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LJ Figueroa Status 2 months 4 weeks ago #346019

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Making Plays wrote: I don't know much about Slater, is Hsu his friend or something, seems to be taking shots at CMA, he was also the first to report on LJ's visit. Very unprofessional to refer to CMA and TJ as the "ex-Arkansas coach and his nephew"


Another media member with an ego. Is there anyone legit who actually covers this program?


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Interesting fact, Eric Musselman hasn’t filled out his staff so it’s interesting LJ is linked to Arkansas since he never had any connections to Arkansas or Nevada.
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Making Plays wrote:

Paultzman wrote: Zach B
Arkansas visit expected within the next week, per source. Miami and Georgia are potential visits. #sjubb


Musselman brutally effective at transfer game


This is probably the weirdest situation I've seen. This reeks of someone playing games or trying to leverage something. So, Hsu, is linked to being a hire at St. John's, and rumors swirl that if he's hired then LJ would be staying. No announcement comes about Hsu joining the staff, then LJ conveniently has to visit Western Kentucky tonight, and then the very next school he has to visit just happens to be the school that just fired CMA. I'm sorry but that seems about as fishy as it comes.


Exactly, kidd seems like he's playing games.
Yes, the kid hustles and a very talent, but i could give a blank that likes playing games.

I'm not stressing.
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LJ Figueroa Status 2 months 4 weeks ago #346022

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Few things......

The various websites are reporting what has been made public. None of them should be considered the official portal.

LJ is at a minimum curious. He may stay at St. John's, but it's safe to say that the CMA hire didn't immediately inspire him to recommit.

To me, the most likely scenario with Hsu is that he is not coming to St. John's. Perhaps he wanted to be the Associate Head Coach or maybe it was just not a match with CMA. In that case, you would fully expect him to explore his connections with LJ and try to bring him to WKU. That's his job.

The Arkansas visit seems suspicious at first blush, but why wouldn't the coach previously of "Transfer-U" be after LJ?

My point is, as heart wrenching as this is, it might just be business as usual. I hope LJ stays.
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I would say we should relax on the accusations. Hsu’s job is to recruit for wku and LJ is a stud transfer he has a relationship with.

I hope you decide to stick around LJ!
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I'm missing something why is what Slater wrote a shot at CMA?

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fordham96 wrote: I'm missing something why is what Slater wrote a shot at CMA?


“ the ex-Arkansas coach” isn’t exactly endearing.

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fordham96 wrote: I'm missing something why is what Slater wrote a shot at CMA?

To me the “hiring his cousin” was a bit of a dig. Assume he meant Cleveland, who I think has proven himself & not here at this point because he is related.
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Very unfair references by Andrew Slater about CMA and TJ.
TJC is a legitimate and senior AC, with great creds in the business, period.
As an aside, it's a bit puzzling that LJ is en route to W KY at the behest of Hsu who once recruited him to NMS, only to bolt shortly afterwards.
Like LJ 'trusts' the guy?!?
My other takeaway here is that CMA was waiting to fill out his Staff, perhaps seeing if Mel Watkins wanted a role and what that would be, AC or SA?, and also juggling between Hsu and Borman for the potential 3rd slot.
IF this is a shot across CMA's bow, it'll be very interesting to see the 'response'.
I'll say that Mike does have to fill out his Staff asap though.
Let's hope.
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Room112 wrote:

Making Plays wrote: I don't know much about Slater, is Hsu his friend or something, seems to be taking shots at CMA, he was also the first to report on LJ's visit. Very unprofessional to refer to CMA and TJ as the "ex-Arkansas coach and his nephew"


Another media member with an ego. Is there anyone legit who actually covers this program?


Just from reading his tweets his seems to be really pushing for Hsu and seems a bit upset he hasn't been hired yet. He even mentioned that Hsu has all the leverage, which is laughable. Coach Anderson just got hired, he's going to get time to build his roster, his job is not on the line if LJ stays or goes. LJ is the one that's a 21 year old sophomore right now, if his goal is to go the league, sitting out an entire year, after coming off of a great year is the absolute worst thing he can do at his age, if he decided to come out after his redshirt junior year that mean he'd be 23 years old going into the draft.
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