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LJ Figueroa Status 5 days 23 hours ago #349285

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MainMan wrote: Affirmed: Mike Anderson will continue his streak of winning seasons.


I feel better about next season but I’m not ‘there’ yet unless we get a seasoned PG at the least.
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Chicago Days wrote:

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Redman#13 wrote: is Trimble gone for sure?

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My understanding is that Bryan is still in the transfer portal but remains uncommitted. Personally I would not be disappointed if he returns to StJohn's for the coming season.

Trimble's on court performance may improve with better coaching.


I disagree. Trimble is too slow and his only game is as a subpar 3pt shooter.
And I hate to be harsh but imo, he left the program when he opted to transfer.
Question: Is he still on the roster?
Or did he void his ‘ship by entering the portal?


There is technically no roster yet. The kid is still an SJU student and no he didn’t void his scholarship (but they are renewable every year)
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Paultzman wrote: Rothstein
Early prediction on St. John's 19-20 starting five: Greg Williams, Eli Wright, Mustapha Heron, LJ Figueroa, Ian Steere. #SJUBB

Get an experienced PG.


I suppose it's possible Rothstein was told this by a coach that Williams is starter, but for me right now, it's:

PG: McGriff
SG: Heron
SF: Figueroa
C: Steere
PF: Roberts

or

PG: McGriff
SG: Heron
SF: Wright
C: Steere
PF: Figueroa

Obviously landing a starter-quality PG will be huge.
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L J S A wrote:

Paultzman wrote: Rothstein
Early prediction on St. John's 19-20 starting five: Greg Williams, Eli Wright, Mustapha Heron, LJ Figueroa, Ian Steere. #SJUBB

Get an experienced PG.


I suppose it's possible Rothstein was told this by a coach that Williams is starter, but for me right now, it's:

PG: McGriff
SG: Heron
SF: Figueroa
C: Steere
PF: Roberts

or

PG: McGriff
SG: Heron
SF: Wright
C: Steere
PF: Figueroa

Obviously landing a starter-quality PG will be huge.

Welcome back L.J.... smart move!!

Would like to see us land another point or combo guard & another big man. Especially since Steere has to sit out to late December.

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LJ Figueroa Status 5 days 21 hours ago #349291

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gman wrote:

Chicago Days wrote:

otis wrote:

Redman#13 wrote: is Trimble gone for sure?

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My understanding is that Bryan is still in the transfer portal but remains uncommitted. Personally I would not be disappointed if he returns to StJohn's for the coming season.

Trimble's on court performance may improve with better coaching.


I disagree. Trimble is too slow and his only game is as a subpar 3pt shooter.
And I hate to be harsh but imo, he left the program when he opted to transfer.
Question: Is he still on the roster?
Or did he void his ‘ship by entering the portal?


There is technically no roster yet. The kid is still an SJU student and no he didn’t void his scholarship (but they are renewable every year)


Again, not being harsh and I’m the first to defend a kid being pushed out but guys who voluntarily enter the transfer portal are saying they are no longer loyal to the team. They opt to leave.
In such cases, why should the team be loyal to them?
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LJ Figueroa Status 5 days 21 hours ago #349292

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Red Bloods wrote:

L J S A wrote:

Paultzman wrote: Rothstein
Early prediction on St. John's 19-20 starting five: Greg Williams, Eli Wright, Mustapha Heron, LJ Figueroa, Ian Steere. #SJUBB

Get an experienced PG.


I suppose it's possible Rothstein was told this by a coach that Williams is starter, but for me right now, it's:

PG: McGriff
SG: Heron
SF: Figueroa
C: Steere
PF: Roberts

or

PG: McGriff
SG: Heron
SF: Wright
C: Steere
PF: Figueroa

Obviously landing a starter-quality PG will be huge.

Welcome back L.J.... smart move!!

Would like to see us land another point or combo guard & another big man. Especially since Steere has to sit out to late December.


He may not get it, but isn’t Steere (and St. John’s) seeking a waiver on that?
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LJ Figueroa Status 5 days 17 hours ago #349293

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Chicago Days wrote:

gman wrote:

Chicago Days wrote:

otis wrote:

Redman#13 wrote: is Trimble gone for sure?

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My understanding is that Bryan is still in the transfer portal but remains uncommitted. Personally I would not be disappointed if he returns to StJohn's for the coming season.

Trimble's on court performance may improve with better coaching.


I disagree. Trimble is too slow and his only game is as a subpar 3pt shooter.
And I hate to be harsh but imo, he left the program when he opted to transfer.
Question: Is he still on the roster?
Or did he void his ‘ship by entering the portal?


There is technically no roster yet. The kid is still an SJU student and no he didn’t void his scholarship (but they are renewable every year)


Again, not being harsh and I’m the first to defend a kid being pushed out but guys who voluntarily enter the transfer portal are saying they are no longer loyal to the team. They opt to leave.
I’m such cases, why should the team be loyal to them?


So we should not have been “loyal” to Figueroa? He did the same thing you seem to have a problem with Trimble doing.
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LJ Figueroa Status 5 days 17 hours ago #349294

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Like everyone has said this is outstanding news! There is good talent on this roster with several players that look like a good fit in this system. I am not so much worried about the starting lineup as I trust Anderson will get a lot of players involved. The obvious concern is point guard. It is very difficult to be a good team without a solid point guard. McGriff is a freshman and the most we can expect of him is to be part of the solution. Thornton would be great imo and if they don't land him I am sure they will find someone else. The quality of this addition will likely determine how far we can go.
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Maybe McGriff will be really good didn’t Georgetown have a freshman pg.?

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Amazing news after Zion letdown and Jets typical circus. Now with LJ aboard and hopefully Heron staying, we may be mediocre instead of awful but hopefully better than expected. Much more bearable to watch. I think we are a solid PG and a solid big away from being able to maybe surprise people. Anyone know if there's any chance we land quality recruits still for this year? Seems we are plugging holes with whatever we can get at this point but would be nice to get at least 1 more impact player for next year. By the way I also listened to Sear talking about MA and how he felt a family type vibe right away when he recruited him. Gave him lots of kudos. We may not land the 5 star type guys but I'm confident we should be able to get those elusive 4 year high 3 star type guys here consistently.

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