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Guys on Matt’s Radar 3 weeks 3 days ago #279137

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Not so optimistic about 19 class but seem to have shots at Kofi, Gaffney & perhaps Whitney, but best approach is to stay on kids they feel good about & start winning. The perception of program has to change.

Tea leaves say Femi visits soon & transfer goal could be a grad big, hopefully Femi, and two sit out transfers. Obviously that outcome will shape 19 recruiting. I too tire of being so transfer dependent, but,with one guy out there beating bushes, not sure what alternatives are. Hopefully if he lands sit out transfers, they are high quality. Simons & Clark come to mind.

With an interior guy like Femi added to the mix, I do believe there is a window of opportunity to “dance” but beyond that who knows. We just desperately need to have a winning, attention getting next season.
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Guys on Matt’s Radar 3 weeks 3 days ago #279138

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Section3 wrote:

fordham96 wrote: If you think I am waybiff base ask yourself an honest question. Who from this class do you think Norm Roberts or Steve Lavin would have been incapable of Recruiting?

Seriously?

Fair question.

BTW, and on serious note, do you still hear that the 2 year plan (staff changes and Mullin becoming more involved 8n recruiting) is for real or do you think it lost its way when we won a few big games after the 11 game slide?


Absolutely.

The plan is make NCAA'S next year and make a big push on 19 kids and have a l egit top 20 team then.

Me personally I want to see it but I don't get great vibes from this staff.

They don't make the Tourney this coming year there is going to be some serious soul searching on Utopia Parkway over this staff.
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Guys on Matt’s Radar 3 weeks 3 days ago #279139

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Speaking of transfers on the list referenced at beginning of thread;

I sense Mitchell is well worth going all out for.

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What I'm still stuggling with is if Mullin is content with the staff makeup ?

If he even spent time talking to Mike Rice, that would suggest that there might be some potential to add some additional payroll, even if Rice was not a perceived fit.

If it's $, it's short sighted.... and Mullin should take a slight haircut on salary to fund another warm body on staff...

If Mullin thinks Matt can/should do it call on recruiting trail with St. Jean putting one line in the water only for a guy like Brown and Richmond can sit on his ass half the year, then he is even less fit to be coach than I ever though possible. Pains me to say that.
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“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
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Guys on Matt’s Radar 3 weeks 3 days ago #279142

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Slice contract ends next year right? I guess the administration is just waiting until it expires.

I understand why, but it still sucks.

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Guys on Matt’s Radar 3 weeks 3 days ago #279144

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Paultzman wrote: Not so optimistic about 19 class but seem to have shots at Kofi, Gaffney & perhaps Whitney, but best approach is to stay on kids they feel good about & start winning. The perception of program has to change.

Tea leaves say Femi visits soon & transfer goal could be a grad big, hopefully Femi, and two sit out transfers. Obviously that outcome will shape 19 recruiting. I too tire of being so transfer dependent, but,with one guy out there beating bushes, not sure what alternatives are. Hopefully if he lands sit out transfers, they are high quality. Simons & Clark come to mind.

With an interior guy like Femi added to the mix, I do believe there is a window of opportunity to “dance” but beyond that who knows. We just desperately need to have a winning, attention getting next season.


I thought we had a good shot with Coulibaly, any info in that regard?

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Guys on Matt’s Radar 3 weeks 3 days ago #279145

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Section9 wrote:

Paultzman wrote: Not so optimistic about 19 class but seem to have shots at Kofi, Gaffney & perhaps Whitney, but best approach is to stay on kids they feel good about & start winning. The perception of program has to change.

Tea leaves say Femi visits soon & transfer goal could be a grad big, hopefully Femi, and two sit out transfers. Obviously that outcome will shape 19 recruiting. I too tire of being so transfer dependent, but,with one guy out there beating bushes, not sure what alternatives are. Hopefully if he lands sit out transfers, they are high quality. Simons & Clark come to mind.

With an interior guy like Femi added to the mix, I do believe there is a window of opportunity to “dance” but beyond that who knows. We just desperately need to have a winning, attention getting next season.


I thought we had a good shot with Coulibaly, any info in that regard?

May have cooled
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Guys on Matt’s Radar 3 weeks 3 days ago #279146

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Sju grad 13 wrote: Slice contract ends next year right? I guess the administration is just waiting until it expires.

I understand why, but it still sucks.

6 year contract
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Guys on Matt’s Radar 3 weeks 3 days ago #279150

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Paultzman wrote: Not so optimistic about 19 class but seem to have shots at Kofi, Gaffney & perhaps Whitney, but best approach is to stay on kids they feel good about & start winning. The perception of program has to change.

Tea leaves say Femi visits soon & transfer goal could be a grad big, hopefully Femi, and two sit out transfers. Obviously that outcome will shape 19 recruiting. I too tire of being so transfer dependent, but,with one guy out there beating bushes, not sure what alternatives are. Hopefully if he lands sit out transfers, they are high quality. Simons & Clark come to mind.

With an interior guy like Femi added to the mix, I do believe there is a window of opportunity to “dance” but beyond that who knows. We just desperately need to have a winning, attention getting next season.


Thanks Paultz. Totally agree winning is the key to getting quality recruits (3* & 5*) and the occasional roulette win 5*.
I am flummoxed why we do not have a 2nd recruiter out there combing the HS and AAU networks!
That was Slice’s purview and he left in a dispute.
Fine.
But why is the future of St. John’s basketball being held hostage to 1 guarantee being paid out?
Plus, at this point, we should not be relying on the ‘sit-out transfer’ market for the bulk of our recruiting.
It keeps on kicking the can down the road!
It just ticks me off!
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