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RE: McClung, Kid has crazy ups.
Current RPI according to RealTimeRPI

ETSU 81
Georgetown 160

SOS
ETSU 222
Georgetown 263
01-14-2018 07:06 PM
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RE: McClung, Kid has crazy ups.
(01-14-2018 06:43 PM)BucDoctor Wrote:  Has he peaked?

Georgetown recruited him as a point guard, is that a role he can fill? Can he make the mental transition from shooting guard to point guard? Not sure the words point guard describe his play.

I wish him well and hope he is a gem for Georgetown. He might have actually fit better at Rutgers.

Is Stephan Curry a point guard? I'm not trying to say McClung is another Curry.......but their games are a bit similar, except that McClung loves to go thrown down when he can. He's also a bit like Bo Hodges, in that he doesn't fit the mold of a particular standard prototype - in his case either solely a #1 or #2. I *do* think he's the kind of player that makes others around him better, and that's a *very* valuable commodity on the hardwood.

And remember, we *think* that some of the reason he selected Rutgers, then G'town, was for the law school angle. Probably easier to get into G'town law school if you were an undergraduate there instead of here. Just sayin'.

That said, etsubuc's point is not empty. It's also possible that G'town will adapt their team to what he can do - although in my memory they haven't deviated much from their standard m.o. (forward/center-heavy as etsubuc notes) in decades. And even if their RPI right now is 160, historically it's been much higher than that. (Not to mention that as the season moves on, ETSU's RPI will worsen, and G'town's will get better, merely from opponents' RPIs. Possibly more importantly.....he'll get to challenge himself against the best: the 'novas, etc. in the Big East. He'll be playing a game against Providence or Pitt when ETSU will be playing Savannah St., Troy St., or WCU. *IF* he has pro aspirations - and that's a considerable "if" (altho I'd bet big money he thinks about it and would love to have the chance), he may just get better recognition at G'town.

I'm sure he and his family weighed all this out - but the college athletics scene is replete with stories of misfits. Time will tell.
01-15-2018 03:55 AM
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RE: McClung, Kid has crazy ups.
I'ts really hard to gauge the ability of a "star" player in our region because they're typically not competing against other players of similar ability. But when I watched McClung in the "Arby's Classic" he was playing against a good team and he more than held his own.

I'm not as basketball savvy as some of you but unless he gets home sick, girl friend crazy or hurt, he'll play at the Georgetown level IMO.
01-15-2018 01:59 PM
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RE: McClung, Kid has crazy ups.
If I had aspirations to be a lawyer, I'd stay at Georgetown and get that degree, whether I played much or not. That degree looks awfully fine on a law school application, and being so close to the center of government can't hurt.

I hope he understands that the 50 years post-college are more important than the four years in college.
01-16-2018 09:34 PM
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RE: McClung, Kid has crazy ups.
(01-16-2018 09:34 PM)prosec34 Wrote:  If I had aspirations to be a lawyer, I'd stay at Georgetown and get that degree, whether I played much or not. That degree looks awfully fine on a law school application, and being so close to the center of government can't hurt.

I hope he understands that the 50 years post-college are more important than the four years in college.

Thought all that had been lost or driven to the unmentionable folder due to the rise of snowflake and cupcake higher education.
01-17-2018 08:42 AM
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