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Author Topic: 2023 Portal Transfers  (Read 181717 times)

jfp61

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Re: 2023 Portal Transfers
« Reply #1300 on: May 22, 2023, 11:09:35 AM »
I remember reading Marquette was pursuing Kolek over on Dodds' board, though I didn't know how big of a priority Kolek was.

O-Max was completely out of the blue.

quick look. Marquette was kinda out of the blue for Omax, but he was wanted by many schools. Creighton, Stanford, Dayton, St. John's, Minnesota, Mizzou, etc.

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« Reply #1301 on: May 22, 2023, 11:33:47 AM »
did they? lol.

I am so confused why both schools really wanted him still. Providence and Villanova both decided to go all out for a senior forward with 1-2 years of eligibility left. Who has never played better than Freshman year Ben Gold Played last year.

Just because he went to Kentucky i guess. that's the only explanation.

High ceiling guy. Just needs to put it together. Maybe more minutes will bring out the potential. Well worth the risk if you have a spot IMO

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« Reply #1302 on: May 22, 2023, 11:37:56 AM »
quick look. Marquette was kinda out of the blue for Omax, but he was wanted by many schools. Creighton, Stanford, Dayton, St. John's, Minnesota, Mizzou, etc.

Correct. O-Max was a fringe top 100 recruit, went to an NBA academy, and played 10 mpg on an ACC tourney team.  He was definitely a high major target in the portal.  Shaka was in stealth mode though.

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Re: 2023 Portal Transfers
« Reply #1303 on: May 22, 2023, 12:07:37 PM »
Will McNair. Miss st. 
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« Reply #1304 on: May 22, 2023, 12:15:08 PM »
Will McNair. Miss st.

I'd enjoy him for 10 to 12 minutes behind Oso.

Would allow Gold to get time at the 4 and Amadou to get work as well.
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« Reply #1305 on: May 22, 2023, 12:26:56 PM »
I'd enjoy him for 10 to 12 minutes behind Oso.

Pawz

But yeah… “go defend and rebound while Oso rests. If we have crazy injuries, you can play more.”
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« Reply #1306 on: May 22, 2023, 12:35:14 PM »
Pawz

But yeah… “go defend and rebound while Oso rests. If we have crazy injuries, you can play more.”

Haha ok.

He's a Senior too so he wouldn't take up any roster spot or minutes after next season which is a plus.
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Re: 2023 Portal Transfers
« Reply #1307 on: May 22, 2023, 12:45:08 PM »
High ceiling guy. Just needs to put it together. Maybe more minutes will bring out the potential. Well worth the risk if you have a spot IMO

Is he a high ceiling guy?  Like literally with his vertical. I might agree with you if a team got him for 4 years. But with Nova and Providence I just don't get it.

He can only dunk offensively, and draw fouls. But, he shoots 45% from the line and turns it over 30% of the time he gets it. You can never post him up. And he doesn't really cut.

He basically is only okay in pick and roll. That's it.

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« Reply #1308 on: May 22, 2023, 01:02:58 PM »
McNair kinda does nothing for me. We won't give him the ball as much as Miss State did at least offensively. He is a good defender, but not the type we need to help starting defense, nor the type of defensive player MU has sought out so far.

He is 265 lbs, so maybe their is some type of argument you need him for 9 mpg against Clingan. But based on Gold's success in those games, going small might be the answer against him.

I have mild affinity for him because he played fine against Marquette, but that was MU's worst offensive game of year, and bigs get noticed more in defensive games.

I don't think he changes "what marquette is" from a results stand point, but he does give them an option different from the rest of the roster, even if its only for 6-10 mpg.

Landing him would just make me shrug.

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« Reply #1309 on: May 22, 2023, 01:10:42 PM »
Depth.  A hedge against injuries.  Maybe Oso takes on the OMax role for a few minutes.  Make the other bigs work in practice.
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« Reply #1310 on: May 22, 2023, 01:49:53 PM »
Is he a high ceiling guy?  Like literally with his vertical. I might agree with you if a team got him for 4 years. But with Nova and Providence I just don't get it.

He can only dunk offensively, and draw fouls. But, he shoots 45% from the line and turns it over 30% of the time he gets it. You can never post him up. And he doesn't really cut.

He basically is only okay in pick and roll. That's it.

Former top 50 recruit playing in a big time program. Has all the measurables for success.  May not pan out but it won’t be a shock if he out performs your expectations with extended minutes.

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« Reply #1311 on: May 22, 2023, 02:48:51 PM »
Former top 50 recruit playing in a big time program. Has all the measurables for success.  May not pan out but it won’t be a shock if he out performs your expectations with extended minutes.

Honestly, i think the third year of being the same guy just rubs me the wrong way. Because their is no doubt he should be a better player. His stagnation just makes me a lot more dejected about the prospects of him working out.

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« Reply #1312 on: May 22, 2023, 02:53:46 PM »
I think there definitely work being done on the portal front and it will be a guy that fits the culture and the needs for next season. As TAMU noted, Omax and Kolek were under the radar until they signed.

Hoping you are right Goose.  Added depth with height and athleticism can only help when its time to win it all!  Got to be the right guy though.  They will be behind Joplin, Oso and Ben especially on offense but a glue guy defender with some bounce to rebound would be nice for 15-18 minutes a game.

Let’s see if Shaka can pull a rabbit out of his hat.

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« Reply #1313 on: May 22, 2023, 03:38:13 PM »
Honestly, i think the third year of being the same guy just rubs me the wrong way. Because their is no doubt he should be a better player. His stagnation just makes me a lot more dejected about the prospects of him working out.

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Re: 2023 Portal Transfers
« Reply #1314 on: May 22, 2023, 03:39:49 PM »
Former top 50 recruit playing in a big time program. Has all the measurables for success.  May not pan out but it won’t be a shock if he out performs your expectations with extended minutes.

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« Reply #1315 on: May 22, 2023, 04:53:18 PM »
Hoping you are right Goose.  Added depth with height and athleticism can only help when its time to win it all!  Got to be the right guy though.  They will be behind Joplin, Oso and Ben especially on offense but a glue guy defender with some bounce to rebound would be nice for 15-18 minutes a game.

Let’s see if Shaka can pull a rabbit out of his hat.
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« Reply #1316 on: May 25, 2023, 12:08:39 PM »
Not sure on details, but there are rumors that Georgetown ripped Cam Spencer away from Rutgers in a really "shady/sickening" way as some on Twitter are calling it.

Cam Spencer recruitment: he's got three visits scheduled currently and Georgetown isn't one of them.

https://twitter.com/trillydonovan/status/1661747481401790464?s=20

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« Reply #1317 on: May 25, 2023, 01:09:29 PM »
Cam Spencer recruitment: he's got three visits scheduled currently and Georgetown isn't one of them.

https://twitter.com/trillydonovan/status/1661747481401790464?s=20

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« Reply #1318 on: May 25, 2023, 02:29:33 PM »
Cam Spencer recruitment: he's got three visits scheduled currently and Georgetown isn't one of them.

https://twitter.com/trillydonovan/status/1661747481401790464?s=20

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« Reply #1319 on: May 25, 2023, 08:38:31 PM »
Hoping Shaka drops a bag for Tyler Burton.
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« Reply #1320 on: May 25, 2023, 10:03:40 PM »
Hoping Shaka drops a bag for Tyler Burton.

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« Reply #1321 on: May 26, 2023, 09:24:38 AM »
Hoping Shaka drops a bag for Tyler Burton.

FWIW ... 247 listed Marquette as one of numerous potential landing spots for the Richmond star.

https://247sports.com/longformarticle/college-basketball-transfer-portal-top-potential-destinations-fo-210744115/#2173328

Marquette: Shaka Smart built a Big East champion on retention. But Olivier-Maxence Prosper showed out at the 2023 NBA Draft Combine and seems likely to stay in the draft. David Joplin is the internal option to take over the role “O-Max” would vacate, but Burton would fit in with the ethos of Marquette basketball. That offensive fit would be fantastic, and Burton brings it on the defensive end, too. He’d handle the role as the big-wing stopper that Prosper was terrific at last year.
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« Reply #1322 on: May 26, 2023, 09:31:14 AM »
FWIW ... 247 listed Marquette as one of numerous potential landing spots for the Richmond star.

https://247sports.com/longformarticle/college-basketball-transfer-portal-top-potential-destinations-fo-210744115/#2173328

Marquette: Shaka Smart built a Big East champion on retention. But Olivier-Maxence Prosper showed out at the 2023 NBA Draft Combine and seems likely to stay in the draft. David Joplin is the internal option to take over the role “O-Max” would vacate, but Burton would fit in with the ethos of Marquette basketball. That offensive fit would be fantastic, and Burton brings it on the defensive end, too. He’d handle the role as the big-wing stopper that Prosper was terrific at last year.

What is his block %?

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« Reply #1323 on: May 26, 2023, 09:35:56 AM »
What is his block %?

It’s decreased every year, but was still more than 3x OMax this past year. His dr% is what I like / we need.

Of 40% min guys in HM bball last year, 157 guys were listed 6’8” or taller. OMax ranked #154 in blk%
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« Reply #1324 on: May 26, 2023, 09:37:08 AM »
It’s decreased every year, but was still more than 3x OMax this past year. His dr% is what I like / we need.

Of 40% min guys in HM bball last year, 157 guys were listed 6’8” or taller. OMax ranked #154 in blk%

Definitely need rebounding. Sign me up for the spider.

 

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