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DegenerateDish

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Omax declares
« on: April 12, 2023, 11:58:20 AM »
Not sure yet if he’s hired an agent.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2023, 12:04:24 PM »
Will be interested to hear if hired an agent or not. Time for Shaka to hit the portal.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2023, 12:04:29 PM »
Wonder if he stays in or just testing the waters. Oldest impact player on the team so might think his stock won’t get higher and wants to start pro career even if he doesn’t get picked (which as of now looks unlikely based on mocks/big boards). I’d say he should just come back and get NIL but since he’s Canadian i think NIL is set up weird for international players.

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DegenerateDish

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2023, 12:05:17 PM »
My gut instinct is he’s committed to staying in the draft based on what I’m seeing.

Uncle Rico

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2023, 12:07:56 PM »
He gowne.  Cellar time here we come
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2023, 12:09:53 PM »
My gut instinct is he’s committed to staying in the draft based on what I’m seeing.
Where are you seeing what you’re seeing?
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2023, 12:10:16 PM »
Ben Steele says he's hearing OMax will retain eligibility, but nothing official yet.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2023, 12:12:58 PM »
He'd be foolish not to declare and give it a try.

More likely he stays and has another year with us.


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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2023, 12:14:46 PM »
Ben Steele thinks O-Max will retain college eligibility, but he says that's not official yet.

Even if O-Max does retain eligibility, there's no guarantee he returns.  If O-Max does leave, Shaka needs to add a player for depth.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2023, 12:15:13 PM »
Curious to see his official post, but he should at least get all the feedback.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2023, 12:15:42 PM »
9th place here we come
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2023, 12:16:47 PM »
Fully expected this from the start. Honestly, it probably would've been a mistake for him not to declare. It will depend on the feedback he gets, but Marquette is in a good position to get him back still.
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2023, 12:17:01 PM »
He'd be foolish not to declare and give it a try.

More likely he stays and has another year with us.

Agree, and hope you are right about "more likely...". It's his chance to get some valuable feedback.
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2023, 12:20:50 PM »
Am I alone in thinking that there should be no loss of eligibility until you actually get a check from a professional team? Not sure why hiring an agent is the gateway in this day and age of NIL

Uncle Rico

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2023, 12:21:45 PM »
Am I alone in thinking that there should be no loss of eligibility until you actually get a check from a professional team?

Nope.  They sort of had this rule for a year or two in the 90’s. 
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2023, 12:22:22 PM »
His language doesn’t reference “retaining eligibility”… not that means he can’t or won’t come back.
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2023, 12:23:04 PM »
Omax is committed to staying in the draft.

Markusquette

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2023, 12:27:06 PM »
For those wondering about the source, himself

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq8bN50ge4T/?hl=en

Uncle Rico

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2023, 12:27:25 PM »
He gowne.  Billy Packer was right
Tis a shame, 'tis a rotton shame, for if ye can enjoy the walkin’ ye can probably enjoy the other times in yer life when ve're in between. And that's most o' the time; wouldn't ye say?

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2023, 12:28:33 PM »
Omax is committed to staying in the draft.

I'd be curious to know the source that leads you to believe that. This is a new announcement but not new information. Him being committed to leaving, however, would be new information.
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2023, 12:30:48 PM »
Declaring for the draft is a great decision.  Staying in and expecting to get drafted and actually play in the NBA next season are quite another.

Selfishly, hoping to see OMax return.  But he's also a guy that I feel like could be replaced in the portal.  Was great at times, but very inconsistent.

Regardless, wish OMax nothing but the best.  Great kid and very easy to root for!
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2023, 12:31:26 PM »
1) Declare

2) Get feedback

3) Then determine if he stays. 

Personally I would be shocked if he is drafted, but we will see.  If so, good luck to him.  Big question is if Shaka replaces him in portal, Shaka has way more knowledge than any one here.  If he takes two players from portal then he might be gone.  Portal players starting to commit now, believe pullout from draft is in June???  Does Shaka wait, many players long gone by then. Let it begin......

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2023, 12:31:54 PM »
Best of luck to him either way. At least we didn’t get hit with the “…and will also be entering his name into the transfer portal.”

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2023, 12:32:20 PM »
I think the return possibility is wishful thinking. Shaka has known this, subtlety alluded to it and needs to find a replacement.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2023, 12:33:27 PM »
His Twitter statement sounds a lot like a final thank you and good bye.

 

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