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Walker finally announces his team
https://lrtrojans.com/news/2021/7/20/men...oster.aspx


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Heavy in the 6-6 to 6-7 range.
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I guess Myron Gardner is the Georgetown player we were rumored to be getting.

On paper I am not too impressed. Hope they prove me wrong.

Louisiana has 4, 4-stars and a 3 on it roster.
Georgia State looks solid.
Brian Burg, former LR assistant, looks to have improved his roster.
07-20-2021 03:09 PM
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On paper I'm pretty impressed. 2 of the juniors were 3 stars out of high school (I actually saw Gordon as a 4 star on one service) and the other was a 3rd team Juco All American. When have we signed guys better than that? Tall and athletic.

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We have never recruited the type talent they get at ULL. Wimp used to joke that if you had a pulse you could meet their academic requirements to get in there. Still, over the years we have faired pretty well against them on the court. At the moment, with what we have coming back and the new recruits, I'm feeling pretty good about our team. Do I expect to win the league...No. But, I didn't expect to win 2 years ago either. If we can get everyone on the same page, unlike last season, we'll be fine.
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Sometimes I'm not sure I can believe the hype we, or any program, give their recruits. But found this on the official NCJAA site following the 2019-20 season-

THIRD TEAM ALL-AMERICANS
PLAYER COLLEGE POS. CLASS
Imhotep George Alleghany Maryland G Fr.
Kedrian Johnson Temple (TX) G So.
Dakari Johnson Cape Fear (NC) G Fr.
Demaree King Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa G So.
Dom London Harcum (PA) G So.
Isaih Moore Pearl River (MS) F So.
Jalen Moore Olney Central (IL) G So.
Kevin Osawe Vincennes (IL) F So.
Austin Richie Triton (IL) F So.
Dalen Ridgnal Cowley (KS) F Fr.
07-20-2021 05:00 PM
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(07-20-2021 05:00 PM)mjs Wrote:  Sometimes I'm not sure I can believe the hype we, or any program, give their recruits. But found this on the official NCJAA site following the 2019-20 season-

THIRD TEAM ALL-AMERICANS
PLAYER COLLEGE POS. CLASS
Imhotep George Alleghany Maryland G Fr.
Kedrian Johnson Temple (TX) G So.
Dakari Johnson Cape Fear (NC) G Fr.
Demaree King Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa G So.
Dom London Harcum (PA) G So.
Isaih Moore Pearl River (MS) F So.
Jalen Moore Olney Central (IL) G So.
Kevin Osawe Vincennes (IL) F So.
Austin Richie Triton (IL) F So.
Dalen Ridgnal Cowley (KS) F Fr.

Dakari Johnson, of Cape Fear, is on the Campbell Camels roster.
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(07-20-2021 03:49 PM)mjs Wrote:  On paper I'm pretty impressed. 2 of the juniors were 3 stars out of high school (I actually saw Gordon as a 4 star on one service) and the other was a 3rd team Juco All American. When have we signed guys better than that? Tall and athletic.

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I was going by what Verbal Commits had for star ratings. With the exception of Gordon, all the other new comers are 2 stars.

That said, we have had some 2 stars come in here and play up. And we have had some players play down.
07-21-2021 11:55 AM
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I mean it's good to have 6-6'-7' guards but I wish we could've gotten at least one more 6-11' guy. I guess having Admir and Maric back is good enough for now. Currently our roster is mostly taller than 6-6' with the exception of Andric, Curtis, and Jefferson (Andric will probably be the only one with PT out of these guys). So I would hope just having taller guards will be enough for a rebounding edge.

It appears Walker expects some defense out of the JUCO transfers. I hope they're as good as he says because our defense hasn't been stellar under his reign. Most of the wins have been shootouts that can cause heart attacks. I just want to watch a dominating defense over that stuff.

Also No offense to Louisiana but it feels like every couple years they bring in these 4 star transfers and then don't really do anything. South Alabama for the past 3 seasons has been getting in 4 star transfers too but I've yet to see them have a big season. I mean Chris Beard's team was just some former 2-star recruits with experience and a bunch JUCO transfers that were turned down by D1 schools. So maybe the coaching is more impactful?
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Osawe and Gordon did not pan out at WKU and Wichita State, respectively, even though they were quite highly regarded out of high school/Juco. Reminds me of Ben Coupet. Our coaching staff certainly brought the best out of Ben, who was quite highly regarded out of high school but did nothing at UNLV. If these 2 guys give us what Ben did I will be very pleased.
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The 3rd upper classman, Myron Gardner, originally signed with Georgetown, but according to Verbal Commits had offers from Missouri, Cincinnati, Xavier, Minnesota, and others. Obviously, he didn't get significant minutes as a freshman at Georgetown. Who knows why- maybe he had an all-conference player ahead of him. I like getting guys who have "untapped potential". Yes, I suppose some will end up being duds. But, the fact that big-time programs thought they were studs, just a couple of years ago, makes me believe they can flourish at the right school.
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This was from an article, prior to this season, about JUCO players to watch-

6'6 SF Myron Gardner of South Plains College

Transfer from Georgetown,

Only played in 8 games but averaged 3.1 ppg and 2.9 rpg

Former 4 Star recruit out of HS
07-22-2021 02:02 PM
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More on Myron-

WESTERN JR COLLEGE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
2021 MEN'S BASKETBALL ALL CONFERENCE
Conference Champions --- South Plains College/Odessa College

Coaches of the Year --- Steve Green --- South Plains College/Kris Baumann --- Odessa College

MVP --- Rivaldo Soares --- South Plains College

BJ Simmons Clarendon College

Jakobe Dill Clarendon College

Lance-Amir Paul Frank Phillips College

Jacoby Bishop Howard College

Khaleb Wilson-Rouse New Mexico Military Institute

Dancell Leter Odessa College

Alphousseyni Diedhiou Odessa College

Jordan Booker Odessa College

Aquarn Butler Odessa College

Myron Gardner South Plains College

Philmon Gebrewhit South Plains College

Isaac Mushila Western Texas College
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