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WAC Seniors
How many seniors from your team do you think will decide to return next year?
02-03-2021 09:11 PM
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RE: WAC Seniors
Great question. Mikey Dixon and Oscar Frayer seem to finally be gaining traction in Drew's system, so another year (if left up to them) might really improve their chances of playing pro overseas.

I think Asbjorn capitalizes on this break out year and finds a professional home next year. I'm also not sure Lever has anything left to prove at the collegiate level, in terms of skill development that will translate to middle or upper Euro leagues. Maybe it depends on how the Lopes season finishes if his heart is set on getting GCU to the NCAA tourney, but I honestly expect him to be gone regardless.

Miller-Moore has been okay, but I can see him being encouraged to seek an opportunity to play out his remaining eligibility elsewhere. Lopes are bringing in at least three 2021 kids and need the roster spot if they are going to try replacing size via the transfer market.
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02-03-2021 11:03 PM
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I think the biggest impact with this question is what happens to scholarships? If seniors come back, can you increase the number of scholarships? If yes, how long does the scholarships increases continue? If no, what is the impact on bringing in new players? Going to be very interesting how this works out and this impacts all sports.
02-04-2021 10:43 PM
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RE: WAC Seniors
Seniors that aren't wanted will be asked to find a new home if they plan to play an extra year.
02-05-2021 12:11 AM
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RE: WAC Seniors
(02-05-2021 12:11 AM)Lopes87 Wrote:  Seniors that aren't wanted will be asked to find a new home if they plan to play an extra year.

Does GCU have any seniors they don't want to return? Dixon? Frayer? Lever? Midtgaard? Miller-Moore?

NMSU's seniors are Evan Gilyard, Clayton Henry, Donnie Tillman, and Johnny McCants.

Evan Gilyard was kind of short changed both his season's here at NMSU. Last season, Gilyard was expected to sit out the whole 2019-20 season but was activated in late December (after receiving a waiver). Because of COVID, he missed out on the opportunity of going to the NCAA tournament last season. Currently, the Aggie's season have been a cluster f... If NMSU doesn't make it to the NCAA tournament in March, there might be enough incentive for Gilyard to return next season.

Clayton Henry has been injury prone the last two seasons. Coming from junior college, I'm not sure he wants to waste what few years he has left in basketball attempting to return to NMSU for a third senior season and a forth overall?

Donnie Tillman is good enough to make money playing basketball somewhere. I would be very surprised if he returned to NMSU.

I think most Aggies fans would love for the local kid, Johnny McCant, to play another season at NMSU. If any Aggie senior were to return, he would be the most likely one. But after attending NMSU five years already, he might be ready for a new chapter in his life. We will see.
02-05-2021 01:48 AM
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(02-05-2021 01:48 AM)NMSUPistolPete Wrote:  
(02-05-2021 12:11 AM)Lopes87 Wrote:  Seniors that aren't wanted will be asked to find a new home if they plan to play an extra year.

Does GCU have any seniors they don't want to return? Dixon? Frayer? Lever? Midtgaard? Miller-Moore?

NMSU's seniors are Evan Gilyard, Clayton Henry, Donnie Tillman, and Johnny McCants.

Evan Gilyard was kind of short changed both his season's here at NMSU. Last season, Gilyard was expected to sit out the whole 2019-20 season but was activated in late December (after receiving a waiver). Because of COVID, he missed out on the opportunity of going to the NCAA tournament last season. Currently, the Aggie's season have been a cluster f... If NMSU doesn't make it to the NCAA tournament in March, there might be enough incentive for Gilyard to return next season.

Clayton Henry has been injury prone the last two seasons. Coming from junior college, I'm not sure he wants to waste what few years he has left in basketball attempting to return to NMSU for a third senior season and a forth overall?

Donnie Tillman is good enough to make money playing basketball somewhere. I would be very surprised if he returned to NMSU.

I think most Aggies fans would love for the local kid, Johnny McCant, to play another season at NMSU. If any Aggie senior were to return, he would be the most likely one. But after attending NMSU five years already, he might be ready for a new chapter in his life. We will see.

I wouldn't shed any tears if Frayer and Miller-Moore moved on after this season. It would be great to have the rest back, but I think some are less likely than others to return. And while I know this topic is about seniors, I'm also keeping my eye on whether or not a kid like Bryce Okpoh stays around. He is the prime example of a Majerle hold over who doesn't seem to have much of a role under Drew, even though it appeared at times last year that he had the potential to eventually become the player Oscar Frayer should have been.
02-05-2021 08:22 AM
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(02-04-2021 10:43 PM)TexanFan Wrote:  I think the biggest impact with this question is what happens to scholarships? If seniors come back, can you increase the number of scholarships? If yes, how long does the scholarships increases continue? If no, what is the impact on bringing in new players? Going to be very interesting how this works out and this impacts all sports.

Does Tarleton have a program like UTRGV? At UTRGV tuition and fees are free for Texas residents from families making under $95K. They could gently suggest that in-state scholarship players who qualify could go walk-on to make room for new players. The players would have to cover their own room and board, but Edinburg (and Stephenville too, I'd guess) can be very cheap if you share a room and eat in.
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02-05-2021 09:01 AM
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The question remains is COVID will be around in the fall. It could limit the number of oversea professional jobs. It might benefit some of the seniors to return for another year.
02-05-2021 05:18 PM
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