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RE: Only 10 basketball players for this year?
(09-06-2016 02:03 PM)Claw Wrote:  
(09-06-2016 02:00 PM)Brother Bluto Wrote:  
(09-06-2016 01:52 PM)Claw Wrote:  
(09-06-2016 01:21 PM)salukiblue Wrote:  
(09-06-2016 01:20 PM)Claw Wrote:  Cal had a real short bench several times.

No, Cal CHOSE to have a really short bench because his top 8 players were all 5 stars.

It was before the prep school train arrived.

Not as many prep school guys as you might think

Mostly just that one year

I remember they went looking for walk-ons just to have enough players to practice. That was the worst of it, but Cal was short a full roster three or more years.

With Cal? I know Pastner had to fill out a roster his first year after Garcia and Nglorio or whosever tore their ACLs
09-06-2016 02:08 PM
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RE: Only 10 basketball players for this year?
(09-06-2016 02:03 PM)Claw Wrote:  
(09-06-2016 02:00 PM)Brother Bluto Wrote:  
(09-06-2016 01:52 PM)Claw Wrote:  
(09-06-2016 01:21 PM)salukiblue Wrote:  
(09-06-2016 01:20 PM)Claw Wrote:  Cal had a real short bench several times.

No, Cal CHOSE to have a really short bench because his top 8 players were all 5 stars.

It was before the prep school train arrived.

Not as many prep school guys as you might think

Mostly just that one year

I remember they went looking for walk-ons just to have enough players to practice. That was the worst of it, but Cal was short a full roster three or more years.

He also has a couple guys declare after signing (Perkins, Stoudamire, Qyntel) and then had some in season defections/suspensions...Sanchez, Richmond, Banks, Hunt, Grice, Wade...
09-06-2016 02:10 PM
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RE: Only 10 basketball players for this year?
(09-06-2016 02:05 PM)shere khan Wrote:  
(09-06-2016 12:59 PM)dfwtxtiger Wrote:  Just browsing through gotigersgo; any walkons?

Let's hope no one gets hurt, early in the season.
It only takes 5

If you're from Hickory...
09-06-2016 02:20 PM
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RE: Only 10 basketball players for this year?
(09-06-2016 01:20 PM)Claw Wrote:  Cal had a real short bench several times.

LOL-don't even compare Cal's roster to this mess-we have one definite high D1 player; 3 if KJ is healthy and ready along with Markell IF he can consistently hit a jumper.
09-06-2016 02:51 PM
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RE: Only 10 basketball players for this year?
Mo Avery suited up for one of Cal's teams. Can't remember the circumstances. Also started at QB vs UT one year. Damn near won that game. Kid was fearless.

Also, is Sam Craft playing this year or no?
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09-06-2016 02:57 PM
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RE: Only 10 basketball players for this year?
(09-06-2016 02:51 PM)Penny Lane Wrote:  
(09-06-2016 01:20 PM)Claw Wrote:  Cal had a real short bench several times.

LOL-don't even compare Cal's roster to this mess-we have one definite high D1 player; 3 if KJ is healthy and ready along with Markell IF he can consistently hit a jumper.

Cal's first few seasons weren't that much better. I think we are better off this time around. I hope so anyway. I have my blue glasses on. Don't spoil it.
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RE: Only 10 basketball players for this year?
(09-06-2016 02:57 PM)72Tiger Wrote:  Mo Avery suited up for one of Cal's teams. Can't remember the circumstances. Also started at QB vs UT one year. Damn near won that game. Kid was fearless.

Also, is Sam Craft playing this year or no?

Mo probably shoulda been the QB from the start that year


He definitely saved us
09-06-2016 03:02 PM
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RE: Only 10 basketball players for this year?
Yeah but Cal was recruiting his butt off, but some of his recruits were going pro, not eligible or in general he was just setting his targets too high for what he could realistically get to come here on a regular basis without a recent history of program success. Tubby really looks like he doesn't care.
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RE: Only 10 basketball players for this year?
Who would be more likely to win with the players we have now vs, say an SMU or someone of that ilk -- a Cal-coached Memphis or a Tubby-coached Memphis?
09-06-2016 07:49 PM
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RE: Only 10 basketball players for this year?
(09-06-2016 07:37 PM)dwash Wrote:  Yeah but Cal was recruiting his butt off, but some of his recruits were going pro, not eligible or in general he was just setting his targets too high for what he could realistically get to come here on a regular basis without a recent history of program success. Tubby really looks like he doesn't care.

That is how I see it. Looks bad that he just gave up on 2016.
Hope he coaches these guys up.
A couple of higher caliber players in the Lawson's could use some good solid coaching.
09-06-2016 08:23 PM
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