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(10-01-2021 08:17 PM)SEA33HAWK Wrote:  
(10-01-2021 07:56 PM)Seahawk2010 Wrote:  
(10-01-2021 07:10 PM)Gary Miller Wrote:  
(09-30-2021 01:12 PM)ScribeHawk Wrote:  The Air Force transfer is Logan Morrissey, who obviously had some connection to Kanaskie. Good shooter that comes from the same AAU program, E1T1, that produced Kevin Knox and Joel Berry II.

The local kid from Laney, Makoa Surigao, seems to have the reputation of a pass-first point guard and a really high-character kid.

Interesting to see that he also attended USAFA prep with Trazarien White. Kanaskie brought in two kids that he recruited while at Air Force.

What happened to Will McCracken? He showed up to summer practice and left. He isn’t listed as a transfer on VC.

He seems to have lost interest in the game. He was putting forth little effort in individual workouts, including in the weight room. It's my understanding than coaches sat down with him and came an agreement that this is not where he wanted to be. Looks like he may not pursue playing anywhere at all. Hopefully he will discover what he wants in life soon. Whether it's basketball or some other endeavor.

Totally understandable. Being a D1 athlete is a huge commitment and you have to be all in. Best of luck to him in the future!
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(10-02-2021 01:32 PM)Seahawk2010 Wrote:  
(10-01-2021 08:17 PM)SEA33HAWK Wrote:  
(10-01-2021 07:56 PM)Seahawk2010 Wrote:  
(10-01-2021 07:10 PM)Gary Miller Wrote:  
(09-30-2021 01:12 PM)ScribeHawk Wrote:  The Air Force transfer is Logan Morrissey, who obviously had some connection to Kanaskie. Good shooter that comes from the same AAU program, E1T1, that produced Kevin Knox and Joel Berry II.

The local kid from Laney, Makoa Surigao, seems to have the reputation of a pass-first point guard and a really high-character kid.

Interesting to see that he also attended USAFA prep with Trazarien White. Kanaskie brought in two kids that he recruited while at Air Force.

What happened to Will McCracken? He showed up to summer practice and left. He isn’t listed as a transfer on VC.

He seems to have lost interest in the game. He was putting forth little effort in individual workouts, including in the weight room. It's my understanding than coaches sat down with him and came an agreement that this is not where he wanted to be. Looks like he may not pursue playing anywhere at all. Hopefully he will discover what he wants in life soon. Whether it's basketball or some other endeavor.

Totally understandable. Being a D1 athlete is a huge commitment and you have to be all in. Best of luck to him in the future!
Just seems crazy to me. Kids dream of getting a D1 Scolly, and he was able to achieve that and just gives up. Guess it's something i'll just never understand.
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(10-03-2021 06:54 PM)Seahawkhoops Wrote:  
(10-02-2021 01:32 PM)Seahawk2010 Wrote:  
(10-01-2021 08:17 PM)SEA33HAWK Wrote:  
(10-01-2021 07:56 PM)Seahawk2010 Wrote:  
(10-01-2021 07:10 PM)Gary Miller Wrote:  Interesting to see that he also attended USAFA prep with Trazarien White. Kanaskie brought in two kids that he recruited while at Air Force.

What happened to Will McCracken? He showed up to summer practice and left. He isn’t listed as a transfer on VC.

He seems to have lost interest in the game. He was putting forth little effort in individual workouts, including in the weight room. It's my understanding than coaches sat down with him and came an agreement that this is not where he wanted to be. Looks like he may not pursue playing anywhere at all. Hopefully he will discover what he wants in life soon. Whether it's basketball or some other endeavor.

Totally understandable. Being a D1 athlete is a huge commitment and you have to be all in. Best of luck to him in the future!
Just seems crazy to me. Kids dream of getting a D1 Scolly, and he was able to achieve that and just gives up. Guess it's something i'll just never understand.

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Great quote!
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(10-03-2021 06:54 PM)Seahawkhoops Wrote:  
(10-02-2021 01:32 PM)Seahawk2010 Wrote:  
(10-01-2021 08:17 PM)SEA33HAWK Wrote:  
(10-01-2021 07:56 PM)Seahawk2010 Wrote:  
(10-01-2021 07:10 PM)Gary Miller Wrote:  Interesting to see that he also attended USAFA prep with Trazarien White. Kanaskie brought in two kids that he recruited while at Air Force.

What happened to Will McCracken? He showed up to summer practice and left. He isn’t listed as a transfer on VC.

He seems to have lost interest in the game. He was putting forth little effort in individual workouts, including in the weight room. It's my understanding than coaches sat down with him and came an agreement that this is not where he wanted to be. Looks like he may not pursue playing anywhere at all. Hopefully he will discover what he wants in life soon. Whether it's basketball or some other endeavor.

Totally understandable. Being a D1 athlete is a huge commitment and you have to be all in. Best of luck to him in the future!
Just seems crazy to me. Kids dream of getting a D1 Scolly, and he was able to achieve that and just gives up. Guess it's something i'll just never understand.

I've known a bunch of kids in various HS sports that were just done by the time they finished HS. Unless you want to go pro or see a path to get there, D1 sports is a huge time commitment, and doesn't leave much time for a normal college experience. More athletes choose not to play in college, who could, than most people realize.
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I chose that path myself. If you don’t see yourself turning pro and you feel that it significantly impacts your academics and college experience, it’s a no brainer if you’re getting 50 percent money or less. And 50 percent was my max offer in another state so I just wasn’t interested in that. it didn’t cost that much then.

A full ride is a little different perhaps but that depends on his family’s situation. Heck, he may just go to another program and get that full ride. Every situation is different.
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Not necessarily talking about anyone here, but those who still think that being a D1 student-athlete is a dream life for everyone is dreaming themselves. Between long hours of travel, usually while studying on the bus/flight the whole time, little time for extra-curricular activities that you're interested in, limited social life (if you're taking your craft seriously, athletes give a lot of this up), etc, it's far from a dream.

Unless you're an excellent student and school comes easy to you, it's like you're working multiple full-time jobs. If your major is a tough one, even more so.

Certainly its a surprise when kids sign on for scholarships only to later turn it down, but as 82 pointed out, we aren't even aware of the many kids who turn that down long before even getting the offer.
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(10-04-2021 12:21 PM)billthebighawksfan Wrote:  I chose that path myself. If you don’t see yourself turning pro and you feel that it significantly impacts your academics and college experience, it’s a no brainer if you’re getting 50 percent money or less. And 50 percent was my max offer in another state so I just wasn’t interested in that. it didn’t cost that much then.

A full ride is a little different perhaps but that depends on his family’s situation. Heck, he may just go to another program and get that full ride. Every situation is different.

If you using 50% as a cut line that would mean that all most all baseball players should consider themselves a pro prospect ? There are some getting 50% but most of them are at 25% and at UNCW few get any academic money .This is not Vandy where everybody is a full ride after they run them through the system there.
I have no clue about the McCracken kid but I would not be surprised to see him pop up somewhere else and playing basketball .
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(10-04-2021 02:03 PM)jumpinmullet Wrote:  
(10-04-2021 12:21 PM)billthebighawksfan Wrote:  I chose that path myself. If you don’t see yourself turning pro and you feel that it significantly impacts your academics and college experience, it’s a no brainer if you’re getting 50 percent money or less. And 50 percent was my max offer in another state so I just wasn’t interested in that. it didn’t cost that much then.

A full ride is a little different perhaps but that depends on his family’s situation. Heck, he may just go to another program and get that full ride. Every situation is different.

If you using 50% as a cut line that would mean that all most all baseball players should consider themselves a pro prospect ? There are some getting 50% but most of them are at 25% and at UNCW few get any academic money .This is not Vandy where everybody is a full ride after they run them through the system there.
I have no clue about the McCracken kid but I would not be surprised to see him pop up somewhere else and playing basketball .

Baseball is a whole different ballgame...04-cheers There are a lot more paths that can lead to a career playing the game than basketball or football. And since it's as mcuh a skiils sport as it is an athletic sport, a player can continue to improve and become a better hitter, pitcher fielder, with few limitaitons based on your size.

We're watching our man DC struggle to make it as a pro, because his position requires more size. You're not going to be a starting 6'7" center in the NBA.
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(10-04-2021 03:20 PM)82hawk Wrote:  We're watching our man DC struggle to make it as a pro, because his position requires more size. You're not going to be a starting 6'7" center in the NBA.

Unless you can defend like a madman and/or shoot from the perimeter, that is. Kenneth Faried (6-8) was the former type.
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(10-04-2021 04:00 PM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  
(10-04-2021 03:20 PM)82hawk Wrote:  We're watching our man DC struggle to make it as a pro, because his position requires more size. You're not going to be a starting 6'7" center in the NBA.

Unless you can defend like a madman and/or shoot from the perimeter, that is. Kenneth Faried (6-8) was the former type.

Exception, not the rule. Literally one guy, and he wasn't long in that spot.
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(10-04-2021 07:38 PM)82hawk Wrote:  
(10-04-2021 04:00 PM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  
(10-04-2021 03:20 PM)82hawk Wrote:  We're watching our man DC struggle to make it as a pro, because his position requires more size. You're not going to be a starting 6'7" center in the NBA.

Unless you can defend like a madman and/or shoot from the perimeter, that is. Kenneth Faried (6-8) was the former type.

Exception, not the rule. Literally one guy, and he wasn't long in that spot.


For sure. It’s very rare.
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(10-05-2021 12:12 AM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  
(10-04-2021 07:38 PM)82hawk Wrote:  
(10-04-2021 04:00 PM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  
(10-04-2021 03:20 PM)82hawk Wrote:  We're watching our man DC struggle to make it as a pro, because his position requires more size. You're not going to be a starting 6'7" center in the NBA.

Unless you can defend like a madman and/or shoot from the perimeter, that is. Kenneth Faried (6-8) was the former type.

Exception, not the rule. Literally one guy, and he wasn't long in that spot.


For sure. It’s very rare.
Probably the best rebounder ever to step on a court was 6'7.

You guys can paint any picture you want, and I don't debate that it's work, hard work. But getting a full ride to a D1 school is something I still don't understand anyone giving up on. Literally, Several 100k as a college kid worth of value in
the scolly most cases plus whatever endorsements they can line up now. Also, don't think that being a "known" in the community from playing, even if not a super star carries value when it comes to getting a job post graduation.
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No doubt it's hard work and similar to having a full time job while attending school full time . Having no background on why the decision was made by the player here, commenting on his specific case is pretty much a waste of time , He might be taking a year off,injured,getting in the gym to get better-who knows . It is somewhat odd to see a kid just walk off but we live in an odd world right now. It's also possible he just didn't care for UNCW or something to do with the team and bagged it. My guess is you seem him again at some point at another school playing basketball .
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(10-05-2021 08:44 AM)jumpinmullet Wrote:  No doubt it's hard work and similar to having a full time job while attending school full time . Having no background on why the decision was made by the player here, commenting on his specific case is pretty much a waste of time , He might be taking a year off,injured,getting in the gym to get better-who knows . It is somewhat odd to see a kid just walk off but we live in an odd world right now. It's also possible he just didn't care for UNCW or something to do with the team and bagged it. My guess is you seem him again at some point at another school playing basketball .

Says speculation is a waste of time..then follows with a bunch of speculation. Classic.04-cheers
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(10-05-2021 07:20 AM)Seahawkhoops Wrote:  
(10-05-2021 12:12 AM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  
(10-04-2021 07:38 PM)82hawk Wrote:  
(10-04-2021 04:00 PM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  
(10-04-2021 03:20 PM)82hawk Wrote:  We're watching our man DC struggle to make it as a pro, because his position requires more size. You're not going to be a starting 6'7" center in the NBA.

Unless you can defend like a madman and/or shoot from the perimeter, that is. Kenneth Faried (6-8) was the former type.

Exception, not the rule. Literally one guy, and he wasn't long in that spot.


For sure. It’s very rare.
Probably the best rebounder ever to step on a court was 6'7.

You guys can paint any picture you want, and I don't debate that it's work, hard work. But getting a full ride to a D1 school is something I still don't understand anyone giving up on. Literally, Several 100k as a college kid worth of value in
the scolly most cases plus whatever endorsements they can line up now. Also, don't think that being a "known" in the community from playing, even if not a super star carries value when it comes to getting a job post graduation.

I don't understand your confusion. For a lot of us playing college ball was a dream, but why is it so hard to comprehend that it might not be his dream?

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(10-05-2021 03:25 PM)bricksnivy Wrote:  
(10-05-2021 07:20 AM)Seahawkhoops Wrote:  
(10-05-2021 12:12 AM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  
(10-04-2021 07:38 PM)82hawk Wrote:  
(10-04-2021 04:00 PM)Seahawk Nation 08 Wrote:  Unless you can defend like a madman and/or shoot from the perimeter, that is. Kenneth Faried (6-8) was the former type.

Exception, not the rule. Literally one guy, and he wasn't long in that spot.


For sure. It’s very rare.
Probably the best rebounder ever to step on a court was 6'7.

You guys can paint any picture you want, and I don't debate that it's work, hard work. But getting a full ride to a D1 school is something I still don't understand anyone giving up on. Literally, Several 100k as a college kid worth of value in
the scolly most cases plus whatever endorsements they can line up now. Also, don't think that being a "known" in the community from playing, even if not a super star carries value when it comes to getting a job post graduation.

I don't understand your confusion. For a lot of us playing college ball was a dream, but why is it so hard to comprehend that it might not be his dream?

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There is no confusion, it's not my life, i don't have to live with that decision. Just saying it doesn't make sense to me. 04-cheers
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(10-05-2021 08:44 AM)jumpinmullet Wrote:  No doubt it's hard work and similar to having a full time job while attending school full time . Having no background on why the decision was made by the player here, commenting on his specific case is pretty much a waste of time , He might be taking a year off,injured,getting in the gym to get better-who knows . It is somewhat odd to see a kid just walk off but we live in an odd world right now. It's also possible he just didn't care for UNCW or something to do with the team and bagged it. My guess is you seem him again at some point at another school playing basketball .

Says speculation is a waste of time..then follows with a bunch of speculation. Classic.04-cheers


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(10-05-2021 03:56 PM)jumpinmullet Wrote:  
(10-05-2021 01:06 PM)82hawk Wrote:  
(10-05-2021 08:44 AM)jumpinmullet Wrote:  No doubt it's hard work and similar to having a full time job while attending school full time . Having no background on why the decision was made by the player here, commenting on his specific case is pretty much a waste of time , He might be taking a year off,injured,getting in the gym to get better-who knows . It is somewhat odd to see a kid just walk off but we live in an odd world right now. It's also possible he just didn't care for UNCW or something to do with the team and bagged it. My guess is you seem him again at some point at another school playing basketball .

Says speculation is a waste of time..then follows with a bunch of speculation. Classic.04-cheers


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Anything that coach in Raleigh says, or does
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(10-05-2021 03:56 PM)jumpinmullet Wrote:  
(10-05-2021 01:06 PM)82hawk Wrote:  
(10-05-2021 08:44 AM)jumpinmullet Wrote:  No doubt it's hard work and similar to having a full time job while attending school full time . Having no background on why the decision was made by the player here, commenting on his specific case is pretty much a waste of time , He might be taking a year off,injured,getting in the gym to get better-who knows . It is somewhat odd to see a kid just walk off but we live in an odd world right now. It's also possible he just didn't care for UNCW or something to do with the team and bagged it. My guess is you seem him again at some point at another school playing basketball .

Says speculation is a waste of time..then follows with a bunch of speculation. Classic.:cheers:


Is there anything you like ?

Very little from you, but I'm searching. Is there anything you like? You apparently didn't like the waste of time when everyone else was "speculating", to the extent you had to. comment on it. But then you felt the need to offer more wasteful speculation of your own. Then you got a problem when you are called out for speculating. Is that difficult to comprehend?
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