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Roster 1 week 4 days ago #280956

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Storm Tracker wrote: yes why are people counting Ponds as returning? right now he has announced his intention to explore the NBA draft. I would at least put a question mark next to his name.


Definitely a question mark. His dad knows he should stay unlike Owens' dad.
However, of all the St. John's players, Slick is living the largest and he really is focused on playing pro ball. There are over 100 clubs overseas he could opt for and play just 4 months and 40 games max and easily earn from a quarter million to half a million for those few months at his talent level. He could try for an NBA team every summer.
LoVett made that decision and so are many other players declaring that realistically will not be 1st or 2nd round picks.
The possibility is there and I think the coaches know it.

At St. John's nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

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This is a total guess on my part, but for one, Ponds is far more level-headed than LoVett and has a wiser dad.
At this time, I don't think either Shamorie or his dad would opt for Europe instead of the NBA.
I think they believe he has the talent for the NBA and are focused on gauging what level of interest the League has in Shamorie presently and what the feedback is from NBA evaluators as to what preparation Shamorie must do to be drafted in the first or second round.
IF that process proves 'out of reach', then I think Ponds will opt for Europe--not before.
IF Shamorie decides to leave this year--then yeah it'd suck big time for us, but IF that is best for him and his family, then so be it.
Let's go Johnnies.

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I don't get the love fest SJU fans are showing Tariq and his dad on Twitter. The kid is walking out and didn't mind making a few comments that painted the program in a bad light.

I also disagree with attacking him, but let it go. The kid is not an all time great Johnny......and he left.

There......I said it!
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JohnnyFan wrote: I don't get the love fest SJU fans are showing Tariq and his dad on Twitter. The kid is walking out and didn't mind making a few comments that painted the program in a bad light.

I also disagree with attacking him, but let it go. The kid is not an all time great Johnny......and he left.

There......I said it!


Maybe they are normal and we aren't.;)
There's a fine line between Fan and Fanatical.

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Nah, its not normal. Twitter gives you a chance to send a fan letter and get a reply. To post something about a player, coach, announcer, or overbearing and too public dad, and get a like or reply from that person. And that makes some people say ridiculously lovely things cuz a famous (kind of) person is interacting with you. Crazy huh, but completely understandable.

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Beast of the East wrote:

Storm Tracker wrote: yes why are people counting Ponds as returning? right now he has announced his intention to explore the NBA draft. I would at least put a question mark next to his name.


I think given his future plans, you dip your toe into the water at no risk, and get an idea as to what the NBA and agents think of you. It also prepares you slightly for when you finally do submit to the draft for real


Beast -- (my friend :) ) i totally get his plan on testing out the draft waters and i think he knows he should return and i think he will. Just saying before penciling him in for next year he at least deserves an asterisk until its official

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Storm Tracker wrote:

Beast of the East wrote:

Storm Tracker wrote: yes why are people counting Ponds as returning? right now he has announced his intention to explore the NBA draft. I would at least put a question mark next to his name.


I think given his future plans, you dip your toe into the water at no risk, and get an idea as to what the NBA and agents think of you. It also prepares you slightly for when you finally do submit to the draft for real


Beast -- (my friend :) ) i totally get his plan on testing out the draft waters and i think he knows he should return and i think he will. Just saying before penciling him in for next year he at least deserves an asterisk until its official


Totally Fair

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