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thunderbird1100
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I like the roster as it currently projects. If the Corban Collins thing isn't working out, though, I don't think Bridgewater is a fit to replace him because they'd need another PG. The fear is they lose one of their recruits because of some academic issue.



I'd say SG, not PG. We have Hickey and Quarterman to run the point, Stringer the emergency guy there.

Collins was never a PG really, he is just can't dribble with the ball and make good passes/decisions. His future here if he has any is to become a shooter. If we lose Collins, considering Stringer is a senior, I'd love for us to go out and get a guy who can shoot.

Bridgewater wouldn't be a bad add, but in replacing Collins I dont really see the addition there. I think Bridgewater is a better player, but how much would he play with Mickey, Martin, Coleman, JOB III, Odoh...etc...



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CourseyCorridor
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I see Bridgewater as a lunch pail 3/4.

I think he's a guy who might accept a role as a defender, a screen setter and a garbage basket guy. After looking like his big-time hoops dream has been ripped away when he didn't get to that growth spurt that was going to make him 6'8", if he gets a shot, I think he would be of a mindset of embracing such a role fully.

I'm not saying he's the same player as a Garrett Temple, but I think there would be a similar mindset of showing the appreciation for the opportunity to play SEC basketball by accepting those kinds of "glue" roles.







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b rod lsu
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Prime Prep already has a history of NCAA issues



Could you expound upon this? I'm not familiar with the entire background of the school, but I was under the assumption that their eligibility problems and such were with the Texas HS Athletic Association, not the NCAA.






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rzd30
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Sanders basically recruited or tried to get every nationally ranked basketball player in the Dallas metro area, and thus their eligibility was in question . U believe he raided Grace Prep, anyways long story short they compete in the National Prep league not the Texas Athletic Association if I am correct. Basically it will become the premier basketball factory school in Texas.





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b rod lsu
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Sanders basically recruited or tried to get every nationally ranked basketball player in the Dallas metro area, and thus their eligibility was in question . U believe he raided Grace Prep, anyways long story short they compete in the National Prep league not the Texas Athletic Association if I am correct. Basically it will become the premier basketball factory school in Texas.



Didn't realize that they played in a league independent of the Tex Ath Association, but my overall understanding (in terms of Prime Prep players collegiate viability) is correct I believe. No issue with Prime Prep and the NCAA, no reason to think Mickey's eligibility to play college ball is in doubt.






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rzd30
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The only question might be the legitmacy of some of his classes as I do not know if they are accredited yet. He does have his ACT in order. I really do hate all of these Prep schools just popping up so AAU programs can all play together. It is one thing to go to high school, public or private, then go to a "Prep" school for a year, totally different and a shame to go to a glorified athletic school where the only concern is the sport these guys play. Oak Hill does it the right way in that academics are first and foremost. That having been said happy Mickey is a part of this class . The last sort of question I have about these new Preps is that out of the 10-15 guys on the team unless its like Oak Hill/Findlay not every senior will get a scholly, so what do they do?





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CourseyCorridor
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The only question might be the legitmacy of some of his classes


This would be the question. These prep schools have been popping up and a lot of the course work does not pass clearing house muster (remember the kid Trent tried to bring in from Dallas a couple years ago).

Of course, Deion has the resources to make the course work kosher. Is he doing it right though? That I don't know.

Of course, I hope he does and I hope everything goes swimmingly for Mr. Mickey and Mr. Jones. But I'm always a little suspicious of these new sports factory prep schools.






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beaumont livingston
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(remember the kid Trent tried to bring in from Dallas a couple years ago)


kc ross-miller. he didn't come from a prep school. he went to a small christian school that played in a small league. those schools are even more sketchy than a prep school. some of them are based out of strip malls.






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CourseyCorridor
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kc ross-miller. he didn't come from a prep school. he went to a small christian school that played in a small league. those schools are even more sketchy than a prep school. some of them are based out of strip malls.


I think God's Academy, where Miller-Ross "attended" school, was a prep school. Their team played a post-graduate schedule.






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rzd30
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KC Ross Miller is now in the tourney playing for either New Mexico or New Mexico st





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CourseyCorridor
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He went to UNO to use a loophole to get eligible. The year they were transitioning to D-III, he was able to be an initial qualifier to D-III, which doesn't have the same regulations on core courses as D-I.

Then, after establishing good academic standing at an NCAA school, he transferred to FIU to play for Isiah. Then he transferred again to his current school.

Quite a ride, which never would have happened if the UNO thing didn't happen.






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