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LJ Figueroa Status 2 weeks 9 hours ago #348138

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Logen wrote:

SLYFOXX1968 wrote: The $64,000 Question , which was a big TV Show back in the Day, is WHY would Figgy want to sit a Year as a Transfer to another 4 year Program ? When he can play again next Season for Coach Anderson from Day 1 .


And to badly paraphrase the punch line from another back in the day TV show, The Shadow, when confronted by a perplexing question....."Figueroa knows" and his is the only vote that counts.






Or is it his handler’s vote that counts?

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LJ Figueroa Status 2 weeks 9 hours ago #348140

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MainMan wrote: LJ and Heron are top 10 BE talents.
Really think they can carry next years’ team far.


As little else as we are bringing back, still they would consist of the best returning BE duo.

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LJ Figueroa Status 2 weeks 9 hours ago #348141

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Main Man wrote:LJ and Heron are top 10 BE talents.
Really think they can carry next years’ team far.

Agree that if both those guys return and MA gets a JUCO PF/C type who can score a little and another PG to team with Jonathan, we can be good. But that's a number of "ifs" that need to fall our way.
Have to think we'll know the answer to most of those by the end of the month. It's much easier to be patient when you are confident staff is working all of these items hard.
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LJ Figueroa Status 2 weeks 8 hours ago #348144

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It's an incomplete picture currently. Even the Mustapha and LJ spots are blurry and there are major pieces to fill at PG and PF/C, plus spots for depth need to be added.
That said, NCJ nailed it.
The Board's sentiment this year--with greater uncertainty--is calmer and much more positive because we now have a 24/7 coach building a hard working Staff to structure this program for sustained success.
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LJ Figueroa Status 2 weeks 8 hours ago #348147

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Paultzman wrote: Anderson is playing this one deftly, prepare for the worst, don’t pressure or oversell and just see where chips fall.


Agree Paultz. Don't see CMA as cow toeing to any one player. LJ has to shop around and decide what's best for him. If it means that he decides that sticking around is best for him, then I'm sure CMA will welcome him back. At the same time, I would assume CMA is proceeding as though LJ is likely gone and planning accordingly. That's the prudent thing to do and what any good manager/coach would do.
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LJ Figueroa Status 2 weeks 8 hours ago #348148

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Moon Mullen wrote:

Logen wrote:

SLYFOXX1968 wrote: The $64,000 Question , which was a big TV Show back in the Day, is WHY would Figgy want to sit a Year as a Transfer to another 4 year Program ? When he can play again next Season for Coach Anderson from Day 1 .


And to badly paraphrase the punch line from another back in the day TV show, The Shadow, when confronted by a perplexing question....."Figueroa knows" and his is the only vote that counts.






Or is it his handler’s vote that counts?


Well, that's up to Figueroa, isn't it? What advice he takes is what advice he takes but the final decision is his unless his handler has a Stepford Wives thing going.

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LJ Figueroa Status 2 weeks 7 hours ago #348163

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I love you posters who suggest that CMA is ready to recruit Figueroa’s replacement in the event he leaves. We are in desperation mode for next year with a boatload of ships to fill and we are way behind in the game. At this point, I’d wager CMA would recruit the best players available irrespective of position and whether or not Figueroa stays or goes.
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LJ Figueroa Status 1 week 6 days ago #348206

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Not exactly sure sure if it means he is staying at St Johns, but on his Instagram post, LJ stated he is going for Back to Back MVP's. He can't accomplish this if he is sitting out at another school.
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LJ Figueroa Status 1 week 6 days ago #348210

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panther2 wrote: Not exactly sure sure if it means he is staying at St Johns, but on his Instagram post, LJ stated he is going for Back to Back MVP's. He can't accomplish this if he is sitting out at another school.


Yeah I took that the same way. I think some here didn’t read it, but it would suggest he’s coming back.
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LJ Figueroa Status 1 week 6 days ago #348217

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NCJ, Monte, Panther2, MCNPA, others
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he(she) is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
Abraham H. Maslow 1908-1970

Similarly,
LJ must play college basketball so as to choose to be at peace with himself - and he will choose - and SJU seems to be a viable choice.
We shall see.
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