Concern for next year

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  1. clone87

    clone87 Member

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    While I am loving the idea of stockpiling the likes of Darien Williams and possibly Anderson/Hollowell for two years down the road, I'm wondering about our available bodies for next year.

    We have 11 scholarship players set for 14-15. One is McKay, out until semester. That makes 10. Nader likely faces a suspension to start the season and who knows for how long - that makes 9 for a while.

    Leaves little margin for error, such as an injury, academic casualty, freak illness, foul trouble, etc.

    We can be great next year - I'd hate to jeopardize that with low scholarship numbers.
     
  2. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    You forgot Kourtlin Jackson?
     
  3. Rhoadhoused

    Rhoadhoused Well-Known Member

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    Nader won't miss anything but patsies.
     
  4. Cychotiic

    Cychotiic Well-Known Member

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    Yes let's go after all the high caliber high school players that are available.

    We played 7 people for the most part this year. 7 < 9 I believe (someone correct me if I'm wrong) so I think we are good.
     
  5. TruClone

    TruClone Well-Known Member

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    How many did we truly play this year? Not terribly worried.
     
  6. Luth4Cy

    Luth4Cy Well-Known Member

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    I'd be stunned if Nader misses more than four games. And nine scholarship bodies isn't that bad, especially considering seven of them played significant and meaningful minutes in the NCAA tournament. It essentially just means Edozie might need to play some to start the season.
     
  7. bigdaddykane

    bigdaddykane Active Member

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    how good is he
     
  8. CyOps

    CyOps Well-Known Member

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    Let me mayor coach.
     
  9. Luth4Cy

    Luth4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Usually seven. It was eight when Edozie started to get some more minutes around the Big 12 tournament.
     
  10. greatshu

    greatshu Well-Known Member

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    Another thread about having a thin bench? What are we, Hawkeyes?
     
  11. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    No fear. We'll go out and beat teams yet again.
     
  12. CTTB78

    CTTB78 Well-Known Member

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    I assume you are including the Iowa game in this category?:SLEEP:
     
  13. Cyclones01

    Cyclones01 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you should be concerned.

    Nader will likely only be out for a few games. Usually, those first 3 games are against cupcakes anyways (except this past season)

    But even with the 9 scholarship players, we'll still likely have a solid rotation of 7

    Morris
    Naz
    BDJ
    Hogue
    Niang

    Custer and Thomas off the bench

    with SDW and Edozie playing spot minutes
     
  14. ribsnwhiskey

    ribsnwhiskey Well-Known Member

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    BDJ replaces Kane, Hogue moves into Ejims role and Nader steps in for Hogue. Nader will miss no more than 1 or 2 games unless he does something stupid again. Nothing else is different until McKay is eligible. Naz, Thomas and Morris are all a year older with experience. No worries.
     
  15. Luth4Cy

    Luth4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Fred said something once along the lines that Jackson could contribute in the future. That's good enough for me.
     
  16. DFWCyclone

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    We still have two open scholarships. Trust in Fred!
     
  17. Luth4Cy

    Luth4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Assuming Nader gets some form of a suspension and McKay doesn't get a waiver the starting lineup will more or less look like this.

    Morris
    DeJean-Jones
    Long
    Hogue
    Niang

    That's with a bench of Custer, Thomas, Dorsey-Walker, Kourtlin Jackson, and Edozie.

    We'll be fine.
     
  18. Cincyclone

    Cincyclone Well-Known Member

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    Not concerned in the slightest. Nader isn't going to miss any games of much import. It's not like you need 13 scholarship players active. Nobody plays that many guys (insert tired and lame Iowa joke here)
     
  19. acgclone

    acgclone Well-Known Member

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    Think about it this way....

    We swap BDJ for Kane

    We swap Nader for Ejim (Ejim missed the first 2 games last year)

    We swap McKay for Percy

    Niang, Naz, Hogue, and Edozie are all a year older.

    Thomas and Morris now have a year under their belts.

    Custer joins

    Tell me again why you're worried...
     
  20. Cyclonin

    Cyclonin Well-Known Member

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    You realize those available bodies are good ones to have right?

    Morris, Custer
    BDJ, Naz, Thomas
    Nader, Hogue, SDW
    Niang, Edozie
    McKay

    That means Edozie, SDW are 5th and 6th off the bench with Nader and McKay... 3rd and 4th without those two which is exactly what they were this year.

    No need to worry.
     

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