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Is there any way Franklin would have an extra year of eligibility if he wanted to hang around? Maybe a covid year
In the offseason, Moore needs work on the mid-range jumper and finishing strong. I feel like he tends to miss some easy bunnies due to hesitation and being too finesse. He's definitely one of those players that can make a big leap next year if he puts in the work.Yeah. He has a huge upside. He was a key in the last win with his rebounding and a shot block.
I don’t understand how we’ve played 7 really great games in a row (leaving out Florida Tech) if there’s no margin for error. We have a set of guys who knock down open looks at a high clip. We saw it last year. Leaps from Sturdy and Deivon and we added Franklin. Now we are generating open looks in the post-Princeton era and our average PPG is skyrocketing. It’s not a coincidence.In this thread I called that last night's game would be the best of the season so far. Please don't be fooled. There is no way this team can consistently play like they did last night. There is no margin for error with this group.
It's ok, you be you....Not to be that guy, but Syracuse has been miserable of late. And, we are still only 5-14 (maybe get to 6, but BC is playing well), and wouldn't the fact that we have some talent on this team make the job more desirable for a new coach- cupboard not bare, etc? I love Pastner, but I am having a hard time forgetting and 9 game losing streak.
lv20gt, I agree somewhat, but taking all season to find the best 5, and adjusting your offense is damning. These next 2 games will give Batt a good reading. I do not envy him making this decision. LOL
Afraid Franklin has used up all of his eligibility...covid et al.Is there any way Franklin would have an extra year of eligibility if he wanted to hang around? Maybe a covid year
Unfortunately things are so different with NIL, the transfer portal and extra COVID year. I just hope our really good young players don't get poached, eg Kelly.If it were just one game then I'd agree. But we've been playing much better the past month, going 4-3 in conference in that stretch. Now admittedly, we basically beat the bottom half teams and lost to the top half but we were competitive against all, and I would argue that level of play is more with a middle of the pack team than a cellar dweller.
Now some would try to argue that doesn't matter and probably toss out the "you are what your record says" and if we were talking about makin the NCAAT then that's true. But for projecting towards next year how we are playing now is a lot more relevant than how we were playing in November.
Now as far as being more desirable, sure, although with a coaching change there is an increased chance of transfers out so I'm not sure how big an effect that is. But the important dynamic there is the balance of who is more likely to have success with this group. Based on his history, I think there is a legitimate chance Pastner can take this group and make the NCAA (with a transfer group similar to what we have usually brought in). Pastner has had pretty good success when he's had a group that have had a lot of experience and multiple scoring options which is the general dynamic we have going forward. Also, he's had some success and taking transfers and turning them into quality players, which is what we need at the 5. Banks, Usher, Franklin, Terry, Smith. So I think it's reasonable to believe that he can get someone who can be productive at the 5 even if not a perfect fit. All that to me indicates it's a real consideration that needs to be made that Pastner could have success the next couple of years. That couldn't be said when we fired Gregory. On the other side switching coaches increases the likelihood of transfers out but it might improve the likelihood of transfers in, especially from wherever the coach just came from. There is also the individual risk vs potential of each coach. It's why I think we shouldn't just fire Pastner and then figure out afterwards. I think there are certainly coaches where that balance would favor making the move, but it should be more or less worked out ahead of time.
He's the only one that doesn'tIs there any way Franklin would have an extra year of eligibility if he wanted to hang around? Maybe a covid year
I don’t think I’d be grabbing Gatorade at the gas station. I understand the other stuff—yeah, get some fun stuff—but Gatorade was just something I put up with at practice.
You're crazy. Gatorade and a Snickers is almost the only reason I ever go into a gas station.I don’t think I’d be grabbing Gatorade at the gas station. I understand the other stuff—yeah, get some fun stuff—but Gatorade was just something I put up with at practice.