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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
Sweet. Shot 39% from three last year and played three years at Ole Miss. His stats slipped a decent amount sophomore to Junior year, but he also played less minutes as a Junior. His three point percentage went up significantly though. Hopefully he can be better than Nicholson.
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
I hope so.
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
Another Twitter page says he has 2 years left to play. That would be great if true.
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
The 20-21 season isn’t supposed to count against anyone eligibility from what I understand, so yes, he’d have 2 years left to play.
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
We need an another athletic post guy who can operate facing the basket.
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
Appears to be one of AKs recruits his last year at ole miss
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
DeAntoni Gordon and Demond Robinson still on the board. Ole Miss fans say Buffen was a MTSU commit that followed Kermit to Ole Miss.
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(03-23-2021 03:58 PM)BlazinBham Wrote:  DeAntoni Gordon and Demond Robinson still on the board. Ole Miss fans say Buffen was a MTSU commit that followed Kermit to Ole Miss.

Yes, he was committed to MTSU when Davis was hired at Ole Miss.
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
(03-23-2021 03:14 PM)The Answer UAB Wrote:  Sweet. Shot 39% from three last year and played three years at Ole Miss. His stats slipped a decent amount sophomore to Junior year, but he also played less minutes as a Junior. His three point percentage went up significantly though. Hopefully he can be better than Nicholson.

Buffen has only taken 55 threes across three years, so I wouldn't put too much stock in his percentages.
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
(03-23-2021 04:51 PM)jthrashr Wrote:  
(03-23-2021 03:14 PM)The Answer UAB Wrote:  Sweet. Shot 39% from three last year and played three years at Ole Miss. His stats slipped a decent amount sophomore to Junior year, but he also played less minutes as a Junior. His three point percentage went up significantly though. Hopefully he can be better than Nicholson.

Buffen has only taken 55 threes across three years, so I wouldn't put too much stock in his percentages.

True, but it shows he’s at least someone you can’t completely ignore more than 3 ft from the basket like jemison, or 10-15 ft like lovan. He’s someone the defense probably has to account for outside the arc at least.

3 star recruit out of high school it looks like

Seems to have a body type and position similar Nicholson, hopefully he can be a better version of him.. we still need shooting, ball handling depth, and a decent back up big
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
Nice pickup! Should be a better version of Nicholson at the 4 spot. He should be able to give us 12-15 points per game.
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
(03-23-2021 05:31 PM)The Answer UAB Wrote:  
(03-23-2021 04:51 PM)jthrashr Wrote:  
(03-23-2021 03:14 PM)The Answer UAB Wrote:  Sweet. Shot 39% from three last year and played three years at Ole Miss. His stats slipped a decent amount sophomore to Junior year, but he also played less minutes as a Junior. His three point percentage went up significantly though. Hopefully he can be better than Nicholson.

Buffen has only taken 55 threes across three years, so I wouldn't put too much stock in his percentages.

True, but it shows he’s at least someone you can’t completely ignore more than 3 ft from the basket like jemison, or 10-15 ft like lovan. He’s someone the defense probably has to account for outside the arc at least.

3 star recruit out of high school it looks like

Seems to have a body type and position similar Nicholson, hopefully he can be a better version of him.. we still need shooting, ball handling depth, and a decent back up big

Lovan hit 100% of hit 3 pointers this year
Ronnie Gordon hit 50%
Toney 43%
Rotegaard 40%

all low number of shots...how many 3's do you have to take to get an acceptable prediction of 3 point shooting ability?
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
(03-23-2021 06:37 PM)LairDweller Wrote:  
(03-23-2021 05:31 PM)The Answer UAB Wrote:  
(03-23-2021 04:51 PM)jthrashr Wrote:  
(03-23-2021 03:14 PM)The Answer UAB Wrote:  Sweet. Shot 39% from three last year and played three years at Ole Miss. His stats slipped a decent amount sophomore to Junior year, but he also played less minutes as a Junior. His three point percentage went up significantly though. Hopefully he can be better than Nicholson.

Buffen has only taken 55 threes across three years, so I wouldn't put too much stock in his percentages.

True, but it shows he’s at least someone you can’t completely ignore more than 3 ft from the basket like jemison, or 10-15 ft like lovan. He’s someone the defense probably has to account for outside the arc at least.

3 star recruit out of high school it looks like

Seems to have a body type and position similar Nicholson, hopefully he can be a better version of him.. we still need shooting, ball handling depth, and a decent back up big

Lovan hit 100% of hit 3 pointers this year
Ronnie Gordon hit 50%
Toney 43%
Rotegaard 40%

all low number of shots...how many 3's do you have to take to get an acceptable prediction of 3 point shooting ability?

I would think 55 over 3 seasons would count.. I'm just saying he looks to be a decent three point shooter, maybe he is/maybe he isn't.. Don't understand why I'm getting all this guff.
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
Are we allowed 16 scholarship players for the upcoming season? 13 regular, plus 3 returning SRs not counting? Or would all seniors have been allowed to return?

Would be weird to see some teams rolling out 20 players. A bit confusing.

13 allotted scholarship players:
Returning on scholarship:
1. Jemison
2. Lovan
3. Gordon
4. Toney
5. Ard

Expected April signee:
6. Elijah Tate

Transfer portal:
7. KJ Buffen

Leaving 6 scholarships open?

SR waiver(doesn’t count):
8. Jackson

Pending decision(Wouldn’t count):
TSG
Ertel

So, we could still sign 6 guys over the next month? Of course, I’d rather carry some spots over to November.
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
(03-23-2021 06:54 PM)The Answer UAB Wrote:  
(03-23-2021 06:37 PM)LairDweller Wrote:  
(03-23-2021 05:31 PM)The Answer UAB Wrote:  
(03-23-2021 04:51 PM)jthrashr Wrote:  
(03-23-2021 03:14 PM)The Answer UAB Wrote:  Sweet. Shot 39% from three last year and played three years at Ole Miss. His stats slipped a decent amount sophomore to Junior year, but he also played less minutes as a Junior. His three point percentage went up significantly though. Hopefully he can be better than Nicholson.

Buffen has only taken 55 threes across three years, so I wouldn't put too much stock in his percentages.

True, but it shows he’s at least someone you can’t completely ignore more than 3 ft from the basket like jemison, or 10-15 ft like lovan. He’s someone the defense probably has to account for outside the arc at least.

3 star recruit out of high school it looks like

Seems to have a body type and position similar Nicholson, hopefully he can be a better version of him.. we still need shooting, ball handling depth, and a decent back up big

Lovan hit 100% of hit 3 pointers this year
Ronnie Gordon hit 50%
Toney 43%
Rotegaard 40%

all low number of shots...how many 3's do you have to take to get an acceptable prediction of 3 point shooting ability?

I would think 55 over 3 seasons would count.. I'm just saying he looks to be a decent three point shooter, maybe he is/maybe he isn't.. Don't understand why I'm getting all this guff.

I'm not trying to give an guff...I just don't think he's a good 3 point shooter...which is fine.
We need more than just long range shooters, its just that people are going to focus on 3 point percentage (b/c we were SOO bad at it this year)

that having been said, he made a huge jump in percentage last year (although his total attempts dipped a bit from the previous year).
25% freshman, 24% sophomore, 39% junior...
maybe he worked his tail off found a shot last offseason? that would be awesome
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I agree with you. A good three point shooter is taking more than 55 shots over 3 seasons. Every single player in the top 50 3 pt fg% on ncaa.com attempted 89+ 3’s last year. Only 3 of those attempted less than 100.

https://www.ncaa.com/stats/basketball-me...vidual/143
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
He should be a decent three point shooter is all I'm saying. good talk
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
He was a 2-year starter for an SEC team. It seems he wanted/tried to expand his game. Perhaps Kermit was resistant to his doing more things. He has some size and strength to play inside and is good enough to step out a bit. We do need shooters, but we need solid all-around players, too. In terms of his 3pt shooting, I would say it hard to imagine him not being an improvement over what we had his past season.
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RE: Benjamin, Nicholson, Rotegard, Jeffries, and Kirkland all enter the transfer portal
(03-23-2021 07:46 PM)BlazinBham Wrote:  13 allotted scholarship players:
Returning on scholarship:
1. Jemison
2. Lovan
3. Gordon
4. Toney
5. Ard

Expected April signee:
6. Elijah Tate

Transfer portal:
7. KJ Buffen
8. Jamal Johnson

Leaving 5 scholarships open?

SR waiver, Confirmed(doesn’t count):
9. Jackson

SR waiver, Pending decision(Wouldn’t count):
TSG, participated in SR day
Ertel, Dudley believes he’s returning
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