Why do we stay with Russell Athletic?

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Someone made a comment a few pages ago about Adidas boost technology (I believe it was ibeeballin ) and how great of a shoe it is. I bought my first pair yesterday. The ultra boost. Unreal! They're the most comfortable shoe I've owned yet. And I have damn near 100 pair of shoes. UA to me just doesn't have it when it comes to footwear. On the court and field yea, but everyday shoes, it's not close.

You are welcome!!! Tip @RyanS12 try wearing them without the insoles.
Adidas has found something technology wise and price point that has caused Nike to flinch. Ultra Boost make the Air max line feel like bricks.

Something else that I stated in the past that possibly could give UA leg up for us is that 2 of our most well-known FB players are currently UA athletes in Baybay and Morgan Burnett. Might seem minute, but having those guys doing the promo for us or rolling out UA on their school behalf will go a long way improving our cool factor or brand image. Similar how to lifelong Jordan Athlete Charles Woodson did for UM
 

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You are welcome!!! Tip @RyanS12 try wearing them without the insoles.
Adidas has found something technology wise and price point that has caused Nike to flinch. Ultra Boost make the Air max line feel like bricks.

Something else that I stated in the past that possibly could give UA leg up for us is that 2 of our most well-known FB players are currently UA athletes in Baybay and Morgan Burnett. Might seem minute, but having those guys doing the promo for us or rolling out UA on their school behalf will go a long way improving our cool factor or brand image. Similar how to lifelong Jordan Athlete Charles Woodson did for UM
That's very true. I forgot they're with UA. We need ever angle we can get with the cool factor.
As far as the shoes go I was gonna get the Nike vapor max that drop in a few weeks but I might be good with these ultra boost.
 

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I'd say gaining Morris contributed more to his downfall than losing Marbury.
If we don't lose Marbury, we don't get Morris. If Marbury stays for 2 years, as expected, Cremins has time to go get the PG he was after. I think that was right at the time we had the PG end up going to play for the Yankees instead of coming here. I may be mixing up eras with that comment, though. Hard to remember exactly when what happened without going back to look. I'm not going to spend the time looking.
 

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If we don't lose Marbury, we don't get Morris. If Marbury stays for 2 years, as expected, Cremins has time to go get the PG he was after. I think that was right at the time we had the PG end up going to play for the Yankees instead of coming here. I may be mixing up eras with that comment, though. Hard to remember exactly when what happened without going back to look. I'm not going to spend the time looking.
About 10 years apart. Austin Jackson was a 2006 recruit. I met him shortly he was traded to the Tigers. We were at MGM casino in Detroit. I told him sarcastically he ruined the future of GT hoops. Man was I right.
 

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About 10 years apart. Austin Jackson was a 2006 recruit. I met him shortly he was traded to the Tigers. We were at MGM casino in Detroit. I told him sarcastically he ruined the future of GT hoops. Man was I right.
Right. I was thinking I was mixing eras. Jackson was part of what we though messed up Hewitt. Turns out Hewitt's ego is what messed up Hewitt.
 

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Is the legend of Austin Jackson anywhere near the actual Austin Jackson? What was he 3 star or 4? Was he all that? I never actuallly saw him play
 

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If we don't lose Marbury, we don't get Morris. If Marbury stays for 2 years, as expected, Cremins has time to go get the PG he was after. I think that was right at the time we had the PG end up going to play for the Yankees instead of coming here. I may be mixing up eras with that comment, though. Hard to remember exactly when what happened without going back to look. I'm not going to spend the time looking.

Although it wasn't en vogue at that time for guards to go 1-and-done, I contend Cremins should've anticipated him leaving.
 

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Although it wasn't en vogue at that time for guards to go 1-and-done, I contend Cremins should've anticipated him leaving.
The way he played the first half of the season, there was no way he was leaving. The way he played the second half and then taking us to the Sweet-16, well, that changed his mind and messed up Bobby's recruiting.
 

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The way he played the first half of the season, there was no way he was leaving. The way he played the second half and then taking us to the Sweet-16, well, that changed his mind and messed up Bobby's recruiting.

I'd say he came in with a bang. A lot of hype and the early season matchup vs Iverson helped. Sure he hit a lull but, as you astutely point out, he also finished up pretty well.

IOW, I think it was better than a 50/50 chance he was gone. JMHO

I hear you though. Like I said, it certainly wasn't as sure a thing circa '95 as it is circa '17-18.

Let's just agree that I'm right, mmkay? Thanks, bro. :D
 

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Marbury was almost the 1st guard to go pro out of HS because he was considered that good of a prospect. Trained from birth to be an NBA player.
 

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There weren't many one and dones at that time. The earliest you would see someone leave was there sophomore year. When the NBA let KG and high school kids go around the same time thats when you started to see everything change in college basketball.
 

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Dion Glover leaving didn't help either

I still remember seeing him play in HS. They were in our gym and he dunked on our whole team. The stands basically emptied onto the floor as we pointed/laughed at our player(s). They had to stop the game. C.S.B.
 

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There weren't many one and dones at that time. The earliest you would see someone leave was there sophomore year. When the NBA let KG and high school kids go around the same time thats when you started to see everything change in college basketball.

I don't understand your post. Darryl Dawkins went pro out of HS in like 77.
 

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I don't understand your post. Darryl Dawkins went pro out of HS in like 77.

That's true but it really didn't happen again until Kobe and the other KG made the jump in '95. Dawkins was considered a real outlier and it was never considered something that would happen again.

The one thing I don't remember is whether or not there was an actual rule that prevented it. I'm thinking it was more of an unwritten rule but, like I said, I just don't remember if there was specifically a rule prohibiting HS kids from going pro.
 

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I don't understand your post. Darryl Dawkins went pro out of HS in like 77.
Same with Moses Malone (pretty sure he was the first HS to Pro). However, it was very rare. KG not getting into Illinois basically sealed the deal for HS to Pros, and started the avalanche. He couldn't get into college so he just bypassed it.
 

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Same with Moses Malone (pretty sure he was the first HS to Pro). However, it was very rare. KG not getting into Illinois basically sealed the deal for HS to Pros, and started the avalanche. He couldn't get into college so he just bypassed it.

Thought it was Michigan?

Anyways, he was probably "too intense" for college anyway.
 
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