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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 1 month 3 weeks ago #347015

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Room112 wrote: I don't know how close he was to graduating, but based on Shamorie's Instagram it appears he left the school after the season ended to prepare for the draft.

The norm most often it seems.


Well it did seem like Simon has still been on campus

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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 1 month 3 weeks ago #347022

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Room112 wrote: Well it did seem like Simon has still been on campus


Leaving as a junior is one thing, but leaving a couple weeks before graduation would be pretty dumb.
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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 1 month 3 weeks ago #347033

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Room112 wrote: Well it did seem like Simon has still been on campus


Leaving as a junior is one thing, but leaving a couple weeks before graduation would be pretty dumb.


I totally get that. But many of these kids these days graduate in 3 years because they remain on campus year round and take summer classes. Just look at how many grad transfers there are each year. I'm not sure where Shamorie stands.

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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 1 month 3 weeks ago #347035

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Room112 wrote: Just look at how many grad transfers there are each year.


I think most of those guys redshirted a year.

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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 1 month 3 weeks ago #347047

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Joe Donnelly wrote: He’s a junior with a YEAR of eligibility left. Hence he did leave early. If he stays in college and is coached by an actual basketball coach who’s system fits him perfectly he is sure to raise his profile among NBA scouts. And if he really wants to play in Europe, which I highly doubt, he is sure to raise his price over there as well. What don’t u get?


Joe, what I don’t get is how a fan / poster who doesn’t know the young man brands him insane for making a decision. Simon has spent four years in college and he and his family decided it was time to move on. He’s been very close to a few very knowledgeable people with NBA backgrounds. Good luck to him. He was a warrior here and gave us all he had every game.
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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 1 month 3 weeks ago #347050

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Room112 wrote:

L J S A wrote:

Room112 wrote: Well it did seem like Simon has still been on campus


Leaving as a junior is one thing, but leaving a couple weeks before graduation would be pretty dumb.


I totally get that. But many of these kids these days graduate in 3 years because they remain on campus year round and take summer classes. Just look at how many grad transfers there are each year. I'm not sure where Shamorie stands.


Hope they finish the semester for their sake and team..., otherwise I'd guess it would negatively impact out APR rating which hurts us down the line.

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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 1 month 2 weeks ago #347053

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It would be nice if Shamorie could be spelled right in the subject.
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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 1 month 2 weeks ago #347060

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Andrew wrote: It would be nice if Shamorie could be spelled right in the subject.


Coach Mullins would like that.
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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 1 month 2 weeks ago #347064

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While I totally get the concept of making money somewhere playing basketball, it's too bad what is left out of the decision or at least minimized is the dollar value of the year in college.

In one year Simon as a grad student could go a long way towards completing an MBA at zero cost to him. Let's put that value at $55000, although at many schools that number would be $70,000 plus. Ponds would have post playing years career opportunities jump immeasurably by having a degree.

I dont know what the average career length is bangingvaroubd the world but along the way the $100k or so wont go very far in supporting a wife and kids.

For an extended period I dealt with Kevin Mawae's wife. Kevin was at the tail end of a stellar NFL career, yet was working on a post grad degree at Hofstra. He was already looking forward to the next chapter of his life, was making think $5 million per season, yet was paying tuition out of pocket because he knew it would help him.

Unfortunately college kids are surrounded by handlers who undervalue education because many of them don't have one.

We all live by our choices and ponds and Simon are more than free to make theirs. Should be vcd with our blessing because they ate living their lives as they see fit.

Felipe stayed in school largely because a degree was immensely important to his family. It was part of attaining the American dream for a family of immigrants. It probably helped him land the NBA job he has today.

Rysheed Jordan quit school essentially the day he decided his next stop would be the NBA. Imagine how simply going to class and being allowed to change his mind altered his life instead of how it unfolded.

So many of our alums have had great post basketball careers. I thing John farmer became a lawyer and CEO, Frank Gilroy's successful on wall street. Diakite a pharmacy grad. Mckoy a hs principal, Carter a high school vice principal.

School.isn't for everyone but simply getting your degree changes your life
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SHAMORI PONDS DRAFT PROJECTION & SIMON ??? 1 month 2 weeks ago #347160

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Beast of the East wrote: While I totally get the concept of making money somewhere playing basketball, it's too bad what is left out of the decision or at least minimized is the dollar value of the year in college.

In one year Simon as a grad student could go a long way towards completing an MBA at zero cost to him. Let's put that value at $55000, although at many schools that number would be $70,000 plus. Ponds would have post playing years career opportunities jump immeasurably by having a degree.

I dont know what the average career length is bangingvaroubd the world but along the way the $100k or so wont go very far in supporting a wife and kids.

For an extended period I dealt with Kevin Mawae's wife. Kevin was at the tail end of a stellar NFL career, yet was working on a post grad degree at Hofstra. He was already looking forward to the next chapter of his life, was making think $5 million per season, yet was paying tuition out of pocket because he knew it would help him.

Unfortunately college kids are surrounded by handlers who undervalue education because many of them don't have one.

We all live by our choices and ponds and Simon are more than free to make theirs. Should be vcd with our blessing because they ate living their lives as they see fit.

Felipe stayed in school largely because a degree was immensely important to his family. It was part of attaining the American dream for a family of immigrants. It probably helped him land the NBA job he has today.

Rysheed Jordan quit school essentially the day he decided his next stop would be the NBA. Imagine how simply going to class and being allowed to change his mind altered his life instead of how it unfolded.

So many of our alums have had great post basketball careers. I thing John farmer became a lawyer and CEO, Frank Gilroy's successful on wall street. Diakite a pharmacy grad. Mckoy a hs principal, Carter a high school vice principal.

School.isn't for everyone but simply getting your degree changes your life


Beast, very well put. The only thing I'll add is I've heard of players coming back to finish their degree once their playing career is over. From what I understand, the school allows them to complete it at no cost. Maybe one day they will take advantage.

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