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Why have our last two commitments been Meh?

 

#nottherevolution-morelikeacasualgettogether

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5 minutes ago, RabidM said:

Can he make the 3?  

Steph Curry would regress at shooting under Shaka’s tutelage. Does it matter if the kid can shoot if Shaka is coaching him?

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35 minutes ago, Dbeasy said:

Why have our last two commitments been Meh?

 

#nottherevolution-morelikeacasualgettogether

da fook u talking about joplin is going to be a 5*

despite what @Shadow Operative says texas chose him over kj adams 

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8 minutes ago, hornfromdallas said:

da fook u talking about joplin is going to be a 5*

despite what @Shadow Operative says texas chose him over kj adams 

5* ... we talking rankings, or in our hearts?

(His current composite ranking is #187.)

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1 hour ago, hornfromdallas said:

pop smoke song in the commitment video joplin is a certified woo 

I have no idea what this means but I like your previous post. Any updates on Collins or do you think thats a done deal. 

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2 hours ago, Getafix said:

5* ... we talking rankings, or in our hearts?

(His current composite ranking is #187.)

Did you not read the certified woo part? That’s another banger #twinsthenewtrend

Edited by Revolution512

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da fook u talking about joplin is going to be a 5*
despite what [mention=5434]Shadow Operative[/mention] says texas chose him over kj adams 

HFD has been money on the football recruiting board so I’m sold.

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3 hours ago, realgreggym said:

I have no idea what this means but I like your previous post. Any updates on Collins or do you think thats a done deal. 

collins has been locked in for a while now although he has started to take ou talks very seriously recently 

i dont think the have enough time to flip him but they r making him think 

he should announce sometimes before the end of august or early september 

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Posted (edited)

1) Joplin isn't going to be a 5 star but he's going to be right near the composite top 100 once ESPN updates their rankings. Rivals just bumped him up to #112 and Evans still thinks he's probably ranked too low. I don't think the composite has calculated his bump in the Rivals rankings yet. 

2) Joplin is a very good get and one of the best shooting "bigs" Texas had landed under Shaka. So if you've been bitching about shooting you should like Joplin. 

 

Edited by texasstrong12

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5 hours ago, hornfromdallas said:

da fook u talking about joplin is going to be a 5*

despite what @Shadow Operative says texas chose him over kj adams 

Joplin shot 38.5% from 3 in his JR year. Probably going to be over 40% if Joplin gets to play his SR season. 

I can't find any stats for KJ Adams but it would be interesting to compare. The big knock with Adams is perimeter shooting. Which is why the Adams vs Joplin discussion is funny to me. KJ Adams is the exact type recruit that we've been taking (i.e. athletic freak with limitations from a shooting perspective) whereas Joplin is the exact type that Texas fans have been begging Shaka to take (i.e. a big that kick and pop). 

 

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You assume anyone is going to shoot well in Shaka’s system.  Will Baker and Kamaka Hepa were also bigs who could shoot and would be pick and pop threats.   Febres was supposed to be a sharpshooter.  Unless you are Steph Curry or Larry Bird, you’re not going to shoot well if all you’re doing is taking bad shots.  

Jaxson Hayes, Jarrett Allen, and Mo Bamba were freak athletes with raw offensive skills.  He might as well take the athletes.   It’s not like we have Bob Knight or Tony Bennett trying time get guys to run their offense.  

If anything, what he needs are guys like TJ Ford who understand how to play and will get the ball moving and set up teammates even if it means telling the coach to pound sand while he freelances us into something resembling a flow.  Cunningham is the least talented scholarship player on the team, but he was a net positive when he played last year just because he played hard and wasn’t a ball stopper every time he touched it - and sadly that was unique for us.

Edited by longhornmatt

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13 hours ago, hornfromdallas said:

da fook u talking about joplin is going to be a 5*

despite what @Shadow Operative says texas chose him over kj adams 

you guys keep comparing the two, saying we chose one over the other, but i was never under the impression that they were supposed to similar players anyway; or is that wrong? if we were comparing them to former Horns I thought that Joplin was supposed to be more of a Brandon Mouton type, while KJ is more of a Chris Owens type. someone who knows more about Joplin can fill me in.

also, regardless of what Joplin's future role is there's still no reason why we would "have to" take one guy over the other. getting both of them for the c/o 2021 >>> choosing one over the other, unless Shaka and co. think that Emarion Ellis and Keeyan Itejere are both better than KJ Adams. 

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edit for the above post: after watching those highlights of Joplin he does play in the paint/use his physicality more than I had previously thought. i'm still not sure that the two will be comparable players in college though. i feel like they'll be utilized differently, and that's regardless of which school they chose to attend. no reason they couldn't play on the same team. 

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Joplin reminds me of Jonathan Holmes. He has a wing skillset with some ruggedness to make up for his lack of overwhelming size or athleticism in the post. As for the discussion at hand, considering the fact that we will likely have 3 PFs in the class. (Joplin, Itejere, & Collins) it's easy to believe that their was some decision made between Adams and Joplin. Or perhaps Adams made the decision for us. 

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