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Post: #51
RE: Smallwood
I doubt Hurtado goes. Ehsan coached Greivis Vasquez in college, and Hurtado and Vasquez are both from Venezuela. I think Hurtado came to UAB because of that connection.
02-14-2018 11:12 PM
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RE: Smallwood
(02-14-2018 11:12 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  I doubt Hurtado goes. Ehsan coached Greivis Vasquez in college, and Hurtado and Vasquez are both from Venezuela. I think Hurtado came to UAB because of that connection.


I don't disagree with that. Unless the coaching staff feels like he would be better off someplace else. And we don't really know what the staff thinks about his prospects beyond redshirting him this year.

If I recall, they know he was not a great outside shooter when they signed him. And, I think he has put on some weight since high school. Which could hurt his lateral quickness with so many quick wings and points.
02-14-2018 11:45 PM
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(02-14-2018 10:46 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  Hate to see McCoy or Reynolds leave. As it stands now they both hold special places in Blazer history.

McCoy (as far as I can tell) is the only player to go the whole season (8 minutes) and never take a shot. If he leaves he will be the only player who has never taken a shot.

Reynolds is the only player who has never missed a shot. He has played 14 minutes and is 2-2 from the field. One two and one three. As far as I can tell, no other player has been perfect from the field.

I don't think either will leave if they intended to be 2 & 4 year walk ons.

If they both thought they could earn a scholarship next year, well, they have not. Mccoy could be redshirted and get a year of eligibility back but I don't view him as a scholarship player. Beyond maybe a semester if we have one open and it won't keep us from signing a mid year transfer.
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RE: Smallwood
(02-14-2018 09:39 PM)UABfan1 Wrote:  
(02-14-2018 09:25 PM)dragonzden Wrote:  This doesn't add up. Why dismiss them from the team now and not at the end of the season. Coach couldn't wait til March?

They were tweeting inflammatory things after being warned. I think.

Some of the tweets disappeared after the fact and Dieons entire twitter account did.

Thomas, I only saw him retweeted a couple of Lavenders tweets.

Ideally, you could have kept Smallwood on the team but given him his release so he could contact other teams for next year. But kept him on the bench.

But realistically, we won't need him the rest of the year so it probably helps big man recruiting by having it known now.

And, we will have a number of open spots like I long expected.

Hurtado would be immediately eligible because of the redshirt. Im not trying to run anyone off but we don't know how good he is or is not. And if he is not very good maybe we can fill the spot with someone better?

I don't think we can assume he is as good as anyone we have or he would not have redshirted. And he still dresses out. We could put him in if we had to. Instead of playing 4 on 5 or something unlikely.

Thanks for the info, I didn't know that.
02-15-2018 05:54 AM
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RE: Smallwood
(02-15-2018 05:54 AM)dragonzden Wrote:  
(02-14-2018 09:39 PM)UABfan1 Wrote:  
(02-14-2018 09:25 PM)dragonzden Wrote:  This doesn't add up. Why dismiss them from the team now and not at the end of the season. Coach couldn't wait til March?

They were tweeting inflammatory things after being warned. I think.

Some of the tweets disappeared after the fact and Dieons entire twitter account did.

Thomas, I only saw him retweeted a couple of Lavenders tweets.

Ideally, you could have kept Smallwood on the team but given him his release so he could contact other teams for next year. But kept him on the bench.

But realistically, we won't need him the rest of the year so it probably helps big man recruiting by having it known now.

And, we will have a number of open spots like I long expected.

Hurtado would be immediately eligible because of the redshirt. Im not trying to run anyone off but we don't know how good he is or is not. And if he is not very good maybe we can fill the spot with someone better?

I don't think we can assume he is as good as anyone we have or he would not have redshirted. And he still dresses out. We could put him in if we had to. Instead of playing 4 on 5 or something unlikely.

Thanks for the info, I didn't know that.

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02-15-2018 11:21 AM
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