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On 4/29/2021 at 8:53 AM, ACE said:

We had that with Goodwin and Collins.  Cook is a better perimeter shooter than Goodwin. He shot 38% from 3 his second season at SIU and 35% his 3rd season. He also shot 35% from 3 this past season. Goodwin only topped 30% once during his SLU career - this past season at 31%. 

I have some concerns about Cook.  The 38.4% from his second season was from the old, shorter line. The 35% from last year is not valid due to the small sample size....he only made 14 threes, not enough to assign a grade. In fact of the the 5 seasons , he played only 2 ( the 2nd and 3rd seasons) are considered large enough to make an evaluation.  The computer is projecting for the coming season (assuming he makes at least 25 threes) he will shoot between 32.3% and 32.9%....which puts him at D+ .  To be a value added player at SLU, a Billiken player needs to shoot at least 34.3% from the arc. ...35.2%  or greater would be a big addition.

Other concerns across the slash line....2P%....47.6%....B+  (2017-18)....42.9%...F+ (2018-19)

...................................................................FT%....69.6%....C-  (2017-18).....65.1%...F  (2018-19)

Bottom line....Only 2 of 5 seasons generated enough data to make an evaluation of his offensive skills ...2nd year was good... 3rd year was not.  Even his  2 years of 3 pt shooting from the shorter line showed a significant drop off from 38.4% (B+ ) (2nd season) to 34.8%  (D+ )(3rd season)   Given his projected 3pt production for the coming year  and a volatile 2P% added to weak FT shooting....The Bills will have to think about this player for awhile before making a decision.

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15 minutes ago, The Wiz said:

I have some concerns about Cook.  The 38.4% from his second season was from the old, shorter line. The 35% from last year is not valid due to the small sample size....he only made 14 threes, not enough to assign a grade. In fact of the the 5 seasons , he played only 2 ( the 2nd and 3rd seasons) are considered large enough to make an evaluation.  The computer is projecting for the coming season (assuming he makes at least 25 threes) he will shoot between 32.3% and 32.9%....which puts him at D+ .  To be a value added player at SLU, a Billiken player needs to shoot at least 34.3% from the arc. ...35.2%  or greater would be a big addition.

Other concerns across the slash line....2P%....47.6%....B+  (2017-18)....42.9%...F+ (2018-19)

...................................................................FT%....69.6%....C-  (2017-18).....65.1%...F  (2018-19)

Bottom line....Only 2 of 5 seasons generated enough data to make an evaluation of his offensive skills ...2nd year was good... 3rd year was not.  Even his  2 years of 3 pt shooting from the shorter line showed a significant drop off from 38.4% (B+ ) (2nd season) to 34.8%  (D+ )(3rd season)   Given his projected 3pt production for the coming year  and a volatile 2P% added to weak FT shooting....The Bills will have to think about this player for awhile before making a decision.

 I think our perimeter shooting will be fine and major contributions from Cook in that area would not be essential. We have several good perimeter scoring options. What we need is another ballhandler/playmaker and quality perimeter defender. That's would Cook would provide.

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1 minute ago, Slufan10 said:

 

Jeesh, until I saw that Grambling logo on the bottom, I almost passed out when I saw that picture. 

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Names of SLU interest in the portal, updated. Current school in parentheses, followed by next year's class status and expected remaining eligibility, including COVID bonus year.

Gethro Muscadin (Kansas) is going to New Mexico, Kevin Easley (TCU) to Duquesne, and Ben Coupet (Little Rock) to SIUC. They have been removed from the list.

Had an offer from SLU at some point:
-John Bol Ajak (Syracuse) - Freshman, 4 Years
-Madut Akec (South Florida) - Junior, 3 Years
-Myles Baker (Central Connecticut State) - Junior, 3 Years
-Dudley Blackwell (Iowa State) - Sophomore, 4 Years

-Kobe Elvis (DePaul) - Sophomore, 4 Years - Hearing from Clemson, Dayton, Drake, VCU, Georgia, Iowa State, TCU, Colorado, Cal, Boston College, Colorado State, Grand Canyon. May also return to DePaul.
-Jalen Johnson (Mississippi State) - Grad Transfer, 1 Year
-Goodnews Kpegeol (Valparaiso) - Junior, 3 Years
-Dusan Mahorcic (Illinois State) - Senior, 2 Years - Hearing from USC, Texas, Arkansas, Colorado State, DePaul, Texas A&M, Boston College, UNLV, Murray State, South Alabama, New Mexico, New Mexico State, UTEP, UIC, Northern Arizona, Detroit, and Kent State.
-Mickey Pearson (TCU) - Sophomore, 4 Years
-Joseph Reece (Old Dominion) - Senior, 2 Years
-Jared Ridder (Missouri State) - Senior, 2 Years
-Dallas Watson (Saint Peter's) - Senior, 2 Years

Had SLU interest at some point:
-Jeron Artest (UC-Irvine) - Junior, 3 Years
-Lenell Henry (Prairie View A&M) - Grad Transfer, 1 Year - Hearing from IUPUI, Incarnate Word.
-Rashad Weekly-McDaniels (Central Michigan) - Sophomore, 4 Years - Hearing from JUCOs.

Others that have been contacted by SLU:
-Aaron Cook (Gonzaga) - Grad Transfer, 1 Year

Please let me know if I'm missing anyone.

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On 5/8/2021 at 11:50 AM, JMM28 said:

There are close to 1600 names in the portal now. 

Spoiler alert - there aren't even 1000 spots for guys to land at in D1. There will be some value to be found in July and even August. 

If you have 1600 names in the portal, that left 1600 vacant spots behind. The ones that are really getting screwed are the HS seniors.

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22 minutes ago, Old guy said:

If you have 1600 names in the portal, that left 1600 vacant spots behind. The ones that are really getting screwed are the HS seniors.

No. Guys using a 5th year of playing eligibility did not leave that spot behind.

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Not all 1600 are senior or COVID+ transfers.  1600 players are transferring out meaning 1600 openings exist on current NCAA rosters.  It has nothing to do with seniors given an extra year.  

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37 minutes ago, Taj79 said:

Not all 1600 are senior or COVID+ transfers.  1600 players are transferring out meaning 1600 openings exist on current NCAA rosters.  It has nothing to do with seniors given an extra year.  

That works out to 4+ per team, seems high.

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48 minutes ago, Taj79 said:

Not all 1600 are senior or COVID+ transfers.  1600 players are transferring out meaning 1600 openings exist on current NCAA rosters.  It has nothing to do with seniors given an extra year.  

You fail to count all the NLIs already signed that took those senior spots. That leaves a lot less than 1600 spots. It’s closer to 900. 

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Whatever the number of players available is it seems there are many in the transfer pool and high school senior pool and I wonder why there are not many commitments lately and why SLU hasn’t gotten another commitment?

 

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31 minutes ago, CBFan said:

Whatever the number of players available is it seems there are many in the transfer pool and high school senior pool and I wonder why there are not many commitments lately and why SLU hasn’t gotten another commitment?

 

It's a buyers market.  Now that the choice transfer targets have been snatched up, schools can take months sorting through the leftovers.

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