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RE: Mitchell Robinson not going to WKU or is he?
To answer the question... no. I would not grant him the release. Maybe 6 months ago but not this close to the start of the season. We cut a kid last week to make room on the roster for crying out loud. Time to man up and honor your commitment. Make this team the best you can make it Mr. Robinson.
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(07-09-2017 11:29 AM)HerdZoned Wrote:  AdoptedMonarch you wouldn't last to long as an AD, you let your emotions play to much in what is now a big business.

Even if WKU doesn't release him, do you think that's going to make him rethink about going to WKU, if he truly doesn't want to go to school. I doubt that. And even if he does go to WKU the kid is going to be a 1 and done, NBA Mock drafts already have him projected as a lottery pick next season. So he is not someone you are going to build a team around.

It appears that Stansbury is doing the same thing Mike Rhodes done at Rice, only faster. He's building a house of cards to get his next job the fastest way he can. Even if Stansbury can parlay this recruiting class into a top 3-4 in CUSA then the chances of him getting an offer from a P5 conference job goes up big time. If he can change last years 15-17 record into a 24-26 win team next year then he will be gone and I hate to say if for WKU they will be right back were they were when Ray Harper left.

And if Stansbury does get a job after this season, I don't see but maybe 1 player sticking around from this recruiting class and playing in 18-19 for WKU. You will see a mass exodus like you did at Rice this off season.

I don't buy the Rhoades/Stansbury connection at all. First of all, Rhoades only would have gone back to VCU. He had other offers at Rice that he turned down (including VCU 2 years ago). But the mass exodus would have happened even if Rhoades had stayed - the problem is that college basketball players either want to play in front of a crowd or closer to home if they aren't in front of big crowds. And we had guys leave for both reasons. Two of our six guys who left graduated from Rice. A third is going to Howard to go pre-med since he can't be pre-med at Rice (although he could have easily taken a similar academic load).

Stansbury has been a D1 head coach before (Mississippi State), and probably has done shaky recruiting staff in his past too.

There is a difference between building a team with solid recruiting in identifying sleepers that the bigger schools miss out. And hiring assistant coaches/handlers to pull in an occasional top recruit.

We've done that too with Ben Braun bringing in Marcos Morcos as an assistant - that was a disaster. And hiring Todd Graham in football too. Compare Stansbury to either of those, and you're closer to the truth.

I do agree that they shouldn't release him from his scholarship but I also wonder if the kid will spill some dirt on Stansbury if they don't.
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Mitchell Robinson not going to WKU or is he?
In response to Herdzone, Comparing Rice to WKU basketball is a mistake to begin with....No offense but Western not playing in a high school gym and have way better facilities and tradition then Rice hoops has to offer ...We have rarely lost a player to go to a P5 school or even a grad transfer...Not saying it will never happen at WKU just less likely to happen at Western...As far as Stansbury leaving not naive enough to say it will not happen but anyone that has success in this conference is gone but if some were to stay an older guy like Stansbury at a tradition rich program at WKU has a lot better chance to keep a coach in basketball than most other schools in this conference does..

Also just stop the BS lazy Jeff Goodman Stansbury is cheating crap....Some of you seriously think Stans and WKU are paying off players? You think we could pay more than these P5 schools? Some of you sound ridiculous....Now I am not saying we don't bend or stretch or do whatever we can but that's almost all schools...I got into a conversion with Goodman on twitter and he said no one is surprised he is getting top 10 talent at WKU, he is known as a bad ass recruiter in coaching circles...For those who continue to take jabs at him that he cheats do us all a favor and provide proof, we will all wait!
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(07-09-2017 05:47 PM)Hilltopper2K Wrote:  To answer the question... no. I would not grant him the release. Maybe 6 months ago but not this close to the start of the season. We cut a kid last week to make room on the roster for crying out loud.

^^ That right there shows the terrible double standard that gives all the power to the school.

Cutting a kid on the last possible day?

How is that different than asking for a release at this date?

WKU needs to hope that Stansbury doesn't Donnie Tyndall their program. It really seems like he's walking an ethical high wire.

In the end, granting Mitchell his release may make all the difference in keeping from falling off that wire.
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(07-09-2017 11:32 PM)BalancedManSPE Wrote:  
(07-09-2017 05:47 PM)Hilltopper2K Wrote:  To answer the question... no. I would not grant him the release. Maybe 6 months ago but not this close to the start of the season. We cut a kid last week to make room on the roster for crying out loud.

^^ That right there shows the terrible double standard that gives all the power to the school.

Cutting a kid on the last possible day?

How is that different than asking for a release at this date?

WKU needs to hope that Stansbury doesn't Donnie Tyndall their program. It really seems like he's walking an ethical high wire.

In the end, granting Mitchell his release may make all the difference in keeping from falling off that wire.

They cut this kid over 2 months ago. It wasn't announced until the last day. I posted that information that everyone left was told they wouldn't be back over 2 months ago on our scout board and got pummeled for saying it. I don't know why the Damari announcement was drug out until the last day unless they were trying to help him find a landing spot. The 3 cut were told face to face. The only remaining player was Justin Johnson. They didn't tell him that. He decided to play football.
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Well confirmed Mitchell is on campus via his Snapchat, so that's a good sign right?
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(07-10-2017 05:53 AM)WKUFan518 Wrote:  Well confirmed Mitchell is on campus via his Snapchat, so that's a good sign right?

White squirrel geotag, nice 04-rock
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Still trying to figure why his mom "wasn't sure when he'd be on campus" (according to Goodman) a day before he arrived on campus
07-10-2017 08:59 AM
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It's goodman. Who really wants to talk to him.
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(07-10-2017 08:59 AM)LouisvilleHilltopper Wrote:  Still trying to figure why his mom "wasn't sure when he'd be on campus" (according to Goodman) a day before he arrived on campus

Yea maybe just trying to blow him off so he would leave her the hell alone...
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