College Hoops News; Transfers

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  1. Jack Lambert

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    No worries, Leonardfan! No matter if white athletes aspire to play basketball or football, they'll face a lot of the same BS. Look at PG Collin Gillespie in the high school thread; he was the MVP of Pennsylvania's 2nd largest class, yet his ONLY major offer came from Villanova a couple of months ago. Weird, right? I wonder how many white ballers do the same thing, and don't get that one offer?

    It was the same thing with Kentucky's Tyler Ulis. He was like 5'8 and black, yet nobody ever questioned his ability despite his small size. However, guys like Butler's Tyler Lewis or Marquette's Andrew Rowsey (both of whom I think were taller than Ulis) were no doubt degraded because of their size.

    On the transfer front, former Oregon PG Casey Benson has a final three of: Wisconsin, Butler, and Grand Canyon. Good final three; obviously I hope he picks Butler or Wisconsin. I'd rather have him at Butler; the Badgers already have a PG in Trice, plus Brad Davison coming in next year, whereas Butler only has unproven Paul Jorgensen at the position.
     
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    William and Mary forward Jack Whitman is transferring to Kansas for his grad year!! Wow! I didn't think that would happen. Cullen Neal is transferring to St. Mary's for his last year.

    In addition to Trevor Anderson, Wisconsin picks up a quality walk-on in SG Walt McGrory, who spurned offers from teams like South Dakota State, Brown, and Drake.

    Butler also picked up a quality walk-on from Utah in 3-point sniper Connor Fulton. He's one of the best players in Utah, also spurning offers from lower D1 schools like North Dakota to play in a bigger conference. He can make threes, as you can see from the below video.

    http://www.courtsidefilms.com/news_article/show/616978?referrer_id=1156386
     
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  4. Shadowlight

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    Some breaking news today. Apparently Thomas Welsh and Mo Wagner and the Turkish center for NC State are returning to school instead of staying in the draft. None of them performed that well on the athletic tests at the combine. Svi of Kansas has about five hours left to make a decision.
    On another note Syracuse just signed 6"9" Slovakian Marek Dolezaj. Quite a surprise to me as he is rated as a four star recruit plus word is he is very athletic. Nice late pick up for the Orange class of 2017.
     
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    This just in. I know JL will be happy. Svi is staying at Kansas for his senior year. All of the young men staying in school are making the right decision. Good for them for making the mature move. And good for college basketball. I am not totally satisfied for I felt none of the white underclass players who stayed in the draft made the correct decision but at least a few of the potentially lower drafted guys chose to stay in school.
     
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    Thad Matta has called it a career OSU!
     
  7. Jack Lambert

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    I see the best white player in the Class of 2018 in Joey Hauser is off the board... to Marquette! Although their last two recruiting classes have been fairly black, Marquette looks like they'll remain a team to root for in the future with the addition of Joey. Wisconsin and Marquette now have the two white best players in 2018 in Hauser and guard Tyler Herro. Should be some fun basketball played in that state the next few years!

    A couple of international commits that were a bit late:

    2017 PG Illya Tyrtyshynyk out of Ukraine has signed with Ole Miss!! The Rebels will be a team to root for next season, believe or not.
    http://www.clarionledger.com/story/...reign-combo-guard-illya-tyrtyshnik/370055001/

    Syracuse landed the commit of 6-9 Slovakian forward Marek Dolezaj, who is one of the most sought after prospects in Europe. He should make an instant impact for the Orange. Now if only Tyler Lydon stayed in school...

    http://www.syracuse.com/orangebaske...op_scorers_in_fiba_u-20_european_champio.html

    Butler has hired LaVall Jordan, who played at Butler in the late 90's and early 2000's, to replace the departed Chris Holtman (who took Thad's old job). I'm interested to see what happens here. Butler always has had some white players, and Jordan should definitely know who they've recruited to be successful. I'm curious to see if he'll keep it up, or recruit like the vast majority of black coaches do and turn the Bulldogs into a perenially black program. If a black coach is going to buck that trend, Jordan is as good of a bet as any to do so. Jordan has also been on Todd Lickliter's Butler and Iowa staffs as well Jon Beilien's Michigan staff (bringing Michigan assistant Jeff Meyer to Butler with him), so he's been around white friendly teams his whole basketball career, so I'm hoping he'll buck that trend and keep some white players on the Bulldogs.
     
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