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Transfers SJU May Get Involved With4 2 days 7 hours ago #251751

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Sherman, Sheridan & Grant wrote:
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What if we don't get Kante? Seems to be far from a lock. Possible that we go into next year with a weaker front court than last year. Inexplicably poor job by the staff on this.

if we do get Kante ( and I believe we will) will you call it a good job by the staff on this?

I would still be very disappointed with our front court depth and talent going into next year, but I would take some solace in the fact that we would at least have the luxury of an additional big body to eat up some minutes in the event of injury and/or foul trouble.

Perhaps I was being unrealistic, but I really believed the staff would have no problem reeling in a solid fifth year contributor up front.

So the point of the initial post was to complain either way? Your question of what if we don't get Kante was just to introduce another complaining post? Who was the fifth year post that you wanted and what will be the thing that finally satisfies you? I'll tell you that from what I have seen there is not one 5th year transfer that would have started on this team. That being said if you like you say want an additional big body to eat minutes then we might as well offer the 7'2 Serb . When he signs you will say we should have done better . Help is coming :)

The purpose of my post was indeed to express my frustration as I think is appropriate on a fan board. From what I've read, it seems unlikely that Kante is ready to be a consistent contributor next year. That said, it also seems he has some potential.

Those who know more than me uniformly seem to think the 7 footer would contribute very little this year or next. Accordingly, I think signing Kante is clearly the better choice.

I'm disappointed because I'm doubtful that either signing will provide us with the experienced and consistent presence I think we so desperately need next year. As others have pointed out, next year is a critical year for us. Lack of measurable success next year will make it difficult for us to successfully recruit going forward. Conversely, achieving some modicum of success next year will undoubtedly make us a more attractive choice for some recruits.

Happy, you clearly know the recruiting landscape far better than me so I won't even attempt to challenge your knowledge. I'm not sure, however, I agree that there were no fifth year transfers who could have started for us. But even if you're correct, I don't think we necessarily needed a starter. We just needed a guy who could consistently come in for 20 minutes or so, play solid defense, rebound, and bang. I thought a player like Zanna would have been a good addition. Didn't have to be him per se, but that type of player. I'm not sure as a freshman Kante is there yet. In any event, I truly do hope we sign him.

BH
just saw an
Online site saying he Kante gave a verbal to that Florida college...oh well...we keep onward...no other choice

Link? I see no such thing happening.

1.I will try to locate it today - hope I'm wrong

2.Also - as to concerns over what Chris Mullin has or has not accomplished - let's remember that he (a) not only inherited an empty cupboard but (b) he was given zero lines of communication to recruiting ( HS JUCO AAU teams etc.) which lines are in the process of being re-established
3.how long this process takes is anyone's guess but time & love are necessary - whether we like it or not.

We all want CM to succeed, recruiting to pick up, more success to follow :)
CM's undertaking was just more monumental than any of us realized :(
all the best

He is going into his third year as coach....the excuse of an "empty cupboard" is over.....enough!
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Transfers SJU May Get Involved With 2 days 7 hours ago #251753

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Maybe Matt A. is too short to get a big to committ :ohmy:
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Transfers SJU May Get Involved With4 2 days 7 hours ago #251754

L J S A wrote:
Sherman, Sheridan & Grant wrote:
BH
just saw an
Online site saying he Kante gave a verbal to that Florida college...oh well...we keep onward...no other choice

General, I don't think you have the right name. You are going to cause some heart attacks on the battlefield over this one.

1.Oops when
I get a work break I'll check
As I said hope I'm wrong
Hope I get the correct battlefield

2.And as to a post to the effect CM is going into his third year so no more " excuses" I would reflect he was hired April 2015 so he has just begun his 3rd year and I would suggest rather than "excuses" these are the realities of the program circa April 2015...

Oh well let's just recruit and win = an area of agreement I think

247Sports lists him as still uncommitted
I'll check a bit more

Relief LJSA no heart attacks necessary
Yetna not kante to USF
Getting my names mixed
" my bad"
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Transfers SJU May Get Involved With4 2 days 6 hours ago #251766

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Yetna and Kante -- names sound alike and both attend the same prep school. Easy to mix 'em up.
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Transfers SJU May Get Involved With4 2 days 5 hours ago #251772

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Carnac you sure Scekic isn't coming? He's out shopping for more red today:

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“If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.”
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Paul Massell wrote:
Carnac you sure Scekic isn't coming? He's out shopping for more red today:

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Nike
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Paultzman wrote:
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Carnac you sure Scekic isn't coming? He's out shopping for more red today:

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Nike

ouch!
“If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.”
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Transfers SJU May Get Involved With 2 days 5 hours ago #251775

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The St. John's basketball staff 25 year excuse, "the right guy wasn't out there". There are 50 states, Europe and elsewhere and we can't find one big?! I think we all get we are not getting a 4/5 star but this idea that there was no one out there is cover for people not getting it done. Yes, this is getting old and tired. Also. to those who want to say "well who did you want" or "who was out there" that is bs. St. John's pays the staff quite well to get out there and find those players. Not our job. Many here have loyally supported this program but really isn't it time for some results?

I think Mr. Franklin said it best:

AREE 88

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”
― Benjamin Franklin
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Transfers SJU May Get Involved With 2 days 4 hours ago #251780

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Zags reports-
6-foot-11 Ibrahima Diallo will transfer from Rutgers, source confirms. First by @NJHoopsHaven
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