RECRUITING: Potential transfer visiting next week

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  1. ChrisMWilliams

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    According to a source, former USC Trojan Maurice Jones is scheduled to visit Iowa State next week. As far as I know, Iowa State has not extended an offer.

    Jones, a 5-foot-7 point guard, averaged 13 points and 5.5 assists per game last season. He was recently ruled academically ineligible for the 2012-13 season.

    This one seems to be pretty up in the air. No imminent offer or anything like that.

    According to research I've done, Jones currently has an offer from Detroit but I can't any other schools in the mix at this point.

    Maurice Jones academically ineligible to play for USC Trojans -- men"s college basketball - ESPN
     
  2. RayShimley

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    CFH has been pretty successful so far with Spartan transfers, I don't see why that wouldn't also extend to Trojans.
     
  3. State43

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    So pretty much, this guy is great, just under recruited due to academics and size?
     
  4. mfelske

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    So, what are the specifics on him in regards to eligibility? Can he play in 2013 and how many years does he have left?
     
  5. CyJack13

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    He also played on one of the worst teams in Pac-8/10/12 history last year so I don't think anyone on that team can be called great.
     
  6. mattyice

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    Man lemme see.....a tiny point guard with academic issues when we already have solid point guards this year and for the foreseeable future?


    Umm....no thanks.
     
  7. Cydkar

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    Get used to the idea.
     
  8. CyJack13

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    Hey, his team did win 6 games last year so he was a team leader on a bowl eligible team...oh wait wrong sport.
     
  9. CYUL8R

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    Visiting doesn't mean offered. And since when is having too many GOOD players a bad thing? Only risk here seems to be the academics issue.
     
  10. CyJack13

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    I'm going to go ahead and say it, I don't think he's good. It seems like most people don't understand how all time bad USC was last year. He also shot 36% from the floor and only averaged 3.5 assists, not 5.5 like CW said, to 2.3 turnovers.
     
  11. brokenloginagain

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    as of today, heading into start of practice in 2013, we'll have 1 pg on the roster (long) who has yet to play a game and will have a whopping 1 year experience. we'll have a frosh in morris, who for all we know, may be better off as a combo guard and not a pure pg.

    getting any sort of talent/experience at PG for 2013 would be a huge improvement.
     
  12. CYUL8R

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    All the more reason to get him in for a visit to see what we're working with.
     
  13. gocubs2118

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    So just because USC was bad last year means he's not any good? That's a little absurd.
     
  14. CyJack13

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    First of all they weren't just bad, they were terrible. As in possibly the worst team to ever play in the Pac-10 bad. Second of all, the fact that he's a 36% volume shooter means he's not that good. The fact that he's 5'7 and has academic issues are just additional reasons why I would not be excited about this transfer.
     
  15. madcityCY

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    my thoughts as well. We weren't a good team in '10-'11, but we were all wishing last year's team still had Diante Garrett.
     
  16. peteypie

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    Agree, and here is a clip from the first link I posted:

    Jones had an outstanding sophomore season considering many of his teammates were injured or newcomers and the defenses focused on shutting him down.

    So because the rest of his team was worthless, teams focused on shutting him down, and he still was able to put up pretty good numbers.
     
  17. Dryburn

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    Pass on this one
     
  18. CyJack13

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    Except he didn't put up good numbers. 36% field goal percentage is horrible, he was a volume scorer whose team played a lot of garbage time minutes. If he wants to walk on, I'm all for it. But I would like to see the scholarship used in a different way.
     
  19. gocubs2118

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    And you can say with better teammates he won't feel the pressure to be a volume shooter. It's tough to be the only good player on a team that's absolutely terrible. Everyone keys in on you and you feel like everything is on your shoulders. Just getting him on a better team could make him a better player.
     

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