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    Star Tribune article about recruit Dearring

    The Star Tribune had a good article in the paper this morning about Riley Dearring. He is a 8th grade star for Hopkins up here. He currently has scholarship offers from Minnesota and Iowa State.

    Unfortunately the article is only available in the paper edition, but they do have an interview with him posted on their website.
    Seems like a good kid.

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    Re: Star Tribune article about recruit Dearring

    Right now it sounds like he and his dad have an excellent viewpoint. I sincerely hope it continues throughout all the forthcoming hype.


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    Re: Star Tribune article about recruit Dearring

    Dearing is a beast...last year at the skills camp he was arguably as good as Jemal Farmer, a wing going to Arkansas next year. He was 6'5" at the time, but I think he may be taller now...he's going to be really, really good. (It doesn't hurt his dad is basically best friend's with Coach TJ)



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    Re: Star Tribune article about recruit Dearring

    McD would be wise to lock-up TJ. Seems like Robinson will be great as well.



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    Re: Star Tribune article about recruit Dearring

    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    McD would be wise to lock-up TJ. Seems like Robinson will be great as well.



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    Re: Star Tribune article about recruit Dearring

    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    McD would be wise to lock-up TJ. Seems like Robinson will be great as well.
    $$$$



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    Re: Star Tribune article about recruit Dearring

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    $$$$
    Money is always a factor. If I was McD, I would pay TJ more out of my own pocket, if it came to that. Some assistants want to move more to the bench to get closer to a head job- does TJ?



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    Re: Star Tribune article about recruit Dearring

    Dearring is a stuuuuuud



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    Re: Star Tribune article about recruit Dearring

    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    Money is always a factor. If I was McD, I would pay TJ more out of my own pocket, if it came to that. Some assistants want to move more to the bench to get closer to a head job- does TJ?
    At this point, I think TJ and DRob are happy with where they are at...Next coach to leave will be Rutt taking a head coaching job. I know he wants to be a head coach; he's just waiting on the right opportunity.



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    Re: Star Tribune article about recruit Dearring

    Quote Originally Posted by kg-cyclone View Post
    At this point, I think TJ and DRob are happy with where they are at...Next coach to leave will be Rutt taking a head coaching job. I know he wants to be a head coach; he's just waiting on the right opportunity.
    IIRC, he just barely missed the Western Illinois job.



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    Re: Star Tribune article about recruit Dearring

    ok, I'm a BB newb, but why offer an 8th grader?


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    Re: Star Tribune article about recruit Dearring

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    ok, I'm a BB newb, but why offer an 8th grader?
    It's rolling the dice a little, but also gives coaches a jump start with some recruits...not sure why, but in some cases it means more to a recruit if we are his first offer.



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    Re: Star Tribune article about recruit Dearring

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    ok, I'm a BB newb, but why offer an 8th grader?
    Because he's that good.



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    Re: Star Tribune article about recruit Dearring

    Quote Originally Posted by cyismydog View Post
    Because he's that good.
    I really don't know, but is he playing on the Hopkins Varsity squad?

    I'm from Mpls (Wayzata) so GO TROJANS


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    Re: Star Tribune article about recruit Dearring

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    I really don't know, but is he playing on the Hopkins Varsity squad?

    I'm from Mpls (Wayzata) so GO TROJANS
    He dressed his 8th grade year but didn't play much, if I remember correctly. That's more of a testament to just how loaded Hopkins was than to Dearing's talent.



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