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  1. #61
    Quote Originally Posted by UtahsMrSports View Post
    Right, but this is a whole new level of mailing it in.
    https://247sports.com/college/byu/Se...tball/Commits/
    Good point. When Rose shows up to a game in sweats and lays down on the floor and eats Cheetos we'll know. I give this a 90% chance of happening.


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  2. #62
    According to Hanno, this guy just committed to Utah

    Mikael Jantunen already a starter on the Finnish national team


    https://eurospects.com/?page_id=6144
    Last edited by concerned; 10-08-2018 at 04:03 PM.

  3. #63
    Quote Originally Posted by concerned View Post
    According to Hanno, this guy just committed to Utah

    Mikael Jantunen already a starter on the Finnish national team


    https://eurospects.com/?page_id=6144
    How do you say "BOOM" in Finnish?

  4. #64
    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    How do you say "BOOM" in Finnish?
    Bööm?
    I saw a door that said exit only. So I entered through it and went up to the guy working there and said "I have good news. You have severely underestimated that door over there. By like a hundred percent." Demetri Marti

  5. #65
    Now overcommitted by 2 for the class of 2019. The staff is learning from prior years and overbooking.........I like it, though it leaves the roster somewhat imbalanced towards bigs and my way too early guesses on transfers out.

  6. #66
    Quote Originally Posted by UtahsMrSports View Post
    Now overcommitted by 2 for the class of 2019. The staff is learning from prior years and overbooking.........I like it, though it leaves the roster somewhat imbalanced towards bigs and my way too early guesses on transfers out.
    Off the top of my head we are losing Barefield, Topolovic and Van Dyke. That is three spots for the three commits. Am I missing something?

  7. #67
    Quote Originally Posted by snafu View Post
    Off the top of my head we are losing Barefield, Topolovic and Van Dyke. That is three spots for the three commits. Am I missing something?
    Branden Carlson and Jaxon Brenchley (2017 commits) are returning from missions.

  8. #68
    2019-2020 roster as of now:

    Bigs:
    Johnson
    Van Komen
    Carlson
    Battin
    Thioune
    Jantunen
    Tillman

    Wings/Points:
    Jones
    Jones
    Gaskin
    Popoola
    Gach
    Hendrix
    Allen
    Brenchley

  9. #69
    Quote Originally Posted by UtahsMrSports View Post
    2019-2020 roster as of now:

    Bigs:
    Johnson
    Van Komen
    Carlson
    Battin
    Thioune
    Jantunen
    Tillman

    Wings/Points:
    Jones
    Jones
    Gaskin
    Popoola
    Gach
    Hendrix
    Allen
    Brenchley
    So at least 2 of those guys will be gone. I would guess one will be Popoola, but I have a hard time seeing who will be the other. Probably someone (or multiple someones) will get buried and see the writing on the wall because they are buried behind people in their own class or a younger class. However, I have no idea whatsoever who that will be. Really hard to project that.

  10. #70
    Quote Originally Posted by Scratch View Post
    So at least 2 of those guys will be gone. I would guess one will be Popoola, but I have a hard time seeing who will be the other. Probably someone (or multiple someones) will get buried and see the writing on the wall because they are buried behind people in their own class or a younger class. However, I have no idea whatsoever who that will be. Really hard to project that.

    Yeah, there definitely will not be enough minutes to go around. One besides Popoola will leave, but more than that will be unhappy.

  11. #71
    Quote Originally Posted by UtahsMrSports View Post
    2019-2020 roster as of now:

    Bigs:
    Johnson
    Van Komen
    Carlson
    Battin
    Thioune
    Jantunen
    Tillman

    Wings/Points:
    Jones
    Jones
    Gaskin
    Popoola
    Gach
    Hendrix
    Allen
    Brenchley
    Another thing to note, the makeup of those 15 players is 2 seniors, 2 juniors (including Popoola, so draw your own conclusions there), 6 sophomores (depending on possible redshirts this year), and 5 freshmen. Crazy young team, it's going to be fascinating to see how these guys shake out.

  12. #72
    Quote Originally Posted by Scratch View Post
    So at least 2 of those guys will be gone. I would guess one will be Popoola, but I have a hard time seeing who will be the other. Probably someone (or multiple someones) will get buried and see the writing on the wall because they are buried behind people in their own class or a younger class. However, I have no idea whatsoever who that will be. Really hard to project that.
    I don't think it is unreasonable to think that at least one of these young guns blossoms early and heads to the NBA next year.

  13. #73
    Quote Originally Posted by Scratch View Post
    Branden Carlson and Jaxon Brenchley (2017 commits) are returning from missions.
    Does anyone know when Carlson and Benchley left on their missions. Depending on the timing, I guess it is possible one or both could get bumped to 2020. I hope LK does not do anything that will discourage them from joining the program. That is a bad look.

  14. #74
    Quote Originally Posted by UTEopia View Post
    Does anyone know when Carlson and Benchley left on their missions. Depending on the timing, I guess it is possible one or both could get bumped to 2020. I hope LK does not do anything that will discourage them from joining the program. That is a bad look.
    Looking through the old twitter machine, Brenchley seems to have left June 14, 2017 and Carlson the following week.

  15. #75
    Pop Sr. posted a tweet that Isaac Johnson is down to Oregon and Utah. Still no timetable for a decision. I believe he will leave for a mission right after graduation.

  16. #76
    Signing day!

    Ryaln Jones and Jantunen are in. Still waiting on Matt Van Komen..

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    Quote Originally Posted by snafu View Post
    I don't think it is unreasonable to think that at least one of these young guns blossoms early and heads to the NBA next year.
    Totally unreasonable.

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    Frankly, I don't want One-and-Done players to come through the program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthwestUteFan View Post
    Frankly, I don't want One-and-Done players to come through the program.
    Preach, brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthwestUteFan View Post
    Frankly, I don't want One-and-Done players to come through the program.
    I do! You need talent to win and I want to win!

  22. #82
    Quote Originally Posted by U-Ute View Post
    I do! You need talent to win and I want to win!
    No kidding. There's not one of us who would have said no to Zion Williamson. If you think about one-and-done programs, you have schools that are in the tournament every year and are often in the sweet 16.

    I love following players for 4 years. How amazing was it to watch Josh Grant, Andre Miller, KVH, etc for their entire college careers? Nothing compares to that. There are very few successful programs still running purely on that model, though.

  23. #83
    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    No kidding. There's not one of us who would have said no to Zion Williamson. If you think about one-and-done programs, you have schools that are in the tournament every year and are often in the sweet 16.

    I love following players for 4 years. How amazing was it to watch Josh Grant, Andre Miller, KVH, etc for their entire college careers? Nothing compares to that. There are very few successful programs still running purely on that model, though.
    There have been plenty of programs with a lot of one and dones who haves gone nowhere. The most dominant team lately, Villanova, hasn’t had any.
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  24. #84
    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleUte View Post
    There have been plenty of programs with a lot of one and dones who haves gone nowhere.
    I can't think of any programs with a lot of one and dones who have gone nowhere, but that probably depends on your definitions of "a lot" and "nowhere".

    Villinova will sign every top recruit they can get. If that means some one and dones, Jay Wright can live with that.

  25. #85
    Quote Originally Posted by U-Ute View Post
    I do! You need talent to win and I want to win!
    Not me. It would have been awful to have Lauri Markennen or deandre ayton. I would have refused to come to any games
    So good thing we didnt get them.

    Joking aside, i do think that it is a good thing that the G league is trying to take those guys out of college ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by concerned View Post
    Joking aside, i do think that it is a good thing that the G league is trying to take those guys out of college ball.
    I agree. This will be the final nail in college basketball’s coffin.


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    Quote Originally Posted by U-Ute View Post
    I agree. This will be the final nail in college basketball’s coffin.


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    Do you think it will kill college hoops, or only college hoops’ role as a stop-off for elite NBA players?

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  28. #88
    The real threat to college basketball isn't the g-league, its Lavar Ball's Junior Basketball Association.

  29. #89
    Quote Originally Posted by U-Ute View Post
    I agree. This will be the final nail in college basketball’s coffin.


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    I think it will save college hoops. Make it more competitive, build fan interest at those schools where players leave after on year, and more loyalty. Get rid of the farce that one-and-dones are going to class, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahsMrSports View Post
    The real threat to college basketball isn't the g-league, its Lavar Ball's Junior Basketball Association.
    I can't think of anything I wanted more to see go down in flames than that idea. Maybe since the XFL.

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