Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: SJU Heron Welcome

SJU Heron Welcome 5 months 1 week ago #287542

  • Mario DiMaria
  • Mario DiMaria's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Posts: 20
  • Thank you received: 15
Sincerest welcome to the SJU family!

There is nothing more gratifying to a faithful alum than to welcome a athlete or student that shares the same passion for our school.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Tom in Salem
The topic has been locked.

SJU Heron Welcome 5 months 1 week ago #287545

  • Mean Gene
  • Mean Gene's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Posts: 1788
  • Thank you received: 171

we are sju wrote:

Amaseinyourface wrote:

Beast of the East wrote: Heron goes 6'5 218, and averages about 6 rebounds per game. Also an 80% FT shooter. Simon goes 6'5, 215, and grabbed 7 boards per game. Ponds, while only 6'1, grabbed 5 rebounds per game.

Hard not to be very excited.

Mustafa, welcome!


We already had the best rebounding back court in the country. Figueroa + Williams will be pluses there as well. Dixon, who I think becomes the true wildcard if Heron is cleared, is bigger than Ponds and Lovett.


Sort of like having the tallest dwarfs? Hottest ugly girls?
Sort of kidding. Looking forward to next year especially if Herron eligible. Guards are going to have to rebound considering the one forward that is going to start doesn't rebound. Still against some team this will be a problem.


It wasn’t a problem for Vilanova’s 2009 Final Four team. Their was eerily similar to ours now. The only big they had was Dante Cunningham and they had one legit forward Rashard Anderson I believe. The rest were very talented guards. Scotty Reynolds, Redding etc.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Chicago Days
The topic has been locked.

SJU Heron Welcome 5 months 1 week ago #287554

  • simplyred
  • simplyred's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Posts: 2670
  • Thank you received: 57
25 wins, baby! See you at the Dance.
The following user(s) said Thank You: mjmaherjr, Sherman, Sheridan & Grant, L J S A, SigEpSJU09
The topic has been locked.

SJU Heron Welcome 5 months 1 week ago #287556

  • Chicago Days
  • Chicago Days's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Posts: 2848
  • Thank you received: 1447
IF Mustapha is eligible to play in 2018-19, his commitment to St. John’s is a game-changer.
It simply is no longer a primary concern that we lack big ‘depth’, while very talented guards / wings shred opposing defenses, and we grab rebounds with tenacious ‘help’ board tactics.
This will be a special high-scoring / high-energy team.
Thank you for committing to St. John’s Mustapha.
I pray your Mom’s health improves.
I bet she loves the idea of you playing closer to home and here’s hoping she sees you play often.
The following user(s) said Thank You: JackofVirginia, bamafan
The topic has been locked.

SJU Heron Welcome 5 months 1 week ago #287636

  • Sherman, Sheridan & Grant
  • Sherman, Sheridan & Grant's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Posts: 2265
  • Thank you received: 362

simplyred wrote: 25 wins, baby! See you at the Dance.


Get your puppies set Mustapha...and then a sweet kiss off the glass (Rafferty)
The topic has been locked.

SJU Heron Welcome 5 months 1 week ago #287735

  • MBaldi
  • MBaldi's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Posts: 46
  • Thank you received: 31
For what it’s worth, I took a look at the applicable criteria for family hardship waivers.
See link below. Not meant to be discussion on Heron’s individual case (as certain points would likely involve speculation involving personal circumstances, e.g., nature of the illness; student-athlete’s responsibilities), but rather posting as an informational point as I’m sure many are curious as to the relevant factors. As long as an application involves a true issue and is made in good faith, it is hard to imagine the NCAA denying it — but the NCAA doesn’t appear to always follow a consitent, logical and fair path.

www.athleticscholarships.net/ncaa-transfer-exceptions.htm
The topic has been locked.

SJU Heron Welcome 5 months 1 week ago #287738

  • Chicago Days
  • Chicago Days's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Posts: 2848
  • Thank you received: 1447

MBaldi wrote: For what it’s worth, I took a look at the applicable criteria for family hardship waivers.
See link below. Not meant to be discussion on Heron’s individual case (as certain points would likely involve speculation involving personal circumstances, e.g., nature of the illness; student-athlete’s responsibilities), but rather posting as an informational point as I’m sure many are curious as to the relevant factors. As long as an application involves a true issue and is made in good faith, it is hard to imagine the NCAA denying it — but the NCAA doesn’t appear to always follow a consitent, logical and fair path.

www.athleticscholarships.net/ncaa-transfer-exceptions.htm


Thanks MB. I think I’ve scanned that piece, but I’ll peruse it again.
Yes, the NCAA has been woefully inconsistent with transfer rules, particularly the hardship waiver—which at one time was a veritable ‘free lunch’ but lately has been rarely granted.
Just guessing here, but we do know that timing is everything, and it may be that in the current mix of colllege hoops, a player’s ‘right to transfer’—so long restricted by coaches and colleges, may be given a much longer ‘leash’.
The NCAA is about to vote on (and likely permit) players to transfer and be immediately available to play if their GPAs are above 3.0, as well as allowing transfers if a coach leaves—the effective dates for these still uncertain.
Also, I bet the Heron family scoped things out with both the NCAA and even Auburn prior to his decision to leave the Tigers.
Que sera sera.
The following user(s) said Thank You: JackofVirginia
Last edit: by Chicago Days.
The topic has been locked.

SJU Heron Welcome 5 months 1 week ago #287739

  • Beast of the East
  • Beast of the East's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Posts: 9556
  • Thank you received: 1169
I know much of what we think is self serving, but I really wonder if its in the best interest of Heron to play this season if family obligations require him to be attentive to his mom's illness.

I know Rysheed Jordan's mom was ill and sometimes I wonder how much his criminal actions were influenced by a really bad family situation and if any of it could have been averted. All I do know for certain he ruined a chance to make money playing professionally somewhere, and instead is in a prison cell.

I hope whatever determination the NCAA makes, and however that impacts Heron, is in his best interests and not necessarily ours.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Joe, JackofVirginia, Chicago Days
The topic has been locked.

SJU Heron Welcome 5 months 1 week ago #287741

  • Chicago Days
  • Chicago Days's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Posts: 2848
  • Thank you received: 1447

Beast of the East wrote: I know much of what we think is self serving, but I really wonder if its in the best interest of Heron to play this season if family obligations require him to be attentive to his mom's illness.

I know Rysheed Jordan's mom was ill and sometimes I wonder how much his criminal actions were influenced by a really bad family situation and if any of it could have been averted. All I do know for certain he ruined a chance to make money playing professionally somewhere, and instead is in a prison cell.

I hope whatever determination the NCAA makes, and however that impacts Heron, is in his best interests and not necessarily ours.


Totally agree, Beast.
Mustapha's mother and the family's needs must prevail over ours.
Whatever is best for them.
Curious, does the rule allow a player time off to be with his family and not 'count' toward his years of playing eligibility?
Kind of a moot issue with a player of his caliber--but i wonder.
The topic has been locked.

SJU Heron Welcome 5 months 1 week ago #287746

  • Class of 72
  • Class of 72's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Posts: 6828
  • Thank you received: 1914

Beast of the East wrote: I know much of what we think is self serving, but I really wonder if its in the best interest of Heron to play this season if family obligations require him to be attentive to his mom's illness.

I know Rysheed Jordan's mom was ill and sometimes I wonder how much his criminal actions were influenced by a really bad family situation and if any of it could have been averted. All I do know for certain he ruined a chance to make money playing professionally somewhere, and instead is in a prison cell.

I hope whatever determination the NCAA makes, and however that impacts Heron, is in his best interests and not necessarily ours.


Reports indicate his mom wants him to attend school and be happy by playing the game he loves. If he didn't play he would still have the same train ride from Grand Central to Waterbury. Playing or not playing doesn't shorten the 2 1/2 hr ride.
All characters and events depicted in this post are entirely fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. 
The topic has been locked.
Moderators: mkras99SJUFAN2espkengmanlawmanfankranmarsOhioFanotisredmannorth