Lot has to do with the bill of goods/promises they were sold were not real. Too many of these recruiters are just like a used car salesmenI think a lot of kids really wanna move away from home. But then when things don't go their way they tuck their tail and head back home.
Very good post!!Pastner is gaining some momentum on the recruiting side, and he had the team playing well to end the season. The pieces are there for us to have a successful run over the next few years. He still needs to hit that homerun local recruit.
In terms of Sturdivant, from what I've read, he was well liked by his teammates at USC...which means he won't be one of those guys who comes in and causes headaches. It also helps because he'll be playing behind two established guards (quite possibly a top 10 national guard duo) so he'll have to wait his turn.
When I looked into his situation more at USC, the one thing I gathered was everyone was high on his potential and his talent. It's not a talent issue with Sturdivant. Mentally and emotionally the young man had to deal with a LOT, and on the other side of the country. He basically had a month off from basketball, and when he did come back the season was pretty much done. I think a new environment and being closer to home around his family will help this young man A LOT.
I think a lot of kids really wanna move away from home. But then when things don't go their way they tuck their tail and head back home.
It is interesting how we have a problem getting hi school player but now seem to be a landing place for transfers who are originally from Ga.
Slowly, surely, CJP is turning this program around. I haven’t been this optimistic about the direction of our hoops program since Coach Bobby was roaming the sidelines.
It's slightly possible that I had consumed way too much brown alcohol when I made that post.Hewitt took them to the national championship and had them playing like the most dominant team in the country the next season until Elder got hurt at Kansas. If you weren’t more optimistic about the direction of the program at that time...
Losing Marvin and CMo to graduation hurt the 05 team as much as BJ’s injury. But you could tell at the UIC game (which I attended) we had some flaws. We also got a bad draw with Louisville being the 4 seed in their own backyard in Nashville in March.Most dominant team in the country? We beat Michigan and UGA at home and lost to #22 Gonzaga by 12 on a neutral court. Other than that, we steamrolled seven patsies. We were playing well, and I wish we could do that consistently, but we were hardly the most dominant team in the country
Losing Marvin and CMo to graduation hurt the 05 team as much as BJ’s injury. But you could tell at the UIC game (which I attended) we had some flaws. We also got a bad draw with Louisville being the 4 seed in their own backyard in Nashville in March.