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jazzdelmar
07-18-2018, 11:17 AM
Interesting comments on the Athletic.

Williams says. “Ultimately, I made the decision based on where I was going to be happy. Arizona has always been my dream school.”

Although the controversy surrounding the program hindered Miller’s efforts to bring in transfers, he did land a pair of capable graduate transfers in Ryan Luther, a 6-9 forward from Pitt, and Justin Coleman, a 5-10 guard from Samford. Coleman played his first two years at Alabama, averaging 7.8 points and 3.3 assists as a sophomore, and he is more of a traditional pass-first point guard. He has the potential to start at that position, either supplanting Williams in the lineup or, more likely, playing alongside him.

Since Williams arrived on campus in early June, he has been working to strengthen his right leg, which is weak due to surgery he had 18 months ago to correct osteochondritis, a debilitating inflammation in the joint. Williams played his senior year of high school, but he knows he will have to be in better condition to succeed in college.

DagsZags
07-18-2018, 11:25 AM
Interesting comments on the Athletic.

Williams says. “Ultimately, I made the decision based on where I was going to be happy. Arizona has always been my dream school.”

Although the controversy surrounding the program hindered Miller’s efforts to bring in transfers, he did land a pair of capable graduate transfers in Ryan Luther, a 6-9 forward from Pitt, and Justin Coleman, a 5-10 guard from Samford. Coleman played his first two years at Alabama, averaging 7.8 points and 3.3 assists as a sophomore, and he is more of a traditional pass-first point guard. He has the potential to start at that position, either supplanting Williams in the lineup or, more likely, playing alongside him.

Since Williams arrived on campus in early June, he has been working to strengthen his right leg, which is weak due to surgery he had 18 months ago to correct osteochondritis, a debilitating inflammation in the joint. Williams played his senior year of high school, but he knows he will have to be in better condition to succeed in college.

As much as I would've loved to see BW as a Zag, I would've loved him long-term, where I think GU is much better off with Geno Crandall for this upcoming year as a proven D1 scorer and PG/CG. BW would've been great to have for the 2019-20 season, though...

MDABE80
07-18-2018, 12:51 PM
Not sure why this was mvd . Meanwhile though. all the
hustle" put up bout BW may prove to be iffy. I wish him well but he's got a lot of work to do to be a first rate D1 guard. The continued knee weakness is troublesome/ The best thing always happens....I do think Geno will suit us better. In some ways it's the Dakota/Midwest culture which fits us very well.

jazzdelmar
07-18-2018, 01:51 PM
Not sure why this was mvd . Meanwhile though. all the
hustle" put up bout BW may prove to be iffy. I wish him well but he's got a lot of work to do to be a first rate D1 guard. The continued knee weakness is troublesome/ The best thing always happens....I do think Geno will suit us better. In some ways it's the Dakota/Midwest culture which fits us very well.

Agree, this is more germane than half of the dog days of summer posts we have now. Geno is our Kawhi, one year injection of high level talent towards the NC.

MDABE80
07-18-2018, 03:17 PM
Clarke and Crandall will show us an advanced form of basketball. Just great pickups! Something tells me we go the distance this year.

Markburn1
07-18-2018, 08:49 PM
Agree, this is more germane than half of the dog days of summer posts we have now. Geno is our Kawhi, one year injection of high level talent towards the NC.

Curious. The post is of material importance to the Zags fortunes. Looks as though Few and company may have dodged a bullet.


I am rooting for the kid to get healthy and justify the hype. Meanwhile, the Zags may have caught the Lone Ranger's silver bullet in Master Crandall.

jazzdelmar
07-19-2018, 04:35 AM
Mods, please restore.

A bit more on Miller’s new, scandal fueled approach to recruiting. He says the “Villanova” way but he could just as easily say the “Gonzaga” way.

“One potential adjustment Miller hopes to make moving forward regards his recruiting strategy. Whereas in the past he has been in the business of replenishing depleted rosters with another crop of one-and-doners, he hopes to scavenge for players who have the same potential but are not quite as developed, which means they will stick around longer and give the program more stability. He is hoping to copy the model that has been in place at Villanova, which has two NCAA titles in the last three years to show for it. “I’m looking for four-star guys who want to develop, as opposed to just five-star guys who are thinking about how quickly they can leave,” he says.

Murphy outgo lifer
07-19-2018, 07:21 AM
Mods, please restore.

A bit more on Miller’s new, scandal fueled approach to recruiting. He says the “Villanova” way but he could just as easily say the “Gonzaga” way.

“One potential adjustment Miller hopes to make moving forward regards his recruiting strategy. Whereas in the past he has been in the business of replenishing depleted rosters with another crop of one-and-doners, he hopes to scavenge for players who have the same potential but are not quite as developed, which means they will stick around longer and give the program more stability. He is hoping to copy the model that has been in place at Villanova, which has two NCAA titles in the last three years to show for it. “I’m looking for four-star guys who want to develop, as opposed to just five-star guys who are thinking about how quickly they can leave,” he says.

Good strategy. Not only more stability but also less likely to end with a federal indictment!!!

hooter73
07-19-2018, 09:42 AM
Who?

ZagNative
07-19-2018, 10:52 AM
For the life of me, I can't see why this thread was moved back to the main mbb board. It's a big yawner.

ZagaholicPodcast
07-19-2018, 10:54 AM
Who?

You're gosh-darn right! 'Who?', indeed!

jazzdelmar
07-19-2018, 11:14 AM
For the life of me, I can't see why this thread was moved back to the main mbb board. It's a big yawner.

You’re not remotely interested in the fate of arguably our #1 CBB rival in the West, particularly involving a mutual recruit this board spent weeks if not months speculating about?

Zagdawg
07-19-2018, 11:18 AM
Maybe glance at it in the "General Basketball" forum if some new information comes up.

ZagNative
07-19-2018, 11:42 AM
You’re not remotely interested in the fate of arguably our #1 CBB rival in the West, particularly involving a mutual recruit this board spent weeks if not months speculating about?Nope. Not remotely interesting.

jazzdelmar
07-19-2018, 11:52 AM
Nope. Not remotely interesting.

Ok. I’ll put one poster down for “not remotely interested.”

soccerdud
07-19-2018, 12:02 PM
Nope. Not remotely interesting.

speaking of... why do you take things you aren't interested in and turn them into conversation about how you're not interested in them? effective way to submarine a thread? or unaware that the only thing that's going to be universally considered less interesting than whatever the original subject matter was is a discussion of your (non-existent) interest level in it?

can we make you a thread in an O/T forum where you can post links to all the MBB threads you don't find interesting so that we don't have to read it in MBB? (yes, this is a ridiculous request... but it feels completely in line with requests to move threads on topics that you aren't interested in).

jazzdelmar
07-19-2018, 12:06 PM
speaking of... why do you take things you aren't interested in and turn them into conversation about how you're not interested in them? effective way to submarine a thread? or unaware that the only thing that's going to be universally considered less interesting than whatever the original subject matter was is a discussion of your (non-existent) interest level in it?

can we make you a thread in an O/T forum where you can post links to all the MBB threads you don't find interesting so that we don't have to read it in MBB? (yes, this is a ridiculous request... but it feels completely in line with requests to move threads on topics that you aren't interested in).

Time to re-read Fahrenheit 451? :)

hooter73
07-19-2018, 12:07 PM
You’re not remotely interested in the fate of arguably our #1 CBB rival in the West, particularly involving a mutual recruit this board spent weeks if not months speculating about?

I think after it was (re)settled on where he was going (staying), a lot of people figured out that we were not really in the mix as much as was touted.

GlacierZag
07-19-2018, 01:02 PM
I thought this was going to be a thread about Byron Wesley .... disappointed that it's about a guy I don't care about in the least. Now Geno Crandall .... I CARE about him, but not about some guard who's dream it was to be an Arizona Wildcat.

gueastcoast
07-19-2018, 01:20 PM
I thought this was going to be a thread about Byron Wesley .... disappointed that it's about a guy I don't care about in the least. Now Geno Crandall .... I CARE about him, but not about some guard who's dream it was to be an Arizona Wildcat.

Glad to know I wasn't the only one who thought of BWes!

That being said, and I don't get to use this word often, can we not be so "jesuitical" about what warrants being featured on the main board? :roll:

basketballzag
07-19-2018, 06:48 PM
Glad to know I wasn't the only one who thought of BWes!

That being said, and I don't get to use this word often, can we not be so "jesuitical" about what warrants being featured on the main board? :roll:


Who is BW because those initials belong to Byron Wesley on this site. Anyone who uses BW and isn’t referring to Byron Wesley should be banned. Who cares about a hobbled Arizona recruit that GU backed off from.

ZagaholicPodcast
07-19-2018, 08:05 PM
Who is BW because those initials belong to Byron Wesley on this site. Anyone who uses BW and isn’t referring to Byron Wesley should be banned. Who cares about a hobbled Arizona recruit that GU backed off from.

Them's fightin' words.

JPtheBeasta
07-20-2018, 06:40 AM
Why was this thread moved?!



J/k