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  1. ziggyiu

    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    Considering CMW's desire to get his own recruits in and the fact that everyone from Leal and Galloway's years on up have an extra COVID year i dont anticipation many redshirts. When considering redshirts also think about the fact that CMW wants five players in this 2023 recruiting class. Also when thinking of CMW getting his own players in the system it's fair to consider Gunn not a CMW recruit. Gunn committed to Archie. CMW wasn't going to dump him. That's really bad PR. It's difficult to project how good these freshmen will be. It's premature to suggest Gunn or Banks need a redshirt. Finally, Duncomb was apparently presented with the option to redshirt last year but chose not to. It would be surprising if he did so this year. With a strong summer he could be in line for more playing time. There's no Durr between him and more minutes at the 5 and there's no telling how any competition between him and Malik will shake out or how they may play different positions and complement each other.
  2. Just to help provide some additional information, as a former PR rep for professional athletes (including basketball players), I can confirm clients, other player and other reps have had the same experience. If a front office really likes someone they have said they'll take the player if the player is available.
  3. ziggyiu

    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    For the people that talk about schools potentially using NIL money to get more players on the roster, there used to be NCAA rules for the type of support scholarship athletes received compared to walk-ons. For example, scholarship athletes receive access to different levels of tutoring, scheduling of classes, access to more gear, housing options, etc. If you take a player off scholarship, but want to keep him on the roster would that player not lose access to all of those perks? If so, a lot of kids won't want to be on the roster without the scholarship, even if NIL money pays for the tuition/room and board.
  4. ziggyiu

    National Basketball Transfer Portal

    I hope not. I have really enjoyed watching him develop.
  5. ziggyiu

    Mike Woodson and His Coaching Staff

    Are you thinking Calbert?
  6. ziggyiu

    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    Exactly my point.
  7. ziggyiu

    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    Rumor is he wanted to redshirt Duncomb last year. That kind of makes sense with Duncomb being 3rd string behind TJD and Durr. But what CMW wanted last summer and what he wants this summer will change. For example, there's no Durr this year. Another difference from this time last year is he landed Reneau, and has a beat on a few really good bigs for 2023. Also, although Duncomb didn't technically redshirt, he effectively used last year to weight train, get acclimated to the college game, etc. He doesn't need to do it again.
  8. ziggyiu

    (2023) - C Xavier Booker

    So, how about Xavier?
  9. ziggyiu

    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    I'd be surprised if CMW wants to redshirt two players he didn't initially recruit to take up an extra year of scholarships when we believes in his ability to upgrade the talent year after year with his own high school and portal recruiting.
  10. ziggyiu

    2022 AAU Season

    Is Andrej Stojakovic on Compton Magic too?
  11. ziggyiu

    (2023) - SF Kwame Evans

    Exactly. All the way around I'd prefer a June visit. I think a lot people don't know how business-minded some of these young men are, especially with NIL.
  12. ziggyiu

    (2023) - SF Kwame Evans

    It will mean more if he visits and bonds with his HS teammates, sees how they are getting coached, loving B-Town, etc. Think of the impact JHS had on Malik's visit.
  13. ziggyiu

    College Bball Thread

    He quit to set up his preferred replacement at Nova as he moves on to coach the 76ers. [winky face emoji]
  14. ziggyiu

    2022-2023 IUBB Roster Projection

    Certain activities on social (by players and those who interact with them) make me think Kopp is a candidate to not return.
  15. ziggyiu

    College Bball Thread

    Cockburn was quoted earlier this month as saying he doesn't care if he goes undrafted. He believes in himself, etc, etc. He has tried the last two years to get out of Central Illinois. No surprise.