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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #750 on: May 26, 2023, 12:03:51 PM »
Ben Steele with this today
Marquette's Olivier-Maxence Prosper staying in NBA draft. He could be a first-round pick.
"Thank you Marquette nation, my coaches, my teammates and support staff for embracing me from day one," Prosper said in a statement. "My time at Marquette has been incredible."

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #751 on: May 26, 2023, 12:36:33 PM »

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #752 on: May 26, 2023, 12:46:10 PM »
It’s always great to watch an MU player get the opportunity to pursue their dreams in the NBA, even if it doesn’t always pan out as they hope.

If Al could support Jim Chones leaving early for the ABA, MU fans should all support OMax darting for the NBA.

Also, it’s effing insane that we had an NBA first rounder on our roster who went completely unnoticed in the Big East awards because he was overshadowed by this teammates. We’ll be totally fine next season. In Shaka I trust.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #753 on: May 26, 2023, 12:46:58 PM »
That’s what I thought

I never said anything was funny about it.
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #754 on: May 26, 2023, 01:16:20 PM »
The starting lineup last year had elite defensive efficiency last year.

That same lineup but subbing Jop in for OMax (the most likely starting lineup this year) was atrocious defensively last year.

Need to add a defensive wing if we want to compete for a BE title and/or deep March run.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #755 on: May 26, 2023, 01:20:30 PM »
Congrats to OMax. I don’t think he is ready to contribute yet, but the work ethic is there to succeed.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #756 on: May 26, 2023, 01:23:02 PM »
The starting lineup last year had elite defensive efficiency last year.

That same lineup but subbing Jop in for OMax (the most likely starting lineup this year) was atrocious defensively last year.

Need to add a defensive wing if we want to compete for a BE title and/or deep March run.

The key is "last year".

Shaka trusts development. Next man up with the guys they have coming back and Freshman incoming.
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #757 on: May 26, 2023, 01:25:26 PM »
I never said anything was funny about it.

Yep - keep it that way

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #758 on: May 26, 2023, 01:29:42 PM »
The key is "last year".

Shaka trusts development. Next man up with the guys they have coming back and Freshman incoming.
do you know Shaka? Has he told you he ‘trusts development’?
Hoping ‘development’ is enough to beat RED and win a few NCAA tournament games. Omax will be difficult to replace.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #759 on: May 26, 2023, 01:31:23 PM »
Hoping ‘development’ is enough to beat RED and win a few NCAA tournament games. Omax will be difficult to replace.

Spoken like a true snake.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #760 on: May 26, 2023, 02:00:50 PM »
Yep - keep it that way

Lmao. What?
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #761 on: May 26, 2023, 02:14:27 PM »
Yes.  But we still need an immediate counter Lenny to mitigate this loss.  We have a prime-time opportunity this season to inflict damage, a.k.a. making a run to a F4 and our 2nd chip.  We must find a glass cleaner and more importantly a 6'6+ guy that can guard multiple positions and fill this void.  Offensively we're fine but get a high octane guy on the defensive end that can lead us to the promised land.

Check the portal and lemme know, I'll give you Shaka's cell phone number.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #762 on: May 26, 2023, 02:19:21 PM »
do you know Shaka? Has he told you he ‘trusts development’?
Hoping ‘development’ is enough to beat RED and win a few NCAA tournament games. Omax will be difficult to replace.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #764 on: June 06, 2023, 01:23:27 PM »

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #765 on: June 06, 2023, 01:25:21 PM »
Thanks for ruining summer, Canada.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #766 on: June 10, 2023, 11:33:10 AM »
Seems high for our sixth best player last year
OMax is a kid that is easy for an NBA Scout to fall in love with. Has the Height , Length and Weight for the position. Hustle, intensity and non stop motor is hard to find. Finally, my guess he will do extremely well in the interviews. Comes off as mature well adjusted young man.
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #767 on: June 10, 2023, 11:42:52 AM »
Last year, watching the playoffs, was when I realized that OMax was a better fit for the NBA than Justin.   And why I am more optimistic about Oso and Ben than I am about the guards.   It is all about speed and size and match ups.  Sure, Sam has a skill that has kept him on an NBA roster.  How much did he play when it matters?   I can picture OMax guarding Murray or Butler and switching onto Gordon or Martin.   Easily.
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #768 on: June 10, 2023, 10:16:21 PM »
I think the 30th pick in the draft gets about $3.7 guaranteed over two years.

This year the third year team-option was a bit over $2 million.
The 4th year team-option has a big salary bump.  Probably in the $3-$4 million range if option is picked up.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #769 on: June 11, 2023, 02:29:54 PM »
I think the 30th pick in the draft gets about $3.7 guaranteed over two years.

$4.1M
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #770 on: June 11, 2023, 04:57:06 PM »
Seems high for our sixth best player last year

wait... you can hate Omax a fair bit, and maybe even call him the 5th best. But 6th is ridiculous.

Who was better?

Joplin couldn't make layups last year and was still by far our worst defender outside the freshmen, and Chase Ross didn't add anything on offense. He made Stevie Mitchell look like a creator.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #771 on: June 14, 2023, 12:17:45 PM »
Interesting tweet from the Indiana Pacers.

"I think the biggest thing is just the way I play the game," Prosper said following his pre-draft workout with the Pacers on Tuesday. "The way I compete, how hard I work out there, my energy on the floor, the way I play this game.

"And also I feel like I'm starting to show more how consistent of a shooter I am and also how improved my ball-handling is, something that I didn't really show in college. That's something that opened the eyes of a lot of NBA front offices."
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #774 on: June 17, 2023, 01:55:05 PM »
Interesting tweet from the Indiana Pacers.

"I think the biggest thing is just the way I play the game," Prosper said following his pre-draft workout with the Pacers on Tuesday. "The way I compete, how hard I work out there, my energy on the floor, the way I play this game.

"And also I feel like I'm starting to show more how consistent of a shooter I am and also how improved my ball-handling is, something that I didn't really show in college. That's something that opened the eyes of a lot of NBA front offices."


The embedded video interview is worth watching

https://www.nba.com/pacers/news/athletic-forward-prosper-prospering-in-pre-draft-setting
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