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Re: 2023 Team Outlook
« Reply #1525 on: March 23, 2023, 05:07:48 PM »
To take a step back from the idiocy and put my own serious hat on for a second - oso and omax will both go through the draft process without hiring an agent. I doubt either of them stay in.

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Re: 2023 Team Outlook
« Reply #1526 on: March 23, 2023, 05:10:36 PM »
To take a step back from the idiocy and put my own serious hat on for a second - oso and omax will both go through the draft process without hiring an agent. I doubt either of them stay in.

I thought that about Justin last year.

I agree with you on the 1st part about going through the process. Will be interesting to see in the coming days what names Marquette talks with.  Might give us a pretty good idea.

I still think OMax is gonna go and Oso is a maybe.  Hope they are both back though!
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Re: 2023 Team Outlook
« Reply #1527 on: March 23, 2023, 05:12:16 PM »
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There was a nice number of scoopers that did not think MU could win with Oso and Omax this season. Both had their great moments and not so great moments. Of course they would be missed if they did not return, but college ball has changed.

Zero concern that if Shaka has spots to be filled, they will be filled. Plus, there are going to be a lot of guys to recruit from the portal. I firmly believe MU will field a more talented team next year, regardless who is in the roster.

Only wild card is team chemistry and buy in and I do not think that can be replicated, even if the whole team returned. It was special team year and it will be again next season, just different.

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Re: 2023 Team Outlook
« Reply #1528 on: March 23, 2023, 05:15:43 PM »
panda

I would have agreed completely a couple of years ago and no longer understand the decision making of college kids. I would not be shocked if you were correct or if one or both gave it a whirl.

I think we will know quickly depending on the portal activity shown by Shaka. He cannot sit on his hands and wait for these guys to decide, imo. He felt he had guys to replace Lewis and he was right. He flat out does not have guys to fill those roles with current roster.

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Re: 2023 Team Outlook
« Reply #1529 on: March 23, 2023, 05:29:11 PM »
One emoji comment and we're replacing two starters. Tremendous work, Scoopers.

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Re: 2023 Team Outlook
« Reply #1530 on: March 23, 2023, 05:31:39 PM »
Golden

There was a nice number of scoopers that did not think MU could win with Oso and Omax this season. Both had their great moments and not so great moments. Of course they would be missed if they did not return, but college ball has changed.

Zero concern that if Shaka has spots to be filled, they will be filled. Plus, there are going to be a lot of guys to recruit from the portal. I firmly believe MU will field a more talented team next year, regardless who is in the roster.

Only wild card is team chemistry and buy in and I do not think that can be replicated, even if the whole team returned. It was special team year and it will be again next season, just different.

I have confidence in Shaka to replace talent but I think you’re underestimating how much losing one or both of those guys would hurt.

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Re: 2023 Team Outlook
« Reply #1531 on: March 23, 2023, 05:31:50 PM »
One emoji comment and we're replacing two starters. Tremendous work, Scoopers.

It’s 3.  Memphis has that NIP deal for Cam
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Re: 2023 Team Outlook
« Reply #1532 on: March 23, 2023, 05:35:57 PM »
It’s 3.  Memphis has that NIP deal for Cam

Someone check Gold’s socials for any kiwi emojis. The fruit counts. 🥝
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Re: 2023 Team Outlook
« Reply #1533 on: March 23, 2023, 05:37:20 PM »
Mufan12

I fully expect that MU will be replacing a starter, or more, and just having conversation. Time will tell. If Oso is indeed testing the waters, which time will tell, I would expect any other exit to follow in short order. Easier to do things after first guy makes announcements.

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I have said all year that MU will have more talented teams in the future because I believe Shaka made the most of the team two years in a row. Imo, I want to see what he does with team full of dudes. From what I heard this year, it sounded like Shaka had one, Chase Ross.

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« Reply #1534 on: March 23, 2023, 05:37:54 PM »
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Someone check Gold’s socials for any kiwi emojis. The fruit counts. 🥝

We can replace him with that white kid from Brookfield
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« Reply #1535 on: March 23, 2023, 05:39:48 PM »
Rico

That would be my first choice. Good character kid. Not an aircraft carrier, but I am good with that. Is he a lefty? I want Shaka to only bring in lefty players from the portal.

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Re: 2023 Team Outlook
« Reply #1536 on: March 23, 2023, 05:40:32 PM »
Rico

That would be my first choice. Good character kid. Not an aircraft carrier, but I am good with that. Is he a lefty? I want Shaka to only bring in lefty players from the portal.

I think he’s amphibious
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« Reply #1537 on: March 23, 2023, 05:41:49 PM »
Rico

That I want to see, even if a wasted scholarship.

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Re: 2023 Team Outlook
« Reply #1538 on: March 23, 2023, 05:57:47 PM »
Jop’s emoji was a briefcase with a “soon” emoji after it. Not the moneybag emoji.

Seems they’re going to work soon.

After all, college kids’ posts always mean something. Always.

Oso is graduating in May and going to work in finance.

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Re: 2023 Team Outlook
« Reply #1539 on: March 23, 2023, 06:00:47 PM »
It’s 3.  Memphis has that NIP deal for Cam
I’ll be honest, if I were Kam I’d rather have a NIP deal than a NIL deal.  However I think you have your schools mixed up. I think Louisville is the one with NIP deals.

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« Reply #1540 on: March 23, 2023, 06:06:45 PM »
I’ll be honest, if I were Kam I’d rather have a NIP deal than a NIL deal.  However I think you have your schools mixed up. I think Louisville is the one with NIP deals.

I stand by my post
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Re: 2023 Team Outlook
« Reply #1541 on: March 23, 2023, 06:15:30 PM »
My interpretation of those emojis is “work soon.” As in, these guys are ready to get back to work. #donedeal

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Re: 2023 Team Outlook
« Reply #1542 on: March 23, 2023, 06:16:33 PM »
My interpretation of those emojis is “work soon.” As in, these guys are ready to get back to work. #donedeal

#donedeal?

So Oso will actually go pro and then come back 7 years later?
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Re: 2023 Team Outlook
« Reply #1543 on: March 23, 2023, 06:53:02 PM »
My interpretation of those emojis is “work soon.” As in, these guys are ready to get back to work. #donedeal

I agree with this analysis.

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Re: 2023 Team Outlook
« Reply #1544 on: March 23, 2023, 10:28:53 PM »
I think he’s amphibious

That should help the next time the Providence court melts from under us.

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Re: 2023 Team Outlook
« Reply #1545 on: March 24, 2023, 06:12:12 AM »
WTF is this?

It is what is commonly referred to as satire.

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Re: 2023 Team Outlook
« Reply #1546 on: March 24, 2023, 10:34:53 AM »
I believe the coaching staff is expecting everybody back next year based on a brief conversation I had with someone who would be very in the know.  Speculating on all of the following:  My guess is that either one of the incoming recruits goes to prep school, or we see Keeyan transfer out, though I wonder if Ellis will be the same player after his knee injury.  Watching him in pre-game warmups he didn't have much explosion on his dunk attempts.  Like barely was able to dunk going off of two-feet which I thought was pretty surprising.

I know Shaka loves him and he is highly regarded in the MU community - just wonder if there might be an Ike Eke type of situation there.

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« Reply #1547 on: March 24, 2023, 10:44:25 AM »
The more I think about it, I am almost certain Shaka knows who is staying or not and that is all that matters. If he is active in a one year portal guy it might mean something. If a key guy was planning on leaving, I would be surprised if he was not replaced with a portal player.

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« Reply #1548 on: March 24, 2023, 10:54:24 AM »
O-Max would be difficult but not impossible to replace via the portal. Same with Kam.

Oso would be extremely difficult to replace unless we changed our offense quite a bit because there probably isn't another 6-9 player in the country with his skill set, let alone one who would be available in the portal.

Hopefully, none of them will have to be replaced.

I tend to agree with those who don't think Shaka will be taken by surprise because he already has a very good idea who, if anyone, is leaving.
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Re: 2023 Team Outlook
« Reply #1549 on: March 24, 2023, 11:04:34 AM »
Oso is a very unique center that I have seen this year.  Most centers are big and just set picks.  Not very coordinated compared to Oso who is very athletic. To lose him whenever he leaves, will be a challenge for Shaka to replace. He adds a little more to his game, 10 more pounds, and he might be a All-American.