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(01-02-2018 02:25 PM)blazers9911 Wrote:  I don’t think we are looking at a down year next year. We will have a lot of productive players returning, and some nice pieces coming in. I think we are a player or two away from being a real contender next year. No one person is going to replace Cokley, but i think we can make up for that loss with improvements in five or six of the guys currently on the roster.

I hope you are right. But I think we will be lucky to contend for top 5 in CUSA next year. And we SHOULD this year. Picked 2nd by the coaches. Next year, we likely wont be picked above 6th.
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(01-02-2018 02:18 PM)UABfan1 Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 01:42 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 12:46 PM)BlazerGold09 Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 12:09 PM)blazers9911 Wrote:  I’d be shocked if Sullivan went anywhere, it wouldn’t make a ton of sense.
I’d be irritated if we took smallwood off of scholarship, he isn’t the best player in the world, but he loves UAB and seems like a great teammate.
I hope Hurtado doesn’t go anywhere. I still have high hopes for him.
This will be Scootie’s Team the next three years. Hopefully he knows that and isn’t looking to play anywhere else.

I don’t see Lavender staying, and i sure don’t see MCCoy on schcolarship again.

Lavender is 100% leaving after the season.

Hurtado was redshirted and isn't going anywhere.

Sullivan isn't going anywhere.

Like you said this is Scootie's team going forward. I'd expect this starting 5 next season:

Norton
Bryant
Gueye
Sullivan
Darling

Off the bench: Boyce, Jude, etc., etc.

Currently they are trying to fill two spots for next season. Obviously a juco big is the high priority. A grad transfer is possible too.

I hope this JUCO big to be named later is a starter next year and not Gueye. Based on what I've seen, he isn't anywhere near ready for that.

I agree but if Gueye can work hard over the summer and put on 15+ pounds, maybe he is ready for more than spot minutes at the 4/5.

We made the NCAA with starting 4s at 6-5 and 6-6. Ball & Eddins against MUCH better conference teams. So we don't have to have 2 bruisers down low. But, either way, I think we are looking at a down year next year. Nearly impossible to replace Cokes production. Unless we happen across a guy like the new guy at MTSU. His name escapes me right now. Odds of that are very slim. But wait, he is only 6-7. Little Dee wouldn't take him because he is too short. LOL

Poor guy hasn't watched much basketball in his life.


That was over ten years ago. We need Nick Marshall. Little Dee Lol you little immature punk. Lol
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(01-02-2018 03:41 PM)Big Dee Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 02:18 PM)UABfan1 Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 01:42 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 12:46 PM)BlazerGold09 Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 12:09 PM)blazers9911 Wrote:  I’d be shocked if Sullivan went anywhere, it wouldn’t make a ton of sense.
I’d be irritated if we took smallwood off of scholarship, he isn’t the best player in the world, but he loves UAB and seems like a great teammate.
I hope Hurtado doesn’t go anywhere. I still have high hopes for him.
This will be Scootie’s Team the next three years. Hopefully he knows that and isn’t looking to play anywhere else.

I don’t see Lavender staying, and i sure don’t see MCCoy on schcolarship again.

Lavender is 100% leaving after the season.

Hurtado was redshirted and isn't going anywhere.

Sullivan isn't going anywhere.

Like you said this is Scootie's team going forward. I'd expect this starting 5 next season:

Norton
Bryant
Gueye
Sullivan
Darling

Off the bench: Boyce, Jude, etc., etc.

Currently they are trying to fill two spots for next season. Obviously a juco big is the high priority. A grad transfer is possible too.

I hope this JUCO big to be named later is a starter next year and not Gueye. Based on what I've seen, he isn't anywhere near ready for that.

I agree but if Gueye can work hard over the summer and put on 15+ pounds, maybe he is ready for more than spot minutes at the 4/5.

We made the NCAA with starting 4s at 6-5 and 6-6. Ball & Eddins against MUCH better conference teams. So we don't have to have 2 bruisers down low. But, either way, I think we are looking at a down year next year. Nearly impossible to replace Cokes production. Unless we happen across a guy like the new guy at MTSU. His name escapes me right now. Odds of that are very slim. But wait, he is only 6-7. Little Dee wouldn't take him because he is too short. LOL

Poor guy hasn't watched much basketball in his life.


That was over ten years ago. We need Nick Marshall. Little Dee Lol you little immature punk. Lol
Marshall isnt even playing juco ball. When he was, he scored, what ? 4 ppg?

lol

Yeah, give me a 6-6 juco guy who averaged 10 boards anyday over a fat slug who cant score.

Who cares if it was 10+ years ago ? It was a much better conference with better competition than current cusa.
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(01-02-2018 01:42 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 12:46 PM)BlazerGold09 Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 12:09 PM)blazers9911 Wrote:  I’d be shocked if Sullivan went anywhere, it wouldn’t make a ton of sense.
I’d be irritated if we took smallwood off of scholarship, he isn’t the best player in the world, but he loves UAB and seems like a great teammate.
I hope Hurtado doesn’t go anywhere. I still have high hopes for him.
This will be Scootie’s Team the next three years. Hopefully he knows that and isn’t looking to play anywhere else.

I don’t see Lavender staying, and i sure don’t see MCCoy on schcolarship again.

Lavender is 100% leaving after the season.

Hurtado was redshirted and isn't going anywhere.

Sullivan isn't going anywhere.

Like you said this is Scootie's team going forward. I'd expect this starting 5 next season:

Norton
Bryant
Gueye
Sullivan
Darling

Off the bench: Boyce, Jude, etc., etc.

Currently they are trying to fill two spots for next season. Obviously a juco big is the high priority. A grad transfer is possible too.

I hope this JUCO big to be named later is a starter next year and not Gueye. Based on what I've seen, he isn't anywhere near ready for that.
Gueye is certainly not reluctant to shoot the three. Fourteen of his twenty eight field goal attempts this season have been three point attempts. I haven't seen him attempt to fake the shot and drive to the basket. I also thought he would be more effective at rebounding than he has shown to be, so far.
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(01-02-2018 03:55 PM)TheGORILLA Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 01:42 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 12:46 PM)BlazerGold09 Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 12:09 PM)blazers9911 Wrote:  I’d be shocked if Sullivan went anywhere, it wouldn’t make a ton of sense.
I’d be irritated if we took smallwood off of scholarship, he isn’t the best player in the world, but he loves UAB and seems like a great teammate.
I hope Hurtado doesn’t go anywhere. I still have high hopes for him.
This will be Scootie’s Team the next three years. Hopefully he knows that and isn’t looking to play anywhere else.

I don’t see Lavender staying, and i sure don’t see MCCoy on schcolarship again.

Lavender is 100% leaving after the season.

Hurtado was redshirted and isn't going anywhere.

Sullivan isn't going anywhere.

Like you said this is Scootie's team going forward. I'd expect this starting 5 next season:

Norton
Bryant
Gueye
Sullivan
Darling

Off the bench: Boyce, Jude, etc., etc.

Currently they are trying to fill two spots for next season. Obviously a juco big is the high priority. A grad transfer is possible too.

I hope this JUCO big to be named later is a starter next year and not Gueye. Based on what I've seen, he isn't anywhere near ready for that.
Gueye is certainly not reluctant to shoot the three. Fourteen of his twenty eight field goal attempts this season have been three point attempts. I haven't seen him attempt to fake the shot and drive to the basket. I also thought he would be more effective at rebounding than he has shown to be, so far.

Take away the first 2 he made the first game, he is shooting 16.7% from 3 the rest of the year. But, Id imagine he hits a lot in practice or they would not have him to shooting it so much. At least I hope not.
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(01-02-2018 01:48 PM)BlazerGold09 Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 01:43 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  I think Boyce will be starting at least by conference season if not sooner. He is on one of the top HS teams in the country, and playing well against some of the top HS and AAU teams in the country. CUSA competition may be a drop off in competition for him.

Absolutely agree. He's the real deal.

He will have to get use to playing in front of smaller crowds too.
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As for Hurtado or any player who redshirts for any reason, they are free to transfer without sitting out another year.

You may or may not know that but I thought Id throw that out there if you didn't.

Again, Im not trying to run anyone off if they can contribute and maybe he can. I haven't seen him play.

But I DO agree with redshirting guys who won't get many minutes as freshman. I remember wishing we would have red shirted Cam when he was a freshman because he hardly played for 2 years and almost left.
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(01-02-2018 04:54 PM)UABfan1 Wrote:  As for Hurtado or any player who redshirts for any reason, they are free to transfer without sitting out another year.

You may or may not know that but I thought Id throw that out there if you didn't.

Again, Im not trying to run anyone off if they can contribute and maybe he can. I haven't seen him play.

But I DO agree with redshirting guys who won't get many minutes as freshman. I remember wishing we would have red shirted Cam when he was a freshman because he hardly played for 2 years and almost left.

I think that only applies to players who were not recruited and not on scholarship. All of our redshirts were recruited...
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(01-02-2018 05:06 PM)WesternBlazer Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 04:54 PM)UABfan1 Wrote:  As for Hurtado or any player who redshirts for any reason, they are free to transfer without sitting out another year.

You may or may not know that but I thought Id throw that out there if you didn't.

Again, Im not trying to run anyone off if they can contribute and maybe he can. I haven't seen him play.

But I DO agree with redshirting guys who won't get many minutes as freshman. I remember wishing we would have red shirted Cam when he was a freshman because he hardly played for 2 years and almost left.

I think that only applies to players who were not recruited and not on scholarship. All of our redshirts were recruited...


Don't stop him let him keep going lol
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(01-02-2018 03:55 PM)UABfan1 Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 03:41 PM)Big Dee Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 02:18 PM)UABfan1 Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 01:42 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 12:46 PM)BlazerGold09 Wrote:  Lavender is 100% leaving after the season.

Hurtado was redshirted and isn't going anywhere.

Sullivan isn't going anywhere.

Like you said this is Scootie's team going forward. I'd expect this starting 5 next season:

Norton
Bryant
Gueye
Sullivan
Darling

Off the bench: Boyce, Jude, etc., etc.

Currently they are trying to fill two spots for next season. Obviously a juco big is the high priority. A grad transfer is possible too.

I hope this JUCO big to be named later is a starter next year and not Gueye. Based on what I've seen, he isn't anywhere near ready for that.

I agree but if Gueye can work hard over the summer and put on 15+ pounds, maybe he is ready for more than spot minutes at the 4/5.

We made the NCAA with starting 4s at 6-5 and 6-6. Ball & Eddins against MUCH better conference teams. So we don't have to have 2 bruisers down low. But, either way, I think we are looking at a down year next year. Nearly impossible to replace Cokes production. Unless we happen across a guy like the new guy at MTSU. His name escapes me right now. Odds of that are very slim. But wait, he is only 6-7. Little Dee wouldn't take him because he is too short. LOL

Poor guy hasn't watched much basketball in his life.


That was over ten years ago. We need Nick Marshall. Little Dee Lol you little immature punk. Lol
Marshall isnt even playing juco ball. When he was, he scored, what ? 4 ppg?

lol

Yeah, give me a 6-6 juco guy who averaged 10 boards anyday over a fat slug who cant score.

Who cares if it was 10+ years ago ? It was a much better conference with better competition than current cusa.


Basketball has changed in 10 years miss.
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(01-02-2018 04:04 PM)UABfan1 Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 03:55 PM)TheGORILLA Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 01:42 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 12:46 PM)BlazerGold09 Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 12:09 PM)blazers9911 Wrote:  I’d be shocked if Sullivan went anywhere, it wouldn’t make a ton of sense.
I’d be irritated if we took smallwood off of scholarship, he isn’t the best player in the world, but he loves UAB and seems like a great teammate.
I hope Hurtado doesn’t go anywhere. I still have high hopes for him.
This will be Scootie’s Team the next three years. Hopefully he knows that and isn’t looking to play anywhere else.

I don’t see Lavender staying, and i sure don’t see MCCoy on schcolarship again.

Lavender is 100% leaving after the season.

Hurtado was redshirted and isn't going anywhere.

Sullivan isn't going anywhere.

Like you said this is Scootie's team going forward. I'd expect this starting 5 next season:

Norton
Bryant
Gueye
Sullivan
Darling

Off the bench: Boyce, Jude, etc., etc.

Currently they are trying to fill two spots for next season. Obviously a juco big is the high priority. A grad transfer is possible too.

I hope this JUCO big to be named later is a starter next year and not Gueye. Based on what I've seen, he isn't anywhere near ready for that.
Gueye is certainly not reluctant to shoot the three. Fourteen of his twenty eight field goal attempts this season have been three point attempts. I haven't seen him attempt to fake the shot and drive to the basket. I also thought he would be more effective at rebounding than he has shown to be, so far.

Take away the first 2 he made the first game, he is shooting 16.7% from 3 the rest of the year. But, Id imagine he hits a lot in practice or they would not have him to shooting it so much. At least I hope not.


Take away the last 3-4 games for Norton and where was he?
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(01-03-2018 10:54 AM)Big Dee Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 04:04 PM)UABfan1 Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 03:55 PM)TheGORILLA Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 01:42 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 12:46 PM)BlazerGold09 Wrote:  Lavender is 100% leaving after the season.

Hurtado was redshirted and isn't going anywhere.

Sullivan isn't going anywhere.

Like you said this is Scootie's team going forward. I'd expect this starting 5 next season:

Norton
Bryant
Gueye
Sullivan
Darling

Off the bench: Boyce, Jude, etc., etc.

Currently they are trying to fill two spots for next season. Obviously a juco big is the high priority. A grad transfer is possible too.

I hope this JUCO big to be named later is a starter next year and not Gueye. Based on what I've seen, he isn't anywhere near ready for that.
Gueye is certainly not reluctant to shoot the three. Fourteen of his twenty eight field goal attempts this season have been three point attempts. I haven't seen him attempt to fake the shot and drive to the basket. I also thought he would be more effective at rebounding than he has shown to be, so far.

Take away the first 2 he made the first game, he is shooting 16.7% from 3 the rest of the year. But, Id imagine he hits a lot in practice or they would not have him to shooting it so much. At least I hope not.


Take away the last 3-4 games for Norton and where was he?

Hurt
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(01-03-2018 11:01 AM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  
(01-03-2018 10:54 AM)Big Dee Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 04:04 PM)UABfan1 Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 03:55 PM)TheGORILLA Wrote:  
(01-02-2018 01:42 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  I hope this JUCO big to be named later is a starter next year and not Gueye. Based on what I've seen, he isn't anywhere near ready for that.
Gueye is certainly not reluctant to shoot the three. Fourteen of his twenty eight field goal attempts this season have been three point attempts. I haven't seen him attempt to fake the shot and drive to the basket. I also thought he would be more effective at rebounding than he has shown to be, so far.

Take away the first 2 he made the first game, he is shooting 16.7% from 3 the rest of the year. But, Id imagine he hits a lot in practice or they would not have him to shooting it so much. At least I hope not.


Take away the last 3-4 games for Norton and where was he?

Hurt

Guess he shouldn't have played
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He’s 15-28 in the last five games, including the two toughest games on our schedule to date. I don’t know what your issue is with Norton, but it’s a bit bizarre. You do realize there is a huge difference between practice and actually going out in a game and playing, right? It takes most guys a few games to get back into the groove. Norton is a vital part of this team, and we needed him to get back in form for conference play.
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(01-03-2018 12:15 PM)blazers9911 Wrote:  He’s 15-28 in the last five games, including the two toughest games on our schedule to date. I don’t know what your issue is with Norton, but it’s a bit bizarre. You do realize there is a huge difference between practice and actually going out in a game and playing, right? It takes most guys a few games to get back into the groove. Norton is a vital part of this team, and we needed him to get back in form for conference play.

Lol we will see.


My point was u can't live in fantasy land taking away games to prove a shooting percentage. That's for ESPN and analytics guys. Btw way Norton was shooting in the upper 20's up til now hurt or not.
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Well, UAB is in C-USA play now so all that experimentation time is over and the show is now "on the road". We will all see sooner rather than later if we have the players we need in the right places at the right times. By the time of "March Madness" we will all know answers rather than guesses.
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And he is shooting 38% now, but hey it’s more fun to bash our own players.
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(01-03-2018 12:27 PM)Big Dee Wrote:  My point was u can't live in fantasy land taking away games to prove a shooting percentage. That's for ESPN and analytics guys.

Today I learned that mathematics and statistics are fantasies.
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(01-03-2018 03:06 PM)blazers9911 Wrote:  And he is shooting 38% now, but hey it’s more fun to bash our own players.

I guess it is


Talk to the ones bashing Smallwood and Hurtado and Lavender and Gueye.
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(01-03-2018 03:21 PM)demiveeman Wrote:  
(01-03-2018 12:27 PM)Big Dee Wrote:  My point was u can't live in fantasy land taking away games to prove a shooting percentage. That's for ESPN and analytics guys.

Today I learned that mathematics and statistics are fantasies.

Great lol
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