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  1. #181
    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    Probably, but that does depend on Jones, gaskin, and doutrive. We seem to have a lot of SGs but few PGs.
    Jones was suspended for smoking pot. Will LK still bring him on board? I would, but I would let him know he will be tested weekly. Whit did that with Josh Gordon. The kid didn't make it through October and he arrived mid-September.

  2. #182
    Quote Originally Posted by UTEopia View Post
    Jones was suspended for smoking pot. Will LK still bring him on board? I would, but I would let him know he will be tested weekly. Whit did that with Josh Gordon. The kid didn't make it through October and he arrived mid-September.
    He’ll bring him in, I don’t have any doubt about that. The U’s marijuana consequences have been relaxed since Gordon’s days (not that he’d ever have survived)

    There will be some requirements I’m sure.


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  3. #183
    With that many newcomers team will be a roller coaster, with potential.
    Barefield will go back to PG with PVD starting at beginning of the year—-unless Doutrive is ready. How long until he or Jones takes over?
    Interesting grouping of Tillman, Allen, Battin & Seeley—hard to predict mid-year starters. Might be ability to defend & rebound.

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    Lahat runs the floor well:

    https://youtu.be/16xL8avi1yA

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  5. #185
    Trib reported Naseem Gaskin recently set a school record by scoring 44 points in a game.
    Timmy Allen had a 42 point game this year, Charles Jones II--who is playing again had a 42 point game earlier & Riley Battin who just went over 1,500 rebounds for his HS career had a 41 point game earlier.

    Lahat may never need to take a shot.

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    I noticed those games. Have they officially signed yet or will some other school’s bagman swoop in at the last minute?


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    Quote Originally Posted by U-Ute View Post
    I noticed those games. Have they officially signed yet or will some other school’s bagman swoop in at the last minute?


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    Everyone is signed except the 7 footer who committed a few weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UTEopia View Post
    Everyone is signed except the 7 footer who committed a few weeks ago.
    Lahat Thioune?

    Man my phone doesn’t like his name.


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  9. #189
    Next signing period is in April --?

  10. #190
    Given the stellar class we are bringing in this year, what do you see happening with Jokl, Popoola and Caldwell? I had totally forgotten about Caldwell and Pop until I saw the wazzu game. Pop can’t even get in a game.

  11. #191
    Quote Originally Posted by snafu View Post
    Given the stellar class we are bringing in this year, what do you see happening with Jokl, Popoola and Caldwell? I had totally forgotten about Caldwell and Pop until I saw the wazzu game. Pop can’t even get in a game.
    I have no inside info, but I'll be shocked if Jokl is still on the team next year. He was clearly a miss and just isn't a contributor at this level. I think he leaves and Thioune takes his spot.

    I also think at least one of Caldwell and Pop will see the handwriting and look for more playing time elsewhere. I think Utah will then look for another grad transfer or maybe an overseas project to fill that scholarship.

    This is all just pure, irresponsible speculation on my part.

  12. #192
    Jokl is a nice young man, (had a chance to talk with him at length once), but just not hard nosed enough to play the 5 at this level. Might be OK in Europe.

    Pop & Caldwell are both good athletes, but not very good basketball players---Pop can't go right (his off hand) & Caldwell has a horrible shot---that magically goes in some times.
    Pop could use a year at a JC to get some playing time---Caldwell needs a shot doctor.

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