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Agreed. I'm glad Murphy kept the door open for this young man to return, despite both parties not knowing if that would happen.

One thing we forget sometimes (I'm very guilty of this) is that these are kids, and not athletic robots. Why they transfer, quit, struggle, etc. is sometimes far deeper than basketball. It's easy to blame it on the coaching or the system, but we never really know what goes through the minds of these young men. I found it very bold of Ty to go public with his issues.
05-02-2017 10:11 AM
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(05-02-2017 10:11 AM)EagleSam Wrote:  Agreed. I'm glad Murphy kept the door open for this young man to return, despite both parties not knowing if that would happen.

One thing we forget sometimes (I'm very guilty of this) is that these are kids, and not athletic robots. Why they transfer, quit, struggle, etc. is sometimes far deeper than basketball. It's easy to blame it on the coaching or the system, but we never really know what goes through the minds of these young men. I found it very bold of Ty to go public with his issues.

Amen.

I, for one, am not a big fan of unrealistic expectations of athletes, especially collegiate.

Being a college student and a collegiate athlete is a 'heavy lift', even for those who aren't fighting physical, mental, financial, etc. issues.

I never understand how an athlete with say an ACL can manage to get treatment and then try to be a student when an employed person might take weeks off work to recover.
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I will admit that I was aware of this situation for the past few months. Of course, I didn't say anything on this forum for obvious reasons. I was not, however, aware of the severity of this situation. I do know that Northeastern was very supportive of him and did not put any roadblocks in the way of his transfer.

I did see him play a few times in high school. He struck me as a low energy and disinterested player. I think this now explains it.

Really glad that the kid is home and is doing well. Looking forward to seeing him on the court.
05-02-2017 04:05 PM
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(05-02-2017 04:05 PM)TheWoodenNickle Wrote:  I will admit that I was aware of this situation for the past few months. Of course, I didn't say anything on this forum for obvious reasons. I was not, however, aware of the severity of this situation. I do know that Northeastern was very supportive of him and did not put any roadblocks in the way of his transfer.

I did see him play a few times in high school. He struck me as a low energy and disinterested player. I think this now explains it.

Really glad that the kid is home and is doing well. Looking forward to seeing him on the court.

Thanks for the post.

It seems very obvious that he has a very supportive mother and being home is absolutely the best thing for him.

When one is struggling in life, it is always best to have as much social support as possible and that typically can be a parent and others such fmr. high school coaches, teachers, and local friends.

And kudos to NU for their 'person first' approach. Whenever there are physical or mental health issues the school should 'bend over backwards' to do what it best for the kid.

Helping a student-athlete cope has a higher priority than worrying about Ws and Ls. Ws and Ls are always secondary considerations for a student-athlete.
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BTW, one thing about 'being home.'

Some athletes need to GET AWAY from home and a lot of bad influences.

Other athletes need to BE home to get needed support. This obviously seems true here.
05-02-2017 04:45 PM
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Ty Groce is my new favorite player. Forever cheering for him now.
05-05-2017 09:51 AM
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(05-05-2017 09:51 AM)JonesGoddard Wrote:  Ty Groce is my new favorite player. Forever cheering for him now.

Me too!!
05-05-2017 01:45 PM
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