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1 minute ago, slusam said:

Whose minutes is the new big going to take? I like what we have plus Jimerson and Thatch.

I don't think Thatch is coming back

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Just now, Clock_Tower said:

Houston signed with a prep school.

I'm pretty sure that wouldn't prevent him from changing his mind and coming to SLU.  Prep schools don't have L of I.

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I don't want a grad transfer.  I want either a freshman heir apparent to back up French/Bell or a transfer who must sit a year - to replace French next year.

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28 minutes ago, bauman said:

I'm pretty sure that wouldn't prevent him from changing his mind and coming to SLU.  Prep schools don't have L of I.

I suspect he is going there to try to upgrade his profile and get a “big time” offer. 

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16 minutes ago, Clock_Tower said:

I don't want a grad transfer.  I want either a freshman heir apparent to back up French/Bell or a transfer who must sit a year - to replace French next year.

Diarra? I know he barely played but if we’re looking for back up minutes and development I’ll take the guy who spent a year in the system already instead of a frosh. 

Now if the frosh is good enough to compete right away, then sure, obviously, go get him. 

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41 minutes ago, brianstl said:

When have we ever done better than Stockard when it comes to grad transfer bigs?

We’ve had one GT big ever. Hard to consider that precedent

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For my 2 cents, KC was misplayed as a post player. I wonder how often he envisioned guarding the opponents big man. Given enough reps he could have been a nice stretch wing. 

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25 minutes ago, Clock_Tower said:

I don't want a grad transfer.  I want either a freshman heir apparent to back up French/Bell or a transfer who must sit a year - to replace French next year.

Heir apparents to players as good as French aren’t typically available in the spring signing period.

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2 minutes ago, kshoe said:

Heir apparents to players as good as French aren’t typically available in the spring signing period.

Agreed.  The heir apparent to French, if such a person exists, will come from the 2021 class.  A lot better chance of landing quality when you have minutes to offer.

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1 hour ago, Clock_Tower said:

Houston signed with a prep school.

If grades permits, he can change his mind.  He did not sign any commitment to a prep school that prevents him from committing to an NCAA D1 school.  

 

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32 minutes ago, kshoe said:

Heir apparents to players as good as French aren’t typically available in the spring signing period.

True.  If Ford has confidence in Diarra, then a transfer who must sit out would be our best chance. If not sure about Diarra, or to add depth and help chances w Kern, maybe we take Stockard (assuming he even wants to leave) 

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KC was expected. I wish him the best and hope he finally gets healthy. These days being closer to the family ain't a bad idea. 

In a perfect world we land a French clone. Everyone's worried about our bigs next year, but Jimmy and Has can get it done. Plus, it's too soon to give up on Diara. All we need from him is 5-10 mpg and to cover for foul trouble. Still, a 6'8" PF type would be a nice addition. 

Good luck KC. Sorry, SLU didn't work out for u. 

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Not surprising.

To me he will always be a “what if guy “

What if he stayed healthy?

What if he had found his 3 point shot?

What if personal had stayed that allowed him to be a stretch 4?

I hope he has a nice finish to his career and believe he will if he stays healthy.

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3 minutes ago, Clock_Tower said:

True.  If Ford has confidence in Diarra, then a transfer who must sit out would be our best chance. If not sure about Diarra, or to add depth and help chances w Kern, maybe we take Stockard (assuming he even wants to leave) 

I'm hearing the staff wants another big next year.  Playing Hargrove and Perkins at PF was only done out of necessity.

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2 minutes ago, Coach314 said:

I'm hearing the staff wants another big next year.  Playing Hargrove and Perkins at PF was only done out of necessity.

Hope your right. We lost a “ big” in Hankton and we have no replacement for French. 

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Just now, Coach314 said:

I'm hearing the staff wants another big next year.  Playing Hargrove and Perkins at PF was only done out of necessity.

We're going to see an awful lot of Perkins at PF no matter who we bring in.  Collins, Jimerson, Goodwin, Perkins and French will play a lot at the same time.  

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28 minutes ago, WVBilliken said:

If grades permits, he can change his mind.  He did not sign any commitment to a prep school that prevents him from committing to an NCAA D1 school.  

 

If he wanted to commit to SLU he would’ve already done so.

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He was never going to be anything close to what we need to get the job done like French or any of his fellow bigs. This is the best time in history - the history changing c virus, to have a schollie left this time of year. All those transfers, yummy yummy.

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1 hour ago, Littlebill said:

We’ve had one GT big ever. Hard to consider that precedent

That is because quality grad transfer bigs become the equivalent of four and five star prospects that we just don’t normally land.  Stockard is going to be superior to any other grad transfer big we could land.

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