Race Thompson

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  1. WastedTalent

    WastedTalent Well-Known Member

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    Well in his defense, the Warriors without KD are still pretty damn good, like 73 wins good.
     
  2. srjclone

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    Everyone knows that Andrew Bogut was worth at least 20 of those wins....
     
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  3. mdk2isu

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    If you had said Harrison Barnes, I would have believed you.
     
  4. srjclone

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    There's a reason I didn't ;)
     
  5. Dingus

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    I thought coach K made like $9 million/yr, which is more than almost all NBA coaches made.
     
  6. srjclone

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    Yeah, he makes nearly $4 million more than the next closest college basketball coach. And something like 2.5 mil more than Nick Saban. Just stupid money. That was in 2015, though, so might have changed but not sure by how much, if at all.

    Edit: Just looked. Jim Harbaugh is the only college athletic coach over 9 million. Coach K is down to 7.3. But in 2 recent years, because of success in the tourney, Coach K made over 9 million.
     
  7. singsing

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    Has anyone in the Minneapolis area seen Race's brother True play football? Freshman wide reciever at SWCC. 6'5"...190lbs with a 40" verticle. See only the Gophers recruiting him out of high school. Anyone know why he didn't recieve any more interest and went juco?
     
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  8. I-stateTheTruth

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    He reminds me of actor Alan Cumming.
     
  9. I-stateTheTruth

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    So he was a True Freshman? Bah dum bum.
     
  10. singsing

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    Race had 33 in a loss last evening. His teams pg went down 20 seconds into the game.
     
  11. KezClone

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    Uh, no. Lots of success in Gopher basketball, particularly in the Barn. They're THE primary collegiate athletic department in the state--hence, some pretty exclusive recruiting environments.
     
  12. jim4

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    F*** 'em
     
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  13. BoxsterCy

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    Little Pitino was named Big 10 COY, so some recognition for the year the Gophers are having.
     
  14. DrT

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    Wouldn't Race rather play for a team (like the Cyclones) which are perennial contenders...in a top flight league...and not in Wacko?
     
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    Send note to CMC!
     
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  17. LLCoolJansma

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    Listening to the Scoop podcast with Doogie Wolfsen, a Minneapolis reporter. He noted that Indiana has really come on in Race's recruitment and a real threat for his commitment. Michigan has also been contacting him a lot and they are expected to offer soon. ISU is still prioritizing Race and very much in contention. U of M realizes the completion and has started looking at other posts though they are still recruiting him. They are preparing that he has a good chance of leaving Minnesota.
     
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  18. acgclone

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    It will be interesting to see who emerges as a backup plan for Race. If we miss on Race, I would like a SF playmaker.

    Of course, our needs will be influenced by how good our 4 new FR are this year.
     
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  19. GrayerNot Mayor

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    I have a (strong) connection to the Thompson family as my wife and Mrs Thompson are very close friends. At some point I can get a direct update on our standing - but I'm only going to play that card once, so I'll probably wait until nearer a decision.
     
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  20. allfourcy

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    Fair enough. Has anyone hinted as to 'when' he might like to make a decision? Interesting if he'll be a fall decision or he waits to see what kind of season each program has this next season and the players returning first.
     

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