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GoldenEagles03

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2023, 12:33:31 PM »
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.

No mention of maintaining eligibility in his official statement.

Honestly...he deserves it.  Got so overshadowed here and he was arguably the most important piece.

Next man up! Good luck OMax!
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2023, 12:34:23 PM »
For those wondering about the source, himself

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq8bN50ge4T/?hl=en
Certainly reads like a goodbye as opposed to leaving the door open. I’m excited to see what move Shaka makes now.

Best of luck Omax!
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2023, 12:34:49 PM »
No mention of maintaining eligibility in his official statement.

Honestly...he deserves it.  Got so overshadowed here and he was arguably the most important piece.

Next man up! Good luck OMax!
So who in the portal is the best option to backfill OMax?

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2023, 12:35:06 PM »
It's both good and bad for MU. His style of play and size/versatility makes him the best NBA prospect. My comp earlier in the year was a young Jerami Grant which I still believe is a good comparison and obviously a best case scenario if he gets drafted and pans out in the league.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2023, 12:35:33 PM »
Ughhh. 

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2023, 12:38:32 PM »
His Twitter statement sounds a lot like a final thank you and good bye.

No mention of maintaining eligibility in his official statement.

Honestly...he deserves it.  Got so overshadowed here and he was arguably the most important piece.

Next man up! Good luck OMax!

Without going into the weeds, I can confidently say O-Max is definitely retaining his eligibility.
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2023, 12:39:13 PM »
This is Hausershima 2.0

Ramsey head thoroughly up his ass.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #32 on: April 12, 2023, 12:39:58 PM »
My comp earlier in the year was a young Jerami Grant which I still believe is a good comparison

Grant lived at the line in college. Omax gets there, but 3s are a big part of his game, but not Grant’s in college. Grant put up solidvtevound %’s. Not OMax.
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2023, 12:40:23 PM »
So who in the portal is the best option to backfill OMax?

Matthew Cleveland, Florida St.  Top 15 recruit and great numbers at FSU.  Probably a major blue blood. 

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2023, 12:40:45 PM »
Just once I would like one of our fringe (being generous here) NBA guys to stick around one more season. I know that's a lot to ask, but just one time would be nice.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2023, 12:41:18 PM »
Without going into the weeds, I can confidently say O-Max is definitely retaining his eligibility.

Alright Brew.  But do we have an auxiliary plan? 

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2023, 12:44:00 PM »
If Omax leaves, I still say bank the scholarship unless there is a one year plug. Joplin and Ross will make big jumps next year anyway. Think we’ll have a great recruiting class in 2024.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2023, 12:44:10 PM »
Time to hit the portal. But regardless of what happens there, its a huge opportunity for Joplin and Gold.

I think we'll be fine.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2023, 12:45:43 PM »
Shaka has know this all along.

He's planning accordingly.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2023, 12:45:52 PM »
…this could be a great opportunity for Ben Gold. If BG steps up, then Shaka backfills for Gold, in a sense. To me, Gold has more high-end than Omax. Omax returns? Awesome. If not, not necessarily a gut punch.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #40 on: April 12, 2023, 12:46:29 PM »
Time to hit the portal. But regardless of what happens there, its a huge opportunity for Joplin and Gold.

I think we'll be fine.
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #41 on: April 12, 2023, 12:46:38 PM »
Tyrese… cancel those Florida & wake visits bruh
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2023, 12:47:40 PM »
I'd be shocked if OMax got drafted this season. I think he will go undrafted and probably get a G League deal or a 2 way deal.

I do think he will get to the NBA. I just don't think it will be next season.

Selfishly I would have loved for him to continue to develop under Shaka at MU. But he can develop in a G League setting too, while getting paid. I don't necessarily see this as a mistake on his part.
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #43 on: April 12, 2023, 12:48:01 PM »
So who in the portal is the best option to backfill OMax?

Joplin and Amadou, the same way they allowed OMax and Joplin to develop.  Really like Al's game.  He's got a lot of OMax in his game, just needs to develop a pro body like OMax.

Next man up.
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #44 on: April 12, 2023, 12:49:00 PM »
Time to sign Bronny.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #45 on: April 12, 2023, 12:49:40 PM »
Joplin and Amadou, the same way they allowed OMax and Joplin to develop.  Really like Al's game.  He's got a lot of OMax in his game, just needs to develop a pro body like OMax.

Next man up.
They're not in the portal.

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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #46 on: April 12, 2023, 12:52:22 PM »
They're not in the portal.

I know, but that's who will be replacing him.

Joplin/Amadou maybe a little Gold at the 4. If Oso also leaves then I'd imagine they try and find a portal Center, but Joplin is the guy at the 4.
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #47 on: April 12, 2023, 12:53:11 PM »
It’s happening! Ben Gold’s All American year is lining up nicely.
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #48 on: April 12, 2023, 12:56:42 PM »
If I wasn't a good enough source, Ben Steele just confirmed O-Max is maintaining his NCAA eligibility.
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Re: Omax declares
« Reply #49 on: April 12, 2023, 01:01:35 PM »
If I wasn't a good enough source, Ben Steele just confirmed O-Max is maintaining his NCAA eligibility.

I'd say he's gonna be gone.

Already generating a huge buzz with comparisons to OG Anunoby
(https://twitter.com/Barlowe500/status/1646195739465334787?t=_tHocdNrias0dv3tKIxXQA&s=19)

as well as many big time draft experts loving on his game.

Fire up the JopWagon!
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