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"St. John's will bolster its frontcourt this season with the addition of a 6-9 big man from Bosnia who can shoot, sources tell @SNYtv"

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Cant afford to loose a 17 scholy for Amar. to few of them. With CJ, wouldn't have had to worry about a 17 scholy.


Because we are favorites with so many people in 17?
That's a sad statement. I figure we will have 1 or 2 scholys for 17. W Slice , Matt and Mullin, you figure a couple of top 50 recruits will have interest in us.


Would be nice, but not looking that way.


Paultz, this is not good news. With all the high powered recruiters and a couple of NBA All Stars on the staff and we are already writing off 2017 as not looking that way? I trust your assessment but I wonder why we are not making in roads with future recruits? If we do poorly this year we will be looking at primarily the same team in 2017/18? I know many, including myself have really bought in to the CM and staff angle but I guess I am alarmed. Mediocrity should not be acceptable in year 3 and beyond. Bringing back Amar is a give up. We do not get better.


Just to be clear, I was just saying getting a couple of top 50 kids in 17 group seems unlikely. Just my opinion, but look at the 17 thread & perhaps someone will see someone of consequence I'm missing. This is why 18 is very critical.
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Cant afford to loose a 17 scholy for Amar. to few of them. With CJ, wouldn't have had to worry about a 17 scholy.


Because we are favorites with so many people in 17?
That's a sad statement. I figure we will have 1 or 2 scholys for 17. W Slice , Matt and Mullin, you figure a couple of top 50 recruits will have interest in us.


Would be nice, but not looking that way.


Paultz, this is not good news. With all the high powered recruiters and a couple of NBA All Stars on the staff and we are already writing off 2017 as not looking that way? I trust your assessment but I wonder why we are not making in roads with future recruits? If we do poorly this year we will be looking at primarily the same team in 2017/18? I know many, including myself have really bought in to the CM and staff angle but I guess I am alarmed. Mediocrity should not be acceptable in year 3 and beyond. Bringing back Amar is a give up. We do not get better.


Just to be clear, I was just saying getting a couple of top 50 kids in 17 group seems unlikely. Just my opinion, but look at the 17 thread & perhaps someone will see someone of consequence I'm missing. This is why 18 is very critical.
W the 2 transfers, Simon and Clark. The 17 class isn't as critical.That said, abandoning the class does not send a good message.
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Cant afford to loose a 17 scholy for Amar. to few of them. With CJ, wouldn't have had to worry about a 17 scholy.


Because we are favorites with so many people in 17?
That's a sad statement. I figure we will have 1 or 2 scholys for 17. W Slice , Matt and Mullin, you figure a couple of top 50 recruits will have interest in us.


Would be nice, but not looking that way.


Paultz, this is not good news. With all the high powered recruiters and a couple of NBA All Stars on the staff and we are already writing off 2017 as not looking that way? I trust your assessment but I wonder why we are not making in roads with future recruits? If we do poorly this year we will be looking at primarily the same team in 2017/18? I know many, including myself have really bought in to the CM and staff angle but I guess I am alarmed. Mediocrity should not be acceptable in year 3 and beyond. Bringing back Amar is a give up. We do not get better.


Just to be clear, I was just saying getting a couple of top 50 kids in 17 group seems unlikely. Just my opinion, but look at the 17 thread & perhaps someone will see someone of consequence I'm missing. This is why 18 is very critical.


Sandro Mamukelashvili - that kid would be significant
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Right now, and primarily on paper, we have two extremely talented freshmen (eligibility wise) guards and a sophomore returnee. We have a JUCO AA forward with 2 years remaining, an off the charts athletic sophomore forward, a highly rated Euro freshman forward, and a sophomore swingman (primarily a guard) who certainly improved as the year went on; a very talented, if raw, sophomore center and a big man transfer from Tennessee who at the very least has some talent and who also has sophomore eligibility. That is a nine man rotation. Add to that Simon and Clark for 2017, that is eleven. Our issue is NOT getting more players, it is are we going to see significant improvement in the team next year? Are we going to see the mature improvement in the returnees you hope to see from freshman to sophomore year with they and the staff having the off-season to work? For whatever reasons, this staff has come under criticism here without being given anything resembling a reasonable amount of time to show anything, good or bad. IMO, 2017 recruitment means very little or nothing right now, we have players; how those players are molded into a team and perform in 2016-2017 and beyond and then stabilizing with recruiting 2018 and beyond is the future of this program.
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With Amar returning, that means we are not interested in Kostas Antetokoumpo. What was the knock on him? Did he commit somewhere else? Assume he was not interested in SJU?

More importantly, we have no available scholarships for 2017. Hopes of signing a Jordan Tucker, Sid Wilson, Hamidou Diallo, or Mohamed Bamba all rest on someone leaving? In the meantime, those kids have crossed us off their list. Unless SJU produces at least a .500 record this coming season, this regime will be in trouble. What 2018 "stud" athlete will come to SJU, when the team doesn't win?

When do we start speculating on who is the most likely to leave at the end of 2017? It seems like bringing Amar back was a huge bet on winning games during the 2016-17 season.
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Right now, and primarily on paper, we have two extremely talented freshmen (eligibility wise) guards and a sophomore returnee. We have a JUCO AA forward with 2 years remaining, an off the charts athletic sophomore forward, a highly rated Euro freshman forward, and a sophomore swingman (primarily a guard) who certainly improved as the year went on; a very talented, if raw, sophomore center and a big man transfer from Tennessee who at the very least has some talent and who also has sophomore eligibility. That is a nine man rotation. Add to that Simon and Clark for 2017, that is eleven. Our issue is NOT getting more players, it is are we going to see significant improvement in the team next year? Are we going to see the mature improvement in the returnees you hope to see from freshman to sophomore year with they and the staff having the off-season to work? For whatever reasons, this staff has come under criticism here without being given anything resembling a reasonable amount of time to show anything, good or bad. IMO, 2017 recruitment means very little or nothing right now, we have players; how those players are molded into a team and perform in 2016-2017 and beyond and then stabilizing with recruiting 2018 and beyond is the future of this program.


You could have used all names :)
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Right now, and primarily on paper, we have two extremely talented freshmen (eligibility wise) guards and a sophomore returnee. We have a JUCO AA forward with 2 years remaining, an off the charts athletic sophomore forward, a highly rated Euro freshman forward, and a sophomore swingman (primarily a guard) who certainly improved as the year went on; a very talented, if raw, sophomore center and a big man transfer from Tennessee who at the very least has some talent and who also has sophomore eligibility. That is a nine man rotation. Add to that Simon and Clark for 2017, that is eleven. Our issue is NOT getting more players, it is are we going to see significant improvement in the team next year? Are we going to see the mature improvement in the returnees you hope to see from freshman to sophomore year with they and the staff having the off-season to work? For whatever reasons, this staff has come under criticism here without being given anything resembling a reasonable amount of time to show anything, good or bad. IMO, 2017 recruitment means very little or nothing right now, we have players; how those players are molded into a team and perform in 2016-2017 and beyond and then stabilizing with recruiting 2018 and beyond is the future of this program.


You could have used all names :)


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