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kadillak
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re: LSU Basketball 2020 (and Beyond) Recruiting Thread
So with Cisse and Anei off the board, any more rim protectors available out there?


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Louisville looks to split time between Enoch and Williams again. Maybe convince one of them to transfer?


TigerLaw40
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Well fellas, today was a rough day for basketball recruiting.

First we don't get Cisse, which was expected due to recent trends and info.

But to add salt in the wound, news breaks that Anei (the Ok St. transfer) has transferred to SMU. Why the hell someone would choose SMU over LSU with our recent success and Wade's ability is beyond me. The only obvious reason would be negative recruiting telling him that he'd be jumping to another school about to get hit with sanctions, which is why he left Okie St.

Oh well, it happens. I'm pissed about it, but not at Wade and the staff. Pissed, obviously, about the internal and external forces screwing with all of that. We'll still have a solid to good team this year and should definitely make the tourney, especially if Watford returns. But it's hard not to think of what would have been if we could have gotten either Cisse or Anei.



landmanner
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re: LSU Basketball 2020 (and Beyond) Recruiting Thread
With the talent lsu has at all positions, how can we not convince a center to sign 2 yrs in a row?


TigerLaw40
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With the talent lsu has at all positions, how can we not convince a center to sign 2 yrs in a row?


I don't know, man. Not sure anyone can answer that without speculating some.

To me, Wade has proven that he can recruit and attract highly ranked and talented players; even ones far away. So I don't believe the issue is with Wade and the staff not doing their job.

So if it is not their recruiting ability, then the only thing you can look to is just the dark cloud of the NCAA recruiting violations hanging over the program and other schools using it to negatively recruit LSU.

I know people will say, as they have, but why would Cisse choose Memphis then, when they face a similar issue and should likely receive their sanctions before LSU ever does. The only thing I can say is just that one, LSU's issues have been made way more public thanks to a-holes like Vitale and other media members keeping LSU to the forefront and making Wade the poster child. So like most things, perception is a bitch and generally has more impact than the actual truth. Two, Cisse has lived in Memphis for a year now and has more connections to there than a place like Baton Rouge where he didn't even get to make a visit to, which I think has been overlooked in all of this. And three, like it or not, believe if he is a capable coach or not, Penny is a big name draw as a coach and appealing to a player that wants to go to the NBA in a year, where Penny still has a lot of useful contacts.

As for Anei, like I stated before, the only logical reason to choose SMU is that they or someone negatively recruited LSU to him too. It's logical to think that someone would be telling him something along the lines of, "hey, you have 2 years left to play and just left a school hit with recruiting sanctions; so why would you go to a place like LSU that is going to likely get hit with some while you are there." In that case, you can't blame the kid for wanting to somewhat choose the safer route in going to SMU.


GeorgeTheGreek
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re: LSU Basketball 2020 (and Beyond) Recruiting Thread
We got outbid for Cisse. I think it’s pretty obvious.


The Truth 34
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We got outbid for Cisse. I think it’s pretty obvious


Pretty much


josh336
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frick, this sucks. Hopefully we get watford back


SoloTiger
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Watford is needed to make a serious run IMO.


The Truth 34
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Kuminga decided to go to the G-league. Glad they didn’t waste time on him until the end.


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re: LSU Basketball 2020 (and Beyond) Recruiting Thread
Cisse is pretty tight with Prince Achoo, his HS teammate who was a freshman at Memphis last season. They played together in NY before Cisse transferred to Lausanne. Cisse is getting to play pickup games with Achoo and Ja Morant of the Grizzlies and other former Memphis players and current Grizz players. Having an NBA team in your backyard helps Penny's recruiting immensely. Baton Rouge offers nowhere close to the level of competition that Memphis does unless Shaq and Ben Simmons and Chris Paul have all recently relocated there.??


Dwainwright
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Yes there is one at a juco in Texas thats available but i am not sure the staff even knows about him.


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LSUButt
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Cisse is pretty tight with Prince Achoo, his HS teammate who was a freshman at Memphis last season. They played together in NY before Cisse transferred to Lausanne. Cisse is getting to play pickup games with Achoo and Ja Morant of the Grizzlies and other former Memphis players and current Grizz players. Having an NBA team in your backyard helps Penny's recruiting immensely. Baton Rouge offers nowhere close to the level of competition that Memphis does unless Shaq and Ben Simmons and Chris Paul have all recently relocated there.??



This is a stupid take.

LSU, who plays in the SEC and is now a consistent top 25-30 team in the country, doesn’t offer the same competitiveness as the AAC because of random pick up games played occasionally??


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landmanner
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Having an NBA team in your backyard helps Penny's recruiting immensely


Maybe, but before Cisse, Memphis had the #133 ranked class.


Rosenblatt
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I get the impression that cisse really wanted to come to LSU given multiple commitments to the coaches, but he simply had too many pro Memphis people in his inner circle for that to materialize that’s why he never publicly committed. They worked him and told him to wait as Memphis continued to up the ante and finally got their way after Vitale started his campaign again. That created just enough doubt in the kids mind to push him the other way.

I hope the young man has much success and manages his money well bc he’s got several folks around him with selfish intentions. I actually feel bad for the kid seeing how this went down.

From an LSU perspective, at least he didn’t go to Kentucky or someone we have to compete against.
We all know penny is just a famous version of Johnny Jones so Memphis is no threat to anyone. That’s the sad part for cisse, he will not be developed or coached like he would have been here. Especially with Mike leaving their coaching staff. He was the guy.

LSU will be fine as long as Wade is here. Hopefully the leak is plugged and dealt with very swiftly


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ForeverLSU5
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re: LSU Basketball 2020 (and Beyond) Recruiting Thread
Big get for CWW and the Tigers in Bryan Penn-Johnson. That seems to wrap up 2020 recruiting and I will start to transition the thread to 2021 and 2022 recruiting.


jimbeam
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2021 gonna be YUGE
This post was edited on 7/20 at 8:32 am


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jamarr
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re: LSU Basketball 2020 (and Beyond) Recruiting Thread
how is it determined who gets waivers to play immediately?


thunderbird1100
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how is it determined who gets waivers to play immediately?



The NCAA decides, there's really no precedent and it's pretty random


tigersbb
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The NCAA decides, there's really no precedent and it's pretty random


This is a big problem when they NCAA can make arbitrary decisions on who plays and who sits.


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