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Prep Oubre expected to announce today

I thought you could only transfer once within D1? Bringing in Hunter and then axing his scholarship would leave him with no D1 options. Perish the thought of KU coaches treating any player that way.

At the very least, going elsewhere would mean a second redshirt year and the loss of a year of eligibility, which in my mind would be a minor betrayal.

October 9, 2013 at 10:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Self: KU needs Tharpe to be irreplaceable

7] The chairs are by position. SF Oubre knows SF Wiggins will be gone. A PG recruit knows Naadir will be back. A PF recruit should count on Perry being back. A Center recruit doesn't know yet about Embiid. A SG doesn't know yet about Selden.

What's good is the perceived momentum. The Wiggins class cannot be considered a flash in the pan. Self the reKrUiter is back big time.

October 9, 2013 at 10:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Self: KU needs Tharpe to be irreplaceable

Thanks for the tip. Not the only great quote in that article.

October 9, 2013 at 8:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Self: KU needs Tharpe to be irreplaceable

Exciting comments by Self and by you posters.

Here's another quote I like: "we’ve got to figure out a way where he can get to the paint."

Naadir, I see monster screens from Black and Selden in your future.

Also, here's a question: you're guarding Wiggins and he sets a screen for Tharpe. What do you do? The slightest hesitation and AW is gone.

This could be fun after all...

October 9, 2013 at 8:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prep Oubre expected to announce today

As HEM said awhile back, just keep writing.

I could see Frankamp staying 5 years, since college will probably be the apogee of his basketball career anyway. Crete and Poland can wait, right?

October 8, 2013 at 11:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prep Oubre expected to announce today

Agree on the foreground, except one thing I'm not clear on:

Will Self let someone redshirt, then sit him for the rest of his career?

So far, Self has marketed redshirts as helping the player get his degree and trading a sitting year for a playing year (no guarantee, but the pitch is implicit). Also redshirting is insurance against getting run, because going elsewhere after redshirting means losing a year of eligibility.

Letting a guy redshirt, then running him would not be "doing it the right way".

Letting a guy redshirt, then sitting him forever would not be "doing it the right way".

October 8, 2013 at 11:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prep Oubre expected to announce today

Brady went to Crete and I think came back because he wasn't going to get paid.

With all the new laws on financial transactions and taxes, it is an incredible pain to be an expatriate, depression or not. If you are a tax resident abroad, you have to report all your foreign accounts to the US (*twice*) and you have to report all your US accounts in the foreign country. That's before filling out two returns and paying taxes twice. That's after paying tax experts in both countries to help you fill out all the forms.

The number of expats renouncing their american citizenship has doubled year over year.

So it's not just racism, it's "expatriate-ism".

October 8, 2013 at 5:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas hoops recruit Kelly Oubre feels ‘love’

I read this twice, but can only "like" it once.

October 7, 2013 at 11:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas hoops recruit Kelly Oubre feels ‘love’

Thanks to jaybate and HEM for the kind words and thanks to all for some very interesting reading.

I wonder how most UK fans would react to our "fear" of too many OADs?

Less than a year ago Self couldn't recruit, now he recruits too well! Never heard that complaint about a coach before.

Seriously, your concerns are well founded: how do you reconcile the "program" philosophy with OAD recruiting? How do you keep faith with the 3-5 year players if OADs keep making them sit - especially if there is some guarantee of playing time to privileged recruits?

I think it's too early to say KU is changing philosophies. We are in the midst of a "bust/boom" cycle in recruiting: for a few years we got good but not great recruits, then all of a sudden we broke the bank. Are we going to keep our OAD momentum? Too early to tell.

Here's a limb I will go out on: Coach Self wants another banner and will not let "program" related scruples stand in his way. After 10 years in the same job, your goals get less long term.

October 7, 2013 at 9:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas hoops recruit Kelly Oubre feels ‘love’

jb, you are right to use hyperbole now, because soon it will be too late.

We are in the midst of a Wiggins bubble that may not last as long as the dotcom bubble.

With Wiggins, we have passed from a team with at most 1 OAD per year, to a team with 1 or more OADs per year - at least this year.

High-level recruits get to come here and hang out with the most hyped guy since Durant. They get to play pickup with him.

Now let's burst the bubble.

- No potential OAD has yet committed for next year.
- No Wiggins next year.
- Without Wiggins, will next year's top recruits be so eager to visit?
- With so many sophomores next year, will next year's recruits see immediate minutes available?

It's way too early to tell if this year is the exception or the new rule.

October 7, 2013 at 6:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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