackson State, then averaged 14.3 points and 4.5 rebounds. He hit the 30-point mark twice, and he will bring scoring to his next stop.

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Very impressive how Mo State got West. I hope we take a shot at the Drexel kid. It will be a challenge getting a good grad transfer big since they are always in high demand.

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2 hours ago, courtside said:

This one is pretty wild.  Brad Soderberg played at the Catholic high school in Stevens Point. The Hausers went to the public high school and won 3 state titles.  Sam was a highly recruited 4 star, Joey was a 5 star. Joey was a good football player and had ankle issues because of it. For 3 years Howard’s best friend on the team has been Sam Hauser, frequent visits and stays in Stevens Point, super close with the family.  Plenty of rumors and gossip but the people who know aren’t talking yet. 

This is the 2nd time in recent memory that Marquette was going into a season with big final four type aspirations only to have a star player leave. Previously under Buzz Williams, coming off of an elite 8 team, NCAA breakout star Vander Blue left early for pros surprising Williams. The team fell apart with an average season. Buzz left. There were similar aspirations for next season for them. 

Virginia has been mentioned as a possibility. Tony Bennett almost became the Marquette coach. Perhaps Soderberg would have been an assistant there. When Tom Crean left, Bennett was first choice for Marquette. However Bennett’s wife is from Louisiana. The LSU job was open. LSU chose Johnny Jones.  Bennett contact Marquette to see if still interested. Marquette had just hired Buzz Williams.  Several years later when Buzz left, Marquette contacted Bennett again but this time he was settled and happy at Virginia. Marquette then had a deal in place with Shaka Smart, but Smart’s wife didn’t want to move to Milwaukee. Cuonzo Martin struggled in the interview. Wojo interviewed well and was hired. 

Wojo did have an interesting situation with the Ellenson family from Wisconsin. Rick Majerus tried to recruit Wally Ellenson to SLU. Wally’s younger brother Henry was a 5 star recruit. Wally wound up eventually at Marquette and Henry later signed too. Henry was a one and done recruit. After Henry left, Wally did too. But that story depends on whom you ask. Wally was more of a track star and less of a high major hooper.  And it appeared Wojo dumped Wally immediately after Henry left. 

The real need in the Hauser situation was and is a facilitating point guard. Howard is a two guard, an elite high scoring from anywhere, great under sized shooting, and ft shooting two guard from deep, mid range, at the hoop, etc...improved his d this season but not a strong defender. The Hausers are tall, very skilled, Sam very polished stretch 4 player, can shoot it, excellent ft’s, can back down small players, very skilled. Not a strong defender and not quick or fast. Joey was just starting but was going to be similar to Sam but with even more potential. Soderberg and Bennett would do well with both of them. Sam is not a grad transfer so he would have to sit a year and play a year. The interesting thing was Koby McEwen was going to try to take the point guard role to help facilitate.  To leave after 3 seasons with realistic final four expectations your final year is eye opening to say the least. Now they are a top 25 ish type team on paper.  

Happy for Brad this season. He was a very kind and generous guy behind the scenes at SLU and did some nice things anonymously.  He’s in a great situation where he doesn’t have to be the face of a program, but he gets a lot of responsibility to do the things he likes and prefers and is good at it with player development and scouting. 

 

 

I heard from some Marquette folks in the know that the relationship between Sam and Markus deteriorated beyond repair for reasons that remain somewhat unclear. The craziest thing to me is that Sam will reportedly be a sit-one, play-one player (he won't be eligible as a grad transfer) which tells me that sh!t must have really hit the fan. Can't believe Wojo lost the locker room to this level, it doesn't bode well for his job security moving forward.

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3 hours ago, Zink said:

I heard from some Marquette folks in the know that the relationship between Sam and Markus deteriorated beyond repair for reasons that remain somewhat unclear. The craziest thing to me is that Sam will reportedly be a sit-one, play-one player (he won't be eligible as a grad transfer) which tells me that sh!t must have really hit the fan. Can't believe Wojo lost the locker room to this level, it doesn't bode well for his job security moving forward.

I wonder if Wojo would try to make a move for the St. John’s job now. If he would try to get out before it implodes on him.

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3 hours ago, Zink said:

I heard from some Marquette folks in the know that the relationship between Sam and Markus deteriorated beyond repair for reasons that remain somewhat unclear. The craziest thing to me is that Sam will reportedly be a sit-one, play-one player (he won't be eligible as a grad transfer) which tells me that sh!t must have really hit the fan. Can't believe Wojo lost the locker room to this level, it doesn't bode well for his job security moving forward.

I did not see it, but apparently Mr. Hauser sent out a tweet saying the situation had nothing to do with Markus Howard.  Just passing this along.

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13 minutes ago, HoosierPal said:

I did not see it, but apparently Mr. Hauser sent out a tweet saying the situation had nothing to do with Markus Howard.  Just passing this along.

Yeah, apparently that was an attempt to help things blow over without making anything else public. My source is pretty reliable, but I can dm you more specifics if you want to know. I just don’t want to put things out on the internet that are easily traced back to people close to the program that haven’t already been made known elsewhere. 

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Somebody should call Chris Hansen at UCSD and see if he might be interested in playing D1 basketball on a conference championship team. He would be a grad transfer.

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Cross off another big, #15 on the list.  There are 12 C and PF left on the list that haven't narrowed down or committed.

 

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16 minutes ago, brianstl said:

I wonder if Wojo would try to make a move for the St. John’s job now. If he would try to get out before it implodes on him.

 

16 minutes ago, brianstl said:

I wonder if Wojo would try to make a move for the St. John’s job now. If he would try to get out before it implodes on him.

I don’t see him leaving. He carefully chose to go there in the first place. It doesn’t appear to be more than about the Hauser family.  Returning team is still good and recruiting is going well. Some would like Wojo to diversify his offensive style a bit.  Pressure is high for Wojo to produce deeper NCAA runs beginning next season.  It’s a big budget place. Wojo still has a top 25 caliber team for next year without the Hauser brothers. They lose the two Hauser brothers, a big loss, but they return every other meaningful player. They also add a medical redshirt (Greg Elliott) and immediate impact traditional transfer (Kobe McEwen).  We’ll see if they add any grad transfers. Top 50 combo guard commit Symir Torrence may re-classify for next season or stick with his 2020 commitment to Marquette. They have an in home visit this week with his top 50 wing teammate Andre Jackson. They are in on a couple of other high level front court players. Assistant Stan Johnson is key for them, elite recruiter, high character. 

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4 minutes ago, courtside said:

 

I don’t see him leaving. He carefully chose to go there in the first place. It doesn’t appear to be more than about the Hauser family.  Returning team is still good and recruiting is going well. Some would like Wojo to diversify his offensive style a bit.  Pressure is high for Wojo to produce deeper NCAA runs beginning next season.  It’s a big budget place. Wojo still has a top 25 caliber team for next year without the Hauser brothers. They lose the two Hauser brothers, a big loss, but they return every other meaningful player. They also add a medical redshirt (Greg Elliott) and immediate impact traditional transfer (Kobe McEwen).  We’ll see if they add any grad transfers. Top 50 combo guard commit Symir Torrence may re-classify for next season or stick with his 2020 commitment to Marquette. They have an in home visit this week with his top 50 wing teammate Andre Jackson. They are in on a couple of other high level front court players. Assistant Stan Johnson is key for them, elite recruiter, high character. 

Thanks for the insight.

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12 hours ago, brianstl said:

Thanks for the insight.

Thanks. To be clear Dwayne Killings is the lead recruiter for Torrence and Jackson. (NE & Mid-Atlantic areas). Imo Wojo would only leave if he knew he was getting Fired like Stallings at Vandy and some others. It’s not at that point yet, and, if a strong season next year followed by good recruiting, he’ll be there a while. But it no deeper NCAA runs soon, no. Coach K was a big adviser to Wojo regarding taking the Marquette job. They are very close. St. Louisan Chris Carawell has been back at Duke after a stint with Wojo, one of his first assistants. He’s very highly thought of as a person, and one of Wojo’s closest friends, but he didn’t necessarily deliver many recruits for them. As for the Hauser brothers, Wisconsin, (Sam’s girlfriend is on the volleyball team and their high school point guard is there. There has always been an intense in state rivalry there. Vander Blue, Wesley Matthews, etc are from Madison but chose Marquette) Michigan St. UVA are the early mentions. I would think Wisconsin and Virginia have better chances.  We’ll see. 

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14 hours ago, HoosierPal said:

#26 on the ESPN list apparently isn't on our radar.

 

This goes to show you that the competition for grad transfer big men (even mediocre ones like Smits) is going to be very tough.  Valpo was 15-18 last year and 220 ranked by KemPom.  Smits numbers are decent (despite being pretty turnover prone), but he put them up playing against MVC competiton on a mediocre team.  If that guy is drawing interest from Arizona State, NC State, and Butler.  Then SLU really has it's work cut out to find a GT big who isn't Rashed Anthony-esque.  I'm hoping for Keith Stone or Matt Ryan as realistic targets to fill our need for a stretch big.

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5 minutes ago, RUBillsFan said:

This goes to show you that the competition for grad transfer big men (even mediocre ones like Smits) is going to be very tough.  Valpo was 15-18 last year and 220 ranked by KemPom.  Smits numbers are decent (despite being pretty turnover prone), but he put them up playing against MVC competiton on a mediocre team.  If that guy is drawing interest from Arizona State, NC State, and Butler.  Then SLU really has it's work cut out to find a GT big who isn't Rashed Anthony-esque.  I'm hoping for Keith Stone or Matt Ryan as realistic targets to fill our need for a stretch big.

Alihan Demir from Drexel, maybe Isabell could put in a word. Not an exceptional shot blocker but he seems to be a decent scorer and can shoot free throws at a reasonable clip.

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2 hours ago, billikenfan05 said:

Alihan Demir from Drexel, maybe Isabell could put in a word. Not an exceptional shot blocker but he seems to be a decent scorer and can shoot free throws at a reasonable clip.

Him too.  I just glossed over his name on the list.  I'd be very happy to get one of those 3 guys preferably Demir or Stone.  Actually Deng Geu looks like he could be a good option as well, but I can't think of any connection that might help us land him.

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5 hours ago, billikenfan05 said:

Alihan Demir from Drexel, maybe Isabell could put in a word. Not an exceptional shot blocker but he seems to be a decent scorer and can shoot free throws at a reasonable clip.

He’s a target and I hear Isabell is putting in more than a kind word about SLU. 

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39 minutes ago, TheBand said:

He’s a target and I hear Isabell is putting in more than a kind word about SLU. 

I wonder if we get Demir if we go young with our next recruit and bring in a freshman big 

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3 minutes ago, billikenfan05 said:

I wonder if we get Demir if we go young with our next recruit and bring in a freshman big 

what quality freshman big is still available in the spring?

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