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Only 10 basketball players for this year?
Just browsing through gotigersgo; any walkons?

Let's hope no one gets hurt, early in the season.
09-06-2016 12:59 PM
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RE: Only 10 basketball players for this year?
(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.

Uh, two of the guys (of the 10) are essentially walkons and given scholarships.

Basically, Tubby came into the job with eight players and two recruits. He kept Rivers but couldn't couldn't hold Moore.

He brought in Kessee who essentially replaced Avery Woodson. He took one of his TT commits (gasp...pulled a Cal) and that guy essentially replaced Randall Broddie, who left.

He then lost Nick Marshall and replaced him with Rykhoeck.

He gave walkon Jake a scholarship.

The rub is that he's been here for 147 days. He had 5 open scholarships when he got here, likely knew Broddie and Marshall were iffy and did nothing but steal his own recruit from Tech and get the Coppin State grad transfer. Then, out of desperation/necessity, got a guy who hasn't played competitive ball in 4+ years.

The word on the street is that he just doesn't give a crap about this season and based on his efforts over the summer to add some decent pieces to a nice nucleus, I might have to agree.

Go ahead and flub this year, then slowly build up the next three or four seasons. Get to the point, four years from now, where a junior and senior laden squad will compete for a conference title, maybe get a 6-8 seed and maybe get Memphis back to their 1st S16 in 11 years.

Retire and push for Saul to get the job.

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09-06-2016 01:15 PM
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RE: Only 10 basketball players for this year?
Cal had a real short bench several times.
09-06-2016 01:20 PM
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(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.
09-06-2016 01:21 PM
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RE: Only 10 basketball players for this year?
No different than previous years. We may have had more players on the bench, but a handful of them would be suspended or dealing with tendonitis.
09-06-2016 01:27 PM
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RE: Only 10 basketball players for this year?
Josh Pastner said he could get by with 7
09-06-2016 01:37 PM
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(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.
09-06-2016 01:52 PM
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(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
09-06-2016 02:00 PM
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(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.
09-06-2016 02:03 PM
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(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
09-06-2016 02:05 PM
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