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3 minutes ago, Lonestar88 said:

Thrilled he's here, but that may have been worst hook'em of all time.

He doesn't even know how to hook 'em

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On 4/17/2018 at 12:04 PM, Beau Vine said:

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Didn't Vampires destroy that town a few years ago.

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https://twitter.com/EvanDaniels/status/989998476040785922

 

Well crap guess I don't know how to embed a tweet on surly smdh

 

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Texas moves to No. 8 in the @247Sports Team Rankings with the addition of Courtney Ramey. Class also includes Gerald Liddell, Kamaka Hepa, Jaxson Hayes & Brock Cunningham.

 

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On 4/27/2018 at 7:57 PM, texasstrong12 said:

The best thing about this top 10 class is I think they are all 3 to 4 year guys. 

That would be sweet.

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Maxey is making his college announcement on the 9th. Certainly seems like Kentucky. 

Maxey and Hagans both reclassifying makes very little sense to me, but I guess we will see. 

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On 4/27/2018 at 9:57 PM, texasstrong12 said:

The best thing about this top 10 class is I think they are all 3 to 4 year guys. 

Considering his entire 1st class + 1 didn't make it to year 3, I find this hard to trust.

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On 4/27/2018 at 9:57 PM, texasstrong12 said:

The best thing about this top 10 class is I think they are all 3 to 4 year guys. 

Which means very little in today’s college basketball. If they aren’t playing, they leave.

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58 minutes ago, GotThatFire said:

So what's up with Cremo

As far as grad transfers go this year, he's the Cremo the crop.

 

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2 hours ago, GotThatFire said:

So what's up with Cremo

Visited Villanova and Kansas last week. Going to visit Gonzaga at some point. Highly doubtful he comes to Texas with all the other schools involved now.

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3 minutes ago, HtownHorn said:

Visited Villanova and Kansas last week. Going to visit Gonzaga at some point. Highly doubtful he comes to Texas with all the other schools involved now.

Well, we can promise him more shots.

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1 hour ago, Machinator said:

We either need to land Cremo or for Roach to return to Texas. Getting neither would be problematic.

Actually we need both to have a decent team, otherwise, Texas will have 3 upperclassmen. One who was awful in the 2nd half of the season and the other having never played consistent P6 level competition, and a 3rd who is battling cancer and may never play at Texas again.

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1 hour ago, Machinator said:

We either need to land Cremo or for Roach to return to Texas. Getting neither would be problematic.

Well roach didn't even get invited to the combine 

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53 minutes ago, HtownHorn said:

Texas will have 3 upperclassmen. 

Long is a JR. 

If you're counting Jones like you seem to above, Texas has 4 upperclassmen. 

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1 minute ago, texasstrong12 said:

Long is a JR. 

Yes, Osetkowski, Long, and Jones. The rest of the team will be sophomores and freshmen.

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7 minutes ago, HtownHorn said:

Yes, Osetkowski, Long, and Jones. The rest of the team will be sophomores and freshmen.

Then why did you say "3rd who is battling cancer and may never play at Texas again"? 

 

 

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Just now, texasstrong12 said:

Then why did you say "3rd who is battling cancer and may never play at Texas again"? 

 

 

One who was awful in the 2nd half of the season: Osetkowski

the other having never played consistent P6 level competition: Long

a 3rd who is battling cancer and may never play at Texas again: Jones

Not too hard

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2 hours ago, texifornia said:

One who was awful in the 2nd half of the season: Osetkowski

the other having never played consistent P6 level competition: Long

a 3rd who is battling cancer and may never play at Texas again: Jones

Not too hard

But that's 3 upperclassmen scholarship players. Texas will have 4 upperclassmen scholarship players even if they don't "land Cremo and keep Roach". If Texas keeps Roach or lands Cremo they will have 4 upperclassmen scholarship players if Jones is considered part of the calculation. 

"Actually we need both to have a decent team, otherwise, Texas will have 3 upperclassmen." This is wrong. If just one of those happens Texas will have 4 upperclassmen scholarship players if Jones is considered part of the calculation. 

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5 minutes ago, texasstrong12 said:

Then why did you say "3rd who is battling cancer and may never play at Texas again"? 

 

 

I'm not counting on Roach returning at this point, and Jones was included because he's technically on the roster, but no one can reasonable expect him to play next year. Even if Cremo decided to pick Texas, 3 healthy upperclassmen in Shaka's 4th season is bad roster management.

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1 minute ago, Machinator said:

Indications are that Roach is leaning towards leaving even in light of the lack of Combine invite.

Hello Cremo?

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8 minutes ago, Machinator said:

Indications are that Roach is leaning towards leaving even in light of the lack of Combine invite.

"Indications."  Such a useful term.  Do you care to be more specific?  

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15 minutes ago, cafe society said:

"Indications."  Such a useful term.  Do you care to be more specific?  

Roach might go pro but the same "indications" were saying Jones and Davis were going pro in previous years. 

The "indications" are just online speculation from Texas boards. The speculation could be right or wrong. The two people I trust most in reference to Texas basketball news are McComas and Bitterwhiteguy. All I've seen from both is that Roach is thinking about going pro. 

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11 minutes ago, cafe society said:

"Indications."  Such a useful term.  Do you care to be more specific?  

Sure. Tim Beam, basketball editor at Inside Texas has mentioned this. I also talked to someone offline who's close to the program as well who said as much.

Apparently Roach has some questionable influences in his inner circle.

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1 minute ago, Machinator said:

Sure. Tim Beam, basketball editor at Inside Texas has mentioned this. I also talked to someone offline who's close to the program as well who said as much.

Apparently Roach has some questionable influences in his inner circle.

Who wouldn't want a piece of that sweet Albanian League backup money?

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It's silly, too, because the 2019 draft projects to be much weaker than this year's. With the addition of Long and Ramey, Roach's responsibilities as primary ballhandler should go way down even if Jones doesn't play a single minute next season. He can focus on his defense again and show that his shooting improvement after the hand injury wasn't just a fluke and potentially play his way into the late first round.

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10 minutes ago, texifornia said:

Who wouldn't want a piece of that sweet Albanian League backup money?

You don't think he's good enough to come off the bench in the German league?

Either way, he'd be stupid to not come back for this senior year.

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17 minutes ago, Machinator said:

Sure. Tim Beam, basketball editor at Inside Texas has mentioned this. I also talked to someone offline who's close to the program as well who said as much.

Apparently Roach has some questionable influences in his inner circle.

No offense because I really like the Inside Texas guys that cover football, but Beam has absolutely no idea what's going on with the Texas program. 

 

 

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1 minute ago, texasstrong12 said:

No offense because I really like the Inside Texas guys that cover football, but Beam has absolutely no idea what's going on with the Texas program. 

 

 

Yep, which is why I followed up elsewhere.

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22 minutes ago, Machinator said:

Yep, which is why I followed up elsewhere.

Fair enough. I'm not leaning either way on Roach until McComas or Bitterwhiteguy chime in.  Those two have been money on most things related to Texas basketball.

Bottom line with Roach is it's obvious he's considering going pro or he would just announce he's returning. It's also obvious that he hasn't ruled out returning his SR year or he would hire an agent and just get this process started.  

 

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Also of note in reference to Roach, teams have started to invite players for individual workouts. I haven't seen anything about Roach being invited to workouts yet, but I'm going to guess Roach makes a decision after the workout process finishes. Tyler Davis (A&M) is in a similar situation as Roach. 

 

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2 hours ago, Machinator said:

It's silly, too, because the 2019 draft projects to be much weaker than this year's. With the addition of Long and Ramey, Roach's responsibilities as primary ballhandler should go way down even if Jones doesn't play a single minute next season. He can focus on his defense again and show that his shooting improvement after the hand injury wasn't just a fluke and potentially play his way into the late first round.

He will never be a late first Rd guy. He is at best a late second or ufa and that's if he comes back next year 

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2 hours ago, texasstrong12 said:

Also of note in reference to Roach, teams have started to invite players for individual workouts. I haven't seen anything about Roach being invited to workouts yet, but I'm going to guess Roach makes a decision after the workout process finishes. Tyler Davis (A&M) is in a similar situation as Roach. 

 

Davis is just not athletic enough to make it in the NBA. Big guy but slow he will get eaten alive 

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