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Greg Brown III - Supposed to announce on April 24

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for those who aren't familiar, he's the son/nephew of a couple former UT football players, he's by far the best hoops prospect to ever come out of Austin, and he will attend college for what should be one spectacular individual year.

Texas was long thought to be a lock for his services as Shaka started recruiting him as an 8th grader and the two have a great relationship. However, over the last 7-8 months or so the tide was shifting away from Texas and towards Memphis. And with Shaka seeming to be a dead man walking, it seemed like Texas was out of the running. GB III's final 5 are: Texas, Kentucky, Michigan, Auburn, and Memphis.

Well, now some guy who covers this stuff days Texas is back in the lead. We should know for sure in a few weeks, but until then, here's the article:

https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/news/why-there-might-be-a-new-leader-for-greg-brown

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If he comes to Texas, I hope it's because we represented the best legitimate opportunity. If he truly is $hopping as rumors suggested, then good luck to him.

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49 minutes ago, Goo Punch said:

for those who aren't familiar, he's the son/nephew of a couple former UT football players, he's by far the best hoops prospect to ever come out of Austin, and he will attend college for what should be one spectacular individual year.

Texas was long thought to be a lock for his services as Shaka started recruiting him as an 8th grader and the two have a great relationship. However, over the last 7-8 months or so the tide was shifting away from Texas and towards Memphis. And with Shaka seeming to be a dead man walking, it seemed like Texas was out of the running. GB III's final 5 are: Texas, Kentucky, Michigan, Auburn, and Memphis.

Well, now some guy who covers this stuff days Texas is back in the lead. We should know for sure in a few weeks, but until then, here's the article:

https://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/news/why-there-might-be-a-new-leader-for-greg-brown

I know who his Dad is, but who is his uncle?

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8 minutes ago, Catdaddyhorn said:

I know who his Dad is, but who is his uncle?

turns out his uncle is former Texas hooper Roderick Anderson. 

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Should any of us care? It’s just another NBA draft pick “one and done” who won’t be used effectively to make the tournament or win games. How many now has Shaka wasted? Three? Four?

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I'll say this, he's probably the best offensive talent to come to the 40 acres since Kevin Durant. He's a lot different than other one and dones like Mo Bamba, Jarrett Allen, or even Myles Turner. For one he's not a bigman. He's a small ball 4 or wing player and won't be as dependent on others players to make stuff happen. . 

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I care.  After watching Texas v. A&M from 2007 last night, I prefer that game over any played by Texas in the last ten years.  I'll  take a top 5 player every year.  And I'll take a 5 star player who is a leader and will tell the coach to shut up (as TJ did to Barnes). 

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2 hours ago, Catdaddyhorn said:

I'll say this, he's probably the best offensive talent to come to the 40 acres since Kevin Durant. He's a lot different than other one and dones like Mo Bamba, Jarrett Allen, or even Myles Turner. For one he's not a bigman. He's a small ball 4 or wing player and won't be as dependent on others players to make stuff happen. . 

i don't want the best talent to ever come out of Austin to go somewhere else, even knowing what we know about Shaka's track record of winning (or losing) with lottery pick talent. GB III should be a helluva lot of fun to watch too, as you alluded to. ridiculous athlete who can really do it all, including shoot the ball. it would really hurt to miss out on him.

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some of you who aren't familiar with him may be familiar with this highlight of his from earlier this year:

 

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42 minutes ago, Goo Punch said:

i don't want the best talent to ever come out of Austin to go somewhere else, even knowing what we know about Shaka's track record of winning (or losing) with lottery pick talent. GB III should be a helluva lot of fun to watch too, as you alluded to. ridiculous athlete who can really do it all, including shoot the ball. it would really hurt to miss out on him.

Agreed, but I'll also reiterate that if he is shopping his services, I very much hope Texas isn't a participating in the bidding.

 

Also, he totally deserved that T.

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6 minutes ago, Braff Zacklin said:

Agreed, but I'll also reiterate that if he is shopping his services, I very much hope Texas isn't a participating in the bidding.

 

Also, he totally deserved that T.

i don't think there's any way we could compete with Memphis or UK when it comes to that, so I'd hope/assume that was never our angle. 

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10 minutes ago, CurlyDumps said:

fucking lmao at that goober who actually challenged the dunk.

fucking seriously- dude ran all the way down court so that could be on GB III's poster. 

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4 hours ago, Dbeasy said:

Should any of us care? It’s just another NBA draft pick “one and done” who won’t be used effectively to make the tournament or win games. How many now has Shaka wasted? Three? Four?

While I agree that the team will likely still be mediocre at best and Brown will underperform under Shaka, like Derka said, I want the best talent to ever come out of Austin and a UT legacy to play at Texas.
There’s a chance this guy is a perennial all star in the NBA, and that could pay huge dividends for the program and the next coach.  Plus, I’ll enjoy his NBA career more if he plays at Texas.  I’m a huge fan of De’Aaron Fox and root for him in the NBA, but it would be more fun if he had played his one year at Texas. Same will go for Greg Brown. 

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If he does come to Texas, that roster next year would be a Final Four quality blend of size, athleticism, talent and experience - assuming development under a better coach, that is.   With Shaka it will probably be a good but not elite season followed by the program cratering.  I’m thinking the ceiling is Jeff Capel at OU the year he had Blake Griffin and Willie Warren, or Steve Alford at UCLA when he had Lonzo and 3 other first rounders.   The floor would be ... well about 3 different stacked Texas squads since 2009 that ended up doing jack shit.   Ugh. 

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2 hours ago, Goo Punch said:

some of you who aren't familiar with him may be familiar with this highlight of his from earlier this year:

 

No.10 looks like a got damn libero with his long sleeves/short shorts combo. The return of the short shorts craze is upon us, and it's only getting worse. 

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1 hour ago, longhornmatt said:

If he does come to Texas, that roster next year would be a Final Four quality blend of size, athleticism, talent and experience - assuming development under a better coach, that is.   With Shaka it will probably be a good but not elite season followed by the program cratering.  I’m thinking the ceiling is Jeff Capel at OU the year he had Blake Griffin and Willie Warren, or Steve Alford at UCLA when he had Lonzo and 3 other first rounders.   The floor would be ... well about 3 different stacked Texas squads since 2009 that ended up doing jack shit.   Ugh. 

I hate everything about this post but what I hate the most about it is that there is not a single thing I disagree with here. 

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6 hours ago, dogbreath said:

I care.  After watching Texas v. A&M from 2007 last night, I prefer that game over any played by Texas in the last ten years.  I'll  take a top 5 player every year.  And I'll take a 5 star player who is a leader and will tell the coach to shut up (as TJ did to Barnes). 

Donde?

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4 hours ago, Goo Punch said:

i don't want the best talent to ever come out of Austin to go somewhere else

Well he's only coming if Shaka stays. So pick your poison.

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we'd all rather have John Beilein than Greg Brown, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen, which is why the guy for Rivals is back to picking Texas. 

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Hadn’t heard Roderick Anderson’s name in a very long time. We won two first round games while he was here. Ran into two tough 3 seeds in Michigan in 1994 and Maryland in 1995. Tourney Tom dominated the 6 seed Oregon in 1995. God, we are in hell now.

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22 minutes ago, Revolution512 said:

Hadn’t heard Roderick Anderson’s name in a very long time. We won two first round games while he was here. Ran into two tough 3 seeds in Michigan in 1994 and Maryland in 1995. Tourney Tom dominated the 6 seed Oregon in 1995. God, we are in hell now.

One of those years, I think, we got lucky and got coppin state in round 2 after they had a big upset- 13 over 4 type. 

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5 hours ago, Pato del Muerto said:

One of those years, I think, we got lucky and got coppin state in round 2 after they had a big upset- 13 over 4 type. 

that was two years later-- in 94, we lost to Michigan's Fab Four (Webber had gone pro), in 95 it was Joe Smith's Maryland team, in 96 we beat Michigan when they (no shit) called a timeout they didn't have and then lost to Wake Forest w/Duncan, and then in 1997 got to the sweet 16 by beating Coppin State by a point. Lost to Louisville in the Sweet 16. 

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14 hours ago, Pato del Muerto said:

One of those years, I think, we got lucky and got coppin state in round 2 after they had a big upset- 13 over 4 type. 

Coppin State was the #15, I want to say South Carolina was the #2 seed. We were in the 7/10 game. I think we were the 7th seed. Then Louisville blew our doors off during  the 2nd half in the Sweet 16. They were the #6 seed, and had beaten us earlier in the season in a much closer game.

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22 hours ago, ChickenSandwich said:

Donde?

Later that season, Ford exerted his leadership by confronting Barnes during a game at Oklahoma on senior day. After the 6-foot-8 Brian Boddicker botched his assignment to rebound — he had none in the first half — an infuriated Barnes told him he was done for the night. Ford then engaged his coach in an argument, insisting that if Barnes wanted to win the game, Boddicker's presence was necessary.

"I walked down to the end of the bench and said, 'Brian, I'm gonna give you one more chance,'" Barnes said.

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On 3/20/2020 at 5:47 PM, HtownHorn said:

Coppin State was the #15, I want to say South Carolina was the #2 seed. We were in the 7/10 game. I think we were the 7th seed. Then Louisville blew our doors off during  the 2nd half in the Sweet 16. They were the #6 seed, and had beaten us earlier in the season in a much closer game.

We totally blew that regular season game against Louisville in the FEC that year, want to say we had the ball and a 5-point lead with like 25 seconds left in regulation and lost in OT. They dominated the 2nd half of  tourney game, but we led by 6 at the half...

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On 3/19/2020 at 9:30 PM, Goo Punch said:

No.10 looks like a got damn libero with his long sleeves/short shorts combo. The return of the short shorts craze is upon us, and it's only getting worse. 

If you got the quads, why not show 'em off? 

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On 3/19/2020 at 4:06 PM, Dbeasy said:

Should any of us care? It’s just another NBA draft pick “one and done” who won’t be used effectively to make the tournament or win games. How many now has Shaka wasted? Three? Four?

I want to neg you.  Want to neg you to Bolivia!  Then I'm just all

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1) So seriously, what changed in the last 4-5 games that caused Texas to win most of those games besides Brock's hustle, and hot shooting streaks by AJ and Ramey??

2) If Texas gets GB3, will Texas finally go uptempo and run??

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1 minute ago, Rockethorn1978 said:

I’m gonna laugh my ass off when we kept Shaka for a recruit who doesn’t come here. Well done cdc.

With all the Corona virus shit going on, and lots of folks losing their jobs -- if Shaka loses GB3 to Kentucky or Memphis, it really doesn't matter!!

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Pretty sure I already know the answer to this Derka, but how does Brown compare to Clack, Vazquez, Stringfellow, Axtell and Mihm?

All those guys were McDonald’s guys. All heavily, heavily recruited. I know from recent rankings Buckman and Baker don’t compare. I suspect everyone I menstioned particularly Stringfellow are well below Brown. Just can’t access rankings from back then. I don’t know if any were the best recruit in the state in their given years but suspect none were top 10 national players. 

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And it appears most of those guys weren’t McDonalds guys after all except Clack that I can find. I can’t believe how my memory has failed me. 

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Brown is far and away the best player to ever come out of the Austin area. Athletically he's like a 6'8" Kerwin Roach, but he actually has real basketball skill. Handle, passing, shooting, driving- he can do it all on offense. Our team next year will probably have five guys averaging double digits (or close to it), so he may not light up the world like KD, but he has a very well-rounded offensive game and should be an impact player from day one, assuming we change our offense and he's not just standing around the 3-point line like a ball rack. His one year in college should be full of highlight reel plays; just wish he got some real coaching/winning to go along with it. 

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2 minutes ago, Goo Punch said:

Brown is far and away the best player to ever come out of the Austin area.

to that / Beeper's specific players, I would say Axtell was the most talented of that bunch (had the highest ceiling), Clack was the best player (meaning he made the most of his talent), and Vasquez was the most overrated. Ray Jackson was a better player than Chico Vasquez.

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yeah man Axtell could have been great at Texas without the whole grades fiasco. of course if that never happens then neither do Barnes/TJ/KD/etc, so all's well that ends well. that said, Axtell would have been a killer in today's game. he was perfectly suited for the modern style of basketball. just born too early i guess. 

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So I played high school ball with Axtell and Mihm. My summer league team consisted of Chico and a bunch of brothers. I was the one white kid on the team. Chico is a great dude. I played in games against Clack, Marty Hardy and Stringfellow. Clack and Axtell were far and away the best players I ever played with. It wasn’t close. Chico had more athleticism than Axtell, but not much. His game in HS was truly KD-esque. Before you think that comparison is ridiculous, consider the HS level competition of CenTex basketball. His game was more athletic than people realized and he was our 2-guard. 

In terms of raw athleticism combined with skill, I’ve never seen someone like Clack. We feared him; all of Austin did. He was that good. 

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1 hour ago, SwanderedTalent said:

to that / Beeper's specific players, I would say Axtell was the most talented of that bunch (had the highest ceiling), Clack was the best player (meaning he made the most of his talent), and Vasquez was the most overrated. Ray Jackson was a better player than Chico Vasquez.

Chico struggled much more than anyone thought with the transition to the college level. In high school, that ‘94-‘95 season, it was he and Clack dominating the Austin HS scene and it was really cool. Stringfellow was a competent big, but those two were really special. Again, I played ball with him all summer and the dude was crazy good. 

College players were more of a challenge for him, but he carved out a nice niche for himself as a starter and role player and defensive guy. 

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38 minutes ago, Goo Punch said:

yeah man Axtell could have been great at Texas without the whole grades fiasco. of course if that never happens then neither do Barnes/TJ/KD/etc, so all's well that ends well. that said, Axtell would have been a killer in today's game. he was perfectly suited for the modern style of basketball. just born too early i guess. 

His mother was a giant problem for our team in HS. Epitome of a helicopter parent. Other parents hated her. He went a little nuts at KU and immediately afterward. His college career was tragic. You’re absolutely right he would’ve been terrific today. The game today is more suited for guys like him.

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I remember being at some game against either TCU or SMU where Chico hit like 9 threes and started the game 8/8 iirc. not much more to add, it was just cool to watch. 

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Previous couple of generations, but I believe LaSalle Thompson was the highest rated recruit to come to Texas before the Barnes' years.  I sort of kind of remember that Thompson was a High School All-American.  That man could rebound better than the remainder of the Texas big men in the last 30 years or so.  He led the country in rebounding. 13. something rebounds per game.  

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After 5 years of watching Texas struggle offensively I’m not sure why anyone would expect the offense to change regardless of who showed up. I think we will continue to see a lot of one on one and high pick and roll and the rest of the guys standing around the perimeter doing nothing.

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